WordWeb for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 9
  • 3.9
  • (511)
  • Security Status

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Free English thesaurus and dictionary

WordWeb sames you time by putting a full dictionary at your fingertips.

Luckily there’s a whole batch of lexicon applications that’ll send it back to the shelf (or in the trash can) forever. WordWeb is the perfect example of this type of dictionary and thesaurus combo in a hands-on interface.

What you’re looking for in a dictionary application is something you can open in a click, paste your word, and immediately get the results. You get that in Wordweb via system tray integration, and a Ctrl+Alt+W hot key combination. On install WordWeb will ask you the English locale you will use, such as Australian, Canadian American or New Zealander. The program keeps a history of your searches and you can quickly access them via the side arrows. You can refine your search by selecting word categories like nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs and decide to show pronunciation, usage and offensive or vulgar words. WordWeb isn’t associated to any world famous reliable dictionary like Webster’s, preferring its very own online source, comprising of more than 240,000 words and updated regularly, according to the developer.

The heart of WordWeb resides in the results tabs, although the difference between them all wasn’t obvious from the start. After a bit of testing we found that the “nearest” tab showed you the preceding and following words in the dictionary, “see also” was a suggestion of related words and “similar” presented a word that resembled your search but had a slightly different meaning. “Types” goes down to the meaning of the word, for example solid “types” will be plastic, crystal or block. The “type of” tab is another variation. “Types of” solid will be substance, state or form. These tools will be particularly helpful if you feel limited by your vocabulary and are looking to diversify your choice of words in the document you are writing.

WordWeb is a reliable dictionary and thesaurus with a simple, hands-on approach. It is an ideal partner to fight off writer’s block and improve your vocabulary. The online dictionary is a rich source and WordWeb should help you out of any mind jam whenever you’re writing an article.

About 700 new words and derived formsImproved Chrome support


  • About 700 new words and derived formsImproved Chrome support


  • Quick access via hotkeys and system tray
  • All the English locales
  • Works with rich online dictionary
  • Show pronunciation, usage and vulgar words


  • Not tied to a World-acclaimed dictionary

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WordWeb for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 9
  • 3.9
  • (511)
  • Security Status

User reviews about WordWeb

  • Qasim Mumtaz

    by Qasim Mumtaz

    good one and i enjoyed it a lot since many years. I will keep using it for the times to come

  • Jainee Parekh

    by Jainee Parekh

    the dictionary is awesome. just add more sentences for usage and pronunciation support needs to improve

  • Stonard Mchacha

    by Stonard Mchacha

    WordWeb dictionary is so unique.
    It will assist me in doing my studies because its unique and well written
    Pros: Translation of te meaning More

  • Zamin Naqvi

    by Zamin Naqvi

    Thanks to word web .
    We believe this best help to people are weak in English spelling

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Great software.
    fabulous software great Word web continue best word software LIke It

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    I'm a 'picky' kind of guy and want to get it 'right the first time'..
    I have been using Wordweb for two years now and am satisfied. I'm a picky  More


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