English Dictionary - Offline

4.6
415K reviews
10M+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone 10+
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About this app

The free offline English dictionary application explains the meaning of English words! Definitions are based on English Wiktionary. Fast search, easy and functional user interface, optimized also for tablets.
Ready to go: it works offline without any further file to download!

Features
♦ More than 445000 english definitions and large number of inflected forms
♦ You can leaf through words using your finger (swipe right and left)
♦ Manage your bookmarks, personal notes and search history
♦ Crossword help: the symbol ? can be used in place of single unknown letter. The symbol * can be used in place of any group of letters. The fullstop symbol . can be used to mark the end of a word.
♦ Random search button (shuffle), useful to learn new words
♦ Share word definition using other apps, like gmail or whatsapp
♦ Compatible with Moon+ Reader, FBReader and other applications via share button
♦ Backup&restore configuration, personal notes and bookmarks on local memory, Google Drive, Dropbox and Box clouds (available only if you have installed these applications on your device)
♦ Camera search via OCR Plugin, available only on devices with back camera. (Settings->Floating Action Button->Camera). The OCR Plugin has to be downloaded from Google Play.

Fuzzy search
♦ To search words with prefix, e.g. starting with 'moon', please write moon* and the dropdown list will show the words starting with 'moon'
♦ To search words with suffix, e.g. ending with 'moon', please write *moon. and the dropdown list will show the words ending with 'moon'
♦ To search words containing a word, e.g. 'moon', just write *moon* and the dropdown list will show the words containing 'moon'

Your settings
♦ Black and white themes with user defined text colors (press menu-->select Settings-->click on Theme)
♦ Optional Floating Action Button (FAB) supporting one of the following actions: Search, History, Favorites, Random search and Share option; Optional shake action with similar actions.
♦ Persistent Search option to get automatic keyboard at startup
♦ Text to speech options, including selection of British or American accent (press menu-->select Settings-->click on Text to Speech-->select Language)
♦ Number of items in history
♦ Customisable font size and line spacing, default screen orientation
♦ Start up option: home page, most recent word, random word or word of the day

Questions
♦ No voice output? Please follow instructions here: http://goo.gl/axXwR
Note: word pronunciation works only if voice data have been installed in your phone (Text-to-speech engine).
♦ British word pronunciation not working? Please follow instructions here: https://cutt.ly/beMDCbR

♦ Question & Answers: http://goo.gl/UnU7V
♦ Keep safe your bookmarks and notes, please read: https://goo.gl/d1LCVc
♦ Information about permissions used by the application can be found here: http://goo.gl/AsqT4C
♦ Download also the other livio offline dictionaries available in Google Play for a broader and unique experience

In case Moon+ Reader does not list my dictionary: open pop-up "Customize dictionary" and select "Open dictionary directly when Long-Tap on a word"

⚠ An offline dictionary needs memory. In case your device has low memory, please consider to use the online dictionary: http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=livio.dictionary

Information for application developers:
✔ This application provides Dictionary API for 3rd party developers, please read further details: http://thesaurus.altervista.org/dictionary-android

Permissions
This application requires the following permissions:
♢ INTERNET - to retrieve the definition of unknown words
♢ WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE (aka Photos/Media/Files) - to backup configuration and bookmarks
Updated on
Oct 10, 2023

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.
No data shared with third parties
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No data collected
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Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.6
395K reviews
Larry Cushman
October 28, 2023
Ok I look forward to this app over many others I have used. It's easy to navigate and the word prediction is imperative when not knowing exactly how to spell a word that i'm looking for. The worst part about this app is Random Word! It's random alright like 99 % of those that it chooses are so far-out and unnecessary and with nothing exciting in their content. Like math equation definitions or a German word for something stupid that I will never, ever use in real time
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Huy Pham
March 4, 2023
Great standalone offline dictionary app. Does not require additional offline file download and it works right away. I like that the app shows up in the tab when long pressing text, it's a very convenient shortcut to lookup words. It also doesn't drain battery. I like that there are zero ads (I hope it remains that way). My only gripe is that the app is named "English", I would prefer it to say "Dictionary" but it's not a big deal.
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A Google user
April 25, 2020
This app offers almost everything you could want from a dictionary app: offline, multiple definitions, word etymology, synonyms, antonyms, and an ability to "favorite" words you want to remember. The app also has minimal permissions for its fxn; it doesn't ask to see your contacts or use your camera. I'd give this app five stars, if not for the fact that the function to read words aloud doesn't function. Edit: Problem was due to text-to-speech error, not app, so 5 stars for the app.
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What's new

Version 6.6
♦ Dictionary updated with new definitions