Webster's New World ® College Dictionary and Roget's A-Z Thesaurus 2014, 5th Edition - completely revised and expanded reference
By MobiSystems, Inc.
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Webster's New World ® College Dictionary and Roget's A-Z Thesaurus is a software bundle of the Webster’s New World ® College Dictionary and the Webster’s New World ® Roget’s Thesaurus. This package is the perfect reference to use at school, at the office, or at home!
WEBSTER'S NEW WORLD ® COLLEGE DICTIONARY
The 5th edition combines the most up-to-date information about our language and our world to present a completely revised, updated and expanded reference. Millions of users worldwide value this unique combination of features, found in no other dictionary:
* Clear, readable definitions that provide instant understanding
* More than 160,000 entries with abundant synonym notes, full-page tables and charts, and authoritative guidance on usage and style points
* Over 800 illustrations, biographical photographs and maps
* 12,000 specially identified Americanisms
* 4,700 terms from the areas of arts and sports, science and medicine, computers and the Internet, food, business, politics, and law
* Thousands of well-revised examples of current word usage
Webster's New World ® College Dictionary is the most useful and authoritative dictionary you can own. More than 4,700 entries and senses have been added, including terms from the areas of arts and sports, science and medicine, food, computers and the Internet, business, law and politics. Thousands of revisions have been made to existing senses to reflect current usage. About 12,000 Americanisms have been included to extensively cover the words, phrases, and senses first used in the United States.
This dictionary features advanced word definitions, complimented with abundant synonym notes, full-page tables and charts, drawings and authoritative guidance on usage and style points, all well-organized in a clear and accessible defining style.
Webster's New World ® College Dictionary, 5th edition is selected by leading newspapers as their official dictionary of choice. It is a favorite of newsrooms and copy editors nationwide and it is the official dictionary of The Associated Press Stylebook.
WEBSTER’S NEW WORLD ® ROGET’S THESAURUS
This reference opens up the world of words and leads you to more precise and effective communication. Thousands of synonym entries include the broadest and most useful word comparisons and the greatest number of examples of any thesaurus, with more grammatical and usage information and a greater variety of related terms. Entries are arranged in alphabetical order, so synonyms are easy to find.
Also includes 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 automatically searches for 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
* Fun and engaging word games like ‘Hangman’, ‘Word scramble’ and ‘Anagrams’ give you the opportunity to use newly learned words
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What's New in Version 7.4.1
* Revised and expanded database, based on Webster’s New World ® 2014
* Completely redesigned user experience for quick and easy navigation
* New camera search feature automatically looks up words in your camera's viewfinder
* Share word definitions via installed apps on your device
* Fun ‘Word of the Day’ feature
* Fixed issues to make the app more reliable
A little hard to control the rolling up and down page on iPhone.
3 stars until it's fixed.
I agree with (except I paid $25 for the App), with Disgruntled Gnostic's, accurate description of this
newly revised May 2015, corrupted updated version, as I was also tricked into updating this newly corrupted version. I had previously searched the App Store for all the available dictionaries and chose this one because it
appeared far superior to the
other dictionaries. I was very happy with my new App, until the new May 2015 update. In the old version I was able to rearrange my saved favorite words, which made it very easy to go back and review those words in an orderly way. That option has now been removed. Previously, there were front and back (left & right) arrows, which made it real easy to navigate back and forth, with the words that I had consecutively searched.
That very helpful teaching-tool option (back & forth arrows) has also been removed. The prior version also broke down the definition of words into syllables, in many cases, contain 2 or more bridged-words, which I could "touch",and it would take me to that word. The prior
version of this App, also described the word's original (archaic) meaning, its use in present and prior vernacular, and from which language (e.g. Greek,Latin,
that word had originated, and the actual word in that foreign language. That also taught me the relationship of the English and to that foreign word, so I learned 2 languages at the same time.
I encourage others to write more reviews about this App on this "Reviews" page to encourage the App Co., to bring back the "prior version" (prior to May 2015) and to properly inform the purchasers of this App that it is an "updated & restored version" with an explanation so that we are not again tricked into getting a more
"corrupted version" in the future. It is a shame that now we are beginning to trust the internet, they are removing access to the meaning of everything, by getting us to trust previous truthful dictionaries such as this one ( before the May 2015 update), and now
"forcing" us to accept the meaning of words which
"they" want us to accept as truth, by omission of a word's original meaning and origin.
Don't buy this dictionary. It is a rip off
Today is 6/5/15. I have written this company 7 times after they refused to give me back their pre-May, 2015 version, after I had updated to their current May 2015 version, and they still refuse to deal with my clearly stated issues. I feel cheated by this company to have paid $24.99 for what "was" before, this fabulous previous dictionary. This Company should be prosecuted for bait and switch, and be sued for literary fraud. This current version is a 1984 nightmare in progress of perverting the English language. This most recent updated version changes the meaning of so many words. They have changed all the original meanings that they had under their previous uncorrupted version dictionary. It seems clear from the new meanings of words and their new version, that they are merging all of their cheap and inexpensive garbage dictionaries, into this most expensive previously accurate dictionary (prior to May, 2015), which had contained the true meanings of words since their inception. It appears clear that their intention forward, is to corrupt the English language. This is a conspiracy fact! I speak for all the owners of the previous (prior to May 2015) version to update all of us, which update should give us the dictionary back that we had bargained for and that can truly help us to learn the English language as it was originally intended from its inception.
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- Category: Reference
- Updated: May 15, 2015
- Version: 7.4.1
- Size: 133 MB
- Languages: English, Catalan
- Seller: MobiSystems, Inc.
- © 2015 MobiSystems, Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.