Answered By: Ann Hyland
Last Updated: Jul 02, 2015     Views: 3

The best way to cite it in-text is to use the Merriam-Webster suggestion of using the word that you are defining as the title in quotations.

Example:

According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, a hacker is someone who gains access to computers secretly to cause damage ("hacker").

For more on how to cite the dictionary in your reference or works cited page, please see the Merriam-Webster Help page.