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August 26, 2008
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Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
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WordWeb is a handy utility that gives you the definition, synonyms, and antonyms of any given word without requiring you to go online, though it can connect to the Internet for expanded functionality should you want it.

The interface feels like an expanded version of any major word processing app's dictionary function, giving users an instant familiarity--even if they've never used WordWeb. After you type a term into the Lookup dialog box, the word's definition will appear in the interface's top pane, along with tabs that link to various wiki functions.

The bottom pane offers tabs for such items as synonyms, antonyms, and related words. The app's most notable feature is its hot key support; you simply use a hot key combo when the cursor is pointed over any word, and WordWeb will pop up onscreen with all pertinent information.

There are tools for changing the database to one of several English variations, altering the text size, and disabling WordWeb from recognizing offensive terms. The depth and functionality of WordWeb would be worth paying for, but thankfully you don't have to redefine your budget to get it--it's free.

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    "Epic & I love it!"

    September 27, 2014   |   By BallsMcGee7777

    Version: WordWeb 7.1


    -Light in both size & use of resources
    -Great software license, albeit a bit strange (the thing about how often you fly)
    -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.


    -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


    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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