Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

  • Category: Reference
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  • Current Version: 4.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Merriam-Webster, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android
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Merriam-Webster Dictionary App

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, look up words 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. 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.

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Merriam-Webster Dictionary app reviews

  • Very good 5/5

    By meitu user
    Despite a few ads, this app really help to find the definitions and the thesaurus of the words. Enjoyed using it.
  • Catlover 5/5

    By Caspercat1
    Great app use it to do my spelling when writing.
  • Love this App 5/5

    By PONYBOY909
    Everyone needs a dictionary on their phone. Webster's is the best 👌
  • Quick way to learn something new 5/5

    By Oakthetree
    They actually spell out the definition of different words.
  • Awesome 5/5

    By Long9669
    Want a free and accessible when you are offline? Here it is
  • Love my Webster Dictionary!!! 5/5

    By KateSlub
    The BEST!!!!
  • Hard Scrabble 5/5

    By Steviola2607
    It's great to have this portable device and Merriam Webster as a verification tool. I play word games and challenges fly back and forth like bees across the board. This app lets me show off how smart I really am!
  • My Preferred Dictionary App 5/5

    By Sean Gould
    Great resource and super user friendly. I could use less of the advertisements, but that's their money maker so I'll take the trade off.
  • Best dictionary app 5/5

    By Fortunatoo
    Great dictionary app. I use it everyday for quick and helpful results
  • It's Essential 5/5

    By Bluetag50
    I'm absolutely impressed with the ease of navigation- even when you don't have the correct spelling, it provides a drop down list of words, luv it- it works excellent for me. Thx
  • Great 5/5

    By cap.one21
    Easy to use
  • Awesome 5/5

    By Beee-rad
    Love this App. Really gets to you when a certain word will be applied to a situation and you know it's the right word. But you can't think of the definition. With this you can easily and quickly get the right definition!!! Sure beats chance of needing to carry a dictionary around.
  • Very good 4/5

    By October411
    I use this app just about every day. The only complaint is the pop up ads or the "rate this" that always seem to come when I'm in a hurry. For the most part I really like it and find it very useful daily.
  • American Classic for the Digital Age 5/5

    By BookBoy33
    America's favorite dictionary & thesaurus has new life in the 21st Century. The app is beautifully elegant and sophisticatedly modern. The toggle between dictionary and thesaurus is easy and smooth. The games are a fun break from the every day. And if you aren't following Merriam-Webster on social media, then that is your mistake. M-W is sassy and intelligent and has its finger of the zeitgeist of global pop culture and politics. What would I do without you, my trusted friend?
  • Helpful and kind of amusing 5/5

    By Illinois sionilli
    I love how the update information is like a game. "More words!" Lol hype for new words. Same with the "games".😂😂 Seriously though, this app is so helpful and I love it.❤️
  • Ads after I purchased premium 2/5

    By EcklarA
    I used this app often. I LOVED it. Enhanced the value of the IPhone. However, years ago I upgraded to the PREMIUM VERSION to eliminate the ads. Now after some normal round of app updating I see the ads came back and to get rid of them you need to upgrade and PAY every year. The ads on this app are too much in your face on border with being obnoxious. I guess they try to make them so annoying that you'd pay to stop the pain. Please stop this intense in your face ad blitz. It's not brilliant. It just makes me prefer to get definitions online. Not good.
  • So far, so good! 4/5

    By ruthie4girls
    I haven't been using the app for long, but it has been very helpful and easy to use so far.
  • OberHaws 5/5

    By Mia Cleveland
    I love this app and consider it essential for me, ever new semester I have my students download it as well. I love different types of app they have but reall well done we can find the right one to different age group.
  • An amazing app 5/5

    By ArmenTum86
    A must have for those who intend to really learn English. The app offers a whole bunch of different quizzes and it is really helpful with the most of its entries.
  • Makes learning a game. 5/5

    By GeoMp30
    Very entertaining and interesting app that provides short quizzes with repetitive questions to increase retention. I like it.
  • Handy app 5/5

    By Sharon Rues Pettid
    Used often
  • Love the app ... lose the ads (or go with different) 5/5

    By Merriam Appreciator
    This is a hardworking, beneficial app for anyone who's writing anything. AND .. it has the GAMES which are tons of fun and (sometimes) make you feel smart. Please lose the ads, though or find some other way of paying for it.
  • Great Language Resource! 5/5

    By R. Dangerfield
    I'm an ESL teacher and also a non native speaker. Thus, my pronunciation is sometimes off so I use this app to self correct & to show the students a free resource to help them with their language learning.
  • Easy to use 5/5

    By klars2
    Great learning the meaning of words. Dictionary in your pocket.
  • Love the app 5/5

    By Medeejay
    I love this app. It is better than the other dictionary apps I've used in the past.
  • M-W very convenient and useful 5/5

    By 
    Always handy and useful.
  • Good 5/5

    By flrbllle
    it's all that's expected from a free M-W Dictionary
  • Great educator 5/5

    By Smooth400
    I absolutely love how this app has an audible version of the word you're looking up, but the games that's on here to help further enlighten the mind!!!
  • Indipensible 5/5

    By AlisJetpack
    Everyone should have a dictionary on their phone. Merriam Webster is the best, with all-important etymologies. Plus, they also have fun quizzes!
  • This was a 5 star app-- now it's only 1 ! 1/5

    By AstroPaul
    Apple should not permit developers to add ads after the fact! This has ruined what was otherwise a great app. It cheapens the entire dictionary experience--can you imagine leafing through the one you have on your shelf and having an ad on every page of definitions? Or, when you start reading the definition of a word, having an ad pop up? There should be a way to prevent an app from upgrading or to go back to the previous version. This is atrocious and it used to be my favorite app. The "free" label on the icon looks cheap as others have pointed out. I'm reverting to the earlier version. -------------- Here's my previous review of the previous version just to show you how good it was: This has everything the Random House Unabridged Dictionary had before it was ruined. In fact, it looks as if it were designed by the same folks. The interface is elegant, intuitive. The app loads fast (faster than Dictionary) and has the synonyms built right into the word's screen--rather than having to go to a separate thesaurus as in the RH dictionary. It could use a bookmark option and an export or e-mailing option to send favorite or recent words to a memo or the desktop. One often explores trails of words, but only needs to flag the starting one or certain discoveries--not every word one looks up (as in a recent list). See WordBook, which is excellent, too, and has the copy, mailing feature. Having bookmarks and export would be icing on the top. Otherwise, this is the free dictionary to get.
  • I LIKE IT!!! 5/5

    By Olaf and Pikachu
    It's very useful and no ads pop up. I can never get distracted by an ad. I love the games. I can learn more and it is very helpful. I recommend this to everyone who is willing to learn and have fun.🤗 it's as good as ice cream 🍦
  • A wonderful and useful dictionary 5/5

    By sepidsky
    Easily u can find words and also synonyms and examples 👌🏻
  • Handy, informative, fast 5/5

    By jekgrov
    Beats carrying around the oxfords English dictionary. It's always by my side when I read. Far exceeds kindle word look up.
  • Does it's job and then some! 5/5

    By Hillary1706
    Never had any issues with this app and I use it daily for the fun little "word of the day" and quizzes. :) all free!
  • I love it! 5/5

    By Sweetfox54
    This is a great app; dictionary AND thesaurus all in one! Saves me from having to carry large volumes around!
  • Great app! 5/5

    By LJ008
    Very helpful. Enjoy word of day and vocabulary quizzes! That being said, the pop-up ads while in the middle of a quiz are irritating. I'm very hopeful that will be fixed and soon. ;-)
  • Get it! 5/5

    By Peppah Swan
    A must have for every teenager and college student.
  • Love it 5/5

    By Tiff talks
    Very Helpful. But I wish I could make more than 1 "favorite" list. Also it would be awesome if the list would alphabetize when words are added ( at least the option to). Other than that I really like it. I like the way you put the origin and when the word came into use. Very cool!!!
  • No complaints 5/5

    By Zooooooooeeeeeeeeeeee
    The games are fun and make me feel accomplished for some reason. Works like every other dictionary app. No complaints
  • Adds are annoying 4/5

    By BMac713
    The app itself is great to use for the most part. It's very easy to use and helpful too, in that you not only get the word and its definition, etc., but you also get synonyms for the words as well. Unfortunately, the pop up adds do seem to constantly get in the way and prove to be extremely annoying when you're in the middle of doing a word search, etc.
  • Excellent Dictionary App! 5/5

    By MathSpeculator
    I highly recommend this dictionary application to everyone!
  • Notification for word of the day 4/5

    By Sapphire5H
    Great app just wish you could set a notification that comes across your screen every day for WOTD
  • Helpfullapp! 5/5

    By ingridmerlyn
    I used it in my English classes 😁
  • Really like it 5/5

    By Jcarlson33
    Mine works great,I like looking up words I forgot how to spell,and their meanings, at my age its great.
  • Not updating and app is stuck 4/5

    By Pinkberry143
    It has been trying to update for last four days and evertime there is just one message- unable to update your app. I love this app, word of the day and their collection, absolutely love it but it has become unusable after the recent update. I am gonna uninstall it until they have a new update As per developer instructions, I did as told. I was able to use the app just like before. Hence the better rating for the app. Thanks for the help.
  • Words 5/5

    By sergio53
    Is good
  • Love and Enjoy this app 5/5

    By Tjstoner64
    The fastest and most intuitive way I've found to do a quick word lookup or a deep-dive into a word and its origins. I'm hooked on the "Word of the Day" feature with a lock screen widget. To make sure I see it every day, I positioned it right under my calendar widget in the lock screen. Thanks for offering this free. Keep up the good work!
  • Love it 5/5

    By 1914MARCUs!@#
    This is a great app to help children learn new words and word use.
  • Good, but beware of ads. 3/5

    By bosslady_b
    I have used this app for many years and love the content and layout. Recently, however, the app has become flooded with tons of ads. I understand that ads are to be expected with free apps; but, I at the very least would prefer they be located at the top, bottom or sides of the page - not full screen gimmick ads such as "you've won a free mac!" I will be switching to a different dictionary app until changes are made or until I'm able to pay for an ad-free Merriam Webster app.
  • Pop ups are horrendous 1/5

    By Manderslice
    Something has changed with the app in the last 6 months. The constant pop up ads are terrible. Some of them you have to close the app to get out of the pop up. It used to be one of my top 10 apps. Very disappointed in how unreliable it has become.

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