Wikipedia [note 3] is a free-content online encyclopedia written and maintained by a community of volunteers, known as Wikipedians, through open collaboration and the use of the wiki -based editing system MediaWiki. Wikipedia is the largest and most-read reference work in history.
Wikipedia:The Free Encyclopedia. This page is about the meaning of "free" in Wikipedia's title. It is not to be confused with the article about Wikipedia in general. The subtitle of Wikipedia is the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit .
Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia that anyone can edit, and millions already have. Wikipedia's purpose is to benefit readers by presenting information on all branches of knowledge. Hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, it consists of freely editable content, whose articles also have numerous links to guide readers to more information.
Free encyclopedia. A statement from Jimmy "Jimbo" Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia. A free encyclopedia, like any other form of free knowledge, can be freely read, without getting permission from anyone. Free knowledge can be freely shared with others. Free knowledge can be adapted to your own needs.
Wikipedia ( pronunciation (help·info)) is a free online encyclopedia website in 336 languages of the world. 324 languages are currently active and 12 are closed. People can freely use it, share it, and change it, without having to pay. It is also one of the biggest wiki organizations.
An Encyclopedia ( American English) or Encyclopaedia ( British English)  is a reference work or compendium providing summaries of knowledge, either general or special, to a particular field or discipline.
The English Wikipedia is the English language edition of the Wikipedia online encyclopedia. English is the first language in which Wikipedia was written. It was started on 15 January 2001. It is the largest encyclopedia in the world, and the largest version of Wikipedia since April 2019.