In The Press

A selection of press articles, blog posts and reviews from around the world featuring the STANDS4 network websites.

"Choose the dictionary option and 26 dictionaries beckon, beginning with Merriam-Webster's online dictionary, where you can't begin to concentrate on the definition of "the" because a team of animated basketball players is begging you to shoot hoops. Scroll down to the end of the dictionary list and you will find the site STANDS4. Did you know that "T.H.E." stands for "three hours extra" and "thermometer"?"

Sarah Boxer
The New York Times

Help File

"You can try a Web search for "what does [random abbreviation] mean?" But you may find it easier to consult a specialized dictionary site. Urban Dictionary is a decent resource, providing both explanations and context for these bits of jargon. Or try, which will also list technical terms matching a given sequence of capital letters."

Rob Pegoraro
The Washington Post

"When you find yourself drowning in a sea of abbreviations, acronyms, and other agonizing dehydrations of the English language, there is STANDS4. Categorized by field (computing, business, etc.), the site sheds light on those phrases so many have worked so hard to conceal."

Sam Vincent Meddis
USA Today
Hot Sites

"...Fortunately for us, the same Internet that seems to generate new acronyms nonstop now has a new resource for decoding them. A site called STANDS4 provides not only easy searching for obscure abbreviations, but also facilities for browsing nearly a dozen categories, from computing and the Web to government, medicine and business. To look in on this powerful resource, which contains literally thousands of entries and is expanded daily, visit the site at, where an attractively simple introductory page..."

Charles Bowen
Editor and Publisher

Best websites for 2005

"Since many abbreviations and acronyms are learned on a need-to-know basis, visit this site for thousands of entries, including Internet emoticons."

Writer's Digest

Best Free Reference Web Sites 2010

"An extensive collection of hundreds of thousands of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms, is neatly arranged by broad areas (e.g. Medical, Internet, International, Community). Each area is further broken down into more specific, browsable categories such as Veterinary, Emoticons, or Non-Profit. The "International" area is multilingual, featuring hundreds of entries in Spanish, German, French, and other languages. Users can contribute abbreviations as well as look them up. In addition to browsing, search options are also available: word to abbreviation, abbreviation to word, word in definition, There is also a metasearch option that seems deliver term use in Amazon and Google, but what it actually does is unexplained. Otherwise, this is a GR8 resource."

Reference and User Services Association
American Library Association

BBA Web Site of The Week

"As the world, and therefore legal practice, becomes more complex and specialized, keeping up with acronyms and abbreviations is ever more important for practitioners. Whether in the world of high tech, bio tech, medicine, business or elsewhere, nothing undercuts a lawyers image of competence like not being familiar with the jargon. The Web site provides a quick way to look up acronyms and abbreviations in 10 different topic categories."

Boston Bar Association

Web site of the day

"Ever wonder what all those abbreviations are that permeate our daily lives? Find out what HTTP, PDA and NASA mean with the help of this site which breaks down just about every shortcut out there."

Robert Summa
Metro Daily

"If you find yourself confused by an acronym or abbreviation and are too embarrassed to show your ignorance by asking then you can turn to the Web for answers. is an extensive database that will shed light on the most obscure terms. Type in the acronym or abbreviation you are looking for and the site will display possible definitions. You can also browse the abbreviations by category so if you're interested in Nasdaq ticker symbols or NASA departments then you can explore them that way. The site also has other reference tools that you may find handy, including a dictionary of common expressions, a zip code database and a measurement conversion tool."

Mark Stachiew
CanWest News Service

"Just the other day, I ran into yet another pesky acronym. Since it was in a trade magazine, the editors must have believed, I suppose, that all readers would be savvy enough to know what it meant. Since I wasn't among that elite group, however, I went to — a great source for acronyms and abbreviations — to find out. There are several categories here from which to choose, including computers, Internet, business and medical. Or, you can browse alphabetically. The site ( also includes a list of the most popular inquiries. Recently, the most sought-after, with 3,558 queries, was FUBAR (which, I now know, stands for "fouled up beyond all recognition.")"

Monnie Ryan
The Business Journal

Incredibly Useful Sites

" is a huge searchable list of abbreviations and acronyms than can take the mystery out of the most obscure computing, medical, or governmental terminology. If you're stumped by any abbreviation you come across in your daily reading, just head for this site, PDQ."

Yahoo! Internet Life Magazine

Top 11 Online Reference Resources for Writers and Editors

"IMHO, you can depend on this site to do an XLNT job of finding or deciphering just about any acronym or abbreviation imaginable."

Richard Nordquist
Grammar & Composition

"We're posting this because we love the headline: " and join" That, and they're also all great online resources available from"

Communication Arts

"A search for PN on yields 37 results, beginning with 'pain' (physiology). The rest include part number, Pitcairn Island, planetary nebulae, pseudo noise, peripheral neuropathy, practical nurse, proton neutron, portable network, primitive notion, and project nothing."

D. Murali
The Hindu

Abbreviations in Business

"How many times have you opened a document and started reading, only to be soon confronted by a group of capitalised letters that forced you to stop because you didn't understand what they meant? A useful website to check more business-related abbreviations is:"

Thomas Tuohy
Bangkok Post

Bad Choice, Almost Dead

"If you find AD intolerable, gives 115 possible meanings. Just pretend it refers to 'air-dried', or 'after dinner' or 'almost dead' or 'acute disorder'. The latter would be appropriate."

The Sydney Morning Herald

Some of the Best Free Web Sites

" is a comprehensive directory of hundreds of thousands of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms. Browse by category (e.g., Medical) and refine by sub-category (e.g., Hospitals), or search using one of three options (look for the drop-down arrow in the search box): word to abbreviation, abbreviation to word, or word in definition. The "International" category is multilingual, and includes entries in French, Hebrew, Spanish, and other languages. This is a handy ready reference resource for a wide range of users and subject areas."

Toronto Public Library

"I love crosswords but they can be very frustrating so here is a real help. Go to, An A to Z of acronyms and abbreviations and by far the best site on these I have seen."

Sunday Territorian

" is an online glossary of hundreds of thousands of abbreviations and acronyms. As you'd expect, the dictionary can be searched and is available for browsing alphabetically. But what makes stand out from the crowd is the subject directory, where you can find abbreviations specific to hundreds of topics such as Meteorology, Chess, Unit Measures, Airport Codes and Funnies, to name just a few."

Barbara J. Feldman
Internet Tip of the Week
United Media - This month's Editor's Choice

"How many times have you been given an acronym or abbreviation and not known exactly what it stood for? Such dilemmas are further complicated when one acronym has similar meanings. For example, ASP can stand for either "Application Service Provider" or "Active Server Pages." STANDS4 solves such dilemmas by providing an ever-growing database of nearly 100,000 acronym and abbreviation definitions."

Alexis Nepomuceno
Washington Business Magazine

" is an extensive online repository of acronyms and abbreviations. Site design is very clear. Users can browse alphabetically or search within categories... is particularly useful for computer-related acronyms... With its wide array of content and ease of use, will be a useful addition to reference librarians' bookmark lists or Web toolboxes."

Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay, Head of Instruction
MCB University Press
Washington State University Libraries, USA

How to Read Abbreviated Words in Court Records

"Learn how to interpret police testimony in court documents. An excellent source is the site Narrow your search to "Police." As of May 2011, this site contained 1,542 entries that include abbreviations for suspects (race, age, ethnicity, gender), crimes, vehicles, suspicious behavior, drugs, weapons, community agencies, police personnel and departments, mental illness, geographic locations, crime scene details, actions taken and gang terminology."

Kathlyn Hyatt Stewart
eHow Money

" contains thousands of acronyms and abbreviations. This search engine allows you to track down an abbreviation or do a reverse lookup. You can browse by a large variety of subjects as well. It's pretty good. Check it out."

Kerry Prendergast
Weekly Web Finds

"This Web site is the ultimate tool for would be rappers and poets as it lets its users search for words that rhyme. So if you can't figure out what rhymes with a word like sizzle just type it in to the search and you will find several rhyming options like fizzle, chisel and even drizzle. So next time you need a rhyming word just visit"

Tech, Website Story
Mumbai Mirror

"Otras webs para tener a mano son Abbreviations, un potente glosario de acrónimos y siglas internacional, útil para salir de dudas y no confundir organismos, por ejemplo. También contiene otras utilidades, como citas célebres, definiciones, letras de canciones o incluso conversiones, pero para estas cuestiones hay webs más completas."

Eva Domínguez
El Cuarto Bit

InstaNet Recommends

"Ever wonder what an abbreviation or acronym might stand for? With a listing of over 100,000 entries in 71 categories, does a great job sorting it out."

Bend Cable Communications

"If like me you can sometimes get a pit perplexed by acronyms and abbreviations, then a useful online resource to try and help explain them is STANDS4 ( So if AFAIK is baffling you with e-mails or some other term is confusing you, STANDS4 is a useful resource to check out to see if they can shed any light on it. A simple idea and one that has potential to grow."

Leslie Bunder
Press Gazette

"STANDS4 bills itself as "the source for acronyms and abbreviations" and it's by far the biggest one I've seen. For example, looking up "ASP" returns list of 39 terms, among which, as you might expect, are Application Service Provider and Active Server Pages. You don't have to look up individual acronyms, you can browse alphabetically, or by category. The pop-up tips on the menus are excellent."

Russell Jones
DevX - Sightings

"ICQ WYSIWYG MCSE PHP NASDAQ... Acronyms and abbreviations are everywhere. But do you really know what they mean? can tell you. Just use the search box or browse through the 80 categories of listings. The site allows you to add a new entry or create a list of your favorites, too. If you're an IE/Windows user, a brand new feature installs a right-click menu so you can decript an acronym as you browse the web. is not only informative, but entertaining. For example, MCSE is the official acronym for Microsoft Certified System Engineer, but it carries a few "unofficial" meanings, as well, such as Multiple Choice Selection Expert. There are more, but I'll let you check them out for yourself..."

Scott Wintrip
Staffing Industry Tips

"Acronyms and abbreviations are enough to drive even the sanest person completely crazy! If you're like me and need reminding of what certain letters stand for then you'll find this Web site totally irreplaceable! Go to:"

Marie McLeir, Editor
The Learning Curve

SPN Site of the Day

" is one of those unique sites that you rarely run across these days - a search engine and directory of acronyms and abbreviations. If you want to know what abbreviations like SQL, WYSIWYG, and ASP stand for, then this is the place to visit. Search alphabetically, by category or keywords."

SiteProNews - The Net's most widely read Webmaster newsletter

"This is a terrifically handy site to have... There are a couple of ways to use this site too. You can use the search engine near the top of the page, the linked alphabet, or the categories. The Search Engine is fairly simple to use... The Linked Alphabet is pretty self explanatory... and on the side of the main page are little interesting things like Most Popular Queries, and Did You Know That. All in all this site is going on my favorites list due to usefulness."

Amanda's Cool Site

"Ever wonder what the GPRS stands for on your cell phone? What about CDMA? FDIC? If you're tired of trying to decypher what these acronyms and abbreviations stand for, click your computer over to that's the word "abbreviations" spelled with a "z" instead of an "s". Simply input the jumble of letters you'd like deciphered and get your easy-to-understand answer in a fraction of a second... or as this site would say, ASAP."

Bob Bicknell
Tech Tips 101

Web Site Of The Day

"AbbreviationZ, "The A to Z of Acronyms & Abbreviations on the Net," is a must for those who may have scratched their head a time or two when tyring to figure out what a certain phrase means. This Web site has a search bar that lets you search for phrases, abbreviations, or acroymns that might be puzzling you. The site has a compilation of nearly 350,000 entries with 120 different categories to search. No more reading acronymns that you don't even recognize and abbreviations that you have no idea what they stand for."

SmartComputing Magazine

"QQF! According to the site AbbreviationZ, that means Quite Quite Fantastic in the business world, although I think it'd work just about anywhere. And it could be just the label for this word lovers site. You can search through more than 357,000 abbreviations and acronyms in more than 130 categories. Search for an exact phrase, the beginning of a phrase, do a reverse look up, or even run a metasearch of a number of sites at the same time. You can also submit entries, become an editor or - this is a neat feature - add a little tool to your browser to let you decipher acronyms and abbreviations on the fly. If you're a Mac user, there's a free widget, too, that lets you paste any acronym or abbreviation in it for translation. Ah, technology! You'd just have to wonder, if he had access to this site, WWWD (that's "What Would Webster Do")."

Mary Westheimer, Host
Eye on the Web
KNLS Radio

"Vous êtes perdus avec tous ces acronymes utilisés dans des discussions techniques? Vous hochez la tête mais dans le fond vous ne comprenez rien de ce que l'autre personne vous explique? Vous avez hâte de pouvoir terminer la discussion pour vous rendre sur le site Web pour pouvoir finalement déchiffrer le message que vous venez de recevoir! Ce site est une référence des plus intéressantes pour trouver réponses à vos questions d'abbréviations!"

François Viens
Hors sujet, Internet

"Every translator's must-have. Nicely categorized browsing. Search functionality. Very fast. Ultimately the best."

Gintarius Petkus
Chartered Translators Ireland

"Abbreviations are supposed to make speaking easier, but sometimes, unintentionally, they can make understanding unbelievably difficult. can help. Whether you're trying to keep your head above the onslaught of education-related abbreviations (ADHD, NCLB, DOE... and those are the only ones I understand), or helping students sort through challenging reading, the answer is a heartbeat away. With a clean interface and the option of limiting to a particular domain (governmental, internet, academic), this is a site worth bookmarking. Bonus: you can finally understand what your students are texting about. OMG!"

Emily Jack

"Have you ever had problems trying to figure out what a particular abbreviation or acronym means? If so, bookmark the - the source for acronyms and abbreviations site as you'll undoubtedly use it again. Great site and very useful to have."

Mac McLellan
Mac's Picks of the Week

"The widespread use of acronyms generally is a relatively modern phenomenon, according to Yigal Ben Efraim, founder and CEO of, a web site about abbreviations. It began in the 19th century thanks to growing literacy rates, but usage skyrocketed as the 20th century progressed. "The rise in literacy, media, science and technology brought an enormous amount of new terms and definitions, which naturally required a shorthand form to ease their daily usage," says Ben Efraim."

Heidi Dawley
Media Life Magazine - Finally Some Answers

"...If you're having the same problem understanding abbreviations, then you should try out This site, will allow you to finally find out what those pesky abbreviations mean. You won't only find abbreviations that are commonly used when talking about the web. There are also medical and governmental terms, all explained for all of us to understand. The site is part of a larger network of sites that all have a similar purpose: explaining things to us. There's a site that explains expressions, another one for synonyms, and even one for zip codes. If you're stumped about the meaning of an abbreviation (or anything else), you should start clearing things up by visiting this site."

KillerStartups - Quoth The Raven

"Found on the web at, this site provides thousands of movie and famous quotations from many literary giants that can be browsed, searched, heard and translated to several languages. Community related features such as voting and ranking are also accounted for. The actual contents of the site are very compelling, and the whole project is backed up by the popular STANDS4 network of award winning reference related resources. Needles to say, I really enjoyed browsing through the site, and I have added it to my collection of bookmarks. Yeats once said that the only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart. If you are looking for words straight from the heart, this site will provide you with more than enough to get started."


" - Could a website on quotations be named anything else? The site lists thousands of quotations which can be browsed, searched, heard and translated to several languages. A user can search quotes by Author, by Subject or from Movies. A small pointer at the end of each quote takes it to its individual page where one can click the voice icon to hear it aloud, translate it through a dropdown, rate it or add it to your bibliography. Even though not all the translations are word perfect, this is a nice feature."

Saikat Basu

Sites to Help You Grow as a Writer

" is an entire search engine dedicated to definitions in the dictionary. What a find and pleasure to use. It has multiple features such as abbreviations, conversions, definitions, phrases, quotes, references and synonyms. This search engine is a pleasure to use, and quite easy to maneuver. The words located in this search engine are broken down to date, function and even the etymology of the word. This is a useful search engine for students or those wanting to improve your language skills."

Dawn Gordon
WebUpon - An Online Rhyming Dictionary

"At you are going to find an online rhyming dictionary that will cater for all the aspiring Dylans out there. Thousands of rhyme entries are included for almost any given word and the interface is as clear as you could possibly want it to be. Budding poets will find it a valuable tool when inspiration is conspicuous by its absence."


" - This word site does a much better job of searching out synonyms and presenting a lot of related information around the results. The synonyms themselves are again hyperlinked. You have an audio help for the pronunciation; a dropdown to translate the word into another language; a word image; a Q&A box if you have a question about the word; a citation aid; and alternative search options which give you things like quotes and abbreviations on the main word. You can also search for song lyrics which have the particular word."

Saikat Basu

"WIW, ABBR is a WOW.. OK, I made up that last acroymn, but it does describe ABBR, a site that celebrates shortcuts. You can browse through Internet, Business, Community, Computing, Sports, Business and Medical sections. Or simply search all the categories by starting with the abbreviation and looking for the word, using a word to search for an abbreviation, or search for an abbreviation with a specific word in it. They throw in the definition, too, or you can do a metasearch for meaning on the entire Web. You can create your own list of abbreviations - great for specific fields or topics - and submit ones that aren't yet listed. The site also provides tools that help you search its database from anywhere. While you're there, check out the associated sites - they're also GR8."

Mary Westheimer, Host
Eye on the Web
KNLS Radio

Are you suffering Acronymitis?

"So, my fellow BAs, next time you interview SMEs for requirements of an MDM project, and IT offers three SaaS options that leverage SOA in the EC2 infrastructure and the executives tell you to get some BI and BPM in place ASAP, don't worry. Just keep Wikipedia and by your side, and smile. You'll be able to decipher it all, and help all sides know what the heck they're talking about, even if they don't!"

Curtis Michelson
Bridging the Gap

So what is an RTB anyway?

"So when a project fails and is not delivered, well I think a lot of this can come down to communication(s) which have not been agreed by part of the project team. Also, I am positive that acronyms or TLA's are also a pretty darn good cause of mis-communication issues. And here is why, the term ASP what do you think it stands for... maybe a couple of shared terms? Actually it has so far over 50 cataloged acronyms on a site dedicated to cataloging and supplying explanations for all the different acronyms, site is here:"

Integrati Marketing

100 Powerful Search Engines You May Not Know About

"Through, you can get connected with just about every reference tool available, from patents to almanacs. Need the right thing to say? Check out to reference famous words from famous people."


48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers

" is a simple search site that returns rhyming words to whatever you enter in the search field. The rhyming words are divided into syllables for ease of use, and there is a list of photos of whichever word you search for. Even better, automatically generates citations for bibliographies."

Keith Ferrell

Welcome to the web’s largest rhyme search engine!

"If you’re looking for words that rhyme with a specific word you’ve come to the right place. You’ll also find a special collection of nursery rhymes that are featured on the main page. The site is easy to use! I love that they use the word Rhyme on the front page to show you an example of what your search results will be. So now that you know what to expect from your results. Another great feature is that you can find the translation of any word you’re looking for by selecting a different language from the another language drop down box under translation. This is an awesome site to bookmark for the time when you need to find a word that rhymes quickly!"

Amanda's Cool Site

100 Search Engines For Academic Research

"Through, you can get connected with just about every reference tool available, from patents to almanacs. Need the right thing to say? Check out to reference famous words from famous people."

TeachThought Staff

60 Awesome Search Engines for Serious Writers

" Find all the reference material you could ever need through this search engine. If you need a quote, try searching for one by topic or by author on this site."

Jacqueline Foster
Accredited Online Colleges

20 Best Quote Websites

"The quotes on are mainly segregated based on the authors and can be easily searched for valuable quotations."

Top Ranked Everything!

31 Online Resources for Better Writing

" - One of the most comprehensive collections of synonyms on the Internet."

Janice Blythe
Quick Online Tips

Sites of the Month

" - A free to use website that will act as an excellent resource for lyrics to your favorite songs.", Inc.
Monthly Newsletter

10 Dictionary Sites For Writers

" - Not only does this site give you rhymes, but translations, definitions and links to search for phrases and lyrics that contain your original search word too."

Matthew Stibbe
Writing, Marketing and Technology

" - Rhymes & Chimes has an attractive façade to go with its name. The rhyming dictionary’s mission is to become the largest human-edited rhymes collection on the web. Results are broken down according to syllables, and you can also search for the word’s translations, its uses in phrases and quotes, along with other conversions as you can see in the screenshot. One of the unique features is that it also gives you citation styles for different types of documents."

7 Online Tools For Rhyming Words

" - As the name suggests, this resource is about synonyms. It has a rich collection of synonyms, all collected from the internet. You can depend on it to liven your writing."

13 Online resources to Improve writing skills
John Garber

"What does that symbol stand for? STANDS4 will tell you! - Whether looking for a rhyming lyric, a good quote, or the defintion of some exotic symbol, Israeli startup STANDS4, may just have the answers."

Henn Idan

20 Excellent Websites That Make Your Children Smarter

"Useful for poetry and writing classes, helps kids find new words that match even the trickiest phrases, introducing them to the advanced mechanics of creative writing. The website also generates citations based on its ample nursery rhymes, teaching kids how to use the internet without plagiarizing!"

Jon Negroni

English Writing Weapon: A Synonyms/Antonyms Website

"One of the most difficult problems in writing English papers is to find similar words that express the same meaning, especially to avoid duplication. What basically needed is to represent the same meaning utilizing as many synonyms or antonyms as possible. We use - which include a visual view of the various entries, and is also quick and easy to use!"


All-in-one Super English Pack – The STANDS4 Network

"All-in-one packs for learning English aren’t that common, but when you find one, you should grasp it firmly like you would a rope on the edge of the cliff. In this article, I’ll share a pack of sites belonging to one network: The STANDS4 Network."

M. Furkan Akyurek

"This is arguably (I suppose among poets) the Web’s largest rhyme repository and search engine. Need I say more? The word “Rhyme” appears on the home page as an example of how your search results will appear. Simply type in a word you want to find rhymes for and click the Search button at the top of the page."


15 Great Websites To Make Your Kids More Clever & Smart

" provides various interesting poems for a kid to learn and memorize. Not only this, it is also a useful resource for poetry and writing class which helps kids to find the new words that match even the trickiest phrase."

Saurabh Saha

Sometimes, it’s exhausting to be a freak

"I joined the whole texting party a little later than some, so I had to seek out help when it came to the many, many abbreviations out there. When possible, I asked other adults, so as to avoid the embarrassment of going to my kids. I’ll save you the pain and suffering of having to ask your kids for yet another technological tip by giving you the link to , where you can find over 1,000 text acronyms — a collection for confused parents everywhere. So JIC you’re sending a text to your DD, or your BFF, you’ll know the proper lingo. HTH!"

Laurie Nigro

The Best Quote Websites To Inspire Your Audience

" collected through the years, countless literary, movie and TV show quotes. You can browse them by subjects, alphabetically or by keywords. Others interesting features are the quote voice hearing and the translation into many languages."

Sandra Dossa

4 music resources that will make you a hit with older adults

"Hardly a week goes by when someone requests a song for a future session. A majority of the time they can recall a little of the lyrics and maybe some of the melody. They may not recall who recorded it or when it was a hit. is one place where you can enter lyrics and receive possible hits. It also shares links to recordings."

JoAnn Jordan
Music Sparks

How the Internet Can Be the Ultimate Ghostwriter for Rappers

"Most of the other rhyme generators are far less complicated in their functionality. Take, for instance,, which has a less pinpointed focus. STANDS4 LLC CEO Yigal Ben Efraim, who runs the site in conjunction with a series of others, made it clear that the site is built to serve a rather general need. “ was created for a very specific and targeted reason: provide rhyming words to a given search query,” he said. He did, however, invite musicians to take advantage of the entire services suite to “help them compose better work.” can be utilized for more straightforward, generic rhyming. Its strength lies in consistency: all of its results rhyme with the input."

Sheldon Pearce
Complex Media

Copyediting and Proofreading For Dummies

" You can search this data-base for acronyms and abbreviations in a number of ways. Not sure what a federal agency acronym stands for? What about that Internet-chat short-hand? With more than 411,000 entries, it's bound to be found here."

Suzanne Gilad
John Wiley & Sons

6 Online Thesauruses To Enrich Your Vocabulary

" is a good place to go for a simple synonym search... it has a term for the day and a front page with trending words. Mostly, I like the design; the colors are nice and mellow, which is a relief after hours of staring at a screen."

Jessy Troy

Do you know what that acronym Stands4?

"STANDS4 is an Internet veteran – it was founded in 2001 – and has flown under the venture capital radar as it’s been entirely bootstrapped. But users love it; the site gets more than five million hits every month. STANDS4 has won a number of awards over the last decade – most recently, it was among 19 Israeli companies named to Red Herring’s Top 100 list for Europe. It placed on the Best Free Reference Websites for 2010 by the American Library Association, and was among the 101 Best Websites for Writers according to Writer’s Digest in 2005."

Brian Blum

150 Resources to Help You Write Better, Faster, and More Persuasively

"Want to use symbolism in your writing or analyze it in a famous work? can help, with more than 1,600 articles about thousands of signs from Western cultural history."

Staff Writers

City's name widely celebrated in popular songs

"Plug our city’s name into the search engine at and it hits on 182 examples of recorded music lyrics that contain “Cincinnati.”"

Brent Coleman
WCPO Cincinnati

60 Awesome Search Engines for Serious Writers

"Need to look up a quote or a fact? If you need a quote, try searching for one by topic or by author on"


Four modern songs with James Dean in the lyrics

"So those are four songs that have James Dean in their lyrics. According to, there are 346 lyrics that contain James Dean's name. Basically tells you how popular the classic actor is."

Kellie Haulotte

Look Up Symbol Meanings

"If you come across a symbol or a sign and don’t know what it means, head straight to It is a web resource where you can easily look up symbols and read their meanings. The site currently lists around 2500 western (both modern and ancient) symbols organized in 54 categories."

Kaly Mochoev

30 of the best free online dictionaries and thesauri

" is the world’s largest and most comprehensive directory and search engine for acronyms, abbreviations and initialisms on the Internet. holds hundreds of thousands of entries organized by a large variety of categories from computing and the Web to governmental, medicine and business and it is maintained and expanded by a large community of passionate editors."

Olga JeNo
20.000 LENGUAS

STANDS4 completed the acquisition of

"Building a brand on a memorable, one-word domain name is something that many of us strive to do. STANDS4 has managed to create a network of at least twelve websites, all hosted on some of the best .COM and .NET domain names around, that are home to an impressive websites with thousands of pages of content."

James Iles

Featured website

" is a simple search site that returns rhyming words to whatever you enter in the search field. The rhyming words are divided into syllables for ease of use, and there is a list of photos of whichever word you search for."

The Public Library of Cincinnati

Leading Libraries: How to Create a Service Culture

"Despite the title and the URL, covers a much more impressive variety of visual representation than just your usual astrological sign or currency mark. Self-proclaimed as “The World’s Largest Resource for Symbols, Signs, and Flags”, this Web site is an easy to navigate online encyclopaedia for all manner of markings, signs, logos, emblems and tokens."

Emerald Group Publishing
Danielle Bernert

10 Tips for Writing Easy-to-Read Proposals

"If you’re in doubt whether the right word is “fewer” or “less,” it’s easy to search for guidance. A good site to visit for tips is"

Periscope Holdings, Inc

Do you know of any good lyrics sites?

" – Here you can search by song title or artist. What’s neat about this site are the videos attached to songs when you search. For example, when I searched for the words to “Mama Mia,” a video from YouTube started for me to watch if I wanted. This lyric search engine also gave me a description write-up of the band, Abba."

Ann Krembs
Dear Librarian

Things to do when bored on the Internet

" – There are dozens of different pages to find the lyrics to any of your favorite songs. Try to find your favorite songs lyrics."

Computer Hope

Ten Web Resources to Try When You're Stuck

"If you're stuck on a clue that contains or asks for an abbreviation, the Web site at is a gold mine. Here's how it works: If you need to find out what an abbreviation means, type it into the search box at the top of the home page and click "Search." For example, say you need to know what "var" stands for. The page that pops up gives you a list of options, in order of the popularity of their usage. So, from most to least popular, "var" could mean variation, variety, value at risk, variante, value added reseller, and so on."

Crosswords For Seniors

Concepts and Subjects for Stock Photography

"Have I mentioned phrases? This is an almost never ending supply of ideas and new phrases are invented or revamped all the time. Go to a website such as and gather ideas there. Find a cool phrase and try to build an image around it…"

Nick Stubbs
Stock Photography

17 Fun March Break Ideas

"How do you turn the afternoon into an extravaganza? Get inspired by Canadian Idol and have your junior vocalists try out some tunes. (A site like can help with the words…and let you know what Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit really says…)"

Hilary Davidson
Rock stars

Trinity St-Paul's, Toronto ON, April 15

"One fan asked if the song "Skates" really happened, and another asked about "Bunkbed," prompting him to divulge that his hatred for the song forced him to leave it off the recent Everything I Long For reissue. "I can't do it. I still hate it," he said. And of course, even though it was requested at every show on the tour, he didn't play "Bunkbed" or "Driveway", which he confessed he had to visit to relearn the words to."

Cam Lindsay

Um, What? 7 Song Lyrics That Make Absolutely No Sense

"How many times has this scenario played out: You're singing (or, in my case, belting) along the words to some of your favorite songs on the radio. You get out a line, pause, and then realize what you actually just sang. You think, that can't be the right lyric—it makes no sense, but a quick check on confirms it: They meant to sing that. I can't be the only one this happens to, especially with the abundance on nonsensical song lyrics out there."

Lynsey Eidell

Ben Folds thrills Hill Auditorium fans with energetic concert

"I’ve had requests to play some songs that I haven’t played in years and years and years and years and years” he said. “But thanks to, I can play them for you."

Will Stewart

16 Best Websites to Find Lyrics of your Favorite Songs

" is another amazing music community with the largest searchable lyrics database… I give preference to this website and the reason is again very clear interface with amazing song suggestion feature. The website is featuring three categories top songs, tops album and genre. You can also search for song by country filter option, and also submit your lyrics just by going through a simple registration process."

Viney Dhiman
Nerd's Magazine

11 Country Songs that Mention North Dakota in the Lyrics

" allows you to search song lyrics for specific words. Some were more obvious with ‘North Dakota’ in the title, and some we had never heard before."

Lauren Bjork
103.3 US Country

Social Media

"Meanwhile, to adapt to the times and the changes underway, many online dictionaries have also begun to integrate basic acronyms such as "LOL" and online services to flourish in the jungle. One of the best, for example, is called"

Mario De Ascentiis
IT Espresso

15 Digital Resources For Rhyming and Wordplay

"As well as providing rhyming words, has search parameters for translations, phrases, quotes and related products. Results are also broken down by number of syllables in ascending order from one up to five."

Kenney Meyers
Classroom Aid

"I checked Macy’s website and found “Your Ultimate Fourth of July Anthem Playlist” to get excited about freedom ‘n’ fireworks. It’s an interesting list, and mostly good choices – but somebody at Macy’s needs to click on and see what Springsteen is saying in “Born in the USA.” It’s not exactly “Stars and Stripes Forever” or “God Bless America.”"

Ken Hoffman

"If you Google the phrase “civil discourse,” you’ll find numerous entries that say things like, “The Internet broke civil discourse in America,” and “Facts are not dead, but civil discourse is on life support.” So what exactly is civil discourse? According to, it’s “an engagement in conversation intended to enhance understanding.”"

Judy Peterson
Community News

"Cadillac CMO Uwe Ellinghaus keeps a list of pop songs that have "Cadillac" in their lyrics... As for all those Cadillac songs, offers this tip sheet, including Roxette's Big Black Cadillac.”"

E.J. Schultz

"The Stands4 network of search engines is another excellent resource. It's a leading provider of free online reference and educational resources, currently made up of 15 different search engines. These cover biographies, definitions, lyrics, phrases, poetry, quotes, references, rhymes, symbols and synonyms. The company was founded in 2001 and has steadily grown, adding more search engines into its stable as it has."

Phil Bradley
Expert Internet Searching
Fifth edition

"The add-in can be so very helpful while you are reading word documents. Just select the word that you would like to know that abbreviation for and then click on the add-in and it will show the abbreviation for you. It also shows the genre of the abbreviation that it falls."

Buddhavarapu Satya Priya
Useful add-ins for Microsoft Word 2016

"According to the acronym “JUUL” indicates JUice USB Lighting in an e-cigarette. To Delaware health officials, this translates into concern for school-age children across the country."

Craig Anderson
The Delaware State News

"Music is one of the best ways to learn a language. If you want to try to learn phrasal verbs through music, first decide which ones you’d like to learn. Then, search for them on a music lyrics website, such as Next, choose and listen to the songs."

Voice of America (VOA)
Everyday Grammar

" is a website listing literally EVERY SINGLE abbreviation, acronym, etc, you could possibly think of. The only thing that could improve this would be for the url to be"

Matt Muir
Imperica Magazine

"On Twitter today, this debate ranks right up there with the blue/gold dress and the Yanny versus Laurel skirmish of yesterday: Is “club” an acronym or not? As Quora, it says no; ask, it’s a definite yes."

Gwen Ihnat
The Takeout

An important investigation as to what #HMF means.

"Maybe I'm totally wrong! Perhaps it's a total inside joke that means something ridiculous. Here, 10 additional options, with some help from the team and"

Danielle Tull
House Beautiful

6 Tips On How to Sell Your Screenplay

"Now, whether you intend on using your script as a resume or a masterpiece in its own right, you still have to advertise it in its most polished and perfected form to get noticed... you can put it up on a website like – this is where sales agents look for really great short movies that often come from feature length scripts."

New York Film Academy

10 Music Artists Who Include Cars in Their Lyrics

"Gold Eagle Used an algorithm to root through the lyrics of more than 100,000 songs listed on It identified which music artists are the biggest gearheads by searching for every term from "whip" to "truck" and "Bugatti.""

James Gilboy
The Drive


"Paying attention to other people’s grammar is a thankless job, which is why I almost never do it... The website referred to impacted as a “trendy verb,” and it doesn’t like it."

Bill White
The Morning Call


"The film is hazy on whether or not Kennedy and Kopechne were having an affair, though in a version of the screenplay available to read online on, all doubt is removed."

Karl Quinn
The Canberra Times

Concert preview

"I think a lot of personal stuff I had written down to just kind of get it out of my brain ended up making its way into the lyrics -- I’ve forgotten my lyrics before... and gone to, which is pretty embarrassing."

Andy Downing
Columbus Alive

12 True Facts about Tweezers

"Tweezer is a hard one to rhyme with but not impossible. Geezer, while not complimetary does as well as Caeser. Find more at"

Kathy Mathews

The most popular Christmas songs in English

"Christmas songs, whether traditional, classic, children or pop hits, are the musical background in December and an important part of Christmas celebrations. Here are 10 suggestions for your holiday playlist, which everyone will enjoy in your family. So why won't you find their lyrics on and sing together?"

British Council

Year In Music 2018

"Fashion search platform Lyst teamed up with to determine which musical artists had the biggest impact on style in 2018. As it turns out, Ariana Grande, Rihanna and Camila Cabello all left their mark on the clothing world, according to the site's new report, titled Fashion: A Year in Music."

Brooke Bajgrowicz


“Perhaps the judges, like writers and editors, hate redundancy. We get that – it’s not pretty to use the same words again and again. However, does that mean has all the answers?”

Ragamalika Karthikeyan
The News Minute

Study finds men create more hit songs than female artists

"The top 50 songs from every even numbered year were analyzed, providing a sample of 250 songs per decade and 1,250 songs total, and the team believes that this is the most exhaustive analysis of popular music lyrics conducted to date. Researchers pulled a majority of the lyrics from the website"

Stacy Liberatore
Daily Mail

“I haven’t done that one in years — I’m not sure I remember the words,” a flabbergasted Sarah Jones confessed to the audience. Several minutes later, with the aid of a borrowed cell phone and the Internet, Jones treated the audience to an impromptu version. “Oh God, I’m getting my own lyrics off of” Jones joked.

Federico Martinez

“I’ve had requests to play some songs that I haven’t played in years and years and years and years and years” Ben Folds said. “But thanks to, I can play them for you.”

Will Stewart
The Ann Arbor News states that the Gender Inequalitythis term denotes the unequal treatment of individuals based on their gender. The term acknowledges that men and women are not equal due to cultural, biological, and psychological norms.”

Katrine Nenge
Nigeria News today

Top 10 Websites to Use if You Want to Improve Grammar is a good resource for writers who wish to improve their punctuation and grammar. The website has a high number of questions and answers, and they also give their take on some of the grammatical questions that seem to constantly be in flux, such as the finite roles/facets of the hyphen.”

Sonya Mazzari
All Womens Talk

100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars

“Check out our new, up-to-date collection to discover the very best search engine for finding the academic results you’re looking for. Need the right thing to say? Check out to reference famous words from famous people.”

Staff Writers

Six Sites for Rhyme Time

“Learning about rhyming words is one of the earliest skills taught to young readers. is a rhyming word generator but with a twist. Input your rhyming word, and this generator breaks down options by the number of syllables in each word. Other options include words that may rhyme and translation of your rhyming word to different languages. My favorite part of this site is the word cloud generator.”

Sharon Hall


“One can learn from Paladin. And yes, once again, I’ve been watching an old show channel – have a look at “Have Gun - Will Travel.” Here are a few of Paladin’s best, according to”

Mark Vittert
St. Louis Business Journal

Top Free Grammar Checkers has all you need: It’s free. There are many ebooks on improving your writing and grammar skills, and you can add it to Chrome and check your text and writing for style, spelling and grammar problems everywhere on the web.”

Kesi Parker

The Best Sites for Finding Song Lyrics is a website that hosts song lyrics, videos, and information about various artists and their albums. is excellent for when you remember some of the lyrics, but can’t quite place the song or artist.”

Yuvraj Wadhwani


“Who is the first Muslim in the world? The answer to this depends on what is meant by the first Muslim. According to sources like the word "Muslim" means: - "One who submits to God"”

Christopher McFadden
Interesting Engineering


“According to the lyrics gurus over at, the line is not "I'm real even on Oprah." It is actually: "I really been on Oprah."... So, it appears the debate is a tie, at least according to the Internet's most popular lyrics sites”

Arianna Davis
The Oprah Magazine

How to Identify Songs In YouTube Videos

“If you can't identify songs in YouTube videos from the description or comments, you'll need to do a little bit of sleuthing. You can use a lyric search engine to identify the song. provides the songs, artists, and albums that contain the lyrics.”

Ryan Dube


“A poustinia is defined as "a small sparsely furnished cabin or room where one goes to pray and fast alone in the presence of God. The word poustinia has its origin in the Russian word for 'desert.' One called to live permanently in a poustinia is called a poustinik," according to”

Tempo staff
Taos News

6 Ways to Find Symbols and Look Up Symbol Meanings

“The aptly-named is a great place to start your search. Along with featured picks and categories on the homepage, you can use its symbol search engine to find what you’re looking for. Just type in query at the top, and you’ll see symbols that match it.”

Ben Stegner

English Workplace

“What is the meaning of IDK, JK or IMHO used by foreigners? The professional website gives you a one-click solution!”

Manager Today