Word Game

Have you ever played the game where you take a long word and have to find smaller words that are made from the letters of the original? Here is a little program that you can use to check what words you could have gotten.

This program uses several dictionaries, a small one with 38,617 words, Enable with 172,825 words, SOWPODS with 267,752 words, and a vestion of OED with 295,815 words.

Also, try the Advanced Dictionary Search.

Enter your word

Please enter a word: What is the minimum word size? What is the maximum word size? Please choose the dictionary to use:


Here are some puzzles that one can solve using this program. I do not provide the way to solve the problems, because I hope that you will enjoy solving them yourself, but here are the answers to them.

  1. What is the longest word in the dictionary, all of whose letters are different?
  2. What is the highest amount of one letter found in a word?
  3. What is the longest word that can be found using only the top row of a QWERTY keyboard (i.e. 'q', 'w', 'e', 'r', 't', 'y', 'u', 'i', 'o' and 'p')?
  4. What are the words that can be found using only Roman Numerals (i.e. 'I', 'V', 'X', 'L', 'C', 'D' and 'M')?
  5. What are the words that can be found, which do not use the 5 major vowels (i.e. 'a', 'e', 'i', 'o' and 'u')?
  6. What is the longest word in this dictionary?

Last revised April 2006