Skip the home page. Search any word or phrase from the 50,000 entries in the Online Etymology Dictionary directly from your Chrome toolbar with this one-click extension.
* Search etymologies for words and phrases by typing “etymology” in Chrome’s Omnibox.
This extension only acts as a shortcut to the website itself. But since I catalogue a lot of words as 3-4 character-length abbreviations, due to my heavy academic and industry interests, I use this website frequently. Therefore, the few seconds it saves over creating a new tab and searching the words manually is worth it.
Use it every day. Almost indispensable.
What a beautiful website, an extension, an idea! Thank you a lot.
Takes you to a website instead of keeping it within the extension. And despite how fast it is I don’t appreciate having another tab opened
It works, but what’s the point? It opens the result in a new tab rather than inside the extension popup (like e.g. Black Menu for Wikipedia does), so it’s no more convenient than opening a new tab and using the search shortcut I’ve set up (and that’s a built-in Chrome feature, no extension needed). I’m actually looking for an extension that will do the Black Menu thing (i.e. let me search and view the results all within the extension popup) for arbitrary websites, specifically so I can set up said extension to search Etymonline.
This extension is Straight Forward; type a word in the search box, press enter, and it pulls up the etymology of that word in a new tab on etymonline.com. I have had no bad experience with having this extension, no virus, malware, ads, etc.
This is the friggin’ great dictionary! Now for Chrome as an extension.
Very fancy but kinda pointless though. Simply type “ety” and tab in omnibox would do the job.
to improve belike google dictionary have highlight enhancements if you can… Also be able to search within the toolbar so you dont get directed to site and get result in popup as goog dict can, pls check um up.
1. It only reads and modifies user data on etymonline.com, which is respectful of user privacy. I wish other apps would be as respectful as this.
2. It’s has a simple, responsive UI that gets the job done.