What is wildcard search?
You can look up words or phrases using a wildcard. To do so, use the symbols “?” and “*”:
“?” replaces any letter (including a blank).
“*” replaces any sequence of letters (including blanks).
This wildcard matches the words fellow, follow, fallow, etc.
This wildcard matches the words summer, summator, etc., as well as the phrases summable filter, summing counter, etc.
Why is wildcard search necessary?
Wildcard search allows:
- Finding all words with a specific ending
- Finding a word you are not sure how to spell
- Finding all phrases containing this word
- Making or solving a crossword puzzle
Using wildcard search
- Enter your search query in the search field, including the symbols “*” or “?”.
- Click Translate→Wildcard Search or press Ctrl+F3.
- The Wildcard Search Results window will appear containing a list of matching words. Click the required word to open its entry window.
- To view matching phrases, click the Phrases link.
What dictionaries are included in wildcard search?
Advice on using entry windows