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dictionary address
Authored by: snown on Nov 23, '03 04:41:31PM

I noticed that all of the scripts presented talk about the google look-up feature, but none list the URL used to look up the words for the dictionary. Can someone help me by listing that URL here? thank you.



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dictionary address
Authored by: BulbVivid on Nov 24, '03 08:53:44AM

The URL can be changed to whatever you want to use. I use M-W's subscription-based Unabridged Dictionary, so that URL won't do you much good unless you pay for the service.

The URL for M-W's Collegiate Dictionary is: "http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=dictionary&va=" (the actual URL doesn't use quotes, though they're used in the script). You kind of have to experiment with whatever site you want to use to see how their URL works during searches. Though I don't know why (I'm sure there's a reason), most end with "=" followed by the search terms. For example, to adapt the script to use the AltaVista search engine, change the URL to: "http://www.altavista.com/web/results?q=".

Good Luck,
Jason



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dictionary address
Authored by: snown on Nov 24, '03 06:40:53PM

thank you, that helped alot



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dictionary address
Authored by: openmind on Nov 27, '03 01:52:57PM

From Tidbits 657 (www.tidbits.com)

1. Create new Bookmark

2. Where the bookmark's URL normally goes, paste the following script:
javascript:void(q=prompt('Enter word to look up.','')); if(q)void(location.href='http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q='+escape(q))

Make sure it is all in one line
Make sure javascript is turned on.

3. When you open this bookmark a little dialog box will open. Enter the work to lookup.
The results will open in the same page.
Tested this with Safari, Explorer and Camino



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