Oxford Dictionary of English

Oxford Dictionary of English

By MobiSystems, Inc.

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2015-06-26
  • Current Version: 10.0.20
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 224.92 MB
  • Developer: MobiSystems, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
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Description

Oxford Dictionary of English is widely accepted as one of the highest authorities in the study and reference of English language globally, with more than 150 years of research behind it. Regarded as one of the flagship products in Oxford University Press catalog of dictionaries, it features advanced search and learning tools designed by a vastly experienced developer. WHAT MAKES OXFORD DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH BETTER THAN OTHER DICTIONARIES?  • The very latest vocabulary, 2018 edition, with over 350,000 words, phrases and meanings.  • Tens of thousands of regionally specific entries reflecting the unique richness and global adaptability of the English language.  • The strength of The Oxford English Corpus' research excellence is directly presented at your fingertips.  • 75,000 audio pronunciations of both common and rare words, including those with varying pronunciations (Premium only). LATEST APP UPDАТES  • Learn in style with any of the four colorful new themes – The colorful layout will turn your learning experience into an enjoyable routine. Customize your dictionary and benefit from the cheerful mood of your favorite color.  • Dive right into the intricacies of the language - With convenient Home page, more intuitive visual layout, as well as innovations in the speed of searches, you can get to the desired entry faster than ever.  • Translate and learn as you speak by using Talk & Translate – Use the speech recognition & text-to-speech app by downloading it for Free from the App Store. The great synergy between the two apps will be there to help you optimize your studies. SEARCH TOOLS - quickly find words with the clear, functional, and easy-to-use interface. Designed to provide the most comprehensive search experience, the dictionary combines several search tools to match or predict what are you looking for.  • Search autocomplete helps you find words quickly by displaying predictions as you type.  • Keyword lookup allows you to search within compound words and phrases.  • Camera search looks up words in the camera viewfinder and displays results in seconds.  • Voice search helps you find an entry when you don’t know how a word is spelled. Looking for a specific word but don't know how it's spelled? We've got you covered with our automatic ‘Fuzzy filter’ to correct word spelling, as well as ‘Wild card’ ('*' or '?') to replace a letter or entire parts of a word. LEARNING TOOLS - engaging features that help you further enhance your vocabulary. Designed to give you freedom to structure your studies, the dictionary combines several learning tools to help you be more organized.  • ‘Favorites’ that allow you to create custom folders with lists of words.  • Recent list which helps you to easily review looked-up words.  • Swipe-to-delete functionality in the Recent and Favorites menus.  • Word-of-the-day option to teach you a new word every day. Feel excited by the new word or definition you just learned? Share your discovery with friends on social media, email or any other option available on your device. Get even more with PREMIUM  • Audio pronunciation - Learn words faster with the integrated pronunciations.  • Offline mode - Save words on your device and view them without internet connection.  • Priority support - Get support with priority for any app-related issues.  • No ads – Enjoy an ad-free learning experience.

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Reviews

  • Awesome!!

    5
    By dsl23243
    Great dictionary app!!
  • Constant assist

    5
    By Vonholwede
    I use this app constantly to assist me in writing, expanding my vocabulary and learning new words. It’s extremely helpful.
  • The great dictionary app

    5
    By Jackmehr
    I have been using this app for a few years, and I am still using it for learning new vocabularies.
  • 5 Star General

    5
    By Russellhilburn
    An excellent source for personal intellectual development. From the 20 volume dictionary few own. The marvelous aspect of the Oxford English Dictionary is the track of word origins.
  • LOVE IT!

    5
    By lbascurt
    So awesome to have definitions at my fingertips as I take college courses!
  • Please improve the Word of the Day selection Algorithm

    2
    By Benzfleiger
    The WOTD selections are so lame. Half of them are simple words that are not worth using as a WOTD. Many of the other ones are phrases - not even words. Seems like the selection process is either broken or the selections are being catered for a 5th grader. See sampling below: Cream of Tartar CCK John Lennon Inevitable Guelder Rose Flak Jacket Drug Abuse Bewilder Voided Plenty
  • Needed: “Contact the Editors” button; & Another thing . . .

    4
    By 9robins
    The original OED was put together not by the Oxford philologists alone; they corresponded with English-speaking word-watchers who sent in their findings, enabling the Dictionary’s editors to fine-tune matters such as a word’s first appearance in the language; etymology; shades of meaning; etc. (One of the most zealous contributors was said to be someone serving a life sentence in a British prison.) The ability of speakers of any background, social class, or occupation to contribute helped make the OED The online OED provides an opportunity to advance the study of these aspects of the English language in a depth of detail not previously possible. But where is the “Contact Us” button that should let online readers send in their own observations? To a greater extent than many other languages, the English language constantly grows and changes, extending its tentacles into emerging disciplines and new technologies. Its evolution is nurtured by scientists, poets, parents, and car mechanics. It’s an absorbent language, able to mop up useful terms from foreign sources. Because English is so dynamic, people most likely encounter written or spoken words that they don’t find in the online OED. This is why they need to be able to query the online OED about such encounters. Many such reports or questions would likely be duplicates. To deal with these, a FAQs section, linked to the word(s) in question and/or arranged alphabetically, could be useful. * Language is not unlike a slime mold, whose behavior in sink drains led the great neuroscientist Eric Kandel to his insights on neurodevelopment. —— Postscript: It isn’t always obvious what the various command icons are going to do when tapped. Perhaps a “legend” button would help. KSSHRINK
  • I loves me my dictionarying

    5
    By Radlw
    I collect real and virtual dictionaries. The Oxford Dictionary of English app is a gotta-have part of that collection.
  • Great dictionary

    5
    By Vbfletch
    How I wish I’d had this in school! It’s a great tool.
  • Comes in handy

    5
    By Cashmere33
    Use it all the time

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