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Longman's flagship learner’s dictionary, fully updated and now with integrated Thesaurus and Collocations Dictionary

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

Longman's flagship learner’s dictionary, is now available as an iPhone/iPod touch 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.
● Clear definitions written using only 2,000 common words.
● Most frequent 3,000 words in spoken & written English highlighted for you
● 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.
● 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!


Application Features:
● full content 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 by 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
● create your own flashcard sets
● automatic history listing
● complete offline use (except for sentence sounds)
● Word-of-the-Day
● Evernote posts with full layout for definition
● full layout in emails and printing
● Facebook, Twitter & Sina Weibo

The ultimate learner's resource of the English language for use anywhere and anytime.

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

What's New

Version 8.4.2

iOS12 support

Ratings and Reviews

مالك ديرانية

Crappy update!!

Last update is just rude, crappy and disgraceful!
I have bought this great amazing dictionary 8 years ago, I can say that it was and still the main app on my mobile, I have never used an app as much as I have used it. Amazing dictionary indeed.
But what I don't understand, is how the developers are just making it worse and worse, is this intentional guys?
Few months ago I started to confront this pop-up very annoying message about iCloud storage.
The disaster was almost one week ago, when the app updated itself without my permission (I never allowed the automatic updates, and only this app did it then!, still trying to figure out how this **** happened!). Instantly after, the alignment was screwed (the language of my iPhone is Arabic but this app along those eight years was never aligned in the Arabic way), the buttons are overlapping during any search, and yeah OMG new in-app purchases and ads!!! A weird message every time I open the app asks me to buy it, pop-up ads during the search. Yes guys we have been robbed in a legal way!!! GIVE ME BACK MY LONGMAN THAT I BOUGHT 8 YEARS AGO!! go and charge someone else!!!

Developer Response

We have confirmed your issue with alignment on a R2L localized devices (not just using app dependent language settings)
The next version should fix the button alignment. We will continue to improve R2L as we receive more feedback.

As for your other issues, there must be something wrong with your license from Apple.

If there is an issue with it, you are asked for your password once only to update it. This can be done without turning off your IAP purchasing Restrictions settings.

We do not put up pop-up adds unless you have not purchased the app.

Since we can not automatically update ourselves. It sounds like you have downloaded by mistake a different version of LDOCE from the one you actually bought. (There are different types using the same dictionary. This one is an IAP type.)

As for iCloud, please contact support and we will work it out for you. But it is probably part of the same issue.


English Channel, Inc.
1.2 GB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Bosnian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish, Lithuanian, Malay, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
© Pearson Education Limited, Enfour Inc., The English Channel
In-App Purchases
  1. LDOCE5 activation 31,99 €
  2. Full-text Search activation 2,29 €
  3. Example Sounds download activation 1,09 €


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