Development @ http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/7420/vocmenu.html.
This site contains a wealth of links to processes that construct the
meaning of a word and expand its concept. It includes a dictionary,
a visual thesaurus, a prefixes/suffixes/roots resource, an Etymology
link, a puns page, an oxymorons link, an excellent "predicting
meanings" exercise, categorizing exercises, homonym activities,
word games, word puzzles, parts-of speech exercises, and lots
Definitions Game @ http://titania.cobuild.collins.co.uk
Definitions Game is one of the vocabulary links found at the
Collins CoBuild site. Cobuild is a department of Harper
Collins Publishers, specializing in the preparation of reference
works for language learners in English. The site also
includes an on-line dictionary, word idioms of the day, and word
problems of the day.
Club Games Room
Games Room classifies its vocabulary games into three groups
including Hangman, Crosswords, and Miscellaneous Vocabulary Games.
Within these three categories, games are further classified by
topics such as animals, business, air travel, food, jobs, sports,
money, and computer jargon.
(Greek & Latin Elements) @ http://www.wordexplorations.com
Latin-Greek Cross-Reference Search area at this site is available to
paying subscribers ($7 monthly). You can also sign up for a free
and Latin Roots
site contains extensive
lists of Greek & Latin roots, prefixes and suffixes.
is another vocabulary site which posts numerous word games, quizzes,
and puzzles. You can sign up for a Wordly-Wise listserv here
Rod Your Vocabulary
stated goal of this site is to provide resources to help users reach
their full potential. This can accomplished, according to site
authors, by using their psychologically/psychically-oriented reading
materials, lessons, exercises and games. Amongst the many
"mind-expanding" resources available at this site are a
series of vocabulary lessons for every day of every week. Each
lesson teaches a word though games, puzzles, and a variety of
activities. The site offers various modes of reciprocal
communications such as forums, bulletin boards, chat rooms, and
up at this site and you will get a free
daily Fun Word in e-mail. Expand your vocabulary by learning
new words and surprising stories behind familiar ones. You can also
access a Fun
Words Archive and a weekly Wacky
this Merriam-Webster Online site, you can learn a word a day through
four different types of word puzzles including:
1. unscrambling activity
2. matching synonyms and antonyms
3. transforming the word letter by letter
4. matching words with word histories and geographies
(This site has other vocabulary activities including a dictionary
English Dictionary Word of the Day
Oxford English Dictionary contains over fifty-nine million words,
close to 300,000 entries, and more than two million illustrative
quotations. Since publication of the full Dictionary in 1928,
the OED has been regarded as one of the most authoritative
and comprehensive English language dictionaries in the world. The
entries included in the OED provide fascinating information
on the English language, its history, and the social, cultural, and
political influences that have shaped the language through the
This "Word of the Day" link from the home site has search
capabilities. Definitions are posted in the Dictionary's
unique entry structure and include multiple illustrative quotations.
Design Visual Thesaurus @ http://www.plumbdesign.com/thesaurus/main.html
This thesaurus is an exploration of sense relationships within the
English language. By clicking on words, you follow a thread of
meaning, creating a spatial map of linguistic associations.
The Visual Thesaurus displays near-synonyms in 3D and includes and
adjustment for parts-of-speech.
and Roots @ http://members.xoom.com/_XOOM/engroots/prefixes.htm
A comprehensive list of prefixes and roots, many of which are
illustrated. Example sentences containing word derivatives of
every prefix and root are included.
site publishes numerous vocabulary games and puzzles. At least
one new word game is posted each week.
(Jesseís) Word of the Day
Sheidlower is an Editor in the Reference division of Random House.
At this site, he specializes in slang and new words.
thesaurus can be searched alphabetically or through the six
categories into which the author classified the entire
vocabulary of the English language:
The site also includes an on-line
dictionary, a "Word of the Day," crossword puzzles and
several other word games.
site contains all kinds of vocabulary and word puzzles and games
that can be completed online or printed to work on later. A
grade-level test helps assess whether a reader's vocabulary is
appropriate for his or her grade level.. Readers can compete
for prizes in monthly word puzzle contests and find grade-specific
puzzles, comic strips, word games, and many other activities to
sharpen vocabulary skills.
site has numerous vocabulary puzzles and games at three levels:
1. Level 1: High Elementary
2. Level 2: Junior High
3. Level 3: High School/College Prep
transforms any webpage into links to an on-line dictionary or
thesaurus. You simply enter the URL of the desired
website or type in a sentence. Once you arrive at the page, click on
any word to look it up in the dictionary of your choice.
site offers numerous links
to other sites that feature "fun with words." I
won't duplicate Judy Wolinsky's list here. But this site is a
gateway to 150+ (at last count!) vocabulary resources.|
Wide Words takes a sideways glance at the English language, what
makes it special and how it has evolved. This site features
"Articles on Aspects of English," "Turns of Phrase,"
"The Word Hoard," and "Usage Notes." Michael
Quinion has written a series of short essays here on topics ranging
from monodegreens to Polari, a language spoken
only in the British theater.