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The latest 13th Edition Chambers Dictionary and the Chambers Thesaurus; quickly switch between apps using the X-Ref button.
This 13th Edition reflects the changes in our language, with special attention paid to new words that have emerged, new uses of old words and the most up-to-date pronunciation. There are over 260,000 distinct words, compounds, phrases and derived forms.
The intelligent word entry suggests possible correct spellings as you type, as well as listing words that sound the same or are often confused. Search features include:
- Alphabetical listing
- Spelling suggestions
- Sounds-like and often-confused
- Fast pattern-matching search (*, ?, vowel and consonant)
- Filter search results by noun, verb, adjective, adverbs
- Customize search options (case, derived forms, etc)
There are also standard bookmark, recent word and random word features. No Internet connection is required.
The Chambers Thesaurus is the perfect companion reference for writers and word game enthusiasts, while all lovers of language will find it a pleasure to browse through. There are nearly 40 000 distinct indexed words, and a total of about 400 000 synonyms and antonyms.
Ratings and Reviews
Good interface, good content, responsive developer.
Worthy of its Reputation
These two software applications are excellent. The graphical user interfaces are intuitive and the lists of synonyms, antonyms and definitions are extensive.
Please note The Chambers Thesaurus gives the oldest English spellings before newer ones. Therefore, users will find ‘organize’ in place of ‘organise’, but The Chambers Dictionary will give both spellings side by side. Also, American spellings are not listed before British ones in The Chambers Dictionary. Entries are found like so, ‘colour also (especially N American) color’.
I suggest to the developer the addition one feature to The Chambers Dictionary application, though. Please add audio recordings featuring Received Pronunciation. The competing Collins Dictionary application includes this feature and it helps learners of English perfect their speech.
Great dictionary - where’s the rest?
I use a Chambers hard copy and really like it. Bought the bundle but the thesaurus didn’t download and when I tried to check progress the icon disappeared. When I check the App Store it says already purchased. Reluctant to attempt deletion and reloading in case I lose the lot. Disappointed!
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.