Lookup Word in Dictionary

Lookup Word in Dictionary

Looks up the selected text on a world famous online dictionary.

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What is Lookup Word in Dictionary?

"Lookup Word in Dictionary" is a Chrome extension that streamlines your browsing experience. By right-clicking on your selected text, you can look up the meaning on a popular online dictionary, or alternatively use the "Alt + W" shortcut. This tool starts up the dictionary in a new tab if no text is selected, providing a user-friendly dictionary solution integrated directly into your browsing experience.

By: baspeti
Rating: 4.38 (85)
Version: 1.7 (Last updated: 2022-05-21)
Creation date: 2015-03-16
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • contextMenus
  • http://*/
  • https://*/
Size: 32.74K
Email: Click to see
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Other platforms

Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge

Just right-click on the selected text and choose

  • Lookup 'text' on the world famous, blue and red colored online dictionary context menu item and there you go!

It was easy, huh?

Or alternatively you can hit "Alt + W" shortcut to get the selected text looked up or if there is nothing selected, then the online dictionary is started up on a new tab. (Since version 1.2)

HINT: Just be careful not hitting "Ctrl (Cmd on Mac) + W" instead, because it will close your active tab. But in case if you did so, don't panic, you can recover that tab by pressing "Ctrl (Cmd on Mac) + Shift + T".

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User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • The extension is deemed very useful for looking up word definitions and improving vocabulary.
  • The extension is great for native speakers and people who are learning English as a second language.
  • The right-click to look up feature is highly appreciated.
  • Some users reported that using the extension opens a new tab which distracts them from their current page.
  • The lack of a pop-up window displaying the lookup within the same page was repeatedly mentioned as a drawback.
  • Several upset users mentioned that the extension redirects them to the Chrome Web Store instead of the dictionary site.
Most mentioned
  • The feature that opens a new tab for look ups instead of a pop-up window or an in-page display is widely mentioned.
  • The usefulness of the extension for dictionary lookups is frequently mentioned.
  • The redirect issue to the Chrome Web Store page when trying to use the extension was also often mentioned.
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Risk impact

Lookup Word in Dictionary may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Lookup Word in Dictionary has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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