Merriam-Webster Unabridged

The Perfect Resource for Those Looking to Expand Their Understanding of the English Language!

America’s largest, most comprehensive dictionary is reinvented for today’s librarian, teacher, and student. With updated information, new entries and usage content, a fresh modern layout, and exciting new features, Merriam-Webster Unabridged is an essential source of information on the English language.

Extensive and Trustworthy

Access more than 700,000 definitions, 477,000 words, 158,400 etymologies, and 119,500 quotations from well-known writers. Use the advanced search tool to gain exclusive access to recently collected citations from the Merriam-Webster citation files. Recently updated entries  appear in a variety of categories, including Food & Beverage, Health & Medicine, Internet, Law, Music, and Science.

Making Vocabulary Fun and Meaningful

New features include “Ask the Editor” videos, a blog, Top 10 Lists, Word of the Day, and Trend Watch. Features localized at the institutional level include vocabulary quizzes and Most Popular—the most frequently looked up words on a daily and weekly basis. A Thing About Words: The Blog offers weekly insight and observations about language from Merriam-Webster editors.

Awards And Accolades

“The #1 reference source for the Millennium”
Library Journal

“Merriam-Webster Unabridged is effortless to use and offers so much more than just meanings of words. It’s great to see the etymology of the word and its usage in context, not to mention the ease of searching itself. My patrons love it!”
Librarian, North Carolina Museum of Art

“Having an up-to-date dictionary available online to ensure consistent spelling and usage is indispensable in producing quality scholarship.”
Manager, Publications, Tulane Law School