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The Oxford Dictionary of English has been completely revised and updated to include the very latest vocabulary, with over 350,000 words, phrases, and meanings as well as 75,000 audio pronunciations of both common and rare words, dubbed in both British and American voice versions. This edition includes thousands of brand-new words and senses, as well as up-to-date encyclopedic information including words with controversial or variable pronunciations.

Whether you're writing a letter, preparing a report, composing an essay, or writing creatively, the Concise Oxford Thesaurus is ideal for helping you pinpoint exactly the right word. The Thesaurus contains over 300,000 synonyms and antonyms to improve your writing or to find the word on the tip of your tongue. Other useful features include thousands of example phrases to help you select the correct word, with opposites and related terms clearly marked.

 • NEW! With the addition of a convenient Home page, a sleeker and more intuitive visual layout, as well as innovations in the speed of searches you can delve right into the intricacies of English faster and easier than ever!
 • NEW! Translate and learn as you speak by using Talk & Translate– A speech recognition and text-to-speech app separate from this dictionary, which you can download for Free from the App Store. Whether you’re travelling or simply want to optimize your study of English, the great synergy between the two apps will be there to help you.

This is a mobile dictionary with content from Oxford University Press and advanced search and language tools that have become the staple of quality language apps from MobiSystems.

SEARCH TOOLS – effortlessly find words using a clear, functional, and easy-to-use interface. The integrated search tools activate automatically the moment you start typing:
* Search autocomplete helps find words quickly by displaying predictions as you type
* Keyword lookup allows you to search within compound words and phrases
* An automatic ‘Fuzzy filter’ to correct word spelling, as well as ‘Wild card’ ('*' or '?') to replace a letter or entire parts of a word
* Camera search looks up words in the camera viewfinder and displays results

LEARNING TOOLS – engaging features that help you further enhance your vocabulary:
* ‘Favorites’ feature to create custom folders with lists of words from the extensive library
* ‘Recent’ list to help you easily review looked-up words
* ‘Word of the day’ section to help expand your vocabulary every day

CONTACT US:
If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions please contact us directly at support@mobisystems.com.

What's New

Version 10.0.1

• iOS 11 support!
• Complete visual redesign
• New Home view for quick access to the most frequently used functions
• New Talk & Translate feature introduced
• Now Swipe to delete entries from the Favorites and Recent menus
• Navigate the Word of the Day entries by swiping
• Recently viewed entries will appear at the top of the search field
• Bug fixes

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

39 Ratings

39 Ratings

A great and important work demeaned

BDHowell

The OED is the benchmark by which all other English dictionaries are judged. It is the ultimate arbiter of usage, pronunciation, and etymology of our language.

I use it daily in some form, whether print or digital. It is a vital tool for many writers.

So, why only a three-star rating? Simply, because the company tasked with producing the digital version of the essential and estimable work has included an extremely annoying, self-indulgent, feature: the app periodically requests a five-star rating via a cheesy, simpering pop-up. There is no provision to cancel future pop-up recurrences without landing on the app's App Store rating and feedback pages and entering a rating. Hence mine.

It's true that if you do click the pop-up, you are actually free to rate the app as you desire. And the work in its own merit is unquestionably worthy of five stars.

Nonetheless, the experience of being repeatedly begged for adulation is enough of displeasure that I am impelled to downgrade my rating, at least for now: The feature is unworthy of the OED and should be forthwith removed.

A previously user friendly app turned into an annoying experience

xgmed

Unfortunately this app falls short of the the highly usable original Deluxe edition of OUP's dictionary and thesaurus. The original version would allow tapping and then transferring to the relevant definition for words within the text of the definition, thus facilitating endless cross-referencing. What a great tool it was! Alas, not any more.

Beware of the app's (Mobisystems) demand, every so often at opening, to demand a 5 star rating. Rather audacious and unprofessional.

Helpful

Tremolux66

My main use is to look up British and otherwise obscure words and phrases that don't appear in other dictionaries. The app overall is quite useful, but I have two complaints: 1) it always starts in "thesaurus mode" and there seems to be no way to default to dictionary lookup, and 2) it continually pesters the user for a five-star rating. (How needy, and how unprofessional.)

Information

Seller
MobiSystems, Inc.
Size
191 MB
Category
Reference
Compatibility
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English, Catalan
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2017 MobiSystems, Inc.
Price
$29.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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