The Reverse Dictionary

Better than a thesaurus, the Reverse Dictionary is a tool that allows you to describe a concept then returns a list of words and phrases related to that concept. It’s like a thesaurus except that, “[y]our description can be a few words, a sentence, a question, or even just a single word. Just type it into the box above and hit the ‘Find words’ button.”

You can also use *’s for wildcards if you know part of the word you are looking up.

I’m going to keep this site in mind the next time I’m struggling for that perfect word.

(via CoolTools)