WordBook English Dictionary and Thesaurus

Developer: TranCreative Software

Current Version: 1.2

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 19.6 MB - Download

Description:

FEATURES that make WordBook stand out from other dictionary apps:

★ Professionally recorded pronunciation for every single entry

★ Word origin information (Etymologies)

★ Smart spelling suggestions

★ Favorite word management

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The all-time top paid iPhone/iPad dictionary app WordBook is now available on the Mac. WordBook is a comprehensive, quick and intuitive dictionary and thesaurus of the English language. It's a great combination of comprehensive contents and fast intuitive interface.

FEATURES:

* 150,000 entries with more than 220,000 definitions, 70,000 usage samples

* 23,000 root word origins (etymologies)

* 120,000 pronunciation guides in International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and other notations

* Spoken pronunciations (for all entries)

* Built-in thesaurus and word links connecting words semantically

* Favorite word list and history management

* Browser-like definition content navigation, ability to tap on any word in the content to look up its definition

NOTES:

- WordBook does not required an internet connection except to play online pronunciation voices.
- WordBook includes entries of both American/British spellings. Definitions are written in American English.

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Release Notes:

- Fixed issue with audio not playing in latest Mac OS update
- Word Puzzle Helper (wildcard search)

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.0
Review by Sigmafive

Excellent addition to the digital reference shelf - I've been using this app on my iPad for the better part of a year and was delighted to see the developer had ported a Mac OS X version. I write and depend on having an assortment of reference materials at my disposal. This is one of those reference works. I typically don't like to use a word that I can't correctly pronounce, so I rely on WordBook's pronunciation recordings to get it right. WordBook's interface is clean and doesn't obscure the reference material. I recommmend WordBook to anyone who requires a talking dictionary of the English language. For writing, it's an indepensible app.

Found helpful by 19 out of 20 people
1/5
Version 1.1.2
Review by arky_Chicago

There is no audio after Restoring Files from Time Capsule - I checked the audio settings, and reinstalled the app, but nothing helps.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people

More Reviews for Current Version

4/5
Version 1.2
Review by Onandagus1834

Useful Application - I recently found the WordBook app for iPad and iPhone and have fallen in love with them. I really appreciate being able to create links to external online dictionaries in order to get more lexiconographer's views on words, usage, etc. The only reason I give this Mac app four stars is because this very appealing feature, i.e. allowing the user to create links to external sites, is not available here. As soon as it is, which I really hope is soon, then I will happily give it five stars. If this is currently possible, please show me how so I can use on my Mac. Otherwise, great app!

Found helpful by 8 out of 10 people
5/5
Version 1.2
Review by MostlyDoc

Much better than the ‘Oxford English Dictionary’ app - I’ve been using this app for more than a year now and it has proven itself to be the perfect electronic ‘dictionary’… nice work!

Found helpful by 8 out of 9 people
5/5
Version 1.2
Review by Donwallace

Full featured dictionary with real voice recorded! - Thanks for the update. CONTENT: WordBook is based on WordNet database from the Princeton University. The content is concise and very easy to read. This app does a good job in choosing text color and style, far better than other WordNet based dictionaries available in this store. It also provides brief word history information at the end of definitions. Like many WordNet implementations, the dictionary provide semantic relations of words (they call it Links). This is unique and not available in any other branded dictionary like AHD, M-W or Oxford. Pronunciation guide is in IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet), not popular in the US. Audio pronunciation is provided online (a human voice not a synthesized voice). This is a great design. I appreciate not having to carry big sound files . USER INTERFACE : WordBook shines when it comes to user interface. Everything makes sense and is at the right place.

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
5/5
Version 1.2
Review by Donwallace

Full featured dictionary with real voice recorded! - Thanks for the update. CONTENT: WordBook is based on WordNet database from the Princeton University. The content is concise and very easy to read. This app does a good job in choosing text color and style, far better than other WordNet based dictionaries available in this store. It also provides brief word history information at the end of definitions. Like many WordNet implementations, the dictionary provide semantic relations of words (they call it Links). This is unique and not available in any other branded dictionary like AHD, M-W or Oxford. Pronunciation guide is in IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet), not popular in the US. Audio pronunciation is provided online (a human voice not a synthesized voice). This is a great design. I appreciate not having to carry big sound files . USER INTERFACE: WordBook shines when it comes to user interface. Everything makes sense and is at the right place.

Found helpful by 7 out of 9 people
2/5
Version 1.2
Review by Film Student

Would be perfect, but... - Word Book would be the dictionary I always wanted but for one thing. You can't copy and paste a found word into any writing application. Just now I misspelled insubordination, I looked it up in Word Book and found the correct spelling. Now, how to get it back into my writing app. Do I want to have to slide the screen over so I can look at the word and then retype it correctly into my document? NO! I want to keep writing, so I click on the word and can I highlight it? No! Can I copy and paste it? No! So I have to slide the screen over and carefully type the word correctly back into the document, like it's 1974 and like I used to have to do with an good old paper dictionary. FIX THIS FEATURE. I mean, really, you can't copy and paste a word? In 2013?! Can't recommend this until this really stupid issue is fixed. What good is a computerized dictionary that can't copy and paste corrected words?

Found helpful by 68 out of 75 people
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