The official extension from the people at Dictionary.com, the most popular and trusted online dictionary and thesaurus, to look up word definitions and synonyms anywhere you go with Firefox via a simple pop-up.
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I often use Google’s “define:” search tag to find definitions of things from various different sources. It is a good way to find several points of view and not just one dictionary definition. That is why I was happy to find the Define extension for Firefox.
Search the definition of the highlighted text at Google. If there is highlighted text, a new option is added to the context menu. This option search the definition of the highlighted text at Google (like searching “define:some_text”).
To use it, all you need to do is highlight a word in your browser, right-click on it and select Define “yourword”. That’s it. Sometimes the more simple extensions out there are my absolute favorite.
Need quick and easy access to a dictionary? Now I might not be the world’s best
smeller speller, but with a tool like this I can at least pretend I am. The Dictionary Tooltip extension gives you right-click access to your own personal dictionary. Here are a few more details about how it works.
Press ctrl+shift+D (or) double-click (or) right-click after selecting a word to see its meaning. This extension is ideal for those who doesn’t like to switch their window to see the meaning of a word.
Want to look up what a word means? Dictionaries are really good tools to do just that. I tried asking a chicken once… but it never gave me an answer. The real question here is, does this extension lay eggs?
The folks over at CyberNet News have posted a very detailed look at where microsummaries are going in the new Firefox 3 and what they are exactly. I have had a few people E-mail me and they all seem to be confused by it. Here is the best definition you can find on the Internet.
Not yet sure what Greasemonkey is all about? Here is one nice guide to get you started.
Greasemonkey is a Firefox extension that allows you to write scripts that alter the web pages you visit. You can use it to make a website more readable or more usable. You can fix bugs that the site owner can’t be bothered to fix themselves.