American Heritage Dict.

American Heritage Dict.

By MobiSystems, Inc.

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2016-07-01
  • Current Version: 10.0.10
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 58.93 MB
  • Developer: MobiSystems, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 520 Ratings


The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language is the premier resource for anyone who wants to know precisely what words mean, where they come from, and how to use them effectively. It is renowned for presenting accurate and comprehensive definitions, etymologies based on the latest research and authoritative usage. Regarded as one of the flagship products in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt catalog, the app features advanced search and learning tools designed by a vastly experienced developer. The very latest database contains 10,000 new words and phrases, over 4,000 dazzling new full-color images, and authoritative, up-to-date guidance on usage, covering: - Revised definitions in rapidly changing fields such as astronomy and biology; - Updated geographical entries and maps; - Enhanced notes on word history, synonymy, and language variation; - New quotations from classic and contemporary writers; - Reviewed etymologies that explain word origins and development 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 languages. This app is tailored to professionals, students, and academics, as well as anyone who needs a comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of current English at work or at home. LATEST APP UPDАТES:  • Learn in style with any of the four colorful new themes – The colorful layout will turn your learning experience into an enjoyable routine. Customize your dictionary and benefit from the cheerful mood your favorite color brings you.  • Dive right into the intricacies of the language - With new and convenient Home page, sleeker and more intuitive visual layout, as well as innovations in the speed of searches, you can get to the desired entry faster than ever.  • Translate and learn as you speak by using Talk & Translate – Use the speech recognition & text-to-speech app by downloading it for Free from the App Store. The great synergy between the two apps will be there to help you optimize your studies. SEARCH TOOLS - quickly find words with the clear, functional, and easy-to-use interface. Designed to provide the most comprehensive search experience, the dictionary combines several search tools to match or predict what are you looking for, including:  • Search autocomplete helps you find words quickly by displaying predictions as you type.  • Keyword lookup allows you to search within compound words and phrases.  • Camera search looks up words in the camera viewfinder and displays results in seconds.  • Voice search helps you find an entry when you don’t know how a word is spelled. Looking for a specific word but don't know how it's spelled? We've got you covered with our automatic ‘Fuzzy filter’ to correct word spelling, as well as ‘Wild card’ ('*' or '?') to replace a letter or entire parts of a word. LEARNING TOOLS - engaging features that help you further enhance your vocabulary. Designed to give you freedom to structure your studies, the dictionary combines several learning tools to help you be more organized, including:  • ‘Favorites’ that allow you to create custom folders with lists of words.  • Recent list which helps you to easily review looked-up words.  • Swipe-to-delete functionality in the Recent and Favorites menus.  • Word-of-the-day option to teach you a new word every day. Feel excited by the new word or definition you just learned? Share your discovery with friends on social media, email or any other option available on your device. Get even more with PREMIUM:  • Thesaurus base with audio – Access the full capacity of the app.  • Offline mode - Save words on your device and view them without internet connection.  • Priority support - Get support with priority for any app-related issues.  • No ads – Enjoy an ad-free learning experience.



  • Great app but now asked to purchase again

    By 32567
    This is a great app. As a college English professor, I use it almost daily and strongly recommend it to students. I am not sure as to why I am being asked now to purchase it again. I hope the developer would help in this regard. Thank you!
  • American Heritage Dictionary

    By Green Lantern 32
    The American Heritage Dictionary in still one of the best resources for writers of fiction and poetry. The writer’s work can always appear fresh, interesting; the messages clearly understood by today’s readers. The dictionary continues to be an excellent resource for me throughout the years. I still give it my highest recommendation to present and future writer’s. May the written word live on, especially in today’s society of had held devices etcétera.... Sincerely, Mariano
  • Great

    By heather quiring
    Love it
  • Perhaps?

    By Sue CH
    It has been many years since I rated a dictionary. This one is good.
  • Great App; but...

    By knowsclassic
    I love the American Heritage Dictionary but, one color background can be quite boring. If they add the ability to change to different colors, I would give it 5 stars easy! Update: Increased the rating to 5 stars! The app creators listened, and provided a way for users to change the background color. Thanks! Continues to be an excellent app for word searches.
  • Good dictionary, slow app

    By ZackSelf
    I have the paper copy of the 5th edition and use this app for when I am away from that heavy beast. This app is almost as good as the book, but is slow, too slow to load and too slow to retrieve a word even though I have downloaded the text and need no internet connection. I have great hope this technical problem will be fixed.
  • American Heritage Dictionary

    By Mel 45
    Hands down the finest dictionary ever created in North America.
  • Rate Dictionary- 5 excellent book

    By Nina Crowell
    An excellent book- rate 5 stars
  • Suggestions

    By M.Sulieman
    Two suggestions: First, make the favorite star button on the same page of the definition of the word to easily find it; it will speed up the process of saving words for future reference without making it feels like an extra work. Second, a highlight option in the application to highlight relevant definitions. Sometimes I would like to read the definition that I earlier found relevant to my studies or profession. I also recommend to have the highlight button on the definition page for easy access. I believe that offering the two suggestions in the premium version of the application makes it more appealing to buy the application with these features rather than the advantage of pronunciation and ad removal.
  • Wonderful app!

    By cheapscrew