How to use Google Chrome as a dictionary

Jim Barlow
1 min readMay 18, 2020

Because I don’t carry my Oxford English Dictionary around any more.

There are loads of things you probably don’t know about Google Chrome, but this trick is very simple and useful.

How to search on Google
  • Step 1: Type `define:` followed by the word you want to look up into the search bar.
  • Step 2: Read the definition on your screen and consider yourself one word smarter
  • Step 3: If you’re interested, click on the grey arrow underneath to get word origin, use over time and optional translations

That’s very cool.

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