Oxford Advanced Learner's Dict 9+

for learners of English

Oxford University Press

Designed for iPad

    • 2.4 • 83 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



This free download includes a preview of each of the three dictionaries. A purchase is required to access the full content and all features.

A one-stop dictionary reference app for learners of English! The following products are available:

• Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary
• Oxford Collocations Dictionary
• Oxford Learner’s Thesaurus

The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary is the world’s bestselling advanced-level dictionary for learners of English. It has helped millions of learners to develop their English skills for work and study, and leads the way to more confident, successful communication in English. It contains over 86,000 words, 95,000 phrases, 112,000 meanings and 237,000 examples, all using clear and simple language to help non-native speakers learn more easily.

The Oxford Collocations Dictionary shows you which words work together and helps you express your ideas naturally and convincingly. It is especially useful for writing essays or preparing for exams in English. For example, which adjectives can you use to describe ‘scenery’? Which verbs can you use with ‘challenge’?

The Oxford Learner’s Thesaurus is a dictionary of synonyms that helps you to understand the differences between similar words, and to find the right words to say exactly what you mean. For example, is there a better word than ‘nice’? What is the difference between ‘easy’ and ‘simple’? What is a more formal synonym of ‘choice’?

Check out the free sample content for each dictionary, or sign up for a short full trial. You can purchase access to individual dictionaries or get all three.

With all these dictionaries you can:

• Access the content offline
• Listen to real-voice pronunciation with both British and American accents
• Easily find words with the search functionality
• Browse preloaded topic word lists
• Create and organize your own Favourites lists
• and much more!

What’s New

Version 2.1

Includes a fix for iPad where the search and index sometimes became stuck.
Also, you can now link your Oxford ID to your Apple, Google, or Microsoft account and sign in with those accounts.

Ratings and Reviews

2.4 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

alittlenote ,


Hey, I’ve been using OALD 9 for over 3 years and recently purchased 1 year plan. Overall, I find it OKAY.... but what annoys me the most is a lot of bugs! I mean, whenever I open the app, it suddenly stops music, podcast or whatever I was listening to! I suppose this app itself is quite unstable and it keeps crashing especially switching from another app to this! Please fix these issues as soon as possible. :(

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your comments. We will take your feedback on board. Best wishes, the Oxford Learner's Dictionaries team

CharlieLiu ,

The bug of search history and suggestions for improvements

There are a few aspects that need to be improved:
1. It seems that the history function doesn’t work very well. Usually it only keeps a few items of the search history, not all of them. 2. Besides, search history also records some unnecessary words that are only partial of the intended words generated while putting in the input box. 3. Words placed under the “favorite”are automatically sorted in the alphabetic order, but I think it’s better to sort them according to the time of search history, or at least such option should be available. Overall it’s a wonderful app, and I will love it even more if you could make the above improvements. Than you!

Developer Response ,

Hi, thanks for sharing your feedback. Please could you contact Customer Services (eltdict.help@oup.com). They will be able to put forward your suggestions for the improvements. Best wishes, the OALD team.

mocha_mj ,

In general I'm loving this app

In general I'm loving this app. Nice features and contents and all that. But there's several bugs, especially when I'm using this on my ipad as the side app. Sometimes searching doesn't work so I have to close it and open it again. And It kind of annoys me when it pauses my music whenever I start this app. Also history needs fixing. It often includes words I didn't look up.
That said, other satisfying features make up for those. Full text search is amazing and helpful. I would've given five stars if it weren't for a few bugs.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for the positive review! We've made a note of your comments and will use them to inform our future updates. Please note that the app requires microphone access for the Pronunciation Practice functionality, which is why the music players stop when you launch the app. To resolve the issue, please disable microphone from your device Settings>OALD. We hope this helps and that you continue to enjoy the app.


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