Quickly Lookup Word Definitions with TheFreeDictionary for IE 8

While browsing in Internet Explorer you may need a quick definition, thesaurus access, or a translation for a word. The Define with TheFreeDictionary accelerator lets you do all three as needed.

Define with TheFreeDictionary in Action

Installing the accelerator only takes a few moments. Click on Add to Internet Explorer and confirm the installation when the secondary window appears.

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Once you find a word that you are curious about, the accelerator lets you view the definition “in tab” when you hover your mouse over the context menu listing.

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A close-up of the definition for “catastrophe”. Keep in mind that during our tests the appearance of text-based ads in the definition windows seemed to be about 50/50.

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You can access the thesaurus function…

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And the translation function if needed in the popup window.

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If you want more details for the particular word click on the accelerator’s listing in the context menu. A new tab will open with access to the dictionary, thesaurus, and translation information combined in one page.

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Another example and this time no text-based ad displayed.

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Conclusion

The Define with TheFreeDictionary accelerator can be useful when you need a quick definition, thesaurus access, or translation for a word while browsing.

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Add the Define with TheFreeDictionary accelerator to Internet Explorer 8

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