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Free One-click Desktop-based English Thesaurus and Dictionary Can Look Up Words in Almost Any Program October 13, 2010

Posted by Randy Tyler in General.
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Do you use an application that does not have a built-in dictionary or thesarus? WordWeb is a (free) one-click English thesaurus and dictionary application that can look up words in almost any Windows-based program (see the above screen capture). WordWeb works off-line (as an installed desktop application), but can also look up words in Web references such as the Wikipedia encyclopedia.

WordWeb (Free) Features Include:
  • Definitions and synonyms
  • Related words
  • 5000 audio pronunciations
  • 65 000 text pronunciations
  • 150 000 root words
  • 120 000 synonym sets
  • Look up words in almost any program
  • You can use WordWeb to look up words in most Windows programs.
  • You can also launch WordWeb manually to loop up a word
How to Use WordWeb's One-click Look Up (using your mouse)
  • Hold down the Ctrl key, right click with the mouse on the word you want to look up. You can change the keyboard-mouse combination using the item on WordWeb's Options menu.
  • WordWeb will automatically look at the word you clicked on and surrounding words, and look up the longest phrase, collocation, or word in the database. 
  • If the automatic selection is not correct you can chose another combination of words by using the drop down arrow in the WordWeb window
Requirements (WordWeb 6.1)
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7

Download URL (17.7 MB):

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