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dict

dict

dict is a client for the Dictionary Server Protocol (DICT), a TCP transaction based query/response protocol that provides access to dictionary definitions from a set of natural language dictionary databases.

The DICT Development Group maintains several public servers which can be accessed from any machine connected to the Internet. The default configuration is to query one of these servers first.

Queries may be customized by numerous command line options, including specifying the database(s) to be queried and the search strategy to be used.

There are also a large number of DICT clients that have a graphical user interface.

 dict 1.11.2

Price
Free to download

Size
0.7MB
License

GNU GPL v2

Developer
Rik Faith

Website
www.dict.org

System Requirements
libmaa2
librecode0
recode
zlib
regez
libmaa

Support:
FreeDict, Mailing Lists, Databases, Servers

Selected Reviews:

Features include:

  • Access the following Dictionaries of English:
    • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    • Oxford Advanced Learners' dictionary
    • Free On-line Dictionary of Computing
    • V.E.R.A. Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms which are used in the field of computing
    • Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
    • WordNet
    • Jargon File
    • The Devil's Dictionary (1911)
    • Elements database
    • The U.S. Gazetteer (1990 Census)
    • CIA World Factbook
    • Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)
    • Moby Thesaurus
    • Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856)

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