Britannica Merriam-Webster

The perfect online dictionary

The iconic Merriam-Webster has been reinvented as a comprehensive online dictionary for today’s student.

Merriam-Webster Unabridged online dictionary provides wide-ranging language support. In addition to the meanings of words, it shows their etymology and allows advanced search features, including searching by definition, function and date.

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Building vocabulary

The online dictionary gives students the ability to search using partial definitions and keywords, enabling them to reverse lookup words to build their vocabulary. For those new to a subject area, the dictionary is a useful jargon-buster, helping them to quickly look up and understand new terms.

English as a second language

For those learning English as a second language (ESL), the online dictionary provides support in the form of audio pronunciations, example phrases and a thesaurus.

Support materials

A wide range of support materials, including ask the editor, editors’ blog posts about language and lists of recent additions, provide students with a deep and engaging language resource.