OED defines “Google” as a Verb

June 15, 2006

The Oxford English Dictionary declared “Google” (with capitalization, which differs from Meriam Webster’s non-capitalized addition on July 8, 2006) a verb, defining it as: “intr. To use the Google search engine to find information on the Internet. trans. To search for information about (a person or thing) using the Google search engine.” This addition is indicative of people’s changing relationship to the search and discovery of information, and the ubiquity of a corporate entity in our very concept of searching. 

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