The foremost single-volume authority on the English language - revised and updated in 2016 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.
- 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.
Support for dark mode, enabled iCloud bookmark synch.
Ratings and Reviews
Oxford English Dictionary
Just loaded OS X Lion and discovered that my Merriam Webster dictionary was not compatible with this software, so I purchased the OED. It's a fine dictionary based on outstanding lexicography. But the app description should explicitly note that the audio pronunciations are those of British speakers, not American. Thus, schedule is pronounced "shedule" and lieutenant, "leftenant." Not a deal breaker, but something buyers should know up front.
Great App + Great Content ESPECIALLY WHEN COMBINED WITH OTHER DICTIONARY APPS BY SAME APP MAKER
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.)
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).
- Antony Lewis
- 565.3 MB
OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © WordWeb Software
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.