Mac Dictionary App Tips And Tricks

The Dictionary app on your Mac allows you to look up word definitions and so much more. There is also a thesaurus, special dictionary of Apple-related terms, and many more you can add. Plus, you can use it as a Wikipedia browser. There are also several ways to access dictionary definitions outside the app.

Comments: 5 Responses to “Mac Dictionary App Tips And Tricks”

    mike O.
    3 months ago

    I had a virus on my computer a month ago and erased everything and installed fresh. Now i no longer have any options in the preferences except Wikipedia. How do i get them back?

    3 months ago

    Mike: Ouch. And there’s nothing at all in preferences? That’s odd. All the dictionaries come with the macOS install.

    Jenny W.
    3 months ago

    Thanks for this post! I had no idea the dictionary was so versatile. I have always gone to another tab to look up a pronunciation.

    John Seymour
    4 weeks ago

    Hi Gary, I have the Oxford English dictionary on my mac with OS Catalina 10.15.6. The selected word is followed by the pronunciation which is in another language which I am not familiar with. Is there a method of changing to plain english pronunciation, or can I import say Collins Concise english onto the task bar?
    I prefer to read rather than to hear a pronunciation.
    Would very much appreciate your comment as this subject has been a bother for quite a few years!
    Cheers, John

    4 weeks ago

    John: I’m not sure what you are dealing with there. Is this an app, or in the Dictionary app itself? Where exactly do you hear this other language? I’m not sure if Collins has an app or something you can download, you should check with them,

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