Happy Dictionary Day! (October 16, 2018!) On this date in 1758, Noah Webster was born. He is considered the Father of the American Dictionary. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary adds hundreds of words each year to the dictionary, let's see if you know some of the newest additions! 1. Have ONE person from your table group the activity. 2. Using the feature, drag the definitions (navy) to their words (green). 3. Pick your favorite word and your table group reading the word and what you think the definition is. 4.