WordWeb

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.75
  • Total Downloads:
    11,048,219
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 20, 2012
  • Price:
    Free; $19.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    21.13MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9,079
  • 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

    4.7

    out of 18 votes

    • 5 star 13
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • 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

"Very fast and easy to use"

July 16, 2012  |  By supadjmq

 |  Version: WordWeb 6.75

Pros

1 online support
2 very fast start up
3 user friendly

Cons

the program looks dated

Summary

It's worth downloading this program

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5 stars

"Wow! It is really great!"

July 11, 2012  |  By riturajkalita

 |  Version: WordWeb 6.75

Pros

A very useful, very handy tool for writing almost anything. I've used it probably thousand of time and always feel very thankful to its developers and publisher!

Cons

Sometimes the synonyms list is unduly short (I used version 5.5). Let's see in 6.75 now. Sometimes the task-bar icon gets hidden (may be fault of my PC).

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5 stars

"Absolutely time saving."

July 05, 2012  |  By wgbradbury

 |  Version: WordWeb 6.75

Pros

Ability to search multiple sources from a single interface.

Cons

None, unless you fly alot.

Summary

I have been using this software for two years for school, and even personal writing. It is great!

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4 stars

"a very useful tool"

June 17, 2012  |  By SKKakulapati

 |  Version: WordWeb 6.75

Pros

handy on the work line. thanks

Cons

no cons at all all userful

Summary

totally dependable for office use

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4 stars

"Good product!"

June 02, 2012  |  By jcfreak6363

 |  Version: WordWeb 6.75

Pros

Does what it claims. It looks up definitions from any program you're in, whether it's your browser, notepad, etc.

Cons

Occasionally when you click on some words, the words somehow end up misspelled and you have to type in the correct spelling but that's the only bug I've found and it's not really a big deal. It just takes a few more seconds to get your definition.

Summary

All in all an excellent program that I would highly recommend over all the other choices.

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5 stars

"Desktop Accessibility! Hotkey Functionality! Epic!!!"

April 25, 2012  |  By PrometheanPhilosophy

 |  Version: WordWeb 6.75

Pros

My title nails down the two main features.

Add to that :

1. Firefox Add-On Capability
2. Ability to look up any term quickly with instant connection to Wiki services online.
3. Synonyms, Antonyms, Part of Speech, all collectively displayed in the interface
4. The interface is clean, functional, and efficient
5. Voice functionality to hear the word spoken aloud

and probably more stuff I haven't used yet because this software offers everything I want already with just the surface features.

Cons

I applaud the developer for encouraging people to be environmentally conscientious.

It hasn't been an issue for me yet, but I am not looking forward to the pop up windows asking me if I am being sufficiently green.

Also, some of the terms could use more robust synonyms definitions and many terms lack antonyms altogether.

Antonyms are a more specialized dictionary attribute though, so I am not much troubled.

Summary

Excellent. Excellent. Excellent.

Everyone should have this marvelous piece of software on their computer.

I would encourage Microsoft to buy the software and make it part of Windows 8.

It would enhance the OS immensely in useability.

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5 stars

"Remarkable as one of its kind!"

April 04, 2012  |  By sopheclese

 |  Version: WordWeb 6.75

Pros

simple to it handle+wide range of vocabulary.online and offline services makes it superior.

Cons

make the look-up window disappear with a clck

Summary

i find it indispensable.i like it

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5 stars

"Best thesaurus and dictionary out there"

April 04, 2012  |  By guptasuneet

 |  Version: WordWeb 6.75

Pros

Simple to use, comprehensive

Cons

Restriction on air travel :)

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4 stars

"The wordweb a great thesaurus and dictionary"

March 24, 2012  |  By carmar89

 |  Version: WordWeb 6.75

Pros

The wordweb aids doing crosswords, but doesn't take the enjoyment out of them. My husband loves it.

Cons

Nothing he has complained about.

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5 stars

"It works well and quickly."

March 15, 2012  |  By mark2jane

 |  Version: WordWeb 6.75

Pros

Fast, sounds out words, auto-complete(helps when you don't quite know how to spell the word), doesn't take up much space. Quick and concise. No distractions such as ads.

Cons

I haven't found any cons with this program. Maybe someday you will be able to use voice recognition with the program.

Summary

Great essential program.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.75
Version 6.75 added database and compatibility updates.
General
Publisher WordWeb Software
Publisher web site http://www.wordwebsoftware.com/
Release Date February 18, 2012
Date Added February 20, 2012
Version 6.75
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Language Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 21.13MB
File Name wordweb7.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 11,048,219
Downloads Last Week 9,079
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations 30-day trial
Price Free

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