Sure to end all word-related arguments once and for all, there’s a new dictionary out there that lets you show photographic evidence to support your word-definition claims. The Photographic Dictionary lets you look up pictures of the words you’re searching for. What about words with the same meaning? Well, you can take that up with the Photographic Dictionary by submitting your own word meanings. We see a lot of creative, time-wasting opportunities, especially for all you English lit majors, word nerds and Urban Dictionary contributors out there. We suggest going through the entire dictionary, but if you don’t have the time right now, we’ve pulled a few of our favorite entries for you.

candle can·dle [kan-dl]


1. a long, usually slender piece of tallow or wax with an embedded wick that is burned to give light. 2. something resembling a candle in appearance or use.

banana ba·nan·a [buh-nan-uh]


1. a tropical plant of the genus Musa, certain species of which are cultivated for their nutritious fruit.

2. the fruit, especially that of M. paradisiaca, with yellow or reddish rind.

cactus cac·tus [kak-tuhs]


1. any of numerous succulent plants of the family Cactaceae, of warm, arid regions of the New World, having fleshy, leafless, usually spiny stems, and typically having solitary, showy flowers.

Okay, we’re only on ‘C’ and we’re already as content as a cluster of clams. (We could have a lot of fun with this alliteration thing.) Ready to see your favorite words in pictures? Try submitting your own photos to go along with words.

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