Get America’s most useful and respected dictionary, optimized for your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. This is the best iOS app for English language reference, education, and vocabulary building.

And now we’ve added new word games! It’s never been more fun to learn new words and test your vocabulary for everyone from English learners to total word nerds. Hundreds of words to test your skills.

Offline access: You’ll have complete access to definitions and synonyms whether or not you’re connected. You will need a connection to view illustrations, hear audio pronunciations, and use voice search.

Selected as a "Best New App" by iTunes.


* Universal app
* No ads
* Full Thesaurus: more than 200,000 word choices, examples, and explanations
* New Vocabulary-Building Quizzes: fun, fast quizzes to learn new words or test your vocabulary
* Voice Search: look up a word without having to spell it
* Word of the Day: learn a new word every day.
* Example Sentences: understand how a word is used in context
* Quick Definitions: perfect for on-the-go lookups
* Audio Pronunciations: voiced by real English speakers, not text-to-speech robots
* Favorite Words and Search History: Keep track of the words that are most important to you
* Favorite Word syncing through iCloud: Share your favorites between devices
* Apple Watch Extension: See Word of the Day, look up words with voice search, and keep track of your favorites from your watch
* Premium Content: over 1000 graphical illustrations, and over 20,000 additional entries covering people, places, and foreign terms

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What’s New

Version 4.6

New dictionary and thesaurus entries.
Siri Shortcut integration.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

Abhi JSR ,

Effective apps

Flawless, smooth and helpful on go. Improvement is always a way of life so expected much more from MW.

vivekdashora ,

Tool for learning english

I m a North Indian student,with Hindi background and surroundings as well, going to take civil services exams with english medium.
Firstly I started with MW free version, but I got it too useful n easy to understand, it has been building confidence about english.
I jst can say it supplements my hunger.
I purchased it and now more enjoying it without any rubbish adds.

vibhaath ,

Best among dictionary apps

Interface of this app is really the best compared to all the other online/offline dictionaries available. The quiz is very addictive and designed to help you diversify you vocabulary. I am using the pro version and it is worth every penny!


Merriam-Webster, Inc.
223.5 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Merriam-Webster Inc.
₹ 399


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