Template:R:Merriam-Webster Online

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R:Merriam-Webster Online” in the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1996–.


Usage[edit]

This template may be used in "References" and "Further reading" sections, and on talk pages, to provide a citation to the Merriam-Webster Online ("MW Online") website.

Parameters[edit]

  • |1= or |entry= – the name of the entry on MW Online. If this parameter is not stated, the name of the Wiktionary entry is used.
  • |2= or |url= – if the default URL is not linking to the correct webpage, use this parameter to indicate the URL of the MW Online webpage to be linked to.
  • |3= or |accessdate= – The date on which MW Online was accessed. Use either of these date formats: 1 January 2017 or January 1, 2017.
  • |source= – use |source=1 or |source=yes to display the source relied on by MW Online: Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (11th edition, 2003).
  • |4= or |passage= – a passage quoted from MW Online.
  • |nodot= – by default, the template adds a full stop (period) at the end of the citation. To suppress this punctuation, use |nodot=1 or |nodot=yes.

Examples[edit]

  • Wikitext: {{R:Merriam-Webster Online}} (assuming the template is used on the quahog page)
  • Result: “quahog” in the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1996–.
  • Wikitext: {{R:Merriam-Webster Online|entry=Kung|accessdate=1 January 2017}}
  • Result: “Kung” in the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1996–, retrieved 1 January 2017.