Simple q: a way to supplement the dictionary/thesaurus in, ugh, MS Word, Macintosh, to extend its vocabulary and synonym choices?
I don't want to have to pop out of word to go look elsewhere. I just want the built in dictionary/thesaurus enlarged.
I know there have been N previous queries about dictionaries but I didn't see anything about this specific issue. thanks.
posted by cogneuro
on Jan 21, 2009 -
What is the best advanced learner's dictionary? Best advanced learner's thesaurus? [more inside]
posted by Paragon
on Jan 19, 2009 -
I need a script that will extract from a dictionary all words that contain a certain set of letters. e.g: "a", "b", e" should return "abe", "babe", "a" etc. I know this is trivial in perl: however I want the biggest dictionary I can get my hands on, not just the default on linux. So I guess my question has two parts: can you please point me to this script and also point me to the biggest free dictionary in one or all of these scripts: roman, cyrillic, greek. This possibly has been implemented as a website. Which website?
posted by pita
on Jan 14, 2009 -
WordFilter: Is there a word/term for the tiny slices of oranges that are found between the regular sized slices?
Grandma Hollis calls them "Santa Clauses." Does an actual dictionary term exist?
posted by Etta Hollis
on Jan 10, 2009 -
Is there any sort of freeware program (online, installed on computer, php, mysql, anything) for me to save phrases in English, and then their translation in a certain language? In some kind of tidy, tabled format? I tried a wiki but I quickly tired of formatting each entry in order to produce a tidy table. Ideally, I'd like to be able to just plug in the phrases and go.
posted by Xere
on Sep 7, 2008 -
Is there an online Dutch dictionary that shows diacritical marks for the pronunciation and stress of the word? [more inside]
posted by softsantear
on Jul 23, 2008 -
I'd like to get a German dictionary/language program for my Blackberry Curve. Any recommendations or caveats? [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog
on May 16, 2008 -
LogosFilter: Could a blog entry that contains two words and their definitions be consistent with the definition of a dictionary? [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold
on Apr 23, 2008 -
Francofilter (part 2) (part 1
): What's my best option for a science/technical French-English/English-French dictionary? [more inside]
posted by solotoro
on Apr 12, 2008 -
I am looking for an electronic dictionary that can translate English/Korean/Japanese. I have looked around, and there are simply too many to wade through without any that seem above the rest. Does anyone here happen to have any experience with one or have any recommendations?
(I initially tried to find something for my Blackberry 8830; however, I had no luck as of yet)
posted by Knigel
on Apr 10, 2008 -
Is it possible to write a greasemonkey script or FF add-on to have the online scrabble dictionary
default to exact matches only? It's sooooooo annoying to have to select the radio box every time!
posted by pinto
on Mar 10, 2008 -
I want to make a dictionary database of words, where I can query part of speech, spelling patterns, pronunciation patterns, number of syllables, definitions, etc. Is Access best for this? Or are there other smaller, free applications you would suggest? Ideally I would like a lot of control over query output layout. Ease of use is important. (I never felt Access was so user-friendly [maybe that's true of all databases in general], but I'm a whiz at Excel. Unfortunately, using XL as a DB isn't very pretty.)
posted by strangeguitars
on Jan 29, 2008 -
Is there a word for: expecting to feel grief or ache of conscience and then not feeling it? [more inside]
posted by coizero
on Jan 23, 2008 -
I am looking for a specific poster, and any information about where I could find one would be greatly appreciated. It's a poster with colorful illustrations or photographs of equipment found in a radio station (mics, headphones, midis, volume control, etc.) and all the vocabulary is in French. I know such a thing may be impossible to find, but I need to try.
posted by comfortinsound
on Dec 6, 2007 -
I would like to develop a visual dictionary, web-based, which would allow me to visually parse words the reader is looking at, much like balloons over the word in question.
posted by steppe
on Nov 7, 2007 -
I'm looking for insults from around the world, in their native tongue, English translation and phonetics. Not truly offensive, but more like the Shakespearian "I bite my at thou." The stranger/smarter/culturally varied, the better. [more inside]
posted by Davidissimo
on Oct 31, 2007 -
I need . . . adjectives! Is there a *scannable* online dictionary or some way in which I can search through giant lists just for the adjectives? [more inside]
posted by Dee Xtrovert
on Oct 18, 2007 -
Microsoft Word/Office question: Can anyone recommend a good third-party add on dictionary for medical, technical and scientific terms? [more inside]
posted by Zinger
on May 5, 2007 -
Best large Spanish-English dictionary? Also best dictionary for Cervantes era spanish? (Reasons why best a bonus.) Many thanks.
posted by IndigoJones
on Apr 3, 2007 -
Mac OS X 10.4 has a wonderful little feature associated with Dictionary.app : if press crtl + apple + D, it gives you the definition of the word under the cursor. Clearly this is only of limited use to a native english speaker, but I can imagine it being very helpful to non-native speakers, and I've very much love to have dictionaries in other languages (firsly French). However, it appears Apple never bothered to make any. Any idea what the file format is? Or how to make your own dictionary?
posted by jeffburdges
on Oct 2, 2006 -
How do you start digitizing a dictionary? More specifically, how (and where) do I begin putting together a digital and internally cross-referenceable edition of the Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic
? [more inside]
posted by awenner
on Sep 16, 2006 -
My partner and I once saw a photographic phrasebook / dictionary while at the National Gallery in Canberra, Australia allowing the language impaired to point to an image. Does anyone know of the book we're referring to?
(An Amazon ref would be grand)
posted by pipstar
on May 25, 2006 -
How do I convert my Palm into a guitar player's best friend? [more inside]
posted by bd
on May 20, 2006 -
I'm looking for an electronic dictionary to help out when visiting Taiwan. I've found reviews of Japanese models but not much for Chinese ones. Can anyone recommend somewhere that will help, or perhaps a particular brand or model to go for?
posted by kerplunk
on May 9, 2006 -
I am looking for a Japanese/English dictionary I can load onto my ipod. I am moving to Japan soon, and at the present time I can't afford one of the electronic dictionaries, so I was wondering if I might make use of my nano for this purpose.
posted by dbooster
on May 5, 2006 -
DictionaryFilter: Looking for a good Italian-Italian style/usage dictionary, ideally just like the Duden #3 Stilwoerterbuch for German (Italian examples, simple words, covers questions of usage more than definitions) [more inside]
posted by sdis
on May 1, 2006 -
I've given up. I can't seem to find this anywhere. Perhaps MeFi can do it? I'm looking for an English-Chinese dictionary for my Nokia N70 phone that has pinyin pronouncations listed for the characters. I want characters, too, but the pinyin is pretty key if I'm actually going to be able to say anything. I'm running Symbian 60 OS. You would think this shouldn't be that hard to find but everything I find either doesn't have pinyin or is for the wrong Symbian OS.
posted by riverjack
on Mar 19, 2006 -
Last night I was watching the completely superb "China Rises" documentary. In one scene a mother helps her son with his homework, the kids doesn't know the meaning of a word, mom says get the dictionary. Shot of dictionary, duh, it's in Chinese. How does a Chinese dictionary work? How do you find the character you're looking for?
posted by Keith Talent
on Feb 3, 2006 -
The online version of the OED (subscription required) uses an ASCII version of IPA, and I can't figure it out. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Jan 8, 2006 -