Oxford Dictionary of English

Developer: WordWeb Software

Current Version: 3.3

Last Updated: 10 months ago

Download Size: 190.4 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:

- Support for new Collins Dictionary app in cross-reference tab if installed
Note to cross-reference other installed WordWeb Software apps, you must run each of them once first.


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 22 out of 24 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 3.3
Review by lora-explora

Nice but ... - I like this dictionary app but it is quite expensive, especially in light of the fact that the audio pronuciation feature does not work at all.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 3.3
Review by chungle_bian

Pronunciation Problem - Hi. Team, This app is kind of expensive but i liked it so much whichh lead me to buy it. But when I use it, the pronunciation only provides one option. I don’t even know wheter the pronunciation provided is British or North American. I strongly advise that the dictionary team add such feature of 2 pronunciations as other dictionaries do. So that English learners or those who want to know their pronunciation differences can make a clearer and better progress. Regards.

Found helpful by 1 out of 2 people