Merriam-Webster Gets Visual

Posted on May 12, 2008

Merriam-Webster recently expanded its online dictionary offerings to include the Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary. The visual dictionary can be browsed by subjects like animal kingdom, food and kicthen, house, transport and machinery, society and sports and games. Users can also type in a keyword. The site includes over 20,000 terms and 6,000 illustrations.

Navigating Merriam-Webster's Visual Dictionary Online is effortless and a great deal of fun. 15 major themes offer a variety of engaging, browsable topics. Students can search for illustrated science topics like nuclear fission, anatomy of a frog, and plant cell. Train buffs can scroll through the rail transport section. Homeowners can follow the plumbing system or browse the do-it-yourself section. Or, users can type a term like narwhal into the easy index search box to zero in on an illustration of the marine creature with a spiraled, ten-foot tusk.
Now if you need a visual image of sweaters with varying tightness of weave or of the morphology of a snail you can quickly find it.

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