Google Updates Search Page Dictionary, Now Provides Word Etymology

Google Search has long been a favorite tool of many to quickly check for word definitions, time zones, weather and flight details apart from the good old web search. Back in 2010, Google introduced the Dictionary OneBox that showed up with a definition whenever you looked up a word. Google updated the feature in 2011 and added synonyms and audio diction.

Google has today updated the OneBox with word etymologies, a translate feature and word usage trends. You’ll have to click the down arrow on the box on the search page in order to expand the box and see the new information.


If you choose a language, Google will translate the word for you right there. What you see after that will be the word trend chart showing how the usage of your word has been affected with time.

Google OpenBox Dictionary

Wanna try? Google for “define word”

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  • Para Friv

    This has become the search engine of indispensable information most people, it really brings a lot of useful subjects in all different areas. Really thank you.