Chambers Thesaurus

Developer: WordWeb Software

Current Version: 3.3

Last Updated: 10 months ago

Download Size: 9.9 MB - Download


The Chambers Thesaurus is the perfect reference for writers and word game enthusiasts, while all lovers of language will find it a pleasure to browse through. There are nearly 40 000 distinct indexed words, and a total of about 400 000 synonyms and antonyms.

The intelligent word entry suggests possible correct spellings as you type, as well as listing words that sound the same or are often confused. Search features include:

- Alphabetical listing
- Spelling suggestions
- Sounds-like and often-confused
- Fast pattern-matching search
- Cross-reference to offline and online dictionaries

There are also standard bookmark, recent word and random word features. No Internet connection is required.

If our Oxford and/or WordWeb Pro dictionary apps are also installed, the references can all be quickly accessed from separate tabs in the app.


Release Notes:

- Support for new Collins Dictionary app in cross-reference tab if installed
- Minor database updates and corrections
- Various misc small bug fixes
Note to cross-reference other installed WordWeb Software apps, you must run each of them once first.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.5
Review by runningupthehill

Excellent - I have used the print version of this Thesaurus for years. Although I'm in the US it's always been one of the resources I have reached for first. I'm glad it's now available for the Mac. I also bought WordWeb and Chambers dictionary. The three apps plug into each other for cross referencing. Together they make the most powerful linguistic tool on my Mac. Highly recommend it.

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
Version 1.5
Review by dorkalert

Already on your mac… inside dictionary app - I bought this and thought I was using the app, it turns out the Chambers Thesaurus is already present on your mac (or at least for the newer versions with dictionary app and spotlight search). Check before you purchase. Spotlight search a word, or open the dictionary app, and the thesaurus should be the next tab over from the dictionary tab.

Found helpful by 14 out of 16 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.3
Review by TheiPhoneG33k

Awesome App! It makes writing so much easier. - I purchased this a few minutes ago, and immediately was impressed with the clean interface and the fact that all the dictionaries and thesauri are integrated into one interface, making this app an awesome addition to my writing needs. But more than that, I use Scrivener for writing and am constantly trying to find an alternate word, with this app I can put it in a split of the full screen with Srivener on one side using 80% of my screen and this app using 20% and I can simply select and copy a word to the pasteboard and the app automatically updates with the word selected. Huge time saver!!! When I saw that I had to write this review! Thank you!

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people