Word Definitions as simple as Cmd+Control+D

This tip came by way of OSXHelp, another great site dedicated to helping you get the most out of your Apple Mac.

We’ve discussed Mac keyboard shortcuts before. Here’s one I didn’t know about. Mac OSX has a built in dictionary which you can access by hovering over a word and pressing Cmd+Control+D key. When you do, a pop-up window appears with the definition of the word.

Pop-up a dictionary with a simple mouse click.

Pop-up a dictionary with a simple mouse click.

About Joe Cotellese

Joe is the founder of Learning OS X. He's often spending way too much time playing with new Mac software in order to improve his ability at "Getting Things Done."


  1. Great tip, will check out the links you provided as well. Thanks!

  2. so much easier, thank you!

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