WordWeb Pro Dictionary

Developer: WordWeb Software

Current Version: 3.5

Last Updated: 4 months ago

Download Size: 492.6 MB - Download


The WordWeb Pro English dictionary and thesaurus with 70 000 audio pronunciations. Includes definitions, usage examples, synonyms, and many related related words.

The comprehensive WordWeb dictionary database includes:

- 285,000 words, phrases and derived forms
- 225,000 word sense definitions
- 70,000 usage examples
- 85,000 text pronunciations
- Synonyms, similar and related words
- N. American, British, Australian and international English
- 70,000 professionally recorded audio pronunciations

There are hint links between words that sound the same or are often confused. Additional features include the ability to drill down on any word in a definition, full bookmark support and history.

Search features include:

- Alphabetical listing
- Sounds-like and often-confused
- Fast pattern-matching search (*, ?, vowel and consonant)
- Customize search options (case, derived forms, etc)
- Full Text Search

No Internet connection is required. If you have also installed the Oxford or Chambers dictionary apps they be automatically detected and shown in separate tabs for quick cross-referencing. Can be used with Services to easily look up words in other programs, or automatically look up words by copying them to the clipboard.


Release Notes:

Database updates, audio pronunciation issue fix


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.5
Review by runningupthehill

Extraordinary - This is a remarkable application with so much more to offer than the built in dictionary app. The interface is simple and inconspicuous and fits neatly on my desktop next to the application I'm working in for easy and quick access. I also bought the Chambers Thesaurus and Dictionary and they both plug into WordWeb for cross referencing. Great to have access to all three under one app. Highly recommended!

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
Version 1.7
Review by U84six

You will not like this if you like the PC version - I was expecting to get the same features that I love with the FREE pc version, so I figured I’d help the guy out and pay for this version. Unfortunately, it does not work like the PC version. I actually use the PC version as a spell checker as well as a dictionary for any selected text, and it works really well. If the spelling is wrong, I know right away because the definition isn’t listed. But then there’s a list called “nearest” that usually highlights the actual word I’m trying to spell. The problems with the Mac version: - No keyboard shortcut to pop it up a the system level (i.e. within any app as well as the OS UI). - If you have a word selected in a text doc, website, app, etc, after launching WordWeb, the selected word is not already loaded. You have to type it in all over again. If you want this type of functionality, don’t bother with this app.

Found helpful by 17 out of 18 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.5
Review by KISSMI22

Does not work…A WASTE OF MONEY - It doesn't work. It's a waste of money

Found helpful by 0 out of 2 people
Version 3.5
Review by Charlie Lewis

STILL no audio - Couldn’t help but notice a more current version 3.5 available here, not long after I’d posted a 2-star review. I of course installed it, albeit with fingers crossed. Don’t get me wrong. As mentioned perviously I've been a WordWeb user for many years on another platform but could never justify the $$ for the little use I made of it there. Once I saw it available on the App Store here I thought it time to do what I could to support Anthony Lewis. I only wish this v3.5 would have functioned the way the dev designed it to. It remains the only, and I mean *only* app I invoke (or website I visit) to be totally without of one of its’ more elegant offerings: hearing the pronunciation of a word in addition to its meaning. I’m on macOS Sierra (10.12), Anthony, with no immediate plans to upgrade to High Sierra. C’mon, I know you can do it!!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people