When searching for a definition on Google Search on google.com on desktop and mobile, look for new details for etymology and history. For example, if you search for [define suffrage], you'll learn that the word originates from both Latin and French (you can also search directly for [suffrage etymology]). Below “Origin,” see the history of the word's use over time. In this case, “suffrage” reached its peak usage in the 1910s as a result of the women's suffrage movement in the United States. This information is powered by the Google Books Ngram Viewer, a tool that shows the frequency of words in books. Click on the graph, and you’ll be taken to the Ngram Viewer so you can drill deeper into the data. 

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Awesome upgrade, always enjoy learning new things!
 
Define "twerking".

Learned that word today via Miley Cirus' "dancing" that everyone's been going on about all day.
 
I have absolutely no idea how google can show me such an exactly definition of a word in less than one second, but anyway, thats absolutely awesome!
 
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This is great. I am constantly involved in conversations where definition and origin of a word is in question. This will minimize those arguments. 
 
I've used the define feature for years. But this addition makes every conversation I have that much more interesting. Keep up the good work, +Google.
 
I use define on google all the time. Like the improvements. 
 
So much information here and awful translations :P
PD: Great tool this one
 
Does this work with Google Now? I am too lazy (tired) to find out for myself. Zzz...
 
+Martin Larsen Didn't work at first for me on mobile. Then I went into Settings > Google > Search and then checked "Search on google.com"

Worked a charm after that.
 
Love the feature! Just wish there was a way to give more detail to get the correct definition. As an example, "define mean", but what if I am looking for the math definition? Don't get me wrong - completely love the feature! 
 
I ran into this awhile back.  Just intuitively using Google and tried synonym:word and it worked WOOT!!!  It was awesome.  You guys just never stop making things better.
 
Thanks for the tip +David Andrews , alas it doesnt seem to work even after ticking the search on Google.com domain, other solutions?
 
Google, why do you have to be so damn awesome, yet so damn corporate.
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Now I like all the info it gives. Now ill have proof that a libation is hardly ever used in today's language... 
 
Hey Google, please give these features to people outside USA. 
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Only thing wrong with Google, they are not truly global... Always US first.
 
+Martin Larsen italians are starting to consider to send in USA Ferrari's limited to 90 miles/hour for the first six months to get even of this practice  :-D
 
+Damiano Venturin Most excellent idea. While you're at it, stop sending redwine and pasta too... Oh wait, it's the US, I meant pizza!
 
Great! Google is so much improved over time on both desktop and mobile... Thanks for continuing innovating 
 
It will take a bit of getting used to......hmmmmm
 
Yeah, I noticed it yesterday... Way to go Google
 
Ok, so you have to have the phones system language to US English, then it works
 
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Can you please fix this?
Thanks.
 
Interesting, this graphic looks like the graphics of the number of cases of cancer in the world...
 
Keep up the good stuff. I like your style. Gloria J.
 
Just got it, and immediately uninstalled the dictionary app. It is freaking awesome! 
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