Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus
By Merriam-Webster, Inc.
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Merriam-Webster Dictionary for Apple Watch is here!
This edition of America's most useful and respected dictionary and thesaurus features premium content and no ads, and introduces an Apple Watch extension that includes a Word of the Day glance, voice search right at your wrist, the ability to save words to your Favorites directly from the watch, and of course uses Continuity for a seamless Handoff to your iPhone or Mac to see more in-depth content, hear audio pronunciations, etc.
Selected as a "Best New App" by iTunes.
The app has been fully redesigned for iOS 8 to make it even more enjoyable to use.
In addition to all the definitions from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, and all the synonyms and antonyms from Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Thesaurus, the app offers voice search – to let you look up a word without having to spell it – example sentences, Quick Definitions, Word of the Day, Favorites, and more.
It’s a great tool for reference, education, and vocabulary building.
The premium content includes over 1000 graphical illustrations, and over 20,000 additional entries covering people, places, and foreign terms.
No internet connection is required to view the definitions or thesaurus (although you do need a connection to view illustrations, hear audio pronunciations, and use voice search).
* No ads
* Full Thesaurus
* Voice Search
* Example Sentences
* Quick Definitions
* Audio Pronunciations
* Word of the Day
* Recents -- lets you keep track of the words you've looked up
* Biographic and Geographic entries
* Foreign words and phrases used in English
* Graphical Illustrations
* Today notification widget
What's New in Version 3.2
* Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus is now available on Apple Watch.
* The Word of the Day is now accessible via the Today notification widget.
Features a broad range of obscure and new words! Lacks iPhone 6 support.
This dictionary app is by far the most impressive I have used because of the breadth of words it covers and the Word of the Day feature. I would really appreciate it though if this app could receive an iPhone 6/6+ optimization update to improve stability and reduce lag when opening the app and typing on an awkwardly shaped keyboard that was designed for the iPhone 5. Thank you very much for your consideration.
The app is great for on-the-go since you can simply dictate to type the word you want to define, and it will give you an accurate definition, other definitions, the origins, and more info about the word.
Does what it's supposed to do.
No microphone search (even though microphone is turned on) & no pronunciation
Even though I have the microphone turned on in settings for this app, clicking the microphone icon does not have any result!
And clicking the pronunciation icon does not have any result!
This app is not ready for purchase much less for primetime!! Buyer beware!!!
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Apr 13, 2015
- Version: 3.2
- Size: 40.1 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: Merriam-Webster, Inc.
- © 2015 Merriam-Webster Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.