Google



[goo-guh l] /ˈgu gəl/

noun, Trademark.
1.
brand name of a leading Internet search engine, founded in 1998.
verb (used with object), Googled, Googling.
2.
(often lowercase) to search the Internet for information about (a person, topic, etc.):
We googled the new applicant to check her background.
verb (used without object), Googled, Googling.
3.
(often lowercase) to use a search engine such as Google to find information, a website address, etc., on the Internet.
/ˈɡuːɡəl/
noun trademark
1.
a popular search engine on the internet
verb (without a cap)
2.
to search for (something on the internet) using a search engine
3.
to check (the credentials of someone) by searching for websites containing his or her name
verb

to search for information on the Internet, esp. using the Google search engine
Examples

We googled to find the definition of the new word.
Word Origin

trademark Google
Usage Note

googling n
v.

“to search (something) on the Google search engine,” 2000 (do a google on was used by 1999). The domain google.com was registered in 1997. A verb google was an early 20c. cricket term in reference to a type of breaking ball.
World-Wide Web
The World-Wide Web search engine that indexes the greatest number of web pages – over two billion by December 2001 and provides a free service that searches this index in less than a second.
The site’s name is apparently derived from “googol”, but note the difference in spelling.
The “Google” spelling is also used in “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams, in which one of Deep Thought’s designers asks, “And are you not,” said Fook, leaning anxiously foward, “a greater analyst than the Googleplex Star Thinker in the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity which can calculate the trajectory of every single dust particle throughout a five-week Dangrabad Beta sand blizzard?”
(http://google.com/).
(2001-12-28)

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