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Permissions info: It requires Internet to fetch definitions via the Wordnik API. There's no ads whatsoever.

WordLookup allows you to view word definitions easily as you browse the web, and when using apps. It's like the popular Google Chrome extension Google Dictionary, but for Android! If you have found this useful, please do rate, share & comment!

Simply hold&select the word you wish to look up, share it with WordLookup and a small notification popup will show a few definitions for the word! It's that simple! No need to open another dictionary app! The little popup does not block you from browsing the web, as it is unobstructive and fades away after a short while.

As featured on CNET:

WordLookup is also open source:

Here's how to use it:
1- Hold and select the word you'd like to get the definitions.
2- Select the Share button in the menu/Action Bar.
3- Share text to WordLookup.
4- The definitions should show up in a bit as a popup(Toast) notification.

Supported Apps:
-ICS Android Browser
-Google Chrome
-ICS Gmail and Email app
-Google Reader
-Many,many others. More will be added in this list.

Right now, this app is only tested on Android 4.0 - Ice Cream Sandwich, as many apps on earlier versions of Android do not support sharing text, your mileage may vary, though. It uses the Wordnik API to get definitions, so a Data/WIFI network connection is required.

The options allows you to customize the notifications, such as the number of definitions shown and display time. Features like using other dictionary sources (offline dictionaries) are coming soon!

Recently changed in this version

0.2.0 - Text to speech now functional. Also some bug fix and optimization, so app should run faster now.
0.1.5 - Added a loading screen popup + optimizations.
0.1.2 - bugfix release for some crashes
0.1.1 - Improved the look of the popup, the filtering algorithm, and bugfixes.
0.1 - Initial release

Comments and ratings for WordLookup
  • (62 stars)

    by ravi bhushan on 12/04/2014

    This app is simple and fast.Please include offline dictionary option

  • (62 stars)

    by Umair Sajid on 31/03/2014

    Not working, just loading notification, and then sleep for unlimited time.

  • (62 stars)

    by Daniel Schless on 26/03/2014

    Only thing it needs is a way to manually dismiss the popup definition

  • (62 stars)

    by Stu Irons on 26/03/2014

    This app does just what it says it does. Perfect.

  • (62 stars)

    by Omar English on 25/03/2014

    It's good so far, except for one small annoyance. If the word you select is plural, the app will give back a definition something like "The plural form of word." To work around that, after holding down on the word to select it, one has to remove the "s" f

  • (62 stars)

    by akamrish on 24/03/2014

    A must have app for readers.

  • (62 stars)

    by Tahir Alkurdi on 23/03/2014