When you consult a dictionary, how many time you spend on it ?

@nunoasl (166)
Portugal
April 9, 2010 9:52am CST
Usualy when i consult an dictionary, i spend around 3-5 min to search an word or more words associated then i close it. When i have to do a more detailed work i spend more time with it, and also with others books to help in research. What about you ?
6 responses
@monkeylong (3145)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Apr 10
As far as I am concerned, I seldom look up a word in my dictionary,which contains a lot words that you may not know.But I just usually look up the word on the net,which can be convenient for me. I enjoy that way that look up that kind. Happy mylot. I am enjoying that way.
@nunoasl (166)
• Portugal
11 Apr 10
hi, monkeylong ...but if you seldom every word on book by hand it takes a lot of time :) of course the net helps a lot. nice comment.
@eileenleyva (27855)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
I don't bother checking the time. When I get my meaning, I'm done. Seconds probably.
@nunoasl (166)
• Portugal
11 Apr 10
thats quicky ! good comment
• United States
9 Apr 10
When I go to a dictionary, it doesn't take me very long to look anything up since I've been working with the written word so long. Usually it will take me less than 30 seconds to find something and read the definition and understand it. But I use thesauruses often, and spend quite a bit of time with those. Many people just use them to find a "smarter-sounding" word to use, but for me it's actually the opposite... It's kind of funny, the other day I was speaking to someone in school and I said "omnibenevolent" and they had no idea what I had said. Makes me wonder about myself when I have to stop and think of simpler diction.
@nunoasl (166)
• Portugal
11 Apr 10
hi, 30s is time to spent on one word only nice.
@geniustiger (1696)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
I just do it fast as the word I look only I will search and read. I will continue what I did so that it will be finished and o other things. I not last with that longer I prefer to have that only what I purposely look out or exactly the word I jotted all the words and those only I will do.
@nunoasl (166)
• Portugal
11 Apr 10
yes, sometimes i have more precision also, if it needs to find one word only. But i like to see the meaning of others words when i am browing the dicionary book...depends of the search word. I also use bookmarkets for the wrods more searched, to facilitate the search.
• India
9 Apr 10
I have downloaded wordweb from http://wordweb.info/free/. When you press control and right lick on the selected word it gives you the meaning, usage, etc, instantly. If you want more info it will direct you to wikipedia and other on line dictionary as well. You will save lot of time. The dictionary is not available for those who fly frequently by airplane. They ask you sometimes before you proceed to download. Use your discretion while downloading it.
@nunoasl (166)
• Portugal
11 Apr 10
good tip, achiles2010. when i doing some work i find more easy to use a diccionary book isntead searching in the net, i don't know, mybe is the force of habit, i always searched using a book or several types of books, it feels more palpable and direct, than using the net. have a nice day.
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
I use an electronic dictionary so, in a minute or 2 I am done.
@nunoasl (166)
• Portugal
11 Apr 10
thats almost fast, joedollarhuat is free or do you paid for it ? keep posting, thanks.