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Not sure of a word? Look it up

If you’re not sure of a word - its spelling, or its meaning - why not get into the habit of looking it up in a dictionary?  Looking up unfamiliar words can help build both
vocabulary and your confidence as a reader, speller and writer.

Most people have a dictionary in the office or at home but it’s easy to do if you’re working on-line too.  (It’s also free!)  I use the Webster’s On-line dictionary as it provides loads of background information on a word, usage in films, books etc plus related words and meanings.

To help get you into this habit I’ve added a new widget to this site that allows you to look up the meaning of any word.  Just highlight the word you’re unsure of or interested in, double-click with your mouse and you’ll go straight to the Webster’s dictionary.

PS It’s easy to add this tool to your own blog or website (working on the basis that if I can - you can!).  Just click on the link at the bottom of the Webster’s home page and follow the instructions.

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