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WordWeb is a comprehensive one-click English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows. It can be used to look up words from almost any program, showing definitions, synonyms and related words. It includes pronunciations and usage examples, and has helpful spelling and sounds-like links.
Latest version 5 - now with fast one-click look up, web-reference tabs, bookmarks, Vista support, and more
The fast easy-to-use program lets you:
NEW: One-click look up from almost any program, including MS Word
NEW: Tab pages to quickly check web references
NEW: Bookmark words
NEW: Highlights commonly used widely-understood words
Find words matching a pattern
Edit and add to the database
Solve and find anagrams
Copy results to the clipboard
Cross-reference to other installed electronic dictionaries
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
Reverse definition (full text) search
Cross-links words that sound the same (homonyms)
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 126 000 synonym sets and 158 000 root words
Search over 260 000 words, compounds and derived forms
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 98/2000/Me/XP and Vista. Sorry, there is no Mac, Palm or Pocket PC version. You do not need to be online to use WordWeb.
Enter a pattern as the search word and it will find words that match, e.g.
T???SH finds thrash, thresh and thrush
*GRY finds angry, hungry and unangry
?*Q*P finds acquaintanceship, equip, liquid soap, re-equip, and square up
Use * to stand for any number of letters, and ? for one unknown letter. You can also do powerful advanced searches for vowel/consonant patterns, punctuation specific word forms, and groups of letters, or general advanced regular expressions.
You can also search sets of additional word lists (see the ordering page for details), including place names, specialized word lists and other languages.
Enter a word and you can find all straight and multiple word anagrams, e.g.
protest finds potters, spotter, to strep, pert sot, etc.
begin finds being, binge, in beg, and gin be
WordWeb Pro finds powder brow + many others.
You can also find partial anagrams. How many words can you make using the letters in "constitutional"? WordWeb Pro's answer: 726!
And more ...