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On Mac OS X, its native dictionary application works well for me (especially the added Japanese dictionary in Leopard). I am looking for an equivalent English dictionary software on Windows. I have tried online solutions such as "define:Google" in Google and other websites but my internet connection doesn't allow prompt result, so an offline solution is better for me.

A free software is welcome. Also international support (Japanese, Thai, ...) is a plus.

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Wordweb (Free for personal use)

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Nice find! – alex Aug 31 '09 at 16:18
Great application! Allow me to wait for more answers before accepting yours. Thanks. – puri Aug 31 '09 at 16:43

Babiloo is free and open source. It supports formats of other dictionary applications as well so you can import a myriad of dictionaries.

  • Runs on most of the platforms, Windows, Linux, MacOS, Nokia S60 (>1.9).
  • Supports dictionaries in SDictionary, and StarDict formats.
  • HTML displaying for the supported dictionaries.
  • Able to download more dictionaries within the application.
  • Translated into more than 30 languages

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StarDict is another popular one:

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JaLingo is another one. It's written in Java making it highly portable:

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I tried twice but I could not install this software. DOn't know why. – puri Aug 31 '09 at 16:44
Added some more options for you. – John T Aug 31 '09 at 17:19
Thanks a ton. I will try them all. – puri Aug 31 '09 at 18:15

I have tried this one which is called MultiTran. It has demo version(absolutely free) and full version(with some costs). Demo version only restricts with number of words for each language, but it has no any trial period which is very good. Here are language database for demo version:

  1. English-Russian-English 1.000.000
  2. German-Russian-German 400.000
  3. French-Russian-French 150.000
  4. Spanish-Russian-Spanish 70.000
  5. Netherlands-Russian-Nether. 30.000
  6. Italian-Russian-Italian 67.000
  7. Estonian-Russian-Estonian 26.000
  8. Latvian-Russian-Latvian 25.000
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