WordReference Dictionary 12+

WordReference.com, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • Free



The app of the world's most popular and powerful dictionary translation website. It grants you quick access to our extensive dictionaries and forum discussions.

WordReference.com's dictionaries:
English to Spanish
English to French
English to Italian
English to German
English to Portuguese
English to Polish
English to Romanian
English to Czech
English to Greek
English to Turkish
English to Japanese
English to Chinese
English to Korean
English to Arabic
English to Swedish
English to Dutch
Spanish to French
Spanish to Portuguese
English definitions
Spanish definitions
Italian definitions
Catalan definitions

Spanish conjugator
French conjugator
Italian conjugator

Synonyms: English and Spanish

Forums contain over 3 million questions and answers about English and translation. Your questions have already been answered.

NOTE: Requires internet access.
WordReference is often misspelled as "Word Reference" in searches.

What’s New

Version 5.0.57

bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
573 Ratings

573 Ratings

GracefulRose ,

Great app, just needs to be updated regularly.

I found out about WordReference in my foreign language classes in college; even my most honored professors rely on it, and I use it very frequently too. It is accurate and covers a vast vernacular, but it would be great if the app would be updated to work properly. As of now, I can select which dictionary to use, but the results won’t pull up. I get a crash notification saying there was an error. I just recently updated my iOS to the new 12 version, so maybe that has something to do with it. I’m not able to afford the newest iPhone every time it releases. I hope a new update fixes this issue soon, as I would really like to continue using it.

Lydie43 ,

The information is excellent. The app is frustrating

I used this for Spanish and it has been extremely useful in figuring out the little nuances in word choice, where the same word can be wildly different things in the various Latin American countries and Spain. I Literally it helps even to navigate discussion about emotions in a cross-cultural relationship where not every feeling translates 1:1. I just wish the app was better. It crashes, if I click on one word from the definition I can't just swipe back to the last page, I have to start the search all over again each time. And, there is no option to download sections for offline use. This would be really helpful when you're traveling abroad and data is spotty. For this, I recommend Linguee. Also, if you're looking for more examples of the word in a sentence, that Linguee app basically pulls the context for J le a word gets used in real articles online.

333M333 ,

Best dictionary; a few defects

Best dictionary on the web for English - Spanish!

notable defects:
(1) - it’s extremely difficult to copy text (to paste in another app). You can select the text, but it’s almost impossible to see which text you’ve highlighted. This is because the highlighting is almost invisible/ fully transparent (not shaded like in every other app). So when you click “copy,” you may or may not be copying what you hope to copy.

(2) - it’s difficult to make a definition a “favorite” so you can look it up later. You can add a yellow star, but it’s almost impossible to distinguish the faint yellow of the star with the white background, so you won’t really know if you’ve starred it unless you have amazing vision. Also, if you click on a link within a definition (eg to see another definition), the app will take you quickly to that other definition, but you won’t be able to add a star to it. To add a star, you have to manually re-type the word again to look it up again, and only then will you be able to add the star (which is almost invisible anyway - see above).

(3) you can’t export your favorites, assuming you succeed in making them (see above).

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