What's New

Gameplay and UX improvements
Bug fixes

App 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 and synonyms whether or not you’re connected. You will need a connection to view illustrations, hear audio pronunciations, and use voice search.

Selected as a "Best New App" by iTunes.

Features:

* No ads
* Full Thesaurus: more than 200,000 word choices, examples, and explanations
* 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, with optional push notifications
* 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
* Apple Watch Extension: See Word of the Day, look up words with voice search, and keep track of your favorites from your watch
* Premium Content: over 1000 graphical illustrations, and over 20,000 additional entries covering people, places, and foreign terms


Please click the link to the Application License Agreement, below, which includes our App Privacy Policy.

iPhone Screenshots

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Apple Watch Screenshots

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App Changes

  • January 27, 2012 Price increase: $2.99 -> $3.99
  • April 03, 2012 New version 1.2.1
  • September 07, 2012 New version 2.0
  • November 01, 2012 New version 2.1
  • December 10, 2013 New version 2.3
  • December 20, 2013 New version 3.0
  • January 07, 2014 New version 3.0.1
  • September 16, 2014 New version 3.1
  • September 25, 2014 New version 3.1.2
  • April 14, 2015 New version 3.2
  • June 17, 2015 New version 3.3
  • July 18, 2015 New version 3.3.1
  • September 19, 2015 New version 3.3.2
  • December 14, 2015 New version 3.4
  • January 16, 2016 New version 3.4.1

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