What's New

Adds support for landscape mode on more iPhones.

App Description

More features than any other dictionary app available!
And the most "connected" dictionary app on iOS -plays nice with more third-party dictionaries and apps than anyone else.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English (5th Edition)
- For Advanced Learners (LDOCE5) ©

Longman's flagship learner’s dictionary is now available as an iOS application. Improve your fluency in English with the most up-to-date learner's dictionary at your fingertips.

Now with integrated Thesaurus and Collocations Dictionary.

Dictionary details:
● 230,000 words, phrases, and meanings - more than any other learner's dictionary
● 165,000 examples based on real, natural English from the Longman Corpus Network show how English is really used
● 10,000 encyclopedic entries -people and places.
● graphics and videos to explain meanings at a glance.
● Clear definitions written using only 2,000 common words.
● Most frequent 3,000 words in spoken & written English, highlighted to show which are the most important to know
● Register Notes focus on the differences between spoken and written English.
● The Academic Word List is highlighted to help you improve your essays and presentations.
● Grammar and warning notes ensure that you avoid the most common errors.
● Integrated Collocations Dictionary. Over 80,000 collocations will improve your fluency.
● Integrated Thesaurus. Over 20,000 synonyms, antonyms, and related words will improve your vocabulary range.

● 86,000 pronunciation files —all headwords in both UK & US accents.
PLUS
● another 86,000 recorded example sentences (via external links due to size)
Over 20GB of audio online!

Making this the largest resource of English available on ANY mobile platform!

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Application Features:
● full contents of the print dictionary
- PLUS additional collocations, synonyms & word histories
● complete front matter and additional resources
● unique three-way cross-referencing search
● real-time progressing look-up
● wildcard pattern searches -with * ?
● spelling suggestion dictionary included
● hyperlinking directly to meanings & appendices
● search on idioms and phrasal verbs
● search on synonym and "sign-post" meanings
● support for search from other applications
● OS-independent app localization
● Bookmarks with folders and editable notations
● Bookmark syncing across devices via iCloud
● automatic history listing
● Flashcards to test yourself
● complete offline use
● Teacher's resources in PDF for printing or email
● Word-of-the-Day sets including TOEIC® & TOEFL®
● "Today" widget for finding new words
● "Share" extension​ to search inside other apps
● DarkMode support
● Supports iOS 9 through to iOS 14
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The ultimate learner's resource of the English language for use anywhere and anytime.

Copyright:
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, Fifth Edition (LDOCE5)
© Pearson Education Limited 2009, 2011, 2015

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 29, 2011 New version 3.6.1
  • September 01, 2011 New version 3.7
  • September 04, 2011 Price decrease: $29.99 -> $24.99
  • September 10, 2011 Price increase: $24.99 -> $29.99
  • October 09, 2011 New version 3.7.1
  • December 13, 2011 New version 3.8
  • December 17, 2011 Price decrease: $29.99 -> $24.99
  • December 20, 2011 New version 3.9
  • December 21, 2011 Price increase: $24.99 -> $29.99
  • February 28, 2012 New version 3.9.5
  • March 05, 2012 New version 3.9.6
  • March 31, 2012 Price decrease: $29.99 -> $24.99
  • April 03, 2012 Price increase: $24.99 -> $29.99
  • April 17, 2012 New version 3.9.7
  • April 29, 2012 Price decrease: $29.99 -> $25.99
  • May 08, 2012 Price increase: $25.99 -> $29.99
  • May 29, 2012 New version 4.0
  • June 30, 2012 New version 4.1
  • July 20, 2012 New version 4.1.1
  • July 28, 2012 Price decrease: $29.99 -> $24.99
  • August 14, 2012 Price increase: $24.99 -> $29.99
  • August 21, 2012 New version 4.1.2
  • September 04, 2012 New version 4.1.3
  • September 15, 2012 New version 4.1.4
  • October 13, 2012 New version 4.1.5
  • November 02, 2012 New version 4.1.6
  • December 22, 2012 Price decrease: $29.99 -> $20.99
  • December 30, 2012 Price increase: $20.99 -> $21.99
  • January 03, 2013 Price increase: $21.99 -> $24.99
  • January 04, 2013 Price increase: $24.99 -> $29.99
  • March 01, 2015 New version 6.3
  • October 26, 2015 New version 6.5
  • December 06, 2015 New version 6.6
  • June 22, 2019 New version 9.0.4
  • June 22, 2019 Price decrease: $29.99 -> $28.99
  • November 26, 2019 New version 9.0.7
  • December 10, 2019 New version 9.0.8
  • July 15, 2020 New version 9.5
  • October 28, 2020 New version 9.7
  • October 28, 2020 Price decrease: $28.99 -> $27.99
  • December 10, 2020 New version 10.0.1