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Word of the Day Holiday Poem Contest

The end of the year is almost here, and we’d like to celebrate by inviting you to write a poem inspired by our Word of the Day site.

Prize: The winner will receive a $100 global Virtual Visa gift card. Runners-up (those are the top people whose poems we like but who do not write the one winning poem) will receive $25 global Virtual Visa gift cards. Winning poems will also be published on our site, We will announce the winners on Friday, December 23.

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Introducing the Basic+ Word of the Day!

Dear Word of the Day readers,

We wanted to let you know that on Monday we launched the Basic+ Word of the Day. The Word of the Day you have been receiving will not change, but to keep things clear, we will now call it the Intermediate+ Word of the Day (yes, we know many of you are advanced; we chose this name because our goal with this Word of the Day is to write content that intermediate users can understand, even though there should always be plenty for advanced speakers of English to learn as well).

The new Basic+ Word of the Day is for people who are learning the foundations of English. Even if you are a more advanced learner, you might enjoy the videos we post, so check it out! To sign up for daily emails for the Basic+ Word of the Day, use the form on the right side of our Word of the Day site. And please, tell your friends! We have big plans for more Word of the Day content at all levels, but we can achieve our goals only with your help.

Thank you for your continued support!


The WordReference Word of the Day Team

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A Note From WordReference

Dear Word of the Day subscribers, In an effort to improve Word of the Day so we will be able to continue funding it for years to come, we are moving to the platform that WordReference knows best: a website. Our new home is During the transition, your daily email will probably be a snippet (snippet means ‘a little piece or fragment of something’) of the Word of the Day text, and you will be able to click a link to be taken to our new Word of the Day site and read the full article. In the beginning, […]

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A note from WordReference

Word of the Day December 18, 2015 Word of the Day Suspended for the Holidays¬† As the end of the year approaches, we wanted to thank you for reading Word of the Day! We are excited about this new project and are very grateful for your support. We hope you will enjoy the holidays with your families and that past Words of the Day will come in handy if you have the opportunity to speak English. Meanwhile, we will be taking a short break from Word of the Day while we work out some technical issues. In late January, we […]

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