Description
 
Get America’s most useful and respected dictionary, optimized for your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. This is the best iOS app for English language reference, education, and vocabulary building.

And now we’ve added new word games! It’s never been more fun to learn new words and test your vocabulary for everyone from English learners to total word nerds. Hundreds of words to test your skills.

Offline access: You’ll have complete access to definitions whether or not you’re connected.

Features:

* Universal App
* New Vocabulary-Building Quizzes: fun, fast quizzes to learn new words or test your vocabulary
* Voice Search: look up a word without having to spell it
* Word of the Day: learn a new word every day.
* Integrated Thesaurus: synonyms & antonyms are included with the dictionary
* Example Sentences: understand how a word is used in context
* Quick Definitions: perfect for on-the-go lookups
* Audio Pronunciations: voiced by real English speakers, not text-to-speech robots
* Favorite Words and Search History: Keep track of the words that are most important to you
* Favorite Word syncing through iCloud: Share your favorites between devices
* Apple Watch Extension: See Word of the Day, look up words with voice search, and keep track of your favorites from your watch


Fully featured and absolutely free, this app is supported by ads. You can remove ads for $1.99 per year with an in-app purchase. Prices vary by location. Your subscription will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of the subscription period. You can manage your subscription in your account settings.
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Version History:
Version: 3  (Dec, 2013 - Apr, 2014)   Show More
Version: 2  (Sep, 2012 - Dec, 2013)   Show More
Version: 1  (Dec, 2010 - Apr, 2012)   Show More
App Store Reviews
 
79c3ca57, 4 stars:

If I could give this a 4.9 I would, only because I think it needs a feature to randomly give you a word. But great app! I use it all the time!

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Mckenna546, 5 stars:

I needed this book for the hunger games! Thanks.....Merriam Webster ????

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None, 4 stars:

This is a great app; however, the only thing that prevents me from giving it 5 stars if the fact that I cannot alphabetized my 'Favorites' list.

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Bobbi808, 5 stars:

It's a blessing to have this dictionary at my fingertips. Thank you sooo much !!

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Official Team Members:

  • Glenn Marcus
    Glenn Marcus
    Developer , Designer , Icon Designer , Graphics Designer , Project Manager