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No other dictionary matches M-W's accuracy and scholarship in defining word meanings. Our pronunciation help, synonyms, usage and grammar tips set the standard.

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  • Dictionary Definitions in office actions
    I think I end up with a PDF saved from (since it's easy to cite vs. a hard copy dictionary) more often than anything else, but it's not a super strong preference. - Source: Reddit / 18 days ago
  • In your opinion, is this transphobic?
    1 -, definition 1 b. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • What’s the historical reason for using dashes (-) in domain names? I haven’t seen any other country do that (i.e Found this picture online which also uses dashes in street names, ate the reasons related?
    Also your German example is one that has a hyphen in a brand name, same as or in English, so nothing special. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • How to improve grammar for native English speakers?
    The best way to improve your vocabulary is to read more. Read good-quality material (classic novels and quality newspapers, not social media or tabloids). Whenever you encounter a word you don't know, look it up in a dictionary and note what it means in the context of what you are reading. (Don't just Google it as you can't be sure that what you find is true.) If you don't own a dictionary, then... - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Do you consider HTML as a programming language?
    : a system (such as HTML or SGML) for marking or tagging a document that indicates its logical structure (such as paragraphs) and gives instructions for its layout on the page especially for electronic transmission and display (source - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • “You see here a scroll labeled SNICKERSNEE.”
    "snickersnee" is in the dictionary as the OP shows. The one at describes it as a large knife, derived from "snick or snee" (which seems to be the anglicization of a Dutch phrase) as a description of thrust and parry fighting. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Is English "black" related to French "blanc"?
    I tend to go to for my basic etymological knowledge, and I am perhaps not the expert to interpret what I found there, but it does seem to point to some sort of relationship:. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • iOS 15 has been installed on nearly 60% of devices within 80 days of its release
    I'm sure y'all know that Safari can put weblinks onto the home screen. The kicker is that on iOS "15.newestwhatever" if you open up a webpage that way and there is a need to input text, the keyboard won't pop up. I'm used to using this way, but that's a no on iOS 15. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Are dialects and accents the same thing?
    I don't agree with this second set of definitions, and neither does, but I met many people who think this way (and it turns out that this is more or less the way Scandinavians are wired to think). This may be where a confusion comes from. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • We're halfway there, stay strong. Don't edge or look at porn, those are the most common reasons for losing.
    I did not learn that on though! Knock it off with the acronyms, NNN people! - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Gun enthusiasts who correct errors are more annoying than the people who make the errors
    I looked at 2 of the biggest online dictionaries, and Both of these dictionaries place semi auto only rifles into the class of assault rifle as well. Do you disagree with their definitions? - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • HMFT after we decimate our lower backs
    Here's a picture of the multiple definitions. I put a red box around the relevant one in case you can't find it yourself. This is from So go argue with them. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • I'm surrounded by hirquitickes
    If anyone is interested hearing about more rare but useful words I'll make this a daily thing. Also, is awesome, they have quizzes and interesting articles. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • They hosted a Kensington [party]. 1910's, 1920's US.
    I see that has that but I can't see anything about etymology or citations. Can anyone post the whole thing? What's the origin? When were they common? - Source: Reddit / about 2 years ago
  • Stephen Harper warns gulf between privileged and working classes needs to be addressed
    It looks to me like people are incorrectly using the term gaslighting based off the the definitons in, and so on. - Source: Reddit / about 2 years ago

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