Dictionary - Merriam-Webster

Dictionary - Merriam-Webster

Average Rating2.5 out of 5 stars(26)

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4 out of 5 stars

Why not in Outlook?

19 out of 23 people found this review helpful
October 30, 2012 by CDR

The app works great in word but is unavailable for use in Outlook 2013. Furthermore, Microsoft seems to have seen it appropriate to remove the Encarta dictionary from outlook as well, leaving you with no option to define words while composing/reading emails!? Please make this app compatible/available for Outlook 2013 ASAP.

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2 out of 5 stars

Limited and unreliable

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful
April 3, 2013 by Bob

Has limited definitions and a limited vocabulary, which is frustrating - having entered what you know to be a legitimate word, only to find it does not have it listed. Also, the whole thing regularly will not load. Frustrating.

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1 out of 5 stars

Very basic, with no support for the Queen's English

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful
March 31, 2013 by David Armstrong

I agree totally with the Australian reviewer, Luke Stevens, though, to be fair, when I looked for Word 2013 apps I was told that there weren't any for my country (England)! 
Consequently, as Mr Stevens points out, the dictionary recognizes neither the Queen's English nor Australian English - try putting "colour" or the like into it, let alone any of the Australian words he lists. It an American dictionary, for undemanding American users, and parochial for all that.
One would have thought that a program with a name like Word would be first and foremost concerned with establishing a powerful dictionary. The Oxford, which serves the Kindle so well, would have been a boon here. However, non-American and American academic users are currently stuck. The bing dictionary is superior to this one, but (as the reviews suggest) it is still lacking.

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3 out of 5 stars

Useful App

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful
October 16, 2013 by Neil

Useful app, located handily within Word.

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1 out of 5 stars

Doesn't work

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful
March 3, 2013 by Tim

It doesn't work. I've installed it twice. It tells me my internet is down and gives me an error message. The Bing one works. This one is terrible. And why do I need to download and fool with an app for a feature that's been a part of Word for the past 25 years? It's just crazy. It's an opportunity for some developer to make a decent app, but it's a shame that Word shipped with no dictionary and poor support from MW. Boo.

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