WordWeb is a comprehensive one-click English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows. It can be used to look up words from almost any program, showing definitions, synonyms and related words. It includes pronunciations and usage examples, and has helpful spelling and sounds-like links.
Find definitions and synonyms with one-click search
WordWeb Pro can look up words in virtually any program with just one click: just hold down the Ctrl key and click on the word. If you are online, with one extra click you can also search web references, for example Wikipedia. The hotkey can be customized, or you can use a keyboard shortcut if you prefer.
If you are editing a document you can select a synonym and replace the look-up word. WordWeb has the option to highlight widely used synonyms, great for helping you write clear easy-to-understand English.
If you are looking for a particular part of speech you can click on the Noun, Verb, Adjective or Adverb buttons to show only the relevant synonyms and related words. To look at a particular sense you can click on the sense number.
Browsing around related words is simple: click on the tabs for synonyms, antonyms, parts, part of, types, type of, similar, see also, and anagrams. To see the definition for one of the related words double-click on the word. You can also use the back and forward buttons.
Related words also have “+” and “-” buttons to be more or less specific. For example if you look at the similar words, maybe you’d like to see words that are more loosely similar: you can do this by pressing the “+” button, and go back again by pressing the “-” button.
In addition to using the comprehensive English dictionary and thesaurus supplied, if you are online you can also search your choice of web references. Each reference is on a separate tabbed page for easy cross-referencing. The list of tabs can be customized to use your favorite references. Wikipedia and some online dictionaries are installed by default.
You can also get optional third-party dictionaries, including the Oxford and Chambers dictionaries, shown on separate tabs like the web references.
Use custom glossaries
You can add your own technical glossaries (or list of company acronyms, etc) using the option on the “Glossaries” menu.
Using the “Find Word” feature you can quickly find words matching a pattern. You can also search a wide range of optional extra word lists using the Find Word window. Here’s what you’d get if you did a punctuation sensitive search in the optional “Compounds and Phrases” word list for phrases ending in “word”:
Get WordWeb Free Dictionary for Windows here
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