Definition of google in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡuːɡl/


[with object]
Search for information about (someone or something) on the Internet using the search engine Google: on Sunday she googled an ex-boyfriend [no object]: I googled for a cheap hotel/flight deal
More example sentences
  • You were the crush I've never forgotten and since the Internet has arrived, I've even googled your name Tim, but where would I begin.
  • And this is the kind of thing I don't need coming up under my full name when I'm googled.
  • You've probably also heard me talk about how much I wanted to find him - how long I've been searching, googling him all the time and never finding anything.



(also googlable) adjective
Example sentences
  • I guess I am always aware that what I write here is easily googleable.
  • I don't mind if the archives are googleable to the outside world.
  • I'm a kid and don't want everything to be permanently googleable.


1990s: from Google, the proprietary name of the search engine.

Words that rhyme with google

bugle, frugal, fugal

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Line breaks: goo¦gle

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