Definition of google in English:



  • 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’
    • ‘So this morning I googled him and found Old Friends.’
    • ‘I googled the author to see what became of him, and to my delight the entire book is up on the web.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Last night I googled me again and in no time at all was presented with 2270 results, I smiled quietly to myself.’
    • ‘An old college boyfriend sent me an email yesterday after googling and finding my weblog.’
    • ‘Just in case the link doesn't work, try googling Michael Briere or Holly Jones to get the story.’
    • ‘James is one of the bosses at a certain media institution; you can google him.’
    • ‘Three or so years ago I googled him, and there it was on the internet.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I googled her recently, but the search turned up nothing.’
    • ‘You know, if you're just googling your favorite celebrity, blogs tend to rank very high on that search engine.’
    • ‘His name is DJ Reeve, but I googled him and all I get are scientists and some Swiss kid, so, that's not him.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Chris at Crooked Timber has googled the author of this piece and comes up with some revealing links.’
    • ‘‘The person I finally chose, Ali, I googled him a lot: I found that he once had a speeding ticket in Connecticut,’ Isabelle smiled.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘So someone googled him and came up with his casting details.’
    • ‘And this is the kind of thing I don't need coming up under my full name when I'm googled.’
    • ‘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.’


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