Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - WG

Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - WG

Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0
  • Total Downloads:
    12,150
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 19, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (7-day trial, nag screen); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    17.25MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    13
  • Platform:
    Windows

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5 stars

"A really nice desktop tool, very handy."

April 18, 2011  |  By bruce_nevin

 |  Version: Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - WG 4.7

Pros

Drag words from any application. Compact, fast, with a total index, including the definitions (14 million words). Wildcard search. Incredibly handy for unexpected uses that would never get you to pull the dictionary off the shelf and turn pages.

Cons

Some of the pronunciation symbols are funky: uy in ice, aw in ball, o in ox, euh as in duh, but the key is displayed when you roll your mouse over a syllable. I don't hear audio as promised in the welcome msg.

Otherwise, what's not to like?

Summary

You can search definitions as well as headwords. I don't know how they do their compression, but it's very impressive. According to the Random House website's description, the RH Unabridged is over 2200 pages of fine print, 315,000 entries, 750,000 example phrases and sentences, some 14 million words in all. Yet this tiny application includes all this content and an index of every word and returns results with blazing speed. When I'm on someone else's computer I realize how much I have come to depend on this handy little tool. Someone should buy it and put it everywhere! C'mon Google! In the meantime, get it for yourself. You'll be glad you did.

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3 stars

"Good basic dictionary with word usage."

July 05, 2007  |  By donagheli

 |  Version: Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - WG 4.4

Pros

Word usage.

Cons

Lacks complete word audio pronounciation. Mariam Webster offers this feature.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0
Version 5.0 includes preemptive search and spelling help
General
Publisher Eurofield Information Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.eis.com.au
Release Date November 15, 2013
Date Added February 19, 2014
Version 5.0
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Language Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 17.25MB
File Name wgrudef.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,150
Downloads Last Week 13
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 7-day trial, nag screen
Price $39.95

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