By WordWeb Software
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The WordWeb English dictionary and thesaurus: fast searching, spelling suggestions, definitions, usage examples, synonyms, related words - and no adverts. An offline audio version is available separately.
The comprehensive WordWeb dictionary database includes:
- 285,000 words, phrases and derived forms
- 225,000 word sense definitions
- 70,000 usage examples
- 85,000 text pronunciations
- Synonyms, similar and related words
- N. American, British, Australian and international English
A version with 70,000 professionally recorded audio pronunciations is available as a separate product.
The intelligent word entry suggests possible correct spellings as you type, as well as listing words that sound the same or are often confused.
Additional features include the ability to drill down on any word in a definition, full bookmark support and history.
Search features include:
- Alphabetical listing
- Spelling suggestions
- Sounds-like and often-confused
- Fast pattern-matching search (*, ?, vowel and consonant)
- Filter search results by noun, verb, adjective, adverbs
- Customize search options (case, derived forms, etc)
Is it better than dictionary.com? Judge for yourself!
No Internet connection is required to use WordWeb, and it's free.
Chambers dictionary and thesaurus are also available, and you can cross-reference to both Chambers and old Oxford dictionary apps from WordWeb.
What's New in Version 2.4
Updates and fixes for iOS8 and iPhone 6. Database updates.
Really helpful app
I have been using this app for several years. The best feature, for me, is the search feature. You can type part of a word and insert an asterisk anywhere in the word and the dictionary will supply you with all the words that have the letters you have typed, with letters inserted between them.
Simple, powerful, intuitive
First time writing a review because of the joy I experienced when I finally found this wonderfully straightforward free dictionary/thesaurus. No ads, works fast, does what you want it to. Also, tap the help button to see how crazy powerful the search feature is. To whomever coded this, I love you.
I've been using this app since 2010 and it hasn't let me down yet and it's super responsive, minor notes that are simply preference but over all it's a five star app! It's so good that I bet even the developers have it installed on their phones! I even have installed on my droid Tab. Nice work
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Sep 23, 2014
- Version: 2.4
- Size: 32.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Antony Lewis
- © WordWeb Software
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.