mate-dictionary man page

mate-dictionary — Look up words on dictionaries

Synopsis

mate-dictionary
mate-dictionary [options]

or select Dictionary from the Accessories submenu of the Applications menu.

Description

MATE Dictionary provides dictionary definitions of words, using a dictionary source.

For full documentation see the MATE Dictionary online help.

Options

--look-up word

Looks up the specified word using the pre-defined dictionary source.

--match word

Matches one or more words using the pre-defined dictionary source.

-s source or --source source

Uses the specified source for looking up words.  This does not affect the global settings.

-n or --no-window

Using this switch with the --look-up will print the definitions found on the console without launching the GUI.

-D database or --database database

Use the specified database for looking up words. This does not affect the global settings.

--help

Display help information.

Configuration

All the configuration is handled using GSettings.

Author

MATE Dictionary was originally written by Spiros Papadimitriou (<spapadim+@cs.cmu.edu>), Mike Hughes (<mfh@psilord.com>) and Bradford Hovinen (<hovinen@udel.edu>).

Emmanuele Bassi (<ebassi@gmail.com>) rewrote it from scratch.

This manual page was originally written by Jochen Voss <voss@mathematik.uni-kl.de>.

See Also

dict(1), dictd(8), http://www.dict.org/, RFC 2229

Info

Jul 11 2015 mate-utils 1.10.2