November 11, 2013

Best offline dictionary and thesaurus

There are many dictionaries available free on the web. Some are available online and some can be installed on the computer and can be used offline.

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Of course, word processing programs come loaded with a dictionary. For example, Microsoft Office has an in-built dictionary which you can access by right-clicking on a word in Word, Power Point etc. New versions of MS Office are quite intuitive when it comes to suggesting corrections. MS Word also supplies a list of synonyms through right click. 


But, for writers and serious bloggers, nothing beats a professional thesaurus* that is available to them at all times. That's what prompted us to introduce such a tool, Wordweb, to you. 

You can download Wordweb from its site free of cost. Once installed, it sits quietly on your system tray and can be called from a document by clicking control+right click! It gives meanings of words the way a dictionary gives, with nuances, usage tips, examples of usage in a sentence and pronunciation. It also suggests synonyms and antonyms, words with similar dictionary entries and many more related expressions. From there, you can go to the Wordweb online dictionary and Wikipedia too. 

Wordweb is available in mobile version / app also. It also has a paid version with higher level of functionalities. 

*: In simple words, thesaurus is a list of synonyms grouped according to relevance.