The WordWeb English dictionary and thesaurus: fast searching, spelling suggestions, definitions, usage examples, synonyms, related words - and no adverts. An offline audio version is available separately.
The comprehensive WordWeb dictionary database includes:
- 285,000 words, phrases and derived forms
- 225,000 word sense definitions
- 70,000 usage examples
- 85,000 text pronunciations
- Synonyms, similar and related words
- N. American, British, Australian and international English
A version with 70,000 professionally recorded audio pronunciations is available as a separate product.
The intelligent word entry suggests possible correct spellings as you type, as well as listing words that sound the same or are often confused.
Additional features include the ability to drill down on any word in a definition, full bookmark support and history.
Search features include:
- Alphabetical listing
- Spelling suggestions
- Sounds-like and often-confused
- Fast pattern-matching search (*, ?, vowel and consonant)
- Filter search results by noun, verb, adjective, adverbs
- Customize search options (case, derived forms, etc)
Is it better than dictionary.com? Judge for yourself!
No Internet connection is required to use WordWeb, and it's free.
Chambers dictionary and thesaurus are also available, and you can cross-reference to both Chambers and old Oxford dictionary apps from WordWeb.
iPadOS 14 compatibility, database updates
Ratings and Reviews
I personally go through dictionaries learning words as a way of amplifying my vocabulary. eDictionaries have been a goto for me to immerse myself within letters on the go.
This dictionary is one I had always been searching for. Offline capability was my prime attraction and the beautiful part about it is the flexibility it gives you with finding words easily and looking up a word from another one you searched just by clicking directly on them.
The UI is friendly enough and it just works. I only wish to pitch that it will be a great initiative to the developers to add a “Random” section where you can find random words, about 5, to learn their meanings. You can shake the or press a bottom to shuffle the next words and so on. I think it will really be a great feature to most users. But hey, I definitely can not complain as this app is totally free and I am loving every bit of it.
This is a great dictionary app with an easy-to-use interface. My favorite part is keeping a list of fascinating words I come across with the “Bookmark” feature.
The only drawback? I couldn’t figure out a way to carry my bookmarks over onto my new phone. I just searched for them all manually on my new phone so I wouldn’t lose my list of fun words. YOLO, I guess? The feature is clearly important to me. Anyway, I highly recommend this app.
Finally, what I consider a real dictionary. I was sad when Apple stopped including a dictionary app with new iPhones. I really liked the simplicity of that one.
Now this wonderful app comes along and is just amazing in its speed and utility. It starts up quickly, and easily links out to other reference sites to make lookups meaningful.
A big shout out and thank you to the developers for this.
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- Antony Lewis
- 69.5 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © WordWeb Software
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