noun, plural online thesauruses, online thesauri.
a thesaurus or dictionary of words with the same or nearly the same meanings, or synonyms, and their opposites, or antonyms, such as Thesaurus.com, available on the Internet or the World Wide Web, accessed through a web browser, and used by entering a query term into a search box on the site. An online thesaurus provides immediate electronic access to lists of alternate terms for the queried word, covering its various shades of meaning:
This online thesaurus showed me that smart, as an adjective, not only means intelligent, but also stylish, or lively, and gave long lists of other words for each meaning.
- Online shopping
noun electronic shopping; shopping done via the Internet; also called e-shopping Examples Online shopping is keeping UPS very busy this year. See e-shopping
[on-lohd, awn-] /ˈɒnˌloʊd, ˈɔn-/ verb (used with or without object) 1. to load.
- On-line transaction processing
database (OLTP) The processing of transactions by computers in real time. [Details? Products?] (1997-05-14)
- On lockdown
adverb under tight control Examples I’ve got you on lockdown. Usage Note slang