WordWeb

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 1298 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.52
  • Total Downloads:
    10,706,415
  • Date Added:
    October 22, 2008
  • File Size:
    20.93MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8,699
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

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

    4.6

    out of 198 votes

    • 5 star 140
    • 4 star 47
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 7
  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 1298 votes

    • 5 star 906
    • 4 star 289
    • 3 star 49
    • 2 star 16
    • 1 star 38
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5 stars

"Easy to use. Convenient."

March 03, 2010  |  By Albert Schindler

 |  Version: WordWeb 5.52

Pros

Mouse over word, then press Ctrl.

Cons

Haven't found any cons. Love the program as is.

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4 stars

"I'm a writer. It's quick and quite complete."

November 18, 2009  |  By mikeandwilla

 |  Version: WordWeb 5.52

Pros

Does everything you could hope for such a small resource. Definitions, thesaurus, links to dictionaries, spell help. I even used it once for this comment. Couldn't remember how to spell thesaurus.

Cons

Sometimes it has an annoying alert about getting the most current version even when I had it.

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4 stars

"This is an exellent assistant when reading webpages"

November 10, 2009  |  By advisor101

 |  Version: WordWeb 5.52

Pros

jst highlight the word you are looking for and you have yoursolutions pop-up.

Cons

Sowftware is Limited to those that do not fly more then 2 times

Summary

Excellent

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5 stars

"learn chinese writing on line."

November 04, 2009  |  By eli-55

 |  Version: WordWeb 5.52

Pros

i think it is good.

Cons

i have not used yet.

Summary

i just join this program now.

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1 stars

"Over-rated & NOT free"

October 28, 2009  |  By Artman74

 |  Version: WordWeb 5.52

Pros

Its good if you are only looking for something TOO elaborate & willing to pay for it

Cons

It's somehow complicated, long, slows shutdown &, Not free

Summary

Bottom line, you get lost using it. Especially if you are a novice. I went & installed a much lighter program "1 Click answers" found at "http://www.answers.com/main/download_answers_win.jsp"; but it needs an internet connection.
It worked with all the programs that I can think of, great support, light on the system memory, much easier & simpler to use. Much more friendly UI- you will not regret it- Plus they have great support team...
"WordWeb is not much of a program"

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5 stars

"There are not enough accolades for this software"

October 27, 2009  |  By David-129

 |  Version: WordWeb 5.52

Pros

I am a writer and use this stellar piece of software along with Mobysaurus Thesaurus with everything I write. It all depends on what you are looking for in software.

Cons

None, none, none

Summary

As a Writer, Author, and Copywriter I never leave home without WordWeb

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5 stars

"compact and great to use"

October 22, 2009  |  By zwoodhouse

 |  Version: WordWeb 5.52

Pros

easy to use!

Cons

none I can think of

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5 stars

"Handy application"

October 21, 2009  |  By harveyjones

 |  Version: WordWeb 5.52

Pros

Seamless usage in any document, website, etc.

Cons

Sometimes a little confused by really bad spelling.

Summary

Completely helpful to me for any common word spelling. Wordweb is a great utility that I recommend to anyone who wants to seem smarter than they are!

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1 stars

"HUMMMMMMM,"

October 19, 2009  |  By NormaCroft760

 |  Version: WordWeb 5.52

Pros

LOOKS LIKE A GOOD PROGRAM BUT ONLY IF U BUY IT

Cons

This program said is free but when u are going to download say is only 30 days after that u have to buy it.... so must be in differente categoriy FREE TO TRY FOR 30 DAYS!!!!

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5 stars

"Great dictionary that doesn't need the internet"

October 18, 2009  |  By bochu29

 |  Version: WordWeb 5.52

Pros

Does exactly what a dictionary should do. Runs clean and quick. It doesn't need the internet which is awesome. No advertisements or anything.

Cons

Nothing at all.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.52
General
Publisher WordWeb Software
Publisher web site http://www.wordwebsoftware.com/
Release Date October 22, 2008
Date Added October 22, 2008
Version 5.52
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Language Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows
Additional Requirements
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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