Get smarter with a built-in dictionary for Android

17 February 2014

Even the smartest among us must find themselves staring at a word in an article or eBook and wondering what it means. If you’re like us, you might even keep an ongoing list of words to define on a note-taking app on your phone.

Well, this is one big step forward from there.

WordLookup (Play Store link) is an app you can install for free on your Android phones or tablets that adds a built-in dictionary into any app with the ‘Share’ options enabled.

To define a word, you simply highlight it by holding your finger on the word for a moment and then you tap the ‘Share’ button and select WordLookup, which should be conveniently positioned at the top of the list.

WordLookup requires an internet connection to grab the definition, so be sure to have your Wi-Fi or mobile data switched on. The definition is displayed in a bubble overlay, so you don’t need to leave the page you are on to understand what you are reading. If the bubble disappears too quickly, you can find an option in the WordLookup settings to make it stay visible for longer.



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