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Is there a way to not use bilingual dictionaries when I try to think in English?

Is there a way to not use bilingual dictionaries when I try to think in English? For the physical objects of the world (such as a rafter, a scraper, a condenser, etc.) I can use visual dictionaries. ...
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What meaning of FOR is used in “stumped for an answer”, “lost for words”, etc.?

What meaning of FOR in "stumped for an answer", "lost for words", etc. I've gone through the OED looking for the right meaning to no avail, as well as other major dictionaries. https://www.oed.com/...
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Verb/noun/adjective/adverb table

I'm looking for a resource in which I can look up for a verb, noun, adjective or adverb and get its corresponding verb, noun, adjective or adverb. Something like this, only much larger — this table ...
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How to find the Part-of-Speech of a word

I want to know is there a dictionary or site to find Part of Speech of a word? For example, when I search "inform" it tells me the meaning of it and the part-of-speech of "inform".
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Is there a dictionary which denotes if its words are concrete or abstract nouns?

Is there a dictionary which denotes if its words are concrete or abstract nouns? I found already a dictionary which denotes if the words are countable or uncountable (Merriam Webster learner's) but I ...
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Are the dictionary terms synonyms?

I often see the terms old-fashioned, outdated, dated, archaic, obsolete and aged in different dictionaries. Are they all synonyms and do they all mean the same thing? Many forums discuss this and ...