The best thing about Apple devices is that you can use them as you want. There used to be a time when there were a lot of electronic dictionaries available in the market but they were very expensive at the same time. But now smartphones and tablets have allowed us to have a lot many products by default at very affordable prices. Such like utility apps ensure the concept of all facilities at one station that is iPad or iPhone. With the passage of time, we have seen a drastic drop in usage of dictionary and book reading because all such data is available on internet and people want everything at same platform.
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Best Dictionary Apps for iPhone, iPad
There are different types of dictionary apps for users at Apple App Store but their prices are very low as compared to the hard copy versions. Following is the list of best dictionary Apps for iPhone, iPad:
Longman Advanced American Dictionary (with audio)
Longman Advanced American Dictionary contains about 185,000 words, phrases and meanings. One of the best dictionary app which is all in one package by itself which has the full color text, zoomable illustrations and extensive sound files make the Longman Advanced American Dictionary ideal for use on your iPhone. The application is designed for iPhone only and is compatible with iPad as well. [Download Link iTunes]
Dictionary.com Dictionary & Thesaurus Premium
Yet Another dictionary application which comes with a wide range of useful features. This app is considered to be one of the most useful educational apps found on the Apple App Store enabling iPhone, iPod and iPad users to access the dictionary from their devices even when they are offline. It contains more than 2 million definitions, example sentences, science and medical terns, audio pronunciations, antonyms and synonyms. [Download Links iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad]
Collins English Dictionary Unabridged
Collins English Dictionary is again a great name which contains a bunch of over 500,000 English words, references and examples. Collins English Dictionary is Complete and Unabridged not only comprehensive but authoritative also. It also offers outstanding coverage of the World, Regional and Dialect English. Collins English Dictionary is a universal app which contains a rich source of words for all those who love language. [Download Link iTunes]
Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary
Another great name in the World of Dictionaries and what else you need if the content inside is regularly updated with recent language updates. There are a lot many new inclusions in this version which gives you a detailed description of words into phrases with a lot of detail. The new edition is claimed to be with 170,000 words, phrases and examples. [Download Link iTunes]
Webster’s New World College Dictionary
Webster latest edition of new dictionary came up with some more developments and updates such including 160,000 entries and over 800 illustrations. The 4th edition combines most updated information about language and World to present a completely revised, updated and expanded edition for the current age of instant Global Communication. [Download Link iTunes]
Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary
A comprehensive and well written dictionary application containing over 225,000 definitions but the dictionary portion contains 90.000 words. One of the good feature is search history for the last 100 entries. There is no doubt that it is the America’s best selling dictionary so you must also give a try to this universal application. [Download Link iTunes]
American Heritage® Dictionary
American Heritage® is no doubt the greatest dictionary application with more than 33,000 written examples, totaling 4,222,000 words. The data contained in this app can be well imagined by taking a look at its size which is 600 MB more than any other app on Apple App Store. Currently it has been updated to Fifth edition on App Store on 31 Oct 2013. [Download Link iTunes]
New Oxford American Dictionary
Once there is a discussion about dictionary then Oxford’s name can never be ruled out. It is the most user-friendly dictionary among all others and has been updated to include the latest vocabulary in ever-evolving English language. With 350,000 words, phrases, and senses, with hundreds of explanatory notes, it provides the most comprehensive and accurate coverage of American English available in a neat little package. The universal app contains all that information with no apparent lapse which you could have got by purchasing a hard copy. [Download Link iTunes]. If you want to download the version of same dictionary with audio support then follow this link of iTunes.
Among the single-volume dictionaries, Chambers Dictionary preserves a rich stock of words from our literary heritage as well as covers all the latest developments in the English Language. The current edition of this universal app contains over 260,000 distinct words, compounds, phrases and derived forms. [Download Link iTunes]