About Us

Company Overview

Dictionary.com, an IAC (NASDAQ; IACI) company, is the world’s leading, definitive online and mobile resource for everything word related. We provide over 50 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 professional, social and academic lives with the ability to accurately define, pronounce and apply words in the moment.

Dictionary.com is not simply a dictionary. We are also home to the leading online thesaurus, Word Dynamo and Writing Dynamo, resources that help millions of writers and students every month, and an engaging social destination that attracts word lovers with our dynamic blog, word games and crossword solvers.

The Dictionary.com team

Quick Facts

  • 50 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” - our most looked-up word - 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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