Dictionaries for use with Addict

If you have compiled a dictionary that you would like to have listed or know of a freely available word list that you would like made into a dictionary, then please contact Addict Support.

If you are well versed in any language other than English and wish to aid in the creation of a freely available dictionary for Addict then please contact Addict Support. Those who substantially contribute to the improvement or creation of a freely available dictionary are entitled to a free Addict license.


  Whilst we have endeavoured to supply dictionaries that are accurate, we give no guarantees to their accuracy and quality. We very much appreciate any and all feedback about the dictionaries Please also let us know if we are mistaken the "status" or "ownership" of any of the Dictionaries.

Where Word Lists are available (to Registered Users Only) please do not create Dictionaries with the same name as the ones present here, as this could lead to confusion. Submit corrections and suggested improvements to us and we will issue a new version.

Big Dictionaries are not necessarily good for Spell Checkers - the ideal situation is to have as many of the words as the user is likely to encounter.

Note: All sizes supplied are for the associated ZIP file (compressed) and not for the Dictionary itself.


Dictionaries supplied by Addict

English Dictionaries.

Whilst this work was primarily undertaken by Glenn Crouch (ESB Consultancy) special thanks needs to be make to Ken Hale (D C Al Coda)  and others for their contributions as well.

English.Dct (411KB) - Base English Dictionary that is vastly improved other the one supplied with Addict 2.34 (and earlier) - this is included in Addict 2.4. (*) Word List available. v2.02 5 June 2000

American.Dct (412KB) - American English Dictionary with just under 132,000 words. Designed as a standalone dictionary and vastly improved over the one supplied with Addict 2.34 (and earlier) - this is included in Addict 2.4. (*) Word List availablev2.02 5 June 2000

British.Dct (413KB) - British English Dictionary with just over 132,000 words. Designed as a standalone dictionary and vastly improved over the one supplied with Addict 2.34 (and earlier) - this is included in Addict 2.4. (*) Word List availablev2.02 5 June 2000

Aussie.Dct (419KB) - Australian English Dictionary with just over 133,500 words. Designed as a standalone dictionary (a superset of British English). (*) Word List availablev1.01 5 June 2000

EngLite.Dct (173KB) - a "lite" English Dictionary with around 53,000 of the more common words. Useful when disk space is at a premium. (*) Word List available.

AmerAdd.Dct (4KB) - American Add-On English Dictionary - contains all the words in American.Dct that are not in English.Dct - can be used with British.Dct to give both American & British Spelling options. (*) Word List available.

BritAdd.Dct (7KB) - British Add-On English Dictionary - contains all the words in British.Dct that are not in English.Dct - can be used with American.Dct to give both American & British Spelling options. (*) Word List available.

AussiAdd.Dct (12KB) - Australian Add-On English Dictionary - contains all the words in Aussie.Dct that are not in British.Dct. (*) Word List available.

Under Development: Computer/Internet Dictionary.

Other Language Dictionaries.

Danish1.Dct & Danish2.Dct (406KB) - Danish Dictionaries, must be used together. (*) Word List available.

German1.Dct & German2.Dct (461KB) - German Dictionaries, must be used together. (*) Word List available.

Italian.Dct (73KB) - Experimental Italian Dictionary. (*) Word List available.

It_a-m.Dct & It_n-z.Dct (435KB) - More extensive Italian Dictionary, must be used together.

ItalA-D.Dct, ItalE-I.Dct, ItalJ-O.Dct, ItalP-S.Dct & ItalT-Z.Dct (466KB) - An even more extensive Italian Dictionary.

Swedish.Dct (168KB) - Swedish Dictionary (*) Word List available.


Freeware Dictionaries (free to be used with Addict)

Afr.Dct (517KB) - Afrikaans Dictionary developed by Peter van Lonkhuyzen and kindly donated to fellow Addict users.  (*) Word List available. Updated: 28-Mar-00

BrazPort.Dct (100KB) - Brazilian Portuguese Dictionary developed by Addictive  and Luiz Marques. (*) Word List available. Updated: 11-Apr-00

British2.Dct (267KB)  - Alternate British Dictionary developed by Chris Gallacher.

Delphi.Dct (83KB) - Borland Delphi Words in an Addict Dictionary from Ken Hale (D C Al Coda). (*) Word List available from author.

Dutch.Dct (205KB)- Small Dutch Dictionary developed by Chris Gallacher (*) Word List available.

DutchNew.Dct (51KB)- Supplement to the above Dutch Dictionary, developed by Chris Gallacher. (*) Word List available.

Esbmaths.Dct (19KB)- Dictionary of Mathematical, Statistical, Financial and Accounting terms. Supplied by ESB Consultancy. (*) Word List available from author.

Finnish.Dct (45KB) - Finnish Dictionary that contains over 10,000 of the most commonly used Finnish words. Developed by Addictive, ESB Consultancy and Verbix(*) Word List available. Released: 24-Feb-2000

French.Dct (163KB)- French Dictionary developed by  Chris Gallacher. (*) Word List available.

French6.Dct (237KB) - Improved French Dictionary from Ken Hale (D C Al Coda) and Laurent Pierre. (*) Word List available from author.

Latin.Dct (71KB) - Latin Dictionary from Ken Hale (D C Al Coda). (*) Word List available from author.

NGerman.Dct (81KB)- "New" German Dictionary that contains the new spellings introduced recently in Germany. Developed by Addictive, ESB Consultancy and Andor Ertsey.  (*) Word List available. Released: 24-Feb-2000

Norwegn.Dct (217KB) - Norwegian Dictionary developed by Addictive, ESB Consultancy and HK-Data AS. (*) Word List available.

Norwgn.Dct (100KB) - Smaller Norwegian Dictionary developed by Addictive, ESB Consultancy and HK-Data AS.  (*) Word List available.

Polish1.Dct & Polish2.Dct (410KB)- Polish Dictionary developed by Chris Gallacher, must be used together. (*) Word List available.

Spanish4.Dct (418 KB) - Spanish Dictionary from Ken Hale (D C Al Coda). (*) Word List available from author.


Commercial Dictionaries - (Payment required for use)

None Yet :)


Language Modules

German.lmd (2KB) - German Language Module supplied by Rainer Nausedat. 


A brief commentary on dictionaries

Large dictionaries are not always necessarily good for spell checkers. The ideal dictionary will have the largest cross-section of words that are actually used in everyday documents but will be very sparse with infrequently used words. Why is this? The answer is simple. The more uncommon words that the dictionary has in it, the better the chances that the user will misspell a word, but the misspelling will end up as a properly spelled word. Thus the spell checker would believe the word to be spelled correctly even though the user quite possibly had never even heard of the word before.

(*) Wordlists are only available for those dictionaries that are marked accordingly above. To obtain one of the above wordlists (registered users only), please contact Addict Support. We kindly ask that you submit corrections and suggested improvements to Addictive Software so that we may issue a new version of the dictionary, as opposed to creating your own copy of one of the above dictionaries. If you do choose to create your own copy, please do not create it with the same "title" as the ones presented here as this will only lead to confusion for our end users.




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