Oxford Dictionary of English 12+

Antony Lewis

    • 3.8 • 10 Ratings
    • $9.99



The foremost single-volume authority on the English language - revised and updated to include the very latest vocabulary. This version comes with 75 000 high-quality audio pronunciations from the Oxford Sound Bank, making this the definitive English dictionary reference.

Features include:
- 350 000 words, phrases and meanings
- 100 000 usage examples
- 75 000 audio pronunciations
- 11 000 encyclopedic entries
- 550 usage notes

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.

App features include pattern search, full text search, bookmarks, spelling suggestions and lookup from other Mac OS programs.

No internet connection is required.

What’s New

Version 6.3

Latest 2023 update with hundreds of new words and updates

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Robbie183 ,

Oxford English Dictionary

I own the Compact Edition of the OED, but thought that for $9.99 I could have a reasonably complete source for definitions, without necessitating pulling down the two volumnes and magnifying glass.
To my surprise, the second word I searched, APHYLLOUS, was not in the dictionary.
"Surprise" is the wrong word; I feel cheated.

Developer Response ,

This app is the Oxford Dictionary of English, not the Oxford English Dictionary (which is only available online). The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary app is what you want for the equivalent of the 2-edition short version of the OED.

Ames Brown (NYC) ,


First of all, the interface is great. And I chose to buy the full set of Oxford dictionaries from this app maker because they all interface very well together.

These WordWeb dictionaries (Oxford Dictionary of English in this case) are basically an exceptional replacement for the built-indictionaries in MacOS. The content is very well organanized, and the interface is up-to-date with the latest improvements in MacOS. As far as content, it does not get any better than Oxford and Chambers. Of course it would be amaziang to have the entire Oxford English Dictionary, but that license is impossible to obtain and would cost $1,000. But for everyday use this is a fantastic set of products. If you have not looked, check out the other offerings by this developer. I have used these WordWeb softwares for 9 years (since 2009) before they were on the App Store. They are truly excellent for writers, academics, and other researchers. Fast, efficient with good content. (I am also putting this review on the other WordWeb App Store products I own, because they really are part of an integrated product.)

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Caveat Emptor

I have used this dictionary for years and loved it on my iPhone. I bought a new iPhone a few months ago and discovered that I could not open my OED app. So I bought this new version of the Oxford Dictionary of English. At $9.99 it should be worth it, and on my Mac it is a worthwhile purchase. The problem is that I wanted this OED for my iPhone so that I could continue to have constant access to a quality dictionary. Unfortunately, it only works on the Mac at home. Apparently the company has never gone to the trouble of developing their product for the new iPhones.

Developer Response ,

We did have iPhone apps, but Oxford decided to discontinue them (they are available from another company).

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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