There are specific tools that make searching this database easier:
la sutysisku dictionary, an offline enabled web app
la vlasisku search engine for the Lojban dictionary
To improve the quality of results, jbovlaste search does not return words with insufficient votes. To qualify to be returned in search results, a proposed lujvo is required to have received a vote in favor in both directions: for instance, in English to Lojban and in Lojban to English.
In addition, due to it being a very technically hard problem, full text searching (that is, searching of definitions rather than just keywords) is not available at this time.