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Editors' Review

by   / November 09, 2008

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.

What do you need to know about free software?


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Full Specifications

What's new in version 8.24

Version 8.24: faster run from icon.


Publisher WordWeb Software
Publisher web site
Release Date May 11, 2019
Date Added May 14, 2019
Version 8.24


Category Educational Software
Subcategory Language Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 21.66MB
File Name wordweb8.exe


Total Downloads 12,340,149
Downloads Last Week 867


License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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