WordWeb Pro Dictionary

Developer: WordWeb Software

Current Version: 3.3

Last Updated: 10 months ago

Download Size: 174.1 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:

- New definitions and updates
- Support for new Collins Dictionary app in cross-reference tab if installed
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

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 16 out of 17 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.3
Review by TheiPhoneG33k

Makes writing a joy! - 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
Version 3.3
Review by Victim_12jan2014_mad

Excellent Product - I have Word Web Pro on my iPhone 5S and Mac. The interface is simple and useful. I like the pronunciation. This makes learning and using English easier for me. This product deserves to be even more widely used. I have been using the free version of Word Web on Windows PC for a decade and like it. To make Word Web more powerful, I added the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on the Mac and the Chambers Dictionary and Thesaurus on the iPhone.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people