Posts Tagged ‘dictionary’

Find Out More about Words using Nifty for Chrome

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Just in case you don’t have a thesaurus or a dictionary handy …

Nifty is a brand new extension for the Google Chrome browser — and compatible browsers — that provides you with options to look up words or phrases found on any websites using select Internet services. Even if you are proficient in a language, you may stumble upon words from time to time that you don’t know at all or want to know more about.


Thunderbird – Switch Dictionaries Automatically Based on Recipients

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

You don’t hear too much about the Thunderbird email client, but this sounds like an interesting new feature that’s worth checking out.

The Thunderbird email client just like the Firefox web browser and other Mozilla based products support dictionary files that power the software’s spell checking component. Only one dictionary is installed by default and it is always based on the interface language of the program. If you have installed the English language version of Thunderbird, you end up with the English dictionary.


WordNet+Artha – A Great Linux Thesaurus Combo

Monday, January 31st, 2011

This looks like a very useful resource for Linux users … especially Linux users who are also writers.

I am a writer. I write loads of technical documentation as well as novels. Because of my trade I am always seeking out tools to aid in my own process. And although the web has made everything so much easier, it is still good to have a few dedicated tools around to make everything easier.


Lingoes – Multi-Language Dictionary and Text Translation Software

Monday, October 25th, 2010

If I had more time, it would be interesting to play around with this program, just to see what it could do … historically, machine-translation programs like this one have been kind of dicey; they often have problems with stuff like idioms (e.g., “hungry enough to eat a horse”) that might not translate into foreign languages all that well.

I sometimes have to look up words in a dictionary if the meaning is not completely clear to me. For that purpose, I can use a dictionary that i have at home, or use one of the various online dictionaries. The same is true when I do not know a word in a foreign language that I speak. I can look it up at home or get translations online.

Lingoes is a free dictionary and text translation software for the Windows operating system. The application offers an incredible feature set for a free program, more about that later in the review.