So, how to write a good definition essay? From the above it seems like very easy. But in fact some efforts need to be performed in order to score a high grade. The first step it to choose an interesting word or a phrase you would like to do some research about. It is always good to choose a new word for you, this will give you a bit more of knowledge on a new topic. Then, you need to search for the word in dictionary, maybe not even one. Some dictionaries explain words in different ways, so it is good to consult several and then compare. You may want to ask your friends or family members if they know the meaning of the word you chose and if they can explain what it means. Write down the ideas of the people interviewed. It is very useful to find the usage of the word in media, for example, in movies, magazines. Books, of course, are the best source of useful information. Once all the research is done - start writing.