DICT(7) (bowell) DICT(7) NAME dict - look up words in English dictionaries SYNOPSIS dict [ -p ] [ dictionary [ word ] ] DESCRIPTION Dict looks up words in the specified dictionary. Words are read, one per line from the standard input, and entries are written on the standard output. Characters other than let- ters, digits, and space are ignored. If just one word is to be looked up, it may be given as an argument. Dictionary is one of webster Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, Seventh Edi- tion, full text (default) web7 same, words only etym[ology] inverted index to `webster' by root words web2 Merriam-Webster New International Dictionary, Sec- ond Edition, unabridged, words only oxford The Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary of Contem- porary English, full text spell word list of spell(1) acro[nym] 17000 AT&T acronyms Option -p finds all entries of which the specified `word' is a prefix. This option is ignored for full-text dictionar- ies. The dictionaries for webster, oxford, web7 and etymology are copyrighted and should not be copied without permission. FILES /usr1/dict/w7full/* /usr1/dict/w7etym /usr1/dict/web2 /usr1/dict/oaldce/* /usr/dict/words spell or web7, depending on machine /usr1/dict/acro SEE ALSO look(1) DICT(7) (bowell) DICT(7) BUGS In some of the dictionaries, diacriticals are done right - by overstrikes, with which few screen terminals can cope.