Description

Download the number one free dictionary app with English language learning tools built for every level of learner.

With more than 2 million trusted definitions and synonyms, the Dictionary.com English dictionary and thesaurus app for iPhone is optimized with your mobile device in mind to help you learn English or improve your English vocabulary. It even works offline!

Install the offline dictionary for access to definitions and synonyms whenever and wherever you need them — no bulky books necessary.

In addition to the trusted reference content from Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com, this education app includes:

- Word Puzzle – Can you score a perfect 10? Unscramble the letters, and find the words!
- Word of the Day – Learn a new word each day and expand your vocabulary education
- Synonyms — Get thesaurus content alongside your dictionary definitions
- Audio pronunciations – Never mispronounce another word
- Voice search – Find the definitions you’re looking for anywhere, anytime
- Wordplay — Improve your vocabulary with fun quizzes
- Grammar help - Get grammar tips, word usage, and more
- Favorite words and search history - Customize your recently searched word list, and never forget the newest words you’ve learned
- English spelling help - Not sure how a word is spelled? This app will find it for you.
- Learner’s dictionary - Includes extra information about word usage for English learners
- Optimized for Apple Watch!

Get even more from your app with our Upgrades:
- Example Sentences
- Encyclopedia
- Idioms and Phrases
- Medical, Science, Rhyming Dictionaries
- Offline Dictionary + Remove ads

Or you can get all of this additional content and remove ads for one low price with our Pro App.

What’s New

Version 8.13.1

We have a gift just for you: a dazzling update!
Take a look and see, no bugs in sight!
Instead, you can revel in the ability to create the perfect favorite words list, and even scroll through your recent searches to find words to add.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
23.4K Ratings

23.4K Ratings

Lauren808 ,

LOVE. THIS. APP!!!

I use this app absolutely every day! If I’m in a meeting, or even just having a conversation with someone, and they use a word I’m not familiar with, I’ll make a mental note of it, or jot it down, and as soon as I have a chance, I immediately pull up this app and look up any words I made a note of. I do the same thing when I’m watching TV and any new or unfamiliar words come up... I press pause, and pull up the word in my amazingly handy and convenient Dictionary app! 😁💁🏼‍♀️ This is one of the most substantial and most frequently used apps I have, and I ALWAYS go for any upgrade they offer, which I reallyyyy COULD NOT RECOMMEND MORE! One of my FAVORITE things about this app is the *Learners* tab, which you can click on, especially if the definition is somewhat vague or unclear, and I’d say a good 70-80% of the time, at least, they have a break down of the meaning of the word, how to use it, and how to incorporate it into a sentence, etc~ which is incredibly valuable when you’re just beginning to learn and understand a word and how to use it. I just love it!!! Inevitably, I will continue on to the *Example Sentences* tab to see how the word is further used in different ways and contexts, which is also extremely helpful. It’s always surprising to me how much use I get out of this app, but it has helped me immensely to expand my vocabulary, and for that, I’m extraordinarily grateful. I wish I could give this app 10 stars!!! ✨⭐️🌟

Developer Response ,

This review is enough to make us blush, Lauren! 😊 We are truly delighted to hear that you've had such a fantastic experience with our app. Thank you so much!

GirlDr ,

Dictionary of the day is awesome!

Dictionary of the day is an effective and fun way to easily increase your vocabulary or remind you of words that might have slipped your mind over the years or for that moment when you are distracted and do not want to wake up slapping your forehead at 3AM. Also, one of the biggest benefits is that I am usually able to sneak in at least 3-5 other new/remembered words after reading the daily one. This is why I initially got the app. However, after now using this Dictionary app every day over the course of years; I have found it to be helpful, efficient, easy to use and can be fun and diverting. The reasonable price is the cost of an high calorie, high cholesterol, fattening and unhealthy CappaFrappaAnywayYouLikeItCino and once you enjoy that drink it will be gone forever. But this wonderful Dictionary/Thesaurus with all of it’s content will be with you forever. Considering other options that I have personally used; such as MW, et. al., I most highly recommend this app.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your great review! We really appreciate your kind words!

It means so much to us that our app serves you well. If you ever experience any issues with our app, please reach out to our support team for help! We are here for you!

Artistes ,

Needs Improvement

This is a fairly nice dictionary app functioning within expected parameters. I refer to it several times a week, but am always put off by advertising and the limited functionality. In fact, intrusive advertising is the one thing that never fails to kill an app for me. To solve that I generally seek out mitigation strategies. In the case of apps, that typically involves in-app purchases... usually a straightforward endeavor. Not so here. There are more options – sans any cogent detailed descriptions – than cats have kittens, and whose seeming goal is to nickel and dime you to death. I can see no combination offering for an all-in-one solution, only piecemeal. To my knowledge, none of the paid offers specify the elimination of advertising as a benefit. For that matter, these individual offers provide no examples either, where one could presumably ‘see behind the curtain’ so to speak. App developers have grown accustomed to the expectation that consumers will spend money blindly. Who wouldn’t want to shell out money for the unknown!? The average consumer fails to understand how nickels and dimes compound in favor of the developers, who care most about said nickels and dimes.

Developer Response ,

Sorry to hear that; we'll certainly share your feedback about the in-app purchases with our app team.

That said, we are happy to clarify for you! The 'Power Pack' bundle is our "all-in-one" option. It contains *all* our other content offerings and gives you an ad-free experience. Purchasing the Power Pack will add the following upgrades to your app experience: Example Sentences, Grammar & Tips, Idioms & Phrases, Science Dictionary, Medical Dictionary, Rhymes Dictionary, and Encyclopedia. It also removes ads from your experience! You'll also gain access to our access to our Offline Dictionary (dictionary and thesaurus only, the IAPs are not available offline), which you can use when not connected to data or wifi.

Hope that helps clarify and thanks for using our app!

App Privacy

The developer, Dictionary.com, LLC, 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
  • Usage Data

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

  • Purchases
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  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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