Redesigned and updated for iOS 8

Top-selling dictionary app since 2008 • Every translation you need PLUS verb conjugations in all tenses • No internet connection required!

"For serious language students and translators who are looking for more precision." - The New York Times

Featured by Apple as "What's Hot" and "Staff Favorite"

"I love this app. - Great features. Easy to use. Great for crosswords. Auto complete fantastic. Super Reliable. Does what it advertises!" - User Review

"Superb - Nice application. I'm impressed with its flexibility and speed. A genuine tool and far superior to web based surrogates prior to app store. Exceeded expectations." - User Review

Ultralingua makes apps for people who love languages. Our English monolingual dictionary has all the definitions you need, along with extra features that help you get the most out of the dictionary.

The verb conjugation tool has complete conjugations for thousands of verbs in all standard forms, and the number translator converts numerals into English text instantly!

• Over 85,000 entries with 300,000 definitions
• Over 65,000 synonyms
• Tap-and-hold any word or phrase and choose "Speak" from the popup menu to hear that word spoken using Apple's built-in text-to-speech feature.
• Thousands of biographic and geographic entries, as well as etymologies (root word histories)
• Slang, technical language, and regional differences in spelling and usage
• Hundreds of usage notes about troublesome constructions
• Smart search results in case you misspell or mistype
• Search-as-you-go displays words and narrows your selection as you type

• Conjugations for thousands of English verbs
• Includes all standard tenses and forms
• Smart search finds infinitives and catches misspellings
• Must-have reference tool for any student or language professional
• On iPhone/iPod touch, conjugate a verb from the dictionary results by tapping it

• Translate numerals into English text with the number tool
• Tap the history button to view the 50 most recent dictionary definitions, verb conjugations, and more in one place. Sort the list alphabetically or by date, and choose to clear the list completely or delete one entry at a time.
• No internet connection required
• Change your device settings to view the app display in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, or German

Are you learning English? A monolingual English dictionary is a must-have tool for any English language learner. This app includes conjugations of thousands of English verbs in all standard forms. The all-English data also helps immerse students in the language, which is shown to increase proficiency and retention.

This universal app will run on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, so you can purchase it once and load it onto all your devices. The iPad and iPhone/iPod touch versions look and behave differently to give you a great experience on every device you own. The interface will change, but you’ll always have the same outstanding language data and tools inside.

This is a monolingual English dictionary. Many bilingual dictionaries are also available from Ultralingua, including combinations of English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, and more. See what else we have to offer by searching for Ultralingua in the App Store.

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What’s New

Version 2.6

• Tap-and-hold any word or phrase and choose "Speak" from the popup menu to hear that word spoken using Apple's built-in text-to-speech feature.

• Updated for iOS 8

• Supports iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

• Many data improvements and small bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Rightious567 ,


It's easy to use, and I really like the Thesaurus! I would give it 5 stars if it had the audio pronunciation help.

notabadname ,

Very Good and Useful App!

Not perfect, but very good. I like the fact that every word within a definition is "hot" clickable to pull up either the "Dictionary", "Conjugation" or "Google" option for that word. The conjugation feature isn't fully cross referenced unfortunately. For example, ask it to conjugate "boat", and it will say no entries. But go to the definition of "boat", and under the "verb" entry, it is fully conjugated. The interface is very clean and easy to use and read. I wish there were a "back" button. Some selections may take you to a blank "no entries" screen. If you find yourself on a "dead-end" search, you can't return to your previous page and results (unless I am missing something obvious). Overall though, great depth that seems to offer the same collegiate-level dictionary material as Ultralingua 7 for the desktop. Very handy to have on my phone, and certainly worth the price! Ignore the reviews of those who admittedly haven't bought the software, and are only giving negative reviews because they don't like the price. How can you rate the value and performance of software if you have never used it? The value here is great, and I own the product!

velaguitars ,

Worth it.

It's invaluable to have a collegiate dictionary with me at all times. Included with the definition is the IPA pronunciation and, for many words, the etymology. Clicking on any word in the definition pops up a new window with three options: Dictionary, Conjugation, and Google. The Dictionary option will take you to the word's definition and the Google option performs a Google search on the word. The Conjugation tenses include present, present progressive, future, future progressive, future perfect, preterit, past progressive, present perfect, pluperfect, conditional, past conditional, and imperative. Also included is an excellent thesaurus and a number-to-text converter.

The interface is intuitive and not having to worry about variable Internet speeds/connections (everything is stored on the phone - it takes up about 15 megabytes) makes the program worth every penny.


Ultralingua, Inc.
36 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Age Rating


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