Yup! It’s true! Google has shutdown their Dictionary Service and no announcements have been made further. So, what’s next? Where you’ll go for authentic definition services?
Note: If you are still using accelerator Google Define with preview, then please install this service; since Google has shutdown their dictionary service and the accelerator won’t be functioning anymore!
Here we go - Oxford Dictionary Service. The same big and the pocket-size book which we usually referred when we were school going kids.
Yes, I had come up with my next IE Accelerator Service – Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary with Preview.
Install your Accelerator here:
Now, checking for definition is so easy:
select the text
click the accelerator button
mouse-over Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary Accelerator and preview the definitions.
Don’t know what an accelerator is? Check here or here.
Cool…! Isn’t it?
Update: This version has been updated to include a scroll bar. You can find more details here.
Internet is a vast resource. Daily, I read a lot of articles from Internet. In between, I always came across difficult terms, either I never heard of or I never remember the exact meaning. As usual, I fire-up another Tab to search for the meaning of that particular term in Google Define service or in any free dictionary service. This is what I usually do.
But searching for a term always in a tab, always break the flow of reading an article. Guess what, search for a word 10+ time drops your interest in reading the article.
Internet Explorer 8 comes with a new feature called Accelerators. In short, Accelerators are keyboard-free, way of browsing Internet.
Will it be nice, if you’re able to look-up for the definition/meaning of a word; without firing another Tab or looping through the free online dictionaries?
That’s what Google Define Accelerator with Preview do for you.
All you’ve to do - Select the text and Select the Accelerator; you got your Definition.
One Click and you can Preview the Definition without leaving the Page.