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About Merriam-Webster

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.

2015 marks the 58th 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, Ask the Editor videos, and more. Also available for word-lovers:

  • Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day—a free, daily e-mail
  • Merriam-Webster's online student dictionary at www.WordCentral.com
  • Merriam-Webster Unabridged–a new site featuring updated vocabulary, expanded content, and new features at www.Merriam-WebsterUnabridged.com

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The E.W. Scripps Company www.scripps.com/ serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, print and digital media brands. Scripps owns 21 local television stations as well as daily newspapers in 13 markets across the United States. It also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses including online multi-source video news provider Newsy. Scripps also produces television programming, runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and serves as the long-time steward of one of the nation’s longest-running and most successful educational programs, Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1879, Scripps is focused on the stories of tomorrow.