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Tech Tips, Tricks & Trivia

by 'Anil' Radhakrishna
An architect's notes, experiments, discoveries and annotated bookmarks.

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Dictionary Bookmarklet

Peter Coles has published a simple Dictionary bookmarklet that would let you highlight a word on a page and get a definition for that word in a popup. It used to make use of the mobile version of Google which doesn't work anymore.

Just replace the references to http://www.google.com/m/ in the code with http://m.bing.com/search and the bookmarklet will work! Use this modified bookmarklet - Define  if you don't want to meddle with the code. Drag & drop that button to your Bookmarks toolbar.

You can also adapt the bookmarklet script to work with any other online dictionary that uses a querystring in its URL via a HTTP GET request to fetch results for submitted keywords.


If you don’t highlight a word ahead of time, it let’s you type in any term you want. Even if the word doesn’t show up in the dictionary, Bing should hopefully return some relevant results.

Also see: Fastest dictionary on the web - thefreedictionary.com

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