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Lookup "yahoo" in WordNet dictionary at http://dict.org/

$ nc dict.org 2628
220 miranda.org dictd 1.9.15/rf on Linux 2.6.26-2-686 <auth.mime> <[email protected]>
DEFINE wn Yahoo
150 1 definitions retrieved
151 "yahoo" wn "WordNet (r) 2.0" 
yahoo
     n 1: not very intelligent or interested in culture [syn: {yokel},
           {rube}, {hick}, {hayseed}, {bumpkin}, {chawbacon}]
     2: one of a race of brutes resembling men but subject to the
        Houyhnhnms in a novel by Jonathan Swift
.
250 ok [d/m/c = 1/0/14; 0.000r 0.000u 0.000s]
QUIT
221 bye [d/m/c = 0/0/0; 87.000r 0.000u 0.000s]

Lazy ways

$ echo 'DEFINE  wn yahoo' | nc dict.org 2628
$ echo 'DEFINE !wn yahoo' | nc dict.org 2628

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