Look up word definitions from Noah Webster's 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language.

August 30, 2018
1828 now has the option to purchase an updated dictionary with cross-reference links. There are three in-app purchase options, all of which include the updated dictionary which fixes some incomplete definitions and other issues.

1. Dictionary Cross-Reference. This upgrade provides tappable links to words referred to in some definitions. For example, the definition of Abase has a reference indicating "See Abash". With this upgrade, the referenced word will appear in blue and tapping the word will open the definition for that word.

2. Bible Cross-Reference. This upgrade provides tappable links to Bible references which appear in many definitions. The Bible reference will appear in blue and tapping the reference will open the Bible chapter with the referenced verse highlighted so that it can be read in context.

3. All Cross-Reference. This is a combo upgrade which includes both the Dictionary and Bible cross-reference options.

The in-app purchase is accessed by tapping the gear icon at the top-right of the Word Search view.

What’s New

Version 3.3

Updated app icon

Added missing words Hasten, Humble and Leave to the upgrade dictionary

Fixed an issue with in-app purchase missing content
Fixed an issue with the in-app purchase user interface
Improved the in-app purchase user interface (added activity indicators)
Added font size setting

Updated to support iPhone X.
Added in-app purchase option for tappable cross-reference links.
(see updated App Description for more information)

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

OldNeophyte ,

A good quality app that is free!

As soon as I downloaded the app, I compared several words to the hardcopy Facsimile Edition sitting on my dictionary stand. Although it doesn't have every little notation, the definitions are virtually word for word. The interface is very easy to use and the app's response time is excellent. Of the three apps that are available, I chose this one because it was free. But if I continue to experience similar results, I would gladly pay for it.

JokiGirl ,

A Backward Glimpse into the English Language's Evolution

My sentiments for this application are expressed precisely in every word of the review expressed by wjgold, who writes of it, "...irreplaceably useful to bridge the gap between the original meaning of words (and) the morphed changes over the decades. It is revealing to historical, societal trends, valuable for deeper understanding and very entertaining...." Looking up words in this dictionary is not the equivalent of looking up words in a current-day dictionary; it is researching the use of language and the way it was understood nearly two centuries ago, from which one can discern patterns in the evolution of language through the past 200 years.
My only recommendations for this application are, foremost, a way to save favorite words/passages; a more attractive application icon (that's a petty request, I realize; neither reflect my overall rating of this very lovely application).

,.!Brian.. ,

Best 1828 Dict. App

This is the simplest Webster’s 1828 Dictionary App. It now has Webster’s Bible references links to open the verses. Has several other useful inexpensive helps.

It is my #1 go to KJB Bible reference, bar none. The 1828 defines 95% of the KJB words. Why go to the subjective “Hebrew & “Greek”?, when the word of God has been provided in the KJB text (despite claims by “scholars” that it’s not). All that is needed is a true dictionary of unfamiliar words, read what is there in context, some prayer and humility and you will receive GREAT understanding of the word of God.


Michael Moore
19.8 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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