Chambers is the single-volume international English dictionary with the widest coverage of all the riches of the English language. Clear, accurate and occasionally witty definitions, with the latest new words from science, technology and contemporary culture.
This 13th Edition reflects the changes in our language, with special attention paid to new words that have emerged, new uses of old words and the most up-to-date pronunciation. The 13th Edition includes over 260,000 distinct words, compounds, phrases and derived forms.
The intelligent word entry suggests possible correct spellings as you type, as well as listing words that sound the same or are often confused. 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)
There are also standard bookmark, recent word and random word features. No Internet connection is required, and it supports Split View and Slide over for use with other apps on iPad.
The Chambers Dictionary is treasured by word-lovers and crossword enthusiasts for its majestic coverage of English and its tradition of sneaking in a sprinkling of light-hearted definitions. Alone among the single-volume dictionaries, it preserves a rich stock of words from our literary heritage as well as covering all the latest developments in contemporary English.
Chambers Thesaurus is also available as a separate app, and can easily be cross-referenced from the dictionary. Our WordWeb, Chambers, Collins and Oxford dictionaries are also available separately for Windows and Mac desktop.
Latest iPhone optimization. Button for one-touch switch to Chambers Thesaurus (if installed).
Ratings and Reviews
Worth the wait and the money
At last! Crossword enthusiasts and lovers of words will be delighted. Expensive but worth it for the content.
It is simple, clean, fast, good layout. The search facility is excellent- as a substitute for page-flicking it makes it very easy to find elusive words -it even tempts crossword-solvers to cross the boundary into cheating! The Chambers Dictionary is second to none -all we need now is Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. Excellent addition to iPhone Apps.
Finally, the best English dictionary with the best interface
The Chambers Dictionary is the dictionary I grew up with, it has by far the clearest and most detailed definitions, inluding the odd bit of wit. On both Palm and Pocket PC the Chambers had a horrible interface, finally on the iPhone they have made up for it all. The search functionality is amazing. I just hope I don't stop referring to the hardcover edition, this is one of the great English dictionaries
Impressive coverage & great software
This is easily the best digital dictionary I've ever used. The wildcard searching is fantastic. The definitions are well laid out. The content is very broad; Chambers are famous for their breadth of definitions.
Only one tiny gripe; by default, vulgar words are excluded. There's a preferences option to turn them on. I like my dictionaries warts and all by default. I suspect the developers did this to keep Apple happy, so it's a minor quibble.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.