What's another word for this word, phrase, or paragraph? More than just synonyms, related words too!
Words API lets you retrieve information about English words, including definitions, synonyms, rhymes, pronunciation, syllables, and frequency of usage. It also can tell you about relationships between words, for instance that "math" has categories like "algebra" and "geometry", or that a "finger" is part of a "hand".
A dictionary and so much more! Rich information for a word with definitions, associations, examples, and much more.
English dictionary API providing an access to data of over 800 000 English lexical entries, such as words, phrasal verbs, multiword expressions etc. Use the API to get word definitions, usage examples, pronunciations, synonyms and antonyms or for text processing (lemmatization, morpheme segmentation, root word extraction, word inflections).
This is a term synonym discovery service that exploits that structure of Wikipedia redirects to discover almost-equivalent terms. You can try terms like C++, or Hillary Clinton, or Mihapjungguk to see some of the results.
A thesaurus is a type of reference book similar to a dictionary. However, while a dictionary provides the definitions of words, a thesaurus allows users to look up synonyms, or words that share a similar meaning.
Thesaurus APIs connect developers to existing data on word meaning and similarities, allowing them to provide this information to their own users.
APIs work by connecting services such as databases and websites (called “servers”) with third-party apps or websites (called “clients”).
When a client needs information about a synonym for a specific word, it will send a request to the server. The server will look up the information, and will then return it to the client.
For synonym lookup, this process can be entirely automated or it can be user-initiated, with the user of the client program purposefully requesting information about a word’s meaning and similar words.
This type of API can be very beneficial for developers of apps and websites that involve word processing.
For example, a blog platform developer can build in a synonym lookup tool that hooks into an existing thesaurus, allowing users to select alternative word choices and avoid being repetitive.
APIs for synonym lookup save developers significant amounts of time, as developers can devote their attention to core functionality unique to their app instead of rebuilding tools that exist elsewhere.
Especially for dictionaries and thesauruses, there is a huge amount of effort that would have to be spent in finding word banks and developing the software to facilitate lookups and word meaning comparisons. APIs are a much better choice.
A number of these APIs are freemium services, meaning they offer basic services for free and more advanced functionality for a price. Additionally, some APIs in this area contain other word information, such as parts of speech and definitions, which allow them to more effectively find matches for client users.
Although the breadth of features is a positive for developers, it does mean they must do more research into which synonym or thesaurus API to use, as the options and tools in each differ widely.
All Thesaurus APIsare supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:
Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.
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