Long ago, I got in the habit of using Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary. And I’ve suffered through the painfully slow page loads for the better part of a decade. But then I stumbled upon a better alternative. NinjaWords is “a really fast dictionary … fast like a Ninja.” Give it a try. You’ll enjoy the speed.
PS Another cool option is Definr.com, which is fast and features a handy auto-complete function. Thanks to a reader for flagging that one for us.
I suppose definr.com is even faster with its “auto-complete” function as we type.
definr.com is amazingly quick, but the definition of the first word I tried (propaedeutic) contained a typo. There are no links or email addresses for feedback (at least none I could find). It’s always a bit scary to use a tool that provides zero feedback to its maintainer. But I guess this thing is just a showboat for Rails anyway.
It’s really fast but it seems it’s not comprehensive. also Auto-Complete is a great feature which is missing. I prefer http://WWW.AZDIC.COM
A new one is http://www.memidex.com : “a free online dictionary/thesaurus with extensive cross-referencing, complete inflections, simple interface, and frequent updates. It’s fast too.” No auto-suggest (yet) though.