What's New

Added word list to the home screen.

App Description

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Based on the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary, the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary contains an incredible one-third of the coverage of the Oxford English Dictionary and includes all words in current English from 1700 to the present day, plus the vocabulary of Shakespeare, the Bible and other major works in English from before 1700.
Readership: Scholars, researchers, and anyone with a serious interest in, and love for, the English language. With new coverage of global English, as well as slang, dialect, technical, historical, and literary terms, and rare and obsolete words, the Sixth Edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary allows the general reader access to an unparalleled level of scholarship, as well as being an essential tool for academics and researchers.

Over 600,000 words, phrases and definitions
•Contains more than 600,000 words, phrases, and definitions, with coverage of language from the entire English-speaking world, from North America and the UK to South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and the Caribbean
•Fully updated with 2,500 new words and meanings based on the ongoing research programme of Oxford Dictionaries and the Oxford English Corpus
•Contains all the vocabulary current in general English from 1700 to the present day, as well as earlier major literary works, including Shakespeare, Milton's poetry, the Authorized Version of the Bible, and Spenser's Faerie Queene
•Excellent coverage of all types of English encompassing slang, dialect words, technical, historical, and literary terms, and rare and obsolete words
•Contains over 80,000 quotations illustrating words in use throughout the centuries and thousands of newly discovered antedatings based on the ongoing research for the OED
•A never-before-published, introductory essay by the eminent language commentator David Crystal on the History of English provides a stimulating insight into the development of the English language

A SEARCH TOOL

Featuring search autocomplete to help you find words quickly by displaying predictions similar to the terms you're typing. You also get enhanced search extras including:

• A quick search of words while you type
• A 'fuzzy filter' when you are not sure of the correct spelling of a word
• A 'keyword' search for finding key words within compound words
• A wild card search function (*) which can replace a letter or entire parts of a word

A LEARNING TOOL

Including a number of features that help you further enhance your vocabulary:

• A 'Favorites' feature to create custom folders with lists of words from the extensive library, including cross-curriculum words
• History list to help you easily review looked-up words
• Discover more about language with the special language notes
• See words in context with example sentences

A mobile dictionary application from MobiSystems with content from Oxford University Press.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • January 08, 2015 New version 6.2
  • December 17, 2014 Price increase: $2.99 -> $29.99
  • December 16, 2014 Price decrease: $29.99 -> $2.99
  • November 26, 2014 New version 6.1.4
  • May 14, 2014 Price increase: $4.99 -> $29.99
  • May 02, 2014 Price decrease: $29.99 -> $4.99
  • April 22, 2014 Price increase: $2.99 -> $29.99
  • April 19, 2014 Price decrease: $29.99 -> $2.99
  • December 05, 2013 Price decrease: $59.99 -> $29.99
  • December 02, 2013 Price increase: $29.99 -> $59.99
  • August 15, 2013 Price increase: $9.99 -> $29.99
  • August 13, 2013 Price decrease: $29.99 -> $9.99
  • July 31, 2013 Initial release