Best App for Dictionary and Thesaurus


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Definition of useful: Type your word into the search box, and the app starts suggesting words as you type. Tap the word you want, and the app shows you the definition, pronunciation, word origin and, in many cases, sample sentences. Tap the audio icon to hear the word spoken aloud. Tap Word of the Day to jog your vocabulary with the featured lingo selected by the staff.

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To put it another way: Tap the dock’s Thesaurus button to see synonyms for your word. If you later need to come back for another substitute word, helps you return quickly with its Recent screen, detailing the words you’ve consulted lately.
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Version: 1.0.1

Give your iPhone a 275,000-word vocabulary. plucks its definitions from the Random House Unabridged Dictionary and gathers 80,000 synonym entries from Roget’s 21st Century Thesaurus. The app even coaches you in proper pronunciation with an audio feature that speaks the selected word. The whole thing is stuffed into your iPhone, too—no online lookups—so the response is peppy, no network required.

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We bought our two college bound kids iPads and a couple of apps using the Gift an App in iTunes, the one that I also bought for myself is a computer dictionary at It comes with chat abbreviations and an extensive dictionary. After seeing the iPad demo in an Apple store it was a no brainer.

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