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by TheFreeDictionary.com

Farlex, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 14.1K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



The only Dictionary and Thesaurus with every word you search for. Plus Word of the Day, free offline dictionary access, and millions of definitions and synonyms from top sources, including:
Webster's Dictionary
Roget's Thesaurus
The American Heritage Dictionary

Plus FREE access to:
English Offline Dictionary
English Offline Thesaurus with synonyms and more
Medical Dictionary
English Idioms and Slang Dictionary
Translations of English into 40+ languages
Dozens of other translation options
+ Much more! The Free Dictionary is like getting 100+ apps in one easy-to-use interface.

Rated #1 app in the App Store in the free reference category in 114 countries 2011–2019. (Source: https://www.appannie.com/apps/ios/app/379450383/app-ranking/#device=ipad&type=best-ranks)

Here's what you can do with The Free Dictionary app:

* Find every word you search for.
Clear, accurate definitions from top dictionaries—online and offline.

* Find synonyms fast.
Free Thesaurus with simple interface makes it easy to find the perfect word. Browse synonyms, antonyms, and related words.

* Learn something new every day.
Word of the Day
Idiom of the Day
+ Other daily content

* Build your vocabulary.
Don't just look up words—learn how to use them!
Audio pronunciations
Example sentences
+ More!
The perfect dictionary app for word lovers and learners of all levels.

* Explore topics in-depth.
Multiple specialty dictionaries and encyclopedias:
Medical dictionary
Legal dictionary
Science dictionary
Financial dictionary
Idioms and Slang dictionary
Acronyms and Abbreviations
+ More!

* Play word games.
Spelling Bee, Hangman, and more.

* See idioms in action.
Watch idioms videos inside the app! Featuring animations of words and phrases from the idioms and slang dictionary.

* Access dictionaries in 13 other languages.
Spanish dictionary and thesaurus
French dictionary and thesaurus
German dictionary and thesaurus
+ Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, and more!

* Translate English into Spanish, French, and 40+ languages.
Or translate other languages into English. Access dozens of other translation options.

* Access dictionaries and encyclopedias from these top publishers with just one search:
Houghton Mifflin
Random House
Cambridge University Press
Columbia University Press
+ More!

Here's why The Free Dictionary is the most user-friendly dictionary app:

* Instantly look up words in apps or webpages! Just highlight the word you want to look up, tap "Share," then tap "More" in the bottom menu and turn on the "Define" option. You will then see a "Define" icon in the menu. Tap it to see the definition of the highlighted word!
* Voice search. Look up a word just by saying it.
* Advanced Search options.
* Look up the definition of any word on the page. Just highlight and tap "Definition."
* Save bookmarks with one tap and sync them to all your devices.
* Customize your homepage: Move, add, or remove articles, games, even local weather.
* Jump to Definition, Thesaurus, or Translations with one button.
* Navigate the app in more than a dozen languages with the multilingual interface.
* Adjust font size.
* Share your favorite words via social networks, email, or text.

* Earn meals for hungry children through The Free Dictionary's partnership with the World Food Program—just by using the app!

This is not a trial version—you get everything free and forever. Additional offline dictionaries in other languages are available in the Pro version.

Seem too good to be true?

The Free Dictionary app has been downloaded tens of millions times across multiple platforms, with top ratings after hundreds of thousands of reviews.

Read reviews from real users to see why they say The Free Dictionary is the best dictionary app they've ever used.

* For app developers: The Free Dictionary app can be accessed by other apps with API calls (Contact Farlex for instructions).

What’s New

Version 13.2

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
14.1K Ratings

14.1K Ratings

Houseofnoel ,

Purchased after reading reviews...

I downloaded the free version first, however I quickly saw that the quality of the info and the amount give was well worth the upgrade to get rid of the ads. I also realized that I have been using one other mobile dictionary for so many years that it would be great to see what another has to offer. The reviews were so consistently great that I had to download. I prefer ad free so I immediately sprung for the $2. It is well worth $2!!! It is more than worth $2 if you love words. I ended up here because I was looking for a proverb and ended up on the idiom page of the website and saw that I could download an app. My future use remains to be seen, however look forward to using this app and being motivated to grow my word strength again...

1st update...the idiom section includes a short video that gives examples of the idiom! It was simple, clear, quick, and very teachable. I love this app already!

Zay Nomie ,

Very handy and straight forward

I write a lot and so I need a dictionary on hand. Well this one comes with minimal to no advertisements cluttering the interface. It’s straightforward and easy to use. They also have a few unnecessary but fun features like a word of the day (which can be added as a widget on the iPhone) and some word related games like hangman or matching games. If you went on the app even when you don’t have a word you need to look up you could spend a little time playing a mini game or learning something every day because of their fact of their idiom, article, and quote of the day. The “This day in history” section is always something I never new or thought about before so that’s a neat feature.

TLDR: It works like you want it to plus extra features. Would recommend.

grMrquEn ,

Most words I research are contained within this site...

However, occasionally I will have to resort to another dictionary to find the word I need.

What I like about this site:
Definitions from several sources are given: a helpful feature.
Often word origins are included.
Common foreign words/phrases are included.
There are usage notes, usually when I need them!
There is a thesaurus.
Some proper nouns are included.
There is an offline alternative and it is free.
There are two text methods of pronunciation.
There is an audio pronunciation feature and it is free.

Having said that, the first two audio voices - American and British - accessed by the flag icons - frequently and laughably butcher pronunciations. Witness “ampoules,” which the Brit voice pronounces with an extra “l” as “amplool.” There are many more, and more extreme examples, but I’ve forgotten all of them (fortunately or, with my suggestible nature, I might be walking around sounding like an illiterate fool)!
The male American voice, accessed by the speaker icon, is the most accurate. Obviously some thought and expertise were involved in his software.
But I use the American and Brit pronunciations only if I want a good laugh, or, if I want to see how thoroughly a word might be mispronounced. Maybe you’d like to think about offing the Brit and the flag Yank!

Nevertheless, Thank You for publishing this dictionary because, despite its flaws, it is my go-to dictionary, and I use it frequently.


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