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WordWeb

By WordWeb Software Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of WordWeb

  • Master sophisticated English with one-click lookup for words, definitions, examples, and Web/Wiki/dictionaries cross-referencing
  • Last updated on 01/19/21
  • There has been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon
  • Also available on Android and iOS

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Nov 9, 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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 9.05

New words, senses, and updates.

General

Release January 19, 2021
Date Added January 19, 2021
Version 9.05

Operating Systems

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

Popularity

Total Downloads 12,411,272
Downloads Last Week 168
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Developer's Description

This thesaurus/dictionary can be used to look up words from almost any program. In addition to displaying sense definitions and synonyms, WordWeb can find sets of related words.

The database has more than 160,000 root words and 222,000 senses many proper nouns, pronunciations, and usage tags. WordWeb works off line, but when online you can also quickly view Web references such as the Wikipedia encyclopedia.

  • Offline English dictionary and thesaurus.
  • One-click lookup in any Windows program.
  • Definitions, synonyms, and related words.
  • Pronunciations and usage examples.
  • Quickly cross-reference Wikipedia and others.
  • Add Oxford, Chambers, and Collins dictionaries.