Download of the day: Firefox Dictionary.com search plugin

by on February 24, 2007 · 6 comments· LAST UPDATED February 24, 2007

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English is not my first language. Often I open urls http://dictionary.reference.com/ and http://thesaurus.reference.com/ to get a more information.

The Mycroft project provides a collection of search plugins which allows you to access a search engine right from your browser. In Mozilla Firefox, you use the search box on the toolbar including Dictionary.com plug-in :)

=> Download Dictionary.com Free Firefox Plug-ins

=> The Mycroft project

Mozilla has put a list of few popular search sites in the Search Bar in the upper-right corner of Firefox. If you'd like to add more, there are hundreds to choose from. Click on a Search Engine to add it to your Firefox Search Bar.

Now I can search directly from Firefox :D

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1 dbr February 24, 2007 at 1:44 pm

Firefox already has a dictionary-search built in – If you go to the URL bar, and type in : dict [word] and go, it’ll go to the dictionary.com page for that word (Or the suggested-spellings). There’s similar ones for “wiki [word]” (Generally goes to the Wikipedia page for the word, although it sometimes goes to the first search result for what you enter), “slang [word] (Goes to urbandictonary.com), and a few others I’ve forgotten about
- Ben

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2 nixCraft February 25, 2007 at 1:50 pm

dbr,

Thanks for pointing out those little tips :)

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3 Anil Pathak December 17, 2007 at 12:29 am

Instead of type and search i would love some kind of tooltip based dictionary..

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4 firefly May 6, 2008 at 6:33 pm

Thanks so much for providing this. It makes my life so much easier :)

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5 mansur aly September 25, 2008 at 3:32 am

Interested in quick down load of ur dictionary.com plug in.

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6 Funka! January 8, 2010 at 11:10 pm

I noticed in my latest upgrade from Firefox 3.0 to 3.5 that I can no longer use the shortcut that dbr mentioned of just typing “dict word” in the address bar (where “word” is the word you want to lookup at dictionary.com). Now when I type this, i am taken to a google search page. I am wondering how to get this old functionaity back. (This is how I came across this page, even though it doesn’t quite address my original question.) I’ll check the links you gave for another possible solution, thank you!

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