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Dictionary is an intuitive, consistent, talking, hyperlinked and integrated English illustrated dictionary and thesaurus, spell checker, vocabulary builder and wikipedia browser.
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Dictionary's intelligent word suggestion and search feature eliminates the need for a cluttered index interface.
Equally useful as a dictionary with intelligent word lookup, as a fast spell checker or as a Wikipedia web browser, Dictionary is fast and easy to use.
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- Extensive hyperlinked dictionary with 150,000 entries.
- Large and growing collection of 2000+ illustrations for 4000+ terms including maps and national flags for most countries. The collection will continue to grow with future Dictionary updates (internet connectivity is required for illustrations).
- Fully integrated dictionary, thesaurus, wikipedia browser (internet connectivity is required for accessing wikipedia) and rhyming dictionary.
- Customizable definitions let you select what you want to see. You can display synonyms, antonyms (opposite words), hypernyms (more general words), hyponyms (more specific words) and related words (category words).
- The only dictionary in the app store with advanced high quality Text-to-Speech capability to say defined words out loud (tap the 'speaker' button to hear the word).
- Pronunciation guide in either IPA or Merriam-Webster style notation.
- E-mail button to e-mail word definitions, allowing you to access them anywhere.
- Intelligent word search and spell check
- Word Shake to learn new words and to expand your vocabulary and knowledge. Shake your iPhone to learn about a new word or topic. When Dictionary is used primarily as a Wikipedia browser, shaking your iPhone will display a random Wikipedia topic.
- Bookmarks for selected words.
- History of previously searched word.
- Optional translation of words being looked up to Spanish, Italian, French, German and Japanese. Translation uses Google translate and requires an internet connection.
Note that Dictionary does not require an internet connection.
What's New in Version 4.1
- Fixed translations
- Improved e-mail support. Remains in the app after sending e-mail
- Improved Wikipedia formatting
- Added Thai translation
Individual Letters Crash the App
One of the better dictionary apps with some really nice features. I especially like the ability to use it as a spell-checker, which I use it most often for. But once and awhile, I look up a known word and it is missing.
The main problem, however, is that if you search for a letter that is not considered a word (like x, y, or z), it crashes the app. Happens every time.
Best Dictionary for the iPhone
I have tried almost every Dictionary for the iPhone and this is by FAR the best. The bookmarking system is top notch, the auto-guess system for when you misspell a word is great and it even has a thesaurus with hyperlink capabilities so you can immediately jump to any word. Bottom line: buy this app.
This apps' functions are great but it needs support for the retina display, the ability to customize the toolbar like you can do in the iPod and Remote apps, and needs the spell check/suggestions to appear and update while your entering a word. This last change would make the app much faster to use.