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$3.99 at time of review
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Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus

Age Level: Ages: 12 +
By Developer: Merriam-Webster, Inc.

This app has everything you need! With definitions for literally thousands of words, giving the ability to handle the primary barrier to understanding: misunderstood words. There is a "voice-search" option. The lazy part of me likes this and it enables me to look up a word, even if I don't know the spelling.

There are over 1,000 illustration and over 20,000 entries, including people, places and foreign terms. I like the fact that sample sentences are given, which help you to understand the way the word is used as well as narrowing down the correct usage.

No internet connection is required in order to view definitions, but it is necessary for viewing illustrations, hearing audio pronunciations and voice search. It is worth every penny! There are free versions, but they are supported by ads.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


  • 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
  • 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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