More features than any other dictionary app available!
And the most "connected" dictionary app on the Mac and iOS -plays nice with more third-party dictionaries and apps than anyone else.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
- For Advanced Learners ©

Longman's flagship learner’s dictionary is now available as a Mac 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.
● 5,000 verb conjugation tables.
● graphics and videos to explain meanings at a glance.
● Clear definitions written using only 2,000 common words.
● Most frequent 3,000 words in spoken & written English, highlighted to show which are the most important to know
● 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 platform!


Application Features:
● full contents of the print dictionary
- PLUS additional collocations, synonyms & word histories
● complete front matter and additional resources
● unique three-way cross-referencing search
● real-time progressing look-up
● wildcard pattern searches -with * ?
● online search backup for rare words and slang
● spelling suggestion dictionary included
● hyperlinking directly to meanings & appendices
● example sentence search
● search on idioms and phrasal verbs
● search on synonym and "sign-post" meanings
● Bookmarks with folders and editable notations
● Bookmark syncing across devices via iCloud
● automatic history listing
● Flashcards to test yourself
● Teacher's resources in PDF for printing or email
● "Word-of-the-Day" sets including TOEIC® & TOEFL®
● search from other applications via a public API
● DarkMode support
● OS-independent app localization
● iPhone, iPod, iPad and macOS support
● complete offline use

Social Media:
● Full layout for definition emails and Evernote posts.

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

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
© Pearson Education Limited 2009, 2011, 2015

What’s New

Version 12.0.4

Fixes for InApp Purchase restore.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 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.

Sardaren ,

MacOS version, please!

I am passionately waiting for the macOS version of this app or the plus version because this app is my daily driver and I can’t just live without it. Therefore, if I have it also on macOS, it would be the best and I can do my teaching and researching better and better. Please, do it as soon as you can. Thanks.

Developer Response ,

The macOS version has shipped.

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  • Identifiers

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  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

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