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Merriam-Webster Dictionary Pro app for iPhone and iPad

4.4 ( 1824 ratings )
Reference Book
Developer: Merriam-Webster, Inc.
4.99 USD
Current version: 4.4, last update: 6 months ago
First release : 08 Dec 2011
App size: 182.94 Mb

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.


* 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

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Pros and cons of Merriam-Webster Dictionary Pro app for iPhone and iPad

Merriam-Webster Dictionary Pro app good for

Although English is a second language , it is my everydays communication mean at work, i.e. 10 hours a Day. This app is just excellent to check a word or find a synonym in the thesaurus. Would appreciate to have an access thru idiomatic expressions! In a nutshell. Go for it!
I use it on a daily basis. It really helps me to learn English. Unfortunately favorite words arent stored in iCloud. So theyre all gone after reinstallation :( Would you add this feature in the next release?
I use it every day for the word of the day and recommend it to my students. I use the favorites list to learn words Ive looked up and create memory palaces with them. Students also use it to find synonyms and words that rhyme when they need to write poems such as limericks. I love the games!
Great app. Been using it for years. Recently I had it upgraded to premium version. The feature that I love most is the "favorite" function which enables to save all the vocabulary that I love and need to get back on. For someone whose English is not their first language and who is a geek for vocabulary. I assure you that youll get frustrated with the word challenge game. But still it is sooo much fun. One little malfunction in my case, the pronunciation button next to the word does not work in my phone. Please help fix it for me. All in all, it is a fantastic app.
This is a great app of a knownly amazing dictionary. I really enjoy the Daily Word. The app also shows excelent etmological references.
I rate it A number 1. One of the best worldwide. Essential for English learners. I suggest the inclusion of more coloquial expressions, not necessarily idiomatic.

Some bad moments

I contacted the helpdesk. They could not help me. Recording function does not work on my iPhone 5.
I have bought this dictionaire, I have it installed in my iphone, but it is charging me again to have it installed in my Ipad. I do not think it is fair
Im not sure if I need to do something in my settings but the pronunciation is not working and no sound coming out from the speakers.
The mike (speech to text) facility is a useless, irritating and encumbering and unnecessary "feature". Please remove it !
Refuses to display Word of the Day. Says Im offline. What a waste

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