Who knows the meaning of GOOGLE?

find information, a Web site address, etc., on the Internet.


1998; after mathematical term googol

Can be confused: goggle, Google, googol.

Word Story

Founded in 1998, the Web site Google.com has become such an institution that in its short existence, it has changed not only the way we process the endless data found on the information superhighway, but also the way we think and talk about the Internet.

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 mathemat