View Full Version : Dictionary List Lookup

04-27-2007, 04:11 PM
Often times in the course of my work I have to lookup a long list of English words and in order to get a general idea of the definition. Right now I have to go to dictionary.com and type in each word one by one. I am looking to build a website to allow me to search multiple words all at once. Now I realize that words have multiple forms and multiple definitions but even if they could be laid out next to the word with some kind of deliminating mark that would work.

I was reading a bit on CurL which seemed promising and I can get it it go to dict.org and return a definition but it is completely unformatted and I have no idea where to go from here.

You can see what I have so far if you go to http://www.tnederlof.com/test/curl1.html

Any coding examples or even just how I should start to go about this would be extremely helpful. I do not need to limit this to php if anyone has an idea in another realm.

Thanks so much!

04-27-2007, 04:53 PM
If you just want to build this because you can't find an existing tool, look at http://www.wordassault.com/ - multiple word lookup seperated by semi colons.

If reall you want to make a tool yourself, sorry, I have no idea!