In the fiction novel I’m writing, the MC often searches a dictionary for the definition of a certain word, then recites the result in narration or in dialogue. For example,
I took out my phone. He shuffled closer and we squinted at my screen in the dark. “Attraction. One: the action or power of evoking interest in or liking for something or someone.”
“Not helpful. Next.”
“Two: a quality or feature that evokes interest, liking, or desire.”
“Desire!” he announced, triumphant. “Now we’re getting somewhere!"
This may be a silly question, but if I had lifted these definitions directly from a certain dictionary, say Merriam-Webster or Collins, or Google dictionary in this case, is there any problem if I don’t have permission/quote the source as well?