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How do you cite the Merriam-Webster Dictionary in MLA?

How do you cite the Merriam-Webster Dictionary in MLA?

Citing the Dictionary and Other Online Sources

  1. headword of the entry cited (in quotes)
  2. title of the source (in italics)
  3. date the dictionary or thesaurus was published, posted, or revised (Use the copyright date noted at the bottom of this and every page of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.)

Do I need to cite the Merriam-Webster?

If you are creating an in-text citation for a dictionary entry, you would follow APA’s standard in-text citation guidelines of including the first part of the reference and the year. For example, your in-text citations might look like this: (Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 1999) or (Onomatopoeia, n.d.).

How do I cite an online dictionary in MLA format?

Encyclopedia or Dictionary From a Website – Known Author Author’s Last Name, First Name. “Title of Entry.” Title of Encyclopedia or Dictionary, Publication or Update Date, URL. Accessed Day Month Year site was visited. McLean, Steve.

Who wrote the Merriam Webster Dictionary?

Noah Webster
Noah Webster (1758–1843), the author of the readers and spelling books which dominated the American market at the time, spent decades of research in compiling his dictionaries. His first dictionary, A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language, appeared in 1806.

Who published Merriam-Webster dictionary?

Merriam-Webster dictionary, any of various lexicographic works published by the G. & C. Merriam Co. —renamed Merriam-Webster, Incorporated, in 1982—which is located in Springfield, Massachusetts, and which since 1964 has been a subsidiary of Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.

Is Merriam-Webster English dictionary?

In addition to dictionaries and thesauruses in a wide assortment of sizes and formats, its publishing program now includes such highly acclaimed titles as: Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of English Usage, Merriam-Webster’s Geographical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster’s Manual for Writers and Editors.

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