STANDS4 Web Services:

Synonyms API

The Synonyms API from STANDS4 enables you to get Synonyms, Thesaurus and Antonyms information for a given word.

Request URL:

http://www.stands4.com/services/v2/syno.php

Request parameters:

Parameter Value Required Default Description
uid string Y  

Your API user id

tokenid string Y  

Your valid developer token id

word string Y  

The word you would like to get synonyms and antonyms for

format string N xml

The format in which you want the result return (xml or json)

Sample request URL:

http://www.stands4.com/services/v2/syno.php?uid=1001&tokenid=tk324324&word=consistent&format=xml

Response elements:

Element Description
results

Contains all of the query responses

result

Contains each individual response

term

The term this result is referring to

definition

A definition for the specific sense

partofspeech

adj, verb etc

synonyms

Comma delimited list of synonyms for the word

antonyms

Comma delimited list of antonyms for the word

Sample response:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<results>
    <result>
        <term>consistent</term>
        <definition>(sometimes followed by 'with') in agreement or consistent or reliable</definition>
        <partofspeech>adj</partofspeech>
        <synonyms>ordered, coherent, logical, reproducible, uniform</synonyms>
        <antonyms>scratchy, unreconciled, uneven, contradictory, inconsistent, conflicting, incompatible, spotty, heterogeneous, discrepant, heterogenous, self-contradictory, unconformable</antonyms>
    </result>
</results>
{
	"results": {
		"result": {
			"term": "consistent",
			"definition": "(sometimes followed by 'with') in agreement or consistent or reliable",
			"partofspeech": "adj",
			"synonyms": "ordered, coherent, logical, reproducible, uniform",
			"antonyms": "scratchy, unreconciled, uneven, contradictory, inconsistent, conflicting, incompatible, spotty, heterogeneous, discrepant, heterogenous, self-contradictory, unconformable"
		}
	}
}

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