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
● search from other applications via a "Service" menu item
● Flashcards to test yourself
● Teacher's resources in PDF for printing or email
● "Word-of-the-Day" sets including TOEIC® & TOEFL®
● 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 12.1

Adds a search "Service" menu item.
Interface improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

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Thank you

The update record here only traces back to 4 years ago, but I bought this app in 2013. I’m so surprised that the developer is still updating the app after 7 years later. There was a tough time when this app was taken off, but developer still provided the walk around and continue supporting the app. Thank you for so many years’ support. Love this app and your effort to make this app so great. 👍🏼

Developer Response ,


Sherap6 ,

Repeating: Lots of words are still missing

Example: crosshair (And please don’t tell me that this is not an advanced word)
There are many advanced words missing. I simply noticed that developers do not want to add any words. The main purpose of this application supposed to teach and make people learn words. Words, words, words, words, words,... Sorry for the harsh review!!

Developer Response ,

This is an advanced learner's dictionary, so it doesn't have every word in the language, but what kind of words do you mean?

Avideh Ck ,

No words in search bar

Hi there
when I updated dictionary, I can't see suggested words in search bar!!

Developer Response ,

Please contact support. There should be nothing wrong with Suggestions.

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