Reverse Dictionary

An Alfred Workflow

Short Description

Queries the OneLook reverse dictionary, and displays the results.

Last Updated

01 Mar 2015


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Reverse Dictionary Lookup

Can't quite remember what you call that thing that's sort of like y'know?

The Reverse Dictionary Alfred workflow can help. It lets you query the OneLookup reverse dictionary directly from Alfred, rapidly transforming your entrance into a vestibule.

Here's how OneLook describes the reverse dictionary on their website:

OneLook's reverse dictionary lets you describe a concept and get back a list of words and phrases related to that concept. Your description can be a few words, a sentence, a question, or even just a single word. Keep it short to get the best results.


Download the latest version, and unzip it. Double-click on the reverse-dictionary.alfredworkflow file to install it.


Open Alfred with your shortcut key, and type rev followed by a space to activate the Reverse Dictionary workflow. Then type the concept you're struggling to describe.

Screenshot of Reverse Dictionary in action

Alfred displays the top 5 matches for the term you entered. Select one, and it will be copied directly to your clipboard.