STANDS4 Web Services:

Phrases API

The Phrases API from STANDS4 enables you to programmatically get explanations for common phrases, idioms and casual expressions.

Request URL:

Request parameters:

Parameter Value Required Default Description
uid string Y  

Your API user id

tokenid string Y  

Your valid developer token id

phrase string Y  

The phrase you would like to get explanations for

Sample request URL:

Response elements:

Element Description

Contains all of the query responses


Contains each individual response


The term this result is referring to


An explanation for the phrase


Usage example for the phrase

Sample response:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
        <term>buckle up</term>
        <explanation>To fasten one's seat belt or safety belt.</explanation>
        <example>Buckle up every time you drive somewhere in a car, and make sure your passengers buckle up, too.</example>

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