extension ExtPose

Google Dictionary (by Google)

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Description from extension meta

View definitions easily as you browse the web.

Image from store Google Dictionary (by Google)
Description from store IMPORTANT: - The pop-up bubble will not work in tabs that were open prior to installation. After installing this extension, either reload your open tabs or restart Chrome. - Note that all extensions are disabled on Chrome Web Store pages (including this one). Do not test the extension on this page; it will not work! - If the extension is not working for you, please make sure it's up to date. Visit chrome://extensions/, click the "Update extensions now" button, then restart Chrome. ---------- With this extension, you can: 1) Double-click any word to view its definition in a small pop-up bubble. 2) View the complete definition of any word or phrase using the toolbar dictionary. 3) Store a history of words you've looked up, so you can practice them later. Foreign words are automatically translated to your language of choice. Supported dictionaries: - Arabic - Brazilian Portuguese - Chinese (Simplified) - Chinese (Traditional) - Czech - Dutch - English (UK) - English (US) - French - German - Hindi - Italian - Japanese - Korean - Russian - Slovak - Spanish - Turkish If you opt in (via the options page), this extension will store a history of all your looked-up words and their definitions. You can download this history as a CSV file at any time. In addition, you can allow other Chrome extensions to access this history. For example, a third-party extension could produce flashcards to help you practice words you've looked up before. By installing this extension, you agree to the Terms of Service: https://www.google.com/policies/terms Having problems with this extension? If the suggestions above didn't work, please fill out a problem report: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/support/mgijmajocgfcbeboacabfgobmjgjcoja

Latest reviews

  • (2021-06-08) Trúc Lê: poor translation!
  • (2021-06-07) Nyk Zukowski: Update: Jun 7, 2021: Still like this extension; one thing that bugs me though is that, either randomly or after an update, it "forgets" the trigger key function and has to be manually changed back. Would be nice to have this fixed. I really like this extension, as it is MUCH easier to just select a word to see its description than it is to Google it. It's not perfect and sometimes grabs the wrong word or only one version of a word, but it gets the job done. It would be nice to include support for words you select in a textarea and not just text that's already on the page.
  • (2021-06-03) Chiến Văn Hiền: Rất hay.nhưng nếu hiển thị phiên âm IPA thì tuyệt vời hơn.
  • (2021-06-01) Leonardo Páez: Justo lo que necesitaba
  • (2021-05-28) Bartosz: how comes there is no polish dictionary????
  • (2021-05-17) riku: [Feature request] We non-English native people usually not only need to know what does the word mean but also how to pronouce it. So it would be better to show phonetic notation within popup dialog as well.
  • (2021-05-15) Lindy Wong: Meant to give 5 star, but 1 start deducted because the audio player not working on the hover-word's pop-up bubble, it stopped once it started to play the word.
  • (2021-05-10) Nico Parian: It was not working well back then when I searched a word and it took a very long time to load. Removed and installed it back and forth a few times until one day it disappeared from the store. I came back now today, installed it and here I am, finally the extension working very well.
  • (2021-05-05) Hà: Could you add auto-pronunciation while capturing word on screen, please? Thank u:)
  • (2021-04-29) Observerˊ ˇ ˋ: 可不可以不要在工具裡面還埋Google Analytics的追蹤碼啊? 我用hosts檔把google analytics等等追蹤用的網域都屏蔽掉,結果這個擴充套件就不能運作了,有夠沒用的。 這樣我還不如直接自己寫一個沒追蹤功能的Google Dictionary
  • (2021-04-21) Dalma Schek: Increíble , muy bueno me sirve muchísimo para cuando estoy en wikipedia leer definiciones que son difíciles. Bájenlo en su Pc les va ahorrar muchísimo para sus estudios y lectura comprensiva.
  • (2021-04-21) Matteo Winandy: awesome
  • (2021-04-13) Starlord Stavanger: Dunno why it was taken down from the Chrome store, but it's not back up and I can use it again and couldn't be happier! Love being able to quickly highlight a word and instantly get the definition of it without having to leave the current website. Super useful to me, thank you Google. PS - Please don't ever send this extension to the Google Graveyard, thank you.
  • (2021-04-03) Emil Preljevic: Not working, please fix. Edit: It works now.
  • (2021-03-27) Ganesh Menon: this is working again old comment- this isnt working anymore for me, is that the case with everyone else?
  • (2021-03-26) Makar Pletenetskiy: как-то странно работает
  • (2021-03-26) Sarah Radulovich: EDIT: After an update by the devs, the extension is working again! Very happy with it! I use this extension probably every single day. Love the quick and clear definitions AND the audio option so I know how to pronounce the word. Old Review: Hasn't worked for the last couple of days. I love this extension and use it multiple times a day, and normally I would give it 5 stars! Please fix it!
  • (2021-03-25) Crystal Debidin: I loved this extension, it was really helpful while i was reading but now it doesn't work. When i double click a word its stuck on "searching". - 18/03/21 It started working again. ;) - 25/03/21
  • (2021-03-24) Gleamiarts: EDIT: 25.03.2021 It now works properly as of 25th march I have rated it 5 stars because it is a great extension. Leaving the previous review up for transparency It used to work perfectly and I would have given it 5 stars if it woked but as of around 18.05.2021 it has stopped working. Every time I search a word either by clicking on a word or directly typing into the extension search, it says 'Searching...' and the definition does not show up at all.
  • (2021-03-24) **: Amazing extension. Big thanks to the devs for fixing the problem with the recent update quickly.
  • (2021-03-23) Christian Ken: One of my favorite chrome extension that I rely on. Thank you!
  • (2021-03-23) Stefan Makus: Original: most amazing extensions i use (and i have 5 that i use regularly) the feature to doubleclick a work for definition is amazing and if you highlight a word and then press the extension icon it will already be in the search box Update: Stopped working recently, rather annoying as it was very useful. Hopefully they get it fixed soon. Update 2: WOW! They fixed it in just a few days!
  • (2021-03-22) Tin Zi: I've been using it for months it's absolutely a 6 star extension, I couldn't even find a replacement after days of search. BUT, it could go down for days so you don't know when it's going to work and when it doesn't. I highly recommend this extension, with another backup translator for tomorrow.
  • (2021-03-22) C S P: After last two Chrome updates it stopped working, remains searching in both the popup and in the search box. Update: it's was fixed today 22/3/2021
  • (2021-03-22) ᄾm: didn't work after chrome update, but magically fixed itself later
  • (2021-03-22) NineteenLettersOnly: It has returned!
  • (2021-03-22) Asha Yalla: I'm gonna cry!!! Fix Please!! Its up now. Thanks :') YOU GUYS ARE LIFE SAVIOURS! <3
  • (2021-03-22) Allen Awesomeness: Like all the recent reviews here, the extension recently stopped working for me too. Initially thought it was my computer, but after a restart it was still the same, so it was obvious that it's the extension's problem. EDIT: OMG THEY FIXED IT! THEY ACTUALLY LISTENED TO US!
  • (2021-03-22) P C: My favorite extension, now no longer working.... :( 03/22: It works again! Praise the lord!
  • (2021-03-22) Hao Peng: It's back! Nice job!
  • (2021-03-22) Alex Johnson: It isn't working for the past 3 days.... I click my word and the yellow box that pops up says "Searching" forever. My Chrome browser and computer are fully updated, and so are my extensions. Please fix this and I'll give back 5 stars because I rely on this extension daily. EDIT: IT IS WORKING AGAIN 3/21/2021
  • (2021-03-21) Steve Ledger: Love this extension, used it for years - but since this week it no longer works, just say's 'Searching'... Tried removing and re installing. Tried other webkit browsers, same result. Perhaps Google have dropped support?
  • (2021-03-21) kshantsilentk: I liked it. BUT it hasn't been working for past few days. Just keeps saying "searching" I'm on windows 10. Anyone have another recommendations for other extensions to use since this is done?
  • (2021-03-21) 59seank: This extension no longer works on my computer. I've tried deleting it and adding it back. When I enter a word to look up, I get the message "Searching" and nothing happens.
  • (2021-03-21) Ron Berglund: Stopped working, but when it worked, it was a decent extension. Some definitions had errors sometimes with formatting like having </i> for italics or something in the extension. The extension also doesn't have all the words sometimes even though the google dictionary from the site does have the word. It now is just stuck on "searching..."
  • (2021-03-21) Mephisto: It's broken now.
  • (2021-03-21) Drew: Broken, please fix.
  • (2021-03-21) Stas Ostrouhov: Currently doesn't work. It's frustrating. It's like suddenly loosing a hand and not being able to use a fork. Please fix.
  • (2021-03-21) Brent McDonald: Used to function and was very useful, currently experiencing the issue of "Searching" constantly when double-clicking a word in a webpage to get the definition.
  • (2021-03-21) Mikey K: It doesn't work a lot of the time, and is stuck on "Searching..." Also, the definitions are of 6th grade level. The first thing you learn in school for English is "NEVER use the same word in your word's definition." So if I'm trying to define "love", NOWHERE in the definition should I use the word "love." This is basic-level schooling.
  • (2021-03-21) lani rodriguez: I really liked it, it was very useful, but no longer works. Just says "searching..." regardless of if you double-click a word or open the extension itself and type a word in. I don't know/trust any other dictionary extensions to use, but if anyone has any recommendations, please let me know.
  • (2021-03-21) Sami C: I have been using this extension for years but now suddenly it stopped working. It's been a few days now. I removed and installed it again. Very sad.
  • (2021-03-21) Justin Ramos: It just randomly stopped working. My workflow heavily relied on this nifty extension. Can anyone recommend a good alternative?
  • (2021-03-21) mobin habibpour: it was great until out of the blue it just stopped working. i mean i double click on the word and the extension window opens but no definition is viewed. I tried uninstalling and then installing the extension but had no effect. still cant use. please fix this
  • (2021-03-21) Phuong Linh Ng: Somehow I cannot use the dictionary anymore. It displays "Searching" whenever I look up new words ,however, the result for them never shows up.
  • (2021-03-21) Crystal Heart: 急に動かなくなった、Logを見ると確かに結果が戻ってきているが、表示してくれません。
  • (2021-03-21) Filip Verhaler: Broken. Just broken.
  • (2021-03-21) Roman M: Very useful extension, but since Chrome update it stopped working. It is stuck on "Searching..." and nothing happens.
  • (2021-03-21) Noor Eid: doesn't work
  • (2021-03-21) Eduardo Long: Sempre funcionou muito bem, entretanto, na versão 89.0.4389.90 (Versão oficial) 64 bits, parou de funcionar. Fica sempre em "searching", infelizmente.

Latest issues

  • (2021-06-18, v:4.1.7) Craig S Armstrong: add a word
    Please consider adding the word "sectience". thanks!
  • (2021-06-18, v:4.1.7) Reinleela Huerta: History
    Hi, how can i find the lost of words that i searched up before? Thank you, i hope you have this feature in this extension.
  • (2021-06-06, v:4.1.7) Green Grass: meaning of the word doesn't load
    The extension is not working. I do get the pop up upon clicking a word, but all it says is ''searching...''.
  • (2021-05-22, v:4.1.7) Ioan Alex: Documents support
    Great extensions. Would be even better if I could use it on documents such as loaded pdf and on google docs or other docs on google drive. I take foreign language lessons remotely and I could use the extension when I study with the documents that my teacher sends me. Thanks.
  • (2021-05-08, v:4.1.7) ram charan kette: is there any supported extension to view history of words from google dictionary?
    is there any supported extension to view history of words from google dictionary?
  • (2021-04-30, v:4.1.7) David: Extension doesn't work unless enabled to run on ALL SITES
    I don't particularly trust google with my data, and I don't know what google Dictionary does in the background. I take it for granted that everything made by google is going to track me if possible. By default google Dictionary is set to be enabled on all sites. If I try to set it only for specific sites, or when I click the extension, it doesn't work. Whenever I activate the extension by clicking it, or by highlighting a word, it pops up but just says "Searching...". But if I change it to run on all sites then it starts working again. To me this seems a bit suss. Although it could possibly be harmless, as I said before, I don't trust google, so yeah. Please could this be fixed ty.
  • (2021-04-20, v:4.1.7) Ronnie Nazif: Works now....
    I routinely RELY heavily on this extension, so I am wondering why is it so unstable (especially after chrome updates?). Please get this to work consistently, it is extremely useful and an excellent extension.
  • (2021-04-18, v:4.1.7) Stuart Hayes: Does not work at all
    Using both the double-click and ctrl-highlighting method yields nothing at all. Not even being stuck at searching like others mention. Even clicking the icon just gives me a box to type the word I want to define.
  • (2021-03-29, v:4.1.5) Onkel Tem: How to specify the source language, not the destination?
    Currently this extension doesn't work on french pages for example, offering translation from English while the page is actually in French. I couldn't find how to change that. Only English is used by default which is really weird.
  • (2021-03-25, v:4.1.5) Noelle Gauthereau: traduction
    traduction en mexicain
  • (2021-03-22, v:4.1.5) Ipek Nuh: I can't hear the pronunciation well.
    Hello, the extension does the translation smoothly but there is an important problem with the pronunciation feature. When I click for it, I can only hear a small part of the word. For example, when I choose the word she, I only hear the "sh" sound. Actually, this is funny but most of the time I have to use this feature. While this is the case, I cannot get an efficient listening. I am waiting for your suggestions for the solution of my problem. Thanks in advance and thanks for this great extension too. I wish you a good day.
  • (2021-03-22, v:4.1.5) В Ч: thank you Google! Thank you Google Dictionary Team!
    Thank you Google! Thank you Google Dictionary Team. You did it! You fixed it in just three or four days. It is an amazing app. And it is back. We like you so much guys. Now every kinky, quirky, weird word is with us. The fascinating world of English language is getting back. And we took it for granted! You are incredible people! Hooray! Thank you guys!
  • (2021-03-22, v:4.1.5) C S P: Finally
    Was fixed today.
  • (2021-03-22, v:4.1.5) Harry W: finally google. i am alive..
  • (2021-03-22, v:4.1.5) Abhilash Katiyar: Forever searching....
    Forever searching....pleasefix
  • (2021-03-21, v:4.1.5) Rafael Grisotto: It's not working
    just searching forever. Chrome version 89.0.4389.90
  • (2021-03-21, v:4.1.5) Joe Schaub: Google Dictionary not working
    Is anyone at least awake at the support desk??? Some type of response regarding this problem would be appreciated!!!
  • (2021-03-21, v:4.1.5) Connor Boatman: Not Working
    I'm not sure when it stopped working since I don't use it often but when I double click on a word the search pops up but never shows the definition and if I click on the extension icon in the top bar it does the same thing where it pops up but is always stuck on searching.
  • (2021-03-21, v:4.1.5) Angel Wong: The extension stops working for few days
    When clicking the words it just stuck at "searching" and no translation is shown. Seems like I'm not the only one who have the problem. How comes it takes so long to fix?
  • (2021-03-21, v:4.1.5) Julia Fernandes: It isn't working.
    When I try to search a word, it just keeping "searching" and nothing happens. As I saw, many other are having the same problem...
  • (2021-03-21, v:4.1.5) Bayram Fırat Dayanıklı: Google Dictionary not working
    Similar problem all over the world. When requested for a definition , only the tiny yellow window opens and message is "searching".
  • (2021-03-21, v:4.1.5) Svyatoslav Voyevoda: Forever "searching"
    Forever "searching"
  • (2021-03-21, v:4.1.5) Espero LI: Always searching
    It's always searching when I try to look up a word. Neither double clicking or looking up in the extension worked. I tried restarting the laptop, updating Chrome and re-installing the extension but it's still not working. Seems it's not just my problem as I'm browsing the comments.
  • (2021-03-21, v:4.1.5) Charlotte Turnbull: Extension stopped working
    It's been stuck on searching the past few days. Won't work at all. I use this extension all the time for writing, reading stuff and school work. This sucks. :/
  • (2021-03-21, v:4.1.5) סימה רונן: dictionary extension
    doesn't respond on Chrome
  • (2021-03-21, v:4.1.5) Mike R.: Are you aware that everyone is reporting the same Problem. Searches forever with zero results
    Today is 03-21-2021. I noticed that the Google Dictionary extension (one of my all time FAVORITE extensions) has stopped working. Even a search for the simplest most common words results in an endless search. Just says "Searching..." forever. Many others reporting the exact same issue. Are you aware?
  • (2021-03-21, v:4.1.5) Vitalii Sadovshchikov: Searching infinitely......
    The greatest extension simply doesn't work, it searches a word infinitely with out response
  • (2021-03-21, v:4.1.5) Arachchige Viraj: No longer working
    Plz try to fix it ASAP
  • (2021-03-21, v:4.1.5) Aubrey Park: stuck at 'searching'
    tried reinstalling but still wouldn't work
  • (2021-03-21, v:4.1.5) As Trew: No longer works!
    No longer works! Stuck on searching, searching in forever.
  • (2021-03-21, v:4.1.5) Rio Chan: Stuck on searching
    searching in forever
  • (2021-03-21, v:4.1.5) Arie Litman: Extension not working
    When I click on a word, the yellow bubble opens and says "Searching" for ever. It never comes back with the definition.
  • (2021-03-21, v:4.1.5) Larry Anderson: Searches forever - no longer works!
    My most used extension - hopefully a fix soon...
  • (2021-03-20, v:4.1.5) Дмитрий Волков: Broken search
    Plugin stuck in endless search...
  • (2021-03-20, v:4.1.5) Dorian Kettner: Not working anymore
    Please fix, a lot of people like me really like this extension to expand their vocabulary.
  • (2021-03-20, v:4.1.5) E Lauer: Dictionary
    Not working anymore. Was great but now not working at all, even on Microsoft Edge
  • (2021-03-20, v:4.1.5) francesc causadias badia: dictionary extension
    it doesn't work. Searching... and the answer is nothing!
  • (2021-03-20, v:4.1.5) Xennon: No longer working
    The extension doesn't seem to be working properly, i.e. loading forever, definitions not showing up when text has been highlighted.
  • (2021-03-20, v:4.1.5) Nabi Bux Abro: Double Click
    Whenever I double click there remains unlimited time in finding but the nothing... Nothing is found ... what is the problem..?
  • (2021-03-20, v:4.1.5) Ainaa Syafiqah: Keeps searching
    It just states it's 'searching...' however there are no results no matter how long I waited. pls fix this issue asap because this dictionary has been a lifesaver for me!
  • (2021-03-20, v:4.1.5) nupur vyas: Extension not working
    I have been trying since yesterday. Reinstalled a couple of times and tried other fixes but nothing seems to work. It just shows searching but doesn't retrieve the results.
  • (2021-03-20, v:4.1.5) Qusai Nassar: Not Working
    Please note that the chrome extension "Google Dictionary" isn't working anymore. I saw other users complain about the same. I hereby kindly ask you to check and repair this extension as it was very helpful and time saving.
  • (2021-03-20, v:4.1.5) Sergey Belov: Issue
    Infinite searching
  • (2021-03-19, v:4.1.5) Neşe ERDEN: not working
    just show "Searching.."
  • (2021-03-19, v:4.1.5) Marco Chung: Error
    It is not working.
  • (2021-03-19, v:4.1.5) Tobin Chung: Extension stopped working
    The double click is continuing to just show "searching" as it has done so for a while now. Please fix this bug
  • (2021-03-19, v:4.1.5) ja ka: searching...
    keep searching, no result
  • (2021-03-19, v:4.1.5) Ufuk Can: It's not working correctly
    When I double click on the words it shows searching not results. Please fix it.
  • (2021-03-19, v:4.1.5) ダウショーン: Searching........
  • (2021-03-19, v:4.1.5) Asf 654: its broken
    fix it now or i short google stock


3,270,355 history
4.4 (16,608 votes)
Last update / version
2021-04-11 / 4.1.7
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