Dictionary.com: English Words

Dictionary.com: English Words

By Dictionary.com, LLC

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2009-04-07
  • Current Version: 7.5.18
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 129.34 MB
  • Developer: Dictionary.com, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 207,832 Ratings


Download the essential and most comprehensive dictionary app for dependable definitions at your fingertips. Dictionary.com is the leading free English dictionary app for iPhone – with over 2,000,000 trusted definitions and synonyms, the Dictionary.com app is designed and optimized for your mobile device. Works offline! Install the offline dictionary for access to definitions whenever you need them. In addition to the trusted reference content from Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com, this app includes: - Word of the Day – learn a new word each day and expand your vocabulary - Audio pronunciations – never mispronounce another word - Voice search – find the definitions you’re looking for anywhere, anytime - Content Collections Carousel includes Word Trends, Grammar Tips, , Slideshows, and Word of the Day - Quiz widget - test your vocabulary skills (are you prepping for the SAT?) with our Word of the Day quizzes - Word origin and history - discover etymology on even the strangest words - Favorite words and search history - customize your recently searched word list and never forget the newest words you’ve learned - English Spelling help - not sure how a word is spelled? This app will find it for you - Local look-ups - take a look at the words searched by location - Learner’s Dictionary - includes extra information about word usage for English learners - Optimized for Apple Watch! Get even more from your app with our Upgrades: - Example Sentences - Encyclopedia - Idioms and Phrases - Medical, Science, Rhyming Dictionaries - Offline Dictionary + Remove ads Or you can get all of this additional content and remove ads for one low price with our Pro App.



  • The ads. stop.

    By p.wright
    This app would be great without the ads. It is incredibly inconvenient to be writing a paper and need to use the app, but the ads are popping up every few seconds. After years of waiting for them to fix this, I have given up and deleted it.
  • Good app

    By ErikG66
    Love it!
  • Making me pay Again?

    By The Original K-Diddy
    I bought the upgraded version of this app years ago. I had the offline dictionary. Now, the app wants me to pay them Another three dollars... for what I already had? How is that even legal? How can I ever trust you guys? How often will I have to Re-Buy "upgrades"... just to keep the features I already had? For shame!
  • Lost all of my upgrade purchases

    By AMB.DRfan
    Before you suggest, I've deleted and reloaded the app, and I've tried the "restore upgrades" option. Last week I had all of the upgrades, this week - none. I've read through the reviews for the last several months and this is a very common complaint for this app. Certainly not going to repurchase, just to have them possibly disappear again. This is truly disappointing and I'll look for a more reliable app. It's unfortunate, because otherwise I've used and liked it for years.
  • Dictionary

    By Ronnie Mc
    The pronunciation part doesn’t work. But you can find the words that you look for.
  • Awesome

    By Shannon C. Wyandotte, MI
    I just wanted to take a moment and share about this app...... I love it! I really like the part where you can press the speaker and it pronounces every word you search. Especially, when you’re not familiar with how to say it, either in your head or out loud! I am reading a book called “Perfect Health” by Deepak Chopra and I am very interested in Hinduism which he frequently talks about throughout this book and all the other books he has written. So, thank you for this wonderful app!
  • Doesn’t change orientation

    By tnh1
    I just discovered when I purchased the iPad Pro that the app has no orientation mode. In today’s modern world of technology I don’t know why this app hasn’t been updated to do orientation mode on a large screen. Very unproductive since I refer to the app when writing papers.
  • What happened?!?! Lowered its standards

    By Rosemberg Ruiz
    I have loved dictionary.com since I was in 6th grade, and yet I loved way more the easiness of finding synonyms and learning about the etymology of the words. Now, unfortunately, it has really terrible word choices for its synonyms. As an example, if I to have searched the word “scholar” back then, I would get words like “savant”, “erudite”, “specialist”, “expert”. Now if look up the same word, I get “egghead”, “gnome”, “tool”, “bookworm”. What happened?!? It was so reliable back then :(
  • Compared to MW, this is more bang for the buck

    By p124
    I originally used the free version of this and was frustrated with the pop ups and constant crashing (every couple search, it crashes and you have to reopen). So, I paid for Merriam-Webster and I will say I got frustrated with that because definitions are short, no second or third options for pronunciation, some words don’t show up (I guess that version is based on abridged? Many words I found on here, I couldn’t find on MW). So I re-downloaded this and for a few bucks more that MW, you get tons more feature. I find the Learners, Idioms, and Example Sentence really useful. If you use this everyday, just shell out the 6 bucks. It’s the price of a Frappuccino, for Christ’s sake.
  • Too many ads

    By hdlandiowmanf
    I’ve had this app on my phone for many years. A dictionary/ thesaurus is an important tool to navigate your way through your own writing and reading, but the ads have become a major distraction/ inconvenience.