The Chambers Thesaurus is the perfect 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.
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
- Cross-reference to offline and online dictionaries
There are also standard bookmark, recent word and random word features. No Internet connection is required.
If our Oxford and/or WordWeb Pro dictionary apps are also installed, the references can all be quickly accessed from separate tabs in the app.
Minor update for compatibility with audio dictionary apps
Ratings and Reviews
not worth the money at all, poor, go for the free oxford advanced learners is way better than this, or if you have a money you should invest it in oxford one. I regret purchasing this app.. really waste of money!
Great Thesaurus, great functionailty
This thesaurus works in tandem with the Sjorter Oxford dictionary (and perhaps also with Chambers own dictionary, which I never tried). It works very well and gives you full control of the thesaurus within easy reach. What makes this thesaurus extra useful is the provision via Services in OSX to look up any selected word in your text immediately, and to link the Thesaurus to the Shorter Oxford, which makes it for a combo that is hard to beat. (In this sense, similar the the American Heritage Dictionary and Rofer's Thesaurus on the iPad. Sadly, the Shorter has been pulled from iPhone and iPad and did not provide the linkage.)
For what you get, the price is more than reasonable. Highly recommended.
not as good as the built-in free one
For this much money, I was expecting something better than the free thesaurus that comes built into MacOS, which uses the Oxford Thesaurus of English. But this thesaurus consistently provides fewer alternatives. I’ve been typing words randomly into both and in every case, this product offers fewer words. I’ve yet to find a single case where it offers more.
The user interface is also not quite as good as the Apple app, which displays results as soon as you type. This app makes you press enter before it will show the result - even if you click on one of its suggestions (you must click on the word you want and then still press enter)!
You can use MacOS services to define a shortcut for highlighting a word in any app and doing a thesaurus lookup. But I’d suggest leaving it to access the free one that Apple provide as part of the Dictionary app - it’s better.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.