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servo888
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 1:27 am    Post subject: Going To College: Looking for a Dictionary! Reply with quote

So College is coming up in a few days *sigh.* Though I'm happy that I'm through with High School (and the 7 useless classes) and now only have to put up with 4. But I'm not happy about how much those 4 classes cost =-(. Anyways I'm looking for some sort of offline dictionary program. Something like kdict - only offline. Because in some classrooms were not offered WiFi so I wont have internet around. Though I will have my cellphone (14.4k), but that's barly enough power for IRC. So I really need some sort of offline dictionary (that's free - you know I'm a cheap poor college student...).


Best Regards and good luck to all my Freshman homies who are going on to higher education :-)
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Um -- dict?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

www.dictionary.com
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you could get an old Palm pilot off of eBay or a friend I'm sure you could get a dictionary setup on there. I'm not sure, I've never owned a Palm nor a handheld device suchas that. Good luck!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You may like to try:
Code:
emerge -pv dictd dictd-dicts

Then start up the dictd service:
Code:
/etc/init.d/dictd start

Then point Kdict to localhost, port 2628 and you should be good to go!
(You may need to edit /etc/dict/dict.conf)
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StringCheesian
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thefreedictionary.com is my favorite online dictionary. It loads faster and with less hassle than either m-w.com or dictionary.com
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the OED.
The compact edition has 4 pages on a page and comes with a magnifier.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The full OED is the way to go. I know it costs a lot, but between the etymologies for every word, the examples, and the definitions, you can't lose.
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