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.

What's New

Version 3.5

Minor update for compatibility with audio dictionary apps

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Very efficient interface, and great Chambers content


These WordWeb dictionaries (Chambers Thesaurus in this case) 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.)

Great, Understated App


I was rather surpised Apple had not included this app in their “Apps for Writers.” Not only is the app elegant in a simple, understated way, it is so incredibly functional. It is easy to use. It does exactly what it says it will do. I can think of so many that don’t. I realize that thesauri aren’t a part of normal conversation, but I will say Chambers Thesaurus is my most frequently used app. I thought it deserved a little recognition or some applause. Alas, I believe my little party celebrating the app would be limited to its developers (good job!), the content folks (likely to be editors from the print side moonlighting in the exciting world of tech), and maybe the marketing team (likely concerned about the placement of the icon). Well, I toast you all. This app is defintely a great buy and I hope one day soon our little soirée requires cases of Madame Clicquo’s finest.

Awesome App! It makes writing so much easier.


I purchased this a few minutes ago, and immediately was impressed with the clean interface and the fact that all the dictionaries and thesauri are integrated into one interface, making this app an awesome addition to my writing needs. But more than that, I use Scrivener for writing and am constantly trying to find an alternate word, with this app I can put it in a split of the full screen with Srivener on one side using 80% of my screen and this app using 20% and I can simply select and copy a word to the pasteboard and the app automatically updates with the word selected. Huge time saver!!! When I saw that I had to write this review! Thank you!


Antony Lewis
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Rated 4+
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