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

spell–checker

noun

Simple Definition of spell–checker

  • : a computer program that finds and corrects misspelled words in documents, e-mail, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of spell–checker

  1. :  a computer program that identifies possible misspellings in a block of text by comparing the text with a database of accepted spellings —called also spell-check, spelling checker

spell–check

play \ˈspel-ˌchek\ verb

1980

First Known Use of spell–checker

1980


SPELL–CHECKER Defined for Kids

spell–checker

noun spell–check·er \ˈspel-ˌche-kər\

Definition of spell–checker for Students

  1. :  a computer program that shows the user any words that might be incorrectly spelled




Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

of, relating to, or near a shore

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?

interruption torrent rebellion 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