Look Up Words, People, and Places While You Read

Now you can read smoothly without getting hung up on a word you don’t know or a character you can’t remember. Just tap to learn about words, people, places, and events within your book as you read.

Search within your book

Search within your book

When you want to jump to a specific place, Kindle makes it easy to search for words or terms inside your book—and you can just hit the back button after you're done so you never lose your place.

X-Ray on Kindle

Explore your book with X-Ray

X-Ray makes it easy to keep track of characters, places, and events in your book. So, if you come across a name you can’t remember—say, Francesco Melzi in Walter Isaacson's Leonardo da Vinci— just tap it and we'll remind you who he is.

No wireless connection required.


Wikipedia lookup of "menagerie"

Wikipedia lookup

When you come across a concept, event, or person you don't know, you can quickly look up dictionary definitions and Wikipedia references right from your book. Just press and hold a word, then release to see the Wikipedia entry

Requires connection to a wireless network.

Dictionary lookup of "cowling"

Dictionary lookup

When you come across a word you don't know, you can quickly look up dictionary definitions right from your book. Just press and hold a word, then release to see the definition.

Instant translation of "Monsieur" to "Mr"

Instant translations

Getting caught up on words in other languages? Select words to translate them right from your book. Just press and drag to highlight the text you want to translate, tap More, and tap Translation.

Requires connection to a wireless network.

WordWise shows definitions for words above the book text on the page.

See definitions as you read with Word Wise

If you're reading in a different language or trying a particularly challenging book, Word Wise makes it easier to quickly understand and read with fewer interruptions. Short and simple definitions automatically appear above difficult words, and you can adjust the number of hints you see with a simple slider.

Word Wise is available in select Kindle books, labeled as "Word Wise: Enabled" on the Kindle book product detail pages. Work on E-readers, Fire tablets, and Kindle for Android.