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Wikipedia
See also: wikipedia, Wikipédia, and Wikipèdia
The logo of Wikipedia
English
Alternative forms
wikipedia (when used as a common noun)
Etymology
Blend of wiki +‎ encyclopedia, coined by Larry Sanger in 2001.
Pronunciation
Proper noun
Wikipedia (plural Wikipedias)
  1. A free-content online encyclopedia founded in 2001, collaboratively developed over the World Wide Web in a number of languages.
    • 2006, “White & Nerdy”, in Straight Outta Lynwood, performed by “Weird Al” Yankovic:
      Shopping online for deals on some writable media / I edit Wikipedia
    • 2011 January 12, Timothy Garton Ash, “We've seen America's vitriol. Now let's salute Wikipedia, a US pioneer of global civility”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Civility – translated as savoir-vivre in the French version – is one of the five "pillars" of Wikipedia.
    • 2011, Andrew S. Balian, “Introductory Preface”, in The Unintended Disservice of Young Earth Science, Charleston, South Carolina: Christian Research Publishers, →ISBN, “Terrible Consequence of YE Denying This Early Church History”, pages 28–29:
      To see how ghastly things have turned, look at the pages of the highly popular Wikipedia. Its free accessibility has made it a very useful and popular Internet resource. Then due to reports by Nature in 2005 of Wikipedia’s higher accuracy than online offerings of the Encyclopedia Britannica, the Wikipedia has been gaining in respect as a legitimate online reference source. […]
    • 2013, Warren Ellis; Nick Cave (lyrics), “We Real Cool”, in Push the Sky Away, performed by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds:
      Sirius is 8.6 light years away / Arcturus is 37 / The past is the past and it's here to stay / Wikipedia is Heaven / When you don't want to remember no more / On the far side of the morning
  2. (metonymically) The community that develops the Wikipedia encyclopedia.
    • 2011, The New York Times, May 23.
      In August 2009, Wikipedia announced that it planned a move that many saw as a step away from its freewheeling ethos of anyone can edit.
    • 2012, Reuters, January 19.
      Wikipedia mounted a 24-hour protest starting at midnight by converting their English page to a shadowy black background and warning readers that "the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the free and open Internet."
  3. A main-belt asteroid (No. 274301).
Derived terms
Related terms
Related terms
Wikinews
Wikisource
Wikispecies
Wiktionary
Wikijunior
Translations
online encyclopedia
Noun
Wikipedia (plural Wikipedias)
The label of a DVD version of the German Wikipedia
  1. A version of the encyclopedia Wikipedia (a free-content online encyclopedia) in a particular language.
    There are over five million articles on the English Wikipedia.
    2005, Financial Times, December 14.
    Work in the open-source software community or contribute to wikipedias on your favourite subjects.
  2. A wiki or similar collaborative database.
    His new project is to create a Wikipedia for UFO sightings from all around the world.
    • 2007, Keith Cary Curtis, After the Software Wars, page 166:
      Likewise, it is much more important to build a complete set of libraries for all aspects of computing, a Wikipedia of free code, than to worry that further language innovation is the gating factor towards any future progress in software.
    • 2008 May, Melissa Wenner, “The Drug Resurrector”, in Popular Science, page 41:
      The library will function something like a Wikipedia of drug discovery, where scientists around the world can contribute to the database and even provide samples or screen drugs themselves, thereby saving millions of dollars on R&D.
    • 2011, Eric Liu, Scott Noppe-Brandon, Imagination First: Unlocking the Power of Possibility, page 155:
      And when interesting ideas arose, such as creating a Wikipedia of top-secret content for the intelligence community, he provided cover for those ideas to develop.
  3. (figuratively) A source of abundant encyclopedic knowledge.
    Her mind was a Wikipedia of useless information.
    • 2007, James A Beckford, Jay Demerath, The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Religion, page 10:
      We had no illusions of providing a 360° coverage of the sociology of religion, or of confusing a Handbook with a wikipedia.
    • 2013, Mike Bellafiore, The PlayBook: An Inside Look at How to Think Like a Professional Trader, page 358:
      And it is so entertaining when he shares his stories about the other great traders he knows. He is a Wikipedia of trading anecdotes.
    • 2013, Anna Mitchell, Just Don't Call Me Ma'am: How I Ditched the South, Forgot My Manners, and Managed to Survive My Twenties with (Most of) My Dig, page 207:
      While time had given Britney nothing but a befuddling choice for a (now ex-) husband, children, and headaches, my friend had emerged with a Wikipedia of online dating information.
    • 2014, LuAnn McLane, Wildflower Wedding: A Cricket Creek Novel:
      Her brain was a Wikipedia of songs, and she could give anybody a run for the money with music trivia.
  4. A page on Wikipedia.
    2018, Randy Rainbow (lyrics), Gilbert and Sullivan (music), “A Very Stable Genius”‎[2], performed by Randy Rainbow:
    He learned a lot of things according to his Wikipedia / and demonstrates his ample intellect on social media.
Translations
source of abundant knowledge
Finnish: tietosanakirja (fi)
Verb
Wikipedia (third-person singular simple presentWikipedias, present participle Wikipediaing, simple past and past participle Wikipediaed)
(colloquial, transitive, intransitive) To consult Wikipedia for information.
  1. Used intransitively.
  2. Used with an object denoting the information sought or obtained.
    • 2006 November 17, Rachel Maddow, on Paula Zahn Now:[3][4]
      I mean, it's true, if Katie Holmes had not become engaged to Tom Cruise, we'd all still be Wikipeidaing her, looking her up, trying to figure out exactly why do I know her, what was she in, is she famous?
    • 2009, Roger Ebert, Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2010,[5][6] Andrews McMeel Publishing, →ISBN, page 363:
      He made me curious enough that I Wikipediaed Bob Satterfield and found out, yes, he was a real fighter, nicknamed the Bombadier, and was KO'd by the Raging Bull himself in a 1946 fight in Wrigley Field.
    • 2010 April 7, "Jeff K.", "Like a Drunk One Legged Pirate Stores His Rum, The aTable Stores Your Cords" (blog post), in CraziestGadgets.com:
      That’s a true fact, you can Wikipedia that shizz.
    • 2010, Rachel Cohn, Very Lefreak, Random House, →ISBN, chapter 3:
      […] her mother was "homeschooling" her via the Internet (basically, Wikipediaing the Important Facts from the History of the World, and ordering appropriate-level math textbooks from Amazon) […]
  3. Used with an object denoting the specific article consulted.
    I wikipediaed the article on science and learned about the scientific method.
Further reading
Danish
Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia
Wikipedia da
Etymology
Borrowed from English Wikipedia.
Proper noun
Wikipedia (genitive Wikipedias)
Wikipedia
Derived terms
Wikipediabrugerside
Noun
Wikipedia c (singular definite Wikipediaen, plural indefinite Wikipediaer)
Wikipedia (a version of the encyclopedia project)
Declension
Declension of Wikipedia
common
gender
SingularPlural
indefinitedefiniteindefinitedefinite
nominativeWikipediaWikipediaenWikipediaerWikipediaerne
genitiveWikipediasWikipediaensWikipediaersWikipediaernes
Dutch
Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia
Wikipedia nl
Etymology
Borrowed from English Wikipedia.
Pronunciation
Proper noun
Wikipedia ?
Wikipedia
German
Etymology
Borrowed from English Wikipedia.
Pronunciation
Proper noun
Wikipedia f (genitive Wikipedia, no plural)
Wikipedia
Declension
Declension of Wikipedia (uncountable)
singular
indef.def.noun
nominativeeinedieWikipedia
genitiveeinerderWikipedia
dativeeinerderWikipedia
accusativeeinedieWikipedia
Further reading
Wikipedia” in Duden online
Icelandic
Etymology
Borrowed from English Wikipedia.
Proper noun
Wikipedia
Wikipedia
Declension
declension of Wikipedia
f-w1singularplural
indefinitedefiniteindefinitedefinite
nominativeWikipediaWikipedianWikipediurWikipediurnar
accusativeWikipediuWikipediunaWikipediurWikipediurnar
dativeWikipediuWikipediunniWikipediumWikipediunum
genitiveWikipediuWikipediunnarWikipediaWikipedianna
Italian
Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia
Wikipedia it
Etymology
Borrowed from English Wikipedia, blend of Hawaiian wiki + English encyclopedia. Surface analysis: Hawaiianwiki (“speedy”) + Italian -pedia (“-pedia”).
Pronunciation
Proper noun
Wikipedia f
Wikipedia
la Wikipedia in lingua italiana/inglese/spagnola ― the Wikipedia in Italian/English/Spanish language
Japanese
Japanese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia
Wikipedia ja
Romanization

Wikipedia
Rōmaji transcription of ウィキペディア
Limburgish
Limburgish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia
Wikipedia li
Etymology
Borrowed from English Wikipedia.
Pronunciation
IPA(key): [wi˧ɡəˈpeːədia]
Proper noun
Wikipedia
Wikipedia
Inflection
This entry needs an inflection-table template.
Polish
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl
Etymology
From EnglishWikipedia.
Pronunciation
Proper noun
Wikipedia f
(Internet) Wikipedia
Declension
declension of Wikipedia
singularplural
nominativeWikipediaWikipedie
genitiveWikipediiWikipedii/Wikipedyj
dativeWikipediiWikipediom
accusativeWikipedięWikipedie
instrumentalWikipediąWikipediami
locativeWikipediiWikipediach
vocativeWikipedioWikipedie
Derived terms
(nouns) wikipedysta, wikipedystka
Further reading
  • Wikipedia in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • Wikipedia in Polish dictionaries at PWN
Spanish
Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia
Wikipedia es
Etymology
Borrowed from English Wikipedia.
Pronunciation
Proper noun
Wikipedia f
Wikipedia
Swedish
Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia
Wikipedia sv
Etymology

Borrowed from English Wikipedia.
Proper noun
Wikipedia n (genitive Wikipedias)
Wikipedia
See also
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