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There is a "meanings" tag on English.SE, but I would like the opposite way around — I have a meaning already, I want the word (if it exists) for doing just this.

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single-word-request –  Matt Эллен Jun 18 '13 at 15:12
    
@MattЭллен If that's the answer, this belongs on Meta. –  Andrew Leach Jun 18 '13 at 15:19
    
Although a tag, is there also a word in a dictionary for it? –  ClothSword Jun 18 '13 at 15:23

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That's a reverse lookup and you perform it by using a reverse dictionary.

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There isn't a word in English for the process of searching for just the right word however the French phrase "le mot juste" is used (coined by Flaubert apparently).

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