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Any free(highlight and right click) on-line dictionary programs/utilities I can use?

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  1. joeAgain------

    joeAgain------ Thread Starter

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    I know there has to be some out there.
    Many times I'd like to highlight a word in some text I've found, and get it's definition.

    Is there anything like that for free?

    thanks,
    jA
     
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  3. Scorpion

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    YESSIR!!...

    Did a quick Google on it, and found THIS ONE, installed it, and it seems to work fine. Only thing is that it opens another browser window to connect to the Dictionary/Encyclopedia site, but other than that, it does give right click capability.

    Hope that helps you.

    Scorp.
     
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    Yea moper, the only thing with that is that it put ANOTHER toolbar in the browser header, and if you have something like Spybot or similar, it may well get removed. I've neen using that site for years with no problems, but the toolbar got deleted when I was cleaning up one week... :eek: :D :D

    Scorp.
     
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    Been using Meriam-Webster Dictionaries for as long as I can remember. Well before the dawn of the Internet. And you can use them online as well.

    http://www.m-w.com/downloads.htm
     
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    Thanks Guys!
    CS.Scorpion, that right click dictionary/encyclopedia is Just what I was looking for. It works great!

    And Squashman, I also have the one you recommented in my Favorites now as a "backup",

    Thanks Again,
    jA
     
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    Glad I could help!

    Scorp.
     
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    I use that too, JohnWill(it's also on my right click menu). But that is only a spellchecker, isn't it? (and a good one).

    What I needed was a dictionary to give definitions(not spelling)of words.
     
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    Ah ha, a dictionary! I should read more carefully. :)
     
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