LookUp: English dictionary 4+

Learn a new word every day

Squircle Apps LLP

    • #47 in Reference
    • 4.6 • 11 Ratings
    • £8.99


LookUp is an easy to use english dictionary app, with beautiful Word of the Day illustrations, and an award winning design to lookup all you want to know about about a word in a single search. It’s a great reading companion for avid readers, and a visual learning tool for kids, new English speakers, or just about anyone looking to proactively build their vocabulary.

What can you do with LookUp?
Learn new words: Everyday, we carefully curate and design beautiful illustrations for the Word of the Day, making it easier and fun to learn new words!

Organize your favorite words: Group the new word discover by your favorite books, places, authors, or just anything with Collections. You can even create Siri shortcuts for your specific collections to access them easily!

Take Quizzes: You can test your vocabulary by taking quizzes based on the words you save in your Collections. Quizzes are a great way to remember words or to prepare for proficiency exams. Answer the questions correctly to win trophies!

Learn it all: LookUp a word’s meaning, picture, origin, synonyms, antonyms and a wikipedia entry in a single search.

Translations: You can translate the definitions from English to more than 18 different Languages including Chinese, German, Spanish, Greek and many more!

Translations are available in: Chinese, Spanish, German, Hindi, Marathi, Portuguese, Russian, Afghan, Romanian, Greek, Tatar, Tok Pisin, Indonesian, Malay, Turkmen, Tajik, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Northern Sotho, Setswana and more coming Soon

Definitions and Translations in LookUp are powered by the Oxford English Dictionary.

LookUp on Apple Watch:
Instant Definitions: Find meanings, example sentences, origin, or wikipedia information right from your wrist. LookUp is the most comprehensive dictionary app for watchOS.

Word of the Day: Access Word of the Day from the Apple Watch app, or just add a complication for it, you can even have it delivered every morning on your Siri Watch Face.

Handoff - Glance on your watch, and take it over to your phone, iPad or Mac, for detailed information and more!

Praise for LookUp:
Webby Honoree (2021) in Education & Reference Apps Category
MacStories Update of the Year 2019
Webby Honoree (2017) for Best UX in Mobile Apps
Apple 20 Under 20 (2015)

"LookUp is far and away my favorite dictionary app I’ve used." - Macstories
"It doesn't feel like any other dictionary app for iPhone." - Beautiful Pixels

LookUp Requires Internet Connectivity to search for a word.

What’s New

Version 8.1.2

LookUp 8.1.2 introduces important bug fixes and improves the overall performance of the app.

Fixes a bug where the Search Bar is not active in new Search Windows
Fixes an issue where the Word of the Day Widget would sometimes display an incomplete image.
Fixes an issue where sometimes the watch wouldn’t update the word of the day complication
Scroll Performance is better in the Word of the Day screen across all platforms.
Fixes a bug where renaming a new collection would sometimes fail to move the cursor position
Fixes a bug where the learn screen would sometimes erroneously display a collection available for “Learning Today”

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

With apologies to the nice people at Oxford, dictionaries don’t usually look all that great. But LookUp is a dictionary for those with a penchant for aesthetics; the app delivers its daily definitions with illustrations that trigger both sides of your brain. Learn from a mahoosive collection of words like reticent, impresario, and mahoosive, which, we just learned, is really a word. Tap a card for pronunciations, origins, and synonyms; heart a word if you have a particular adulation for it.

KiltedGreen ,

Great little app now much improved

Just launched this with my Magic Keyboard for the first time and noticed that not only does it perform beautifully with it but a bunch of new features have been added!

The animations are delightful and the bug where you tapped the heart to like a word but it didn’t work, now does. The new word tests of similar sounding words are a treat.

The whole app is such a delight for anyone wanting to improve their English vocabulary and provide delight along the way.



I love this app. Between the pictorial interface and the large text, LookUp is welcoming and accessible, especially for someone like myself who is visually impaired.

RECOMMENDATION: I appreciate the audio pronunciation feature and would love to have the entire definition read to me in this manner.

App Privacy

The developer, Squircle Apps LLP, 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 Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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