Sometimes when I use an app on my Nexus tablet offline, I encounter words for which I would like to quickly check the definition. This is the solution I am currently using

  1. select the word
  2. copy to clipboard
  3. switch to a dictionary app
  4. paste the word and read the definition
  5. switch back to my original app

I have to do this often, and this is quite inconvenient. Is there a more direct way to access word definitions when offline?


2 Answers 2


You should be able to invoke dictionary apps like GoldenDict or ColorDict by "sharing" to them:

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I think app suggestions are off-topic here.

But you may want to try this Quick Dictionary app...

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