BY BILL FERRIS
You can easily find an online dictionary or thesaurus. Lexipedia, however, presents an interesting combination of the two. Type in a word, and you’ll get visual array of related words, each with a listing of its definition and usage, and an audio file of the word’s pronunciation.
If you’re looking for a fancier way to say…well, “fancy,” for instance, then Lexipedia will break down the possible contenders by nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs, as well as find related words. These include synonyms, antonyms, and my favorite, fuzzynyms — not-quite-synonyms that still have a strong relationship to your word. For example, if you looked up “airplane” you’d see related words like “prop,” “dirigible,” or “craft.”
Lexipedia is a perfectly fine dictionary or thesaurus, but with the way it explores word relationships, it’s more like a language road map.