Description

Introducing LookUp: An Elegant Dictionary. The fastest way to search for a word's meaning, on iOS and Apple Watch.

Learn a new word every day: With our beautifully illustrated word of the day posters, learning a new word every day is a fun experience!

Get More than Just Words and Meanings: LookUp allows you to quickly look for the meaning of a word, with its synonyms, etymology and wikipedia content in just one search.

A picture is worth more than a thousand words: Sometimes text isn't enough, our image results make it easier to grasp definitions.

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Praise for LookUp:

"LookUp is far and away my favorite dictionary app I’ve used." - Macstories

"It doesn't feel like any other dictionary app for iPhone." - Beautiful Pixels

Webby Awards 2017 Honoree for Best UX in Mobile Apps

Featured in the Apple 20Under20 list of 2015

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LookUp Requires Internet Connectivity to search for a word.
Word's aren't pronounced if your device is in silent mode.
The Look Around feature requires iOS 11 or above.

What's New

Version 4.1.4

This update includes:
Compatibility improvements to better support older versions of iOS
Minor Performance Improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

116 Ratings

116 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

True to its name, this gorgeous dictionary defines words in style. With a single search, you can find definitions, synonyms, etymologies, and more. It’s the brainchild of two Delhi-based brothers, Vidit and Mudit Bhargava, who handle the coding and design while their father takes care of the business side.

Clever, unique, elegant vocab builder

crasshipster

I love this app! I love words and dictionaries. I own lots of dictionary apps. I teach English to non-English speakers, ESL. Contrary to another reviewer or two, I find this to be a unique, browsable, and helpful vocabulary builder. It's NOT a simple dictionary, a reference, that's not the best purpose - it's something to sit and spend time with. I wouldn't recommend it solely to use as a dictionary for quick look ups. I don't need such interesting distraction, I would stay in the app, get lost in words, and not get back to my work.

Also contrary to another reviewer, they are NOT words common to daily ordinary American English speakers. You may have at least heard many words, studied them for testing, and even gleaned the meanings from context. There will be words you've heard many times and may even use but you never looked them up yourself, those words you can use and describe with examples but cannot cite a definition. So it's very interesting.

You get visual imagery, etymology, grammar and related words. And links to more comprehensive definitions, a wiki. The presentation of each word is colorful and appealing without cartoonish sensibilities. By simply visually browsing you can learn, hone, or refresh your vocabulary without the tedium of drilling, memorizing, or winding thru long repetitious dictionary definitions.

Weak Attempt

jeffgc7

Let me start by saying that I have no problem paying for a dictionary app; new words fascinate me and Lookup looked like a ‘fun’ dictionary. And the reality is that this application is actually very pretty- the night mode is stylish and word of the day drawings actually motivate me to open it frequently, which is something a dictionary app has never compeled me to do. But it’s greatly deterred by the fact that so many of the real, English words I’ve looked up are hit with a ‘no results’ find. In fact, it seemed that any word beyond a high school-level vocabulary could not be found.

The reality is that a dictionary app is primarily used to define words we may find in our day-to-day lives and just aren’t familiar with, and there are plenty of free dictionary apps with things such as built-in thesauruses or far more information/uses behind the word that you are searching than this app can offer. The only true thing that Lookup has going for it are it’s looks, and that unfortunately doesn’t justify its price tag.

Information

Seller
Rajesh Bhargava
*WEA.AppPages.Size*
60.6 MB
Category
Reference
Compatibility
Requires iOS 10.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2014 Rajesh Bhargava
Price
$2.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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