[UPDATE! OK, so double clicking probably isn't such a good idea. My guess is that far more readers will double click to select a word to copy rather than to look it up, and will wonder WTF is going on when the dictionary popup opens. Last thing I want to do here is implement a feature that turns out to be a bug. So here is an option that will still give those who want it a dictionary function. It's for Firefox users only, unfortunately. Just download and install this Dictionary Search extension. The settings below will give you right-click context menu options to look up the words you select in Merriam Webster's Dictionary, Merriam Webster's Thesaurus, and the Cambridge Advanced Learner's dictionary.
You should be able to copy and paste the text from here:
Search MW dictionary for "$"
Search MW thesaurus for "$"
Search CALD for "$"
I hope this is a solution that will be good for everyone. End UPDATE]
Many of you Play Like a Girl readers have first languages other than English, so to help you get the most from my site I’ve added a dictionary lookup function. Now you can double click any word on the site and see its entry in the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. A couple of caveats:
- The dictionary opens in a popup window, so if you’re using a popup blocker you may need to adjust the permissions. (I solemnly swear that I will NEVER have annoying popup ads on my site!)
- The dictionary function only works for unlinked text, not for hyperlinks.
- The dictionary function only works on my actual website; it’s not part of the feed. But you’re stopping by the website to comment anyway, right?
Hope you find it useful!