Tools make it easier to use WordReference!

Looking up a word online is already much faster than using a paper dictionary... but we're still trying to make your WordReference searches even faster. We have created several free tools to help you find the translations, definitions, and conjugations that you need as quickly and easily as possible.

Search shortcuts

We love search shortcuts! They let you search our dictionaries and conjugators with fewer clicks. After you set up a shortcut, you can just type your search term in the URL bar and hit Enter to load the WordReference entry. To configure search shortcuts in your Firefox or Chrome desktop browser, follow the links below. Unfortunately, other browsers do not support search shortcuts.

Mobile applications

Download the free WordReference app to use WR from your smartphone when you're on the go.

Android App iPhone App


These old bookmarklets still work! Set up a bookmarklet to add a WordReference button in your favorites toolbar. Then highlight a word on any webpage and click the button to open the WordReference dictionary entry. Bookmarklets are compatible with Firefox and Internet Explorer desktop browsers.

Third-party tools

Here we will list tools that use WordReference that were created by others. If you create a tool that we like and approve of, we will list it here, too.

Problems?  Ask in the forums.