The Emoji Foundation's Emoji Dictionary is is the first crowdsourced Emoji resource on the web. We need Emoji aficionados like you to help us build our database of definitions! Similar to Wikipedia, we rely on the community to share, build and define the Emoji that have so long remained shrouded in mystery. As the Emoji Dictionary grows so will our understanding of the myriad of meanings these symbols have for thousands of peope across the world. Right now the dictionary is only in English, but we hope to expand it to other languages in the future. The Emoji Dictionary was designed and built by Niki Selken.

You can read more abou the project development at nikiselken.com.