Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

By Merriam-Webster, Inc.

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2010-12-14
  • Current Version: 4.6.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 214.45 MB
  • Developer: Merriam-Webster, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 32,553 Ratings


Get America’s most useful and respected dictionary, optimized for your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. This is the best iOS app for English language reference, education, and vocabulary building. And now we’ve added new word games! It’s never been more fun to learn new words and test your vocabulary for everyone from English learners to total word nerds. Hundreds of words to test your skills. Offline access: You’ll have complete access to definitions whether or not you’re connected. Features: * Universal App * New Vocabulary-Building Quizzes: fun, fast quizzes to learn new words or test your vocabulary * Voice Search: look up a word without having to spell it * Word of the Day: learn a new word every day. * Integrated Thesaurus: synonyms & antonyms are included with the dictionary * Example Sentences: understand how a word is used in context * Quick Definitions: perfect for on-the-go lookups * Audio Pronunciations: voiced by real English speakers, not text-to-speech robots * Favorite Words and Search History: Keep track of the words that are most important to you * Favorite Word syncing through iCloud: Share your favorites between devices * Apple Watch Extension: See Word of the Day, find watch-sized definitions with voice search, and keep track of your favorites from your watch Fully featured and absolutely free, this app is supported by ads. You can remove ads for $1.99 per year with an in-app purchase charged to your iTunes account. Prices vary by location. Your subscription will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of the subscription period. You can manage your subscription in your account settings. Terms of Use:



  • I love this app

    By Gatay
    I am originally Spanish speaking person, this app has been teaching a lot. It’s great to learn and get information about words and meanings.
  • Great games

    By OldJohnWebb
    Of course the dictionary is first rate, but the addition of word games makes this a go-to app whenever you have 10 minutes to spare. Note that these games are far more challenging than the ones on line.
  • Perfect for me!!

    By Barrylynn
    The best dictionary and thesaurus!! Love to spell and learn the meaning of words. This is just an app away and always close Thanks for the ability to use it. Hope you are paid enough. Good day and God bless!!!
  • Location for Entering The Word

    By VeniVidiViciWWW
    Hope this can be simplified by just enabling the word being looked for to be entered just at the first place instead of jumping to another location, which is not necessary and wasting the users' time.
  • An amazing tool

    By Cortland Bell
    I’m a reader and writer. Having access to some much knowledge by the click of a finger is amazing in itself. I literally learn something every time I open the app. Makes me feel productive and productivity is a good drug. Getting high!
  • Love this app

    By wtfQt
    Love the extras within the app such as the word of the day 🤩
  • I adore this app

    By Rano2018
    English is a foreign language to me. This app has been a great companion with me.
  • Practical & useful

    By m&a567
    Greetings, I am sure that adhered to dictionary, Thesaurus is prominent privilege of this app. There is no more search needed to find the closest word of same meaning or relevant to it. Usually in these cases, second or more dictionaries are indispensable to know Synonyms and Antonyms of the word.Above all the amazing Quizzitive word-game everyone can play to learn the advanced and new words. Although, it is worthy that mention, there are numerous bugs and defects need to be fixed.
  • Ads are ruining this app

    By Disorganized scholar
    This used to be a wonderful app, and the data it contains still is. Unfortunately, the ads on it have started talking. How can you concentrate or use this app in a public place when the ads are running over and over at full volume? It’s ruining the app.
  • All Great Except for One Thing

    By Mr persone
    I like everything in the app, except for the fact that when you search a word you cannot look at pictures of the thing you’re searching if it is a noun. Everything else is perfect.