Redesigned and updated for iOS 8

Top-selling dictionary app since 2008 • Every translation you need PLUS verb conjugations in all tenses • No internet connection required!

"For serious language students and translators who are looking for more precision." - The New York Times

Featured by Apple as "What's Hot" and "Staff Favorite"

"I love this app. - Great features. Easy to use. Great for crosswords. Auto complete fantastic. Super Reliable. Does what it advertises!" - User Review

"Superb - Nice application. I'm impressed with its flexibility and speed. A genuine tool and far superior to web based surrogates prior to app store. Exceeded expectations." - User Review

Ultralingua makes apps for people who love languages. Our English monolingual dictionary has all the definitions you need, along with extra features that help you get the most out of the dictionary.

The verb conjugation tool has complete conjugations for thousands of verbs in all standard forms, and the number translator converts numerals into English text instantly!

• Over 85,000 entries with 300,000 definitions
• Over 65,000 synonyms
• Tap-and-hold any word or phrase and choose "Speak" from the popup menu to hear that word spoken using Apple's built-in text-to-speech feature.
• Thousands of biographic and geographic entries, as well as etymologies (root word histories)
• Slang, technical language, and regional differences in spelling and usage
• Hundreds of usage notes about troublesome constructions
• Smart search results in case you misspell or mistype
• Search-as-you-go displays words and narrows your selection as you type

• Conjugations for thousands of English verbs
• Includes all standard tenses and forms
• Smart search finds infinitives and catches misspellings
• Must-have reference tool for any student or language professional
• On iPhone/iPod touch, conjugate a verb from the dictionary results by tapping it

• Translate numerals into English text with the number tool
• Tap the history button to view the 50 most recent dictionary definitions, verb conjugations, and more in one place. Sort the list alphabetically or by date, and choose to clear the list completely or delete one entry at a time.
• No internet connection required
• Change your device settings to view the app display in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, or German

Are you learning English? A monolingual English dictionary is a must-have tool for any English language learner. This app includes conjugations of thousands of English verbs in all standard forms. The all-English data also helps immerse students in the language, which is shown to increase proficiency and retention.

This universal app will run on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, so you can purchase it once and load it onto all your devices. The iPad and iPhone/iPod touch versions look and behave differently to give you a great experience on every device you own. The interface will change, but you’ll always have the same outstanding language data and tools inside.

This is a monolingual English dictionary. Many bilingual dictionaries are also available from Ultralingua, including combinations of English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, and more. See what else we have to offer by searching for Ultralingua in the App Store.

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What's New

Version 2.6

• Tap-and-hold any word or phrase and choose "Speak" from the popup menu to hear that word spoken using Apple's built-in text-to-speech feature.

• Updated for iOS 8

• Supports iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

• Many data improvements and small bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

Mohammed N G

Not too bad

I would like to find English-Arabic as soon as possible.


I like it

I don't know what all the complaining is all about. I think it's perfectly normal that people/companies get paid for their work; maybe I'm too old. In any case, what's £5 or even £10 these days (for an iPhone owner!)? The dictionary is more concise than I thought it would be, the etymology notes are great, the interface is very pleasant & easy to use, and the customer support was quick in answering a question I had. Would buy it again.





It's rather American English !!


I bought this because I was convinced that the English language used, would be English from England, Europe !

This is another misleading American app that says English, but in reality is actually American.

There's ONLY ONE English language and that is the mother language from England !

All the others are; American English, Australian English etc. etc.

This issue should have been very clear 'on the box' before any customer (like myself) purchases any similar English based app, which is actually American English – very different !
(just like Portuguese from Portugal, Europe and the Portuguese from Brasil – very different too...)

Anyway, this app is useless to me as I need professional support in English, NOT American English.

The Apple Store is also at fault here, where it fails to reenforce developers to comply with international standards and not misleading customers.

There is plenty of room for doubt and uncertainty, This should not have been the case. It should be very clear what's in 'the box'.


Ultralingua, Inc.
36 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Ultralingua, Inc. 2013


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