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    I've been using WordWeb for Windows by which I can look up definitions without being online. Is the a similar application that might run under ubuntu or should I just try it with Wine?

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    I know it's a bit old-fashioned these days, but you could try one of these:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...150046-2083868

    or these:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...150046-2083868

    or even cheaper:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...150046-2083868

    You may think I'm being flippant, but I'm not really. It can help your concentration to take your eyes off the screen for a few minutes, and with these, you dont even need to be sat at the computer.
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    Hell no! That would be way slow! I want to double click to select a word, hit Ctrl Alt + W and be presented with the definition. Ruffling back and forth through a stupid paper dictionary isn't for me...

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    If you use Gnome, there is gnome-utils, it comes with a dictionary. I don't know much about it.
    http://live.gnome.org/GnomeUtils

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    I was hoping to use Ubuntu and I think the OpenOffice dictionary is just a list of words - I'd like the definitions!

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    here is command line dictionary tool it's called edictionary

    I've seen a whole bunch of this language to this language dictionary but not too many straight up english dictionaries.

    EDIT: Ok sorry I just installed this and it actually looks up words in the merriam webster online dictionary so you need an internet connection. Sorry about that.
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    Hi.

    A similar question came up in the forum at Ubuntu. I haven't tried StarDict, but the description in this blog looks on point. In general, however, I agree with Roxoff ... cheers, drl

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    Quote Originally Posted by username132
    I was hoping to use Ubuntu and I think the OpenOffice dictionary is just a list of words - I'd like the definitions!
    I thought Ubuntu used Gnome as the default WE, did you not like the dictionary program?

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    Hi, SweetLou.

    I looked at the Dictionary accessory on CentOS with Gnome; I had not noticed that before. It seems to work well. However, it appears to want to contact a server dict.org on port 2628, although I don't know if that's the same item to which you were referring. I think username132 wanted the dictionary to be local, presumably because he's not always connected ... cheers, drl
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