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.

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

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 4.0.4

v4.0.4: Fixes a bug that caused the app to crash for some users.

v4.0.3 Includes:
A new dark mode for iPhone X users that takes advantage of the OLED screen.
Accessibility Improvements
Support for URL Schemes

UI Improvements
Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

* - The Look Around feature requires your device to have iOS 11 or above.

Ratings and Reviews

3 out of 5

29 Ratings

29 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.

Weak Attempt


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.

Great app but needs tweaking


I like seeing the new definition they add each day and that it can be pronounced out loud so I don’t feel like a fool for saying it wrong. My only two issues are that on my iPhone 6s running the latest update, this app takes an extremely long time to load. Also, a few words they’ve uploaded won’t show anything other than the basic definition and the example sentence - I can’t favorite the word, look to see if the word has more than one definition, listen to the pronunciation, etc. For an app that I had to pay for I find this very lacking.


Rajesh Bhargava
60.7 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014 Rajesh Bhargava


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