WordNet errors and omissions

Please any you spot!

Some suggestions for correction/additions can be found in the online dictionary.

Download: list of Words not in WordNet 2 but in Oxford Concise, Chambers and M-W 11 (excludes words in WordWeb 3 but not in WordNet 2 suggested previously).

Errors/omissions in WordNet 2.0

Omissions missing alternative forms
aluminium industry,aluminium business,chocka (chock-a-block), dialogue box, adaption, travellable, synch, glovebox (=glove compartment), shop-bought (store-bought), bolshie(=bolshy), buck's fizz(=mimosa[3]), cinemagoer(=moviegoer), stomping ground

missing sense
hype (v), nuanced (adj), cruddy, demise(verb), grass(noun, weak form of supergrass)

WN 2.0 Errors (mostly) corrected in WordWeb 3.1:

missing alternative forms
seismometer(=seismograph),pass with flying colours,light-coloured,incognisant, yuppy, tizz(=tizzy), numbskull, foetal age(etc),dovecot, cabbie, bleeper(=beeper), bigmouth(=loudmouth), bobsleigh(v), blue riband(=blue ribbon), behaviour therapy,behaviour modification, bedhead(=headboard), baton(=billy club), cognisance(2 senses), jump lead,loss adjuster(=claims..), idyl, hot flush,hard-wearing(=long-wearing), greetings card,founder member(=charter member), draughtsmanship, receptionist(=desk clerk),defenceless(1 sense+adv), defenselessly, damage limitation(=damage control), dole queue(=unemployment line), topside(=top round), stewing steak(=stew meat), prawn cocktail(=shrimp..) ,sawn-off shotgun, arse-licker(=ass-kisser), smart alec, wound tumour virus,fibroid/adipose/malignant/metastatic/sand/skin tumour,unapparelled,mislabelled,travelled(one sense),less-travelled,heavily travelled,standard lamp(=floor lamp), trans fat(trans fatty acid), welch, thingy(thingummy), oesophageal,mujaheddin, convenor, computerisation, burger, nana/nanna(=nan), semi-final,co-operate(+derivs),organisational,knowledgable, railway track, coster(=costermonger),practised(1 sense), practise(1 sense), effing(=fucking), organised crime,thong(=flip-flop), tyre iron,defog/defogger(US=demist/er?), carer(UK=caregiver),mangetout(UK=snow pea),dioptre,mouldable,acellular slime mould,blue mould fungus,bread mould,cellular slime mould,plasmodial slime mould,potato mould,true slime mould,water mould, pencel(pennoncel),elasticated(UK=elasticized), eserine(=physostigmine), fimbriated(fimbriate), ossifrage(lammergeier),involuted(involute),janizary(janissary), mannite(mannitol), world traveller, business traveller, emphasising, calcaneum(-us), expat, paracetamol(UK=acetaminophen), parvise, honourable mention,schlepp,deejay,pentstemon,sanserif,expresso,philosophising,extemporise(1 sense),centre field,centrefielder,off-centre,off-centred,left-of-centre,barycentre,urban/nerve/auditory/financial/civic/municipal/medical/transshipment/storm/burn/conference/control/day care/entertainment/research/student/dead/Broca's/Wernicke's/respiratory/placement centre,ring of colour,change of color,earth colour,vat colour,utilisable,unrealisable,harmonisable,fertilisable,realisable,oxidising agent,oxidisable,Palaeozoic,palaeostriatum,Palaeolithic Age,palaeoanthropological,palaeomammalogy,paediatric medicine,pedagog,paedodontist,charr,whodunnit,veg,humungous,dis(diss),do the honours,house-train(v=housebreak),Mothering Sunday,mo(Brit=moment),meths(methylated spirits),maid of honour,baddy,cider(UK=hard cider),sulphadiazine,Shanks's pony,pentobarbitone(=pentobarbital),naevus,seborrhoea,steatorrhoea,logorrhoea,menorrhoea(etc),diplomatic bag(=diplomatic pouch),enamouredness,cheque stub,chequered(1 sense),chequerboard,breaksman,black-eye(d) bean(=pea),archaeological remains,archaeological site,travelling wave,laevorotatory,fibrescope,legit,odorise,postman's knock(=post office),yodelling,snorkelling,snivelling,paper towelling,marriage[etc] counselling,refueling,fueling,dowelling,canceled,skilful(one sense),skilfulness,unskilfulness,unskilful,jeweller's loupe,jeweller's glass,jewellery maker,jewellery dealer,hookey,remodelled,wilful neglect,self-centredness,self-fulfilment,defence team[lawyer/lawyers/attorney/contractor],air defence,Israeli Defence Force,poetic licence,licence number,civil defence,complementary colour,change of colour,armour-bearer,armour plating,agonisingly,tantalisingly,incognisant,incognisable,colour wheel[circle/property/vision/code/chart/bearer/force/-blind person],yellow-blue colour blindness,colouring book,coloured hearing[/audition],sulphonamide,sulphur mustard[bottom/paintbrush],kilogram-metre,tumour virus,moulding(1st sense),rumoured,centre on,centre of attention,centre punch,diagonalisable,theatre critic[company/in the round/of the absurd/light],lustreware,sabre saw,sabretooth,Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia/FYROM,hypostasize,snoek,liquorice root,bias-ply(cross-ply),hop trefoil(hop clover),manaesthesiology,celeb,copascetic,parging(pargetting),doodah(doodad),galon(galloon),unrecognisably,unneighbourliness,labour union[pain/market/movement/force/coach/agreement/leader/organiser/organizer/resources],Labour Day (ca),unfavourable position, manual labourer,dumper truck,shortsighted(nearsighted),lost property(lost-and-found),full beam(high beam),indicator(blinker),flat tyre,fairy cake(cupcake),dummy(pacifier),cowpat,traveller's cheque,unanalysed,unanalysable ,vice(vise),pantsuit,paycheque,trouser suit,industrial action(job action),chemist(drugstore),rubbish bin,polo-necked,nappy rash,haemodialyser,hydrolysable,paralysed(a),word of honour, vapouring, yodeler, victualling, grey market,grey mullet,foeticide,gayety,councilor,tompion,trapdoor,oil colour, light-coloured, renegue, discolour (some senses), handcolor, colour guard, colour sergeant, colourist, colour spectrum,copper coloured, mouse coloured, uncoloured(one sense),rose-coloured, colourfast, grey skate, grey sea eagle, greyhen, grey partridge, great grey kangaroo, grey whale, grey wolf, grey lemming, grey sole, grey alder, grey willow, grey poplar, slate-grey, stone-grey, greyed, unshakeable

Problems of definition Typos in definitions There are also 600+ misspellings I have reported separately.

Common regional senses missing:
Aus/NZ: chook, rort, shonky,home unit,gunyah,fibro,Doona,daggy,bunyip,Buckley's,brickfielder, bludge,beltman,barbie,arvo,lolly(=candy),op shop,bathers,removalist,stickybeak,de facto,Doona,ocker,tucker,jackaroo,didgeridoo, dinkum, dunny, joey,sheila,jube,jumbuck,larrikin,mullock,nong,nork,road train,roo,sharefarmer,skerrick,spruik,stonkered,stubby(n),two-up,vigoro,wharfie,wobble board,woomera,wowser, John Howard(etc)
Can:eavestrough, loonie, toonie, parkade, tuque, Parti Québécois, Canadian Shield, Canadienne, Canadiana, social assistance,Victoria Day,riding,hydro,Chrétien, Martin(+older, esp Trudeau, etc..)
Ir: Bertie Ahern(etc),Taoiseach, garda
Brit+other non-US: Cantabrigian(a), director-general, barney, footy, wanker/tosser(fool), sticking plaster(Elastoplast), scone(small round white cake), poofter, oilseed rape(canola), mains(electricity), dodgy(not reliable/dishonest), squash(concentrated drink), spunk(semen), sherbert(fizzy sweet), shattered(exhausted), knock-up(warm up), knock up(make), deadbeat(tired, idle man), chippy, speed camera, treacle(thick black stuff),Girl Guide(also CA),tailback(traffic), charlie(fool), mucker, honorary(unpaid), saddo(uncool person), look smart(quick),pootle,Rawlplug,rat run,brill(adj),growbag,Y-fronts, flapjack(not=pancake),filter(traffic light), Heath Robinson, manky(dirty),goolie(usually goolies),V-sign(offensive),try it on,trapezium(sides parallel in UK),traffic warden,toerag,tiddler(fish),tick off(tell off),tickety-boo,titch,superintendent(police),summer pudding,steading,soft fruit,cod(adj,spoof),scrummy,rumble(v,find out),rozzer,rising damp,pocket money(for kids),pebble-dash,oik,NHS,moggy/moggie,local(pub),kite mark,Queen's Speech,juggernaut(truck),income support,hoopla(game),haberdasher(sewing goods),gift token,GCHQ,further education,quids in,fiver(5 quid),black spot(of accidents),bent(dishonest),beano(party),naff,faff/faffing,wrong-foot,fiddly,perv,bucket shop(travel agent),full board(=American plan),half board,graduand,league table,prom(as in Proms),skive(shirk),skiver(=hooky player),shag(v),identity parade,bollocking,snig,open day,rock(=candy cane?),jelly baby,sweet(=candy),revise(for exams),backbench(er)(Ca,Aus,NZ),Medicare(Canada,Aus),odds and sods,other half,nobble(seek out and persuade),u-turn(turnabout),washbag,tracksuit,sticky tape,skip(Dumpster),sandshoe,porridge(time in prison),charity shop,hessian(UK=burlap),granny flat,custard powder,braces(=suspenders),bumbag(=fanny pack),petrol tank,leaded petrol,unleaded petrol,bowser/petrol pump(Aus/UK=gas pump),cack-handed, chappie, alcopop, busk/busker, middle England, roger(v), doorstep (thick bread slice), nick (steal, prison), poo, ta-ta, white spirit, whinge/whinger, willy, wheelie, dosh, wheelie bin, frigging,[Suffolk,Middlesex,Lancashire,Cheshire, etc (some are cheeses too)], trolley(=shopping cart), malarkey, Uey, yabber,rubbish bin,ashfelt,bog-standard,bust a gut,cheers,chunder,French letter,lorry(=truck), piece-of-piss, PMT(=PMS), spot on, take the piss, yonks, bumbag, bog(=toilet), plonker, jammy, rat-arsed, slag off, china (friend),scouse
Asia: gherao, prepone
S. Africa: bakkie, braai, lekker, robot(traffic light)

Suggested additions (including most frequently searched for missing words and words common in the BNC):
carve out, paragliding, Baikal, twentieth-century, superintendent(police), settlor, self-proclaimed, recombinant, placing(n), demise(v), corporatism/t, client-server, midfield(er)/centre half/centre back(soccer), aromatherapy, modal verb, nelson(wrestling), Guantanamo Bay, gas(chitchat), bhaji, historicism, glop, happy-clappy, pavlova(dessert), dong(penis), cream(v,defeat), cliquey, crock(old person), G7/G8, swivet, Asperger's syndrome, Potemkin, Karl Popper, canola, bugger(person), pothole(cave), skeeter/mozzie, information technology/IT, real(Brazil currency), Provençale, unicode, courante, dibs, Darjeeling, sitting pretty, tuffet, STD, parameterize(-ise), posterize/ise, profiterole, gazillion, kern(printing), learning curve, Freon, nuanced, downshift, apparatchik, Rolodex, bachelorette, Wicca, eschaton, reflexology, biopic, boffo, boatyard, poop(v), blaxploitation, discography, extraordinaire, complicit, ratatouille, nisei, subwoofer, MPEG, hottie, cutie, thixotropic, petroglyph, affine(math), snarky, Humvee, Duma, ansatz, smart ass/arse, twinkie, gee-whiz, veg(v), pound sign, anarchy(state of anarchism),funky(=hip),eutrophic/ation,to wit,bling/bling-bling(common in UK),vestigial(remnant), frig(usually frigging),centigrade,plug-ugly(adj),poxy,jok(e)y,freaking(intensifier),armband(swimming aid),creme de la creme,manana, rasher(bacon), box lunch/packed lunch/cut lunch, downbeat (adj), columbarium (for ashes), Goth (music), navel-gazing, headhunt, catch 22, polyamory, G-spot, cavitation, basmati, multidisciplinary, prequel, piecewise, spyware, zit, adware, workaround, feng-shui, liposuction, [coalfish,coley,pollock,saithe,sillock], permille, pococurante, witch (seductive woman and religion senses), OEM, chiral, dinette, timeline, [short apples: Bramley, cox, etc], a cappella, ballsy, contra(nicaragua), eigenvalue, pilates, boy band, bukkake, coronavirus, intercity, limescale, moccachino, portal, pros and cons, self-inflicted, service provider, themed, 24-7, NAFTA, amaretto, wunderkind, fair play, false bottom, false start, fanzine, fast forward,far gone,feta,filthy lucre,fly-half,French Guiana, full/half board,subtotal, earplug,delimiter,eatery,girlie, turbo,xenophobe,tut,kewl (web), fibromyalgia, arthrotomy, docent, antsy, isochronous, Reuters, Google, phat, codec, interface(verb), warez, complicit, diktat, sex up, en suite, Avalon, koan, munchkin, sequitur, storyboard, film noir, pesto, metrosexual, humungous, CCD, shall, shalt, wasabi, ciabatta, fuckwit, Potsdam, foosball, quesadilla
(Inherited from below): hokey cokey, intercity, moccachino, eigenvalue, ballsy, boy band, limescale, self-inflicted, vide, webmaster, white spirit

Errors corrected in WordNet 2.0

Suggested additions: a cappella, affine, antialiasing, antinomy, asea, Auschwitz, Bayesian, bravura, busload, call centre(-er), cannot, chicken wire, cittern, Cossack, decouple, deflagration, deliverable (n), descriptor, diopter, dovish, Dubonnet, cookie (computing), chat room, Chechen, DVD, FAQ, fanny (British sense), feng shui, floodplain, git, gnocchi, goofball, guacamole, hauteur, heavy metal, helpdesk, heterotroph, hip-hop, hobbit, hokey, iconography, insurgence, ivy league, Kurd, latte, lead time, metadata, metastable, metric (n), miniskirt, mogul (skiing), newbie, one-off, outperform, ovine, pillock, portal (web), pros and cons, repechage, Quebecois, road rage, service provider/ISP, shambolic, smart card, smithereens, source (v), split-run, tearjerker, teleport, teraflop, terrarium, theme/d (v/a), Timorese, tiramisu, toilette, tole, totty/tottie, 24-7, vibe, ways and means, white spirit, world-class, wrap (tortilla),yurt.

Errors corrected in WordWeb 2.1

Suggested additions: Tony Blair,Blog,breeze-block,Buck House,car transporter,clathrate,Civil List,colour supplement,council house,cruciverbalist,diesel-electric,erotica,gamelan,Green Cross Code,lech,letch,Liberal Democrats,Lolita,John Major,meme,mushy peas,national service,nowt,ossuary,polenta,put-up job,rapporteur,SAS,Special Air Service,Taliban,tarot,tarot card,trailblazer,trouser press,wog,bunk off,carry the can,forfend,get the chop,quoth,roger,tick over,apodize,whinge,ergodic,jammy,lossy,tortious

Errors corrected in WordWeb 2


WordNet 1.7 errors (some not fixed in 1.7.1)

Errors and typos

There are also quite a lot of double spaces where there shouldn't be.

Word present but with missing common sense

Missing spellings