About Us

Dictionary.com – Bringing Words to Life!

Dictionary.com, an IAC (NASDAQ; IACI) company, is the world’s leading, definitive online and mobile resource for everything word related. We provide over 70 million global monthly users with reliable access to millions of definitions, synonyms, audio pronunciations, example sentences, translations and spelling help through our services at Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com and Reference.com.  Our leading mobile applications for reference and education have been downloaded more than 80 million times.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to delight and inspire anyone using the English language by being the most innovative and comprehensive digital source for everything related to words. We provide resources that enhance people’s lives, whether while working, doing homework or playing Scrabble, with the ability to accurately define, pronounce and apply words in the moment.

Dictionary.com is not simply a dictionary—we want to bring words to life for our users. We are home to Thesaurus.com, the leading online thesaurus, and Word Dynamo, both of which help millions of writers and students every month. Our Word of the Day reaches over 19 million people every day via email, mobile and social. We also host the popular Dictionary.com blog, word games, crossword solvers and more.

Our Values

  1. Do the Right Thing. Integrity and trust are essential to how we work.
  2. Be Bold. Innovation and smart risk taking are rewarded.
  3. You Shine, I Shine. Teamwork, transparency and excellence are fundamental to our culture.
  4. Respect. We assume the best, support work-life balance and foster an environment of acceptance.

The Dictionary.com team

Quick Facts

  • 70 million monthly users worldwide
  • 80 million mobile Dictionary.com downloads
  • 3.6 billion words searched annually
  • 19 million daily Word of the Day followers
  • 500,000 followers across Facebook, G+ and Twitter
  • 900,000 searches each year for the word “irony” — one of our most looked-up words — over 100 times an hour!

The Company

  • Dictionary.com was launched in 1995, under the name of Lexico Publishing, LLC and was acquired by IAC in 2008. Today, it is the most visited, most trusted online dictionary.
  • Located in Oakland, CA
  • A part of the IAC Corporation
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