The Oxford Dictionary of English has been completely revised and updated to include the very latest vocabulary, with over 350,000 words, phrases, and meanings as well as 75,000 audio pronunciations of both common and rare words, dubbed in both British and American voice versions. This edition includes thousands of brand-new words and senses, as well as up-to-date encyclopedic information including words with controversial or variable pronunciations.
Whether you're writing a letter, preparing a report, composing an essay, or writing creatively, the Concise Oxford Thesaurus is ideal for helping you pinpoint exactly the right word. The Thesaurus contains over 300,000 synonyms and antonyms to improve your writing or to find the word on the tip of your tongue. Other useful features include thousands of example phrases to help you select the correct word, with opposites and related terms clearly marked.
LATEST APP UPDАТES:
• Learn in style with any of the four colorful new themes – the colorful layout will turn your learning experience into an enjoyable routine. Customize your dictionary and benefit from the cheerful mood your favorite color brings you.
• Dive right into the intricacies of the language - with a new and convenient Home page, sleeker and more intuitive visual layout, as well as innovations in the speed of searches - you can now get to the desired entry faster than ever.
• Translate and learn as you speak with Talk & Translate – use this speech recognition & text-to-speech app by downloading it for Free from the App Store. The great synergy between the two apps will help you optimize your studies.
SEARCH TOOLS - quickly find words with the functional, clean and easy-to-use interface. Designed to provide the most comprehensive search experience, the dictionary combines several search tools to match or predict what are you looking for, including:
• Search autocomplete helps you find words quickly by displaying predictions as you type.
• Keyword lookup allows you to search within compound words and phrases.
• Camera search looks up words in the camera viewfinder and displays results in seconds.
• Voice search helps you find an entry using your speech.
• Automatic ‘Fuzzy filter’ that corrects word spelling and a ‘Wild card’ that allows you to replace a letter or entire parts of a word with '*' or '?' when you don’t know how it`s spelled.
LEARNING TOOLS - engaging features that help you further enhance your vocabulary. Designed to give you the freedom to structure your studies, this dictionary combines several learning tools to help you be more organized:
• ‘Favorites’ that allow you to create custom folders with lists of words.
• Recent list which helps you to easily review looked-up words.
• Swipe-to-delete functionality in the Recent and Favorites menus.
• Word-of-the-day option to teach you a new word every day.
Feel excited by the new word or definition you just learned? Share your discovery with friends on social media, email or any other option available on your device.
• iOS 12 Support
• Beautifully integrated for iPhone XS
• Bug fixes and performance improvements
Ratings and Reviews
My main use is to look up British and otherwise obscure words and phrases that don't appear in other dictionaries. The app overall is quite useful, but I have two complaints: 1) it always starts in "thesaurus mode" and there seems to be no way to default to dictionary lookup, and 2) it continually pesters the user for a five-star rating. (How needy, and how unprofessional.)
A great and important work demeaned
The OED is the benchmark by which all other English dictionaries are judged. It is the ultimate arbiter of usage, pronunciation, and etymology of our language.
I use it daily in some form, whether print or digital. It is a vital tool for many writers.
So, why only a three-star rating? Simply, because the company tasked with producing the digital version of the essential and estimable work has included an extremely annoying, self-indulgent, feature: the app periodically requests a five-star rating via a cheesy, simpering pop-up. There is no provision to cancel future pop-up recurrences without landing on the app's App Store rating and feedback pages and entering a rating. Hence mine.
It's true that if you do click the pop-up, you are actually free to rate the app as you desire. And the work in its own merit is unquestionably worthy of five stars.
Nonetheless, the experience of being repeatedly begged for adulation is enough of displeasure that I am impelled to downgrade my rating, at least for now: The feature is unworthy of the OED and should be forthwith removed.
I probably use this once a day at least. I've long loved how comprehensive the OED is. The etymologies are unparalleled and so informative. This app is mostly very easy to use and navigate. Would be nice if I could easily toggle between definitions and thesaurus since that seems like a wasted opportunity for a combined app, but that's a small complaint for all the use I get out of it. I have a few dictionary apps, but this is the one I always reach for first (usually last).
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.