Today, I launched my very first add-on for Mozilla Firefox: Multi Dictionary Lookup.
Why did I create Multi Dictionary Lookup?
I created this add-on because I felt the need for a dictionary plug-in that lets me look up the definition of a word without leaving the page that I am reading. A simple right click on the highlighted word brings up a choice of dictionaries with which to look up the word.
New words constantly appear in the English language, and such words may not be present in the official English dictionary. For such words, I consult the Urban Dictionary.
For some words, it helps to know the synonym and antonym, along with sample usage in a sentence. For such words, I consult the Bee Dictionary.
For the rest, the Free Dictionary is the best!
What's next for Multi Dictionary LookupI will add other dictionaries, and maybe a thesaurus. Why don't you try out my plugin and let me know what feature you would like to see? I would love to hear from you! Write a review here.
Screenshots: the add-on in action
Dictionary options appear in the context menu when you highlight a word and right click on it. The definition of the highlighted word appears in a popup, fetched from the dictionary of your choice. Click on the attribution link at the bottom if you would like to see still more details on the dictionary's website.
Word definitions from the Bee Dictionary include synonyms, antonyms and examples of usage in sample sentences. The Urban Dictionary is much more casual and contemporary in its approach.