This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.


When one is unable to supply a satisfactory definition oneself, one should use “{{rfdef|lang|comment}}” to request that some other editor do so; this should be placed on a definition line after any {{label}} or similar tag that may be relevant. When using this template, consider starting a discussion about it at the Wiktionary:Tea room.

This may be used to request a definition for a sense not yet given; in this case one should place it on a new definition line and should use the comment parameter to indicate what one knows about the missing sense, unless the {{label}} or other tag supplies sufficient information. (Citations are helpful too. If you have no information to add at all, please use WT:REE instead to request the entry.)

When used for an English term ({{rfdef|en}}), a different text is displayed:

This term needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.


|1= (required)
The language code of the term needing definition. See Wiktionary:List of languages.
An optional comment, for future editors. (It is not currently displayed anywhere.)
The sort key for the page; rarely needs to be specified.
Disable categorization of this page.

This template adds the page to the subcategory of Category:Requests for definitions by language designated by the language code specified using |1=.

See also

  • {{rfe}} (request for etymology), for etymologies.
  • {{rfclarify}} to clarify definitions if the gloss is ambiguous or otherwise underspecified.
  • {{rfeq}} (request for equivalent) to request a better, more direct English translation in definitions.