Dictionary - Merriam-Webster

Contains adsIn-app purchases
4.4
527K reviews
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Everyone
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About this app

Get America’s most useful and respected dictionary, optimized for your Android device. This is the best Android app for English language reference, education, and vocabulary building.

And now we’ve added new word games! It’s never been more fun to learn new words and test your vocabulary for everyone from English learners to total word nerds. Hundreds of words to test your skills.

The app is free, and supported by ads.

No internet connection is required to view the definitions or thesaurus (although you do need a connection to view illustrations, hear audio pronunciations, and use voice search).

Features:
* 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.
* Integrated Thesaurus: synonyms & antonyms are included with the dictionary
* 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
* For tablets: Scrolling Index - lets you browse the entire dictionary
Updated on
May 12, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data isn’t encrypted
You can request that data be deleted
4.4
527K reviews
Anton Ross
May 25, 2022
I downloaded the top few dictionary apps, turned off all wifi/data and launched them all for the first time. This one works offline (even the games; however, the pronunciation audio clips require an online connection), links to synonymous and antonymous words work effortlessly, and the app doesn't require you to register to use it (*ahem oxford*). Overall, I'd say this one is currently miles better than the rest. I will say, the ads popping up every now and then are a bit of a nuisance though.
4 people found this review helpful
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Arlene Freiberg
May 9, 2022
When I press the speaker icon to hear the word being pronounced nothing happens. I have to tap it several times before it eventually works. Maybe it needs time to "warm up" 05/08/22 Now when I press the button to hear the spoken word I get the last part of the word. The first syllable is not heard. I have to hit it 3-4 times before I hear the full word. Sent an email. Let's see if I hear back. Otherwise, I'll just uninstall and find another dictionary.
50 people found this review helpful
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Kelly Tobin
April 13, 2022
Living with limited dexterity, I find it extremely frustrating that accidentally tapping words, even those not underlined, immediately refreshes the page to a new definition. So, in the gratifying process of expanding my vocabulary, I suddenly find myself looking at the definition of an article or a preposition, for ex. I would pay to use the app apart from a glitchy behavior that renders the app inaccessible to me. My touchscreen sensitivity settings are otherwise appropriate.
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What's new

Bug fixes and other small tweaks.