What's New

* Completely redesigned user experience for quick navigation
* New camera search feature looks up words in your camera's viewfinder
* Share word definitions via installed apps on your device
* Fun ‘Word of the Day’ feature
* Performance improvements

App Description

The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary contains an incredible one-third of the coverage of the 20-volume 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.

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 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. It has been fully updated with 2,500 new words and meanings based on ongoing research at Oxford Dictionaries and the Oxford English Corpus.

This is a mobile dictionary with content from Oxford University Press and advanced search and language tools that have become the staple of quality language apps from MobiSystems.

SEARCH TOOLS – effortlessly find words using a clear, functional, and easy-to-use interface. The integrated search tools activate automatically the moment you start typing:
* Search autocomplete helps find words quickly by displaying predictions as you type
* Keyword lookup allows you to search within compound words and phrases
* An automatic ‘Fuzzy filter’ to correct word spelling, as well as ‘Wild card’ ('*' or '?') to replace a letter or entire parts of a word
* Camera search looks up words in the camera viewfinder and displays results

LEARNING TOOLS – engaging features that help you further enhance your vocabulary:
* ‘Favorites’ feature to create custom folders with lists of words from the extensive library
* ‘Recent’ list to help you easily review looked-up words
* ‘Word of the day’ section to help expand your vocabulary every day

IMPORTANT NOTE FROM THE DEVELOPERS:
If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions please contact us directly at [email protected]

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • July 31, 2013 Initial release
  • August 13, 2013 Price decrease: $29.99 -> $9.99
  • August 15, 2013 Price increase: $9.99 -> $29.99
  • December 02, 2013 Price increase: $29.99 -> $59.99
  • December 05, 2013 Price decrease: $59.99 -> $29.99
  • April 19, 2014 Price decrease: $29.99 -> $2.99
  • April 22, 2014 Price increase: $2.99 -> $29.99
  • May 02, 2014 Price decrease: $29.99 -> $4.99
  • May 14, 2014 Price increase: $4.99 -> $29.99
  • November 26, 2014 New version 6.1.4
  • December 16, 2014 Price decrease: $29.99 -> $2.99
  • December 17, 2014 Price increase: $2.99 -> $29.99
  • January 08, 2015 New version 6.2
  • July 30, 2015 New version 8.1