WordWeb - English Dictionary Lookup
WordWeb is a dictionary of useful English for Windows PC users. It can be used to look up words in any program, showing definitions, synonyms and related words. It also includes the pronunciation and word usage examples.
Offline mode: WordWeb doesn't require an Internet connection in order to provide valuable data.
Audio pronunciations: The free version comes with audio pronunciations for thousands of words. An even broader selection of audio pronunciations is available in the paid upgrade.
Tabbed dictionaries: If you have preferred sources, you can add them into the tabbed browser within WordWeb. This is handy for doing quick lookups from multiple sources with just a few clicks.
Dated appearance: The only real downside is that WordWeb's interface looks fairly dated.
If you find yourself looking up definitions regularly, this could be a very useful desktop tool for you. It is customizable, powerful, and flexible, and can offer you even further functionality if you're willing to upgrade from the free to the paid version.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of WordWeb 7.1.
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+From WordWeb Software: This thesaurus/dictionary can be used to look up words from almost any program. In addition to displaying sense definitions and synonyms, WordWeb can find sets of related words. The database has more than 160,000 root words and 222,000 senses many proper nouns, pronunciations, and usage tags. WordWeb works off line, but when online you can also quickly view Web references such as the Wikipedia encyclopedia.
What's new in this version:
- Thousands of new words.
- One-click lookup in the latest Edge, Firefox and Chrome browsers
- Numerous improvements, fixes and updates for Windows 10
Some key features:
Search for definitions and synonyms with one click
WordWeb can look up words in any program with just one click. Users simply hold down the Ctrl key and click on a word. If you are online, then just add one click away from finding the references on the Web, such as Wikipedia. In addition, there are customizable hot keys or use a keyboard shortcut if desired.
If you are editing a document, you can choose an alternative synonyms and word lookup. WordWeb have the option of highlighting and marking of synonyms often used to help you write an English essay clear and understandable.
Or, if you are looking for a specific kind words, they can click on the button Noun, Verb, Adjective or Adverb to show synonyms and related words. Or, to look at it in detail, then click on it.
Now, the process of approval for particular words become much simpler, just click on the tabs to find synonyms, antonyms, from type, etc. To see the definition of the relevant one, just double click on the word.You can use the back and forward if necessary.
Refer to the web
In addition to using an English dictionary complete and comprehensive, if you are online, you can use the references on the web. Each document will display a separate tab page for easy lookup. List these tabs can be customized to use as a reference to your favorite. Wikipedia and a few other online dictionary is installed by default.
Using terminology glossary
You can manually add technical glossary or list their own shorthand notation of the company using the options on the menu "Glossaries".
Adding multiple dictionaries
You can get additional dictionaries of third parties, including Oxford and Chambers, they will be displayed on separate tabs like references on the web.
Search from fast
By using the "Find Word", you can quickly find the word you want. In addition, they are also allowed to seek a range of additional lists of words through the Find Word window.
WordWeb Pro version is offered a list of about 200,000 from the database from WordWeb. Also available many word lists, including the list of proper nouns, technical terms, etc.
Use the "full text" to search the content appearing in any definition. For example, search for "female fox" and it will see the definition of "vixen".
Press X-Ref cross-referencing to other dictionaries are installed. Many common dictionaries are detected automatically, but you can customize the list to work with most third-party software.
Choosing "New Definition" from the "Edit" to add a word or sequence of words with definitions are included.Even, you can import and export to a file in a spreadsheet format.
Use bookmarks to remember the word useful. WordWeb will create a list of words that you frequently look up, so you can go back and check their definition at any time. You can export the list into a text editor, delete items or entire lists.
Includes names and place names, accompanied by a brief definition and related words.
Instead, copy and paste
If you are want to lookup a word in the document that you are editing, just choose any word and click "Replace" to replace a synonym. You can also copy the definition to the clipboard.
Look up URL
You feel disturbed by the URL in the email attachment or document that will not open when you click on them?Just select the URL, press WordWeb Hotkey and the program will open it in your web browser.