WordWeb

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 1299 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.51
  • Total Downloads:
    10,706,415
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 26, 2008
  • Price:
    Free; Paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    20.93MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8,699
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.4

    out of 52 votes

    • 5 star 32
    • 4 star 15
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 1299 votes

    • 5 star 907
    • 4 star 289
    • 3 star 49
    • 2 star 16
    • 1 star 38
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4 stars

"Very good, very convienient"

January 14, 2009  |  By weirdwallee

 |  Version: WordWeb 5.51

Pros

Good concise dictionary. Embeds into and works very well with MSWord, which I use a lot.

Cons

Thesaurus leaves a bit to be desired. Wish it could do phrases.

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5 stars

"FULL OF FUN AND KNOWLEDGE"

October 20, 2008  |  By BIBERAS

 |  Version: WordWeb 5.51

Pros

IT IS THE BEST OF ITS KIND

Cons

I FIND DIFFICULTY IN SEARCHING FOR PHRASAL VERBS.

Summary

IT IS VERY HELPFUL AND TIME-SAVING FOR LEARNERS OF ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE.

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5 stars

"It is just awesome dictionary i have ever had online"

October 17, 2008  |  By anupnair07

 |  Version: WordWeb 5.51

Pros

everything it can provide

Cons

nothing i can think of

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5 stars

"great tool"

October 16, 2008  |  By ktower

 |  Version: WordWeb 5.51

Pros

Simple, good short cuts, no adware, works

Cons

Nothing. It is free..................

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5 stars

"great product"

October 16, 2008  |  By liranb1

 |  Version: WordWeb 5.51

Pros

simple, and working!

Cons

lacks spelling and grammar (i currently use whitesmoke for that - http://www.whitesmoke.com

Summary

only if they had a good spelling and grammar

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5 stars

"EASY AND FAST TO USE... AWESOME"

October 15, 2008  |  By avion6900

 |  Version: WordWeb 5.51

Pros

Satisfied wid wat a small program can do..
spyware/adware free..

Cons

nothing to complain

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4 stars

"good poduct but it should combine a translator."

October 14, 2008  |  By fidele06

 |  Version: WordWeb 5.51

Pros

there is a pronunciation of words and synonyms and antonyms.

Cons

It is impossible to make a translation whith the product in french
or in an other language

Summary

this product help me to write correctly words in english as it is not my usual spoken language. And I use it to make my pronunciation clearer.

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5 stars

"OUTSTANDING"

October 12, 2008  |  By kenanddodie

 |  Version: WordWeb 5.51

Pros

EASY AND FAST TO USE

Cons

THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT IT I DONT LIKE

Summary

IT'S OUTSTANDING

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5 stars

"Very Cool resource"

October 10, 2008  |  By wojeff

 |  Version: WordWeb 5.51

Pros

its a very nice program,
intergrates many aspects of the web inorder to find the words

Cons

nothing to complain about here

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5 stars

"It works, it's easy to use!"

October 08, 2008  |  By dennisschuster

 |  Version: WordWeb 5.51

Pros

It works, it's easy to use! If you are looking for another word to express your thoughts this will help.

Cons

Can not think of any.

Summary

I've been using this for years. My new computers always get Wordweb, Irfanview, EditPad Lite. VLC Player, Firefox, WinAmp, and Moffsoft FreeCalc on their first day.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.51
Version 5.51 includes updated databases.
General
Publisher WordWeb Software
Publisher web site http://www.wordwebsoftware.com/
Release Date August 26, 2008
Date Added August 26, 2008
Version 5.51
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Language Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 20.93MB
File Name wordweb7.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 10,706,415
Downloads Last Week 8,699
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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