You may be familiar with using Google to find definitions, like [define fortuitous]. We've recently updated this feature on google.com on desktop and mobile to give you more information about these words beyond just their definition. Now you’ll also see sample sentences that highlight how the word is used, as well as synonyms. If you tap the microphone on your Google Search app, you’ll hear answers spoken back when you ask questions like “What’s the definition of fortuitous?” and “What are synonyms for fortuitous?”
Give it a whirl the next time you're reading an article online and you stumble across an unfamiliar word. In addition, try translating words to one of 60+ languages directly from the box. When you select a language, future definition searches will consistently provide a translation to that same language.
"In the US".....! Google Now doesnt even recognise Scottish football (soccer) teams yet... our national sport.. type in "glasgow celtic" (world class team) and it hits you with "the celtics" Plus, ive NEVER had a news card and i search news stories nearly every day
+Smity Smith - balance, hey.. I love Google too, and proudly promote their products.. But actions like this, location based limitations, can't be explained in language barriers.. I'm in Australia, we tolerate US English... Microsoft have subjected us to it for decades!
People are saying that it's English only, and therefore shouldn't be American only, but I should point out that I don't want American English anywhere near my searches for dictionary type things. British English is similar, but different enough, in definitions as well as spelling, so much so that language localisations have to treat the two as separate languages. I look forward to an international roll out.
+Nicola Dunn its not that its US English only. its the fact that its only available in the US. I actually dont mind US English.. its faster to type flavor than flavour lol. Im not a grammar/spelling snob in any way as long as i know what it means.. i just dont like google's habit of (seemingly) considering the US to be the world yet selling themselves as a global service :-)
Any service they provide is a luxury, even in the US. they started as an American company anyway so its no surprise we're their testing ground. Still, I do believe that faster they get it out to the entire world, the more data/feedback they'll have to improve it... just saying Google...
Google why do you only roll features like this out to the US, so tired of it. It should be rolled out TO ENGLISH. Its annoying to have to fire up a VPN just go get decent functionality. The Google search page is SO MUCH better on the US version.
Spies are almost everywhere in East-Europa. Sometimes, when spies are in troubles, they block mail-accounts, by using "forgot password" system, untill the mail is blocked. I advice you to resolve immediately this trouble in how the acces mail is think, because is important that on usual devices to be accesible, no matter how many times the mail was forced on other/unusual devices, because very important information and actions are lost because this (and many others) tricks.
+Andy Hibberd actually, if you go to Google.com.... It works.... Your URL would be saying Google.co.UK you have to change that to Google.com by clicking the Google.com link at the bottom of the Google home page.
+Nicola Dunn Aren't those differences largely limited to spelling? With the exception of a few words like lorry, bonnet, and pram, I wouldn't think there'd be that much difference. And no reason they all couldn't be accommodated by showing alternate spellings and both definitions where words have different meanings in different regions and those could easily be prefaced with something like "(UK)" or "(US)" where needed.
+Google 1) US simply doesn't like you: just look at the android market share etc......not any new feature helps you, US is a distorted market 2) outside US we really like you so care more about us....otherwise we will care about you less and less like Microsoft is already dead in our hearts
I' m relativly new to Google word define, and very much an American, USA born, fourth generation, educared, but I still like to proof myself to insure the words I am using are correct not only in the spilling but also in their meaning, in the same screen. I think the "DEFINE WORD" on the same page or app is Great, so does my elementary and high school age grandchildren. Wished more bloggers and writers would do the same. THANKS GOOGLE.
Used to be able to see definitions from multiple sources with those sources listed. This was great because definitions can be widely diverse. Now, whenever I define something, only one source shows up and there is no option to view more? Any clues as to why?