Merriam-Webster Announces Dictionary App For Windows 8

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Merriam-Webster announces that America's most trusted and useful dictionary is now available as a Windows Store app.

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"It's been a privilege to work with Microsoft for the launch of Windows 8," says John M. Morse, President and Publisher of Merriam-Webster. "For more than 200 years Merriam-Webster has delivered meaning through a wide range of media, and Windows 8 represents the next chapter."

"Our Dictionary app is enjoyed by tens of millions of people on iOS, Android, and Windows Phones," adds Gregory Barlow, Merriam-Webster's Senior Vice President. "We were excited to take what we've learned about apps and apply it to a beautiful new interface designed exclusively for Windows 8."

In addition to full access to all the definitions from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, the app offers an integrated thesaurus, 1,000 graphical illustrations, and 20,000 biographic and geographic entries. Additional features include audio pronunciations, example sentences, the popular Word of the Day, and recent look-up history. The app is the perfect tool for general reference, vocabulary building, and spelling guidance. For more information please visit the Windows Store.

"We're delighted to have this app in the store," said John Richards, senior director of Windows App Marketing at Microsoft Corp. "The Merriam-Webster dictionary is an iconic reference, and Windows 8 offers an exciting new way to use it."

Merriam-Webster Inc. For more than 150 years, in print and now online, Merriam-Webster has been America's leading and most-trusted provider of language information. Each month, our Web sites and mobile apps offer guidance to tens of millions of visitors. In print, our publications include Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary (among the best-selling books in American history) and newly published dictionaries for English-language learners. All Merriam-Webster products and services are backed by the largest team of professional dictionary editors and writers in America, and one of the largest in the world. For more information, please visit


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Merriam-Webster Inc.

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