Relaunched with a new search engine and other new features in July, Wordsmyth: The Educational Dictionary-Thesaurus (WEDT) touts itself as "the premier online American English dictionary with an integrated thesaurus." WEDT contains 50,000 headwords and well-defined and hyperlinked synonyms. The site offers multiple search strategies for different purposes allowing users to perform narrow or broad-based searches for definitions and synonyms. (Due to the number of options, users are advised to consult the How to Search section.) Since the thesaurus is integrated into the dictionary, there is less chance of users (especially students seeking fancy words to impress a teacher) wildly misusing a word. The site also offers email subscription publications that are designed for word lovers and/or those interested in the lexicographical concerns of the WEDT. The Wordsmyth Collaboratory that runs the WEDT was established in 1999 by Robert Parks, a political scientist and computer consultant, as a nonprofit organization interested in collaborative work between business and education.
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