The Oxford Dictionary of English (ODE) with more than 150 years of research behind it, is globally accepted as the highest authority in the study and reference of the English language.

ODE is a valuable resource for anyone using English in an academic or professional context. Tailored to:

• Professionals actively using English
• Students preparing for ACT, SAT, IELTS or TOEFL exams
• Academics

As well as anyone else who needs a comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of current English at work or at home.


• The latest 2021 word database from Oxford Languages (part of Oxford University Press)
• 350,000 words, phrases and meanings
• More than 75,000 audio pronunciations
• Special Topics reference content – easily look up topic-specific content
• Word-of-the-day – learn a new word, every day


• Favourites list - create custom folders with lists of words
• Recent list – review already looked-up words
• Word sharing - easily share a new word or definition you have just learned
• Home page – an intuitive start your journey into the English language
• Auto-correction option - correct the spelling of any word as you type it


• Search autocomplete - displays predictions as you type
• Keyword lookup - search within compound words and phrases
• Camera search - look up words in the camera viewfinder
• Voice search - find an entry when you don’t know how a word is spelled
• Wild card search – use '*' or '?' to replace a letter or entire parts of a word


Our premium app features unlock the full potential of the world’s best dictionary by providing you with the following:

• Unlimited dictionary use – unlimited access to the latest database with more than 350,000 words, phrases and meanings
• Audio pronunciation – never mispronounce another word again! Available for more than 75,000 entries voiced by real British speakers
• Offline and Fast mode - access the wealth of the word database anywhere, anytime - no data or internet connection is required
• Regular content updates – receive updates to the word database, as soon as it is available from the Oxford University Press
• No advertising – enjoy an ad-free learning experience with no interruptions and distractions


Oxford Dictionary of English offers the following auto-renewable subscriptions:

• Annual subscription for $19.99 per year
• Monthly subscription for $2.99 per month with a special first month price of $0.99
• The price of each subscription corresponds to the same price segment, which is set in the "Apple's App Store Matrix" for other currencies
• Your subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the subscription period
• You can cancel a subscription anytime by turning off auto-renewal through your iTunes account settings. This must be done 24 hours before the end of a subscription period to avoid being charged. The cancellation will take effect the day after the last day of the current subscription period, and you will be downgraded to the free service

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What’s New

Version 14.1.1

We're constantly making our app better. Our team has worked on a complete redesign of the app that provides you easier access to the features you use most. With the current version you will also get:

• The latest 2021 Oxford University Press word database
• Superior quality of the Audio pronunciations
• Improved Camera and Voice search
• Autocorrection option available in Settings
• New convenient Favourites management features
• Support for iOS 15

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
8.9K Ratings

8.9K Ratings

big time cheated ,

Good app

I have bought this app with the speaker functionality and was working very good. Suddenly everything stops and the app couldn’t open. I had to download it from iCloud to use it again but The speaker doesn’t work and all my favourite words gone. The worst thing is it asked me to buy again which i have already paid for premium, I was very disappointed and rate the app with one star but after few days I got a notification of updates and I started to update the app , then the speaker functionality started except all my favourite words which are not there any more. At the beginning I was so disappointed but now once the pronunciation speaker is working, my faith on recommending this app restored. I really like this dictionary as it is very useful especially the one with speaker functionality and no advertising pop ups. I gave the app 4 stars, Just because it didn’t restore my favourite words I couldn’t give the app 5 stars which really deserves. Therefore , I highly recommend this app to anyone who wants to have dictionary. It worths buying it.

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for your feedback.
If you're having any issues in the future, feel free to email us at:
As for the favorites issue: Your words are stored inside of the app, so deleting the app also deletes your favorites entries. Sadly as of the moment, there is no way to store those words so that they are not deleted when you have deleted the app.
- MobiSystems Support Team -

Beaxavi ,

Rather Pricey for Some

I had been planning as soon as I returned to work to pay the one-off fee for the offline access and no ads. Now I find that the one-off fee is no longer available and I must pay a minimum of £20 per year. Assuming that I keep the app (which would be my plan), this would cost just under £60 for three years, £100 for five years. While I completely understand the need for users to pay for this service, I, as a fee paying student and a zero hour worker with kids to care for, cannot justify such a high spend. It’s great for those who can afford it, but clearly this dictionary is not for the rest of us (except for the one word a day we are permitted without the premium package). Disappointing to say the least. After posting this review, it did get a response from the developer, but they seem to have missed the point I was making (or didn’t actually read the review properly). I made it clear that I agreed it was necessary to charge, but it was the jump from a reasonable one-off fee to a fee that can be prohibitive for some that I find problematic. They didn’t address this in their response. They also ‘reminded’ me that I don’t have to subscribe; I found this quite a callous response. But it is telling of their attitude (and lack of concern) about their less financially able users.

Developer Response ,

Hello there,
We do apologize if there was any misconception on our end and please do not assume that there is a lack of concern, on the contrary, your feedback is important to us and we always aim for a freat user experience. We do understand the concern when it comes to the price, but most digital services of the Oxford University Press (OUP) are gradually migrating to subscription payments and we as a developer need to follow their path as they are licensing the content to us. We can discuss the fact that it seems quite costly with the team so you can all enjoy the Premium features for a fair price, we could not promise at the moment but we will have it noted. If you have any other concers and suggestions on how we can improve, we are always open to hear them.
All the best to you,
-MobiSystems Support Team-

Big Tram ,

Dropped a star - used to be five before update

The latest update has replaced the classic and very usable interface with a “modernised” u/i which is unattractive, less straightforward and has a spurious “word of the day” section cluttering up the layout (with no option to hide it!). A backward step from the elegantly simple old interface which made using the dictionary easy. Now there is more going on, which app designers may love, but users don’t. Would love the option of going back to the old interface, or of hiding some of the new additions. The dictionary content is still great (phew!) but drops from five stars to four, in my book, because of the retrograde new look.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the honest feedback, we will definitely note it in our backlog. Did you mean to say that the "Recent" words clutter the page? The WOTD list is actually hidden at the moment, and you can view your list if you tap on "View all". Your voice always plays an important role in our improvement. Please, be sure to contact us at if you should have any other suggestions. :)
-MobiSystems Support Team-

App Privacy

The developer, MobiSystems, Inc., 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 Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Purchases
  • Identifiers

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The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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