This is a VSCode extension that queries an HTTP server showing word definitions when hovering the mouse over a word on Markdown files.
By default it uses the free and anonymous server at yetanotherdictionary.eu If you prefer you can also set up a local Wiktionary server, and configure the URL in the settings.
The server can be configured with many languages at the same time although the definitions are always in English.
Hovering the mouse over a word will show a popup with its definitions in English. When text is selected then hovering on it will show the definition of the selection instead, useful for substrings or terms composed of multiple tokens.
You can use the multilingual server at https://yetanotherdictionary.eu
Otherwise, you need to set up a local Wiktionary server, which is simple as it requires only Python 3 and no further dependencies. You will also need to download the Wiktextract files corresponding to the language (or languages) you are interested to.
This extension contributes the following settings:
None so far, PR and issues are welcome
Things that may be implemented in future versions: