June 25, 2017
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa., June 25, 2017 — Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive dictionary, announced today that its flagship website, www.TheFreeDictionary.com, has welcomed its 10 billionth visitor, just after celebrating the site's 14th birthday.
The Internet looks a lot different than it did when The Free Dictionary was born in 2003, and the website has grown up along with it. After debuting as a simple dictionary tailored to American users, The Free Dictionary has since evolved into one of the most comprehensive and authoritative reference websites in the world. Today, the site serves an international user base, providing free access to general dictionary content in more than 40 languages; plus medical, legal, financial, science, computing, and idioms dictionaries; a thesaurus; several encyclopedias; and much more.
"Reaching the 10 billion-visitor milestone is a great way to celebrate our 14th birthday," said Steve Boymel, co-founder and vice president of Farlex, Inc. "We're thrilled that more and more users have made The Free Dictionary the first destination in their search for accurate information."
TheFreeDictionary.com reached 5 billion visitors just before its 10-year anniversary in 2013, and then doubled that number in just four years. Along the way, it added a comprehensive grammar guide, greatly expanded its idioms dictionary with more than 1,000 animated videos, and released dozens of top-rated dictionary apps.
"The goal from day one was to build The Free Dictionary into the world's most comprehensive dictionary and reference site," said Nick Simonov, co-founder and president of Farlex, Inc. "We've achieved that goal, but we're not going to stop there. As we look to the future, our top priority is to continue our core mission of providing people with fast, free access to reference content they can't get anywhere else."
TheFreeDictionary.com is one of the most comprehensive reference resources online. Launched in 2003, TheFreeDictionary.com has grown to include medical, legal, financial, and computer dictionaries, a multilingual dictionary tool, a thesaurus, several encyclopedias, a literature reference library, and a search engine. A prime online vehicle for active information seekers, TheFreeDictionary.com has been accessed by more than 8 billion visitors. Apps powered by The Free Dictionary have been downloaded by tens of millions of users, with top ratings after hundreds of thousands of reviews.
About Farlex, Inc.:
Farlex, Inc. (www.farlex.com) is an independent, privately held provider of online reference products based in Huntingdon Valley. Founded in 2004, Farlex, Inc. provides innovative, easy-to-use reference and learning tools. Farlex's flagship websites, www.TheFreeDictionary.com and www.TheFreeLibrary.com, contain over 25 million pages of books, periodicals, and reference information from the world's most respected sources.
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