MacOS – browse all the words in single list view in the Mavericks dictionary


So I'm riding the Mavericks to a rodeo – OS X 10.9.2 🙂

The built-in dictionary is way cool, but is there a way to browse all the words in the dictionary? Like, there will be a list of all words on the left of the screen, from "A" to the very last word, say "zygote (or not^^)". So can I browse all words, rather than look up a certain word?

Best Answer

I think the best you can do in the built-in is type a single letter in the search box, like "a" and get a list of up to a 1000 words that begin with it.

You could also write a simple app of your own and use Apple's API for accessing the system dictionaries: