Get word definitions

Usage: set the query parameter define equal to the word you want the meaning of.

Eg.: /?define=hello, will return:

  
  {
    "word": "hello",
    "phonetic": [
      "həˈləʊ",
      "hɛˈləʊ"
    ],
    "meaning": {
      "exclamation": [
        {
          "definition": "used as a greeting or to begin a telephone conversation.",
          "example": "hello there, Katie!"
        }
      ],
      "noun": [
        {
          "definition": "an utterance of ‘hello’; a greeting.",
          "example": "she was getting polite nods and hellos from people"
        }
      ],
      "verb": [
        {
          "definition": "say or shout ‘hello’.",
          "example": "I pressed the phone button and helloed"
        }
      ]
    }
  }
  




Language support


Optionally you can send an additional parameter lang set equal to the language the word comes from.

Eg.: /?define=Bonjour&lang=fr, will give you definition of Bonjour as present in Google's French Dictionary:



  {
    "word": "bonjour",
    "meaning": {
      "nom_masculin": [
        {
          "definition": "Souhait de bonne journée (adressé en arrivant, en rencontrant).",
          "synonyms": [
            "salut"
          ]
        }
      ]
    }
  }

A list of supported language codes can be found here for your reference:

Language Code Language
en English
hi Hindi
es Spanish
fr French
ru Russian
de German
it Italian
ko Korean
pt-BR Brazilian Portuguese
zh-CN Chinese (Simplified)
ar Arabic
tr Turkish