I have an idea in my head, but I have not the skills nor the resources to create it on my own. I think the SE format is not perfect, but with some adjustments would be a good place for idea to take off. I've spoken to co-workers and family members about this, and have received mixed results, so I'm expecting some downvotes for this, but I'll give it a shot:
In it's most basic form, a dictionary is a list of short and sweet definitions for various words. For normal general reference, this is most often all that is needed. However, the definition is not always complete and leaves room for ambiguities.
For example, the definition for the word "room" from tfd.com (item 2a) is
"An area separated by walls or partitions from other similar parts of the structure or building in which it is located"
But is that good enough? Is the space within a single-'room' building really a room, then? (Think outhouse/storage shed/etc). How high must these so-called partitions be? (I have a crate for my dog in a room, is the space within that crate also a room?)
More than that, sometimes words are added to the 'official' dictionaries, and sometimes they are removed. We all have to wait for the day that happens, and some people may agree, and some may disagree. With this new site, words can be accepted or rejected based on feedback from the community as they appear.
My idea then is to take any word to define and post it as a 'Question', then answers will come together to complete the definition. Comments and such would be to ask such questions as above, re: single-room structures. Answerers would then amend their definitions to account for these special cases.
Tags could be used to confine the scope to a language and or/part of speech (noun, verb, etc).
This doesn't really fit the normal SE standard, but there are other sites which deviate from the Question/Answer form (Code Review, Code Golf to name two I am more familiar with).
Overall, I suppose I want to merge things like Wikipedia (definitions, but not encyclopaedic ones), Wiktionary (less etymology, more visible discussion), and SE (community creation, approval, modification).
Is this a reasonable idea that anyone else besides me is interested in? Should I kill the proposal now?