I love little Web 2.0 tools that make my writing life easier, and discovered Definr recently. This is definitely one to bookmark if you do a lot of writing and occasionally have to look up that stray word for which you need a definition. I’d heard that Definr takes just a nanosecond to provide you with a definition, so I gave it a road test. As you can see from my screenshot, the word was “sycophant” — don’t we all know one or two? — and Definr gave me the definition in a split second.
Definr has more than 18,000 cached definitions, so you’re bound to find your word. Some of the most popular words that users have wanted definitions for? Blithesome, lithesome, frisson, chaplet, dreck, avuncular, cicatrix, reticent, sanguine.
I know it’s a small tool, but one worthy of bookmarking.