Dictionary.com for iPad 4+

English Vocabulary & Thesaurus

Dictionary.com, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 3.9 • 397 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Download the most essential and comprehensive dictionary app for dependable definitions at your fingertips.

Dictionary.com is the leading free English dictionary app for iPad– with over 2,000,000 trusted definitions and synonyms. The app is designed and optimized for your device.

Easily search definitions and synonyms offline. You can access the offline dictionary anytime and anywhere - you do not need an internet connection. Voice search and audio pronunciation requires connection.

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 Searches – conveniently speak to search a word without having to spell it
- 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
- 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

Get even more from your app with our Upgrades:
- Remove ads
- Example Sentences
- Encyclopedia
- Idioms and Phrases
- Medical, Science, Rhyming Dictionaries

What’s New

Version 7.2.27

Voice. noun. Something you can now use when searching for the definition of a word.

Our push notifications just got a whole lot better too. Travel anywhere in the world and receive real-time notifications and alerts from Dictionary.com.

You may also notice our Word of the Day has had a makeover. Check out the polished new look!

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
397 Ratings

397 Ratings

Savvy567784 ,

I would recommend!

I would recommend this, 100%. The only problem is some words aren’t in the dictionary, and some don’t have synonyms/antonyms, even when I can make some up (yes, I could have just gone with the one I made, no big deal, but that’s not the point!). Overall, great app!

Edit: One other thing I’d like to add would be that you cannot split-screen the app, but as that is not a major issue I don’t really mind.

Developer Response ,

Our Lexicographers are hard at work expanding and improving our Dictionary and Thesaurus. We'll be sure to share your suggestions on including more synonyms, as well as the split-screen app view, along to our teams. Thanks for your kind review, and for using our app!

J2d2ozlander ,

Confusing in-app ad-free unlock.

Thought I had bought the upgrade. Took my money. But ads still appeared. Ended up having to go to pro version and pay for that version. Just confusing. In the off-line world purchases seem a little more straight forward. If you buy it, you see it. Online with ads has the annoying lack of allure of ads that might not go away if the program has a glitch.

Anyway the pro version is good. Just wanted to know what I was going to get before buying, which was why I got this free version first. The free version has a glitch in the upgrade function, from my own experience.

aaronshenhao ,

Too many "upgrade" ads despite buying no-ads

I bought the no-ads in-app purchase, but the app still contains buttons that only leads you to in-app purchases.

For example, below each definition are some options such as seeing example sentences, but those buttons serve no purpose at all except to lead you to purchase that add-on. Furthermore, for each definition, there's an "upgrade" tab continuously visible on the top.

For this reason, I prefer using free online dictionaries that provides all the paid features for free.

App Privacy

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