Dictionary.com Dictionary & Thesaurus
By Dictionary.com, LLC
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Download the essential and most comprehensive dictionary app for dependable definitions at your fingertips.
Dictionary.com is the leading free English dictionary app for iPhone – with over 2,000,000 trusted definitions and synonyms, the Dictionary.com app is designed and optimized for your mobile device.
Works offline! Install the offline dictionary for access to definitions whenever you need them.
In addition to the trusted reference content from Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com, this app includes:
- Word of the Day – learn a new word each day and expand your vocabulary
- Audio pronunciations – never mispronounce another word
- Voice search – find the definitions you’re looking for anywhere, anytime
- Content Collections Carousel includes Word Trends, Grammar Tips, , Slideshows, and Word of the Day
- Quiz widget - test your vocabulary skills (are you prepping for the SAT?) with our Word of the Day quizzes
- Word origin and history - discover etymology on even the strangest words
- Favorite words and search history - customize your recently searched word list and never forget the newest words you’ve learned
- English Spelling help - not sure how a word is spelled? This app will find it for you
- Local look-ups - take a look at the words searched by location
- Learner’s Dictionary - includes extra information about word usage for English learners
- Optimized for Apple Watch!
Get even more from your app with our Upgrades:
- Example Sentences
- Idioms and Phrases
- Medical, Science, Rhyming and Slang Dictionaries
- Offline Dictionary + Remove ads
Or you can get all of this additional content and remove ads for one low price with our Premium App.
What's New in Version 7.1.3
- Bug fixes
- Content display update
- Removal of unsupported services
So close yet so far
Wanted to love this app; bought upgrade pack for offline dictionary usage, medical and science definitions, and, most importantly, thorough etymologies. Unfortunately, it's so slow to start up (because of so much unnecessary newslike listicle content) that I can't quickly get a definition and return to what I was reading without having to reread the sentence. 5-6 seconds doesn't sound like much, but it's way too long for a dictionary app to start up. Furthermore, they've started displaying ads in the app even though I already paid $6 to have them removed.
This app had a lot of potential, but the slow startup and dishonest practices of the developers make it not worthwhile. I've gone back to using Merriam-Webster's free app instead.
Does what it should, plus a few extras
As one would expect, this is a dictionary. One can search for words, view the word of the day, and there a a blog which usually has interesting word-related facts/history/whatnot on it. Plus, for completing simple activities (viewing word of the day, searching dictionary, visiting blog) one gains m+ points (available across different apps) which can then be redeemed for rewards. All-in-all, quality free app (especially for a word geek like myself).
UPDATE: They're still doing it. Just updated and it took away my purchased upgrades and tells me I have none. I'm going to complain to Apple.
For the latest update they make it seem like you have not purchased any upgrades and try to trick you into upgrading again. I can't say enough how duplicitous the set-up is for this app. Stay away.
for an unannounced notice that you've used all your voice inputs (versus typing an entry) and you'll have to pay for the next 100. I paid xtra to get usage examples included. What's next? Don't like this sneaky way of increasing revenue on a purchase. Can't recommend for this reason.
After some Time using this app I have to admit I like using it. But they NEVER STOP TRYING TO SELL YOU MORE AND MORE STUFF AND ITS A PAIN IN THE NECK. So for that reason I would recommend looking for one they don't relentlessly hound you to upgrade. My search is on.
- Category: Reference
- Updated: May 04, 2017
- Version: 7.1.3
- Size: 111 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: Dictionary.com, LLC
- © Dictionary.com, LLC 2016
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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