I have a databse table the contains questions (1 fireld) for the user to answer. I also have table with words and word definitions ( 2 fields). I want the questions to feed into the page and I want to some how check the question for the words in the definition table and if that word is contained in the word definition table that it create that word as a link. Is this possible?
It's probably possible but your post is unclear. If the question was, "What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?", what do you want to happen?
I want it to search that questions to see if a word in the questions is in the word definition table and if it is make that word a link. So if "airspeed" is in the word definition table it would search question and see the airspeed is htere and make just that word a link.
Something like this:
select word, definition
where word in (<cfqueryparam value="#yourquestion#" list ="yes" separator = " ">)
should get you started. You'll probably have to do something about capital letters.