Need to find a word definition? There are a number of ways you can do that via the Web.
- Use Google: Type define, then a colon, then your word. For example: define:eclipse. You can also type in what does eclipse mean? and Google will be able to understand what you're talking about (it will be in the first search result: "Web definitions for eclipse").
- Use a dictionary. Many of the world's most popular dictionaries that you probably have in book form in your own home are on the Web; i.e., Dictionary and Thesaurus - Merriam-Webster Online, Cambridge Dictionary.
- Use a niche dictionary. Find the definitions of slang words at the Urban Dictionary, math terms at Mathwords, phrases at OneLook.
- Use a language dictionary. Translate something with the Online English Chinese Dictionary, Spanish to English Translation Dictionary, or Forvo: the pronunciation guide, with all the words in the world pronounced by native speakers.
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