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.
Database updates, audio pronunciation issue fix
Ratings and Reviews
Great content for two decades, now in a fabulous App
These WordWeb dictionaries (pure WordWeb Pro in this case) are basically an exceptional replacement for the built-indictionaries in MacOS. The content is very well organanized, and the interface is up-to-date with the latest improvements in MacOS. As far as content, it does not get any better than Oxford and Chambers. Of course it would be amaziang to have the entire Oxford English Dictionary, but that license is impossible to obtain and would cost $1,000. But for everyday use this is a fantastic set of products. If you have not looked, check out the other offerings by this developer. I have used these WordWeb softwares for 9 years (since 2009) before they were on the App Store. They are truly excellent for writers, academics, and other researchers. Fast, efficient with good content. (I am also putting this review on the other WordWeb App Store products I own, because they really are part of an integrated product.)
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!
Really Good and helpful
I used many dictionaries, and finally decided to pay for one because the free dictionary that I have been using for years doesn’t give me detailed English explanation and I cannot see what words above or under the word I am looking for(I couldn’t get a whole view of the dictionary. When you look up a word in a physical dictionary, you can also see other words next to the word you are looking up).
This one obvious looks like a dictionary with all the related above and under words showing at the left. Every word has its synonyms, antonyms and derived words. On the above right corner, it tells the types of the words. Anyhow, it looks simple concise but has everything I need.
I am happy with it.
I cannot set automatic enunciation. I have to click on the button. I wish when I look up a word, it automatically pronounce it. Every app has to try to eliminate the need for action of human’s fingures.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.