Oxford Dictionary 4+

Leading language reference

MobiSystems, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Easily switch and navigate between the 15 biggest Oxford dictionaries along with advanced search and learning tools.

The 15 biggest Oxford dictionaries at your fingertips
Powered by Oxford Languages, Oxford Dictionary is widely regarded as one of the highest authorities in the study and reference of languages today. Easily switch and navigate between the 15 biggest Oxford dictionaries along with advanced search and learning tools.

· Oxford Dictionary of English
· New Oxford American Dictionary
· Oxford Hachette French Dictionary
· Oxford German Dictionary
· Oxford Spanish Dictionary
· Oxford Russian Dictionary
· Oxford Chinese Dictionary
· Oxford Paravia Italian Dictionary
· Oxford Hindi Dictionary
· Oxford English Urdu Dictionary
· Oxford Essential Portuguese Dictionary
· Oxford Japanese Mini Dictionary
· Oxford Greek Mini Dictionary
· Oxford Softpress English Bulgarian Minidictionary
· Concise Oxford-River Books English-Thai Dictionary

Oxford Dictionary is a valuable resource for anyone using a foreign language in an academic or professional context:

• Professionals actively using English
• Students preparing for ACT, SAT, IELTS or TOEFL exams
• Academics

As well as anyone else who needs a comprehensive and authoritative dictionary at work or at home.


• The latest 2022 word database from Oxford Languages (part of Oxford University Press)
• Over 1 million words, phrases, and definitions
• High-quality audio pronunciations
• Special Topics reference content – easily look up topic-specific content
• Word-of-the-day – learn a new word every day


• Favourites list - create custom folders with lists of words
• Recent list – review previously searched words
• Word sharing - easily share a new word or definition you have just learned
• Home page – an intuitive start to your journey into the English language
• Auto-correction option - correct the spelling of any word, as you type


• Search autocomplete - displays predictions as you type
• Keyword lookup - search within compound words and phrases
• Camera search - look up words in the camera viewfinder
• Voice and fuzzy search - find an entry when you don’t know how a word is spelled


Our premium app features unlock the full potential of the world’s best dictionary by providing you with the following:

• Unlimited dictionary use – unlimited access to the latest database with more than 1 million words, phrases and meanings
• Audio pronunciation – never mispronounce another word again!
• Offline and Fast mode - access the entire word database anywhere, anytime - no data or internet connection is required
• Regular content updates – receive updates to the word database, as soon as it is available from Oxford Languages
• No advertising – enjoy an ad-free learning experience with no interruptions or distractions


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What’s New

Version 15.1

We're excited to share our latest major update! It includes lots of content and numerous new features to explore. With this version you can:

• Optimization for iOS 16
• Switch between the 15 most popular Oxford dictionaries
• Learn with the latest 2022 English database provided by Oxford Languages
• Enjoy the improved design and user experience
• Expand your vocabulary with Word of the day in all 15 languages

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
14.8K Ratings

14.8K Ratings

MommyWoman ,

Oxford comes to you.

I've always regarded the OED as the be all and end all of English language dictionaries, therefore it has been my favourite for as long as I can remember, it may have been the fact that you need a magnifying glass to read the print in the two volumes of the standard print edition and that one was included in a little drawer in the top of the case! Of course, how many people do you know that have a favourite dictionary? Yes, I'm a giant geek/nerd. 🤓

Anyway, this app is as close as you can get to owning the physical version of the dictionary. It has all of the wonderful little details and assists that the print version has, of course, without the magnifier, though you can use the triple-tap option on your iPhone to magnify the entry if you need it.

The app is a bit on the pricey side, especially if you opt in on the translator add-on, but, as with the print version, the Oxford English Dictionary is worth whatever you spend on it. I love that I can look up obscure or unusual words and the OED has them listed! I truly loathe trying to locate the definition of a word that I've come across in my current novel and it's unavailable!! It then becomes a quest to locate the true definition, if not the etymological origins, of a particular word. Being someone who loves and collects words, the OED is the perfect resource for someone like me!😁 I think that the OED app is worth every cent that one decides to put into it.

So, what do I say? Splurge!!🤑

Crowbar Man ,

Falls short

A quick note on the example sentences. It would be optimal if examples would be drawn from classic examples of good writing. Please watch your blatantly misogynistic language. For “mercenary”, the example sentence is “She’s nothing but a mercenary little gold-digger”. Seeing that the vast majority of professional “mercenaries” are men, it would be easy to come up with a sentence that does not viciously target women”. Perhaps we can refer to a business executive with mercenary tactics; there, it doesn’t even specify gender. I chose the Oxford English Dictionary (not American) because I wanted a definitive source for difficult English words. Interestingly, the strength of this dictionary is in colloquial American words. Although the name “Oxford” evokes the idea of old books and traditional education, if you read classic English literature by famous authors from the 18th or 19th centuries, you would be hard pressed to find definitions on this app. I found it terribly ironic that the Dictionary app or Google has more definitions than OED. I had the same problem with an American novel from the 20th century. It appears that the OED app is focused on modern newspapers and light fiction. I would pay handsomely for an app that has definitions for ALL non-technical English words; yes even the obsolete, archaic, and literary. I have no interest in reading blogs. I like to be able to read any book going as far back as Early Modern English, and find the definitions here.

moseallisonforever ,

Product great, pricing deceptive

The dictionary is superior. However, the distributor, Mobisystems, seem to expect payment for the “premium” version on each iOS device on which it’s installed by the same account holder. That’s a non-starter. Until they change this deceptive practice (they mention it nowhere, and “restore purchase” functionality only works on the “original” device) and end their extortionate price levels, I’ll use it on the one device and not deal with it further. Caveat emptor. You cannot pay once and use the app on both an iPad and an iPhone.
I have changed the rating to 4 stars, because there is still some trouble getting the app to restore purchases on additional devices. It required deleting the unresponsive download and a new download and installation.

Also, to be fair, the developer did respond to my original derogatory review by email, which sat unread on an unused server for six weeks. Their instructions for restoration, clearly well-intended, were not helpful. I had to fiddle further on my own. On the basis of the app itself and the product, this deserves a 5-star rating. An app that carries the brand “Oxford” however should not be flawed in terms of fulfillment in this way, I believe. I misjudged initially. There is no deception.

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