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This template creates a soft redirect to Wiktionary.

Do not place it on every possible word. Soft redirects to Wiktionary are to dictionary definitions, and generally Wikipedia is not a dictionary.

Only use it when:

  • There is no scope for a Wikipedia article at this title, and
  • There is no other Wikipedia page to which this would be an appropriate redirect, and
  • There is a relevant entry in Wiktionary, and
  • Readers search for it on Wikipedia.

See Wikipedia:Wikimedia sister projects § Soft redirects from Wikipedia to a sister project for further guidance on the use of such templates.

This template is a self-reference and so is part of the Wikipedia project rather than the encyclopaedic content.

Usually, you should not use Wikipedia:Substitution with this template.

Use

You can use {{longcomment}} to prevent a page thus redirected from being listed on Special:Shortpages.

{{Wiktionary redirect}} {{subst:longcomment}} 
Provides a soft redirect to the Wiktionary page, using the current page's name, but the first letter is turned to lower case. Check if the case is appropriate.
{{wtr|sophisticated}} {{subst:longcomment}} 
Pass a parameter to specify the link target.
{{wtr|Category:English idioms|many=yes}} 
Pass "many=yes" to link to lists or categories on Wiktionary.

Side effects

  1. This template will categorise tagged articles into Category:Redirects to Wiktionary.

Where used

Other templates linking to Wiktionary

Wiktionary link templates

Template Alias Explanation
{{Wiktionary}} {{wikt}} Makes a box.
{{Wiktionary pipe}} {{wtp}} Ditto. Allows a piped link.
{{See Wiktionary}} A disambiguation hatnote type. Useful if the article title is a generic name, but the content differs from it. For example, Tryout is an article about a journal, and this template is used to link to "tryout" page in Wiktionary.
{{Wiktionary-inline}} {{wti}} Can be used in the "External links" section, by making a one-line navigator. Not inline in the usual sense.
{{Wiktionary redirect}} {{wtr}} Makes a soft redirect.
{{Wiktionary category 2}} {{wtc}} Similar to {{wikt}}, but links to a category in Wiktionary.
{{Wiktionary category}} Ditto, more verbose type.
{{Linktext}} Turns each of consecutive words into an Wiktionary link, or any other interwiki / interlang link. Example: {{linktext|táłtłʼááh| adijiłii}}  →  táłtłʼááh adijiłii
{{wt}} Links to a language-specific section of a Wiktionary entry.
{{wikt-lang}} Applies a language tag to a word, and links to that language's section of the Wiktionary entry on the word, much like the {{m}} and {{l}} templates on Wiktionary. For instance, {{wikt-lang|en|be|was}} yields was, and is equivalent to {{lang|en|[[wikt:be#English|was]]}}.

Moving a non-encyclopedic entry to Wiktionary:

Markup:

Wiktionary-related userboxes:

See also: