Dictionary.com Premium Dictionary & Thesaurus for iPad
By Dictionary.com, LLC
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Our Premium app now includes ALL of our upgrades, doubling the content in your app for just one low price. Additional content includes Example Sentences, Encyclopedia, 4 additional dictionaries and more. It’s also ad-free!
Top-rated app with trusted reference content from Dictionary.com & Thesaurus.com. WORKS OFFLINE - no Internet connection needed when searching words.
•English Dictionary and Thesaurus - over 2,000,000 definitions, synonyms & antonyms
•Offline access – no Internet connection needed for most content
•Daily content, including Word of the Day, slideshows & our blog
•100 Free Voice Searches
•Popular & local trending searches
•Word origin & history
Now all included for no additional fee in our Premium app only:
• Translator with over 30 languages, perfect for ESL and reliable translations into English
• Example Sentences, with 850,000 examples
• Rhyming Dictionary, with more than 500,000 rhymes
• Encyclopedia by Collins
• Slang Dictionary, with 19,000 definitions
• Medical Dictionary, with 35,000 definitions
• Science Dictionary, with 20,000 definitions
• Grammar & Tips, with thousands of tips and notes
• Idioms & Phrases, with more than 10,000 modern idioms
Tip: To turn Word of the Day notifications on or off, go to Settings > Notifications > Dictionary and toggle On or Off.
What's New in Version 4.0
All app upgrades (over 1,400,000 new pieces of must-have content!) are now included in this update at no additional charge
Fun new Word of the Day Quiz widget - iOS 8
Optimized and Enhanced for iOS 8
Improved translator feature
New Word of the Day images
General performance improvements
'Online only' complaints
I have only just downloaded this based on many useful reviews, but I don't understand why the complaint about the amount of data that's only available online. I read it as being the dictionary/thesaurus lookup that's available offline. If this turns out not to be true, I'll be seriously p*****d off, but do you want your tablet memory filled with translations, examples, and all the other things you expect to be available online? Bearing in mind the sheer quantity of data you would view once or not at all. And come on...a wired internet connection only is a pretty rare setup hit someone using a tablet at home.
Get some perspective and enough with the spurious reviews. In that spirit, this review will be replaced by something more relevant to my experience of the app. For now, I give a neutral 4* until I have tried the paid content - the free content was excellent and the developer deserves financial remuneration.
This app represent such great value you will never regret buying it so do yourself a favour and get it now. My only complaint is that there is no dark theme option and the built in negative colour tool that appears in the accessibility section of the iPad settings is of limited use as it makes everything negative including pictures and is a bit of a pain to activate and deactivate, especially if you have already assigned a function to the triple click available for the Accessibility tools. A permanent dark theme would solve this problem and be kinder to tired eyes.
A handy tool for writing
One of the ways I revise my creative writing pieces is to look up words and their synonyms to see which ones fit the structure and style of my poems. When I saw this app, I thought it would do the trick. And I've not been disappointed.
This is my favourite tool for revision. I have bought the full, ads-free version and I would recommend it to all writers (and learners) of English!
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- Category: Reference
- Updated: 22 December 2014
- Version: 4.0
- Size: 61.9 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Developer: Dictionary.com, LLC
- © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
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