Unsure what that one word is you just read? There is no shame in that – happens to me all the time. The add-on English – English Dictionary makes it super simple to look that word up.
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CantoFish is a popup Cantonese-English dictionary for Firefox. It contains over 200,000 entries and works with both traditional and simplified Chinese characters. The Yale and Jyutping romanization systems are supported, as well as Mandarin pinyin.
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.
One click to quickly know the various English word definitions, IPA, pronunciation with audio – all in a pretty white popup at the top right of the browser, without affecting your browsing experience.
Don’t you hate it when you accidently add a word in Firefox’s dictionary? Most of us can let this go – well, they can let it go until they see that word pop up again. Then it is a rage that builds up inside us because we don’t know how to remove that accidentally added word from the dictionary. Don’t worry, I am here to help!
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?
One of the nice new features of Firefox 2 is the built in spell checker. I can not begin to tell you how much time this little addition has saved me. I love being able to type something up, and then check it right there inside of the browser. What are you to do when you need to switch dictionaries though?
I have screwed up a number of times and have added words the dictionary that I wanted to correct the spelling of. Is there anyway to make sure this misspelled word doesn’t show up as a word any longer? Yes, you can edit your corrections to the dictionary. Just look here:
Documents and Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.default\
Now find the file called “persdict.dat”. Open that up in a text editor, delete the words you don’t want in there, and then restart Firefox. You should be good to go.
Firefox 2’s dictionary function might take a little while to train, but once you do it is a welcome improvement for all us bad spellers out there. When you see a word that you need to add to the dictionary – that might not be there – it is easy to add it in so it doesn’t show up as a misspelled word any longer.
All you need to do is right-click on the word and select “Add to Dictionary”.
I do not pretend to be an English major. In fact, I would not even consider myself to be an English minor. There are plenty of people out there that might find themselves in the same shoes as me, so I have found an extension to help us all out – the Oak Vocabulary Firefox extension.