Google Dictionary

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Google Dictionary
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The Google logo is used on the site.
Web address www.google.com/dictionary[dead link]
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Online dictionary
Registration optional
Available language(s) (see below)
Content license Copyright
Owner Google
Alexa rank 1 (google.com)
Current status Discontinued

Google Dictionary was an online dictionary service of Google, originating in its Google Translate service.

The Google Dictionary website was terminated on August 5, 2011 after part of its functionality was integrated into Google Search using the define: operator.

It was believed that, until August 2010, Google used definitions from Collins COBUILD.[1] COBUILD entries were easy to recognize by their characteristic full-sentence definitions as well as rather cryptic grammar codes such as [N-VAR], which in Google Dictionary went unexplained. In August 2010, a blog site reported that Google Dictionary switched from the Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary to the Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English as its English definitions provider.[2] This report, although close, was not quite accurate, as in fact the content now came from another Oxford dictionary, the Oxford American College Dictionary.[3] As of 5 August 2011, Google Dictionary was discontinued as a separate service, although similar results have been incorporated into the Google search sidebar. However, this has resulted in a controversy over the way in which Google shut down the service without any warning. Moreover, the "Starred Words" feature became unavailable at the same time, without any opportunity for users to back up their starred words. Many users have expressed their disappointment with the sudden discontinuation of the service on Google's Help Forum.[4][5] By September, the Starred Words were available again by accessing the list directly using the URL http://www.google.com/dictionary/wordlist but was gone again on 21 October 2011.

Languages[edit]

Fully served
Language Dictionary
Pashto
English Oxford American College Dictionary
French
German
Italian
Korean
Spanish
Russian
Chinese (Traditional) OXFORD ADVANCED LEARNER'S English-Chinese Dictionary
Chinese (Simplified)
Portuguese
Hindi
Dutch (monolingual only)
Finnish
Hebrew
Czech
Greek
Bulgarian
Croatian
Serbian
Bengali
Malayalam
Telugu
Tamil
Gujarati
Thai
Arabic
Kannada
Marathi
Dictionary in Google Translate
Language Dictionary
Albanian
Azerbaijani
Indonesian
Estonian
Armenian
Arabic
Persian
Filipino
Dutch
Swedish
Japanese
Latin
Polish
Latvian
Lithuanian
Hungarian
Romanian
Slovak
Turkish
Ukrainian
Vietnamese
Yiddish
No dictionary (translation only)
Language Dictionary
Afrikaans N/A
Basque N/A
Belarusian N/A
Danish N/A
Welsh N/A
Galician N/A
Georgian N/A
Haitian Creole N/A
Irish N/A
Icelandic N/A
Catalan N/A
Macedonian N/A
Malay N/A
Maltese N/A
Norwegian N/A
Slovenian N/A
Swahili N/A
Urdu N/A

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