Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

By Merriam-Webster, Inc.

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2010-12-14
  • Current Version: 4.51
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 194.07 MB
  • Developer: Merriam-Webster, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 27,385 Ratings


Get America’s most useful and respected dictionary, optimized for your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. This is the best iOS app for English language reference, education, and vocabulary building. And now we’ve added new word games! It’s never been more fun to learn new words and test your vocabulary for everyone from English learners to total word nerds. Hundreds of words to test your skills. Offline access: You’ll have complete access to definitions whether or not you’re connected. Features: * Universal App * New Vocabulary-Building Quizzes: fun, fast quizzes to learn new words or test your vocabulary * Voice Search: look up a word without having to spell it * Word of the Day: learn a new word every day. * Integrated Thesaurus: synonyms & antonyms are included with the dictionary * Example Sentences: understand how a word is used in context * Quick Definitions: perfect for on-the-go lookups * Audio Pronunciations: voiced by real English speakers, not text-to-speech robots * Favorite Words and Search History: Keep track of the words that are most important to you * Favorite Word syncing through iCloud: Share your favorites between devices * Apple Watch Extension: See Word of the Day, find watch-sized definitions with voice search, and keep track of your favorites from your watch Fully featured and absolutely free, this app is supported by ads. You can remove ads for $1.99 per year with an in-app purchase charged to your iTunes account. Prices vary by location. Your subscription will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of the subscription period. You can manage your subscription in your account settings. Terms of Use:



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