Oxford Dictionary IE Accelerator with Preview

Yup! It’s true! Google has shutdown their Dictionary Service and no announcements have been made further. So, what’s next? Where you’ll go for authentic definition services?

Note: If you are still using accelerator Google Define with preview, then please install this service; since Google has shutdown their dictionary service and the accelerator won’t be functioning anymore!

Here we go - Oxford Dictionary Service. The same big and the pocket-size book which we usually referred when we were school going kids.

Yes, I had come up with my next IE Accelerator Service – Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary with Preview.

Install your Accelerator here:

    Preview Enabled
Add To Internet Explorer

Now, checking for definition is so easy:

  1. select the text
  2. click the accelerator button
  3. mouse-over Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary Accelerator and preview the definitions.


Don’t know what an accelerator is? Check here or here.

Cool…! Isn’t it?

IE8 Accelerator Google Define with Preview

Update: This version has been updated to include a scroll bar. You can find more details here.

Internet is a vast resource. Daily, I read a lot of articles from Internet. In between, I always came across difficult terms, either I never heard of or I never remember the exact meaning. As usual, I fire-up another Tab to search for the meaning of that particular term in Google Define service or in any free dictionary service. This is what I usually do.

But searching for a term always in a tab, always break the flow of reading an article. Guess what, search for a word 10+ time drops your interest in reading the article.

Internet Explorer 8 comes with a new feature called Accelerators. In short, Accelerators are keyboard-free, way of browsing Internet.

Will it be nice, if you’re able to look-up for the definition/meaning of a word; without firing another Tab or looping through the free online dictionaries?

That’s what Google Define Accelerator with Preview do for you.

All you’ve to do - Select the text and Select the Accelerator; you got your Definition.


One Click and you can Preview the Definition without leaving the Page.

 Preview Enabled
Add To Internet Explorer


Note: Firefox users can install this addon after installing the FF addon: IE8 Activities (Accelerators) for Firefox.