LookUp is an easy to use english dictionary app, with beautiful Word of the Day illustrations, and an award winning design to lookup all you want to know about about a word in a single search. It’s a great reading companion for avid readers, and a visual learning tool for kids, new English speakers, or just about anyone looking to proactively build their vocabulary.
What can you do with LookUp?
Remember new words: Everyday, we carefully curate and design beautiful illustrations for the Word of the Day, making it easier and fun to learn new words!
Organize your favorite words: Group the new word discover by your favorite books, places, authors, or just anything with Collections. You can even create Siri shortcuts for your specific collections to access them easily!
Take Quizzes: You can test your vocabulary by taking quizzes based on the words you save in your Collections. Quizzes are a great way to remember words or to prepare for proficiency exams. Answer the questions correctly to win trophies!
Learn it all: LookUp a word’s meaning, picture, origin, synonyms, antonyms and a wikipedia entry in a single search.
Translations: You can translate the definitions from English to more than 18 different Languages including Chinese, German, Spanish, Greek and many more!
Translations are available in: Chinese, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Romanian, Greek, Tatar, Tok Pisin, Indonesian, Malay, Turkmen, Tajik, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Northern Sotho, Setswana, with support for more Languages such as Hindi coming soon!
Definitions and Translations in LookUp are powered by the Oxford English Dictionary.
LookUp on Apple Watch:
Instant Definitions: Find meanings, example sentences, origin, or wikipedia information right from your wrist. LookUp is the most comprehensive dictionary app for watchOS.
Word of the Day: Access Word of the Day from the Apple Watch app, or just add a complication for it, you can even have it delivered every morning on your Siri Watch Face.
Handoff - Glance on your watch, and take it over to your phone, for detailed information and more!
Praise for LookUp:
Webby Honoree (2017) for Best UX in Mobile Apps
"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
Apple 20 Under 20 (2015)
LookUp Requires Internet Connectivity to search for a word.
Introducing LookUp 7
This new version of LookUp adds support for exciting new features and improvements to LookUp on iOS and watchOS.
With iOS 14 LookUp introduces an exciting catalog of widgets to place on your home screen.
Quizzes: Launch a quiz and track your progress in quizzes for your favorite collections with the new Quizzes widget
Word of the Day: Learn a new word every day with the word of the day widget.
Collections: Quickly launch into your favorite collections with the Collections Widget
Shortcuts on the Watch: With LookUp 7 you’ll be able to run shortcuts directly from your Apple Watch.
New Compact UI: We’ve updated the UI for the shortcuts to be in-sync with the latest UI improvements in Siri and Shortcuts.
LookUp 7 for watchOS
We’re proud to announce a brand new watch app with watchOS 7.
Daily Quiz: A new way to learn words quickly. Each day LookUp offers a new Word of the Day that with it’s beautiful illustrations is easy to learn and understand. With LookUp 7 on watchOS users will be able to test themselves on a word from the week’s words of the day to see if they remember it well.
But that’s not it, Users can also take quizzes based on their Collections right from their Apple Watch. The new True or False format questions are perfect for a quick test of your knowledge.
Full App Support:
With LookUp 7 you’ll be able to access the complete functionality of LookUp tailored for the watch. You can add Collections, Take Quizzes and do every thing you can with LookUp on iOS on the watchOS
Smart Collection Names: To bring Collections to the watch, we wanted to help you name collections quickly. So for the watch we’ve created a new Smart naming feature that automatically suggests you collection names whenever creating a new collection.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
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.
Very much enjoy!
I very much like this app, makes learning words more enjoyable, and I enjoy the colorful illustrations. I wish there was a built-in thesaurus, though, so I can see antonyms in addition to synonyms, which also unfortunately are not included with all words. I contacted the developer to see if he has any plans to add a thesaurus, and he replied back within a day to say that he’s definitely looking into the possibility of adding antonyms to LookUp, although it’s not on the immediate roadmap.
Let me start by saying that I have no problem paying for a dictionary app; new words fascinate me and Lookup looked like a ‘fun’ dictionary. And the reality is that this application is actually very pretty- the night mode is stylish and word of the day drawings actually motivate me to open it frequently, which is something a dictionary app has never compeled me to do. But it’s greatly deterred by the fact that so many of the real, English words I’ve looked up are hit with a ‘no results’ find. In fact, it seemed that any word beyond a high school-level vocabulary could not be found.
The reality is that a dictionary app is primarily used to define words we may find in our day-to-day lives and just aren’t familiar with, and there are plenty of free dictionary apps with things such as built-in thesauruses or far more information/uses behind the word that you are searching than this app can offer. The only true thing that Lookup has going for it are it’s looks, and that unfortunately doesn’t justify its price tag.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.