Google Dictionary Is Next Google Property To Close

Aug 8, 2011 • 8:21 am | comments (8) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

If you try to seek out your definitions at the Google Dictionary you will be out of luck. It was closed down over the weekend.

If you go there, you get a notice that reads, "Google Dictionary is no longer available. You can use Google web search to find definitions or Google Translate for your translation needs."

Google Dictionary Closed

Google has been closing properties recently, such as Google Labs.

I doubt they closed the dictionary because of the recent nudity incident and recently they updated how definitions worked.

There are many complaints in the Google Web Search Help forum. Kelly from Google wrote why they closed the dictionary:

As many of you know, we've recently introduced a dictionary tool into Google Web Search to help you quickly look up the definition of a word,. Because the dictionary tool offers the same functionality as Google Dictionary, we've decided to discontinue dictionary.google.com.

For your definition needs, you can type your query right into the search box and use the dictionary tool located in the left-hand panel on the results page, or you can type [define (your word)] right into the search box.

I want to thank those of who who've been loyal users of dictionary.google.com and welcome you to share your feedback on how the dictionary tool can be improved.

Again, many are not happy about this but I doubt Google will bring it back in its old form.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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Comments:

Michael Martinez

08/08/2011 03:50 pm

As long as the define: operator still works, I'm okay with the closure.  I wasn't going to the dictionary site anyway.

Info

08/09/2011 09:23 am

i had not even used dictionary of Google.. i was very much well versed with Oxford Dictionary .... 

sammy

08/09/2011 10:35 am

It's a bad news, many people use the dictionary services now they all will be shocked.

Neand

08/09/2011 01:55 pm

Is Google + next in line

JIM

08/13/2011 12:18 pm

Quite devastating for me... Google Disciotnary was a one stop shop for me where I not only used to get the precise definition but also the definitions from other dictionary sites like Merriam, Free Dictionary and others. It was too good to be running for long. If nudity was the reason why it was closed then the people who have raised an issue out of it should be taken for a mental check and tattoed 'PERVERSE'.

Happy_qier

08/15/2011 06:30 am

"For your definition needs, you can type your query right into the search box and use the dictionary tool located in the left-hand panel on the results page" Where is the dictionary tool? you mean the translate tool?

13013

08/21/2011 05:07 am

i had stared a bunch of my favorite word, i guess those are gone now too

Saeditservice

10/30/2011 12:59 am

People want dictionary services back, other ways we moving to Bing

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