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Say what? The best dictionary apps (via @iDownloadBlog)

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Say what? The best dictionary apps (via @iDownloadBlog)

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LookUp: English dictionary

Developer : Squircle Apps LLP
Price: 9.99
Version: 8.1.1
Release Date: 2014-05-29T09:30:20Z
Content Advisory Rating: 4+
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LookUp is an easy to use english dictionary app, with beautiful Word of the Day illustrations, and an award winning design to lookup all you want to know about about a word in a single search. It’s a great reading companion for avid readers, and a visual learning tool for kids, new English speakers, or just about anyone looking to proactively build their vocabulary. -- What can you do with LookUp? Learn new words: Everyday, we carefully curate and design beautiful illustrations for the Word of the Day, making it easier and fun to learn new words! Organize your favorite words: Group the new word discover by your favorite books, places, authors, or just anything with Collections. You can even create Siri shortcuts for your specific collections to access them easily! Build your Vocabulary: LookUp uses scientifically proven methods to improve your vocabulary by organising learning sessions in a timely manner allowing for vocabulary building over time. You can also test your vocabulary by taking quizzes based on the words you save in your Collections. Quizzes are a great way to remember words or to prepare for proficiency exams. Answer the questions correctly to win trophies! Learn it all: LookUp a word’s meaning, picture, origin, synonyms, antonyms and a wikipedia entry in a single search. Translations: You can translate the definitions from English to more than 18 different Languages including Chinese, German, Spanish, Greek and many more! Translations are available in: Chinese, Spanish, German, Hindi, Marathi, Portuguese, Russian, Afghan, Romanian, Greek, Tatar, Tok Pisin, Indonesian, Malay, Turkmen, Tajik, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Northern Sotho, Setswana and more coming Soon Definitions and Translations in LookUp are powered by the Oxford English Dictionary. LookUp on Apple Watch: Instant Definitions: Find meanings, example sentences, origin, or wikipedia information right from your wrist. LookUp is the most comprehensive dictionary app for watchOS. Word of the Day: Access Word of the Day from the Apple Watch app, or just add a complication for it, you can even have it delivered every morning on your Siri Watch Face. Handoff - Glance on your watch, and take it over to your phone, iPad or Mac, for detailed information and more! -- Praise for LookUp: Webby Honoree (2021) in Education & Reference Apps Category MacStories Update of the Year 2019 Webby Honoree (2017) for Best UX in Mobile Apps Apple 20 Under 20 (2015) "LookUp is far and away my favorite dictionary app I’ve used." - Macstories "It doesn't feel like any other dictionary app for iPhone." - Beautiful Pixels — LookUp Requires Internet Connectivity to search for a word.
Release Notes:
Fixes an issue which incorrectly showed an AirPlay icon in the quizzes screen. Introducing Learn Together: Users can now create peer learning sessions over FaceTime calls and learn words together. * LookUp 8.1 also includes a number of bug fixes throughout the app. * - The functionality of is only available on the latest version of iOS

WordBook Dictionary

Price: 1.99
Version: 5.2
Release Date: 2019-02-01T08:00:00Z
Content Advisory Rating: 9+
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FEATURES that make WordBook stand out from other dictionary apps: - Professionally recorded pronunciation for every single entry - Word origin information (Etymologies) - Built-in spell checker with pop-up spelling suggestions - User's bookmark and note management - Unmatched sounds-like and wild card search and a powerful word puzzle solver ==================================== WordBook is a comprehensive, quick and intuitive dictionary and thesaurus of the English language. It's a great combination of comprehensive contents and fast intuitive interface. FEATURES: * 150,000 entries with more than 220,000 definitions, 70,000 usage samples * 23,000 root word origins (etymologies) * 120,000 pronunciation guides in International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and other notations * Spoken pronunciations (for all entries) * Built-in thesaurus and word links connecting words semantically * Unmatched index, wildcard, anagram search capabilities * Bookmark (with user's notes) and history management * Words of the Day: you get to learn new words daily, shake the device for new random words * Browser-like definition content navigation, ability to tap on any word in the content to look up its definition * Extending up to 5 web dictionaries to supplement built-in contents * High resolution graphics for Retina display REVIEWS: * “the best in the [inexpensive dictionary] category... This wealth of information is indispensable to the student, and even fun to use” - Jeff Phillips, Macworld * “One of 15 Best iPhone Apps for English Majors” - April Lentini, CollegeTimes.us * “None measure up to WordBook” Score: 10/10 - Michael Alexander, AppCraver.com * “WordBook leads the parade of free and low-cost dictionary options” - Ben Boychuk, MacWorld.com * “WordBook's iPhone dictionary - the standard for reference apps” Rating: 5/5 - Steven Yaccino, appolicious.com NOTES: - WordBook does not required an internet connection except to view web dictionaries or to play online pronunciation voices. - WordBook includes entries of both American/British spellings. Definitions are written in American English.
Release Notes:
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon. - Supports iOS 11 and iPhone X

Chambers Thesaurus

Developer : Antony Lewis
Price: 4.99
Version: 4.1
Release Date: 2009-12-10T02:24:40Z
Content Advisory Rating: 4+
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The Chambers Thesaurus is the perfect reference for writers and word game enthusiasts, while all lovers of language will find it a pleasure to browse through. There are nearly 40 000 distinct indexed words, and a total of about 400 000 synonyms and antonyms. The intelligent word entry suggests possible correct spellings as you type, as well as listing words that sound the same or are often confused. Search features include: - Alphabetical listing - Spelling suggestions - Sounds-like and often-confused - Fast pattern-matching search - Cross-reference to offline and online dictionaries There are also standard bookmark, recent word and random word features. On newer iPads it supports Split View and Slide Over for easily viewing with other apps. With iOS 13+ it supports dark mode. No Internet connection is required. The Chambers Dictionary is also available as a separate app, and can easily be cross-referenced using the X-Ref button. Our WordWeb, Chambers and Oxford dictionaries are also available separately for Windows and Mac desktop (Collins coming soon).
Release Notes:
Fix for iPadOS 14 compatibility

Word Vault: Vocabulary Builder

Price: 4.99
Version: 2.2.6
Release Date: 2013-06-20T07:00:00Z
Content Advisory Rating: 12+
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*** Featured on the iTunes Home Page, and in Reference and Education *** Have you ever looked up a word, only to forget its meaning later? Word Vault stores all the words you want to remember and helps you to internalize them. Mundane, exotic, functional, highfalutin: amass a cache of words you love, then learn them all. We learn fastest with frequent exposure to new words. Use Word Vault as your regular dictionary app, and it will remind you to come back and review the words you've looked up. Reviews are quick, fun, and help you to get words out of your phone and into your brain. Features: - Robust offline English dictionary, and online lookup for esoteric words - Vocabulary review system with a configurable schedule - Pronunciations - Images and Illustrations - Translations (See note* below!) - Auto-complete and spell-check suggestions - Thesaurus functionality - Customization of your word list with notes, sources, and favorites - Example sentences - URL support, so you can look up words from other apps: wordvault://define?text=yourtext If you'd like to get in touch for any reason, you can follow @chaoticgoodies on Twitter, or email contact@chaoticgood.com. Psst, Educators: You can purchase Word Vault for students, teachers and administrators at a discount through Apple’s Volume Licensing Program! *Translation functionality can be activated with a one-time in-app-purchase. Please note that translations are provided for the words looked up and not for definitions. Translations are provided via Microsoft Translator, which does not have a 100% accuracy rate, especially for isolated words without context. An upcoming update will include the ability to test translations in your language of choice before paying for the in-app-purchase, to help you better gauge the value of the functionality before paying.
Release Notes:
Changed - Translations now use version 3 of Microsoft's Translation API Removed - Removed Analytics Tools

Thesaurasize

Price: 0.0
Version: 2.0.5
Release Date: 2014-03-20T20:41:18Z
Content Advisory Rating: 4+
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Thesaurasize is a quick and fast way to look up synonyms for words. The largest collection of synonyms, traditional and nontraditional, for the English language that can be found anywhere, and growing more and more each day.
Release Notes:
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon. Fixed the issue of app icon

Merriam-Webster Dictionary+

Price: 9.99
Version: 5.6.0
Release Date: 2011-12-09T05:38:13Z
Content Advisory Rating: 4+
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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 and synonyms whether or not you’re connected. You will need a connection to view illustrations, hear audio pronunciations, and use voice search. Selected as a "Best New App" by iTunes. Features: * Universal app * No ads * Full Thesaurus: more than 200,000 word choices, examples, and explanations * 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. * 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, look up words with voice search, and keep track of your favorites from your watch * Premium Content: over 1000 graphical illustrations, and over 20,000 additional entries covering people, places, and foreign terms Please click the link to the Application License Agreement, below, which includes our App Privacy Policy.
Release Notes:
Updated dictionary with new entries!

English Thesaurus

Price: 2.99
Version: 8.8.0
Release Date: 2011-03-03T08:00:00Z
Content Advisory Rating: 4+
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WORKS OFFLINE - Expand your English vocabulary or find just the right word for the assignment, our comprehensive word selection, and simple search options will have you using this app every day. With a minimalist display designed for functionality, it features visual cues, like usage guides and regional flags, and easy navigation between detailed results. One of the largest collections of synonyms and antonyms featuring pronunciation, it includes not only single terms but phrases and complete colloquial proverbs. This wide-ranging collection of terminology is intended to be a professional writing aid for native speakers and a reliable tool for those learning the language. Internet connection needed only for the spell checker. What makes this English Thesaurus unique? • The fact that you may enter set phrases, not only single terms, as valid entries. • The fact that you may obtain synonyms of parts of speech usually not included in other thesauri, such as exclamations, prepositional phrases, ​and idiomatic verbs. Even proverbs have their synonyms! • Vast database; no less than 1,767,000+ synonyms and 361,000+ antonyms. • 349,000+ English words and 25,000+ pictures. • Meaning Descriptors to help distinguish between the different word meanings. • Strict coherence of each synonym set. Transitive verbs yield only transitive synonyms. Intransitive verbs yield intransitive synonyms. Meanings and connotations of words are never mixed. • Phonetic transcription following IPA standards in American and British English. • Sync your favorites among your devices with Dropbox • You may now enter plurals as valid entries. • Customize using available themes, background color, and font. • Fuzzy Search: Detects misspelled words and offers close suggestions. * Please note this is a Thesaurus and therefore includes only English synonyms, no translations nor verb conjugations. Our General Reference Dictionary includes all those.
Release Notes:
* Thousands of new words and phrases * Hundreds of corrections

Advanced English Dictionary.

Price: 2.99
Version: 11.2
Release Date: 2008-10-14T06:26:47Z
Content Advisory Rating: 12+
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Features that make Advanced English Dictionary stand out from other dictionary apps: • Widely recognized as the most comprehensive English dictionary on the App Store with a 4.9 million word database • High-quality audio pronunciation (American, British and Australian English) • Advanced search technology • Lightning fast and intuitive user-interface • No internet connection required • No ads, no in-app purchases, no tracking OVERVIEW: Advanced English Dictionary is a new way to discover meaning. With more than 4.9 million words, phrases, and definitions, including a wealth of new words, sample sentences, Advanced English Dictionary makes it easier than ever before to find the correct meaning of a word. FEATURES: • Up to 591,700 entries, 4.9 million words, 335,000 relations • Audio pronunciation (available in American, British and Australian English, in both male and female voices) • Content sensitive IPA pronunciation symbol assistance (just tap the pronunciation guides to open it) • Word origins (etymologies) • Clear and precise definitions • Apart from "everyday" words and definitions, Advanced English Dictionary also includes biographical and geographical data, technical and scientific terms and more • Unique conceptual thesaurus with word links • Sample sentences show you how to use the words in your own speaking and writing • Fast look-ups, snappy user interface, smooth scrolling screens • Editable history/bookmarks function • Word Shake - shake the device to look up random words! • Designed specifically for iPhone/iPod touch • No internet connection required • Enhanced for iOS 13 REVIEWS: “Advanced English Dictionary & Thesaurus rises above the rest with a good interface, fast speed, and a unique way of looking up words. […] Recommended for anyone needing a dictionary and thesaurus on the go” — AppAdvice “This is no ordinary dictionary. In addition to being an almost infinite resource of words and what they mean, it also educates users as to how words are linked. […] It’s a new take on an old, but incredibly useful, concept and one that will no doubt gain many fans” — Clare Hopping, Know Your Mobile “Its superior biographical and geographical data and its pleasing interface gives jDictionary Mobile's offering a slight edge” — Sam Felsing, Macworld “For exploring the language, it has the edge, the upper hand, the whip hand, etc.” — Tony Smith, TheRegister.com “This is a sleek dictionary with a cool "word links" feature that briefly describes the history around that word. It's easy to use and I love the pronunciation guide for those more esoteric words” — AppOlicious “Advanced English Dictionary & Thesaurus app is one of the best reference apps you can download on your iPhone” — The Recapp
Release Notes:
• Enhanced for iOS 13 • Minor bug fixes
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