WordWeb Pro v4.0b (Size: 6.99 MB)
WordWeb Pro is a quick and powerful international English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows. It can be used to lookup words from almost any Windows program, showing definitions, synonyms and related words. There are also many proper nouns and usage examples. You can search for words matching a pattern, find and solve anagrams, and optionally search a large number of extra word lists.
Unlike any paper dictionary or thesaurus WordWeb is truly a Word Web - each set of synonyms is linked to other related sets. Lookup "tree", click on the "Types" tab and you'll have a list of different types of tree. Click on "Part of" and WordWeb will tell you that a tree can be part of a "forest" or "wood".
Unlike any online dictionary, WordWeb allows you to dynamically filter words to find what you want. For example clicking on a sense number shows only synonyms and related words for that word sense. Clicking on the "Noun" button filters the synonyms to show you only noun senses, and double clicking on any word takes you immediately to its definition. It will also suggest the correct form for many common misspellings.
The fast easy-to-use program lets you:
Look up words in almost any program, including MS Word
Edit and add to the database
Find words matching a pattern
Solve and find anagrams
Copy results to the clipboard
Cross-reference to other installed dictionaries and web search engines
Search for words in a large number of optional extra word lists
Add your own custom glossaries
Configure for American, British, Canadian, Australian or Asian English
Option to hide (default) or flag vulgar and offensive related words
NEW: Reverse definition (full text) search
The extensive up-to-date dictionary database features:
Definitions and synonyms, including many compounds and proper nouns
Word relations: find antonyms, parts or types, less specific words, etc.
Over 124 000 synonym sets and 156 000 root words
70 000+ pronunciations, with pop-up hint pronunciation key
49 000 usage examples
View alphabetically nearest words, suggestions for many misspellings
WordWeb Pro runs under Windows NT/95/98/2000/Me/XP. Sorry, there is no Mac, Palm or Pocket PC version. You do not need to be online to use WordWeb.