from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A trademark used for an Internet search engine. This trademark often occurs in print as a verb, sometimes in lowercase: "A high school English teacher ... recently Googled a phrase in one student's paper and found it had been taken from a sample essay of an online editing service” ( Chris Berdik).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A particular Internet company.
- proper n. A search engine that popularized the company of the same name.
- proper n. A service mark owned by Google Inc.
- v. To search for, using Google (or, rarely, another Internet search engine).
- v. To investigate, using Google.
- v. To search on the Internet using Google.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a widely used search engine that uses text-matching techniques to find web pages that are important and relevant to a user's search
- v. search the internet (for information) using the Google search engine
The company was named after a mispelling of googol, one followed by a hundred zeros, supposed to indicate that the site wants to provide a huge amount of information. (Wiktionary)