The world’s bestselling advanced-level dictionary for learners of English, in an app!

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary 10th edition builds English vocabulary better than ever before and leads the way to more confident, successful communication in English.

This free download includes 100 sample entries from the new Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary 10th edition. To gain access to the full app with all features, please open the app and select the Catalogue tab to subscribe for 1 month, 1 year, or 4 years. To try a 2-day trial of the full app for free, simply open the app and select ‘Free 2-day trial’ within the Catalogue tab.

With the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary 10th edition app, you can...

Expand your vocabulary and develop more natural sounding English
• Over 86,000 words, 95,000 phrases, 112,000 meanings and 237,000 examples, including 2,000+ NEW words and meanings.
• Access the full A-Z offline to learn on the go wherever you are.
• Usage notes help you produce more natural sounding English, e.g. Is it 'borrow' or 'lend'? The 'Which word?' note explains.
• Learn synonyms, collocations (words which go together) and everyday expressions.
• Search for and study phrasal verbs and idioms.
• NEW Learn the Oxford 3000™ and Oxford 5000™, graded by CEFR level.
• NEW Learn OPAL (Oxford Phrasal Academic Lexicon) academic vocabulary.
• NEW Word of the Day every day, which you can share with your friends.
• Learn lists of related vocabulary with pre-loaded Favourites folders on a range of issues, including the environment, social issues and politics.
• NEW Test your vocabulary with the fun quiz feature.
• Colour illustrations to aid comprehension and enrich your vocabulary.

Get added listening practice and improve your pronunciation
• Listen to real voice audio for words and example sentences, in both British and American accents.
• Practise pronunciation - listen to the real voice audio for words, record yourself and then play it back to compare.
• NEW Listen to English words from other countries around the world recorded by native speakers.

Find exactly what you want quickly and easily
• Full text search - find your word, idiom, phrasal verb, or example sentence anywhere in the dictionary.
• Tap any word in an entry to instantly look it up.
• Look up words directly from many popular apps, such as Safari.

Organise and personalize your favourite entries
• Create lists of your favourite entries, and create folders and subfolders to store them.
• Export your Favourite lists and History list.

What’s New

Version 1.3

We’ve added new words and meanings to the dictionary! From ‘superspreader’ to ‘self-isolate’ and from ‘JOMO’ to ‘Gen Z’, we’re keeping OALD as up to date as possible.

In addition, we’ve created a widget so that you can see the OALD Word of the Day on your home screen (iOS 14 and above). If you have ideas for improvements to the widget, please let us know.

And lastly, in response to your feedback we have improved the audio quality for spoken words and sentences in the app to make them as clear as possible. We hope you like this update!

Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

alittlenote ,


Hey, I’ve been using OALD 9 for over 3 years and recently purchased 1 year plan. Overall, I find it OKAY.... but what annoys me the most is a lot of bugs! I mean, whenever I open the app, it suddenly stops music, podcast or whatever I was listening to! I suppose this app itself is quite unstable and it keeps crashing especially switching from another app to this! Please fix these issues as soon as possible. :(

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your comments. We will take your feedback on board. Best wishes, the Oxford Learner's Dictionaries team

CharlieLiu ,

The bug of search history and suggestions for improvements

There are a few aspects that need to be improved:
1. It seems that the history function doesn’t work very well. Usually it only keeps a few items of the search history, not all of them. 2. Besides, search history also records some unnecessary words that are only partial of the intended words generated while putting in the input box. 3. Words placed under the “favorite”are automatically sorted in the alphabetic order, but I think it’s better to sort them according to the time of search history, or at least such option should be available. Overall it’s a wonderful app, and I will love it even more if you could make the above improvements. Than you!

Developer Response ,

Hi, thanks for sharing your feedback. Please could you contact Customer Services ( They will be able to put forward your suggestions for the improvements. Best wishes, the OALD team.

mocha_mj ,

In general I'm loving this app

In general I'm loving this app. Nice features and contents and all that. But there's several bugs, especially when I'm using this on my ipad as the side app. Sometimes searching doesn't work so I have to close it and open it again. And It kind of annoys me when it pauses my music whenever I start this app. Also history needs fixing. It often includes words I didn't look up.
That said, other satisfying features make up for those. Full text search is amazing and helpful. I would've given five stars if it weren't for a few bugs.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for the positive review! We've made a note of your comments and will use them to inform our future updates. Please note that the app requires microphone access for the Pronunciation Practice functionality, which is why the music players stop when you launch the app. To resolve the issue, please disable microphone from your device Settings>OALD. We hope this helps and that you continue to enjoy the app.


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App Privacy

The developer, Oxford University Press, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers

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  • User Content
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  • Family Sharing

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

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