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?
Remember 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, Portuguese, Romanian, Greek, Tatar, Tok Pisin, Indonesian, Malay, Turkmen, Tajik, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Northern Sotho, Setswana, with support for more Languages such as Hindi 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, for detailed information and more!

Praise for LookUp:
Webby Honoree (2017) for Best UX in Mobile Apps
"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
Apple 20 Under 20 (2015)

LookUp Requires Internet Connectivity to search for a word.

What’s New

Version 7.0.8

Fixes an issue where the pronunciation would not play for some users.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
132 Ratings

132 Ratings

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.

DragonMasterSnakeMan ,

Needs offline mode

This is by far the cleanest ui of any dictionary app I’ve used, the only thing it’s missing for me and why I have two dictionary apps on my phone is that there is no offline mode; I understand that it’s not practical to basically store the whole of Wikipedia and all the other data it pulls, but Oxford dictionary definitions should be available offline, many other apps succeed in this, and that’s the only reason I haven’t given it a 5 star rating.

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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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