Lesson 14. Looking Up Words in the Wiktionary

In this lesson, you learn how to use the Wiktionary to look up words and definitions.

Understanding the Wiktionary

The Wiktionary is a collaborative online dictionary and thesaurus. It’s a sister project to the Wikipedia, from the parent Wikimedia Foundation. Like the Wikipedia, entries are provided and edited by the site’s users. You use the site as you would any dictionary—to look up the spelling, definition, and usage of words.

The Wikimedia Foundation offers Wiktionaries in close to three hundred different languages. The English-language Wiktionary has more than 1.3 million entries, surpassed only by the French-language Wiktionary with more than 1.4 million entries. Other language editions are ...

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