Top 10 Dictionary Extensions For Chrome

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There are a few tools for you to look up a word for its meaning without leaving the page, which will help you to focus more on what you are reading.

For Firefox users, you can check out these top 10 dictionary add-ons, and for Chrome users, you can check out the following top 10 dictionary extensions:

1. Auto-Translate

Auto-Translate

Powered by Google Translate, the Auto-Translate extension is available for you to translate words, phrases and sentences automatically.

You can push CTRL+ALT and select the text you want to translate, and you can also change the shortcuts on the option page.

2. Bubble Translate

Bubble Translate

Powered by Google Translate, the Bubble Translate extension is available for you to translate selected or entered text, as well as the whole webpage.

You can select the text and translate it to your language, you can use the pop-up menu to enter text and translate it, and you can also customize the pop-up theme, choose the shortcuts, hide the icon in the address bar, etc.

3. Chrome Dictionary Lite

Chrome Dictionary Lite

Powered by Google Translate, Chrome Dictionary Lite lets you to translate the words on your current page.

You can click the magnifier icon to turn it on, and move your mouse hovering the words on the current page, then you can see the results in your favorite language. By the way, you need to turn on the magnifier icon every time on every webpage, which is boring.

4. Context Menu Button for Google Dictionary

Context Menu Button for Google Dictionary

Context Menu Button for Google Dictionary adds a Google Dictionary button to the context menu when you select a word and right-click.

Clicking the button, you will be lead to the Google Dictionary (English Dictionary only) site for the definitions of the word you select.

5. Dictionary Lookup

Dictionary Lookup

The Chrome extension Dictionary Lookup allows you to look up definitions (from Wiktionary) of words and phrases (English only) in a clean inline box.

You can hold Alt and double-click or select any word to look it up, then you can see the definitions in an inline box (you can change its size), including examples, audio pronunciation and synonyms. And you can also press shortcuts and enter words in the displayed query form to look up them.

6. DictionaryTip

DictionaryTip

With the Chrome extension DictionaryTip, you can double-click on a word and get its meaning, and you can also select the word and press the shortcuts to see the definitions.

DictionaryTip only supports English, but you can get definitions from a range of websites, such as The Free Dictionary, Dictionary.com, Wikipedia and so on, you can add your own ones, and you can also switch the websites from one to another in the result window.

7. GDictionary++

GDictionary++

With the GDictionary++ extension, you can double-click any word to view its definition and hear its pronunciation in a small pop-up bubble, view the complete definitions of any word or phrase using the address bar dictionary, or right-click words and select "Translate" to translate them.

GDictionary++ supports Arabic, Chinese, Danish and many other language dictionaries.

8. Google Dictionary

Google Dictionary

Developed by Google, Google Dictionary is available for you to translate foreign words of 11 languages (such as Chinese, English, Italian, etc.) to your language of choice.

You can double-click any word to view its definition in a pop-up bubble, and you can also view the complete definition of any word or phrase using the toolbar dictionary.

9. Inline Search & Lookup

Inline Search & Lookup

Inline Search & Lookup can get definitions from search engines (such as Google), online dictionaries (such as Wiktionary) or encyclopedias (such as Wikipedia), and you can also add your own sources.

You can simply hold Alt (or another key you select) and double-click a word, or select some text, then a small inline box will pop up with the results from the source you choose.

10. MultiLookup

MultiLookup

MultiLookup is available for you to look up words in Google (English) Dictionary and/or Google Realtime Search, and you can also add some other sources in JSON format.

You can also click the MultiLookup icon in the address bar, and enter words to make a Quick Lookup, but which was not workable during my test.

Bonus

Among the above 10 Chrome extensions, there are some common facts for your reference:

1. After installation, you need to refresh the opened webpage to enable the most of them,

2. All of them are disabled on Chrome Web Store pages,

3. Some of them do not add toolbar icons.

By the way, GDictionary++ is my favorite, which one is yours? Or do you have any other Chrome extensions to look up words without leaving their webpages? Share with us by leaving a comment.

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