Wordnik continues to be one of our favorite (useful, educational, fun) online databases. It provides access to definitions from a number of dictionaries and other word resources, thesaurus, word/phrase translation option, pronunciations (audio), tools to create and share word lists, and much more.
In the past few days Wordnik announced that they’ve added truncation (including left-hand truncation) and a number of wildcards to search the main database and lists.
The * wildcard matches any number of characters:
? matches any single character:
Or you can limit single-character wildcards to just vowels or just consonants with @ and # respectively:
Searching without wildcards returns results similar to what you see from autocomplete, but includes results from lists, tags, and related words:
Or you can specifically focus on lists and see more results:
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