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May 19, 2014, 10:00 ET
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Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary Updated for 2014

 Hashtag, selfie, and tweep join over 150 new words and definitions added to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary in 2014, available...

Dec 04, 2013, 09:00 ET

Merriam-Webster Announces "Science" As 2013 Word Of The Year

Merriam-Webster Inc., America's leading dictionary publisher, has announced its top ten Words of the Year for 2013. This year's list was compiled...

Aug 28, 2013, 10:55 ET

2013 Big Words On Campus

Merriam-Webster Inc., America's leading dictionary publisher, predicts this year's "Big Words on Campus," based on historic lookup data at...

Dec 05, 2012, 09:00 ET

Merriam-Webster Announces "Socialism" & "Capitalism" As 2012 Words Of The Year

Merriam-Webster Inc., America's leading dictionary publisher, has announced the Top Ten Words of the Year. Based on the volume of user lookups at...

Oct 26, 2012, 05:00 ET
America’s most trusted and useful dictionary is now available as a Windows 8 app. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary app is the perfect tool for general reference, vocabulary building, and spelling guidance. Features include an integrated thesaurus, illustrations, audio pronunciations, example sentences, the popular Word of the Day, and more.

Merriam-Webster Announces Dictionary App For Windows 8

 Merriam-Webster announces that America's most trusted and useful dictionary is now available as a Windows Store app.  To view the...

Aug 28, 2012, 16:38 ET
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SCRABBLE Enthusiasts Score Big With Merriam-Webster's SCRABBLE Dictionary App

 Today Merriam-Webster announced the release of its new SCRABBLE Dictionary app—the ultimate resource for SCRABBLE play—as part of...

Aug 14, 2012, 08:00 ET
A mash-up of new words have been added to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate(r) Dictionary, updated for 2012.  Gastropub, man cave, systemic risk, sexting, aha moment, earworm, and copernicium are among the latest additions to America's best-selling dictionary, available now in print and online at Merriam-Webster.com.  (PRNewsFoto/Merriam-Webster Inc.)

A Mash-up of Words (including Bucket List, Systemic Risk, and Sexting) Added to America's Best-Selling Dictionary

 Merriam-Webster has released its list of new words being added to the 2012 update of Merriam Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, and the...

Dec 15, 2011, 09:19 ET

Merriam-Webster Announces "Pragmatic" as 2011 Word of the Year

 Merriam-Webster Inc., America's leading dictionary publisher, has announced the Top Ten Words of the Year for 2011.  The list reflects...

Aug 25, 2011, 09:14 ET

Something to Tweet About

In yet another sign of our era's communications revolution, social media has found a home in this year's update of Merriam-Webster's...

Dec 21, 2010, 09:48 ET

Merriam-Webster Announces Free iPhone Dictionary App with Voice Search

America's most trusted dictionary is now available as a free iPhone app, and includes one feature that word-lovers will be talking about, or...

Dec 20, 2010, 11:07 ET

Merriam-Webster Announces 'Austerity' as 2010 Word of the Year

Merriam-Webster Inc., America's leading language reference publisher, has announced the Top Ten Words of the Year for 2010. This profile of...

Sep 07, 2010, 18:15 ET

Merriam-Webster Reveals Top Words of Summer 2010

Merriam-Webster Inc., America's leading language reference publisher, has announced the "Top Words of Summer 2010," based on the volume of user...

Jan 12, 2010, 10:15 ET

Miles Kronby Appointed Chief Product Officer, Digital for Merriam-Webster, Inc.

Reference publisher Merriam-Webster, Inc. announces the appointment of Miles Kronby to the senior-level position of Chief Product Officer, Digital....

Nov 19, 2009, 09:49 ET
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Merriam-Webster Announces 'Admonish' As 2009 Word of the Year

Merriam-Webster Inc., America's leading language reference publisher, has announced the year's top ten words and definitions as culled from its...

Aug 17, 2009, 09:12 ET

Merriam-Webster, Britannica Tap Gregory Barlow to Drive Online Ad Sales

To fuel the continued growth of their rapidly expanding Web businesses, reference publishers Merriam-Webster Inc. and Encyclopaedia Britannica,...

Jul 09, 2009, 12:02 ET

Planning a Staycation This Year? Look it up Now in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate (R) Dictionary, Eleventh Edition

Hardworking word-lovers everywhere can now learn the meaning of the word staycation ("a vacation spent at home or nearby") along with nearly 100...

Dec 01, 2008, 08:32 ET

Merriam-Webster Announces 'Bailout' As 2008 Word Of The Year

Merriam-Webster Inc., America's leading language reference publisher, has announced the year's top ten words and definitions as culled from its...

Jul 07, 2008, 01:00 ET

Merriam-Webster Honors Lyrically Misunderstood Lady Mondegreen

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- If you have ever misheard a song or poem and come up with your own version of the words, you are...

Dec 12, 2007, 00:00 ET

Visitors to Merriam-Webster OnLine Choose 'w00t' as 2007 WORD OF THE YEAR

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Merriam-Webster OnLine, the leading source for English language reference on the Web, has revealed...

Nov 26, 2007, 00:00 ET

Visitors to Merriam-Webster OnLine to Vote for 2007 Word of the Year

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Merriam-Webster OnLine, the leading source for English language reference on the Web, is asking its...

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