American Heritage Dictionary

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4.3
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About this app

The American Heritage® English Dictionary is one of the most comprehensive and accessible resources available on any mobile device. It's the perfect solution to use at school, in the office, or at home!

Exhaustively researched and thoroughly revised, the Fifth Edition of the American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language contains 10,000 new words and phrases, over 4,000 dazzling new full-color images, and authoritative, up-to-date guidance on usage. Thousands of definitions have been revised in rapidly changing fields such as astronomy and biology, geographical entries and maps have been completely updated, and the dictionary’s signature feature notes on word history, synonymy, and language variation have all been enhanced and improved.

Word meanings are made easier to understand with thousands of new quotations from classic and contemporary writers. Etymologies explaining word origins and development have been newly created or revised to reflect the very latest scholarship. Many words are traced back to their roots in prehistory through two unique appendixes showing word roots in ancient Indo-European and Semitic.

Now completed with the American Heritage® Roget’s Thesaurus (available in the full version), which offers an intelligent and sensible guide to synonym selection. It provides a wide range of synonyms, ranging from mainstream vocabulary to the colorful alternatives that make English such a rich and versatile language. Thousands of slang, informal, and regional words broaden the coverage even further. Each synonym list focuses on a clear definition that quickly orients the user to the relevant meaning.

ADVANCED LEARNING TOOLS

Not sure how to spell or pronounce a certain word or phrase? The dictionaries combine several search tools to match or suggest what you are looking for:

• Fuzzy search – find a word even if you don't know exactly how it is spelled
• Voice search – lookup a word without having to spell it
• Wild card search – use '*' or '?' to replace a letter or entire parts of a word
• Search autocomplete – displays predictions as you type
• Keyword lookup – search for compound words or phrases
• Camera search – look up words without having to type them
• Favourites list – create custom folders with lists of words
• Auto-correction option - correct the spelling of any word, as you type it
• Recent list – easily review already looked-up words
• Tap to translate entries in other apps

CUSTOMISABLE AND USER FRIENDLY EXPERIENCE

• Dark mode - choose fora more eye-friendly alternative
• Home page – an intuitive start for your journey into the English language
• Word sharing – share word definitions via the installed apps on your device

Get MORE by purchasing the full version of the American Heritage English Dictionary and Thesaurus:

• Unlock the complete features list
• Audio Pronunciation - never mispronunce another word
• Offline mode - look up words without an internet connection
• Ad-free - enjoy an ad-free learning experience with no interruptions and distraction
Updated on
Mar 6, 2024

Data safety

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Ratings and reviews

4.3
1.37K reviews
Igor Steel
May 31, 2023
Unexpectedly and lamentably a mediocre app. I've used the AHD since its first edition, which I still use despite its duct-taped covers, and it's a wonderful dictionary, but this application is quite cludgy. While most other dictionary applications, and Android's native dictionary let you look up words in other applications by highlighting them, American Heritage Dictionary's system forces you to go through a series of steps, largely defeating the purpose of a quick lookup. Google findsore words
5 people found this review helpful
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Marvin L Weinberg
May 26, 2021
I love the American Heritage Dictionary! I have the $60 edition and the hardcover portable one. Those are NOT digital! Actually, I have a subscription to "The Failing" New York Times and I do NOT use the digital version! On the go, I carry the portable AHD with me everyday! I write poetry and it is extremely useful for my purposes in writing poetry! I just wish there was no additional cost of $19.99 for an enhanced version? I cannot afford it. ☹️. Best American dictionary BAR-NONE!
33 people found this review helpful
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Sean Kocur
March 20, 2024
I hate the "new" look and have lost the ability to swipe from definition to definition. Is there any way to go back to the classic look and functionality? This used to be my favorite dictionary app, and now it is my least favorite. I'm really disappointed...
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What's new

It's time to experience a whole new level of dictionary excellence! Our app's fresh new look is tailor-made for your convenience, making every feature easily accessible. Brace yourself for quicker search results, top-notch camera and voice search enhancements, and an enhanced Favourites section in the current version. Get set to redefine the way you interact with words