A must have for word lovers. I have it installed on all my computers and it's really a great reference that comes in handy whenever I look up words. Good to know that the author, Antony Lewis, is still actively developing it, expanding the database and adding more features.
Get the freeware version here: http://wordweb.info/free
There's also an enhanced commercial version which sells for $29 but comes with some advanced features.
WORDWEB FREE* VERSION
WordWeb is a free English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows, and can be used to look up words from within almost any program in just one click. It works off-line, but can also look up words in web references such as the Wikipedia encyclopedia. Features of the free version include:
Definitions and synonyms
150 000 root words
120 000 synonym sets
Look up words in almost any program
Millions of people from all over the world use this top-rated software.
Interestingly, the licensing terms for the free version
of the program indicates that it's actually Greenwarew
rather than pure freeware:
You may use the program free of charge indefinitely only if
* You take at most 4 flights (2 return flights) in any 12 month period
* AND you do not own or regularly drive an SUV (sports utility vehicle).
It make me feel good to see software authors spreading awareness about our environmental issues (thou honestly I suspect most users just don't read/ignore the license).
Disclaimer: I'm not in any way affiliated with/related to WordWeb.