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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 12th 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.
What's New in Version 1.5
- Improved word indexing, minor fixes
- Leopard compatibility changes
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.