This work strives to create a new breed of dictionary through the use of the WWW. By entering a word into the search form (or sending the word directly to the CGI script), the user will be presented with a link taken from the Shades database. Each link presented will lead to another site that reflects on a connotation or association with the chosen word in some way. If the chosen word is not in the database, the viewer may enter their own link that they feel associates with the word. It they are unsure of the definition, a Hypertext Webster definition link is provided. User-entered links can be edited, removed, or moved (by Nate) to the permanent database based on relevance to the associated word.