Dictionary - Merriam-Webster

Contains adsIn-app purchases
4.1
532K reviews
50M+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Get America’s most useful and respected dictionary, optimized for your Android device. Continuously updated with the newest words and meanings, this is the premier 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.

The app is free, and supported by ads. To remove ads, a subscription is available.

Offline access: You’ll have complete access to definitions and synonyms whether or not you’re connected. You will 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
* Additional vocabulary-building resources available with in-app purchase
* Voice Search: look up a word without having to spell it
* Word of the Day: learn a new word every day
* Integrated Thesaurus: more than 200,000 word choices with examples of their use
* Example Sentences: understand how a word is used in context
* 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
* Favorite Word Syncing: share your favorites between devices
* For Tablets: browse the entire dictionary with a scrolling index
Updated on
Feb 11, 2024

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 is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.1
498K reviews
Rick Muniz
May 14, 2024
The UI is terrible and makes the app extremely frustrating to use. To scroll up/down on a page, you must very consciously only touch white space because there are so many hyperlinked words. If you accidentally touch a hyperlink it takes you to that word's page. Pressing the back button takes you to the home page, not back to the previous word, so now you have to search the word all over again. For words with long entries, this sequence can happen multiple times as you scroll the page.
5 people found this review helpful
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Lew Worthington
May 3, 2024
The app is ok, but the subscription process is deceptive. After subscribing (which apparently is their dictionary 'lite', which I didn't know because it didn't communicate that), the first word I looked up to check etymology was gibbus, which shows up in the list. I click the word and it's not in the dictionary, but I can pay AGAIN to get words that should already have been in the dictionary in the first place. Plus, no CS contact.
12 people found this review helpful
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Mark W
December 12, 2023
Would otherwise be a serviceable dictionary and marginally serviceable thesaurus, but the UI is just terrible. Specifically, if your thumb or finger even gently goes over a hyperlinked word, and any result will have DOZENS of hyperlinked words, then it immediately goes to that word's location. It's worse than it sounds, as rather than pressing 'back' taking you back to the previous word, it instead takes you to the main app page instead. Really dumb and not worth wasting your time with.
218 people found this review helpful
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What's new

Bug fixes and other small tweaks.