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Longman English Dictionary Browser v2.0.5 Updated

billon on 5 Aug 2017
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Oct 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Longman English Dictionary Browser displays search results from Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Online for user’s selected keywords with the key combination Ctrl+Shift+D.

Note that while the program will run slow initially, the program gradually builds up a cache of various different parts of speech into one. Once this is finished, the program should have very little delay.

Written in AutoHotKey.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Internet connection
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract
  2. Move the content of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch LongmanEnglishDictionaryBrowser,1.exe (32-bit) or LongmanEnglishDictionaryBrowser,2.exe (64-bit), depending on whether you are running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows
What's new? Improved:
  • The handling of not-found words.
Fixed issues:
  • That the program did not launch any longer.
  • That Google TTS was blocked.
  • Of GUI layout due to custom DPI configurations.
  • That any word has been no longer searchable.
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Midas on 2012-11-19 11:06

Download link broken...

dot on 2017-08-05 07:57

I strongly suppose that, every time you enter a search, this program will connect not only to the Longman database but will also establish connections either to Google or Amazon (the two biggest tracking firms this poor, abused globe has ever seen). The website with the pure online version doesn't even load if I block Amazon. If someone else tests it and finds out that it doesn't connect either to Google or Amazon, I will download it. :-)

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TheSage v7.18.2676 Updated

billon on 30 Jul 2017
  • 45MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by milentechie

TheSage is an English dictionary and thesaurus that contains over 145,000 references with multiple detailed definitions (over 200,000), and nearly 1,200,000 relationships between definitions. It features cross-referencing, wildcard and anagram search, multi-session history etc.

Functional on 64-bit systems.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .Net 4.0
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "PORTABLE" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TheSage.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WordWeb
What's new? See:
http://www.sequencepublishing.com/1/thesage_news/changelog.txt
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Mixture on 2017-04-10 14:03

I tried the latest version of this dictionary/thesaurus portable software and still had problems with it. Only this time, I recorded my problem.
https://youtu.be/ZswQygLGTWc

webfork on 2017-04-14 02:02

@Mixture: This is really something you need to post about in forums.

MoisheP on 2017-07-30 05:25

Check this version for safety!

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WordWeb v8.1

billon on 18 Jun 2017
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by motormaroon

WordWeb is a one-click English thesaurus and dictionary that can look up words in almost any program. It works off-line, but can also look up words in web references such as the Wikipedia. It includes full dictionary and thesaurus for the various English variants including American, British, Canadian, Australian, Indian, and global.

A pro version available with additional features.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Greenware - free if you only take one return flight in any 12 month period
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Enter a destination folder of your choice
  3. Click on the Advanced options... button, and ensure the Install as portable app check box is selected
  4. The program will automatically launch but in the future, run wweb32.exe

Optionally, delete uninst.exe and launch
Similar/alternative apps: TheSage
What's new? See:
http://wordweb.info/users.html
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__philippe on 2017-03-20 22:29

Muttering instructions to self :

1. Terminate resident process wweb32.exe;
2. Relaunch;
3. Delight in born-again "Replace" button, alive and kicking...;-)
4. Do: https://s13.postimg.org/6hvrgjrzr/Blimey.gif
5. Exit and goof no more.

smaragdus on 2017-03-20 22:58

@__philippe
Who are these idiots in the GIF image?

__philippe on 2017-03-23 13:38

@smaragdus

Perhaps fellow members commiserating at someone's ineptitude to grasp the obvious ?
Your guess is as good as mine...;-)

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Lingoes v2.9.2

Checker on 18 Aug 2014
  • 23MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by infimum

Lingoes is an easy and intuitive dictionary and text translation software. It offers lookup dictionaries, full text translation, capture word on screen, translate selected text and pronunciation of words in over 80 languages including Chinese, Spanish, English, Arabic, Portuguese, and more.

The application includes the Concise English Dictionary and additional dictionaries are available for download.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: IE6 or later
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Lingoes.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: QTranslate
Latest comments
ukraine on 2013-09-07 19:34

I obtained Lingoes dictionaries by looking up an older version, such as "Lingoes Translator 2.8.1 + Dictionaries". I used
http://uploading.com/files/thankyou/ca64ece4/Lingoes.Translator.and.Dictionaries.part1.rar & http://uploading.com/files/thankyou/92e1656f/Lingoes.Translator.and.Dictionaries.part2.rar . I used 7-zip to unzip the files (unzip "part1" and you will unzip the whole file). The dictionaries are found in the folder "dictionaries". A list is found at http://download-pedia.com/?a=f&b=OgRWJSMhCGcRWjkWCgJZUAcoSyolXA!! , although the links did not seem to work. Also, if you try to download the ".ld2" files from the Lingoes website, I did get a download window sometimes from "Download from Dbank" if I left clicked all over the first screen that came up about 100 times. Every now and then you will get a series of downloads from "Download from SkyDrive", but only on certain dictionary downloads.

smaragdus on 2014-08-17 21:27

The latest version of Lingoes is 2.9.2- http://www.lingoes.net/en/translator/download.htm
However I would like to ask- is there a way to block the annoying ads? I would rather stop using Lingoes than tolerating the obtrusive ads Lingoes spews out at every search.

Checker on 2014-08-18 16:34

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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McGill English Dictionary of Rhyme / VersePerfect 2.0

Midas on 24 Apr 2014

McGill English Dictionary of Rhyme / VersePerfect allows you to enter any word to see rhymes, near-rhymes, similar terms, and more. The program even features a visually interesting "hyperbolic thesaurus" (visible in the screenshot).

Note: Main website links to download.com, which we recommend avoiding. Download link switched to Softpedia.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the .exe installer (inside of a .zip archive) and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete install_script.iss and the folder embedded
  3. The program is in the folder “{app}”
  4. Launch VersePerfect.exe
Latest comments
Harry on 2010-05-26 01:32

It wants to contact 174.143.153.109 and I can't find a way to turn this off.

NickR on 2011-08-19 17:06

Website Link Broken ?
Perhaps there isnt one anymore

Onesimus Prime on 2011-09-19 06:14

Changing the download link to Softpedia, for now...

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