Monday, February 21, 2011

You didn't know this: Google has an online dictionary (a real one)

No, no, I'm not talking about the web definitions that appear when you add a 'define:' before a word and search for it. Google apparently has it's own dictionary, which doesn't talk about an external source for the definitions.

To go to the dictionary, click here, or type in I didn't find any way to search directly from search.

Also, it doesn't have a refreshed look like the other Google services. It doesn't even have the new logo (see screenshot, click to enlarge).

I particularly liked the way it shows you examples of usage from the web that they index. At the bottom, it also shows the usual web definitions, which are pulled from various online encyclopedias and dictionaries.