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The single-volume international English dictionary with the widest coverage of all the riches of the English language. Clear, accurate and occasionally witty definitions, with the latest new words from science, technology and contemporary culture.
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. The 13th Edition includes 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 Dictionary is treasured by word-lovers and crossword enthusiasts for its majestic coverage of English and its tradition of sneaking in a sprinkling of light-hearted definitions. Alone among the single-volume dictionaries, it preserves a rich stock of words from our literary heritage as well as covering all the latest developments in contemporary English.
Chambers Thesaurus is also available as a separate app, and can easily be cross-referenced from the dictionary.
What's New in Version 3.1
Updates and fixes for iOS8 and iPhone 6. Minor corrections.
You're better buying the bundle including the thesaurus straight away and so save yourself 99 pence because the thesaurus makes it even more handy which you realise when you start using the app having just bought the dictionary on it's own and go to purchase the thesaurus when directed to the App Store because you wanted to cross reference a word as it at first makes you think that if you buy the thesaurus at that point you'll get it for three quid but it then says you've already paid for part of the bundle and are you sure you want to still purchase the bundle which makes you think you'll have to pay again what you've already paid plus what you're about to pay and so you cancel and go to buy the thesaurus on it's own which costs three ninety nine. Phew! That's my experience anyway. Fantastic. That ruddy book weighs a ton.
An app that is unreservedly recommended and which fully deserves top rating. In some ways it is even better than the current printed version, which at present is mistakenly missing such words as methysis and fundoplication, for example. Its full Search facility means that you'll need no other crossword dictionary in any form (there is also an invaluable WordWeb dictionary app that has a comprehensive list of proper names too). If you're addicted to such as The Listener Crossword and Enigmatic Variations puzzles you really can't be without this tool, which is regularly updated as and when necessary.
Excellent Dictionary & Crossword Aid
The Chambers Dictionary and Chambers Thesaurus apps are class leaders. I don't think you can get any better apps, for general English dictionary use or for helping with crosswords.
These apps are well presented, easy to use and full of useful information. As an avid crossword doer, I find these apps invaluable, especially when a "little help" is needed (e.g. anagrams, wildcard characters, etc.).
Special mention must go to the developers who are very responsive when contacted about any bugs, etc. First class service!
- Category: Reference
- Updated: 22 September 2014
- Version: 3.1
- Size: 27.0 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Antony Lewis
- © WordWeb Software
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.