National Dictionary Day 2017

Reason to celebrate: October 16, 2017 is National Dictionary Day.

Dictionary Day

A day for lexicographers anywhere, Dictionary Day started to commemorate the accomplishments and contributions of Noah Webster-- the father of the modern thesaurus. Why not take the opportunity to learn some brand-new words?

UIS celebrates National Dictionary Day
UIS celebrates National Dictionary Day

On Oct. 16, in honor of National Dictionary Day, Union Intermediate School held its first annual vocabulary parade. The parade followed a three-week dictionary skills unit by Mrs. Caren Long in the media center. Mrs. Long read the fabulously creative ...

In Celebration of International Dictionary Day: 13 New and Revised Indigenous ...
In Celebration of International Dictionary Day: 13 New and Revised Indigenous ...

This day was established in tribute to the famous American dictionary writer, Noah Webster, who was born on 16 October 1758. He is heralded as the father of the modern dictionary. The South African National Lexicography Units, one for every official ...

Dictionary Day: F-bomb and beyond
Dictionary Day: F-bomb and beyond

From her porch on a residential street in Collingswood, Kory Stamper mulled the f-bomb. She studied its context. She researched its origin and uses. Finally, Stamper meticulously crafted the definition that will live on in Merriam-Webster's print and ...

Dictionary.com launches new app for word nerds
Dictionary.com launches new app for word nerds

But Dictionary.com is working hard to prove that not all dictionary apps are created equal. The service, which originally launched in 1995, is celebrating Dictionary Day this year by giving its iPhone app a massive overhaul. Possibly the new feature ...

Lexicographers love National Dictionary Day
Lexicographers love National Dictionary Day

"Young people invent words all the time," said John Morse, the president of Merriam-Webster, the publishing company that printed the first American dictionary in 1828. Today is National Dictionary Day, when America honors the birthday of Noah Webster ...

​Calendar: Week of October 12
​Calendar: Week of October 12

Friday is National Dictionary Day, celebrating the 257th birthday of Noah Webster, the compiler of what is widely-regarded as America's first dictionary. Happy 100th birthday, crossword puzzle! ("Sunday Morning," 12/15/13); Download the "Sunday Morning ...

October 16, 2017 is also Boss' Day, Get Smart About Credit Day, Feral Cat Day, Steve Jobs Day