America’s Oldest Dictionary Company Buys Word Game App ‘Quordle’ – Review Geek

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Phrase sport Quordle has discovered a house acceptable to its theme—Merriam-Webster, writer of Webster’s Dictionary. The Wordle clone now includes a Merriam-Webster brand on the high of its net interface, and its web site now redirects to the merriam-webster.com area.
Neither firm made a lot hype concerning the acquisition. The one indication of the sale (in addition to the emblem and web site location) is a word within the sport’s tutorial part. “I’m delighted to announce that Quordle was acquired by Merriam-Webster! I can’t consider a greater house for this sport. Numerous new options and enjoyable to come back, so keep tuned!,” writes Quordle creator Freddie Meyer.

Webster’s Dictionary was first printed in 1828 by American lexicographer Noah Webster. Nonetheless, that wasn’t the primary dictionary he printed. That was A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language, printed in 1806. Because the publication of its first dictionary, Merriam-Webster (based in 1831) has printed scores of dictionaries and different reference books. The very time period “Webster’s” is now synonymous with dictionaries.
Merriam-Webster was additionally among the many first providers to go surfing. In 1996 the corporate launched free entry to its whole dictionary and thesaurus at no cost on the identical area that now hosts Quordle.
Sources: TechCrunch, Engadget