Stop words

A stop word is a commonly used word like the, is, or and that search engines ignore in visitor queries. Sitecore Search filters out these words because they often don't contribute significantly to search results, allowing Search to focus on meaningful terms.

For example, a visitor searches for one hundred red balloons. After removing stop words, Search uses the query red balloons.

Note

If your implementation needs to change the stop words list, contact your Sitecore Search representative.

Here's the list of English (US) stop words for Sitecore Search:

  • a

  • about

  • above

  • across

  • after

  • afterwards

  • again

  • against

  • all

  • almost

  • alone

  • along

  • already

  • also

  • although

  • always

  • am

  • among

  • amongst

  • amoungst

  • amount

  • an

  • and

  • another

  • any

  • anyhow

  • anyone

  • anything

  • anyway

  • anywhere

  • are

  • around

  • as

  • at

  • back

  • be

  • became

  • because

  • become

  • becomes

  • becoming

  • been

  • before

  • beforehand

  • behind

  • being

  • below

  • beside

  • besides

  • between

  • beyond

  • bill

  • both

  • bottom

  • but

  • by

  • call

  • can

  • cannot

  • cant

  • co

  • con

  • could

  • couldnt

  • cry

  • de

  • describe

  • detail

  • do

  • done

  • down

  • due

  • during

  • each

  • eg

  • eight

  • either

  • eleven

  • else

  • elsewhere

  • empty

  • enough

  • etc

  • even

  • ever

  • every

  • everyone

  • everything

  • everywhere

  • except

  • few

  • fifteen

  • fify

  • fill

  • find

  • fire

  • first

  • five

  • for

  • former

  • formerly

  • forty

  • found

  • four

  • from

  • front

  • full

  • further

  • get

  • give

  • go

  • had

  • has

  • hasnt

  • have

  • he

  • hence

  • her

  • here

  • hereafter

  • hereby

  • herein

  • hereupon

  • hers

  • herself

  • him

  • himself

  • his

  • how

  • however

  • hundred

  • ie

  • if

  • in

  • inc

  • indeed

  • interest

  • into

  • is

  • it

  • its

  • itself

  • keep

  • last

  • latter

  • latterly

  • least

  • less

  • ltd

  • made

  • many

  • may

  • me

  • meanwhile

  • might

  • mill

  • mine

  • more

  • moreover

  • most

  • mostly

  • move

  • much

  • must

  • my

  • myself

  • name

  • namely

  • neither

  • never

  • nevertheless

  • next

  • nine

  • no

  • nobody

  • none

  • noone

  • nor

  • not

  • nothing

  • now

  • nowhere

  • of

  • off

  • often

  • on

  • once

  • one

  • only

  • onto

  • or

  • other

  • others

  • otherwise

  • our

  • ours

  • ourselves

  • out

  • over

  • own

  • part

  • per

  • perhaps

  • please

  • put

  • rather

  • re

  • same

  • see

  • seem

  • seemed

  • seeming

  • seems

  • serious

  • several

  • she

  • should

  • show

  • side

  • since

  • sincere

  • six

  • sixty

  • so

  • some

  • somehow

  • someone

  • something

  • sometime

  • sometimes

  • somewhere

  • still

  • such

  • system

  • take

  • ten

  • than

  • that

  • the

  • their

  • them

  • themselves

  • then

  • thence

  • there

  • thereafter

  • thereby

  • therefore

  • therein

  • thereupon

  • these

  • they

  • thickv

  • thin

  • third

  • this

  • those

  • though

  • three

  • through

  • throughout

  • thru

  • thus

  • to

  • together

  • too

  • top

  • toward

  • towards

  • twelve

  • twenty

  • two

  • un

  • under

  • until

  • up

  • upon

  • us

  • very

  • via

  • was

  • we

  • well

  • were

  • what

  • whatever

  • when

  • whence

  • whenever

  • where

  • whereafter

  • whereas

  • whereby

  • wherein

  • whereupon

  • wherever

  • whether

  • which

  • while

  • whither

  • who

  • whoever

  • whole

  • whom

  • whose

  • why

  • will

  • with

  • within

  • without

  • would

  • yet

  • you

  • your

  • yours

  • yourself

  • yourselves

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