Look up a word or term

You can use Dictionary to look up the meaning of a term. A term can be a single word such as apple or a compound word such as chopping board. The search result may also show you the origin, importance and usage of a word. To look up a term:

  1. Type in the term that you want to search for next to Look up.

  2. Press Return or Look up: to search.

Dictionary will search your selected dictionary source and show you the result from the first dictionary in the source. To view results from the other dictionaries that are in the same source, select View ▸ Similar Words to pop up a sidebar that shows all the results.