Oxford Dictionary of English

Developer: WordWeb Software

Current Version: 3.5

Last Updated: 3 months ago

Download Size: 563.6 MB - Download


The foremost single-volume authority on the English language - revised and updated in 2016 to include the very latest vocabulary. This version comes with 75 000 high-quality audio pronunciations from the Oxford Sound Bank, making this the definitive English dictionary reference.

Features include:
- 350 000 words, phrases and meanings
- 100 000 usage examples
- 75 000 audio pronunciations
- 11 000 encyclopedic entries
- 550 usage notes

The Oxford Dictionary of English is at the forefront of language research, focusing on English as it is used today, informed by the most up-to-date evidence from the largest language research programme in the world, including the 800-million-word Oxford English Corpus.

App features include pattern search, full text search, bookmarks, spelling suggestions and lookup from other Mac OS programs.

No internet connection is required.


Release Notes:

Fix for issue with some sound pronunciations.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.1
Review by globalscribe

Nearly perfect! - Just what I've been waiting for on the Mac! Much more in depth than OS Oxford American Dictionary. Includes audio pronunciations. Also gives alphabetical list of words surrounding searched word as suggestions for misspelled word. But please sell Oxford Thesaurus of English as well! Without the thesaurs, the glass is half empty.

Found helpful by 23 out of 25 people
Version 1.4
Review by Tao2005

Confused - What's the difference between this and the dictionary that comes with MAC, or Windows (if it exhausts), and dictionary.com.. It all gives the same definition. Thank god it's only $10.. I made bigger mistakes then this. All in all, save your money and use one that comes with your PC or MAC. I am greatly disappointed that it gives such a short definition. Hard bound dictionarys are better then this, They give more then one definition for a given word.

Found helpful by 12 out of 12 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.5
Review by 00dost

Stopped working - Edit: they fixed the sound issue, and there's a keybind (⌘)+P)to pronounce a word. Way to go, back to five stars! After the update, the sound stopped working... Also, it would have been nice (if/when the sound issue were resolved) to add the functionality of creating a custom keybind for the buttons in the menu (such as the button that makes it pronounce words). Thanks

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 3.5
Review by 1!3¡ßßüã

Caveat Emptor - I have used this dictionary for years and loved it on my iPhone. I bought a new iPhone a few months ago and discovered that I could not open my OED app. So I bought this new version of the Oxford Dictionary of English. At $9.99 it should be worth it, and on my Mac it is a worthwhile purchase. The problem is that I wanted this OED for my iPhone so that I could continue to have constant access to a quality dictionary. Unfortunately, it only works on the Mac at home. Apparently the company has never gone to the trouble of developing their product for the new iPhones.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people