Many years ago, when I was learning basic English in school, a fellow student introduced me to WordWeb which is a dictionary software for Windows. It completely changed the way I looked up word or phrase definitions since then. Before using WordWeb, I always checked word definitions using my old Concise Oxford English Dictionary. But WordWeb made everything so easy.
If you have WordWeb installed on your Windows PC, you can select a word or phrase and then press the key Ctrl+Alt+W and it will quickly show you the word definition. There is no need to turn the pages of the traditional dictionary. And it works fully offline – there is no need to have an internet connection.
You can also manually type in the words in WordWeb window to look up their definitions. Additionally it shows the words which are similar, antonyms and synonyms, or parts of a group. Overall, it is a great tool for the students who are learning English.
In the recent version of WordWeb, they have added themes which can be selected by the users. Here is how you can change the themes in the popular Windows dictionary app WordWeb:
- Double-click on the WordWeb notification area icon. This will make WordWeb window to appear.
- In the WordWeb window, select Options and then Preferences from the menubar.
- In the Preferences window that opens up, select Themes tab.
- On the next screen, you have options to choose from many themes – Windows Default, Light Theme, Dark Theme, Windows 11 Dark.
- Click OK after making a selection from any of these themes.
If you choose “Windows Default” as the theme for WordWeb, then it will use the same theme or mode selected in the Windows settings. This setting applies for Windows 10 and Windows 11 only. The other themes are applied when selected without any dependence on the Windows theme settings.