extension ExtPose

Google Dictionary (by Google)

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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

  • (2023-11-09) Cold Foot: I really wished this extension could have worked for me, but it doesn't seem to search any dictionaries that include biological and medical terminology. It has potential to be so useful if users could search for or add field-specific dictionaries, or if there were an option to (at least) provide a definition of the Greek/Latin roots if a word isn't recognized. On the plus side, definitions were successfully provided during 25-30% of usage. But the experience has been more frustrating and significantly disappointing overall, to the point where I feel inclined to provide excessive feedback in a review.
  • (2023-10-19) Trevor Hart: I like it, but for a few months, I've only seen "Searching..."
  • (2023-10-14) Mohamed Abou Al Hagag: Thank you Google!
  • (2023-09-20) Jer: Google Dictionary lacks an incredible number of words. Believe me there are many but the one which brought me to review was 'barometric'.. Although I already know the meaning of some of the words I look up, for those I am usually just curious to know the formal definitions. I am appalled at how many of these common words are not in Googles dictionary. The majority of words I lookup I genuinely do not know the meaning nor can Google provide one. These are most often words only used in a specialty field such as branches of science. While I am understanding and more forgiving toward most dictionaries omission of such entries, I would have otherwise assumed Google of all sources would fall above my standards. Surprisingly, Google in my experience is not above my standard but actually lower. Indeed I'm writing this review solely because I've had finally enough. I am now using the Oxford dictionary. It seems much more complete and I am happy. I figure there are at least a small number poeple whose use-cases are similar to mine. tldr - Simply put, extensions based on Google Dictionary do not have a large approx. number of definitions and I require more. However, I think most other people will be satisfied.
  • (2023-09-18) Steve Deltora: 一直顯示searching...,根本不能用
  • (2023-09-18) Nhi Hoàng: Gần đây tiện ích này không hoạt động, fix lại đi ạ
  • (2023-09-17) Ден Галкин: уже неделю не работает. ничего не переводит. бесконечная загрузка
  • (2023-09-17) Dmytro Alyabyev: Stopped working accidentally, see only "searching" every time
  • (2023-09-16) Michal Hlava: The extension wasn't working for over a year but now it's back to normal, love this.
  • (2023-09-14) Zaida rodriguez: It's good if you dont wanna go on google but its not 5 stars cuz you have to copy past instead of highlithing and right clicking and gettting the option to look it up
  • (2023-09-12) Ameena: it doesn't work for me. it's stuck on "searching" like others have said.
  • (2023-09-02) Julian LaFreniere: Used to be amazing, but it hasn't worked for me for several months at least. The hot key you make to hold while you select or click a word/phrase no longer seems to do anything. That was how I used this. There a better extensions if I want to take the time to click on the actual extension every time I want a definition. Please update this. It's a simple extension so I don't imagine updating it isn't very complicated for those who know how, but it's been abandoned for a while now and I hate to see something that added real utility and flexibility to how I used the web, that should only needs a little TLC, to die. I would have given it five stars but it isn't useful to me anymore. I left three stars because when does still work if you manually click the extension to look up a word.
  • (2023-08-23) Aviv Bar: Top !!
  • (2023-08-18) raza khan: It is very good extention to get 5 stars but giving 3 stars only because it stucks on Searching... and sometime it works but most of the time doesn't work at all... I would love it fixed
  • (2023-08-14) A. R. P: TAMIL language is missing.
  • (2023-08-13) iLDarカルフィン: Audio pronounciation stopped working. Tried to reinstall - same. Besides that, the extension is pretty OK.
  • (2023-08-12) Ryan West: This extension is completely useless so don't even waste your time. Such an embarrassingly trash extension coming from a company you would expect decent performance from. 0/5 Stars
  • (2023-07-26) Nguyễn Quang Khải: Very Good
  • (2023-07-21) Joshua Smith: I use this extension regularly and love it, but I'd love to see it updated with Material Design. It looks so outdated when used. Otherwise, love it!
  • (2023-07-21) Dave Pettitt: WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO FIX THIS??? Like a ton of other recent users this extension stopped working months ago. I used it on a daily basis, but now it's so frustrating. Does it only not work for Mac users? Is this some kind of spat between google and apple? Figure it out!!
  • (2023-07-19) Can Buyukbasaran (progCan): ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, WOULD GIVE 6 STARS IF I COULD. like i CAN NOT belive i was able to literally survive before installing this!!! i mean it solves the action of googling "hyporoperitimitiavomitivia meaning" which takes minutes!
  • (2023-07-17) Jui-Ting Chien: Fantastic
  • (2023-06-30) I203: doesn't work for PDFs
  • (2023-06-28) Mohit: i really needed this extension like on chrome android i can select the text and a pop up will appear below with definition, it was really cool but this extension is not like that. it do not give the definition in popup instead it says to google it.
  • (2023-06-19) Krishnendu Laha: Chrome is now such a dumb outdated browser. Needs an extension for every basic thing you would expect a modern browser to have. So dumb. It's like using a browser from the 90s
  • (2023-05-26) Jacob Shirley: A simple yet must-have extension. Useful for both new words, and familiar words you need a precise definition for.
  • (2023-05-15) DaDecky: it stops to work, stuck on searching
  • (2023-05-11) Mario M: Stuck on "Searching..." Exhausted all possible solutions on resolving this with no avail.
  • (2023-05-09) June J: It had been a quick easy dictionary at the convenience of just double clicking a word but lately it keeps getting stuck at loading. Clearing cache fixes it only for a short while then the error returns.
  • (2023-05-04) Rodrigo Araguz: For me it works on Windows but not on Mac.
  • (2023-04-26) 0nly_lxad: its just me but this extension searches for the word and takes a long as time so 1 star for me
  • (2023-04-24) Andre Moriya: I love this extension. But in my opinion, it may have a way to save the words, something like Quizlet. Saving words may help me to improve my English and learn. :D
  • (2023-04-22) Josie Jean: so ummm so i was sreaching up a word and it was case right but case but a diff meaning pls add more meaning. ty
  • (2023-04-14) Sonny Buxton: It is great, but the on flaw is in that a word(for this, let's say the) will be voiced by a person and then the next word will be voiced by another person, making it hard to use
  • (2023-04-01) AZ Y: "I like this application based on what I saw on YouTube, BUT THE POP-UP DOESN'T WORK NO MATTER WHAT. I have tried everything to make the pop-up work, including resetting Chrome, trying different configuration options, trying "None" and "Keys," etc. (Note: other dictionary extensions' pop-ups DO WORK.) Having to manually copy and paste words and not being able to access the fast pop-up feature is a big minus. I have seen many users criticize the same problem since at least February 2023. PLEASE PROVIDE A SOLUTION, as I would like to use your application as it has good voice lines for learning proper pronunciation
  • (2023-03-31) Ajay Oli: Bug while downloading the history sheet.
  • (2023-03-26) Dylan Liu: 最近有时加载不出来,一会好一会断的。
  • (2023-03-25) 빵댕이흔들어: got it yesterday, works great!
  • (2023-03-11) 許天: ???發音按鈕按了一直發不出來???
  • (2023-03-07) Bob LaGasse: It stopped working a couple weeks ago, Ive reinstalled cleared cache, everything still doesnt work.
  • (2023-03-04) Kemny Kim: doesn't save word in the history
  • (2023-02-23) Ini Sugeng Tamvan: semoga ada bahasa indonesianya
  • (2023-02-11) Πέτρος Μπασούκος: excellent for English and other languages but not for Greek :( I`m waiting for Greek support (not just the extension feature but Assistant & other G-products ;) )
  • (2023-02-08) Eliyahou Cohen (‫אליהו כהן‬‎): Could be better.
  • (2023-02-05) Алексей: Why can't I change font size in the modal window? It is such a basic feature
  • (2023-02-04) selena: it worked for a little awhile ago but now it doesnt at all, </3 :(
  • (2023-02-02) sudno: Worked alright few days ago, but now it doesn't show anything.
  • (2023-02-01) Brendan Bennett: No longer works, despite endless troubleshooting.
  • (2023-01-12) radio xoxo: going to replace this extension with a better one. i understand that there are multiple definitions for certain words but i am often shown the least relevant or least used definition which is extremely frustrating and time wasting.
  • (2023-01-05) Xiangjian Meng: 现在处于不可用状态,无法翻译。什么情况

Latest issues

  • (2023-11-11, v:4.1.8) Gordislav Rauković: Popup not working anymore
    It's been a while since the last time this extension worked for me. Now it only displays "Searching..." in a popup. Tried reinstalling, tinkering with permissions, didn't help. Then I tried it on Chrome browser (I'm using Brave and Edge for a few years now) and it's working there... Unfortunately, I don't want to use Chrome, it's not the same browser I loved and recommended 15 years ago.. Hell, the Google of today is not the same company I trusted so long ago, so I'll just uninstall this extension and find something else to use...
  • (2023-10-14, v:4.1.8) Barbara Ficorilli: non vedo il significato della parola
    Evidenziando di blu la parola di cui cerco il significato, l'estensione non funziona, non da nessun risultato, rimane sempre la parola evidenziata.
  • (2023-10-02, v:4.1.8) fred ross-perry: Popup doesn't work on NY Times comments
    Comments on a NY Times article appear in a sidebar on the right. When I double-click a word there, the popup does not display. I suspect it's appearing above the page content, but below the sidebar.
  • (2023-10-02, v:4.1.8) Michelle Chrismon: Searching
    When I double click on a word, "searching" comes up, but never a definition.
  • (2023-09-25, v:4.1.8) Zahraa Hilmi: Not working just says "searching"
    it's been a while since it stopped working and won't show results only says "searching" please try to fix this I really love and depend on this extension
  • (2023-09-19, v:4.1.8) Bryan Brasher: Dead Search
    This and Google Translate have stopped working. It always says 'searching.' There is no network error. Maybe a problem with the API? They work great when they work. I look forward to them being back to normal. Thanks.
  • (2023-09-16, v:4.1.8) Tony Lee: Google Dictionary not working
    Set language to Chinese Traditional or Chinese Simplified, not working. Has been working before. What is wrong? Set language to English, it works.
  • (2023-09-14, v:4.1.8) Bilal Güvenç (ide): it says just Searching...
    it was working for years but now it only says "Searching..." almost always
  • (2023-08-16, v:4.1.8) Dillon Nanoo: Custom Dictionaries
    Hi, Please could you add in the ability to add custom dictionaries. I would like to add in a medical dictionary, as I am a medical student. Thanks Dillon
  • (2023-08-13, v:4.1.8) Uttam Kumar Basak: Support for Bengali language
    I request you kindly add the support for Bengali language.
  • (2023-07-27, v:4.1.8) Bob LaGasse: Been stuck on searching since at least Jan 2023.
    Used this extension all the time but now it just says searching. Figured you wouldve fixed this already but here we are at least 8 months later and were still stuck on searching.
  • (2023-07-21, v:4.1.8) Joshua Smith: Material Design
    When will this be updated with Material Design? It looks sooooo outdated!
  • (2023-07-18, v:4.1.8) Symon: Searching...
    How can they just terminate the functionality of such a useful extension by randomly effing something up... When searching for a definition, it keeps saying 'Searching...', like the others are saying; this has been going on for months now, I think it started since New Year's Eve...
  • (2023-06-23, v:4.1.8) Chong Te Ong: Not working
    Removing the extension, same problem as others reported. Popup only shows searching....
  • (2023-06-19, v:4.1.8) 許天: 為何無法發音?
  • (2023-05-27, v:4.1.8) Matt Evers: Do not have Extension Options : My language: Thai ?
    Add some more
  • (2023-05-18, v:4.1.8) im j: stopped working, stuck on seaching
    I found this extension very useful, sadly it stopped working. It only says seaching...
  • (2023-05-11, v:4.1.8) Mario M: Stuck on "Searching..."
    When looking up words, the popup gets stuck on "Searching..." and does not return any definitions. It has been like this for many months. Chrome is up to date. Same results using incognito with no other extensions. Re-installed also did not resolve the issue. Any idea on how to make this work again?
  • (2023-05-11, v:4.1.8) Hillary Murigi Mwangi: Nuclear Power & Lighting Electrical Engineers Ltd
  • (2023-04-05, v:4.1.8) Reya Raghav SONI: No Definition for Existing Word - Logographic
    Hi, I would like to suggest adding a word to the dictionary. The tern logographic, meaning a symbol, letter or sign that represents a word, is not availible in the google dictionary, and it states "No definition found". Please add it in soon:) Thank you very much! Regards, Google Dictionary User
  • (2023-04-03, v:4.1.8) Sam Freeke: dictionary does not work
    I downloaded google dictionairy. I think it is in my computer, google asks - You want to delete dictionairy? But there is no red block, so I cannot use it. What to do?
  • (2023-04-03, v:4.1.8) Ivan M: Stuck at Searching...
    When I double click a word, the pop-up gets stuck at "Searching...". Any ideas how to fix this?
  • (2023-03-31, v:4.1.8) Ajay Oli: Stop while searching, can't pronounciate, history sheets can't be downloaded in good format.
    Stop while searching, can't pronounciate, history sheets can't be downloaded in good format.
  • (2023-03-16, v:4.1.8) Michal Hlava: Extension stopped working
    A while back the extension stopped working, it just says "Searching..." and won't actually load anything.
  • (2023-03-12, v:4.1.8) David Scrivener: Extension not working
    I'm not sure how long this has been going on, I think I noticed it a couple of weeks ago. the double click shows nothing, and pasting or writing in the extensions search box just sits there. I uninstalled and reinstalled and that didn't fix the problem, I'm on the Chrome browser and it's uptodate.
  • (2023-03-10, v:4.1.8) Adriana Correa: extensao
    nao consigo instalar
  • (2023-03-03, v:4.1.8) Kay Franklin: solitaire download
    wont download Solitaire
  • (2023-02-10, v:4.1.8) Paul Kim: Not working on Chrome.
    It doesn't work. "Searching..." pops up but doesn't show any results. Interestingly, it works on Edge.
  • (2023-02-08, v:4.1.8) Jared Streeto: Definitions never load
    I'll double click on a word and the pop-up appears, but nothing else ever does. I've also tried pasting the word into the pop-up when clicking on the extension and trying to define it that way as well, same thing. Nothing ever loads. Please help!
  • (2022-03-18, v:4.1.8) Siddhant Kumar: Says searching never returning
    when i first install the extension it works but, after some two or three searches it stops. it gets stuck on searching. and never returning anything...
  • (2022-03-09, v:4.1.8) Andy D: not working
    Seems like this -- Says "Searching..." no matter what word I try to look up -- happens every year or two and then resolves itself shortly thereafter, so I'm hoping that the same thing happens this go-around!
  • (2022-03-09, v:4.1.8) Andy D: not working
    Seems like this -- Says "Searching..." no matter what word I try to look up -- happens every year or two and then resolves itself shortly thereafter, so I'm hoping that the same thing happens this go-around!
  • (2022-03-09, v:4.1.8) Andy D: not working
    Seems like this -- Says "Searching..." no matter what word I try to look up -- happens every year or two and then resolves itself shortly thereafter, so I'm hoping that the same thing happens this go-around!
  • (2022-03-06, v:4.1.8) Vivek Mahajan: not able to use double click option to see the meaning
    i am not able to use double click option of showing meaning by google dictionary and voice is also not working means i am not able to listen the pronounce of word on site
  • (2022-02-15, v:4.1.8) wayne burnette: How to make a new email ?
    aynes [email protected]
  • (2022-02-10, v:4.1.8) Nar77 Is19: help
    for you
  • (2022-02-05, v:4.1.8) bhanu pratap: Fetching the searched results to use in flashcard sort of app.
    Hi Issues : 1. Once the saved words are fetched, they are not coming the correct format. Also, is this extension available on chrome android? My vision is to have all words saved, either on web or android, in a flashcard app for increasing vocabulary.
  • (2022-01-29, v:4.1.8) Harshit Ahelani: Suggesting an upgrade
    I have no issues in general, nut I would like a update to the extension as it gives a very old 2000s feel.
  • (2022-01-28, v:4.1.8) vishal dowlagar: Extension not working in Reader mode in Chrome.
    Hi, help me resolve this issue for this extension not working in readers mode in chrome.
  • (2021-12-31, v:4.1.8) Shafiqullah RZA: english
    how can we install this?
  • (2021-12-22, v:4.1.8) Nick DePasquale: the word "Temperature" defines as "in·ver·sion"
    double click the word temperature and the definition of inversion is displayed.
  • (2021-12-13, v:4.1.8) Lucas Menten: Multilingual support
    I love this extension but it's really annoying having to choose between my native language or English. I would prefer if you could have multiple languages with 1 preferred. Example (Main = English, Secondary: Dutch): English text selected: Dictionary definition of text (in English) Dutch text selected: Dictionary definition of text (in Dutch) French text selected: Translation Fre-> Eng Might be worth looking into, a lot of multilingual speakers (afaik) with a non English native language have issues with the 'all or nothing' approach to language support. Hope it helps, KUTGW
  • (2021-11-23, v:4.1.8) Justin Maxwell: Acronym lookup
    It would be great if the extension also returned results for acronyms. Better still, use the surrounding text to bring forward the most likely or relevant definitions (as acronyms often have many uses in different contexts or industries).
  • (2021-11-12, v:4.1.8) Asf 654: the addon stopped working
    It just says searching forever please fix.
  • (2021-10-27, v:4.1.8) Cole Wheatley: Blacklist feature
    In the extension settings you can program to run on none, all, or specific sites, but I'd like to run it everywhere but say codepen where I'm highlighting 'words' like variables that don't have a meaningful English definition.
  • (2021-10-21, v:4.1.8) A I Sourav: Not Working
    It's not working at all. It's only showing searching and nothing else.
  • (2021-10-14, v:4.1.8) Anuruddha Karunanayake: It slows down google Chrome and make it unresponsive.
    Hi I'm using google chrome Version 94.0.4606.81 on windows 10 home. Suddenly Google Chrome got slow and it was unresponsive. I couldn't use it anymore. I thought problem is coming from a extension but I don't know which one is it. So I deactivated all extensions and start to enable one by one and test the Chrome browser. Once I activate Google Dictionary extension problem started. I couldn't even do anything in the browser. Immediately I deactivate the extension and restart the browser. Everything is working smoothly without activating this extension. Anyway thank you for creating wonderful extension and its free to use. Please fix this issue. I really like this extension and it is very useful. cheers
  • (2021-10-10, v:4.1.8) Shahab Hosseini: pls add Persian(farsi) language
    over 3years i waiting for persian language in your official dictionary extension pls add persian(farsi) language
  • (2021-09-27, v:4.1.7) Dan: Not working correctly at icloud.com/notes
    I am at the site https://www.icloud.com/notes/ After typing some text I then double-click a word to get the definition for it. The bubble pops up as normal. I click outside the bubble, but the bubble doesn't go away. I click the close button on the bubble, but it still remains. Finally, I hit the "Esc" key and the bubble definition goes away.
  • (2021-09-13, v:4.1.7) Josep Ribó: El Google Chrome per qué no es pot posar una finestra d'incògnit
    Ha sortit una finestra, que diu que no es pot afegir extensions a les finestres d'incògnit o de convidat.


5,020,686 history
4.4 (13,663 votes)
Last update / version
2021-09-27 / 4.1.8
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