WordWeb

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0
  • Total Downloads:
    10,798,044
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 09, 2013
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial, some features limited); $19.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    20.93MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,574
  • 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

    4.2

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star 2
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    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
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    4.5

    out of 1299 votes

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

"Very usefull"

November 29, 2013  |  By kwalsh22a

 |  Version: WordWeb 7.0

Pros

Very useful, integrates in Windows task bar and can be opened at any time. Useful for every (English) writer!

Cons

No cons found yet

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4 stars

"Good but not without flaws"

October 22, 2013  |  By merwin20

 |  Version: WordWeb 7.0

Pros

1. Easy set-up and installation. No malwares or spywares hidden.
2. Shows the correct pronunciation through words, as well as through audio pronunciation.
3. We can set hot keys. Just pressing control [ctrl] & right click on top of a particular word, provides us with the meaning.
4. It shows us the grammar part of a particular word, if it is a noun, adverb, verb, adjective or something else.
5. Uses a exponentially small amount of space.

Cons

It would have been more helpful if the usage of the word was given with the help of sentences or illustrations.

Summary

WordWeb is a product by Microsoft and hence very easy to use. It is a dictionary that provides us with an updated database of definitions, synonyms and various other language tools. WordWeb is portable and hence it can be mounted on an external device and we can run it on any computer.

We can reference wikipedia when we are connected to the internet for further assistance.

Well equipped with shortcuts, Microsoft has yet again gifted us with a winner.

P.S: It also comes with a pro version but the free version is equally awesome.

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5 stars

"The Magic Secrets"

October 21, 2013  |  By bill3333

 |  Version: WordWeb 7.0

Pros

The last free Wordweb was version 6.8, but you must understand it does cost to supply this software, so now it's payware. Be carefull where you download stuff, and you wont get nasties included. Wordweb has always been excellent.

Cons

At Oct 2013 The Sage V5.1.1790 Dictionary Theasurus is a good free alternatve, for those who may only use it a few times a year, and you can contribute. It has a very attractive interface, and works welll.

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3 stars

"Incompatibility with Explorerer/Mozilla, lots of adware"

July 15, 2013  |  By skytop111

 |  Version: WordWeb 7.0

Pros

It's free but that's also a con.

Cons

Wordweb is maddening. It does not copy your selected words correctly and rarely recognizes a misspelled word. Also, when you download, you get the bonus of lots of trojan malware adware. Ne

Summary

Hope you like adware trojans.

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5 stars

"great product"

July 05, 2013  |  By issachar5

 |  Version: WordWeb 7.0

Pros

works quickly

Cons

hav en't found any

Summary

worth every cent, and more

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0
Version 7.0 improves one-click lookup with support for latest Windows and browsers, new words and database enhancements
General
Publisher WordWeb Software
Publisher web site http://www.wordwebsoftware.com/
Release Date June 09, 2013
Date Added June 09, 2013
Version 7.0
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Language Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 20.93MB
File Name wordweb7.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 10,798,044
Downloads Last Week 6,574
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial, some features limited
Price $19

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