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I mentioned it, along with Wordweb, which works, but doesn’t give as comprehensive definitions or background as wiktionary. I’m not normally one to plug researchit because for the most part I think it’s not a great or reliable feature, but the Wiktionary lookup seems pretty stable and has never failed except maybe for a couple of timeouts when I had a slow connection.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Jim Fettgather
Sent: November 5, 2020 08:10 PM
Subject: Re: Online dictionary recommendation
Unless someone has already mentioned this, Research-It in Jaws has a very uncluttered interface to Wictionary.
It’s found every word I could throw at it!
On Thursday, November 5, 2020, 08:02:03 PM EST, David Diamond <daviddiamond2019@...> wrote:
I’ve had the shortcut for dictionary.com on my computer for I don’t know how long, years. Mind you of late, I either use the spell checker in office 365 or, SIRI. Siri is used when the spell checker has no idea what I’m trying to spell. There are still some dog breeds I have trouble spelling correctly. If you can’t spell the breed name correctly, clients may not hire you.
I agree. I use Dictionary.com frequently.
Dictionary.com works great.
I’m going to paste the link to the word, “grace.”
It will give a few definitions, then there is a more button, which then shows I believe 18 or 19 definitions with examples, and yes, there is a lot of extras you can skip through but then it gets down to the origins and so on.
My wife and I used to have the Oxford English Dicitonary on CD but it was written for Windows 3.1, and at the time, was a steal at $130.
The Oxford English Dictionary had 21 definitions for Grace. So, dictionary.com is great for free.
"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert
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I’m looking for a good online, JAWS-friendly, dictionary. I use a Lenovo laptop PC, Windows 10, and the latest version of JAWS. Please recommend your favorite one. I’d prefer a free one if possible.