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Google Drops Definitions?
Brett_Tabke




msg:47917
 2:47 am on Jul 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

I hope this hasn't been mentioned, and I also hope this isn't some weird cookie thing, but:

I can not get google to do the link around the word to click to dictionary.com for the definition. (eg: my favorite google feature...)

This used to present a link under House to Dictionary.com for the definition:

[google.com...]

 

IITian




msg:47918
 2:50 am on Jul 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Working for me. No problems.

borisbaloney




msg:47919
 2:51 am on Jul 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Results 1 - 10 of about 128,000,000 for house [definition]. (0.20 seconds)

Looks normal to me.

Brett_Tabke




msg:47920
 2:56 am on Jul 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

hmm - got none here. Must be ip tagged. That's strange. Browser doesn't matter, but switching ip's and it is there.

SlyOldDog




msg:47921
 4:37 pm on Jul 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

I don't see any definition link there.

I always typed define:house to get the definition

Brett_Tabke




msg:47922
 4:53 pm on Jul 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Not ip tagged - nor does it appear to be isp. hmmm.

Dayo_UK




msg:47923
 4:55 pm on Jul 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

No Cant see it here...

Does everyone have the new design now?

did it get dropped then?

IITian




msg:47924
 5:57 pm on Jul 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

It is gone for me now.

wackybrit




msg:47925
 9:04 pm on Jul 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Doesn't work for me either which is sucky, as I tend to use the dictionary a lot.. and Safari only lets you search Google from its toolbar! I'll have to dig out a Konfabulator widget that can do dictionary searches :-)

graywolf




msg:47926
 9:53 pm on Jul 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

I only get definitions when I use "define:house"

EliteWeb




msg:47927
 10:00 pm on Jul 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

not showen for me, in socal.

Powdork




msg:47928
 2:06 am on Jul 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

house ( P ) Pronunciation Key (hous)
n. pl. hous·es (houzz, -sz)

1. structure serving as a dwelling for one or more persons,
a) especially for a family.
b) A household or family.
2. Something, such as a burrow or shell, that serves as a shelter or habitation for a wild animal.
3. A dwelling for a group of people, such as students or members of a religious community, who live together as a unit: a sorority house.
4. A building that functions as the primary shelter or location of something: a carriage house; the lion house at the zoo.

It's workin' for me.;)

Powdork




msg:47929
 4:49 am on Jul 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

How long has the white house had a pr10?

sullen




msg:47930
 2:50 pm on Jul 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Works for me. And I've just tried several times.

Could it be a bodged attempt to show it for users in some countries but not others? (as we all know that Google isn't very good at working out the country from the IP address)

HughMungus




msg:47931
 1:01 am on Jul 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

It's not around the word anymore. It's a separate link next to the word.

Results 1 - 100 of about 17,100,000 English pages for house [definition]. (0.44 seconds)

anallawalla




msg:47932
 3:48 am on Jul 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

[google.com...]

Tip: Click to get a definition of: doctor
Or just click on the underlined words in the above colored bar

Leads to: [dictionary.reference.com...]

Works fine here. You have to search for definition:widget

Ash

HitProf




msg:47933
 12:44 pm on Jul 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

Brett:
>Not ip tagged - nor does it appear to be isp. hmmm.

Where are you? We (non English Europeans) never see definitions unless uning define:word

bird




msg:47934
 1:15 pm on Jul 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

Could it be that the backend server producing the definition data just isn't quick enough sometimes, so the link is left out of the page by the frontend server?

SlyOldDog




msg:47935
 12:14 am on Jul 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

I see it now (didn't earlier in this thread).

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