I want to search for a definition and find the matching words.
When I do this search on DuckDuckGo, I am able to see my exact terms in each snippet and in bold.
"incapable of" site:merriam-webster.com/dictionary
When I do this search in Mojeek, the exact phrase is not shown in each snippet. This makes it difficult to know if the results are relevant without visiting each result.
"incapable of" site:merriam-webster.com inurl:dictionary
Here are some examples where the results and snippets are excellent. This time, I am searching for information about a book quote.
"direction we are moving" site:http://conwayyao.com/civilization-v-quotes/ "direction we are moving" intitle:"oliver wendell holmes" site:gutenberg.org
- Video Game Quote: One relevant result with my search terms centered in the snippet.
- Book Quote: Two results including a snippet from the full-text book.
An exact match can also save time even when the snippet does not cooperate.
Here I remembered an unusual detail from this documentation. And I performed the same steps as a reverse dictionary search.
"Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart" site:microsoft.com/en-us/powershell
- Mozart Mention: One result from the documentation but an irrelevant snippet.
The key features of the reverse dictionary search method are:
- Search for an exact match.
- Search a specific site including subdomains and paths.
- Display my search terms in the snippet.
With respect to Mojeek, please:
- Show no results if I ask for an exact match and there are none.
- Consider combining site: and inurl: for simplicity and specificity.
- Show the exact match in each snippet.
Reverse Dictionary | Wikipedia
Search Operators | DuckDuckGo
Search Operators | Mojeek
Subdomains | Wikipedia
URL Paths | Wikipedia