How To Only Define English Meaning Of Words.

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Bukari Daniel | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Feb 10 2019 9:23 PM

Is there an easy way to define just the English meaning of words. Sometimes in reading the Bible I come across words that I just want their English meaning.

With the Logos pc software it’s easy to do that, all I have to do is select the word right click, choose the word on the context menu, scrol down on the context menu and choose an English dictionary, that’s how simple it is to define English meaning of word in the pc app. 

Now with the mobile app, I can’t just figure out how to do that. I have my mobile device with me all the time and it becomes a pain when I just want English meaning of words and I can’t do that.

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Reuben Helmuth | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 11 2019 12:19 AM

If you don't wish to do offline Original Language lookups, then just make sure you don't have any Lexicons downloaded and switch to airplane mode when you want to do an English word lookup (this will simply pull from your system's dictionary). I'm not aware of any way to select whether to "look up" on the surface or underlying text in an RI Bible when online, though that would be nice.

Bukari Daniel:
With the Logos pc software it’s easy to do that, all I have to do is select the word right click, choose the word on the context menu, scrol down on the context menu and choose an English dictionary,

Tip: If you have an English dictionary prioritized above any Bible dictionary, you could simply double-click on any word to open your preferred dictionary. This will make your previous "easy" solution feel slow. :-)

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Bukari Daniel | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 11 2019 3:34 AM

Reuben Helmuth:
(this will simply pull from your system's dictionary).

Thanks.

Using the system dictionary is great, but if I have to be offline to do that is extremely odd. For I have to be online to have access to lexicons and bible dictionaries

This goes To FL. Why not add an option on the popup menu as shown above for just English definition, let’s say Define separate from lookup (which stand for Bible dictionary and lexicons).

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