Windows 8 Dictionary App To Get Meanings of Words, Phrases

Best Dictionary is a free Windows 8 Dictionary app. You can use it to get meanings for words and phrases. In addition to the meanings it provide, the dictionary would also give you the option to explore the words/phrases on Wiktionary, Wikipedia, and Bing. And moreover, you also get the option to share the meaning with others over your Email. There is an option to copy all the results that you find, to your clipboard, from where you can paste it into any text editor you have.

Impressed! Well here comes the best part, the dictionary does not require an active Internet Connection. That’s right! It can work offline also.

Best Dictionary

Best dictionary is freely available in the Books & Reference category of the Windows Store.

Using this Windows 8 Dictionary app

On the main landing page of this free Dictionary app, you would be shown the option to search for the word or phrase.

One thing I would like to mention here is the way the app works. As soon as you start typing, the free dictionary would start generating meanings for the part of phrase you have written.

Let me get you a better idea of how this free dictionary app works, that is, regarding the main functions for which you can use the app for.

Find Meanings of Words and Phrases

Just start by providing the input to the search box. As mentioned earlier, Best Dictionary will provide you with the results as soon as you start typing. The free offline dictionary would provide the meaning for the usage of that word as a noun, verb, and adjective.

Best Dictionary- noun and verb referred meaning

Explore more from Wiktionary, Wikipedia, and Bing

The app will also provide you with the option to explore about the word/ phrase online through Wiktionary, Wikipedia, and Bing. For that, there are buttons present on the immediate downside of the  meanings.

Best Dictionary- More web reference

If you click on the buttons, the app will link you to the web source you have chosen, using the third party browsers like Mozilla Firefox.

Copy To Clipboard

You can use the button that is available on the immediate right of the search box to copy the meanings to the clipboard from where you can paste them to a text editor like Microsoft Word.

Share to mail

You can Share the meanings through you mail using the share charm of Windows 8.

Change dictionary background

You can change the background of the app using the Appearance option that will appear in the bottom flyout if you right click the interface. There are 6 backgrounds to choose from.

Best Dictionary- Backgrounds

Also check WordWeb and Urban Dictionary Plus.

My Verdict

Best Dictionary is a good Windows 8 Dictionary app with a nice list of available features. I really liked the option using which we can copy the content available here to the clipboard. You can surely give it a try. Do share your experience about the app with us.

Get Best Dictionary here.