Architecture Dictionary by Farlex gives you free, instant access to more than 28,000 architecture terms and 9,000 images, all from authoritative sources, including McGraw-Hill.

Whether you're an architect, architecture student, engineer, designer, or just interested in architecture, this free architecture dictionary app can help you find clear, in-depth definitions and images right on your iPhone or iPad. Search multiple architecture encyclopedias and dictionaries for entries on:

Architects and prominent figures in the field
Architecture of different eras, regions, and religions
Design elements
Construction terms
Photos, illustrations, and diagrams
+ much more…


* Search 28,000+ architecture terms and definitions from top sources you won't find anywhere else.

* View 9,000+ architectural images, including photos, illustrations, and diagrams of significant structures and elements.

* Save unlimited bookmarks to quickly access the terms you view most.

* Use native voice search to look up a word just by saying it. (With supported devices)

* See search suggestions as you type and always find what you're looking for.

* View your recent searches.

* Perform advanced searches, including "Starts with," "Ends with," "Contains," and "Wildcard."

* Adjust font size.

* Listen to 10,000+ audio pronunciations for both American and British speakers

* Share definitions via social networks, email, and text. (With supported devices)

User-friendly, comprehensive, and authoritative: Architecture Dictionary by Farlex is the perfect free architecture app for architects, architecture students, engineers, designers, builders, art historians, and anyone interested in learning more about architecture, engineering, and design. This is NOT a preview or a trial version, and there is no "locked" content. Open the app on your iPhone or iPad and immediately access all content — no subscriptions required!

How do we do it? - Farlex apps have been downloaded tens of millions times across multiple platforms, with top ratings after hundreds of thousands of reviews. We work with the best publishers to bring together trusted content in the most comprehensive, authoritative dictionary apps on the market. Our flagship app is The Free Dictionary (TFD), powered by Find our other apps by searching "Dictionary by Farlex" in the App Store.

What’s New

Version 3.2

* Optimization for iOS 14

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

nadeem.mohiuddin ,

Fantastic, needs some things

This is already a great app, but I think a “word of the day” or lists of various words can add some engagement and discovery.

Roxiepup6 ,

Need “perusal” option

I have purchased from this company before but using the free version for this one. I dont like how you cant just list all words without havibg to search for something specific. I tried “*” also to see if would pull up a list of all the words but it didnt. I got this others by this company to become familiar with new words and learn interesting things but may not have a specific word in mind. Can u make it so we can see all and or just type the first letter and see what all comes up?

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback. I will pass it on to our development team. In the meantime, you might be interested in the "Starts with" search option. You can find it by tapping "Simple search" above the search bar and then choosing "Starts with."

elisacwright ,

Great app can always be better

App is very useful, would like a “further learning” category, I agree, a word of the day would be nice or maybe even a catalog to scroll through, even if it starts out as “common words used today”. What if I don’t know a word but a description and am trying to look one up?

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