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The Sage – Free English Dictionary and Thesaurus

by Rono 3 July 2009 2 Comments

This is a guest post written by Rono about one of the best free dictionaries out there, The Sage. It works on Windows XP and Windows Vista and also has a portable version and an online version.

If you are looking for a complete and easy-to-use English dictionary, then TheSage is one of the best options you could find. This small but powerful application is a handy and very useful tool for professionals, students, English learners, etc., and includes more than 210.000 definitions, synonyms, antonyms, examples and pronunciations. This program will become an essential tool for those who need to look up English words.


Within the program’s interface, you will be able to perform three types of searching. First, LookUp. If the word typed is found in TheSage’s database, a new tab will be created displaying the result information. Then, it can also perform a Wildcard search. Using special characters (*,?,$,#) you will be able to perform advanced pattern searches. For example, typing “ch#p”, you will get the following results “chap, chip, chop”. Finally, anagram search will help you find all anagrams of a character string.

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Definitely, TheSage is complete English dictionary that will help you a lot on your job, or your studies. Besides, it’s completely free.


* Easy to use Interface.
* Built-in pronunciation feature.
* Examples included for each word.
* Freeware.

Reviewed by: rono

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  • yeo said:

    It seemed that Wordweb and The Sage used the same database. I did some random word searches. The definitions given by both are exactly the same.

  • Johnny Karp said:

    Yeo, the two programs are quite similar in many aspects, maybe some of the authors worked on both projects at some point, who knows…

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