finds all words in an English dictionary that match the string pattern patt.

gives only the first n words found.

finds words in the language specified by lang.

Details and OptionsDetails and Options

  • No word stemming is done by default, so words like "jump", "jumps", and "jumping" appear separately.
  • By default, words appear as they would within a sentence. Setting the option IgnoreCase->True retrieves words whose letters appear in different cases.
  • DictionaryLookup[] gives a list of all words in the dictionary.
  • DictionaryLookup[All] gives a list of available dictionary languages.
  • DictionaryLookup[{"lang",All}] retrieves all words in the language dictionary lang.
  • DictionaryLookup[{All,patt}] retrieves all the languages containing words matching patt.
Introduced in 2007
| Updated in 2008