What's New

This update is jam-packed with new features!

- We’ve introduced Shortcuts to the app, so you can quickly click a button to access all the best features, including our new and improved Word Puzzle game!


- Think you know ALL the definitions? Prove it with our new “Dictionary Shuffle” feature, which chooses a word at random and brings you to the definition.


- What’s more exciting than ... wait for it … browsing the Dictionary?! We’ve now made it even easier, with the addition of the A–Z Dictionary.

App Description

Download the number one free dictionary app with English language learning tools and free word games built for every level of learner.

With more than 2 million trusted definitions and synonyms plus word puzzles, language quizzes, and spelling quizzes, this English dictionary and thesaurus app for iPhone is optimized with your mobile device in mind to help you learn English or improve your English vocabulary.

Flip to dark mode to give your eyes a break, or stick to the traditional set-up. It even works offline! Install the offline dictionary for access to definitions and synonyms whenever and wherever you need them — no bulky books necessary.

In addition to the trusted reference content from Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com, this education app includes:

Word Puzzle ► Love crossword puzzles and anagrams? You’ll flip for our word puzzle! Unscramble the letters, and cash in your coins for an extra boost. Want more word game fun? Improve your vocabulary with fun spelling quizzes and vocabulary challenges.

Word of the Day ► Learn a new word each day and expand your vocabulary education.

Synonym of the Day ► Can you pick the correct synonym for a word? Keep your vocabulary sharp with our daily synonym challenge.

Audio pronunciations ► Never mispronounce another word.

Synonyms ► Get thesaurus content alongside your dictionary definitions.

Voice search ► Find the definitions you’re looking for anywhere, anytime. The app even offers up English spelling help. Not sure how a word is spelled? Say it out loud, and this app will find it for you.

Grammar help ► Get grammar tips, word usage, and more to improve your writing.

Editorial articles ► Explore editorial content for features on words, the origins of our language, and the nuances that make English so complicated and unique.

Favorite words and search history ► Customize your recently searched word list, and never forget the newest words you’ve learned.

Learner’s dictionary ► Includes extra information about word usage for English learners.

Dictionary shuffle ► Think you know ALL the definitions? Prove it with Dictionary Shuffle, which chooses a word at random and brings you to the definition.

A-Z Dictionary ► What’s more exciting than ... wait for it … browsing the Dictionary?! We’ve now made it even easier, with the A–Z Dictionary.


Optimized for Apple Watch!


Get even more from your app with our upgrades:

- Example Sentences

- Encyclopedia

- Idioms and Phrases

- Medical, Science, Rhyming Dictionaries

- Offline Dictionary + Remove ads

Or get the best value with our power pack, which includes them all!

iPhone Screenshots

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Apple Watch Screenshots

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App Changes

  • February 25, 2011 New version 3.1
  • December 20, 2010 New version 3.0
  • August 10, 2010 New version 2.3
  • August 06, 2010 New version 2.2
  • June 30, 2010 New version 2.1
  • February 16, 2010 New version 2.0
  • June 15, 2009 New version 1.0.1
  • November 16, 2011 New version 3.2
  • December 15, 2011 New version 3.3
  • February 24, 2012 New version 3.4
  • February 29, 2012 New version 3.5
  • June 14, 2012 New version 3.6
  • October 11, 2012 New version 3.7
  • March 21, 2013 New version 4.0
  • April 10, 2013 New version 4.1
  • July 17, 2013 New version 4.2
  • October 01, 2013 New version 4.3
  • December 12, 2013 New version 4.4
  • December 18, 2013 New version 4.4.1
  • April 18, 2014 New version 4.5
  • August 07, 2014 New version 4.6
  • October 19, 2014 New version 5.0
  • December 16, 2014 New version 5.1
  • February 06, 2015 New version 5.1.1
  • April 27, 2015 New version 5.2.1
  • May 27, 2015 New version 5.2.2
  • July 01, 2015 New version 5.3
  • July 21, 2015 New version 5.3.1
  • September 10, 2015 New version 6.0
  • October 07, 2015 New version 6.0.1
  • November 10, 2015 New version 6.0.2
  • December 17, 2015 New version 7.0.0
  • June 30, 2016 New version 7.0.2
  • November 08, 2016 New version 7.1.1
  • November 17, 2016 New version 7.1.2
  • June 14, 2019 New version 7.5.18
  • August 16, 2019 New version 7.5.19
  • August 28, 2019 New version 7.5.20
  • September 11, 2019 New version 7.5.21
  • November 11, 2019 New version 7.5.27
  • July 15, 2020 New version 8.0.6
  • October 23, 2020 New version 8.5
  • October 28, 2020 New version 8.6.0
  • November 12, 2020 New version 8.6.4
  • December 10, 2020 New version 8.9.2
  • August 06, 2021 New version 9.8.2

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