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Nov 27, 2017, 09:00 ET Dictionary.com Names 'Complicit' 2017 Word of the Year

Dictionary.com today announced it has named 'complicit' as 2017's Word of the Year. Defined as "choosing to be involved in an illegal or...


Aug 30, 2017, 08:00 ET Social-ology 101: 73% of Teachers Think Social Media and Texting is Bad for Grammar and Spelling but Half Use It to Better Understand Students

Another school year has kicked off and, to gear up, teachers equip themselves with staplers, scissors… and Snapchat? According to a study...


Apr 18, 2017, 08:00 ET Don't Want to be an American Idiot: More than Half of Americans Feel More Informed Due to Recent Political Events

While the 2016 Presidential election left Americans split across party lines, there is one thing the majority can agree on – more than half...


Nov 28, 2016, 08:00 ET Dictionary.com Names "Xenophobia" 2016 Word of the Year

Some of the most prominent news stories this year have centered on fear of the "other" – the Brexit vote, police shootings, Syria's refugee crisis,...


Jul 19, 2016, 08:00 ET From A to Z: New Words Added to Dictionary.com Include Al Desko, Zika, and More

 Dictionary.com, the leading online and mobile English-language resource, today announced its latest word additions. The update includes more...


Feb 29, 2016, 08:00 ET Rock the Vocab: From Apocalyptic to Utterly, Dictionary.com Uncovers Presidential Candidates' Favorite Words

As front-runners for the Democratic and Republican nominations will further emerge based on Super Tuesday results, Dictionary.com, the online and...


Dec 08, 2015, 08:00 ET Dictionary.com Names 'Identity' 2015 Word Of The Year

Over the past year, headlines tied to gender, sexuality and race dominated the news. In particular, many of the year's biggest stories focused on...


Nov 10, 2015, 06:00 ET So Many Feels: Fleek, Mx., Sapiosexual, Yaaas & More New Words Added To Dictionary.com

Today Dictionary.com, the leading online and mobile resource for everything word related, announces the latest additions to its dictionary. With...


Oct 15, 2015, 08:00 ET Throwback Thursday: Dictionary.com Celebrates 20th Birthday With A Look Back At Two Decades Of Language Evolution

 Twenty years ago, friend was used primarily as a noun and no one was asking to be pinged with takeaways from a meeting. The English...


Feb 10, 2015, 08:00 ET Dictionary.com Partners With Internet.org For App Launch In India

 Dictionary.com, the online and mobile resource for everything word related, today announced it is an official launch partner of the...


Nov 19, 2014, 10:00 ET "Exposure" Named 2014 Word of the Year by Dictionary.com

 In 2014, the Ebola virus, police brutality and domestic violence, as well as hackers stealing the personal information of millions dominated...


Nov 06, 2013, 08:00 ET The perfect word is just a click away with Dictionary.com's major thesaurus release

 Dictionary.com, the leader in online word discovery resources, announced today that it has revamped its thesaurus to include over 1,000 modern...


Sep 03, 2013, 08:00 ET Dictionary.com Offers Students Superior Command of Language in Fall 2013

Dictionary.com (www.dictionary.com), the leader in online word discovery resources, is sending students back to school this fall with a superior...


Aug 13, 2013, 08:00 ET Read Younger, Get Smarter: Dictionary.com Learning to Read App Series for Kids

Dictionary.com, the leader in online word-discovery resources, today announced the release of a series of word-learning apps for kids age 3-6. With...


Apr 10, 2013, 08:00 ET Dictionary.com for iPhone and Android to Inspire Future Innovators in a Connected World

 Today Dictionary.com (www.dictionary.com), the preferred online and mobile dictionary for students of all ages, announces the newest versions...


Mar 26, 2013, 08:00 ET Dictionary.com Breathes New Life into an Old Friend with "Thesaurus Rex"

Today Dictionary.com (www.dictionary.com), the preferred online and mobiledictionary for students and professionals, announced the release of...


Mar 11, 2013, 08:00 ET Dictionary.com Brings Word Discovery to BlackBerry PlayBook and BlackBerry 10 Smartphones

 Today Dictionary.com (www.dictionary.com), the preferred online and mobile dictionary for students and professionals, announced the...


Jan 22, 2013, 08:00 ET Dictionary.com App Makes the GRE...Fun?

 Today Dictionary.com (www.dictionary.com), the preferred online and mobile dictionary for students of all ages, announced that its new GRE...


Nov 19, 2012, 11:00 ET Dictionary.com Selects "Bluster" as 2012 Word of the Year

 Today Dictionary.com (www.dictionary.com), the preferred online and mobile dictionary for students of all ages, announced it has chosen...


Sep 11, 2012, 09:00 ET Dictionary.com Puts Learning Power in Students' Hands for Fall 2012

 Today Dictionary.com (www.dictionary.com), the preferred online and mobile word learning destination for students of all ages,...


May 14, 2012, 08:00 ET Dictionary.com App Hits 50M Downloads, Making it One of the Most Popular Apps Available

 Today Dictionary.com (www.dictionary.com), the preferred online and mobile dictionary for students of all ages, announced the...


Feb 06, 2012, 09:00 ET Dictionary.com Launches Writing Dynamo: Supercharge Your Writing, Achieve Your Goals

 Today Dictionary.com (www.dictionary.com), the preferred online and mobile dictionary for students of all ages, announced the release of...


Nov 30, 2011, 10:00 ET Dictionary.com Selects "Tergiversate" as 2011 Word of the Year

Today Dictionary.com (www.dictionary.com), the preferred online and mobile dictionary for students of all ages, announced it has chosen...


Sep 26, 2011, 06:00 ET Dictionary.com API Powers BOGGLE for iPad and Windows Phone 7 App

Today Dictionary.com (www.dictionary.com), the leading online and mobile dictionary, announced that its API (developer.dictionary.com) now powers...


Sep 07, 2011, 13:33 ET Dictionary.com Supercharges e-Learning with Word Dynamo

Today Dictionary.com (www.dictionary.com), the preferred online and mobile dictionary for students of all ages, announced the release of Word...