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June 5, 2016

TheFreeDictionary.com Turns 13!

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive online collection of reference information, announced today that its flagship site, www.TheFreeDictionary.com, has reached an exciting new milestone: its 13th birthday.

September 7, 2015

TheFreeDictionary.com Welcomes 8 Billionth Visitor

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive online database of reference information, announced today that its flagship site, www.TheFreeDictionary.com, has reached an exciting new milestone, welcoming its 8 billionth visitor since the website’s launch in the spring of 2003.

August 19, 2015

Farlex just released the most comprehensive free medical dictionary app for iPhone and iPad

Farlex, Inc., publisher of The Free Dictionary, the world's most comprehensive dictionary, has released a new app: Medical Dictionary - Healthcare Definitions and Terminology, a free comprehensive medical dictionary app for iPhone and iPad. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/medical-dictionary-healthcare/id1015991271?ls=1&mt=8

June 4, 2015

Open The Free Dictionary app from Google results

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive dictionary app, is excited to announce that users of the Google app for iPhone and iPad can now easily access The Free Dictionary app directly from Google search results.

December 14, 2013

TheFreeDictionary.com Apps for Windows Reach 1 Million Downloads

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive online database of reference information www.TheFreeDictionary.com, announced today that its apps for Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8 have been downloaded more than 1 million times.

April 10, 2013

TheFreeDictionary.com Welcomes Five Billionth Visitor

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive online database of reference information, announced today that its flagship site, www.TheFreeDictionary.com, has reached an exciting new milestone, welcoming its five billionth visitor since the website’s launch in the spring of 2003.

February 25, 2013

TheFreeDictionary.com Reaches 10 Million App Downloads

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive reference website (www.TheFreeDictionary.com), announced today that its mobile apps have been downloaded more than 10 million times.

June 30, 2011

TheFreeDictionary.com Welcomes Three Billionth Visitor

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive online database of reference information, announced today that its flagship site, www.TheFreeDictionary.com, has welcomed its three billionth visitor.

6 October 2010

Farlex, Inc., Acquires WeBuyWebsites.org

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive database of online reference material, is excited to announce its acquisition of WeBuyWebsites.org, a community of website buyers and sellers.

14 April 2010

TheFreeDictionary.com Welcomes Two Billionth Visitor

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive online database of reference information (www.TheFreeDictionary.com), announced today that its flagship site has broken a new record, welcoming its two billionth visitor since the website's launch in the spring of 2003.

24 March 2010

Winner Announced in TheFreeDictionary.com Kindle Sweepstakes

Sandi O. of Albert Lea, Minnesota, has won TheFreeDictionary.com's Kindle Sweepstakes, held to celebrate the launch of TheFreeDictionary Community Toolbar. Sandi will receive a free Kindle wireless reading device courtesy of Farlex, Inc., and Conduit.

8 March 2010

TheFreeDictionary Language Forums Turns One Year Old

TheFreeDictionary Language Forums, operated by Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive database of online reference material, celebrated its first birthday on March 6, 2010.

3 December 2009

Farlex Publishes New English and Multilingual Content on TheFreeDictionary

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive database of online reference material, has announced the addition of a number of new titles to its flagship site, expanding TheFreeDictionary.com's multilingual sector and enhancing the site's English dictionary content as well as its medical, financial, and legal encyclopedia sections.

22 September 2009

TheFreeDictionary Launches Community Toolbar Powered by Conduit

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive database of online reference material, has announced the launch of a unique community toolbar for its flagship site, TheFreeDictionary.com

18 March 2009

Language Forums Launched on TheFreeDictionary

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive database of online reference material, has announced the addition of a language forum section to its flagship site, TheFreeDictionary.com

13 February 2009

Farlex Adds a Number of New Titles to TheFreeDictionary

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive database of online reference material, has announced the addition of a number of new titles to its flagship site, TheFreeDictionary.com. This latest release expands TheFreeDictionary's multilingual sector and enhances the site's medical, financial, computing, and idiom sections

7 November 2008

Farlex Further Expands TheFreeDictionary.com's Multilingual Offerings

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive database of online reference material, has expanded the multilingual content available on its flagship site, TheFreeDictionary.com, by introducing a new foreign language thesaurus section as well as additional multilingual dictionary resources and a dictionary translator tool

16 September 2008

Farlex Expands Medical and Science Content on TheFreeDictionary.com

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive database of online reference material, has announced the addition of five new medical and scientific reference titles to its flagship site, TheFreeDictionary.com

15 August 2008

TheFreeDictionary.com's Multilingual Offerings Expand Exponentially

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive database of online reference material, has announced the unprecedented release of its newest multilingual dictionary content, available now in more than 40 languages. TheFreeDictionary.com's popular homepage has also been translated into 10 different languages, a development that gives international visitors the ability to access the site's user-friendly interface in their own native languages.

5 August 2008

TheFreeDictionary.com Welcomes One Billionth Visitor

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive online database of reference information (www.TheFreeDictionary.com), announced today that its flagship site has broken a new record, welcoming its one billionth visitor since the website's launch in the spring of 2003.

16 May 2008

After Helping to Raise Over 50,000 Meals, Definition-Of.Com Launches a New Look

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive database of online reference material, has launched a new look for www.Definition-Of.com, the community dictionary website that has helped Farlex provide meals to many of the 400 million school-aged children who suffer from hunger throughout the world.

1 May 2008

TheFreeDictionary.com Goes Multilingual and Expands its Medical, Lexical, and Encyclopedic Content

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive database of online reference material, has announced the addition of thirteen new reference titles to its flagship site, www.TheFreeDictionary.com.

7 February 2008

TheFreeDictionary.com and TheFreeLibrary.com Are First to Integrate With Mochila to Leverage Its Entire Content Inventory

Farlex, Inc., owner of TheFreeLibrary.com and TheFreeDictionary.com, is the first publisher to integrate with Mochila and use the Mochila API to enhance the content experience for its users.

26 November 2007

Farlex Expands Medical, Science, and Financial Content on TheFreeDictionary.com

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive database of online reference material, has announced the addition of four new reference titles to its flagship site, www.TheFreeDictionary.com.

21 November 2007

Farlex Introduces Exciting New Features on TheFreeLibrary.com

Since Farlex, Inc., relaunched TheFreeLibrary.com in January of 2007, there have been several exciting changes and new features added to the website.

19 February 2007

TheFreeDictionary.com Welcomes 500,000,000th Visitor

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive online database of reference information (www.TheFreeDictionary.com), announced that it has welcomed its 500,000,000th visitor since the website's launch in the spring of 2003.

3 January 2007

Dorland's Medical Dictionary added to TheFreeDictionary.com

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive database of online reference material, has announced the addition of Dorland's Medical Dictionary for Health Care Consumers to its flagship site, TheFreeDictionary.com.

3 January 2007

Farlex Introduces Massive Periodical Collection on TheFreeLibrary.com

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive online database of reference information (www.thefreedictionary.com and www.thefreelibrary.com), added a massive collection of periodical content to TheFreeLibrary.

6 December 2006

TheFreeDictionary.com Expands Ajax Personal Homepage

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive online database of reference information, has recently expanded its hugely popular personal homepage with a host of exciting new features. Since its launch in January, 2006, the user-friendly interface, available at Farlex's flagship website, TheFreeDictionary.com, has attracted a growing number of internet-savvy users seeking a personal window to the web.

10 July 2006

TheFreeDictionary.com welcomes 350,000,000th visitor

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive online database of reference information (www.thefreedictionary.com), announced that it has welcomed its 350,000,000th visitor since the website's launch in the spring of 2003.

22 March 2006

TheFreeDictionary.com Adds Address Lookup Feature from WhitePages.com

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive online database of reference information TheFreeDictionary.com, has partnered with WhitePages.com to launch a new address lookup feature.

13 March 2006

TheFreeDictionary.com launches stock market tracking tools

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive online database of reference information, has announced the launch of its new stock market tracking tools, customizable additions to Farlex's flagship website, TheFreeDictionary.com.

6 February 2006

TheFreeDictionary.com has served a quarter of a billion visitors

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive online database of reference information (www.thefreedictionary.com), announced that, over the weekend, it welcomed its 250,000,000th visitor since the website's launch in the spring of 2003.

26 January 2006

TheFreeDictionary.com Unveils Web 2.0 Personal Homepage

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive online database of reference information, has announced the launch of its much-anticipated personal homepage. This innovative software, available at Farlex's flagship website, TheFreeDictionary.com, provides individual users with a personal window to the web. The fully customizable format is available free of charge, can be accessed from any modern browser, and does not require any installation, download, or additional software.

17 October 2005

TheFreeDictionary.com Served its 200 Millionth Visitor This Week

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's largest online database of reference information (www.thefreedictionary.com), today announced it has surpassed 200,000,000 unique visits since the launch of the website in the spring of 2003. In the past twelve months, TheFreeDictionary.com's user community has grown and is now topping 10,000,000 monthly user visits.

14 October 2005

Farlex and Cambridge University Press Sign Distribution Agreement

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's largest online database of reference information (TheFreeDictionary.com), announced today an agreement to incorporate the Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms and the Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms content into TheFreeDictionary.com’s collection of reference information. With the addition of these Cambridge dictionaries, users can gain access to over 12,000 idioms currently in British, American and Australian English, helping learners to understand them and use them with confidence. The Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms, based on the 200 million words of American English text in the Cambridge International Corpus, unlocks the meaning of more than 5,000 idiomatic phrases used in contemporary American English.

3 October 2005

Farlex and Investopedia Sign Distribution Agreement

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's largest online database of reference information (www.thefreedictionary.com), announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with Investopedia, Inc., which operates the Investopedia.com financial education site. The agreement extends the TheFreeDictionary.com's growing visibility on the Internet as a leading financial dictionary. Farlex has announced similar deals earlier this year with other financial content providers.

1 September 2005

Farlex Unveils Redesigned Web Site

Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world’s largest online database of reference information (TheFreeDictionary.com), unveiled today a redesigned Web site featuring improved functionality aimed at streamlining the search process for reference information. The redesigned Web site enables users to more quickly and easily locate the reference information they need. These enhancements, which include a more user-friendly interface and a streamlined navigation system, will make access to the Web site’s deep reference content easier and more efficient for the more than 10 million visitors who use the site monthly.

7 June 2005

TheFreeDictionary.com Continues One-Stop Destination Strategy with Addition of InvestorWords.com

Farlex, Inc., publisher of leading online reference site TheFreeDictionary.com, announced today it has incorporated into its web site the lexicon of InvestorWords.com, a comprehensive online financial glossary that empowers individuals with the financial knowledge necessary to understand the basics of investments. Sporting more than 6,000 terms and 20,000 internal hyperlinks, InvestorWords.com, in existence since 1999, helps millions of amateur investors and investment professionals to understand the world of finance. The online service, billed as “The Biggest, Best Investing Glossary On The Web,” is licensed to many of the world’s leading banking, investment, advisory, and finance companies and has been critically acclaimed for its accuracy, relevance and ease-of-use.

25 May 2005

TheFreeDictionary.com Expands with Financial Glossary by Financial Authority Campbell R. Harvey

Farlex, Inc., publisher of leading online reference site TheFreeDictionary.com, today announced it has added Campbell R. Harvey’s Hypertextual Finance Glossary, the world’s most comprehensive financial glossary, to its web site. The new reference resource includes definitions for more than 8,000 terms from the world of banking and investing, providing users with thorough and reliable meanings to all the most common, and even uncommon, financial terms.

18 May 2005

TheFreeDictionary.com Incorporates “The People’s Law Dictionary”

Farlex, Inc., publisher of leading online reference site TheFreeDictionary.com, announced today the debut of The People’s Law Dictionary on TheFreeDictionary.com.  Regarded by scholars, jurists, leading attorneys and reviewers as one of the most practical works of its kind, The People’s Law Dictionary gives TheFreeDictionary.com users a comprehensive source of meanings and use for thousands of today’s most common legal terms.

5 May 2005

TheFreeDictionary.com Announces Addition of Computer Desktop Encyclopedia

Farlex, Inc., publisher of leading online reference site TheFreeDictionary.com, announced today it has licensed the Computer Desktop Encyclopedia, “The Indispensable Reference on Computers,” into TheFreeDictionary.com.  Now, with a single click, TheFreeDictionary.com users can access world-class definitions and information on thousands of topics written by leading authorities in the realm of high tech.

28 April 2005

Acronym Finder Added To TheFreeDictionary.com, Bringing Clarity To Technology, Telecom and Military Terms

Farlex, Inc., publisher of leading online reference site TheFreeDictionary.com, today announced it has further enhanced the rich capabilities of “The Best Reference Source On The Web” through the addition of content from the Acronym Finder, the web’s most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations and initialisms. Now, with a single click, users of TheFreeDictionary.com can decipher acronyms from a database of over 410,000 entries covering computers, technology, telecommunications, and the military.

21 April 2005

TheFreeDictionary.com Adds The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary

Farlex, Inc., publisher of leading online reference site, TheFreeDictionary.com, today announced the incorporation of Houghton Mifflin's The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, Second Edition into www.TheFreeDictionary.com's collection of reference works.  With the addition of The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary, users can gain free access to authoritative descriptions of medical conditions, medications, anatomical terms, noted medical personalities and much more.

11 March 2005

Farlex, Inc., expands content, adds Columbia Encyclopedia

Farlex, Inc., announced a significant update of its flagship website, www.TheFreeDictionary.com. The content from the Columbia Encyclopedia is now available on the Internet’s largest reference portal. The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia contains almost 52,000 entries (marshalling six and one-half million words on a vast range of topics), with more than 84,000 hypertext cross-references. Comprehensively revised on a quarterly basis, the electronic edition is among the most complete and up-to-date encyclopedias ever produced.

25 January 2005

Farlex, Inc., adds "Dictionary Word of the Day by E-Mail" feature

Farlex, Inc. announced a new update to their flagship website, www.TheFreeDictionary.com. TheFreeDictionary.com users can now have the “Dictionary Word of the Day” delivered directly to their E-mail. The newsletter is free for all TheFreeDictionary.com users. Sign up instructions can be found at http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Word-of-the-Day.htm.

18 January 2005

Farlex, Inc., adds American Heritage Dictionary to www.TheFreeDictionary.com

Farlex, Inc., announced a significant update of its flagship website, www.TheFreeDictionary.com. The content from Houghton Mifflin Company’s American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition is now available on the Internet’s largest reference portal. This authoritative work, the largest of the American Heritage dictionaries, contains over 200,000 boldface headwords and more than 33,000 written examples. It also includes 10,000 new words and senses and 900 of the carefully chosen pieces of color art that accompany the text of the actual dictionary.

11 January 2005

Farlex, Inc. adds "Word of the Day"

Farlex, Inc. announced a new update to their flagship website, www.TheFreeDictionary.com. TheFreeDictionary.com users that utilize the Microsoft Windows platform can now access the “Word of the Day” feature directly on their desktop. Setup instructions can be found at http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Word-of-the-Day.htm. Additionally, the “Word of the Day” is now also available for Webmasters to use on their websites. The instructions for webmasters and RSS feed can be found at http://www.thefreedictionary.com/lookup.htm#Word-of-the-Day.

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