Dictionary, Search – Kindle Paperwhite (2nd Generation) User Manual
Kindle Paperwhite User's Guide, 3rd Edition
Reading Kindle Documents
Your Kindle includes one or more dictionaries for each supported language. After you have
registered your Kindle successfully, all of your dictionaries will be available in the
Dictionaries collection either on the Home screen or in the Cloud. The dictionaries
available will differ depending on the language you select.
To change your default dictionary:
On the Home screen or when reading, tap the Menu button and select Settings.
2. On the Settings page, select Device Options, then Language and Dictionaries.
3. Select the Dictionaries option.
4. The currently selected dictionary displays below the dictionary language. An arrow to the
right of the language indicates that there are multiple dictionary options for that language.
Tap the dictionary language to view all of the available dictionaries for that language.
5. Use the radio buttons to select the dictionary that you want to use, then tap the OK button.
To look up the definition of a word while reading, press and hold to select the word. A
dialog box displays the definition of the word. You can change your dictionary by tapping
on the name of the current dictionary in the dialog box. An option to select a new
dictionary will display.
The Smart Lookup feature integrates a full dictionary with X-Ray and Wikipedia so you can
access definitions, characters, settings and more without leaving your page. If the selected
word is also an X-Ray topic, Smart Lookup will display the X-Ray tab. For more information,
To perform a search, tap the Search button
to display the search field and onscreen
keyboard. When you search from the Home screen, the default search is everywhere,
including the results from your library, Kindle Store, Goodreads, Text in Books, Dictionary
and Wikipedia. To initiate a full search, tap the Return key on the keyboard or click on the
Search Everywhere option in the dropdown menu that appears as you type in search
To search within a book or document when reading, tap the top of the screen to bring up
the toolbars, then tap the Search button and enter the text you want to search for.
For results from All Items, your Kindle will actively display title/author matches in a
dropdown menu as you type in the search criteria. To go directly to an item, tap the match
in the dropdown. If a match is found for a book, it will take you to the most recent page
read or download the book if you have it in the Cloud.
For results from the Kindle Store, your Kindle will actively display the suggestions in a
dropdown menu as you type in the search criteria. When you tap the match in the
dropdown, it shows the results in the Kindle Store. Tap the Search Everywhere button to
broaden your search.