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About Merriam-Webster

For more than 180 years, in print and online, Merriam-Webster has been America's leading and most-trusted provider of language information.

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition

When language raises the question of meaning, people turn to Merriam-Webster.

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  • All Merriam-Webster products and services are backed by the largest team of professional dictionary editors and writers in America, and one of the largest in the world.
  • In addition to its award-winning dictionary site, the company offers a diverse array of print and digital language references, including Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary selling more than 60 million copies since its initial publication in 1898.

Our Educational Outreach and Support

As America’s most trusted authority on language, Merriam-Webster works with various schools, libraries, bookstores, and prominent partners, to promote literacy and the love of language to both English speakers and English learners throughout the world. Merriam-Webster brings language to life though sponsorships, speaking engagements, and participation at various educational events.

Merriam-Webster is a proud sponsor of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, donating both professional expertise and major prizes on both local and national levels, the North American School SCRABBLE Championship, and other literacy efforts each year.

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