The WordWeb English dictionary and thesaurus: fast searching, spelling suggestions, definitions, usage examples, synonyms, related words - and no adverts. An offline audio version is available separately.
The comprehensive WordWeb dictionary database includes:
- 285,000 words, phrases and derived forms
- 225,000 word sense definitions
- 70,000 usage examples
- 85,000 text pronunciations
- Synonyms, similar and related words
- N. American, British, Australian and international English
A version with 70,000 professionally recorded audio pronunciations is available as a separate product.
The intelligent word entry suggests possible correct spellings as you type, as well as listing words that sound the same or are often confused.
Additional features include the ability to drill down on any word in a definition, full bookmark support and history.
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)
Is it better than dictionary.com? Judge for yourself!
No Internet connection is required to use WordWeb, and it's free.
Chambers dictionary and thesaurus are also available, and you can cross-reference to both Chambers and old Oxford dictionary apps from WordWeb.
iPadOS 14 compatibility, database updates
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Time Tested and Still A Star Performer
I first stumbled on WordWeb as an .exe file almost 20 years ago. It was great then and time has made it even better. This is a must-have app.
This is the best dictionary app that I have ever seen in the past 10 years.
This is one of the very few examples of free apps that just works and does exactly that it’s supposed to do. The developer should really think about adding an optional ‘support development’ in-app purchase, I would definitely send you some money!
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.