Checking the meaning of a word is something we can do more or less frequently. What has changed is the way to do it. And now, if you have an iPhone, iPad or Mac on hand, it’s easier than ever. Without having to go to a website, there are four different ways to find the definition of a word.
Methods To Find Meaning Of A Word
Let us see all the methods one by one here.
Method 1: Ask Siri
Asking Siri is one of my favourite methods given its speed although you have to use a specific way of asking the question. You can try it in the following ways:
- What is the meaning of [enter the word here]?
- What is the definition of [enter the word here]?
- Meaning of [enter the word here].
- Define [enter the word here].
Surely there are other ways to get the Apple assistant to return the same answer. I find this form very comfortable when I am reading and I do not bother anyone. Of course, you can use Siri for this on both the iPhone, iPad and Mac, as well as the Apple Watch.
Method 2: Write the word in Notes
The other way that I use the most to consult the meaning of a word is writing it somewhere. Any place in the system that allows you to enter text is worth it. For example, on an iPhone or iPad, you can do it in the Notes app, search for Spotlight or in an email or message and write the word in question.
When you have it, select it and click on the Lookup option. You may have to hit the little arrow to the right for this option to appear. When given, the definition of the word will appear. If you find the word written somewhere, you can select it and consult it in the same way without having to write it down.
Method 3: Use Spotlight on the Mac To Find the Meaning of any Word
If you are on a Mac, you can also right click to know the definition of a word. But if you want to find one, in particular, the fastest is writing it in Spotlight. To do this, press cmd + spacebar and type in the word you are looking for. Several options will appear, select the macOS dictionary to show you the definition.
Method 4: Download a specific app
Finally, we can resort to the typical dictionary app if what we like is to have it on the mobile. Personally, I prefer some of the previous methods since they do not require an additional app, but it is also an option that will interest some.
There are numerous dictionary apps. You can use Dictionary.com app for iOS devices. It is free to use. I hope this article helps you to find any word meanings in your iPhone, iPad and Mac devices. If you have any other issues while following the above methods, let us know them in the below comment box and we will sort it out for you.
Which method do you like the most to find the Meaning of a Word on iOS devices?