Google Dictionary

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Google Dictionary
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The Google Dictionary home page
Type of site
Online dictionary
Available in (see below)
Owner Google
Website http://www.google.com/dictionary (defunct)
Alexa rank 1 (google.com)
Commercial Yes
Registration optional
Current status Discontinued
Content license
Copyright

Google Dictionary was an online dictionary service of Google that could be accessed by using the "define" operator in Google Search. It originated in its Google Translate service, and was discontinued as a separate service in August 2011.

It was believed that, until August 2010, Google used many definitions from Collins COBUILD.[1] COBUILD entries were easy to recognize by their characteristic full-sentence definitions as well as 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]

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
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
Maltese N/A
Nepali N/A
Norwegian N/A
Slovenian N/A
Swahili N/A
Urdu N/A

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brett Reynolds. "English, Jack". English-jack.blogspot.com. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Alex Chitu. "Google Dictionary Has a New Content Provider". Google Operating System. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Lew, Robert (17 December 2010). "Online dictionaries of English". Repozytorium Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza (AMUR). Retrieved 12 June 2017. 

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