WordWeb

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0
  • Total Downloads:
    10,706,415
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 23, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • 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

    4.6

    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 1299 votes

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

"Open format incompatible"

September 19, 2011  |  By WmRobt.es

 |  Version: WordWeb 6.0

Pros

Free
Pretty
Easy to use

Cons

not compatible with open document format

Summary

Free and pretty easy to use but useless
incompatible with open format documents

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5 stars

"Always good"

February 24, 2010  |  By metoo6000

 |  Version: WordWeb 6.0

Pros

It's free, it's small, it's fast, and it has most words I needed!!

Cons

Why not have a macintosh version?

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5 stars

"Excellent."

February 20, 2010  |  By expectdelays

 |  Version: WordWeb 6.0

Pros

Its ease of use, excellent database, and reliability.

Cons

It doesn't list a 10 character word for"nothing".

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4 stars

"Good Dictionary for Computer Users"

February 20, 2010  |  By info-web

 |  Version: WordWeb 6.0

Pros

Provides enough information about the word and it can even pronounce a word.

Cons

I have been using for 2 years now and haven't found any.

Summary

A useful resource for everyone who uses computer esp. students and children. Its a light version and therefore won't give any trouble to your system at home or office.

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5 stars

"excellent unmatched"

February 18, 2010  |  By impkss

 |  Version: WordWeb 6.0

Pros

superb,mindblowing

Cons

none i suppose

Summary

very user friendly with speech helpful in pronunciation

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5 stars

"I love it, I use it often, it is a wonderful tool.."

February 15, 2010  |  By jesusdied4ewe

 |  Version: WordWeb 6.0

Pros

I keep it on my desk top at all times, we use it a lot for word games.

Cons

I find NOTHING wrong with WordWeb...it is a big Plus to have.

Summary

It is handy and can be easily understood. It is so much easier than getting out the dictionary and thumbing through the pages. Thanks so much for WordWeb.....

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5 stars

"I love it..."

February 14, 2010  |  By sungirl4128

 |  Version: WordWeb 6.0

Pros

Drop down menu in search bar makes it very easy to find and type words in the latest version.....

Cons

i think pronunciations need to be revised...

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1 stars

"Limited Number of Uses then Payment required"

February 13, 2010

 |  Version: WordWeb 6.0

Pros

Probably worth it, but lack of disclosure makes me unwilling to try

Cons

Very limited number of uses before subscription required.

Summary

Dislike representation as free. Would be willing to buy if publisher had not misrepresented cost of product and seemed more trustworthy

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5 stars

"Easy! Time Saver! An Awesome Resource for Writing"

February 07, 2010  |  By elliehowe

 |  Version: WordWeb 6.0

Pros

It's always there. I can highlight a word, get definitions, synonyms, specialized dictionaries (medical, for example). Any word that's on my screen -- whether I'm reading it or writing it -- is a cinch to "look up." I've been a big fan for years!

Cons

There's nothing to dislike. It's awesome!

Summary

After using Word Web for awhile, I dumped the dictionary/thesaurus software on my PC. Word Web is faster, easier, less cumbersome than trying to use those programs, and it opens many more resources (20 or more dictionaries!) so I can check and compare definitions, correct usage, subtle nuances in meanings, as well as idioms, slang terms, and foreign expressions. It also opens a translator to translate a word from English to Japanese, for example. It just keeps getting better and better with every version...and it's still free! Thank you, Word Web!

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4 stars

"very useful tool"

February 06, 2010  |  By olympiachat

 |  Version: WordWeb 6.0

Pros

easy to use

Cons

no comments

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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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