It’s on the tip of my tongue…October 1, 2008
OneLook—the dictionary people—have a ‘reverse lookup’ dictionary available from their website.
So, what’s a reverse dictonary? It’s one where you enter the concept or idea for the word you’re trying to think of, and it shows you all possible matches, ranked from most to least likely.
And you can use it for elusive crossword clues too, though some may say that’s cheating!
You can find it here: http://www.onelook.com/reverse-dictionary.shtml
[This article was first published in the September 2005 CyberText Newsletter; link last checked December 2007]