Inline Google Definitions

When I come across a word or phrase I don’t know much about, I really like to use Google’s define feature. It gives me plenty of definitions to choose from. What I need is an easier way to quickly access this information. The Inline Google Definitions extension does just that.

What does it do? It pops up with a floating window inside your open tab with all the definitions listed from Google’s define feature. To use it, all you need to do is highlight a word and then right click it.

After that, select “Inline Definitions”. A little yellow box pops up and gives you a list of the definitions. You can select to close the box, or you can maximize it as well. Selecting “full page” will bring you to the actual Google define Web page for that word.

This “Web page in Web page” feature might take a little while for some folks to get used to. After using it for a while, I do find it more helpful than opening a new tab. I can quickly grab the definition I want, close it out and I am still on the Web page I was reading.

This Firefox extension is for versions 1.5 and up of the browser. If you are interested in giving it a shot and trying it out, you can download it at the Mozilla Update Web site.