TheSage English Dictionary

Free dictionary and thesaurus by linguists for linguists

  • Category:

    Language & Translation

  • Version:

  • Works under:

    Windows XP / Windows 2000 / Windows ME / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    6.3 (45)

The Sage English Dictionary is a free, highly detailed, professional reference software program. It incorporates a full, comprehensive English dictionary and complete thesaurus. The dictionary boasts of in-depth references and definitions. It features entries for more than 145,000 different words and 200,000 different definitions.

This program is more than just a basic dictionary. It teaches users new words by offering over 50,000 contextual examples of various word usages. It’s a great way for users to learn to use new words and gain confidence with their language. Further, it includes phonetic pronunciations for more than 70,000 words.

The dictionary also includes other bonus reference material. For example, it includes geographical and political information. It also includes academic references, such as medical and scientific references.

The software's thesaurus offers around 1,200,000 definition relationships between words. It also includes synonyms, antonyms, hypernyms, hyponyms, meronyms and holonyms.

Extra features of the software include tabbed interfacing for multiple, simultaneous searches. It includes a word list manager which stores lists of words you've retrieved for future reference. Other features include a spelling and "sounds like" assistant, a wild card search feature, anagram search, phonetic pattern word search, copy-to-clipboard function and more.

The Sage English Dictionary is an ideal piece of free software. It helps anyone who needs regular access to an in depth electronic dictionary and detailed thesaurus. The software is perfect as a reference tool for students, teachers and librarians.


  • 100% free software program.
  • Extremely detailed reference material.
  • The software can be saved to portable devices.
  • All words are clickable within in the software.
  • Attractive, user friendly interface.
  • Customizable display features, such as fonts.
  • Online search available through the software.
  • Audio pronunciation assistance feature.


  • Currently only available in English.

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