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.