Find Now Word Origin and Word Usage Over Time on Google Searches

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Couple of weeks back Google quietly updated its word definitions with two new terms – word origin and word usage over time. But it was only available in the U.S. Now these features are available globally. You can now put aside your printed dictionary and use Google searches to find meaning of words, its translation, its origin, usage over time, words in phrases etc. Not exaggerated, right?

Users can very easily now find word’s meaning, usage over time and its translation all in at one place. Other than the meaning and translation a word usage over time is more interesting as it shows the status over the century on a graph. Now to the tips to search on Google to find these goodies.

1. How to Find Word Origin on Google Searches

Search on Google with the following search term.

‘”Word word origin” . Replace Word with the word you want to check for its origin. For example, “ambiguous word origin” will give the result of the origin of the word ambiguous”

2. How to Find Word Meaning on Google Searches

Search on Google with the following search term.

‘”Word-meaning” . Replace Word with the word you want to check for its meaning. For example, “ambiguous-meaning” will give the result of the meaning of the word ambiguous”

3. How to Translate Word on Google Searches

Search on Google with the following search term.

‘”translate word into language” . Replace Word with the word you want to translate and language with the language into which language you want to translate. For example “translate ambiguous into Hindi” will give the translation result of the word ambiguous” in Hindi.

4. How to Get Word Usage Over Time on Google Searches

You can get all the above including word usage over time at one place with a single search. Means get word meaning, translation, usage over time and origin, all at one place with a single search. Follow the above second tips – find meaning. Then on the search result click the down arrow below the meaning. It will provide you all the above results at one place that includes word usage over the time.

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