Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Merriam-Webster Dictionary for Pc

  • Category: Reference
  • Last Updated: 2018-09-17
  • Current version: 4.5
  • File size: 193.91 MB
  • Developer: Merriam-Webster, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Merriam-Webster Dictionary on your Windows PC

Download Merriam-Webster Dictionary for Windows: Merriam-Webster Dictionary is an Reference App, developed by Merriam-Webster, Inc.. The Reference App was officially released 2010-12-14. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Merriam-Webster, Inc., with the latest current version being 4.5 which was officially released on 2018-09-17. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 26,484 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5.

Using Merriam-Webster Dictionary on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Merriam-Webster Dictionary on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use Merriam-Webster Dictionary for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Merriam-Webster Dictionary in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Merriam-Webster Dictionary application icon. A window of Merriam-Webster Dictionary will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Merriam-Webster Dictionary icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Developer Description

Get America’s most useful and respected dictionary, optimized for your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. This is the best iOS app for English language reference, education, and vocabulary building. And now we’ve added new word games! It’s never been more fun to learn new words and test your vocabulary for everyone from English learners to total word nerds. Hundreds of words to test your skills. Offline access: You’ll have complete access to definitions whether or not you’re connected. Features: * Universal App * New Vocabulary-Building Quizzes: fun, fast quizzes to learn new words or test your vocabulary * Voice Search: look up a word without having to spell it * Word of the Day: learn a new word every day. * Integrated Thesaurus: synonyms & antonyms are included with the dictionary * Example Sentences: understand how a word is used in context * Quick Definitions: perfect for on-the-go lookups * Audio Pronunciations: voiced by real English speakers, not text-to-speech robots * Favorite Words and Search History: Keep track of the words that are most important to you * Favorite Word syncing through iCloud: Share your favorites between devices * Apple Watch Extension: See Word of the Day, find watch-sized definitions with voice search, and keep track of your favorites from your watch Fully featured and absolutely free, this app is supported by ads. You can remove ads for $1.99 per year with an in-app purchase charged to your iTunes account. Prices vary by location. Your subscription will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of the subscription period. You can manage your subscription in your account settings. Terms of Use:

App Reviews

  • It can challenge me

    By Betsy from Salem
    I have an excellent vocabulary proven by many tests and games of this type. In one hour (while paying attention to the news) I played all three games and reached the top competency of all three as well as trying to score no mistakes in the least amount of time. I have had smart phones since they have been available and have resisted until now playing any without someone (my sister, usually) trying to talk me into it. The Mirriam Webster app games broke through my resistance. Even the “beyond difficulty” level is not impossibly difficult, but there are words and pictures (What is This?) and the True and False questions that I don’t know. That is where my fun comes from - learning something I hadn’t previously known. I also learned that some of the questions have rather nit-picky answers. Some of the questions require somewhat closer reading than I gave, sacrificing the closer reading for the sake of speedy answers. But, it is only a game played for my own amusement. I am not going to get my knickers in a twist if I am not perfect. Didn’t Watson prove superior to any human competitors? Isn’t that the point of AI? Scary, but true! Lizzibet
  • I can finally use a word in MY PERSONAL VOCABULARY

    By Amos139
    I love using this app...I always need a dictionary to look up descriptions...a small amount of big words are not used in MY dictionary due to my uncertainty of the correct use or meaning...there are of course many more uses of this app, but what I use it for, is to build my vocabulary...AND LEARN...every time I look up a word in this dictionary, I cant seem to do under 10 to where each word takes me...once the word is opened, you can tap on any number of other words in describing that such doing this, I am learning their description, their origins, their uses and their most amazing history in some cases...I love this app...the only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because if u misspell the word in the end, you don’t get anymore options for the word your looking for and/or if you use the wrong vowel and can’t figure it out, it’s a bust...if the can find a way to give you options of different ways to spelling what u might be looking for, then you’d get 5 ⭐️!, BUT GREAT APPLICATION AND DICTIONARY...IVE ALWAYS LOVED WEBSTERS DICTIONARIES!...thank you AmyB
  • Sigh... Well, I’m warming to it.

    By Connie D2
    This is a review of Version 4.3. Used to love it, now I hate it. It’s really pretty, but the print is so small and dim I can’t read it. I never had any problems with the previous version. Now it’s worthless to me. Guess I’ll try to reload the old iPad-only app. Update (and up to three stars from two): Okay, I just discovered you can "pinch" to enlarge the font, but then it doesn’t fit the screen and you have to slide it back and forth to read little bits of the entry at a time. It would be much better if, when resizing, the text would wrap around to fit the visible dimensions of the screen. Update 2 (up to four stars): Okay, I’m warming up to it. Another reviewer mentioned that they wished you could "back-arrow" to return to the home screen. I’ll admit that annoyed me as well, but the developer's response (swipe from the left side of the screen) solved that problem for me. And I like how you can now go back several days in case you missed the "Word of the Day." Still hope they fix the font size issue though.
  • Burtart1

    Being bilingual is a privilege. However being able to speak Spanish and English, the two most frequently used languages in the world today can also be challenging. Especially when you have grown and live in multicultural society. Speaking or writing both languages correctly is very important if you want to have good and clear communication. A decade ago one would need time and plenty of space to accommodate books, notes and a couple of dictionaries on ones desk to read, write and check your spelling. Correct pronunciation was a challenge by itself. Merriam Webster simplified it all with this app. Especially when the iPhone has become my personal desk. I do a lot of reading, research and writing in social media. I also have public speaking engagements where correct and proper grammar is important. This app has helped me accomplish it all, allowing me to express myself clearly to the world.
  • They broke something

    By BarelyGreen
    I have been using this app for years and always had the red title screen when I clicked it. After I looked up a word, I always would tap the back arrow to return to the initial screen. The back arrow is no longer there. I am disappointed and irritated. It changes the whole feel. Yes, there is a bar to go back to previously seen words, but I normally don't need to go back, as I have already seen that definition. Maybe they have a developer with a really poor memory. UPDATE: The developer responded that "You can still go back at anytime by swiping from the left side of the screen." My question is why they think that's good enough. There is no help in the app to tell you that. The FAQ on the m-w website doesn't mention it either. Do you expect your longtime users to read your minds? Just put it back, please. That made it obvious and intuitive, which are two important qualities in an app. MORE: Swiping from the left side worked a couple of times but is not working now.
  • What would I Do Without It

    By CriSalCos
    Once upon a time (last summer), I was attempting to teach my Boy Scout friends about the metric system's very small units like 'attoseconts' and 'femtometers' so I looked it up in this dictionary application that has helped me so many other times, and then... No Results. However, very recently I was looking up elements on the Periodic Table (after the very recent update) and when that popped up I was reminded of that summer. So I looked up many of the complex terms that weren't there before and practically all of them were there. I can't recall any word that was not listed in this dictionary. If you need a neatly-organized, free, dictionary or thesaurus, this is it. It also includes words of the day, vocabulary quizzes, recently searched words, and a speech function for hard to spell words. Pay a small cost for an add-free search.
  • I never paid for an ad free app

    By tammidoo
    I bought Webster ( this app) within the first week they came out (1990s?) I do not use it as much now, but in the beginning it was consistent. At that time ads didn’t bother my research and needing to spell correctly a priority. Word of the day is my favorite, never fails to be an icebreaker, a challenge to myself to find how many ways to use the word the same day, and a great learning game for my children in the long car ride home everyday. Webster dictionary has always been a part of my family since I was a child, I cannot imagine it not being in the future and growing with Technology of today. Thank you for all your hard work to keep something as simple as a dictionary still a available, updatable, and still interesting and free w/ads.
  • Pretty good

    By bwjunk
    One of the features I like the most is the oral annunciation that is provided with each word. I prefer to hear the word’s annunciation rather than sounding it out and assuming I’m right. I also like the word of the day feature. I do wish there was a ‘back’ button feature. You can use the ‘recent’ selection in the drop down menu but it is limited in its capability. A simple back arrow that is available on each page would drastically improve the UI/UX. Also not all words are treated the same. Many words have more descriptions, better examples, history etc. Some of that I believe can be attributed to the word itself, but some words like “festinate” still have slim to no definitions, synonyms, antonyms, examples etc. Overall it is pretty good and I would recommend it.
  • Need More Time for Challenge Quizzes

    By Lady.CF
    I like the app and I love playing the weekly challenge games. However, I am considering not renewing my subscription because you guys are stingy with the challenge games and it is annoying. 10 seconds to read the question, think, analyze, and select the correct answer? The short time is especially noticeable since some of the questions are as long as a paragraph, in addition to the fact that we have to sometimes scroll down to see all four answer options because they’re so long. 10 seconds is not enough time. Give a time of at least 15 seconds time for each quiz question in every game. Remember, some users use these weekly challenges as an opportunity to further familiarize themselves with obscure words. Make the learning process and information retention a friendlier interaction, not tedious and undermining to users.
  • Always Handy!!

    By Gamm68
    I create posts for business and personal use, and I love the ease of using this app! It is always handy, and I love that it goes in depth in definitions and also provides origins of the word. When I get stuck on a certain theme for a post I can always come back to the definition of the word I'm using and it helps to spur my mind into the creative process, especially when I am having to explain the similarities between two words / actions / thoughts that most people never connect. Even my kids will use this app when they need to while doing their homework. I love this at it will always be a keeper app on my phone!