The UrbanScraper API provides Urban Dictionary definitions by passing the desired term in a GET call. The API relies on screen scraping with caching done on Heroku. JSON is preferred for responses, and JSONP is optional to circumvent Cross-origin resource sharing issues.
Developers may want to add dictionary functions to applications for a variety of reasons. Dictionary use can increase vocabulary, improve reading, writing and speaking skills, supply translation, process language for sentiment and aid accessibility. Here are ProgrammableWeb's 10 top Dictionary APIs.
Nineteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Dictionary, Holidays, and Non-Profit. Featured today is the Google Trusted Types API to aid in preventing cross-site scripting attacks. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.