LookUp Dictionary: Learn Daily 4+

Learn with word of the day

Squircle Apps LLP

    • 4.6 • 451 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


LookUp is an innovative English Dictionary app that combines a comprehensive English Dictionary with powerful vocabulary building tools. The app is perfect for English Learners and Word Enthusiasts who want to build their English Vocabulary.

1. Beautiful Word of the Day Illustrations ensure that you have fun while also creating a visual memory of the word you’re viewing, making the learning process faster than having to read large blocks of text.

2. LookUp Is a comprehensive English Dictionary powered by Oxford English Dictionary that includes support for Thesaurus, Audio Pronunciations, Example Sentences, Usage Notes, and Images.

3. Translations from English to more than 20 different languages* provide context rich information that ensure an easy learning process for non-native English Speakers.

4. The Learn Tab is a powerful vocabulary building tool that uses scientifically proven Spaced Repetition techniques to help users build vocabulary through interactive quizzes. The Learn Tab is ideal for Exam Prep for English Proficiency exams like TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, SAT, etc.

5. Native, State of the Art User Experience, LookUp’s design is award winning, easy to use and most importantly fun. LookUp supports latest technologies like Widgets, SharePlay, and Shortcuts, making it a state of the art macOS app.

Praise for LookUp:
App Store Editor’s Choice App
Webby Honoree (2021) in Education & Reference Apps Category
MacStories Update of the Year 2019
Webby Honoree (2017) for Best UX in Mobile Apps
Apple 20 Under 20 (2015)

"LookUp is far and away my favorite dictionary app I’ve used." - Macstories
"It doesn't feel like any other dictionary app for iPhone." - Beautiful Pixels

*Translations Supported for: Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Malay, Turkmen, Tajik, German, Italian, Greek, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Tatar, Igbo, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Northern Sotho, Setswana, Yoruba, Tok Pisin, and more to come.

LookUp+ Terms of Use: https://squircleapps.com/lookup/terms/

Standard Apple Terms of Use: https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/dev/stdeula/

What’s New

Version 10.0.4

Bug Fixes and UI Improvements
Added new option to change pronunciation dialect to UK or US English
Added a new setting to the Word of the Day widget that lets users see a simplified widget with system fonts for the title.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
451 Ratings

451 Ratings

Editors’ Choice

With apologies to the nice people at Oxford, dictionaries don’t usually look all that great. But LookUp is a dictionary for those with a penchant for aesthetics; the app delivers its daily definitions with illustrations that trigger both sides of your brain. Learn from a mahoosive collection of words like reticent, impresario, and mahoosive, which, we just learned, is really a word. Tap a card for pronunciations, origins, and synonyms; heart a word if you have a particular adulation for it.

mgmiller68 ,

Excellent app, have improvement suggestion!

Recently, I emailed application support the following, which summarizes my like for the app and my suggestion for improvement: Hello. For a long time now, I’ve been a big fan of your LookUp iOS app, which I most often use as a dictionary. I love the beautiful imagery in your app, as all the beautiful pictures in the app make your app more a pleasure to use as a dictionary, instead of just using a plain dictionary containing only words! 👍 May I make a suggestion that I think would improve the usability of your app, not just for myself but for others as well? Include links in the definitions to similar words. Let me explain: Today I looked up the word “admonition” in your app, and the noun meaning says “an act or action of admonishing”. Since I was not certain of what the word “admonish” means, I had to go back to the search bar in the app to search on the word “admonish”, to find its definition. Had there been a link to the word “admonish” in the definition section of the word “admonition”, I could have more easily tapped on such a link and been brought directly to the dictionary definition of the word “admonish”. I certainly hope this email finds you all well. Have a wonderful weekend!! Update: I received a nice response back from the developer, indicating that these links in the app I suggested are being worked on, which is great news! 👍

crasshipster ,

Clever, unique, elegant vocab builder

I love this app! I love words and dictionaries. I own lots of dictionary apps. I teach English to non-English speakers, ESL. Contrary to another reviewer or two, I find this to be a unique, browsable, and helpful vocabulary builder. It's NOT a simple dictionary, a reference, that's not the best purpose - it's something to sit and spend time with. I wouldn't recommend it solely to use as a dictionary for quick look ups. I don't need such interesting distraction, I would stay in the app, get lost in words, and not get back to my work.

Also contrary to another reviewer, they are NOT words common to daily ordinary American English speakers. You may have at least heard many words, studied them for testing, and even gleaned the meanings from context. There will be words you've heard many times and may even use but you never looked them up yourself, those words you can use and describe with examples but cannot cite a definition. So it's very interesting.

You get visual imagery, etymology, grammar and related words. And links to more comprehensive definitions, a wiki. The presentation of each word is colorful and appealing without cartoonish sensibilities. By simply visually browsing you can learn, hone, or refresh your vocabulary without the tedium of drilling, memorizing, or winding thru long repetitious dictionary definitions.


LookUp+ Yearly
LookUp+ Yearly
Thesaurus, Translations, Quizzes and more
Free Trial
LookUp+ Monthly
LookUp+ Monthly
Thesaurus, Translations, Quizzes and more
Free Trial

In-App Purchases

LookUp+ Lifetime
LookUp+ Lifetime
Thesaurus, Translations, Quizzes and more

App Privacy

The developer, Squircle Apps LLP, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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