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Download the most essential and comprehensive dictionary app for dependable definitions at your fingertips.

Dictionary.com is the leading free English dictionary app for iPad– with over 2,000,000 trusted definitions and synonyms. The app is designed and optimized for your device.

Easily search definitions and synonyms offline. You can access the offline dictionary anytime and anywhere - you do not need an internet connection. Voice search and audio pronunciation requires connection.

In addition to the trusted reference content from Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com, this app includes more features than you might expect:

• Word of the Day – expand your vocabulary and challenge yourself daily

• Audio pronunciation – increase confidence in English and never mispronounce another word

• Articles – explore hundreds of fun topics on language, grammar, and words in the wild

• Slideshows – learn fascinating facts about language

• Favorite words and search history – never forget the words you learn and save words for future reference

• Spelling suggestions – not sure how a word is spelled? Spell check in the app will help

• Advanced learner’s dictionary – special content for ESL, EFL and English learners

Extra upgrades included in our Pro App:

• Remove Ads
• Encyclopedia

• Idioms and Phrases

• Example Sentences

• Medical, Science and Rhyming Dictionaries

What’s New

Version 7.2.27

Voice. noun. Something you can now use when searching for the definition of a word.

Our push notifications just got a whole lot better too. Travel anywhere in the world and receive real-time notifications and alerts from Dictionary.com.

You may also notice our Word of the Day has had a makeover. Check out the polished new look!

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
198 Ratings

198 Ratings

Wowbehr ,

Awesome dictionary!

So the developer updated this app right before the release of iOS11, that’s 3 years after the previous update! Congrats to the reborn! I love this app on iPhone, and it gets even better on iPad now. But I hope developer can bring back the translation feature which I think is very convenient in app.

Hjromero25 ,

Great Dictionary — Horrible App

It appears that this app has not been updated in years. I paid for this app years ago when it was still being updated, but on my 2020 iPad Pro, the app itself does not fit the aspect ratio of my screen. That means it’s blurry and doesn’t even expand to the full width of my screen. I get the app in the middle with two black bars on the sides. This is a great dictionary with a huge number of resources, but I expected the app to continue to be updated since I paid for it. If they had discontinued the app, I would understand — but they still sell it on the app store. That means people are buying an app that is already well outdated. I would love to see a refresh to this app similar to what they did for the iPhone app, especially if it is to stay on the app store for any considerable amount of time. It seems silly that the iPad app could be so ignored when there is a shiny new iPhone app.

Developer Response ,

Sorry to hear your experience has taken a downturn. We'll certainly share your comments with our app team, and let them know how much you'd like to see they updates to the iPad app.
Thanks for being a long-time user of our app!

Emilsome ,

Would be 5 stars if notable flaws were fixed

For a paid app, it is a disappointing experience. You cannot launch the app from its own notifications or the widget. When I get a daily word notification and press on it, the app tries to launch but crashes. Every time. The same happens if I tap on “Learn more” in the daily word widget. I have been using iPad Pro 2018 with the latest software. The app also suffers from formatting issues. You can’t see the widget very well if you turn on dark mode. Otherwise, once you do launch the dictionary it’s a nice app.

App Privacy

The developer, Dictionary.com, LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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