Collins Dictionaries | Always Free Online (20120103)

has launched a dictionary site,, that will give open, free access to 220,000 dictionary entries alongside synonyms, translations, word frequency graphs and illustrative photos.

The new dictionary site has been developed over 18 months by the editorial team in Collins' headquarters in and represents an interesting move for the dictionary's publisher, . A number of other reference publishers — such as the English Dictionary — already have an online presence but tend to use a paid subscription model. Collins' open approach means that it will compete against other established free web-only such as

via Wired UK