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Merriam-Webster Inc. acquired the rights to revise and publish Noah Webster's dictionaries in 1843. Since then, Merriam-Webster has maintained an ongoing commitment to innovation, scholarship, and love of language. Today, the company continues as the leader in both print and electronic language reference publishing with reference products, learning tools, and word games.
2013 marks the 56th year of Merriam-Webster's participation in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The Bee's official dictionary, Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged, © 2002, is available in bookstores and online at www.Merriam-WebsterUnabridged.com.
Our free online dictionary is just the beginning—you'll also find audio pronunciations, word games, an open-source dictionary, and more. Also available for word-lovers:
About The E.W. Scripps Company
The E.W. Scripps Company is a diverse, 133-year-old media enterprise with interests in television stations, newspapers, local news and information Web sites, and syndication of news features and comics. For a full listing of Scripps media companies and their associated Web sites, visit http://www.scripps.com/.