WordWeb

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0
  • Total Downloads:
    10,706,415
  • Date Added:
    November 23, 2009
  • File Size:
    20.93MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8,699
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

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 65 votes

    • 5 star 47
    • 4 star 14
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 1298 votes

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    • 4 star 289
    • 3 star 49
    • 2 star 16
    • 1 star 38
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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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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 6.0
    Version 6.0 includes 5000 audio pronunciations, thousands of new entries, and usage examples, links to derived word forms, and many program enhancements.
    General
    Publisher WordWeb Software
    Publisher web site http://www.wordwebsoftware.com/
    Release Date December 03, 2009
    Date Added November 23, 2009
    Version 6.0
    Category
    Category Educational Software
    Subcategory Language Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2000
    Additional Requirements None
    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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