Definition of google in US English:

google

verb

[with object]
  • Search for information about (someone or something) on the Internet using the search engine Google.

    ‘I recently googled my 7th grade teacher and found his current email address’
    no object ‘she spent the afternoon googling aimlessly’
    • ‘For some additional fun, try googling other people you know - friends, relatives, or maybe that cute guy/girl who sits across from you in class.’
    • ‘Just in case the link doesn't work, try googling Michael Briere or Holly Jones to get the story.’
    • ‘Chris at Crooked Timber has googled the author of this piece and comes up with some revealing links.’
    • ‘So this morning I googled him and found Old Friends.’
    • ‘His name is DJ Reeve, but I googled him and all I get are scientists and some Swiss kid, so, that's not him.’
    • ‘James is one of the bosses at a certain media institution; you can google him.’
    • ‘An old college boyfriend sent me an email yesterday after googling and finding my weblog.’
    • ‘So someone googled him and came up with his casting details.’
    • ‘Three or so years ago I googled him, and there it was on the internet.’
    • ‘‘The person I finally chose, Ali, I googled him a lot: I found that he once had a speeding ticket in Connecticut,’ Isabelle smiled.’
    • ‘You know, if you're just googling your favorite celebrity, blogs tend to rank very high on that search engine.’
    • ‘Last night I googled me again and in no time at all was presented with 2270 results, I smiled quietly to myself.’
    • ‘And this is the kind of thing I don't need coming up under my full name when I'm googled.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘After writing this I googled him, and he turns out to have been the director of the Edinburgh Film Festival, which I'm waiting to hear from.’
    • ‘I googled her recently, but the search turned up nothing.’
    • ‘But I was intrigued by Dan's comment, so I googled him, as you do, and had a look at some of the things he's written.’
    • ‘I googled the author to see what became of him, and to my delight the entire book is up on the web.’
    • ‘However, after googling the guy, he seems to be an expert on handwriting not on typewritten documents.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

google

/ˈɡo͞oɡ(ə)l//ˈɡuɡ(ə)l/