Oxford American English

Oxford American English

By MobiSystems, Inc.

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2013-07-31
  • Current Version: 10.0.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 92.66 MB
  • Developer: MobiSystems, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 140 Ratings


It's an all-in-one desk reference with more than 150,000 words, phrases and definitions, plus approximately 184,000 synonyms and antonyms - all combined in one convenient, integrated volume. It features completely integrated dictionary and thesaurus texts, with the synonyms and antonyms directly following the dictionary definitions of their related part of speech, so that writers can now know instantly if a particular word is the one that best captures what they want to say. Authoritative, up to date, and attractively redesigned, the Oxford American Dictionary & Thesaurus is an essential resource for students, writers, and anyone else who wants to write clearly, precisely, and with power. Also includes advanced search and language tools that have become the staple of quality mobile language apps from MobiSystems with content from Oxford University Press.  • 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!  • NEW! Translate and learn as you speak by using Talk & Translate– A speech recognition and text-to-speech app separate from this dictionary, which you can download for Free from the App Store. Whether you’re travelling or simply want to optimize your study of English, the great synergy between the two apps will be there to help you. This is a mobile dictionary with content from Oxford University Press and 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 IMPORTANT NOTE FROM THE DEVELOPERS: If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions please contact us directly at support@mobisystems.com.



  • Love it, been using it for years

    By ReidMR.com
    It’s been a good app that I’ve been using for many years and through a few phones if I remember correctly. Get it if you need a respected dictionary.
  • Yeah, I like it!

    By Safety Engineer
    It does pretty much what it says it does and helps me a lot in my daily activities. Bedsides, I got it for free on a Black Friday promotion, so I don't have much to complain about.
  • Returning for a refund

    By Gadgetude
    Defaults to a nag screen wanting you to rate the app, invite your friends, download the “talk and translate” app they offer and oh yeah, I guess you can type a word in the unobtrusive search bar also. I test a short list of words with new dictionaries to make sure they’re reasonably functional. This is missing several words in the list of words. This is the first dictionary ever to miss “callipygian”. Surprisingly small word content compared to WordBook or Merriam Webster’s dictionary so I’ll be going back to those. Awkward menu button in upper left corner takes you to the actual functionality. Upper right corner of every page has a button to take you to the developer other apps in the App Store. You can scroll through words but there’s no index. If you want to browse through words starting with “Z”, you have to scroll through every single word starting with “A” through “Y” first. Between the ghetto, begging interface, to the lack of functionality and content, I am sorely disappointed Oxford lends their name and content to this garbage. I’m returning for a refund.
  • Great app with one big problem

    By hmmallen
    This is a great app, except for the major issue of the dictionary being incomplete. Some words are missing from this dictionary even though they're included in Apple's built-in New Oxford American Dictionary. I shouldn't have to look up words in the official Oxford American Dictionary app only to find that I have to use iOS's "look up" feature to actually get them defined. Appalling, considering the high price of the app. I hope the dictionary will be updated in the future. Otherwise it's a quality app to make up for the lack of a standalone, built-in dictionary app on iOS. The redesign is a big cartoonish--I preferred the old version, but the functionality is the same and it's still worth the money for virtue of the combined dictionary and thesaurus.
  • There’s No Thesaurus

    By MikeTexas
    I bought this app as it claims to also have a Thesaurus. It does not. Total ripoff and no return message when I contacted support. False advertising, clearly.
  • I use it daily!

    By Kevdafons
    Excellent application. I use thesaurus or dictionary daily.
  • Good dictionary!!

    By PleasedInTexas
  • This app is awesome

    By AIK2015
    Awesomely amazing
  • Reliable

    By Braye
    Works well and is a real dictionary that you can cite
  • Simple and direct

    By Boby_Wan
    This app has no clutter: you want a definition and that's exactly what you get. The definitions are precise and clear (they are based on a good dictionary). Most of the time it also gives synonyms, antonyms, phrases and, less frequently, the origin of the word. The app is fast and also has a clear interface. The programmers did an excellent job!! 👍👍👍