Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus
The Merriam-Webster company located in the heart of Springfield, Massachusetts is known to be one of the most prestigious American companies when it comes to publishing academic reference books such as the dictionary and the thesaurus.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary has remained a great academic tool for centuries. Merriam-Webster went online for the first time in 1996 with the launch of its first website which gave scholars from different parts of the world the opportunity to search for an unlimited variety of information on a wide range of topics through the Merriam-Webster dictionary and thesaurus. Other online learning dictionaries published by Merriam-Webster are; English usage, geography, synonyms, biography, proper nouns, sports terms, medical terms, Spanish/English, Slang, etc.
There are still several other non-dictionary publications such as; Collegiate Thesaurus, Secretarial Handbook, Manual for Writers and Editors, Collegiate Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia of Literature, as well as the Encyclopedia of World Religion. As of 2007, Merriam-Webster partnered with the mobile information provider, AskMeNow to launch its mobile dictionary and thesaurus which enable users get definitions, synonyms and spellings through text messages.
There is equally a wiki service known as Merriam-Webster word of the day and open dictionary which allows subscribers to upload their own words and meanings. With the Merriam-Webster dictionary and thesaurus, one can learn any term easily, irrespective of its country of origin.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary and thesaurus uses some unique symbols to enable its users to learn to pronounce foreign words and terms the same way indigenes of the countries where such words and terms originated pronounce them. For over 150 years, Merriam-Webster has remained America’s frontline provider of language information. All products and services from Merriam-Webster, both in print and online have the backing of the largest number of professional and veteran dictionary editors and writers in the world. These products and services can be accessed at: http://www.merriam-webster.com/info/index.htm.