This is no longer available.
- To find words with a particular prefix, append an asterisk
(``okla*''). To find words with a particular suffix, prepend an
- Prepend an at symbol to find an anagram (``@itself''). A wild-card
letter may be represented by a question mark (``@?yx''). This can be
useful for finding outstanding Scrabble(R) plays (but the dictionary is
not a legal Scrabble(R) dictionary).
- Separate several words with spaces to search multiple terms
- Capital letters and lower-case letters are equivalent.
- Frequencies come from a corpus of about 90 million words of written
British English. American spellings and informal words will be
- The dictionary can fuel a millennium of word-a-day calendars
without repetition: It contains over 366000 words.
- Conjugations, plurals, and tenses of words are separated.
- The dictionary may include some nonwords.
- Hypenated words are generally omitted.
- Queries cannot (yet) handle pronunciation. Use Doug Beeferman's rhyming
dictionary to find rhymes.
- Queries cannot (yet) handle substring queries.
- Only the top twenty words are (currently) available per query.
Weird word trivia
Although Carl Burch wrote
the program, it is really a conglomeration of many people's work: