Reviews & Comments of Google Dictionary (by Google) chrome extension

From March 23rd, 2021 to March 6th, 2023, 34% user give 5-star rating, 24% user give 4-star rating, 11% user give 3-star rating, 11% user give 2-star rating, 20% user give 1-star rating. for Google Dictionary (by Google) chrome extension.

Reviews of google dictionary (by google):

Bob LaGasse March 6th, 2023
Bob LaGasse

It stopped working a couple weeks ago, Ive reinstalled cleared cache, everything still doesnt work.

Kemny Kim March 4th, 2023
Kemny Kim

doesn't save word in the history

Ini Sugeng Tamvan February 23rd, 2023
Ini Sugeng Tamvan

semoga ada bahasa indonesianya

selena February 4th, 2023

it worked for a little awhile ago but now it doesnt at all, </3 :(

Brendan Bennett February 1st, 2023
Brendan Bennett

No longer works, despite endless troubleshooting.

radio xoxo January 12th, 2023
radio xoxo

going to replace this extension with a better one. i understand that there are multiple definitions for certain words but i am often shown the least relevant or least used definition which is extremely frustrating and time wasting.

Ivan Ivanenko January 9th, 2023
Ivan Ivanenko

Please add translate to Ukrainian language

Zuka Murvanidze December 5th, 2022
Zuka Murvanidze

Hi guys, Check this extension out: It works like google dictionary but also shows synonyms, antonyms and other data. Has all the definitions offered by google but more from the Definio database, plus shortened notes from wikipedia. You can also create digital notebooks, store the words and practice them. website:

Räşad Paşazadä June 7th, 2013
Räşad Paşazadä

absolute lifesaver!!! wish it was also available in Android Phones!

Faltuapp Asd November 25th, 2022
Faltuapp Asd

dictionary doesnot work with iframe contents.

Roger Drummond October 22nd, 2022
Roger Drummond

Microsoft Edge has a much nicer implementation and experience. Google Dictionary has no Right-Click context menu option. Edge adds it to the Right-Click context menu as "Define word/phrase" (among other options like Search, Translate, Read aloud, etc). And if you double-click or highlight a word in Edge, it provides a subtle "..." popup that lets you easily choose Define (as well as more), which fades away if you don't use it. Google's implementation is EXTREMELY distracting and requires you to set a keyboard trigger key if you don't want it popping up every time you highlight a word or double click something to perform a selection. Then, if you set a keyboard trigger, you can no longer access it via mouse alone. Google even recognizes this annoyance, since they built in a tip that pops up after the 4th time suggesting you create a trigger key. Edge also provides more than just the definition and audio play, but also multiple meanings, synonyms, examples, and copy. Neither Google nor Edge provide Origin of word initially. This one gets bonus points for Instant Translation of foreign words (Edge doesn't), as well as Google's MORE always returns a Definition, whereas Edge's "more" is just a Search. 2 star rating means it's better than Chrome's complete lack of Define (0 stars), but the company's products are starting of feel dated and inefficient as the world evolves.

Luka B October 16th, 2022
Luka B

Was working fine up until a few days ago, now just says searching. 1 star. Fix it.

L P October 12th, 2022

TLDR Review: I switched to: Instant Dictionary by and it works, just like Google Dictionary used to. Review: I have given this extension 5 stars before, but it no longer works. Hence the low score. I've done everything possible. Update Chrome, delete cookies, cache for "All Time", uninstalled, reinstalled (both the extension AND Chrome itself), turned off ALL other extensions. At best it works 1 time, upon a complete and total wipe of everything Chrome and starting completely over. Re-open Chrome and it instantly doesn't work again.

Tom Husband October 12th, 2022
Tom Husband

Doesn't work at all for me on my Pixelbook Go. I tried various options and none opened a definition. I uninstalled it.

Tania Kalsi October 8th, 2022
Tania Kalsi

Won't load any words I search up :(

Moheshwar Amarnath Biswas October 8th, 2022
Moheshwar Amarnath Biswas

Really awesome. But this hasn't been updated for a while. Please improve the UI.

Lucky 1038 September 30th, 2022
Lucky 1038

Where is the option to STOP asking the recipient to turn on Mail tracking????

LawlietNao September 24th, 2022

This extension is hecking awesome. keep up the good work google :D btw if your extension stops working at one point try removing all the cookies, it should work again

Serenity March 11th, 2011

Гарне розширення. Але немає української як рідної мови. Please add Ukrainian as an option in My Language setting.

Hassaan September 10th, 2022

Helpful.Good job ✨✨

Shaurya Patel September 5th, 2022
Shaurya Patel

It was too bland, and some words didn't exist

Jordan Devuyst September 3rd, 2022
Jordan Devuyst

Not me first trying to test this on a page opened before I installed the extension, reading that I have to reload the page, and then testing it on the chrome web store, then reading it doesn't work there xD Anyways great extension, this will come in super handy for school this year.

Taufan X September 2nd, 2022
Taufan X

Hi Google, Please add "Indonesia" as "My language" in the Extension Options. Thanks.

Peter August 30th, 2022

Mine stalls with "searching" in the bullet. Cant find a fix-it solution.

Aestethic Anime August 25th, 2022
Aestethic Anime

I actually like it, very minimalist and simple. It works for me but seems to not work for others, but other than that nice extension!

Castiel Winchester August 22nd, 2022
Castiel Winchester

works good now, but seems to be outdated.. which was disappointing- went to test the damn thing with the *latest word I could think of thats been around since 2020...* ... lets just say it did not pass the vibe check man.

Apekiller August 9th, 2022

it no longer works, it remains stuck on "searching" I have tried disabling/re-enabling the extension and uninstalling/reinstalling it to no effect.

John Lois Floro August 7th, 2022
John Lois Floro

The voice pronunciation has a bug, it doesn't complete the word it says.

Inshirah Sheherin August 6th, 2022
Inshirah Sheherin

it works fine but, when i go to see my words, first of all it opens in exel and it looks so messy, its stupendously hard to understand. And all the words have en or enen in front of it. its sp hard to understand what the actual word is , please make the viewing of our words more efficient.

Bob Loucks July 30th, 2022
Bob Loucks

Works as advertised! Ignore the "doesn't work" nonsense.

Zinc Studio July 25th, 2022
Zinc Studio

Still working : confirmed. But this will need an update before 2023, because manifest version 2 will no longer supported after 2022.

Harkirpa Singh July 18th, 2022
Harkirpa Singh

No longer works

Ahnaf Mahmud September 17th, 2017
Ahnaf Mahmud

Works great but the Google logo in the extension options page still hasn't been updated.

Kuldeep skc July 11th, 2022
Kuldeep skc


santanu das July 3rd, 2022
santanu das

not working

Tamiz Harasan June 24th, 2022
Tamiz Harasan

It's good extension.

lumi June 23rd, 2022

it would be a lot better if we could "bookmark" definitions or rather save them for viewing later. this tiny addition could help a lot of students. i know i would personally love it if this feature was available.

redrumthebum June 21st, 2022

good enough

Navid Shahbazi June 15th, 2022
Navid Shahbazi

I love it. Thank you for this great extension. Simple and helpful. Love the pronunciation feature.

Asif A. Ali May 30th, 2022
Asif A. Ali

Simple. Light. Convenient. Customisation. Perfectly integrated with Brave browser. Convenience at your click with Customisation that suits you. Instead of double clicking/selecting a word and then doing 'search for'... which opens a new tab; both time and resource consuming. Google Dictionary can now just show the meaning when you double click a word, you can also set a trigger key if pop up windows for every word double-clicked is kind of annoying for you. I am pretty content with this extension. Thank you, mighty Google! :)

Prod Dev May 29th, 2022
Prod Dev

Excellent plug in. When my kids are browsing the net, when they need the meaning of any word, they used to highlight it, right click, search web to get the meaning. Now, with this extension, its just high light, immediately we are getting its meaning(really helping to read the online content with less friction when unknown words falls across). Even I download our words history from this plug in. Excellent plug in. Thanks Google. I am looking for a additional feature of "Add this word to my dictionary" where, I can build my own word bank to download/read it online on my Google account. Now I am writing the word and definition on a note pad. If I had this word bank built into my Google account/local text file, I can continue to build our own, local word bank.

Vin May 5th, 2022

Works flawlessly between languages, which is why i havent moved to any alternative, since it does mess up a few words due to a smaller DB than before (people say it used to do wikipedia, but it doesn't anymore) also they have a catergory on the webstore for applications by google, but yet this one is one that isn't marked by google. curious.

Aarya Gandhi May 5th, 2022
Aarya Gandhi

This is the most foolish extension I have ever used. I litrally need to type the word and then get the results. What's the use when u need to do all the donkey work? It's like searching on the web itself! The extension is simply futile

Mehereteab Taye April 21st, 2022
Mehereteab Taye

After adding the extension to my browser(Chrome), it hasn't provided me a single definition for a word I double click. I don't know the problem but the extension does not work.

sydandstars April 13th, 2022

I don't know what I would do without this extension. Also translates foreign words, which is nice as a language learner as well.

Tony H April 8th, 2022
Tony H

I have been using this extension for years, generally, no problem. However, it would be a huge plus if a search entry — especially a word which one doesn't know the exact spelling to — would return an auto-correct or "did you mean" suggestion. For instance, I heard the word "accolade", I don't know how it is spelt exactly, and if I enter "acolaid" or "acolade", it would return "No definition found". Instead, it would be nice if it were to return, "did you mean, accolade?" and show the term. Yes, one can click on "search the web for "<misspelt word>", but that's an extra step and doesn't necessarily help one find the right word. Thank you.

Nikolai Schauer March 13th, 2022
Nikolai Schauer

Nice tool! I wish it would tell me how a greek letter is pronounced after I select it instead of just translating it into english.

WowMyNameIsUnique April 28th, 2018

Well, it's been unusable since (at least) April. Just gives a "Searching..." text instead of doing anything. If it works for you, awesome. It's a great idea and extremely useful when it works. I miss it a lot. Unfortunately it doesn't seem like this will be fixed for people like me any time soon, even though I'm running a typical, current Windows 10 64-bit OS, and my extension (and Chrome) are up to date as well. Edit: 4 years later... still broken. Bravo, Google.

Ava Lopez March 9th, 2022
Ava Lopez

This extension is Okay. But it doesn't define ALL the words. This is pretty useful.

Kamran Bigdely August 11th, 2011
Kamran Bigdely

It breaks and shows 'Searching...' that never resolves.

V Mahan February 25th, 2022
V Mahan

Just totally broken. Words are never defined anymore, the pop up is inconsistent. I am think of leaving Chrome altogether.

jona February 25th, 2022

SO USEFUL. it makes digesting wordy fics/articles/assignments so much easier, and as someone who loves pretentious poetry, i use the extension constantly LMAOOO.... 10/10 highly recommend <3

Matthew W February 14th, 2022
Matthew W

It does not provide definitions for half the words I lookup. I'm going to try out different extensions.

Shubhanshu Jain February 11th, 2022
Shubhanshu Jain

awesome, shows definition as a bubble upon double clicking (selecting) a word.

Skill seizer February 2nd, 2022
Skill seizer

plz provide us with some more options like , show a definition when the pop up box at the top or bottom , im facing issue as i use more than one extension

vishal dowlagar January 27th, 2022
vishal dowlagar

how to make this extension work when in reader mode in chrome?

Joel Kaiser January 20th, 2022
Joel Kaiser

Love what Google is doing for pronunciations! Also, how do I go about licensing the Google Dictionary visualizer?

Regina Isabel Paris January 17th, 2022
Regina Isabel Paris

The extension is very helpful, however I would like to suggest that you would add a feature that would allow us to save some definitions in a folder or note. Nonetheless, great extension.

Adan M January 24th, 2018
Adan M

Lots of phrases are not found. Take a gander at "Instant Dictionary by GoodWordGuide" which seems to be better. I run both and the popups are on top of each other which I like. I will probably get rid of one unless each has its betterments.

Universal AniLol January 6th, 2022
Universal AniLol

Not working for some websites.

Sayan Das December 29th, 2021
Sayan Das

not working

Rodolfo Padilla Ruiz October 7th, 2021
Rodolfo Padilla Ruiz

NOT WORKING Every word I click on does not show a definition, but tries to translate every word from spanish, all are english words. EDIT: 4 months later the idiotic bug keeps on going, it interprets words such as "waning" as spanish words and tries to translate it instead of defining it, which obviously doesn't work. This is abandonware. too bad because it was a good one when it worked. EDIT 2: reinstalled the app fixed the issue and my rating

Chris toph September 18th, 2013
Chris toph

Work nicely. Well helpful.

xhale December 17th, 2021

very useful. also love that i can choose to trigger it ?

Amos Folarin December 13th, 2021
Amos Folarin

hardly every comes up with a definition for even the most basic words... basically it's just cruft now, a great idea and could be very useful but sadly just doesn't have the knowledge base to function properly.

Rafeeq Eroth July 1st, 2010
Rafeeq Eroth

Is there a way to view the dictionary history in web based page instead of downloading it and reading it. If you can add that capability it helps in reviewing the words history regularly and helps in learing that word. Please add that capability.

iman kazemi December 2nd, 2021
iman kazemi

If it worked on PDF, I would love it even more.

Samhi Gadde December 1st, 2021
Samhi Gadde

This is absolutely amazing!! It is really helpful and works like a charm, there are a few glitches here and there, but it doesn't happen often. As an online book reader and a student, this extension really helped me. It is extremely useful and would definitely recommend for students!!

Neelesh Goklani September 7th, 2012
Neelesh Goklani

One of the must have extension.

Jorge Sánchez October 28th, 2021
Jorge Sánchez

Almost perfect; there should just be a "detect language" option, as I speak 3 different languages. I hope you can change that soon!

Sushil Khadka October 25th, 2021
Sushil Khadka

SO much helpful...

DEEPESH October 21st, 2021

Don't know what's missing or the developer forgot the source code file or whether it got corrupted. Don't tell that google is shutting this one also. Most useful, broken extension for almost 6 months!!

Nocturnal Owl Digitalist October 17th, 2021
Nocturnal Owl Digitalist


J. S. October 15th, 2021
J. S.

Does not working at all... :(

ابو جابر ر October 13th, 2021
ابو جابر ر

اجدها اضافة مزعجة لم تقدم لي المفيد

J P G September 22nd, 2021


_MemoryCore_ September 21st, 2021

It worked for like a while. Then it stopped working for some reason

ahmed September 17th, 2021

Can't download word history, the formatting is so jumbled and all over the place in the csv file it's impossible to read

Pedram Asshabi September 4th, 2021
Pedram Asshabi

When I tick "Display pop-up when I select a word or phrase" option, I'll have some trouble at playing pronunciation of the words (the sound will cut at the beginning). I only give 4 stars to read this issue and fix the bug, although it's 5 stars for me. I love it, OALD is great.

Kooky Sis September 2nd, 2021
Kooky Sis

this extension is great but it lacks definitions. please update it to where it has more definitions and maybe get synonyms and antonyms as well. i love this extension though it's perfect, fast and easy to use.

Ahsan Rana August 29th, 2021
Ahsan Rana

I wish there was a feature that i can download my history or can sync my chrome extension with my mobile. So whenever i need it the most i could use it.

Chathuranga Wijeratna August 24th, 2021
Chathuranga Wijeratna

Really like this. Something that would be nice to have is, whenever a search for a word on the extension is a miss(misstyped), it would have been helpfull if words have been suggested which are close by.

Alex Johnson February 14th, 2014
Alex Johnson

It isn't working for the past 1 day.... I click my word and the yellow box that pops up says "Searching" forever. My Chrome browser and computer are fully updated, and so are my extensions. Please fix this and I'll give back 5 stars because I rely on this extension daily. 8/24/2021

Abood Nasr August 23rd, 2021
Abood Nasr

It's not working anymore. keeps showing Searching...

Dan Family August 22nd, 2021
Dan Family

Super useful!!

Stefan Bozovic August 21st, 2021
Stefan Bozovic

Perfect! This is just what I needed. I like that I can open the term in full page and learn even more about it.

trey krupp August 20th, 2021
trey krupp

Many words undefined. If you are over the age of 14 you probably won't gain any benefit from this extension

Paramjit Rana July 16th, 2021
Paramjit Rana

doesn't work in my chrome on double click

amit yadav July 12th, 2021
amit yadav


Alan Hughes July 9th, 2021
Alan Hughes

Okay, but it really should show whether a word is an adjective/noun/verb. Very simple.

Martin T June 25th, 2021
Martin T

I love it

A. K. Fazlul Huq Jr. June 23rd, 2021
A. K. Fazlul Huq Jr.

It's definitely very useful but does not provide the multiple definitions to one word. Please allow this extension to show definitions (of words in English) directly from Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary.

Victor Holen June 20th, 2021
Victor Holen

It works most of the time. But on some pages it fails to see the highlighted word Also it keeps getting corrupted all the time on Chromebook and needs "repair" get working again. And again. Two years later it was OK on Chromebook but getting corrupted on Windows 10 Chrome. Did Google move the programmers around....

Trúc Lê June 8th, 2021
Trúc Lê

poor translation!

Nyk Zukowski April 25th, 2017
Nyk Zukowski

Update: Jun 7, 2021: Still like this extension; one thing that bugs me though is that, either randomly or after an update, it "forgets" the trigger key function and has to be manually changed back. Would be nice to have this fixed. I really like this extension, as it is MUCH easier to just select a word to see its description than it is to Google it. It's not perfect and sometimes grabs the wrong word or only one version of a word, but it gets the job done. It would be nice to include support for words you select in a textarea and not just text that's already on the page.

Lindy Wong May 15th, 2021
Lindy Wong

Meant to give 5 star, but 1 start deducted because the audio player not working on the hover-word's pop-up bubble, it stopped once it started to play the word.

Parian, N. C. May 10th, 2021
Parian, N. C.

It was not working well back then when I searched a word and it took a very long time to load. Removed and installed it back and forth a few times until one day it disappeared from the store. I came back now today, installed it and here I am, finally the extension working very well.

May 5th, 2021

Could you add auto-pronunciation while capturing word on screen, please? Thank u:)

Matteo Winandy April 20th, 2021
Matteo Winandy


Starlord Stavanger August 13th, 2018
Starlord Stavanger

Dunno why it was taken down from the Chrome store, but it's not back up and I can use it again and couldn't be happier! Love being able to quickly highlight a word and instantly get the definition of it without having to leave the current website. Super useful to me, thank you Google. PS - Please don't ever send this extension to the Google Graveyard, thank you.

Emil Preljevic March 21st, 2021
Emil Preljevic

Not working, please fix. Edit: It works now.

Ganesh Menon March 18th, 2021
Ganesh Menon

this is working again old comment- this isnt working anymore for me, is that the case with everyone else?

Sarah Radulovich March 18th, 2021
Sarah Radulovich

EDIT: After an update by the devs, the extension is working again! Very happy with it! I use this extension probably every single day. Love the quick and clear definitions AND the audio option so I know how to pronounce the word. Old Review: Hasn't worked for the last couple of days. I love this extension and use it multiple times a day, and normally I would give it 5 stars! Please fix it!

Crystal March 18th, 2021

I loved this extension, it was really helpful while i was reading but now it doesn't work. When i double click a word its stuck on "searching". - 18/03/21 It started working again. ;) - 25/03/21

Gleamiarts March 20th, 2021

EDIT: 25.03.2021 It now works properly as of 25th march I have rated it 5 stars because it is a great extension. Leaving the previous review up for transparency It used to work perfectly and I would have given it 5 stars if it woked but as of around 18.05.2021 it has stopped working. Every time I search a word either by clicking on a word or directly typing into the extension search, it says 'Searching...' and the definition does not show up at all.

Nick March 23rd, 2021

Amazing extension. Big thanks to the devs for fixing the problem with the recent update quickly.

Chris K.G.D. March 23rd, 2021
Chris K.G.D.

One of my favorite chrome extension that I rely on. Thank you!