WordWeb

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 1299 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.12
  • Total Downloads:
    11,048,219
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 09, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    21.13MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9,079
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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WordWeb enables you to check spelling, look up definitions, get synonyms from a thesaurus, and more. If you're a writer, a student, or someone just learning English, you could find this software absolutely invaluable.

Pros

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.

Cons

Dated appearance: The only real downside is that WordWeb's interface looks fairly dated.

Bottom Line

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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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Used it for years"

November 30, 2014  |  By Jeysun

 |  Version: WordWeb 7.1

Pros

Quick and concise. Very quick at spell checking and basic definitions.

Cons

It could stand to have more detailed definitions.

Summary

It's kind of one of those can't live without pieces of software.

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5 stars

"Epic & I love it!"

September 27, 2014  |  By BallsMcGee7777

 |  Version: WordWeb 7.1

Pros

-Light in both size & use of resources
-Great software license, albeit a bit strange (the thing about how often you fly)
-Quick
-Extremely helpful
-SO easy to use
-Extensions for browsers
-Highlight a word anywhere & just select tray icon to get definitions, antonyms & synonyms, as well as wiki info on said word.

Cons

-Needs to list more definitions, as well as maybe two sentences instead of just one, but then again, the fact you have access to wikis & other stuff directly in program, it makes up for this
-Nothing else I can really think of at the moment

Summary

I wasn't even looking for something like this & I don't even remember how or why I even came across it, but I did & I installed it at some point & well, I gotta say, I pretty much love it. I wouldn't run it if it wasted much resources either, because my CPU & RAM are priceless to me & I need them for MANY other things all the time, luckily WordWeb is awesomely light. I don't even notice it until I need it & when I do, it's quick & helpful. They did a really great job with this software & didn't add any useless or stupid features that ruin it or hinder the software, and most importantly, it has the type of interface I like, one which plays well with my Windows 7 and the custom themes I use and to top it off, I get to choose the fonts for the software, so that gives them 100 points more in my book. Love this!

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5 stars

"Love it , one way for a direct dictionary"

May 25, 2014  |  By hunainahmed116

 |  Version: WordWeb 7.03

Pros

No pros , they just work amazing .

Cons

Some words are not found . But very few

Summary

Good for you if you want fast searching . Removes the need for a physical dictionary

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5 stars

"Great program!"

May 14, 2014  |  By cpdkindafellow

 |  Version: WordWeb 7.03

Pros

Handiest program I have on my PC! Quick Ctrl-Alt-W brings this up, pop my word in, and boom! I use this multiple times, every day!

Cons

Not sure...

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2 stars

"Wordweb fails on many counts which demishes its value"

March 25, 2014  |  By skytop111

 |  Version: WordWeb 7.03

Pros

Free and nothing else

Cons

Completely lacks any look up logic. If you don't know the spelling, Wordweb is helpless to produce probable possibilities.
Next, you want to look up the meaning of word and invoke Wordweb, it usually scrambles the target word into some non-web that makes the look up USELESS.

Summary

With major operational problems interfering with spelling look ups and dictionary meaning look ups, the program is best avoided as a waste of time. Wordweb simply does NOT do when is it advertised as.

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4 stars

"Very usefull"

November 29, 2013  |  By kwalsh22a

 |  Version: WordWeb 7.0

Pros

Very useful, integrates in Windows task bar and can be opened at any time. Useful for every (English) writer!

Cons

No cons found yet

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4 stars

"Good but not without flaws"

October 22, 2013  |  By merwin20

 |  Version: WordWeb 7.0

Pros

1. Easy set-up and installation. No malwares or spywares hidden.
2. Shows the correct pronunciation through words, as well as through audio pronunciation.
3. We can set hot keys. Just pressing control [ctrl] & right click on top of a particular word, provides us with the meaning.
4. It shows us the grammar part of a particular word, if it is a noun, adverb, verb, adjective or something else.
5. Uses a exponentially small amount of space.

Cons

It would have been more helpful if the usage of the word was given with the help of sentences or illustrations.

Summary

WordWeb is a product by Microsoft and hence very easy to use. It is a dictionary that provides us with an updated database of definitions, synonyms and various other language tools. WordWeb is portable and hence it can be mounted on an external device and we can run it on any computer.

We can reference wikipedia when we are connected to the internet for further assistance.

Well equipped with shortcuts, Microsoft has yet again gifted us with a winner.

P.S: It also comes with a pro version but the free version is equally awesome.

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5 stars

"The Magic Secrets"

October 21, 2013  |  By bill3333

 |  Version: WordWeb 7.0

Pros

The last free Wordweb was version 6.8, but you must understand it does cost to supply this software, so now it's payware. Be carefull where you download stuff, and you wont get nasties included. Wordweb has always been excellent.

Cons

At Oct 2013 The Sage V5.1.1790 Dictionary Theasurus is a good free alternatve, for those who may only use it a few times a year, and you can contribute. It has a very attractive interface, and works welll.

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3 stars

"Incompatibility with Explorerer/Mozilla, lots of adware"

July 15, 2013  |  By skytop111

 |  Version: WordWeb 7.0

Pros

It's free but that's also a con.

Cons

Wordweb is maddening. It does not copy your selected words correctly and rarely recognizes a misspelled word. Also, when you download, you get the bonus of lots of trojan malware adware. Ne

Summary

Hope you like adware trojans.

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5 stars

"great product"

July 05, 2013  |  By issachar5

 |  Version: WordWeb 7.0

Pros

works quickly

Cons

hav en't found any

Summary

worth every cent, and more

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.12
Version 7.12 adds new words and definitions.
General
Publisher WordWeb Software
Publisher web site http://www.wordwebsoftware.com/
Release Date June 06, 2015
Date Added June 09, 2015
Version 7.12
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Language Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 21.13MB
File Name wordweb7.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 11,048,219
Downloads Last Week 9,079
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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