verb (used with object), Goo·gled, Goo·gling.
verb (used without object), Goo·gled, Goo·gling.
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Origin of Google
historical usage of Google
The term google itself is a creative spelling of googol, a number equal to 10 to the 100th power, or more colloquially, an unfathomable number. Googol was coined in the 1930s and is attributed to the nine-year-old nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner.
Soon after Google was created, the trademarked company name became a popular verb. People were “googling” all sorts of information, including their own names. When users google themselves, unless their names are absurdly rare, they may find their “googlegangers” (a portmanteau word combining “google” and “doppelgänger”), or their namesakes, listed in the Google search results.
A whole new industry has sprung up around Google, including the new field of search-engine optimization or SEO, which works to boost the ranking of a name or term in Google and other search-engine results. In 2005, the newly-minted term Google bomb became popular, to describe the intentional skewing of Google search results by creating links to misleading web pages. Whether we like it or not, we now live in a Google-centric world.
Words nearby Google
Example sentences from the Web for Google
The UI notes that you'll be turning off all apps, the Google Assistant, and personalized recommendations.Google’s Smart TV software will have a “dumb TV” mode|Ron Amadeo|February 26, 2021|Ars Technica
Research teams will have access to a questionnaire that allows them to assess their projects for risk and navigate review, and Johnson predicted that a majority of papers would not require additional vetting by Google.Google reportedly promises change to research team after high-profile firings|Kate Cox|February 25, 2021|Ars Technica
So the 23-year-old student, Maxence Abela, and his Google software engineer father, Jerome Abela, set to work solving the puzzle.NASA Hid an Inspiring Message on the Parachute of the Mars Rover Perseverance|Megan McCluskey|February 25, 2021|Time
If your phone or tablet uses Google’s operating system, activate a hotspot by going to Settings, then Network & internet, and tapping Hotspot & tethering.How to create a Wi-Fi hotspot on your phone or computer|Sandra Gutierrez G.|February 24, 2021|Popular Science
For example, in 2017, Google sister company Sidewalk Labs procured the rights to develop Toronto’s Quayside waterfront into a sensor-laden smart neighborhood.
But the ads are not just intended to remind the Google-curious that Paul exists and is thinking about running for president.
Instead of decorating every face on the street, Google Glass hit a contrarian rip tide.
Google itself has taken a break and put plans for mass production on hold.
If you Google “Muslim Christmas tree star” you will see a list of right-wing websites wetting their pants over this.
Look, right now, in Africa, why are we using Instagram and Facebook and Google search?
There was nothing on there you couldn't find with Google, of course, but I didn't think that would count in my favor.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
This eBook was prepared from page images made available by Google.Myths & Legends of our New Possessions & Protectorate|Charles M. Skinner
This text was compared to scans of the pamphlet that Google has helpfully made available.Absurdities of Immaterialism|Orson Pratt
The Google Print source suffers from numerous gaps in the text.
The Baby nodded her head and began, “M-m-m-google-google-goo!”