extension ExtPose

Google Dictionary (by Google)

CRX id


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

  • (2022-06-25) Tamiz Harasan: It's good extension.
  • (2022-06-24) ᚨᛚᚠᛟᚾᛊ ᛊᛏᚱᛁᛈᛏᛁᛉᛇᚱ: Полезный словарь
  • (2022-06-23) lumi: it would be a lot better if we could "bookmark" definitions or rather save them for viewing later. this tiny addition could help a lot of students. i know i would personally love it if this feature was available.
  • (2022-06-22) redrumthebum: good enough
  • (2022-06-15) Navid Shahbazi: I love it. Thank you for this great extension. Simple and helpful. Love the pronunciation feature.
  • (2022-06-13) Роман Омаров: without translation to Ukrainian
  • (2022-05-31) Asif A. Ali: Simple. Light. Convenient. Customisation. Perfectly integrated with Brave browser. Convenience at your click with Customisation that suits you. Instead of double clicking/selecting a word and then doing 'search for'... which opens a new tab; both time and resource consuming. Google Dictionary can now just show the meaning when you double click a word, you can also set a trigger key if pop up windows for every word double-clicked is kind of annoying for you. I am pretty content with this extension. Thank you, mighty Google! :)
  • (2022-05-29) Prod Dev: Excellent plug in. When my kids are browsing the net, when they need the meaning of any word, they used to highlight it, right click, search web to get the meaning. Now, with this extension, its just high light, immediately we are getting its meaning(really helping to read the online content with less friction when unknown words falls across). Even I download our words history from this plug in. Excellent plug in. Thanks Google. I am looking for a additional feature of "Add this word to my dictionary" where, I can build my own word bank to download/read it online on my Google account. Now I am writing the word and definition on a note pad. If I had this word bank built into my Google account/local text file, I can continue to build our own, local word bank.
  • (2022-05-05) Vin: Works flawlessly between languages, which is why i havent moved to any alternative, since it does mess up a few words due to a smaller DB than before (people say it used to do wikipedia, but it doesn't anymore) also they have a catergory on the webstore for applications by google, but yet this one is one that isn't marked by google. curious.
  • (2022-05-05) Aarya Gandhi: This is the most foolish extension I have ever used. I litrally need to type the word and then get the results. What's the use when u need to do all the donkey work? It's like searching on the web itself! The extension is simply futile
  • (2022-04-22) Olaf Keller: No Polish. Neeext!
  • (2022-04-21) Mihireteab Taye: After adding the extension to my browser(Chrome), it hasn't provided me a single definition for a word I double click. I don't know the problem but the extension does not work.
  • (2022-04-14) sydandstars: I don't know what I would do without this extension. Also translates foreign words, which is nice as a language learner as well.
  • (2022-04-09) Tony H: I have been using this extension for years, generally, no problem. However, it would be a huge plus if a search entry — especially a word which one doesn't know the exact spelling to — would return an auto-correct or "did you mean" suggestion. For instance, I heard the word "accolade", I don't know how it is spelt exactly, and if I enter "acolaid" or "acolade", it would return "No definition found". Instead, it would be nice if it were to return, "did you mean, accolade?" and show the term. Yes, one can click on "search the web for "<misspelt word>", but that's an extra step and doesn't necessarily help one find the right word. Thank you.
  • (2022-03-31) Илья Теньков: tried to use it for translating german words to russian, in "pop-up" and by extension "define" button translation is wrong, if click "more" on pop-up translation on google-translate is correct.
  • (2022-03-13) Nikolai Schauer: Nice tool! I wish it would tell me how a greek letter is pronounced after I select it instead of just translating it into english.
  • (2022-03-10) WowMyNameIsUnique: Well, it's been unusable since (at least) April. Just gives a "Searching..." text instead of doing anything. If it works for you, awesome. It's a great idea and extremely useful when it works. I miss it a lot. Unfortunately it doesn't seem like this will be fixed for people like me any time soon, even though I'm running a typical, current Windows 10 64-bit OS, and my extension (and Chrome) are up to date as well. Edit: 4 years later... still broken. Bravo, Google.
  • (2022-03-09) Ava Lopez: This extension is Okay. But it doesn't define ALL the words. This is pretty useful.
  • (2022-03-03) Kamran Bigdely: It breaks and shows 'Searching...' that never resolves.
  • (2022-02-26) V Mahan: Just totally broken. Words are never defined anymore, the pop up is inconsistent. I am think of leaving Chrome altogether.
  • (2022-02-25) jona: SO USEFUL. it makes digesting wordy fics/articles/assignments so much easier, and as someone who loves pretentious poetry, i use the extension constantly LMAOOO.... 10/10 highly recommend <3
  • (2022-02-19) Kostya Ryabov: This extension is not bad. But now it's not working... (just message "Searching..."). Is there some limits per day?
  • (2022-02-14) Matthew W: It does not provide definitions for half the words I lookup. I'm going to try out different extensions.
  • (2022-02-12) Cristian Sosa: Muy buen complemento para navagar, con esta extensión se logra evitar interrumpir la lectura a la hora de consultar palabras. Impresindible para lograr una lectura y navegación eficiente.
  • (2022-02-11) Shubhanshu Jain: awesome, shows definition as a bubble upon double clicking (selecting) a word.
  • (2022-02-02) Skill seizer: plz provide us with some more options like , show a definition when HOVER....show the pop up box at the top or bottom , im facing issue as i use more than one extension
  • (2022-02-01) Jully Solis: Не всегда верный перевод, и открывает в маленьком окне, если переводишь одно слово то видно если несколько, то текст накладывается друг на друга и надо переходить в переводчик. Удобно для быстрого перехода в переводчик, уже с копированным текстом. есть + и -, для бесплатного приложения не плохо, но могло быть и лучше.
  • (2022-01-28) vishal dowlagar: how to make this extension work when in reader mode in chrome?
  • (2022-01-26) Mia varela: me gusta pero algunas palabras aun no tienen definicion,quisiera que las agregaran.
  • (2022-01-20) Joel Kaiser: Love what Google is doing for pronunciations! Also, how do I go about licensing the Google Dictionary visualizer?
  • (2022-01-18) Regina Isabel Paris: The extension is very helpful, however I would like to suggest that you would add a feature that would allow us to save some definitions in a folder or note. Nonetheless, great extension.
  • (2022-01-17) Adan M: Lots of phrases are not found. Take a gander at "Instant Dictionary by GoodWordGuide" which seems to be better. I run both and the popups are on top of each other which I like. I will probably get rid of one unless each has its betterments.
  • (2022-01-06) Universal AniLol: Not working for some websites.
  • (2022-01-06) X X: How to set if I want to trasnlate the text in other language like French or Chinese?
  • (2021-12-29) Sayan Das: not working
  • (2021-12-26) Rodolfo Padilla Ruiz: NOT WORKING Every word I click on does not show a definition, but tries to translate every word from spanish, all are english words. EDIT: 4 months later the idiotic bug keeps on going, it interprets words such as "waning" as spanish words and tries to translate it instead of defining it, which obviously doesn't work. This is abandonware. too bad because it was a good one when it worked. EDIT 2: reinstalled the app fixed the issue and my rating
  • (2021-12-21) Chris toph: Work nicely. Well helpful.
  • (2021-12-17) xhale: very useful. also love that i can choose to trigger it 🥳
  • (2021-12-13) Amos Folarin: hardly every comes up with a definition for even the most basic words... basically it's just cruft now, a great idea and could be very useful but sadly just doesn't have the knowledge base to function properly.
  • (2021-12-10) Rafeeq Eroth: Is there a way to view the dictionary history in web based page instead of downloading it and reading it. If you can add that capability it helps in reviewing the words history regularly and helps in learing that word. Please add that capability.
  • (2021-12-02) Artesat Sas: Ottima estensione unico neo pero' pesante il fatto che se seleziono una frase lunga il popup e' sempre lo stesso e mi sovrascrive sia la traduzione sull'originale e quindi diventa illeggibile, sarebbe OK se facesse il ridimensionamento automatico del popup
  • (2021-12-02) iman kazemi: If it worked on PDF, I would love it even more.
  • (2021-12-02) Samhi Gadde: This is absolutely amazing!! It is really helpful and works like a charm, there are a few glitches here and there, but it doesn't happen often. As an online book reader and a student, this extension really helped me. It is extremely useful and would definitely recommend for students!!
  • (2021-11-25) Neelesh Goklani: One of the must have extension.
  • (2021-10-29) Nina Reviews: Não funciona!
  • (2021-10-28) Jorge Sánchez: Almost perfect; there should just be a "detect language" option, as I speak 3 different languages. I hope you can change that soon!
  • (2021-10-25) Sushil Khadka: SO much helpful...
  • (2021-10-21) DEEPESH: Don't know what's missing or the developer forgot the source code file or whether it got corrupted. Don't tell that google is shutting this one also. Most useful, broken extension for almost 6 months!!
  • (2021-10-15) J. S.: Does not working at all... :(

Latest issues

  • (2022-06-25, v:4.1.8) TatyNahir DiNardo: Puedo instalar la y no me va a cobrar??
    Todas las aplicaciones te cobran por todo dicen gratis y no es así y luego te mandan carta documento como si vos supieras que por escribir o tener correo te van a cobrar como si fuera que trabajarás
  • (2022-06-20, v:4.1.8) Thomas Avallon: How do you use this with uBlock Origin medium mode or more strict modes?
    I am using Brave Browser with uBlock Origin medium mode. Double-clicking a word does not let it grab definitions-- it just says 'Searching'. Disabling uBlock Origin extension completely allows searches through. Is there a filter or rule I can add to make this work? I have tried the following 3 Rules to uBO as suggested in the past, but my guess is the dictionary API has been changed since then: 1.content.googleapis.com apis.google.com * noop 2.content.googleapis.com apis.google.com * allow 3. content.googleapis.com https://apis.google.com script allow
  • (2022-06-07, v:4.1.8) Hafez Kamrani: reading books pdf
    Hi, I read books on my tablet and this extention could be very usefull to me, but it doesnt work on pdf files and also doesnt respond to touch function instead of mouse cursor.
  • (2022-06-04, v:4.1.8) Nikhil Satija: Issue
    Facing a major issue in the pop-up box where the translation appears after selecting any phrase or sentence. There is any formatting problem in the code. Actually, the translation from 'Hindi' to 'English' appears one over the other instead of putting a new-line gap between them. As there is not any option to attach the image. If you want the screenshot of that error through any other medium. Then, I can provide you.
  • (2022-04-10, v:4.1.8) Microsoft development: hi
    how can use webOS system
  • (2022-04-09, v:4.1.8) Tony H: Google Dictionary Extension — greater search flexibility without exact spelling
    Hi, I have been using this extension for years, generally, no problem. However, it would be a huge plus if a search entry — especially a word which one doesn't know the exact spelling to — would return an auto-correct or "did you mean" suggestion. For instance, I heard the word "accolade", I don't know how it is spelt exactly, and if I enter "acolaid" or "acolade", it would return "No definition found". Instead, it would be nice if it were to return, "did you mean, accolade?" and show the term. Yes, one can click on "search the web for "<misspelt word>", but that's an extra step and doesn't necessarily help one find the right word. Thank you.
  • (2022-03-31, v:4.1.8) Илья Теньков: incorrect translation for german nouns
    i tried to use pop-up definitions on german sites, but multi-word nouns (like Großoffensive) translated incorrect in EN and RU languages inside pop-up and by clicking "define" in extension(Großoffensive = uppercoat). if i clicked "More" and am redirected to google translator - there everything translated correct (Großoffensive = major offensive).
  • (2022-03-24, v:4.1.8) Resat Surucu: Save Words
    Thank you very much for developing such a useful extension. I would like to share my humble opinions that may help to make extensions better. 1- Is it possible to split words and meanings while saving that to Excel? 2-Is it possible to add how many times did we look for the same word? (So we can learn them first) Thank you very much in advance
  • (2022-03-18, v:4.1.8) Siddhant: 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.
  • (2021-09-01, v:4.1.7) paramasivam k: Please Add Tamil, which is oldest language in world, speaking in India
    Please Add Tamil, which is oldest language in world, speaking in India
  • (2021-08-27, v:4.1.7) Andy D: Not working as of a few days ago
    Says "Searching..." no matter what word I try to look up.
  • (2021-08-12, v:4.1.7) Yugaan V: Dark Mode
    Adding dark mode would be nice
  • (2021-07-11, v:4.1.7) Usman Kabir: Audio play button is not working.
    On the definition pop up, audio play button is not working for me. I am using Ubuntu 20.04. Please help me out to fix this issue. Thanks
  • (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) Average: 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) Rami Nzf: 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!!!


2,000,000 history
4.4 (16,602 votes)
Last update / version
2021-09-27 / 4.1.8
Listing languages