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.
The 13th edition includes over 300,000 distinct words, compounds, phrases and derived forms.
Search features include:
- Alphabetical listing
- Pattern-matching search (*, ?, vowel and consonant; great for crosswords)
- Solve anagrams
- Full Text Search
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 as a separate tab.
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Ratings and Reviews
Superb Content & App
These WordWeb dictionaries are basically an exceptional replacement for the built-indictionaries in MacOS. The content is very well organanized, and the interface is up-to-date with the latest improvements in MacOS. As far as content, it does not get any better than Oxford and Chambers. Of course it would be amaziang to have the entire Oxford English Dictionary, but that license is impossible to obtain and would cost $1,000. But for everyday use this is a fantastic set of products. If you have not looked, check out the other offerings by this developer. I have used these WordWeb softwares for 9 years (since 2009) before they were on the App Store. They are truly excellent for writers, academics, and other researchers. Fast, efficient with good content. (I am also putting this review on the other WordWeb App Store products I own, because they really are part of an integrated product.)
I use the Chambers Dictionary and companion Thesaurus app on a regular basis. The definitions are concise yet provide the full range of multiple meanings. I particulary like being able to browse the previous and next set of entries in the sidebar, which is great when you want to quickly glance at similar words. Likewise with the companion Thesaurus app installed, you can quickly toggle between the dictionary and thesaurus with a single-click. Great value for the money. It’s the only dictionary I use.
Because I'm in the US I was hesitant to buy Chambers. But since the price is so low I took the plunge. Now I can't understand why I ever hesitated. This is one of the best Dictionaries of the English language available and it plugs right into WordWeb for cross referencing. I also got the Chambers Thesaurus which I'm equally happy with. Highly recommend it.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.