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June 4, 2015

The Free Dictionary partners with Google to offer app indexing for Google Search on iPhone and iPad

The Free Dictionary is one of just a handful of apps to be included in the launch of app indexing for iOS. iPhone and iPad users can now open The Free Dictionary app directly from Google results when logged in to the Google app or Chrome.

May 4, 2015

World Food Program USA - Celebrating Our Small Business Supporters Fighting Global Hunger

Farlex: This free online dictionary challenges its users to define two words; approved definitions provide a school meal for a child in need.

April 3, 2014

The Free Dictionary partners with Google to offer App Indexing for Google Search.

Android users can now open Google Search results with The Free Dictionary app.

January 30, 2014

Free Dictionary Releases Google Glass App.

May 3, 2013

Steve Boymel presented at Critical Thinking University Achievement Awards.

August 23, 2012

Whether you want a simple definition or an entertaining game, TheFreeDictionary from Farlex combines an extreme amount of information and tools within one simple app.

May 23, 2012

Annual RSPN Business Trends Forum
Keynote Speaker: Steve Boymel, Farlex, Inc.
Topic: Business In The Age Of Social Media

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October 15, 2011

Very Useful Web Site:

March 15, 2011

2011 About Web Search Readers' Choice Awards - Best Reference Site!

The race for the title of Best Reference Site was a close one, with two sites in particular taking the lead and running neck and neck almost the entire voting period. However, there can only be one winner, and readers chose, a useful Web site that collates all sorts of useful reference content into one convenient place. .... Awards-The-Winners_3.htm

December 11, 2009

ESPN - Pardon the Interruption

November 28, 2009

The Free Dictionary: A Global Web Resource Review:

The Free Dictionary by Farlex, is a wonderful web resource to add to your growing web collection.

October 1, 2009

The best Web sites for students

February 20, 2009

Smart is the New Sexy…

...Um uns den Weg zu neuem Wissen und Erkennen zu erleichtern, bietet das Unternehmen Farlex Inc. einige äußerst praktische und hilfreiche Websites, die in erster Linie tatsächlich Eines tun: Uns das Leben erleichtern. ...

November 11, 2008

Farlex to Present at InfoCommerce 2008.

Has your website had over 1 billion visitors?

If not, you'll want to listen to and speak with Steve Boymel of at InfoCommerce 2008.
And while you're there, tap into these other industry experts as well:
Marc Lyne, Co-Founder, Garth Moulton, Co-Founder & VP of Community, Jigsaw Jeff Bruce, VP Media Services, Dow Jones Business & Relationship Intelligence Jeff Curie, VP, Marketing, SupplyFrame Inc. Diane Burley, President and Founder, Pure Contemporary Steve Boymel EVP, Business Development Jerome Shaver, Director, Analytics & Intelligence ThomasNet Kevin Plexico Executive Vice-President INPUT Patrick Spain Chairman & CEO HighBeam Research Per Lofving Senior Product Manager, McGraw Hill Construction Frank Russo, Principal RoughWave Advisory Group Steven Ritchie VP Marketing & Business Development, Reed Construction Data Jennifer Magee CEO/Co-Founder, UPWorld George Manthous Director, Sales & Marketing, Property Portfolio Research
They'll all be speaking at InfoCommerce 2008, and that's just the Day One line-up!

May 16, 2008

Librarian Chick's Smart Site of the Week.

The Free Library - A free, searchable archive that provides access to a daily-updated collection of 4 million articles from classic works of literature and leading periodicals.

Nov 7, 2007

Included in the IPSAportal project, featuring the best 300 websites for online research in Political Science (

Managed by an International Editorial Board and updated on a regular basis, IPSAportal is an official publication of the International Political Science Association launched at the 20th IPSA World Congress (Fukuoka, Japan, July 2006).

Sep 12, 2007

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Don't have or can't afford a book and can't get to the library? Try ...

Sep 6, 2007

The easiest way I could figure to scare up a copy was on

Sept 5, 2007

Michelle Llena:

3 Awesome Websites Nobody Knows About

Free Dictionary

"…this one's for the logophiles. Don't know what that means? …. The Free Dictionary is amazing because it not only explains meanings in over 10 languages, it has a free pronunciation key in case you aren't sure of how a word might be said. This is a great resource for writers, students, speakers, editors and just about everybody else who wants to build her or his vocabulary. Look it up:

July 16, 2007

By Abdul Latheef Naha

"The Free Dictionary by Farlex, with separate searches in computing dictionary, medical dictionary, legal dictionary, financial dictionary, acronyms, idioms, Columbia Encyclopaedia and Wikipaedia Encyclopaedia, is also a popular online search engine."

February 5, 2007

Rick Broida:

" ... serves up a wealth of reference material. ...there's no question this is an invaluable tool for students, researchers and other answer-seeking users."

February 3, 2007

"It is hands down the best free dictionary online today."

January 2, 2007

Cool site of the Day! - Create your own home page.

What's the first thing you like to see when you open your Web browser? Personally, I "want quick access to information... Nifty!"

October 12, 2006

"You'll want to bookmark this site (and maybe make it your home page) for the next time you need to know something!"

September 27, 2006

2006 WebAward Competition: The Free Dictionary received an Education Standard of Excellence award from the Web Marketing Association.

August 22, 2006

Top 99 Undiscovered Web Sites

PC Magazine listed The Free Dictionary in their list of sites that are flying under the radar, but are useful, funny, or interesting enough to merit entrée into the Web's public consciousness.,1205,l=&s=25087&a=186715&po=36,00.asp

July 8, 2006

NETLINES, Harry Brown, BMJ, July 8, 2006; 333: 102.

Looking to expand your vocabulary, want a new quotation every day, or need a dictionary reference source? may well be the answer to your quest. This collection of excellent resources includes a medical dictionary, a legal dictionary, and help with acronyms. If you want to expand your horizons further, there is an article of the day, as well as hangman and a word quiz. The dictionary set up alone is worth a place in your favourites file, but there is much more than that here. This is a fun, educational site.

April 20, 2006

Matt Cutts, Software Engineer, Google Inc.,

"... a really smooth Google-like personalized home page with smooth drag and drop, easy RSS adding (including the number of posts to show from a favorite blog), and color customization. Pretty nice."

April 12, 2006

The Free Dictionary was reviewed and selected an Official Honoree. It is a tremendous honor to be selected as an Honoree as less than 20% of all sites entered receive this mark of distinction. With over 5,500 sites entered this year, this truly is a noteworthy achievement.

April 10, 2006

David Einstein

There also are Web sites that aggregate reference works including dictionaries and encyclopedias under one online roof. Two of the best are and

March 23, 2006

Doug Stanley is like the Swiss Army knife of reference sites, offering free English, medical, legal, financial and computer dictionaries, a thesaurus, encyclopedia, literature reference library and search engine rolled into one.

Journal of Accountancy

February, 2006

The Feb 2006 issue of the Journal of Accountancy mentions in the column Smart Stops on the Web (page 31).

Words on the Web

This Smart Stop works overtime not only to define a word, but also to give users antonyms, synonyms and two online encyclopedia results. A query of accounting returned five listings for the word itself plus links to other definitions associated with it, such as accrual basis and internal control, references in classic literature and links to related Web sites. This site's home page also gives users a quotation and word of the day, as well as a word game to enhance vocabulary.

Nifty New Web Search Sites

November 30, 2005

Steve Bass

The Free Dictionary includes nine dictionaries, including medical, computing, legal, and financial, as well as idioms and acronyms (it found BFD, so it's okay in my book).

November 22, 2005

Andrew Parker

The Free Dictionary at offers more than the yellowed pocket dictionary you lugged to school every day. It starts with a vibrant assortment of quotations, topical news items and articles. I particularly enjoy the "This day in history" section, and wish I'd had access to this sort of site when I was at school.

November 14, 2005

The editors of District Administration magazine for K-12 school administrators selected The Free Dictionary Web site as "Dr.Hotlist Site of the Week"

October 20, 2005

By Randy A Salas

" is a one-stop Internet reference desk ". to make word-hunting easier."

October 18, 2005

By JOY and BOB SCHWABACH, Columnists

" .... starts out with interesting shorts on its home page: this day in history, word of the day, quotation of the day, article of the day, etc. Moving on, it provides links to specialized dictionaries in business, science, medical, legal, etc."


October 13, 2005

by Michael Stokes

" has developed a reputation as a multifaceted, virtual research hub for students and teachers."

October 10, 2005

Steve Boymel appeared on "A Balanced Breakfast," an early morning radio show.

October 2, 2005

Steve Boymel appeared on "KRLD's Sunday Staff Meeting," an early morning radio show.

October, 2005

By Jane Huth

"...this Web site offers an online dictionary, thesaurus and encyclopedia. Type in a word (penurious) and presto, you have the definitions (1. stingy, 2. barren, 3. destitute) as well as synonyms, antonyms and examples of the word used in classic literature."

October 2005

" has quickly grown to become one of the best reference sources on the Web."

October 1, 2005

Online dictionary helps define good research

September 19, 2005

"A reference treasure chest... Here's a lexical Swiss army chain saw to add to your utility belt... It's worth bookmarking." - Craig Crossman

September 2005

"I want it all. Fortunately, when it comes to the English language, The Free Dictionary has it. And that's a certain sort of heaven for logophiles, because this site brings together a cluster of resources to help you better understand what each word means…There are other fun bits of trivia, too: a word of the day, birthday of the day, article of the day and word game."

September 2005

"Each time visitors to search a word or term, they find an incredible array of information that paints a rich, complete picture of the entry in question. In addition to the expected definitions, audio/phonetic pronunciation guides and etymology, offers synonyms, antonyms and related words from its thesaurus, as well as usage examples from classic literature."

August 30, 2005

Steve Boymel of was interviewed live for the "Computer America" by Craig Crossman.

"This is your one stop area... if you need anything defined; if you need one place to bookmark... certainly has what you need." - Craig Crossman

August 26, 2005

"Recently, I discovered another site to add to my favorites list when I received a press release about Whether you're a student or just an avid learner, I'd recommend checking it out."

August 17, 2005

"Stumped by a word? Check out, which provides definitions, audio/phonetic pronunciation guides and etymology. In addition, the advertiser-supported site offers synonyms, antonyms and related words as well as examples of how the word is used in classic literature."

August 2005

"Adults and children from the United States, Europe, India, Japan and other locations across the globe have made the site one of the best and most widely used reference sources on the Internet. It has become a necessity for professionals, students and the general public"


July 9, 2005

" is more and more handy in particular because you can search other type of dictionaries, the thesaurus, and best yet, wikipedia."

July 8, 2005

Eric Goodwin, Knight Ridder:

Included in the Web Watch column.

"The Free Dictionary provides more than word definitions. Search results include antonyms, synonyms and related words, as well. In addition, the site's database includes audio files so you can hear the correct pronunciation of your search term. Also, Free Dictionary gives examples of the word being used in classical literature, putting its use in context."

June 26, 2005

Included in the Family Style Column

"Want a fun, quick way to combat summertime brain drain and sprinkle some k-n-o-w-l-e-d-g-e into your high schooler's head? Simply have them look up the definition of a word at The site is an all-inclusive resource for definitions, synonyms, acronyms and lots of random facts and trivia including quotes, history tidbits and biographies of famous folks",0,1807744.column?coll=sfla-features-headlines

June 26, 2005

Leslie Walker:

Included in the Web Watch column.

" spits out results culled from a dictionary, encyclopedia and thesaurus on the same page."

June 25, 2005

Jim Coates:

"Visitors get one-click human voice pronunciation and subdefinitions that pop up as the mouse hovers over text in the entry"

June 10, 2005

Leonard Fischer:

"If you're looking for quick information on just about any topic, this site which combines English, legal, medical, financial and computer dictionaries -- not to mention an online encyclopedia, thesaurus and other references -- on an easily searchable Web page."

June 28, 2005

Edward Mendelson:

Included in the article titled Make Your Browser Better.,1759,1815826,00.asp

Tuesday June 07, 2005

Mayank Sharma:

Included in the article title Extensions add wings to Thunderbird

June 07, 2005

Colleen O'Doherty utilizes in her article titled UNO College Democrats and MoveOn protest elimination of filibuster.

June 6, 2005

Eric Goodwin, Knight Ridder:

"satisfy your curiosity and plug it into the search engine at The Free Dictionary. The Free Dictionary provides more than word definitions. Search results include antonyms, synonyms and related words, as well. In addition, the site’s database includes audio files so you can hear the correct pronunciation of your search term"

May 10, 2005

Tom Nelson:

"This site deserves a bookmark -"

May 9, 2005

"It's more than a dictionary. Try, which offers definitions, pictures, related words, synonyms, antonyms, an example of classic literature using the word in context and audio pronunciation.",1299,DRMN_49_3762702,00.html

May 3, 2005 was included in their "Reference Shelf" for journalists.

May 3, 2005 was featured in the resource guide for Moms. “…seven different online encyclopedias and specialized medical, computing and legal dictionaries. There is so much information here that you could write a Ph.D. dissertation just from the resources you're led to.”

April 29, 2005

Mike Wendland:

refers to as a “cool site”

April 23, 2005

Mike Carr:

Internet Spotlight column highlights as a great reference site.

April 23, 2005

Kathy Lynn Gray:

“Students looking for a quick, comprehensive Internet site for a variety of information can go to“

April 22, 2005

Joanna Davila:

“Similar in design to other search engines such as Yahoo and Google, is user friendly and visually simple.”

The Hurricane recommends as a great resource for homework, papers, and projects.

April 21, 2005 was chosen as the “Website of the Day”

April 18, 2005 was chosen as the “Website of the Day”

April 15, 2005 was chosen as the “Website of the Day”

April 16, 2005

Steve Boymel of was interviewed live for the KABC “Computer & Technology Show”

April 14, 2005

Tech columnist Stan Miller included in his Blog.

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