Definition Source

For several years, I have made the enjoyable effort to deliver a daily definition, an irreverent usage in sentence or rhyme format along with an illustration developed with the free software vector drawing program, Inkscape.

I have generally used the convenient random word provided by en.oxforddictionaries.com as my source. When that word has been used before, I’ve sought a replacement by way of wordnik.com which is a wonderful tool.

Yesterday, I had a bit of a shock. My browser link to the random word did not work as I expected!

As of June 10, 2019, the oxforddictionaries.com link automatically redirects to https://www.lexico.com. Oxford University Press continues to provide the lexical content (dictionary information), but has entered a partnership with dictionary.com to distribute it on the new site. There is a FAQ available from the main Oxford University Press Languages site https://languages.oup.com.

 

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