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Merriam-Webster Dictionary

By Merriam-Webster, Inc.

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Description

America's most useful and respected dictionary – redesigned for iOS 7 to make it even more enjoyable to use.

In addition to all the definitions from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, the app offers voice search – to let you look up a word without having to spell it – along with an integrated thesaurus, example sentences, Quick Definitions, Word of the Day, Favorites, and more.

It’s a great tool for reference, education, and vocabulary building.

The app is free, and supported by ads.

Features:

* Voice Search
* Integrated Thesaurus: Synonyms & Antonyms
* Example Sentences
* Quick Definitions
* Audio Pronunciations
* Word of the Day
* Favorites
* Recent History - lets you keep track of the words you've looked up

What's New in Version 3.1.2

Fix for keyboard bug on iOS8

Also:
- Updated with new words recently added to the dictionary, including "crowdfunding" and "hashtag"
- Added support for custom URL schemes
- Fixed Word of the Day display issue

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Customer Reviews

Shaebertolli "Girls just wana have funds"

This is the best most useful very informative handy lil tool with big time options! Voice Search and Voice to pronounce the word is by far a brilliant to be said! This app is a part of me and my everyday life! Plus it was free!!! My kids get great use of it too! Not to mention all the other lil tools to fully understand the word from all points! You can't go wrong with this one! I love to learn something new each day! With the word of the day option you can easily fit in any crowd! From 50cent vocabulary in an instant you will
Be using 500 dllr words in a snap!****Edit to my review****
I love the WOTD (word of the day) part thats been added on with app upgrade some time back!! Also,the game quiz added on app! This is genius educating without realizing it! I know coming from a mom of three girls! Lol lotsa lotsa arguments..So, thank you for this app!! I LOVE DJ PAULY D LOL!

Cute but needs housebreaking

Bottom line: it's worthless if it doesn't work. Users shouldn't be blackmailed into paying for an app because the free version crashes.

The app seemed okay at first. Then I began having problems with ads; the app would lock up unless I tapped on the ad, which redirected me to the advertiser's Web site. Yes, ads are the price we pay for "free" apps. But an app is no longer free when it forces you to pay extra data charges to visit Web sites in which you have no interest.

Then it stopped re-routing me to the advertiser's Web site. I had to exit the app, clear out my browser cache (something I do regularly anyway), and try again. And even after I visited the advertiser's Web site, I didn't get to see the tantalizing bits of definition half-concealed at the bottom of the screen.

Seems kind of rude, at the very least. If you're going to withhold content, at least give users the option of paying for the app. This is just sloppy.

Finally nothing worked. I'd tap the ad and nothing would happen. This is unacceptable both for the users and for the advertisers (toward whom the users may now be feeling quite hostile). I'm tired of clearing out my browser cache and reinstalling this app. Somebody--housebreak this puppy!

Best functional App created!

I am extremely happy with this App. I can spend hours/days tapping on words and finding the meaning and best form of use of the word. I can tap on any word on any part of the screen and it takes me to the definition immediately ! It tells you where the word was first used and where it derives from! I love this App! The only App better then this one is my Bible App! And I don't mean by how it functions mechanically, only because it's the word of God. So I suggest the creators of this App create a Bible App that functions flawlessly like this one!

Merriam-Webster Dictionary
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  • Free
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated: Sep 23, 2014
  • Version: 3.1.2
  • Size: 22.6 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Merriam-Webster, Inc.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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