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Merriam-Webster Dictionary Widget looks up words in English. It also pronounces the words.

What's New

Version 1.3.7:
  • Follow Merriam-Webster Web site changed.
  • Add Thesaurus and Learner's Dictionary.
  • Disable related words.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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neo979 Member IconComment+80
neo979
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Do you all realize that Mac OS X comes with an Oxford American English Dictionary widget?

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Version 1.3.1
Enron Fever
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I was wondering the same thing....might as well download it and see if there's a difference.

CMUviolin Member IconReview+2
CMUviolin
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widget has nice features and I have been looking for something that would define and correct, but it is diminished by how slow it is. It takes a long time to look up a word, then it asks for what kind (noun, adj., etc.) which is good, but then it takes longer to look it up further. I will stick with apples version until this is improved

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Version 1.3.1
The Paradiso (Developer)
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Hi CMUVIOLIN,

Thank you for this useful review. No doubt, it is quite slow. I just add "list related words" as an option. Please download it again. I should disable "list related words". :)

Best,
Sam

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Skoots
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I was looking for a simple free way of looking for the definitions or spellings of words. Fairly straightforward really and this more than fits the bill.

The widget installs very much like other widgets, by clicking the installer it goes about its business and then loads it up and asks if you want to keep it. The interface is simple and unconfusing with the logo, a text entry box and a display window.

The display window has adjustable font size which is a nice feature, but I was very surprised to see the option to save prononciations (!) to iTunes. Rightly enough, look up a word and it will offer you a pronunciation. The voice is clear enough to be relavent to me (English) althugh the whole thing is clearly a US thing, which is something you accept. A simple test - entering colour in shows that words like this are included as 'british variant's' (!!) but at least they are there. :-)

This little fella has proved an invaluable little tool for me as a dyslexic heavy computer user.

Well done and thanks....now to try the only button I havent pressed yet - 'donate' :-)

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Downloads 28,260
Version Downloads 10,452
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Date 25 Aug 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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