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Dictionaries are wonderful sources of information about meaning, origins, pronunciation, etc., of words. We have mono-, bi-, and multilingual dictionaries available in the market for reference.With the advent of internet, dictionaries were also reformed and digitized so that they could be used in computers in the form of software.Yet, guessing the things from the meaning, especially the ones which are not quite common in our context, is a bit difficult.How do you take the idea of having picture dictionary online which you can refer to whenever you want to know what a particular thing is? Well, Merriam Webster, one of the leading names in `reference` industry, present to you this visual dictionary online at http:Ilvisual.merriam-webster.com/.Colorful and loaded with graphics, of course, at the site you can see what the words represent, along with their pictorial representation. On seeing the image that represents a word, you are more likely to remember its meaning.There are two methods: to check the pictures of the things enter the word and search, and choose from the already present themes. Astronomy, Earth, Plants and gardening, Animal kingdom, Human being, Food and kitchen, House, Clothing and articles, Arts and architecture, Communications, Transport and machinery, Energy, Science, Society, and Sports and games are among the themes.Clicking the theme takes you to a page where you can narrow down the topic so that it may be easy to give you a set of pictures. Later on, you browse through interactive `labelled` graphics and explore the real world of words and their meanings.Though the site is quite useful as it reveals to us the world of many fields, the site`s layout could be improved as the present one gives a cluttered impression.However, you would enjoy exploring, log on to :http://visual.merriam-webster.com/index.php