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New for PocketBible and MyBible: Laridian English Dictionary

Posted on: August 31st, 2010 by Michelle Stramel 7 Comments

A few weeks ago we posted a request on our Facebook page for users to suggest reference titles for us to do for PocketBible. Several people mentioned they wanted an English dictionary, so we went exploring on the Internet and found a database of English words and definitions (WordNet 3.0). With some concentrated effort by our programmers, we now have the Laridian English Dictionary—about 150,000 words and over 200,000 definitions, all indexed to work inside PocketBible or MyBible for quick and easy access to definitions of anything you might be reading that is outside your normal vocabulary.

The Laridian English Dictionary contains entries for almost 150,000 unique words and provides part-of-speech, concise definitions for each sense of usage of the word, and sample sentences when necessary for clarification of meaning. Each entry and its variations (i.e. -ed, -ly, -ing forms of the word) are indexed for easy access using the “look up” functionality built into PocketBible and our other readers.

The Laridian English Dictionary retails for $12.99 and is available for the following platforms:

Palm OS  |  Windows Mobile  |  Windows PC  |  iPhone/iPod touch/iPad

7 Responses

  1. Warren Ryan says:

    What I would love to have added is a chronological Bible reading program…
    Maybe by the first of the year for those of us who will be starting fresh at that time?

  2. How about the One Year Chronological Bible? It’s been available for about ten years. :-)

  3. Dan Harper says:

    The English Dictionary looks very useful. However, before I make the purchase of any more resources, I’d like to know if the books I’m purchasing for the MS pocket windows operating system will work with the Android system when it comes out? If not, will there be an upgrade path to convert the books we have already purchased.

  4. We have a “buy it once, own it everywhere” policy. So the books you buy now for Windows Mobile will work on Android when our Android version comes out.

    On Windows Mobile, though, you install books from your PC with your phone attached. For Android (like iPhone) you will download books directly into the program from our server. There won’t be a separate installation program that runs on your PC.

    iPhone users are doing today what you’re asking about for Android. Resources they purchased for Windows Mobile can be downloaded into PocketBible for iPhone without purchasing another copy. Android will work the same way. In fact, that’s what I’m working on right now.

  5. Dan Harper says:

    Thanks for the reply. What a Great company. I love this program on my MS PDA and will look forward to having it on my new Motorola Droid X phone. Keep up the fine work.
    Thanks again!

  6. David Bostick says:

    When I am in a devotional and want to look up a word the program will not let me highlight a word and then look it up. I have to open the dictionary and type the word it in the search window. Not a very good way to have to look up words. I can do that in any dictionary so I really don’t need this one. I hope this gets fixed.

  7. David, you didn’t say which platform you’re running on. On the iPhone, tap and hold on a word until the context menu appears, then select “Lookup” fro that menu. See the extensive built-in Help for more information.

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