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WordWeb 6.7

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09 Oct 2011

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Verdict

A useful addition to the dictionaries found in office applications.

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Type: Function limited demo

Platform: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 7, Windows Vista 64-bit

Manufacturer: Antony Lewis

Size: 7.4MB

Number of Downloads: 5808

Price: Free

If you've ever felt the dictionary or thesaurus in popular office applications doesn't go far enough, consider installing a copy of WordWeb instead.

This little utility sits patiently in your SystemTray, waiting for you to enter a word. It then offers a definition - along with synonyms and even types of, or parts of - the word you've entered.

For example, entering 'tree' will bring up the following definition: "Tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown". But press on the Types tab and you're presented with a list of every type of tree you've ever heard of and even many you haven't.

It's also easy and great fun to click on synonyms and find yourself effectively surfing a thesaurus.

WordWeb is a dab hand at solving anagrams and filling in the blanks as well, but this feature is sadly not available in the free version.

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