WordWeb

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.1
  • Total Downloads:
    10,798,044
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 24, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    20.93MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,574
  • Platform:
    Windows
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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

    4.5

    out of 103 votes

    • 5 star 67
    • 4 star 26
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 4
  • 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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5 stars

"It helps in finding the right spelling as well as word."

October 30, 2010  |  By lboyd26

 |  Version: WordWeb 6.1

Pros

I kike the ability to be able to research the history of the word, and find out how it was used in the past as well as in different places of the country.

Cons

None at this time.

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5 stars

"it works as if teacher is beside to teach the un known"

October 30, 2010  |  By drbbalnarayana

 |  Version: WordWeb 6.1

Pros

easy to read any thing it guides as if a open dictionery with wanted word meaning and guiding the reader, helpful to the students ,parents ,learners too not only in the text word but we can aswell search of our choice words no need for dictionery

Cons

it is very good but only problem is sometimes we were asked to go to web for the search meanig of some words ,which leads to the defficulty similar to dictionery search,if the word web includes the remaining wors also it will be more appreciable

Summary

on the text of each screen we find some words unfamilier to the reader, accordingly once i put the same to the net, with in no time i got the answer to go for word web, i found it in the net and for my surprise was very is to down load , since then eveready i am using the word web , the same i have informed to several friends they also apprecited and conveyed me thanks ,in fact i have to divert thier appreciation to the word web authority i suggest the authority of word web to go in to deep , to include the pictures ,photos of unseen items to understand easily by the reader so that it can function as encyclopedia example unseen trees,flowering plants,animals photos

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4 stars

"A very worthwhile addition to your desktop - at no cost"

October 28, 2010  |  By rlw-jsy

 |  Version: WordWeb 6.1

Pros

Does the job very well and gets better with each upgrade

Cons

For some words there are too few synonyms available and definitely not yet enough antonyms - but it's improving all the time.

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5 stars

"Useful for quickly finding definitions and synonyms"

October 24, 2010  |  By libbysb

 |  Version: WordWeb 6.1

Pros

Quick and easy to use. Has entries for almost all words I want to look up, usually with all the information I need. Easy to find related words and navigate to their entries.

Cons

Can't always find useful synonyms.

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4 stars

"I like the source options."

October 23, 2010  |  By artdummy

 |  Version: WordWeb 6.1

Pros

You can hear the correct pronunciation, and the source options allows for a more complete meaning of a word.

Cons

The inability to copy a word from a document and paste it in the inquiry box.

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5 stars

"Superb Software"

October 22, 2010  |  By nagarajbez

 |  Version: WordWeb 6.1

Pros

Instant meanings at a key stroke! Superb

Cons

Nthng much against

Summary

Superb desktop utility...this one is xcellent

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5 stars

"WordWeb gives me Sanity while Writing"

October 16, 2010  |  By willspeaker

 |  Version: WordWeb 6.1

Pros

I love being able to key-combo click to get information on any word. All Pros here!!!

Cons

No cons at all.

Summary

I write for a living. Honestly, my desk is already covered with books and papers. Having a thesaurus somewhere in the pile diminished its use, even though I knew I needed to use it like a bible. Having this function as a click-able function has greatly improved my language usage.

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5 stars

"I love it. It helps with spelling and also vocabulary."

October 12, 2010  |  By imldsru2

 |  Version: WordWeb 6.1

Pros

It is really easy to use and I have not yet found a situation in which it doesn't work. I also have not found a word that it could not identify and defying. And of course one of the best things is, it's free.

Cons

Nothing I don't like so far.

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5 stars

"A necessary addition to every computer, home & business"

October 12, 2010  |  By EdDundas

 |  Version: WordWeb 6.1

Pros

the ability to check for synonyms, meanings and branch to other sources without interrupting ongoing work in process has proven invaluable ...

Cons

(if there are any faults, they have yet to be revealed)

Summary

the ctl-alt-W hotkey has become as automatic an operation as the Shift key in every type of work, whether writing or filling in online forms (such as this)

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4 stars

"Adequate for limited use (except for the audio)"

October 11, 2010  |  By thomasdohling

 |  Version: WordWeb 6.1

Pros

Words are adequately displayed with meaning and beyond.

Cons

The words are not adequately pronounced.

Summary

It's okay; I like it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.1
Version 6.1 is a maintenance release.
General
Publisher WordWeb Software
Publisher web site http://www.wordwebsoftware.com/
Release Date February 17, 2010
Date Added February 24, 2010
Version 6.1
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Language Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 20.93MB
File Name wordweb7.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 10,798,044
Downloads Last Week 6,574
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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