Tuesday, February 3, 2009

TheSage -great free thesaurus and English Dictionary

If you are looking for a great free thesaurus and an English Dictionary bundled together and can be used easily from your system or pen drive, TheSage is the best solution for you. TheSage's English Dictionary and Thesaurus is a professional software package that integrates a complete dictionary and multifaceted thesaurus of the English language into a single and powerful language reference system.
If you are looking just for a spell checker TheSage is not for you, instead you can try tinySpell. TheSage is powerful enough that you will hate using a dictionary any more. The new version has an improved interface which makes the navigation easy.
TheSage can look up words directly from almost any program like IE, Word, Firefox, Outlook, Thunderbird and more.This is accomplished by selecting the relevant word in the appropriate program and by pressing TheSage's Hotkey. TheSage will then read the word and carry out a lookup automatically.By default, TheSage's hotkey is CTRL + SHIFT + A but users can chose whatever combination they prefer via the 'Word capture' page in the Options dialog.

TheSage's dictionary has an amazing resource of
  • Multiple detailed definitions (+210,000).
  • Examples of usage (+50,000).
  • Phonetic transcriptions (+70,000).
  • Encyclopedic information (geographical, historical, political,...).
  • Academic knowledge (medicine, biology,...)
  • The thesaurus comprises of
  • Synonyms, antonyms, hypernyms, hyponyms, meronyms, holonyms,...
  • Approximately 1,400,000 relationships between definitions.
It can be installed as a portable software also.


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