We are sorry to announce that Word Central will be closing as of June 30th.

Definitions for Kids can be found below the main definitions on our free site, Merriam-Webster.com, such as here at love.

Plus check out our vocabulary resources for kids, including our Words of the Week, modeled on the popular Buzzwords feature!

We'd love to stay in touch! If you're an adult and you'd like to give us feedback or find out more about our upcoming parent/educator-focused newsletter, head over to our open survey.

Content from all our student dictionaries is also available for licensing at dictionaryapi.com.

Thank you for using Word Central!


Welcome to the new Merriam-Webster's Word Central now reprogrammed for superior word power and language fun.

Introducing…Alpha-bot! The word-spelling robot hosts the latest amazing word game and challenges spellers of all ages.

Greetings younger humanoids!


Please follow these word-to-word trajectories for the ultimate Word Central experience:

  • Test your verbal sensors with two great games—Robo-Bee and BIGbot
  • Share your own word creations and definitions at the turbo-charged Build Your Own Dictionary
  • Give your vocabulary a growth spurt with Merriam-Webster's Online Student Thesaurus

. . . and once you've examined the nuts and bolts of our new design and content, tell us what you think!