Template:R:TheFreeDictionary

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R:TheFreeDictionary” in TheFreeDictionary.com, Huntingdon Valley, Pa.: Farlex, Inc., 2003–2017.


Usage[edit]

This template may be used in "References" and "Further reading" sections, and on talk pages, for citing TheFreeDictionary ("TFD").

Parameters[edit]

The template takes the following parameters:

  • |1= or |entry= – the name of the entry on the TFD website. If this parameter is omitted, the name of the Wiktionary entry is used as a default.
  • |2= or |url= – the template can usually automatically create a link to the TFD website. However, if the link is incorrect, use this parameter to manually specify the URL of the TFD webpage.
  • |lang= – to link to the TFD website in a language other than English, use this parameter to indicate the language code between "http://" and ".thefreedictionary.com/..." in the URL. For example, to link to the French version of the TFD website, type |lang=fr.
  • |3= or |accessdate= – the date when the TFD webpage was accessed, in one of the following formats: 1 January 2017 or January 1, 2017
  • |source= – the source used by TFD:
For help with adding additional sources to this template, please leave a message on the talk page.
  • |4= or |passage= – a passage quoted from the webpage.
  • |nodot= – by default, the template adds a full stop (period) at the end of the citation. To suppress this punctuation, use |nodot=1 or |nodot=yes.

Examples[edit]

  • Wikitext: {{R:TheFreeDictionary}} or {{R:TheFreeDictionary|example}} (assuming the template is used on the example page)
  • Result: “example” in TheFreeDictionary.com, Huntingdon Valley, Pa.: Farlex, Inc., 2003–2017.
  • Wikitext: {{R:TheFreeDictionary|entry=rideau|lang=fr|accessdate=1 January 2017}}
  • Result: “rideau” in TheFreeDictionary.com, Huntingdon Valley, Pa.: Farlex, Inc., 2003–2017, retrieved 1 January 2017.
  • Wikitext: {{R:TheFreeDictionary|tachycardia|accessdate=1 January 2017}} or {{R:TheFreeDictionary|entry=tachycardia|accessdate=1 January 2017}}
  • Result: “tachycardia” in TheFreeDictionary.com, Huntingdon Valley, Pa.: Farlex, Inc., 2003–2017, retrieved 1 January 2017.
  • Wikitext: {{R:TheFreeDictionary|breach of contract|http://www.thefreedictionary.com/breach+of+contract|1 January 2017}} or {{R:TheFreeDictionary|entry=breach of contract|url=http://www.thefreedictionary.com/breach+of+contract|accessdate=1 January 2017}}
  • Result: “breach of contract” in TheFreeDictionary.com, Huntingdon Valley, Pa.: Farlex, Inc., 2003–2017, retrieved 1 January 2017.