◼ Free to download, but an In-App purchase is required to keep using the dictionaries.

Combines Oxford's largest single-volume English Dictionary and largest Thesaurus, plus audio, all in one application —making this the largest Oxford English reference on ANY mobile platform.

● The entire Oxford Dictionary of English, Second Edition (ODE)
● Oxford Thesaurus of English, Second Edition (OTE). Including extensive reading & reference material, over and above the core content
● 70,000 pre-recorded sound files from the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary and Oxford SoundBank with native British voice actors.

◼ Application Features:

▪ full content of the unabridged texts
▪ complete appendices and front matter
▪ unique three-way cross-referencing search
▪ real-time progressing look-up
▪ wildcard searches for unknown spellings & quizzes
▪ hyperlinking between dictionary, thesaurus, & appendices
▪ unique support for round-trip search from other applications
▪ fallback online searches for esoteric or archaic words and the latest slang
▪ bookmarks with editable notations
▪ iCloud Bookmark syncing
▪ automatic history
▪ DarkMode support
▪ "Word-of-the-Day" feature with multiple words sets
▪ iPhone, iPod, iPad and macOS support

◼ ODE Description

▶ The foremost single-volume authority on the English language
▶ Hundreds of new words and senses derived from the latest research from the Oxford English Corpus, giving the most complete and accurate picture of the English language

The Oxford Dictionary of English is at the forefront of language research, focusing on English as it is used today, informed by the most up-to-date evidence from the largest language research programme in the world, including the 800-million-word Oxford English Corpus. This revised edition includes hundreds of brand-new words and senses, as well as up-to-date encyclopedic information, and extensive appendices covering topics such as countries, heads of state, and chemical elements.

◼ OTE Description

▶ Authoritative coverage of more synonyms and antonyms than any other A-Z thesaurus
▶ New and up-to-date synonyms and senses, based on the latest research from the Oxford English Corpus
▶ Accessible and easy to use, with synonyms given in order of usefulness and key synonyms highlighted
▶ Lists including foreign words and phrases, and imitative words added to the completely revised center section giving useful vocabulary on a broad range of topics, from clothes and food to medicine and music
▶ Special Features: Choose the Right Word boxes that help distinguish between close synonyms, plus Word Links panels: look up the word 'coin' and find the link with 'numismatic'

The WordFinder section of word lists has been fully revised and reorganized with its own quick-reference index and includes topics from clothes and food, to medicine and music, with new lists of foreign words and phrases, archaic words, imitative words, British and American equivalents, and more. It is an invaluable resource to help broaden your vocabulary and provide quick answers to word puzzles and crossword clues.

◼ Sound Files from the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary & Oxford SoundBank

◼ Features:
▶ high-quality recordings with native English pronunciations
▶ accurate coverage of different homographs, variant forms, and inflections

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Oxford Dictionary of English (ODE), Second Edition revised
© Oxford University Press 2005
Oxford Thesaurus of English (OTE) Second Edition revised
© Oxford University Press 2006
Soundfiles from the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary
© Oxford University Press 2002
All rights reserved Oxford University Press

What’s New

Version 12.0.5

Fixes for InApp Purchase restore.

Ratings and Reviews

Sardaren ,

macOS version, please!

I am passionately waiting for the macOS version of this app 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 been released.

alwaysmprest ,

Upgrade from version 4: Good Job!

Very Good Support. Just turn on iCloud backup and wifi syncing (at least temporarily), and the version 5 upgrade will be able to connect to the developer servers and properly recognize the previous purchase of the dictionary. The developer emailed me directions within 24 hours over a weekend, and the upgrade worked seamlessly, even though I'm using a different iPhone than the original dictionary was on (the first iPhone died, and was replaced.) Good Dictionary, Too!

lant3rn ,

Great reference, but app crashes

I paid the in-app fee, but it continues to prompt me to pay. When I click the “restore in-app purchase “ button, the app crashes

Developer Response ,

You probably bought an app with a similar name from another company. Please contact our Support Desk if you need help.

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