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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

  • (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.
  • (2021-03-26) Jon Lee: very good. I love its' etym.
  • (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: It uses a lot of memory
  • (2017-06-20) Kate Marsh: 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.


20,470 history
4.2 (593 votes)
Last update / version
2021-05-10 / 4.3.5
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