Merriam-Webster Dictionary Pro

Merriam-Webster Dictionary Pro

By Merriam-Webster, Inc.

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2011-12-09
  • Current Version: 4.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 213.17 MB
  • Developer: Merriam-Webster, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 5,416 Ratings


Get America’s most useful and respected dictionary, optimized for your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. This is the best iOS app for English language reference, education, and vocabulary building. And now we’ve added new word games! It’s never been more fun to learn new words and test your vocabulary for everyone from English learners to total word nerds. Hundreds of words to test your skills. Offline access: You’ll have complete access to definitions and synonyms whether or not you’re connected. You will need a connection to view illustrations, hear audio pronunciations, and use voice search. Selected as a "Best New App" by iTunes. Features: * Universal app * No ads * Full Thesaurus: more than 200,000 word choices, examples, and explanations * New Vocabulary-Building Quizzes: fun, fast quizzes to learn new words or test your vocabulary * Voice Search: look up a word without having to spell it * Word of the Day: learn a new word every day. * Example Sentences: understand how a word is used in context * Quick Definitions: perfect for on-the-go lookups * Audio Pronunciations: voiced by real English speakers, not text-to-speech robots * Favorite Words and Search History: Keep track of the words that are most important to you * Favorite Word syncing through iCloud: Share your favorites between devices * Apple Watch Extension: See Word of the Day, look up words with voice search, and keep track of your favorites from your watch * Premium Content: over 1000 graphical illustrations, and over 20,000 additional entries covering people, places, and foreign terms Please click the link to the Application License Agreement, below, which includes our App Privacy Policy.



  • Glorious!

    By Smart 04
    Words, words, words . . .
  • Great App

    By Mondane23
    This app is outstanding on many levels! One it helps you to hear the word....and so much more.
  • Love this app!

    By iyounger1
    This app is one of the four that are permanently fixed on the bottom of the iPhone screen. Gives the full definition and history of words and the Word of the Day is awesome for expanding your vocabulary.
  • Must Have

    By BuckyNash
    Like most people, I have only a handful of apps I’ve actually paid for. . . This is one of them and I would gladly do it again. Love the way you can easily flip to the Thesaurus and then back to the dictionary. Word games are fun too! I use this all the time to improve my writing and wordsmithing-its a must have for anyone on email all day.
  • There are no words...

    By Nakedinarentedfield
    Downloaded last pm. Had to look up three words while reading a book be Gene Wolfe. Not in this dictionary, e.g. analeptic.
  • Versatile App; Good Workout

    By Buckyball59
    This is the only English dictionary app I bother with. It offers a variety of exercises and options (such as word of the day) which are useful to review, reinforce, and increase vocabulary “muscle.” Just for “funzies” I also bought a Word a Day calendar whose definitions are derived from Webster, and it’s a good supplement. I’m a big fan of writing and collect words and linguistic principles for fun. I’ve gathered some pretty word gems this way. This app goes into etymology briefly - just enough to whet your whistle. It’s the right mix of concise and in-depth for an app. Thanks for offering it, guys!
  • Merriam Webster Dictionary

    By Dee Dee disapointef
    I love this app. A really good dictionary with the added feature of word pronunciation by speaker. You’ll love this app!
  • A daily reference!

    As someone who always had a M-W dictionary by almost every chair, and someone dragged into the digital age (I’m 80), the app came to my attention recently as I became more familiar with my iPhone and its wonders. I installed it recently and LOVE it. One of my favorite features is the ability to hear the words pronounced. The app is easy to use and gives me the understanding I need. Gone are those thick books—well, I have one somewhere, just in case. In the meantime it enhances my reading and writing.
  • Pronunciation

    By OneWordAtATime
    It helps me a lot that not only I can find a word’s definition but also I can hear how it is pronounced.
  • Great source of information

    By kenmascagni
    Reading great novels with immediate access to the Merriam Webster app allows those with limited education to see more clearly and understand more deeply the thoughts of great writers.