What's New

This version includes support for URL Schemes* 
Fixes an issue where the app would crash for some users, while browsing the word of the day.

* Use lookupapp://?searchTerm to search for a word from any where.

App Description

LookUp is an easy to use english dictionary app, with beautiful Word of the Day illustrations, and an award winning design to lookup all you want to know about about a word in a single search. It’s a great reading companion for avid readers, and a visual learning tool for kids, new English speakers, or just about anyone looking to proactively build their vocabulary.

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What can you do with LookUp?
Remember new words: Everyday, we carefully curate and design beautiful illustrations for the Word of the Day, making it easier and fun to learn new words!

Organize your favorite words: Group the new word discover by your favorite books, places, authors, or just anything with Collections. You can even create Siri shortcuts for your specific collections to access them easily!

Take Quizzes: You can test your vocabulary by taking quizzes based on the words you save in your Collections. Quizzes are a great way to remember words or to prepare for proficiency exams. Answer the questions correctly to win trophies!

Learn it all: LookUp a word’s meaning, picture, origin, synonyms, antonyms and a wikipedia entry in a single search.

Translations: You can translate the definitions from English to more than 18 different Languages including Chinese, German, Spanish, Greek and many more!

Translations are available in: Chinese, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Romanian, Greek, Tatar, Tok Pisin, Indonesian, Malay, Turkmen, Tajik, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Northern Sotho, Setswana, with support for more Languages such as Hindi coming soon!

Definitions and Translations in LookUp are powered by the Oxford English Dictionary.

LookUp on Apple Watch:
Instant Definitions: Find meanings, example sentences, origin, or wikipedia information right from your wrist. LookUp is the most comprehensive dictionary app for watchOS.

Word of the Day: Access Word of the Day from the Apple Watch app, or just add a complication for it, you can even have it delivered every morning on your Siri Watch Face.

Handoff - Glance on your watch, and take it over to your phone, for detailed information and more!

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Praise for LookUp:
Webby Honoree (2017) for Best UX in Mobile Apps
"LookUp is far and away my favorite dictionary app I’ve used." - Macstories
"It doesn't feel like any other dictionary app for iPhone." - Beautiful Pixels
Apple 20 Under 20 (2015)


LookUp Requires Internet Connectivity to search for a word.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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Apple Watch Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 07, 2014 Initial release
  • June 11, 2014 New version 1.0.2
  • July 19, 2014 New version 1.0.3
  • August 29, 2014 New version 1.1
  • October 10, 2014 New version 1.2
  • November 22, 2014 New version 1.2.1
  • January 08, 2015 New version 1.2.2
  • June 04, 2015 New version 2.0
  • June 16, 2015 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • June 20, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • June 23, 2015 New version 2.0.1
  • July 01, 2015 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • July 11, 2015 New version 2.0.2
  • July 11, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • July 15, 2015 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • July 25, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • July 27, 2015 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • August 01, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • August 07, 2015 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • August 15, 2015 New version 2.0.3
  • September 05, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • November 21, 2015 New version 2.0.4
  • November 23, 2015 Price increase: $2.99 -> $3.99
  • November 25, 2015 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $1.99
  • December 05, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $3.99
  • December 06, 2015 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $2.99
  • December 14, 2015 New version 2.0.5
  • February 19, 2016 New version 2.0.6
  • June 21, 2016 New version 2.0.7
  • November 05, 2016 New version 3.1.1
  • December 31, 2016 New version 3.1.2
  • June 13, 2019 New version 5.2.3
  • June 13, 2019 Price increase: $2.99 -> $3.99
  • June 13, 2019 Price increase: $2.99 -> $3.99
  • June 14, 2019 Price increase: $2.99 -> $3.99
  • June 14, 2019 Price increase: $2.99 -> $3.99
  • June 15, 2019 Price increase: $2.99 -> $3.99
  • June 15, 2019 Price increase: $2.99 -> $3.99
  • June 16, 2019 Price increase: $2.99 -> $3.99
  • June 19, 2019 New version 5.2.4
  • September 11, 2019 Price increase: $3.99 -> $4.99
  • September 23, 2019 New version 6
  • September 27, 2019 New version 6.0.1
  • November 26, 2019 New version 6.0.4
  • December 24, 2019 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $2.99
  • December 30, 2019 New version 6.0.5
  • January 06, 2020 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99

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