A Dictionary for many languages launched by Google

Google has got a lot of press and attention in the last few days thanks to it launching Google Public DNS. Amidst all the discussions about the pros and cons of Public DNS, Google has quietly released Google Dictionary.

Google Dictionary

  • It has some very good features and would be a extremely good tool for someone who is learning a new language. In the above image I searched for a slang word ‘Fanstastical
  • The results were very impressive. It showed me how the word was derived from Fanstastic. It also has support for translating these words from English to another language and vice versa.
  • If you are learning a new language like say German or French, you can simply type in the German word and select German Dictionary from the drop down and look up the word.
  • Just like we can mark an mail within Gmail as important with a star, the same principle has been extended with Dictionary. You can select star for the words you find important and can refer to them later on with using starred words.

Try out Google Dictionary and let me know what you think about it through your comments.