Oxford Deluxe (InApp‪)‬ 12+

English Channel, Inc.

    • 4.5 • 98 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


◼ 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
● 72,000 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
▪ fallback online searches for esoteric or archaic words and the latest slang
▪ bookmarks with editable notations
▪ iCloud Bookmark syncing
▪ automatic history
▪ AI boosted anagram generator
▪ DarkMode support
▪ "Word-of-the-Day" feature with multiple words sets
▪ unique support for round-trip search from other applications
▪ search from other applications via a "Services" menu item
▪ 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 15.3

Updates to Flashcards and Study Memo.
Changes to "Save Search Word" off behaviour.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 Ratings

DBLClick ,

Daily reference

I originally purchased this app for the MacBook because it provides a good reference. Everything from help with pronunciation to synonyms is a fabulous resource.

My only complaint is the app on the Mac isn’t native to the M1. But I’m sure it will be soon.

Cyrus the Small ,

Why do I love the Oxford Dictionary

As an octogenarian at this stage in my life, I look back to the days when as a young school boy my dad always spoke of the “Murray’s Oxford” as the ultimate lexicon to refer to. Things have not changed. When you refer to it, you know it is the ultimate. How delighted I was when my granddaughter a few years ago, when she was still not ten, asked me for a dictionary. What did I give her. You guessed the answer correctly! Why, of course the Oxford dictionary. She is a voracious reader and refers to it all of the time.
Cyrus Kapadia.

Really Voracious Reader ,

App back to its previous glory

This dictionary app works now after a problem with account verification that is now fixed. It is indispensable to people using English in the academia and research. It even adds to the great value of this version of the Oxford dictionary with sound, cross reference, in-depth analysis, and many more features.

Developer Response ,

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