Sunday, January 18, 2009

Google's Hidden Dictionary -1

Everyone knows that Google is a search engine! But then, did you know that Google has a Hidden Dictionary? Well, you may have noticed that when you're searching for a word, Google will offer a link to Web definitions of your word. This is part of Google's hidden dictionary!
Let’s say that you want to know the meaning ,the definition ,synonym of the word GREEDY.
Go to Google and type in the word greedy.
Click the Google search button.
Your results will show up.
You will also see a link for definition. Now Click definition.

Another page will open up with the Dictionary Meaning, Thesaurus,Antonyms,Word Tutor,Translations,Best of the Web and even Shopping for the word GREEDY.





But then , if you are only interested in finding a quick dictionary style definition of greedy, use the syntax define:
Like this - define:greedy
Type in and click Google Search.

If you want the definitions in other languages too,there are options.
For,instance, if you click on German, the results will show up in German!


What if you are not a good speller?Do not worry! Google will still suggest an alternate search, just as it does for regular Web searches. Like if we type in define: gredy, Google will helpfully ask you, "Did you mean: define: greedy."

How cool is this? :)


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6 comments:

Liane said...

That's great tip. I haven't notice that before. I usually just head on to searching.

very nice!

TITECH said...

Sharp eyes you had there!
I knew about this before, but never really thought about it until you mentioned it.

Great job!

LAILA said...

Liane..thanks for stopping by..glad the article helped you!:)

Thanks..Titus!:)

Kirsten said...

There are some great tips on your blog. Thank you for visiting my little part of the cyber world.

Rondi said...

Great tips! Enjoyed your other posts as well.

LAILA said...

@ Kristen..I'm glad you like my blog!:) Thanks!

@ Rondi..thank you so much for the appreciation!:)