The coolest dictionary known to hombre
November 20, 2007 1:28 AM   Subscribe

Lingro. Enter a website in the box to make all words on the page clickable. Available for English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Polish.
posted by Lezzles (15 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Funny. It knows about recursion ...
posted by DreamerFi at 2:27 AM on November 20, 2007

Wouldn't this be easier done with a bookmarklet?
posted by slater at 3:02 AM on November 20, 2007

Awesome. It's like the New York Times's worse feature writ large.
posted by Plutor at 3:49 AM on November 20, 2007

posted by Plutor at 3:49 AM on November 20, 2007

What Plutor said. But with teh added 't'.

I wonder how it defines 'teh'?
posted by lodurr at 5:52 AM on November 20, 2007

It doesn't. 'teh' is not in their English to English dictionary
posted by MtDewd at 7:02 AM on November 20, 2007

Nice find, Lezzles. Cool and practical site. Thanks.
posted by nickyskye at 8:22 AM on November 20, 2007

This is awesome in principle. But yes, I'd want this as a Firefox add-on, at least for English (I'm not a native speaker). When I wonder about a word's meaning I'd really like a one-click pop-up lookup, because by the time I typed the URL into Lingro I could of course have looked it up properly three times already.

Preferably, it would query, Ask Oxford, Urban Dictionary, and Wikipedia, in that order.

Hope me, Lazyweb!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:33 AM on November 20, 2007

That said, it would still be useful for me for other languages. However, for the very first link I tried, the suggested Le Monde, in the top headline, "even with" was suggested as the single definition for "quitte", where clearly a verb form (I suppose "left", but I would have settled for "stopped" or "quit") was intended.

Pas diggé.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:43 AM on November 20, 2007

Don't know what the context of that "quitte" was, but the dictionary obviously thought it was "ĂȘtre quitte" which means "to be even with".
posted by Lezzles at 8:49 AM on November 20, 2007

popjisho covers the CJK part of the webosphere.
posted by Heywood Mogroot at 10:18 AM on November 20, 2007

Wooooo hypertext is cool!! I love this. Love it! I want thesaurs or wiki info or google hits too though!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:20 AM on November 20, 2007

I have waited years for something cool like this! Dictionaries are for schlubs.
posted by zorro astor at 1:06 PM on November 20, 2007

Great way to waste hours at work.
posted by wckdgfy at 5:15 PM on November 20, 2007

Heywood -- thanks!
posted by strangeguitars at 7:28 PM on November 20, 2007

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