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Longman's flagship learner’s dictionary, fully updated and now with integrated Thesaurus and Collocations Dictionary

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English (5th Edition)
- For Advanced Learners (LDOCE5) ©

Longman's flagship learner’s dictionary, is now available as an iPhone/iPod touch application. Improve your fluency in English with the most up-to-date learner's dictionary at your fingertips.

Now with integrated Thesaurus and Collocations Dictionary.

Dictionary details:
● 230,000 words, phrases and meanings - more than any other learner's dictionary
● 165,000 examples based on real, natural English from the Longman Corpus Network show how English is really used
● 10,000 encyclopedic entries -people and places.
● Clear definitions written using only 2,000 common words.
● Most frequent 3,000 words in spoken & written English highlighted for you
● Register Notes focus on the differences between spoken and written English.
● The Academic Word List is highlighted to help you improve your essays and presentations.
● Grammar and warning notes ensure that you avoid the most common errors.
● Integrated Collocations Dictionary. Over 80,000 collocations will improve your fluency.
● Integrated Thesaurus. Over 20,000 synonyms, antonyms and related words will improve your vocabulary range.

● 86,000 pronunciation files —all headwords in both UK & US accents.
● another 86,000 recorded example sentences (via external links due to size)
Over 20GB of audio online!

Making this the largest resource of English available on ANY mobile platform!


Application Features:
● full content of the print dictionary
- PLUS additional collocations, synonyms & word histories
● complete front matter and additional resources
● unique three-way cross-referencing search
● example sentence search
● real-time progressing look-up
● wildcard pattern searches -with * ?
● spelling suggestion dictionary included
● hyperlinking directly to meanings & appendices
● search on idioms and phrasal verbs
● search on synonym and "sign-post" meanings
● support for search from other applications
● OS-independent app localization
● Bookmarks with folders and editable notations
● Bookmark syncing across devices via iCloud
● create your own flashcard sets
● automatic history listing
● complete offline use (except for sentence sounds)
● Word-of-the-Day
● Evernote posts with full layout for definitions
● full layout in emails and printing
● Facebook, Twitter & Sina Weibo
● "Today" widget for finding new words
● "Share" extension​ to search inside other apps
● DarkMode support
● Runs on iOS 9 through to 14

The ultimate learner's resource of the English language for use anywhere and anytime.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, Fifth Edition (LDOCE5)
© Pearson Education Limited 2009, 2011

What’s New

Version 9.8.2

Fixes for lists on devices without a Home Button

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
364 Ratings

364 Ratings

layaniavarani ,

Love it, but can’t afford it

Hi I’m a student living in iran and I’m studying for Ielts exam. I’ve been always struggling with dictionaries because I can’t afford buying one. due to our presenet currency in iran, iran’s curency is the cheapest in the world so it’s reasonable that for a student even 30 dolars it’s not affordable. the price will be half of the budget I’m living with. so I love It but I can’t afford it 😭

Hosseinkhalili ,

Dark mode option bug

Hi guys. Thanks for this wonderful app and thanks for adding dark mode Option. Yet there is a problem. If you are in the lightmode you can switch between always dark and not always dark in the app and it works well. But when I am in the dark mode of the system the app doesn’t respond. The switch you designed for always dark doesn’t not take the dictionary out of dark mode. In other words this switch doesn’t work in the dark mode. I tested it a few times. Thanks for your consideration

Developer Response ,

This has been fixed.
Some parts of the UI are cached by iOS (like lists cells) this will leave ghosts for a while. Otherwise, switching should work now.

bibi king ,

the latest

Thanks a million for the latest update, it works well, best dictionary everrrrrrrrrr, by the way today is my birthday day, and you gave me the best present I could ever get.

Thanks dear developers


English Channel, Inc.
1.2 GB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Arabic, Bosnian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish, Lithuanian, Malay, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
In-App Purchases
  1. LDOCE5 activation $27.99
  2. Example Sounds download activation $0.99
  3. Full-text Search activation


  • Family Sharing

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

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