TheSage's English Dictionary and Thesaurus is a complete dictionary and a multifaceted thesaurus of the English language. TheSage can look up words directly from almost any program (IE, Word, Firefox, Outlook, Thunderbird,... ) and is 100% portable. It runs locally, and does not use your Internet connection. The Dictionary comprises more than 145,000 references with multiple detailed definitions (over 200,000); A large collection of examples of usage (approx. 35,000); Encyclopedic information (geographical, historical, political,...); Academic knowledge (medicine, biology,... ). The Thesaurus encompasses synonyms, antonyms, hypernyms, hyponyms, meronyms, holonyms,...; Nearly 1,200,000 relationships between definitions. The essential functionality includes the following: Tabbed interface allowing multiple definitions and searches to be readily available; Quick cross-referencing (any and all displayed words are clickable, triggering a lookup); Standard and advanced wildcard search functionality; Anagram search; History and session record keeping; Options that allow customization of the appearance of TheSage; Copy to clipboard of all or part of the information displayed.
TheSage has been developed for the Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT/XP operating systems. It is highly recommended that the latest OS Service Packs be installed.
TheSage requires downloading a setup file of approximately 8 MB in size and, once installed, TheSage occupies approximately 20 MB of hard drive space. TheSage has no special RAM requirements and will use about as much memory as any other program.
To install TheSage, execute the setup program and follow the instructions.
Once installed, TheSage come be invoked from the Start menu, the Desktop, the Quick Launch toolbar, or directly from its folder in the hard drive.
Installing to a USB Flash Drive
TheSage does NOT pollute your hard drive by placing files in system directories (and the such). TheSage does NOT depend on the registry or static identification of specific OS resources. Therefore, it is possible to run TheSage from a portable device such as a USB flash drive.
To use TheSage from a flash drive, follow these simple steps:
1. Install the package in a local directory of your computer.
The local copy is no longer necessary to run TheSage. It can be uninstalled if so desired.
TheSage's package includes an uninstaller utility. To run it, navigate through the Start Menu or through the hard drive to TheSage's folder. Alternatively, it is possible to uninstall TheSage through the 'Add/Remove Programs' applet located in the 'Control Panel'.