How to quickly get a definition or synonym for a word?

Have you ever been typing at your computer when you’ve come across a word you don’t understand? Or perhaps you needed to find a synonym for a word?

 

Well, if you have a browser window open, there’s an easy way to find that definition or synonym quickly.

 

Just go to the Google search bar and type ’define:’ followed by the word you want to look up. For example, if you wanted synonyms for ‘entrepreneur’, you’d type ‘define:entrepreneur’ and hit enter.

 

What will pop up is something like this. Note the arrow below the definition – it can be hard to see on some screens:

 

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Click the arrow to reveal more information about the word. Google will give you a definition, synonyms, an etymology, a pull-down box which will give you the translation into almost any language, and a chart plotting the word’s use over time:

 

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