extension ExtPose

Dictionary Lookup

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Look up any word in an inline frame with a simple click and without leaving the page.

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Description from store This extension that allows you to quickly look up definitions of words and phrases in a clean inline box. The definitions come from Wiktionary, but have been preprocessed to reduce formatting and provide faster lookup. Hold a modifier key (Alt on Windows, Command on Mac, Ctrl on Linux) and double-click or select any word to look it up - an inline box will open to the dictionary entry of that word, usually including examples, audio pronunciation and synonyms. You can also lookup manually-entered queries using a shortcut which displays a small query form. NOTES: 1. After installing, pages already open will not work for looking up - just refresh them and it'll be solved. 2. The Chrome Extensions Gallery pages don't allow lookup (or any on-page extensions) for security reasons. 3. This extension does not add a toolbar icon. Icon: http://www.iconarchive.com/show/buuf-icons-by-mattahan/Dictionary-icon.html Created by Paul Davey, used as per the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license. If you want to select different dictionaries, try Inline Search & Lookup: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/pebegifiepdlicjchldkdlmbohhhpcfi

Latest reviews

  • (2022-05-20) Mahdi Movahedi: It is all good, but there is something irritating for me. It is common for me to lookup a new word but there are some unknown new words in the definition itself, so I double click on those words but the definition box reopens above the current definition box. I will end up scrolling up a couple of times so I lose the position of the original unknown words. I would prefer much if the new definition box opened in the same position where the last one is open.
  • (2022-03-03) crown: The dictionary itself is great but the words that show phonetic spelling are scarce despite the Wiktionary page having them available and also it doesn't specifies the accent of each spelling which is really confusing
  • (2022-01-15) Jon Lee: 能否支持在打开的pdf文件页面也可以查词呢?谢谢!
  • (2021-10-30) Vesko Penev: One of the best dictionaries available. Able to look up older Archaic words and such found in the Bible Thanks!
  • (2021-10-22) Joel: There's a problem with the extension: frequently when I open Chrome, the options page for this extension automatically opens in a new tab. It's not useful at all, it's just an annoying tab I have to close all the time. If it weren't for that, I'd give 5 stars. It seems to only happen after I restart my computer (I have Windows 10) and then open Chrome.
  • (2021-07-31) ᅟᅟᅟᅟᅟᅟᅟᅟᅟᅟᅟᅟᅟᅟᅟᅟ: Love it but: 1- Save button in settings is just in a weird place! Who puts the save button at the right edge? I have been changing settings and wondering why it wasn't working until I accidently saw the save button lol 2- Please make an option for the bubble to go away without animation (fade). Thanks for the great extension!
  • (2021-03-26) Abhinav kumar: I loved that it shows the pronunciation of words which is a plus. Also the ability to search any words with keyboard shortcut is also lit. But Pop up action should be instant, instead of fading in animation. And also For some words synonyms does not appear. Overall it's great and one of the best out there.
  • (2019-12-26) Sean Gilbertson: This is exactly what I wanted -- an extension that will show me _multiple_ definitions when I double-click on words on a web page. Works great on my Mac! Thank you for making this, Max!
  • (2018-11-02) Chenghao ZHU: Great. But why ctrl+q scroll the page to the top? It's unexpected.
  • (2018-09-02) Era Javukh: It's not working. It never did for the past year. I click on a word and nothing shows up.
  • (2017-09-06) David a: Fantastic. It uses sentences, synonyms, pronunciations, and great definitions! Get it.
  • (2017-08-24) Luca Gentile (BikeTravelTheater): It uses a lot of memory
  • (2017-06-20) Wesley Hatler: Have you thought about porting this over to Edge? I have for myself but restarting the browser results in it breaking because it isn't signed. I think Edge users can benefit from this as there currently is no extension of its kind available
  • (2017-03-25) Santiago Restrepo: je ne sais pas comment l'utilisser
  • (2017-01-19) Mobin Skaria: Best Dictionary of all time.
  • (2017-01-15) 黄圣达: 如果能保存翻译记录就好了..
  • (2016-11-06) Markus Varis: Does only seem to pull English definitions from Wiktionary. Does not work for other languages. This is counter intuitive because Wiktionary contains a lot of information about a lot of languages.
  • (2016-11-04) min haj: this is certainly cool but need improvement about voice output
  • (2016-05-03) Tarek Ahmed: I realized that this extension interferes with the proper loading of some PDF files and causes them not to load at all.
  • (2016-04-13) Jin Wang: This app interferes with pdf viewer in chrome! Got to fix this bug.
  • (2015-06-07) Frank Mio: No longer will I have to copy-paste words onto a separate page. Just alt-click and definition appears. Perfect.
  • (2015-05-17) Zii Heem: Alt + Mouse click, easy, simple. Like it
  • (2015-04-20) Zaid Siddiqui: It' great, but I wish there was an option so the popup would just instantly go away instead of fade away.
  • (2015-04-03) Ahmad mazahrah: it is the best for chrome
  • (2015-04-01) Phillip Guerra: had to refresh the page so it would work!!!!
  • (2015-03-04) Luis Felix: Era ottimo, ma ora non funziona più, e mostra solo una finestra vuota
  • (2015-02-05) Ss Hh: Some of the definitions seem to be blatantly anti-Christian. What's up with that?
  • (2015-01-27) Павел Владимирович: Worked, but it lacks warning that it doesn't work on already opened pages, you should refresh or open new page.
  • (2015-01-26) Irun S: Either it doesn't do anything, or it suffers from lack of instruction.
  • (2015-01-20) David Peacelover: Not at all user friendly.
  • (2015-01-07) Kangkan Lahkar: Can't used it
  • (2015-01-06) Akhilesh Tekade: Very useful !
  • (2014-10-25) Nick C: Great extension but would benefit from being able to adjust font sizes.


20,000 history
4.2 (597 votes)
Last update / version
2021-05-10 / 4.3.5
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