Collins Dictionary & Thesaurus

Collins Dictionary & Thesaurus

By MobiSystems, Inc.

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2010-04-21
  • Current Version: 10.0.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 102.41 MB
  • Developer: MobiSystems, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4
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From 46 Ratings

Description

This app bundles the Collins English Dictionary Complete & Unabridged and the Collins Thesaurus of the English Language in one complete language and reference solution. The dictionary features the latest vocabulary based upon Collins’ 2.5 billion word database, complete with 6,000 biographical entries and key expressions and example sentences. Usage notes give advice on using the right word in the right place, while cultural notes on life and language accompany thousands of etymologies that trace the roots of modern English. The thesaurus lets you find key synonyms for each sense, offering the most accurate alternative language. Opposites provide you with another way of expressing yourself, along with a wide range of Idioms and included phrases. Illustrative examples from real English show how the entry word is used, while the 550 subject word lists add an extra dimension to your vocabulary. • NEW! With the addition of a convenient Home page, a sleeker and more intuitive visual layout, as well as innovations in the speed of searches you can delve right into the intricacies of English faster and easier than ever! Also includes advanced search and language tools that have become the staple of quality language apps from MobiSystems. SEARCH TOOLS – effortlessly find words using a clear, functional, and easy-to-use interface. The integrated search tools activate automatically the moment you start typing: * Search autocomplete helps find words quickly by displaying predictions as you type * Keyword lookup allows you to search within compound words and phrases * An automatic ‘Fuzzy filter’ to correct word spelling, as well as ‘Wild card’ ('*' or '?') to replace a letter or entire parts of a word * Camera search looks up words in the camera viewfinder and displays results LEARNING TOOLS – engaging features that help you further enhance your vocabulary: * ‘Favorites’ feature to create custom folders with lists of words from the extensive library * ‘Recent’ list to help you easily review looked-up words * ‘Word of the day’ section to help expand your vocabulary every day * Fun and engaging word games like 'Hangman', 'Word scramble' and 'Anagrams' give the opportunity to use newly learned words CONTACT US: If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions please contact us directly at support@mobisystems.com.

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  • Lazy Developers

    1
    By Dulin
    You know when you spend good money on an app and hope the developers will use the money to make the app all that it can be? This app was a waste of money. I bought it because I thought it would include obscure words; like ‘athanoor’, for instance. I have not seen any evidence that they add new words. The new update opens to the thesaurus rather than the dictionary with no way I’ve found in the settings to open the dictionary by default. Speaking of the new design, the light blue is hard on the eyes and the developer would do well to replace the interface-designer with an artist. At a $40 price-point, the developer should think about adding more etymological information at some point—as this information is scant. The developers of this app are charging too much for what they offer in return. My iOS dictionary is much more comprehensive, but is not always convenient to access. My advice to buy a cheaper app. Collins is an ugly app; costs too much; and doesn’t give in return what may be obtained through cheaper means.
  • Not a Wimp

    5
    By alpha1657
    Really does the job! Comprehensive, reliable and worth the price! The only problem is there’s no American pronunciations :|
  • SK CW

    3
    By Scotto of CW
    Good for younger folks
  • Review

    3
    By Sarah Stanley 2545
    I like the app except for the fact that the print is extremely tiny.
  • Love it

    4
    By Rony375
    Perfect
  • Excellent dictionary

    5
    By 32567
    Highly dependable and efficient, it’s one of the first dictionaries to use real-life language usage in its creation. I strongly recommend it.
  • My go to Dictionary

    5
    By DBetts500
    very handy, and trusted
  • The best

    5
    By Derzl
    I’ve been using the concise Collins all my life both in print and now the app. You cannot get better.
  • Winderful dictionary

    5
    By Dr Rafiq Shamiry
    It is the best dictionary for all teachers and students of English.. I have used all other dictionaries, but I found this dictionary the most handy and useful compared all types of dictionaries.
  • Amazing App

    5
    By Jayà
    This app just great. However, I’d like to see the Word of the Day, instead of having the same word for each row, it would be much better if the word on lower row of the Word of the Day give a explaination somthat the user do not have to tap the section to see the explaination. A different color theme option would be much better, and I know it is a easy thing to be done :)

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