The WordWeb is a program, designed to look up words in virtually any program with just one click. By just holding down the Ctrl key and right-click on the word. And, if you are online, you can also search web references, for example Wikipedia.
It has the option to highlight widely used synonyms, great for helping you write clear easy-to-understand English. Great, if you are editing a document you can select a synonym and replace the look-up word.
If you are looking for a particular part of speech you can click on the Noun, Verb, Adjective or Adverb buttons to show only the relevant synonyms and related words.
To see the definition for one of the related words double-click on the word. In addition to using the comprehensive English dictionary and thesaurus supplied, if you are online you can also search your choice of web references.
Each reference is on a separate tabbed page for easy cross-referencing. The list of tabs can be customized to use your favorite references.
You can also get optional third-party dictionaries, including the Oxford, Chambers and Collins dictionaries, shown on separate tabs like the web references.
You can add your own technical glossaries using the option on the “Glossaries” menu. Using the “Find Word” feature you can quickly find words matching a pattern.
You can also search a wide range of optional extra word lists using the Find Word window. It is supplied with a 290 000 list of words from the WordWeb database.
There are many additional word lists available, including Scrabble, technical, language, Wikipedia and proper noun lists.
You can also do powerful advanced searches for vowel/consonant patterns, punctuation specific word forms, and groups of letters, or general advanced regular expressions.
Enter a word and you can find all straight and multiple word anagrams. You can also find partial anagrams. You can also import and export to common spreadsheet-format files.
There’s a feature to randomly look one up as a way of helping you remember vocabulary.
WordWeb also builds a list words you’ve looked up, so you can go back and check you remember definitions.
If you are looking up a word from a document you are editing, you can select any word and press the “Replace” button to substitute a synonym.
You can also copy to the clipboard parts of definitions, all of the definitions, the selected related word, or all of the listed related words.
Includes many names of places and people, with a concise definitions and related words.
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