Merriam-Webster Brand Guidelines
Thank you for using the Merriam-Webster API. By using our API, you have chosen to share content from America's most useful and respected dictionary. When Merriam-Webster content is displayed on your application, you must follow the guidelines below.
Using the Merriam-Webster logo
- All applications using the Merriam-Webster API must feature the Merriam-Webster logo.
- You are not allowed to edit or modify the Merriam-Webster logo.
- The logo is approved for use in the following sizes:
- 50px X 50px
- 100px X 100px
- 125px X 125px
- Whichever image is downloaded, please be sure to keep the "®" (registration symbol) visible and on the bottom/right of the logo.
- If you need assistance with the Merriam-Webster logo, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The official colors of the Merriam-Webster Logo are red (R:215 G:25 B:32 or #D71920) ring(s), white circle, and blue (R:0 G:73 B:144 or #004990) type. Black, grayscale, or lineart versions of our logos may be also used. Contact us (as mentioned above) if alternate colors are needed.
- To use the Merriam-Webster logo on a web page, download the appropriate ".png" image file.
Using the Merriam-Webster Brand Name
When referring to our company name, please use "Merriam-Webster Inc.”. You may also use "Merriam-Webster's" (not "Webster's") when the possessive is used to modify the following product name. Please note that "Merriam-Webster Inc." does not use a comma. If using "Merriam-Webster, Incorporated" one would use a comma. Always use a hyphen between "Merriam" and "Webster" as in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary.
Using Merriam-Webster API Product Titles
- Merriam-Webster product titles should be written out in full, including "Merriam-Webster's" which is part of most titles. Please refer to our API Product Descriptions for a API's full and proper title.
- When using the word "Collegiate," add a superscript registration symbol directly after the word. (example: "Collegiate®") It is only necessary to use the registration symbol the first time "Collegiate" is used on each page.