Using the built in dictionary that comes with the Amazon Kindle reader is really quite simple. In this article we shall take a closer look at the steps that you have to follow if you want to know how to use the Kindle dictionary feature that comes as standard on all Kindle 3 hand held reading devices sold today. The good news is that it is actually really easy. There are only a few buttons that you need to use.

Just imagine you are reading a book on your Kindle, or even better, get your Amazon Kindle out now. Since most of you will be using the Kindle 3, we shall talk specifically about this version. So if you are reading a book at the moment and you want to find out the meaning of one of the words on the page, this is what you have to do:

  1. Press the 5-way directional button up or down and bring the cursor on to the screen.
  2. Move the cursor to the start of the word that you want to find out about.

When you have done this, you will see a short definition of the word that you are querying appear at either the top or bottom of the screen. If this is enough for you and you want to carry on reading, just press the Back button. However if you want to get a more detailed definition there is a further step that you must follow.

  • While you are looking at the definition which has popped up at the top or bottom of your screen, press the Enter button.

This will take you to a more detailed view of the word that you are looking up. Once you are finished with the definition page, just press your Back button once and you will be taken straight back to the page of your book that you were on.

That’s all there is to it.