Dictionary

Where can I download a free dictionary?

My requirements
1. It has to be in a flat file (txt, etc) or a database.
2. It should have definitions for each corresponding word.
3. It has to be free.

Please only post references only if the above 3 requirements are met.


hongjun
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hongjunAsked:
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Hello there,

This site is where you can get a free dictionary certified by Microsoft =)

http://www.microsoft.com/reader/downloads/dictionaries.asp


Hope this helps
hongjunAuthor Commented:
Requirement (1) and (2) not met.
_TAD_Commented:
I think this is what you are looking for
http://www.translatum.gr/dictionaries/download-english.htm

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SaquangCommented:
here are some for you, doesn't have english-english but it meets all 3 of your requirements.

http://www.ilovelanguages.com/IDP/IDPfiles.html
CaudaxCommented:
Here are the direct links to the Gutenberg Webster plaintexts:
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/247
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/248

The Online Plain Text English Dictionary: (In spite of its name, it's actually HTML formatted in plain HTML.)
http://www.mso.anu.edu.au/~ralph/OPTED/index.html
ZIP Archive of dictionary: http://www.mso.anu.edu.au/~ralph/OPTED/v003.zip
StuffIt Archive of dictionary: http://www.mso.anu.edu.au/~ralph/OPTED/v003.sit
sora5959Commented:
Hey for da dictionary downloads try these...........

http://wordweb.info/free
shuboarderCommented:
TheSage's English Dictionary and Thesaurus 1.0.6:

TheSage English Dictionary and Thesaurus is a complete dictionary and a multifaceted thesaurus of the English language. It runs locally, and does not use your Internet connection. Notable features include: structured lookup display, advanced wildcard search, tabbed interface, anagram search, customizable user-interface, flexible copy-to-clipboard functionality, and multi-session history.

http://www.download.com/TheSage-s-English-Dictionary-and-Thesaurus/3000-2279_4-10443220.html?tag=lst-0-4
sora5959Commented:
did that solve your problem??
:-)

I guess these will be fine??!!
I have a few more links but those are paid one..
;-)
CaudaxCommented:
Sora, none of them are plaintexts. You fail requirement 1. Also, I think he meant "free as in freedom," not "free as in beer." Copy and pasting google links here is hardly effective.

hongjun, OPTED is easily (and flawlessly) convertible to plaintext by copy and pasting the entire HTML document to notepad.
hongjunAuthor Commented:
I am looking for one that is easily convertible to a database.
I will go through them and see which one is easy for me to read and save to a database.
hbkmunroeCommented:
@hongjun

Were you able to find what you wanted hongjun? I'm after the same sort of thing, something I could use in a MySQL database.
hongjunAuthor Commented:
No I stop my project.
It's just a personal project and so it doesn't matter.

hongjun
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