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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.

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

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