I’m told WordWeb, a dictionary application for Windows,
allows you to find words, quite unlike the MacOSX dictionary.
I’ve never even found a usable dictionary when I use Linux, that
doesn’t require me to go online.
The whole idea is that if I search for the phrase cure
all, I get back a thesaurus entry that suggests the word
panacea. OK, that example alone wasn’t so great, because
cure-all tends to be a word in these dictionaries. WordWeb Online
allows me to have a “reverse dictionary” result, which I think is
just fabulous (as long as I have access to an Internet
Does such a Mac app exist? Seems WordWeb exists for the iPhone,
but their Java app, requires an Internet connection.
What’s interesting is that they sell the dictionary data. They
are powered by MySQL, and if you’re wanting to grab their