gnome-dictionary (1) - Linux Man Pages

gnome-dictionary: Look up words on dictionaries

NAME

gnome-dictionary - Look up words on dictionaries

SYNOPSIS

gnome-dictionary

gnome-dictionary [options]

or select Dictionary from the Accessories submenu of the Applications menu.

DESCRIPTION

GNOME Dictionary provides dictionary definitions of words, using a dictionary source.

For full documentation see the GNOME Dictionary online help.

OPTIONS

--look-up word
Looks up the specified word using the pre-defined dictionary source.
--match word
Matches one or more words using the pre-defined dictionary source.
-s source or --source source
Uses the specified source for looking up words. This does not affect the global settings.
-D database or --database database
Use the specified database for looking up words. This does not affect the global settings.
-S strategy or --strategy strategy
Use the specified strategy for looking up words. This does not affect the global settings.
--help
Display help information.

CONFIGURATION

All the configuration is handled using GConf.

AUTHOR

GNOME Dictionary was originally written by Spiros Papadimitriou (<spapadim+ [at] cs.cmu.edu>), Mike Hughes (<mfh [at] psilord.com>) and Bradford Hovinen (<hovinen [at] udel.edu>).

Emmanuele Bassi (<ebassi [at] gmail.com>) rewrote it from scratch.

This manual page was originally written by Jochen Voss <voss [at] mathematik.uni-kl.de>.

SEE ALSO

dict(1), dictd(8), http://www.dict.org/, RFC 2229