is an American online dictionary and encyclopedia that gathers information from a variety of sources.


The website cross-references the contents of The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language , the Columbia Encyclopedia , the Computer Desktop Encyclopedia , the Hutchinson Encyclopedia (subscription) and Wikipedia , as well as the Acronym Finder database, SEVERAL financial dictionaries, legal dictionaries and Other content. [4]

It has a feature that allows users to preview an item while positioning the mouse cursor over a link. One can also double click on any word and look up in the dictionary.

Site operator

The site is run by Farlex, Inc. , located in Huntingdon Valley , Pennsylvania .

Farlex also maintains a companion title, , an online library of out-of-copyright classic books and a collection of periodicals of over two million articles dating back to 1984, and , [5] a community dictionary Of slang and other terms.

Mirroring Wikipedia

Wikipedia content is hosted at the sub-domain , which is excluded from search-engine indexing in its entirety by Farlex with the use of meta tags . Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search
Type of site
Classic-literature reference and historical news
Available in English
Owner Farlex, Inc. [1]
Alexa rank 52,236 (February 2017 ) [6]
Registration Optional (for personalized features)
Current status active is a free reference website that offers full-text versions of works by hundreds of authors. It is also a news aggregator , offering articles from a large collection of periodicals containing over a million articles dating back to 1984. Newly published articles are added to the site daily. The site includes a selection of articles from open-access journals which can also be found on its own website.

It is a sister site to and uses examples in the form of “references in classic literature” taken from the site’s collection are used on’s definition pages. In addition, double-clicking on a word in the site’s collection of reference materials brings up the word’s definition on

See also

  • Information technology portal
  • List of online dictionaries
  • List of online encyclopedias


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