Collins has launched a dictionary site, www.collinsdictionary.com, that will give open, free access to 220,000 dictionary entries alongside synonyms, translations, word frequency graphs and illustrative Flickr photos.
The new dictionary site has been developed over 18 months by the editorial team in Collins’ headquarters in Glasgow and represents an interesting move for the dictionary’s publisher, HarperCollins. A number of other reference publishers — such as the Oxford 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 dictionaries such as Dictionary.com.
via Wired UK