is a free dictionary
collaboratively being constructed at
using the Wiki metaphor
. It aims to describe (in English) the words of all languages
, complete with meaning, etymology
and pronunciation. Its contents are covered by the copyleft GNU Free Documentation License
The Wiktionary project was created by Daniel Alston on December 12, 2002. It is a sister project of Wikipedia, a free Wiki encyclopedia. Several wikitionaries in languages other than English have since been started. All of them use the MediaWiki software also used by Wikipedia: a PHP script acting on an underlying MySQL database. Like Wikipedia, they are administered by the Wikimedia Foundation.
This writeup is in the public domain.