WordWeb – A Light weight dictionary reference

By on August 6, 2011
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A windows dictionary software worth keeping around for quick reference.

Internet has removed our dependency from books, especially reference books like Encyclopedia and Dictionary for good. Although internet is a great resource, but it is not the fastest resource when you quickly want to find meaning of a word. WordWeb is one such local dictionary software that is small but feature packed. You can search for meaning of any word as well as synonyms very quickly in it.

If you spell the word wrongly, WordWeb can tell you closest word that matches your spelling, this feature is not as good as Google’s auto correct but does work if you can spell the initial alphabets right for WordWeb to give list of words that start with given letters.

It also has word pronunciations. The software also installs as a service in tray and can be activated on any highlighted word anywhere with hotkey, for quick reference. There are also online reference links for Wikipedia and Wikionary. So those references are just one click away from within WordWeb interface.

The basic version of WordWeb comes free and is a small download. The Pro version comes with audio pronunciations of over 70,000 words, word pattern searching, ability to add more online references and many add-ons to include different well known dictionary references and word lists to its database.

You can get free version / buy pro version @ Official site


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