Merriam-Webster dictionaries

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. Each Merriam-Webster dictionary is the product of extensive research and painstaking writing and editing conducted by the largest group of full-time lexicographers in North America. Today, the company continues as the leader in language reference publishing−with bestselling reference books and electronic references, popular Web sites and a range of licensed products.



5-star review of Merriam-Webster’s Medical Dictionary app by Nursing Standard

This medical dictionary database of more than 39,000 entries covers brand names as well as the generic equivalents of common medications. Developed by the Paragon Software Group and now available in a new version, this app’s full text search feature allows users to look up words more effi ciently. The ‘Did you mean…?’ function helps search queries where an incorrect word form or misspelling has been entered. The app has been optimised to support the latest iOS 8 devices. Users can look up words in any grammatical form on any web page within Safari, without leaving the site. It uses the new extensions feature of iOS 8, which allows apps to talk to each other. Highlight a word, click the ‘share’ button, and the searched word is displayed on a pop-up screen. It makes for speedy learning and understanding, without having to leave the site or close applications, other sites or browsers.