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Merriam-WebsterWebsite Name:
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Merriam-Webster Website Status History server report and response time

The above graph displays service status activity for over the last 10 automatic checks. The blue bar displays the response time, which is better when smaller. If no bar is displayed for a specific time it means that the service was down and the site was offline.

Service Status History

DateTimePing Time DateTimePing Time
09:2413.69 ms. 
16:1020.14 ms.
22:1313.15 ms. 
03:3212.84 ms.
19:2412.95 ms. 
13:4014.05 ms.
15:4812.9 ms. 
12:4314.48 ms.
16:2520.3 ms. 
05:3013.92 ms. 

* Times displayed are PT, Pacific Time (UTC/GMT 0)  |  Current server time is 14:46

We have tried pinging Merriam-Webster website using our server and the website returned the above results. If is down for us too there is nothing you can do except waiting. Probably the server is overloaded, down or unreachable because of a network problem, outage or a website maintenance is in progress...

Can't Access Merriam-Webster - Troubleshooting Instructions

If the site is UP but you cant access the page, try one of the below solutions:

Browser Related Problems

Force a full refresh for the site. This can be achieved by pressing CTRL + F5 keys at the same time on your favourite browser (Firefox, Chrome, Explorer, etc.)

Clear the temporary cache and cookies on your browser to make sure that you have the most recent version of the web page. For instructions choose your browser :

Fix DNS Problems

A Domain Name System (DNS) allows a site IP address (192.168.x.x) to be identified with words (*.com) in order to be remembered more easily, like a phonebook for websites. This service is usually provided by your ISP.

Clear your local DNS cache to make sure that you grab the most recent cache that your ISP has. For Windows - (Start > Command Prompt > type "ipconfig /flushdns" and hit enter). For details choose your operating system :

If you can access a website at office or from a 3G network yet it's not working on your computer, it is a good idea to use an alternative DNS service other than your ISPs. OpenDNS or Google Public DNS are both excellent and free public DNS services.

Check our help page for step-by-step instructions on how to change your DNS.

Having Problems with Accessing
Len Cegielka · 10 February 2013 - 08:00
United Kingdom · Virgin Media

I cannot get the log-in page, let alone actually log in. 3 days now!

Grayson Bray Morris · 7 January 2013 - 01:50
Netherlands · Ziggo

Couldn't access the unabridged (subscriber) subdomain yesterday (, and it's still down now; the main site ( seems to be working.

Janet Naumann · 6 January 2013 - 18:29
United States · Midcontinent Communications

It has been down for several hours.

Michael Yang · 16 April 2012 - 01:23
Taiwan · CHTD, Chunghwa Telecom

This webpage is not available
The connection to was interrupted.
Here are some suggestions:
Reload this webpage later.
Check your Internet connection. Restart any router, modem, or other network devices you may be using.
Add Google Chrome as a permitted program in your firewall's or antivirus software's settings. If it is already a permitted program, try deleting it from the list of permitted programs and adding it again.
If you use a proxy server, check your proxy settings or contact your network administrator to make sure the proxy server is working. If you don't believe you should be using a proxy server, adjust your proxy settings: Go to the wrench menu > Settings > Under the Hood > Change proxy settings... > LAN Settings and deselect the "Use a proxy server for your LAN" checkbox.
Error 101 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_RESET): The connection was reset.

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