Google Dictionary Has Been Abducted by Aliens


Farewell, dictionary. Actually, I didn’t even know it existed. But I’ll miss it all the same. However, if you didn’t know, just typing “[word] definition” or “define: [word]” in a Google Search bar will still yield the results you seek. Unless you like browsing full dictionaries just for the hell of it, in which case I say “god bless your heart.” [Engadget]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. That is sad, but I don’t think I ever used it anyway.

    1. Same here, if I need to define something I just type define and then the word in Google.

      1. Same.

        When I’m mobile, though I use this cool dictionary app: SnaPanda

  2. Google’s ‘define:’ keyword sucks now.
    Although I also wasn’t aware of the dictionary, but ‘define:’ was a real life saver, used to offer a lot of other options and definitions related to a word, but now, it just sucks.
    I wish they get it back :-/

  3. Wait…WHY!!! :< That was my favourite feature of G search :<

  4. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO(epic continuation….) I literally just used it yesterday! I used it all the time WHY GOOGLE WHYYYY

  5. can i triple like this?

    1. Is there an app for that? :O

  6. It was the browser dictionary of choice for me… Was until today.

  7. Just google.com/dictionary is gone. You can still define words in google with “define word”.

  8. not quite the same but you can use the following as a replacement where %s is the search term (used twice):

  9. I’m still getting good definaitions. I don’t get what has changed, then again I didn’t use it too much before.

  10. Wait…I just define search and I got my definition O.o I thought this feature is missing on search?

  11. i used it in the Quick Lookup app. sucks guess ill go back to the dictionary.com app

    1. Exact same thing i did…

  12. I searched the word “clench” and there was a dictionary definition (not sure though if this is part of Google Dictionary). The extension for Google Dictionary is still working, by the way. This is sad. :

    Edit: This was taken at 2:30 am EDT

  13. WTF!?!?!?!?! WHY ???? I always used the ” Define: “

  14. I used the “define:” command a lot…so luckily that is staying in some form…sadly the form is not as good as it used to be…..

    I wonder why they did it

  15. Its been gone for a WHILE now. I miss it. I used it all the time.

  16. I can’t believe google dictionary is down. WTF? I have been using it since ever since to define words that don’t make sense to my ears. Why Google Why????

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