Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus

Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus

By Merriam-Webster, Inc.

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2011-12-09
  • Current Version: 4.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 168.93 MB
  • Developer: Merriam-Webster, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 3,148 App Reviews)
  • Price:
Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus App Ratings: 4.5
Based on 3,148 App Reviews

Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus iOS App Details

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.


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iOS App Reviews

  • Content amazing, app less so

    By nellysisgone
    Developers: Your dictionary is a superior product content-wise to everything else in the App Store. Will you PLEASE update your app to support Split View (and by extension Slide Over)? The fact that there has been an entire iOS cycle and this has not been addressed is shameful. And honestly it is making you less useful to those of us who write for a living on iOS. If I have to close out of my writing every time I want to use the dictionary (which is often, I can’t overstate how much I love the M-W dictionary), it costs me time. Please, please help me delete all other dictionaries from my devices. Or at least respond to this and tell me it is never going to happen so I can learn to love someone else. Thank you.
  • Dumbing Down Dictionaries

    By steve-of-indiana
    I saw comments from other people complaining about paying for dictionaries - either at the time of purchase or as in-app purchases - that were "orphaned" by Merriam-Webster. I am one of those people ($25 for the discontinued Collegiate Dictionary & an in-app purchase on a different product) & STRONGLY advise people to think carefully before putting their money on the table. Yesterday I updated my iPhone & iPad to iOS 10 which cost me access to the Collegiate dictionary. I continue to look for a dictionary of that quality to replace dictionary I now have. While the games to learn new words are good, the primary purpose of a dictionary is to locate the meaning & use words. I do not hold Apple at fault for this as it is a given that hardware & software upgrade. What I have a problem with is a perceived pattern of "orphaning" of apps that people have purchased. This would have been easier to accept had the apps been marketed as good for a year or some other interval.
  • Love this app.

    By Bety8451
    It's so easy and convenient to use!
  • Satisfaction

    By Olegarte
    With English being my second language, I like having a dictionary available to search or ensure the word I know is to be used proper. Features like vocabulary games also can be used to broaden or fortify knowledge as well. I am satisfied with my purchase.
  • Love this app.

    By Lfenex
    It's the DICTIONARY. With Attitude. And GAMES.
  • Use this app constantly

    By Maxie12
    Not being the worlds best speller and a love of language send me to this very helpful app on a regular basis.
  • Very helpful for me who speak English as a second language

    By YujieZheng
    I have to say I write this review because if you don't write it the notification keeps popping up reminding you to do it. Anyway, I'm willing to write one because this dictionary really helps. The language used to explain complex and uncommon words are easy to understand. ( uses complicated words to explain things which made me very confused)I use it for all college readings.
  • Marvelous & Helpful

    By Donanmar
    Easy to navigate; gives full meanings! Highlights the noun needed to define an adjective!! Extremely useful!! Worth every penny and more!!
  • Merriam Webster Dictionary/Thesaurus App

    By Friendordoe
    This app has proven to be extremely useful. I always make my children use an actual dictionary (book) so they'll know how to use one. On the go it's the best!
  • My go to app

    By ShoelessScott
    Use it numerous times a day as I'm not as smart as I thunk I be!