Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

dot–com

play
noun, often attributive \ˈdät-ˌkäm\

Simple Definition of dot–com

  • : a company that sells its products or services only on the Internet

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dot–com

  1. :  a company that markets its products or services usually exclusively online via a Web site

Origin and Etymology of dot–com

from the use of .com in the URLs of such companies


First Known Use: 1994


Learn More about dot–com

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of dot–com


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up dot–com? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

mysterious, holy, or spiritual

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

lavender-fields-in-france

Which of these is a synonym of caesura?

torrent rebellion interruption megillah
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ