Portable TheSage's English Dictionary and Thesaurus

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It is a complete dictionary and thesaurus of the English language

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As its name suggests, Portable TheSage's English Dictionary and Thesaurus provides users with a complete dictionary and thesaurus that they can use to find explanations for over 200,000 English words.

The main advantage of the application is its capacity to look up words from any program. Just select a word in a third party application (like a word processor, a browser etc.), press the user-defined key combination and the software automatically finds it in its database.

The comprehensive dictionary provides you with detailed explanations of words, displaying its grammatical category, together with a list of synonyms, antonyms, derived words, as well as a famous quote, when available.

In addition, you can use it to search words inside definitions and phrase examples. Searching for semantic similarities helps you create a complete thesaurus, containing synonyms, antonyms, hipo and hypernyms, attributes and more. Any of the found words are clickable, which initiates a new lookup into the dictionary.

Furthermore, the embedded browser can be used to perform online searches on Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Google Define and Google Translate.

All the words you search are displayed in separate tabs, enabling you to easily access a previously looked up definition. The application can suggest results as you type; furthermore, it records the full history of your searches.

The 'Wildcard' tool allows you to search for entries that match a certain pattern, which is a combination of letters and special characters (for instance, the '?' symbol replaces a single character). The 'Anagram' option searches the index for all the anagrams of a character string and returns only valid English words.

The application is portable, thus it does not require installation and it does not affect your system registry.

Portable TheSage's English Dictionary and Thesaurus provides users with a handy dictionary tool that can integrate with most of the other applications. The database size, clipboard integration, together with the complete thesaurus makes it worth trying.

Portable TheSage's English Dictionary and Thesaurus was reviewed by Mihaela Citea
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Last updated on December 22nd, 2012
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Portable TheSage's English Dictionary and Thesaurus - The tabbed interface allows you to search for multiple words and benefit from search history. Main application window also permits you to dive into the Options panel for configuring the program.Portable TheSage's English Dictionary and Thesaurus - Options window allows the user to set up general aspects of the software such as opening and closing.Portable TheSage's English Dictionary and Thesaurus - The program can be configured in terms of appearance and you can enable the display of icons on buttons for better view.Portable TheSage's English Dictionary and Thesaurus - In Tool Parameters section of the Options panel you are given the possibility of configuring the definition concordancer.Portable TheSage's English Dictionary and Thesaurus - The Sage can look words up in online resources which can be edited by the user. It already comes with a few sources but users can add some more.Portable TheSage's English Dictionary and Thesaurus

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