Using a general dictionary
Thread poster: translator_USA

United States
Local time: 11:16
Spanish to English
Dec 1, 2013

Please pardon my ignorance if this question has an obvious answer. I am very new to memoQ.

I want to use a general dictionary as I translate in this piece of software. In other words, I would like to use the equivalent of Merriam-Webster or the OED in order to verify or ascertain the meanings of words from various fields in the source language.

So far, all that I see is something called EuroBank.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.


Local time: 17:16
Italian to English
Outside of MemoQ Dec 2, 2013

I’ve never used MemoQ, but I do have a suggestion: Xbench from Apsic. You can get a version for free, and it’s worth getting in its own right, but one thing it does is semi-automatic web searches. You can configure it to look up selected words in an online resource with a keyboard shortcut.


United States
Local time: 11:16
Spanish to English
Thank you... Dec 3, 2013

Thanks, Mark.

Xbench looks like a great tool for QA outside of memoQ, but what about a multi-purpose dictionary within memoQ?

I could always just use a dictionary in print form, but it's more convenient for me to see it right next to the segments that I am translating.


István Lengyel
Local time: 17:16
English to Hungarian
+ ...
memoQ web search Dec 3, 2013


Please try the memoQ web search feature, that you should be able to look up expressions in the online edition of Webster's Dictionary.

Best regards,


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