Chambers Dictionary

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About this app

The single-volume international English dictionary with the widest coverage of all the riches of the English language. Clear, accurate and occasionally witty definitions, with the latest new words from science, technology and contemporary culture.

The 13th Edition includes over 300,000 distinct words, compounds, phrases and derived forms.

The intelligent word entry suggests possible correct spellings as you type, as well as listing words that sound the same or are often confused. Search features include:

- Alphabetical listing
- Spelling suggestions
- Sounds-like and often-confused
- Fast pattern-matching search (*, ?, vowel and consonant)
- Filter search results by noun, verb, adjective, adverbs
- Anagram solver

There are also standard bookmark, recent word and random word features. Works offline - no Internet connection is required.

The Chambers Dictionary is treasured by word-lovers and crossword enthusiasts for its majestic coverage of English and its tradition of sneaking in a sprinkling of light-hearted definitions. Alone among the single-volume dictionaries, it preserves a rich stock of words from our literary heritage as well as covering all the latest developments in contemporary English.

The integrated search features make Chambers dictionary the ideal crossword puzzle solver, as well as an extensive reference for the full range of English usage from historical novels to modern-day internet jargon.
The Chambers Thesaurus is also available as a separate app, and can easily be cross-referenced along with WordWeb.
Updated on
Mar 9, 2022

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4.8
263 reviews
A Google user
March 15, 2020
The best dictionary I've ever used as a student of literature. It contains many old, archaic words that you can encounter in old works of literature and can't find them in other dictionaries nowadays. The definitions are short, quick and easy to understand. My only problems are the lack of voiced pronunciation, and the fact that you need a separate thesaurus app to look up synonyms. Chambers dictionary and thesaurus should be one app. Other than that, excellent app to use alongside wordweb.
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A Google user
January 6, 2019
Shorter OED contains twice as many words (they say) but does not even have the widely used 'beefcake'. So, Chambers, crossword puzzlers favourite, I'm going with you. Simple interface and the X-ref function is very nice. I don't need usage examples in a dictionary so your lack of them isn't an issue for me, but may be for others. Better etymology would be great, but not essential.
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A Google user
April 11, 2020
I'm sure it's me, but I find the Chambers Dict and Thesaurus (both Pro) almost impossible to navigate without Wordweb - which is fine I suppose but everything falls apart when I need to search from online editors - which is most of the time. Integration with Twitter is good but other apps are persnickety.
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What's new

Minor bug fix.