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Word Search types


Search words by pattern

WordAxis supports word patterns to find words in specific format. As we need in different word games, only few letters or known for a word and we need to guess the whole word. This can be easily done with our search tools.
One can specify the format or pattern of the word(s) to search using the wildcards * and ?.

Wildcards usage:

Wildcards are used to specify the position of unknown letter(s) in a word. The wildcards are used along with the known letters to specify known and unknown letters in their corresponding positions of the word to search.
* : Use asterisk (star) to specify position of any number of unknown letters
? : Use 'question mark' to specify position of a single unknown letter. Use of multiple ? implies that many unknown letters in respective positions
-, _ : (alternate) Use of hyphen or underscore is exactly same as ? (question mark), i.e. to specify single unknown letter. User can use ? or - or _ whichever is convenient for the user to use.
These wildcards (* and ?) usage are similar to wildcards used in Windows and Ms Dos.

Examples: To format a word with missing letters, two characters (wildcards) are used * and ?
1) Use * to specify any number of unknown letters.
Some uses of wildcard * :
a*e : Words starts with a and ends with e. abalone, abampere, abandonee ....
a*ano*s : Words starts with a have ano in between and ends with s. adiathermanous, altiplanos, aplanogametes ....
inter* : Words starting with inter. inter, interabang, interabangs, interact ....
*inter : Words ending with inter. anointer, aquatinter, cointer, disinter, fainter, feinter ....
And many more combinations.

2) Use ? to specify only one unknown letter. Consecutive use of ? (like ???) means that number of consecutive letters.
Some use of wildcard ? :
b??s : Words with two unknown letters between starting letter b and ending letter s. baas, bads, bags, bots ....
h?o? : Words with two unknown letters in two different positions. hood, hoof, hook, hoon, hoop ....
c??? : Four letter words starting with c. cosh, cook, coof, cony, cons ....
And many more combinations.

3) These wildCards can be used in any further complex forms. Some valid wildcard combinations are:
in*er??? : incarcerate, incinerate, incoherent, inconsiderate, incumbering
b?c*e : baccae, baccalaureate, baccare, baccate, bacchante
a*d?f*on? : acidifications
And many more combinations.

Specifying word length constraint:

User can set word length constraint / filter on the result.
From the drop down menu select the type of word length filter to be applied on the result, it can be:
maximum - To set maximum length of the words in result.
equal to - To set the exact length of the words in result.
minimum - To set the minimum length of the words in result.
not equal to - Length of the words can be any but not a equal to the set value.

Then set the word length value in the next field by which the filter will be applied.

Note: To disable word length filter, set the length value to Any. If the value is set to Any, it will have no effect on the results.

Sorting order:

Set the order of sorting the words in the result to display.
Alphabetically : Words will be sorted in alphabetical order.
Word Length : Words will be sorted by their word length in ascending order. Words will be displayed sorted by their word length in groups showing lengths of words.

Sorting order can also be changed after showing the result from the two links on the right of the result.
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Starting with

This simple search tool, lets you to search words by simply specifying the starting word or letters of the words to search.
Example:

Word length filter and sorting order can also be applied to the result.
Wildcards can also be used if the user wants to.
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Ending with

This simple search tool, lets you to search words by simply specifying the ending word or letters of the words to search.
Example:

Word length filter and sorting order can also be applied to the result.
Wildcards can also be used if the user wants to.
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Containing

This simple search tool, lets you to search words by simply specifying the containing word or letters of the words to search.
Example:

Word length filter and sorting order can also be applied to the result.
Wildcards can also be used if the user wants to.

[Please Note: Containing words/letters means, containing the given word as whole or the given letters consecutively(in same given order). If you are looking for all words containing given letters or letters in given word (without order), i.e jumbled, then this is not the right tool, instead use "parent word search" under advanced anagram]
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Hook words

Hook words are those words which are formed by adding a single letter either before or after of a given word. This simple search tool, lets you to search hook words by simply specifying the word.
Example:
rom : roma, romp, roms, from, prom ....
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CrossWord Solver

1) First select the number of letters/wordlength of the word to find.
2) Then in the boxes, enter the known letters from the crossword row / column, leaving blank for the unknown letters.
3) Then click find to get all words which match that crossword pattern.
Example:
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Anagram Search types

Simple Anagrams

Simple or direct Anagrams are those words which can be formed by rearranging the letters of a given word. These are also referred as jumbled letter words. The input is not necessarily a word, instead you can enter the letters in any order to find all the words that can be formed using all those letters.
Example:
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Advanced Anagrams

In this tool, you can search anagrams or jumbled letter words with advanced options.
Like sub-words, all those words which can be formed by arranging with some of the letters of a given words, i.e. new words that can be formed by using letter (not necessaryly all letters) within a given word.
Parent words, all words whose some letters are taken and can be re arrenged to form the given word, i.e. words from which the given word can be formed.

Enter some letters or word. Then choose the variation of search among the three options, viz, sub-words, exact and parent words

Sub-Words - Will find all the words which can be formed taking some letters of the input letters (or letters of input word) and rearranging them.
Example :
word : do, dor, dow, drow, od, or, ord, ow ....

Exact - This search type function is same as of simple or direct anagram search. It will search all the exact anagram of a words, i.e words that can be formed by rearranging all the letters of a given word. Simple anagram search is more preferred instead of this exact type, to avoid confusion with advanced options.

Parent-Words - Will find all the words whose some letters are taken and can be arranged to form the input word. Alternatively this search can be inerpreted as all words which contain the input set of letters (or letters of input word).
Example :

Word length filter and sorting order can also be applied to the result.
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Few Random Words: - biphenyl - caitiff - fairyism - floodlights - overaggressiveness - radiotelegrams - sapsagos - unmarred