Definition of Google

1. Noun. A widely used search engine that uses text-matching techniques to find web pages that are important and relevant to a user's search.

Generic synonyms: Search Engine
Language type: Trademark

2. Verb. Search the internet (for information) using the Google search engine. "My children are googling all day"
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Explore, Research, Search

Definition of Google

1. Proper noun. (rfv-sense) A particular Internet company. ¹

2. Proper noun. (rfv-sense) (computing) A search engine that popularized the company of the same name. ¹

3. Proper noun. A service mark owned by w:Google Inc.. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To search for, using Google (or, rarely, another Internet search engine). ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To investigate, using Google. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To search on the Internet using Google. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive cricket) To deliver googlies. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive cricket) To move as a ball in a googly. ¹

9. Noun. An internet search, such as that which is performed on the Google search engine. ¹

10. Noun. (Internet) A match obtained by a query in the Google search engine. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To search for (something) on the Internet using the Google search engine. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive by extension) To search for (something) on the Internet using any comprehensive search engine. ¹

13. Verb. (intransitive Internet) To be locatable in a search of the Internet. ¹

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Definition of Google

1. to spin a cricket ball [v GOOGLED, GOOGLING, GOOGLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Google

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Literary usage of Google

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Home-Based Bookstore: Start Your Own Business Selling Used Books on by Steve Weber (2005)
"google The search firm google is testing a Web marketplace, Froogle, ... google is also developing a "wallet" payment system that would allow it to collect ..."

2. Software, Growth, and the Future of the U.S. Economy: Report of a Symposium by Dale Weldeau Jorgenson, Charles W. Wessner (2006)
"He then proceeded to introduce Wayne Rosing of google, who in his long ... HIRING SOFTWARE TALENT Wayne Rosing google Dr. Rosing took the occasion to ..."

3. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow (2003)
"He enjoys using google to look up interesting facts about long walks on the beach. Jacket design by Shelley Eshkar A TOR* HARDCOVER Tom Doherty Associates, ..."

4. Plug Your Book: Online Book Marketing for Authors, Book Publicity Through by Steve Weber (2007)
"google PageRank Another way of determining how much juice a blog has is ... It's a patented method google uses to rank the importance of Web sites on a ..."

5. Signposts in Cyberspace: The Domain Name System And Internet Navigation by National Research Council (U.S.) (2005)
"Presumably to avoid becoming the subject of frequent suits, google has established a complaint procedure to enable companies to claim "reasonable" rights to ..."

6. A Kaleidoscope of Digital American Literature by Martha L. Brogan, Daphnée Rentfrow (2005)
"google Print Library Project ... Harvard University Library FAQ: The University's Pilot Project with google ..."

7. Asymmetric Marketing: Tossing the 'Chasm' in the Age of the Software Superpowers by Joseph E. Bentzel (2006)
"I can't prove it beyond anecdotal evidence, but I'll also wager that the Yahoo/google 'powered by' paid search relationship, a relationship which google ..."

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