Words in pictures

The Visual Dictionary doesn’t define words. It collects photographs of them. (Via Design Observer.)

Also, unlike The Visual Thesaurus, it’s free. As is The American Heritage dictionary online.

Update: Grant Barrett writes in with online dictionary advice: “The best thing to use, overall, is OneLook, which ranks its results in such a way that the most authoritative generally appear at the top (and it gives links to individual results off-site rather than scraping together a ridiculously long page of crap).”

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