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Look Up... In Outlook

Okay, I'll be the first to admit that I like words. But frankly, I don't always spell or use them correctly. I might get it right 99.9999% of the time, but there is still the 0.0001% when I need to check on usage. I will also hear a new word in a particular context and want to use it in my communications. If you are like me, then here's a quick tip to expand your lexicon by using new words you hear or read from others.

If you use Outlook (many other mail clients have this feature also, so this is not limited to Outlook), then you know you have a built-in spelling dictionary. But, you can also get word definitions too.

Right-click a word in Outlook and select "Look Up...". The Encarta Dictionary will popup and give you the definition of the word. This is a great way to expand your lexicon. If you think you have a word that perfectly fits a particular situation, you can check its meaning to see if it truly fits.


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