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This software allows you to instantly access TheFreeDictionary's definitions and encyclopedia entries by selecting any word or phrase on your screen with one click. Learn how to download and install the desktop assistant here.
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Browser add-ons — also known as extensions — are mini-programs that enhance the default functionality of your web browser.
Add-On For Internet Explorer
For Internet Explorer users, TheFreeDictionary offers a browser extension that allows you to access the definition of any word on the web from right inside your browser with a "Dictionary" option that is added to your right-click menu.
- Open the browser and navigate to any web page.
- Select (or double-click) any word.
- Right-click and select "Dictionary" in the menu.
The definition will be presented in a new browser window.
Extension For Mozilla FirefoxFor Mozilla Firefox users, TheFreeDictionary offers a dictionary search extension that enables you to quickly find definitions of words on any webpage or in any email.
Select the word you want to look up, then right click and select "Search Dictionary for ..." A new tab or browser window will open with the meaning of the word you selected.
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