Dict

Purpose

Commands that use the dictd protocol to define words.

In order to use this plugin you must have the following modules installed:

Usage

This plugin provides a function to look up words from different dictionaries.

Commands

dict [<dictionary>] <word>
Looks up the definition of <word> on the dictd server specified by the supybot.plugins.Dict.server config variable.
dictionaries takes no arguments
Returns the dictionaries valid for the dict command.
random takes no arguments
Returns a random valid dictionary.
synonym <word> [<word> …]
Gets a random synonym from the Moby Thesaurus (moby-thesaurus) database. If given many words, gets a random synonym for each of them. Quote phrases to have them treated as one lookup word.

Configuration

supybot.plugins.Dict.default

This config variable defaults to “*”, is network-specific, and is channel-specific.

Determines the default dictionary the bot will ask for definitions in. If this value is ‘*’ (without the quotes) the bot will use all dictionaries to define words.

supybot.plugins.Dict.public

This config variable defaults to “True”, is not network-specific, and is not channel-specific.

Determines whether this plugin is publicly visible.

supybot.plugins.Dict.server

This config variable defaults to “dict.org”, is not network-specific, and is not channel-specific.

Determines what server the bot will retrieve definitions from.

supybot.plugins.Dict.showDictName

This config variable defaults to “True”, is network-specific, and is channel-specific.

Determines whether the bot will show which dictionaries responded to a query, if the selected dictionary is ‘*’.