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List Of English Words

A text file containing over 466k English words.

While searching for a list of english words (for an auto-complete tutorial) I found: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2213607/how-to-get-english-language-word-database which refers to https://www.infochimps.com/datasets/word-list-350000-simple-english-words-excel-readable (archived).

No idea why infochimps put the word list inside an excel (.xls) file.

I pulled out the words into a simple new-line-delimited text file. Which is more useful when building apps or importing into databases etc.

Copyright still belongs to them.

Files you may be interested in:

  • words.txt contains all words.
  • words_alpha.txt contains only [[:alpha:]] words (words that only have letters, no numbers or symbols). If you want a quick solution choose this.
  • words_dictionary.json contains all the words from words_alpha.txt as json format. If you are using Python, you can easily load this file and use it as a dictionary for faster performance. All the words are assigned with 1 in the dictionary.

See read_english_dictionary.py for example usage.

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📝 A text file containing 479k English words for all your dictionary/word-based projects e.g: auto-completion / autosuggestion

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