Contextual Wiktionary

Contextual Wiktionary

The fastest and most intuitive way to define words on the web.

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By: Aesara
Users: 211
Rating: 4.56 (9)
Version: 1.5 (Last updated: 2023-12-23)
Creation date: 2021-06-06
Weekly download count: 3
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • contextMenus
  • https://en.wiktionary.org/api/rest_v1/page/definition/*
  • storage
Size: 64.93K
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Summary

Simple. Fast. Integrated.The Contextual Wiktionary add-on takes the annoyance out of touching up on definitions or learning new words you encounter.

Three Ways to Search

  • A beautiful and lightweight popup menu allows you to search for what you need to know with minimal distractions.
  • Select a word and right-click to easily define words you encounter.
  • Set up a keyboard shortcut and you'll be shaving off the accumulative seconds between you and learning a new word.
Why an add-on?
  • Seamlessly tangent through definitions with embedded links and a magical search that points you directly to definitions.
  • A self-contained design avoids build-up of tabs, and an external link button lets you view the Wiktionary page.
  • Themed for both light and dark modes; Wiktionary's website may blind you at night, but this add-on won't.
Why Wiktionary?
  • Use and contribute to the world's largest open dictionary.
  • View English definitions for non-English words.
  • Minimal* support for non-English Wiktionaries (due to API limitations).
*This one's on me, please contact me if you require more integrated features in other languages.

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Acknowledgements
  • The Contextual Wiktionary is an evolution of Losnappas brilliant Context Menu Wiktionary (GitLab, AMO).
  • Neither myself, nor Losnappas are officially affiliated with Wiktionary, or the Wikimedia Foundation in any way.
  • In the same vein as Losnappas before me, if you like the work done on this add-on, please consider supporting a charity.
Permissions Contextual Wiktionary was designed to ask for the bare minimum.
Safety
Risk impact

Contextual Wiktionary is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Contextual Wiktionary is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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