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I mean something equivalent of "Merriam-Webster" in English that is available as a Windows application with full search compatibility or regular expressions !

Maybe you can offer some of them to me?

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    German to German? What's that? Are you looking for a dictionary which is mono- and bilingual? What do you need regular expressions for? For looking up phrases? Even then you might find all expressions with a particular word by just typing this word. Can't see what regex is good for in that case. Or did you mean to find a corpus. Furthermore, Merriam-Webster provides several dictionaries. But I don't know any M-W online dictionary which provides English-German. But what they do provide is a learner's dictionary with simplified explanations and examples. So, what's it exactly you're looking for. – Em1 Jan 31 '14 at 10:06
  • German to German would be Duden. For German->English and vice versa, i use translate.google.com - if you want to see different meanings of the words, simply left-click them (especially useful when translating sentences). This is a good base, but not more - don't use sentences uncorrected.. – christian.s Jan 31 '14 at 10:25
  • @Em1 i don't want a bilingual ... regex is so helpful for my purpose since when i can find a phrase partially grammatically by using regex in various section(synonyms,verbal illustration,etymology ... ) of definition for words . then may i collect words correlate to each-others in some ways ! – Fereydoon Shekofte Jan 31 '14 at 10:49
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dict.cc supports fuzzy search. Try *iater to search words ending on "iater" or "b??t" to search words of four letters with the first a b and the last a t (like boot/boat). Search is case-insensitive and always searches German and English.

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Being this too long to be posted as a comment, it's been converted into an answer. You might be interested in the questions and answers given here:

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Here's your answer: http://www.dict.org/bin/Dict . Full regular expression support.

For example: How many words in the English language have all 5 vowels in order, exactly once?

Use this search expression:

^[^ -aeiou]*a[^ -aeiou]*e[^ -aeiou]*i[^ -aeiou]*o[^ -aeiou]*u[^ -aeiou]*$

To get 11 results (3 of them common words).

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Take a look at the Langenscheidt/Collins Großwörterbuch Englisch or the PONS Großwörterbuch. Probably the most comprehensive one is Muret/Sanders Großwörterbuch Deutsch–Englisch, now also published by Langenscheidt.

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