Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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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

  • A++ 5/5

    By farzad-asadi
    The best dictionary
  • A Favorite of Mine 5/5

    By F44l3sh
    Despite 16 years of education I still have trouble remembering how to spell many common words I want to use - even fairly simple ones, usually because I'm not sure of a correct vowel. I can almost always get the correct spelling quickly using this app. Sometimes I'm just curious about how a word came into the English language or about the roots of a word or how it's meaning has changed over time. I can generally get my curiosity satisfied with the brief etymology along with the definition(s) and correct spelling. I also enjoy the word games as mental "snack food" when I'm tired and not wanting to strain my mind or body any further
  • Solid 4/5

    By MegaChach
    Yay
  • Wonderful App!! 5/5

    By MSB K-Town
    I have used this app for a few years and I love it! When I'm trying to think of the right word or want to my spelling, this app helps with those matters. I love the games to help me expand my vocabulary and the word of the day! My entire office made a game out of it. Our favorite word so far has been chockablock! LOL!!
  • Mike 5/5

    By Dr. Mike McMullen
    I really like this dictionary! It is very thorough and helpful.
  • Merriam Webster Dictionary 4/5

    By LynnPFP
    Love the word of the day! Great dictionary!
  • Ok 3/5

    By Mal Mal I love cats
    I do not really like it but on the go it is a must have
  • Good! 5/5

    By Nadnbob
    Nice app. Serves the purpose of entertainment and education and also mildly challenging.
  • Money-Grubbing Bait and Switch 1/5

    By Crimson Bard
    The app I had on my iPad worked perfectly well, until MW decided to make it "obsolete" by replacing it with this "free" one. Except that now it is rife it's ads. I don't need ads to pop up while I'm doing research.But tat's not all. I can't just pay 99 cents or even $1.99 to remove the ads permanently -- NO, I have to pay $1.99 PER YEAR for a "subscription" to removes the ads. What kind of scam is this? There is nothing new, here, except the extortion.
  • 👍🏻 5/5

    By Vic600v12
    Awesome
  • Fabulous app 5/5

    By Belthugga
    This app is great all around!! I love this app!
  • The Gold Standard 5/5

    By BrocRabeGirl
    The Miriam Webster dictionary and thesaurus have always been the gold standard. And it is no different when it comes to dictionary apps
  • Excellent 5/5

    By LaurieB-1971
    Love this dictionary app, use it all the time! Good definitions and useful examples!
  • Easy, fun 5/5

    By Ann LC M
    Easy to find words. My kids can use this app. Especially like the pronunciation guide. Added bonus is the word of the day and games.
  • Already paid once 1/5

    By akaroads
    I already bought this app once, then they replaced it with a new one that they claimed was exactly the same as the old one. Go ahead and delete the old one, you'll never be able to tell the difference. Now I have to buy a subscription to get rid of the ads. WHAT A TOTAL RIP OFF! Apple needs to stop this sort of thing from happening. But what can I do? Guess I just won't buy stuff from the apple store anymore.
  • Great 4/5

    By No amicus
    This app is easy to navigate and understand. It is rather self explanatory indeed. There are adds, but they need to make money which is a good thing. It's the reason we can get it for free fools! Need to know a word you look up a word. The trivia portals are a bonus and make it addictive.
  • Good... but needs more work. 3/5

    By StarCrusher12
    I mean like when you finish writing the word and you press enter it should take you to the definition instead it makes you press search.:( You should just make it go to the definition by easily pressing the enter button
  • Mini dictionary 5/5

    By I'm that gurl_Ariel
    A portable dictionary! This is a great app for spelling and meaning. Why carry around a 30-pound dictionary, when you can use the power of technology to carry all the words in the English language, in your pocket!
  • Great! 5/5

    By Aaaamiirrrrr
    Can't be better!
  • A Definitive Resource 5/5

    By SeaParrot62
    Very easy to use. Especially helpful are the included synonyms and antonyms. Well-designed.
  • Excellent!!!!! 5/5

    By Supreme Rootz
    Thank you, and continued success!!!!!
  • So far, so good! 4/5

    By 24jun83
    I can't complain about something this useful, except for ad space. Perfect app for anyone whom needs a quick definition.
  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary Rules! 5/5

    By Matrix53h
    This dictionary is my goto dictionary. It never lets me down. I find the audible lookup especially helpful when I don't know how to spell a word well enough to look it up. I'm very glad to have it on my phone! Highly recommended!! :)
  • Fun learning! 5/5

    By SignorSommer
    I'm having so much fun with these games! They are great for improving your vocabulary.
  • Really good 5/5

    By Mojojoejoe5
    I found this quite helpful and interesting to learn new words.
  • Great app but... 5/5

    By flipside22
    I only have one problem. I whenever I try to go on the app it loads. Sometimes it takes a longer time to but most of the time it works great
  • 🙄👍🏻 3/5

    By Shawn Agard
    Not the best but it's okay
  • Almost, great! One suggestion... 4/5

    By Big Dugger
    Add a way to review previous "Words of the Day" and then call it a day!
  • Using it everyday 5/5

    By Street/Book smart
    I use this app everyday when I read. When I don't understand a word I immediately open the app LOL! Awesome
  • Handy App 5/5

    By J's acct
    I will keep this close by from now on.
  • Quick and simple 5/5

    By Lou lou 4
    Love it
  • AWESOME! 5/5

    By Anthony 101!!!!!!
    This is a great app it helps a lot with my school! 😀
  • Use regular! 4/5

    By Little Manager
    Alway's use to correct any and all of my spelling mistakes.
  • Review 4/5

    By Gmr624
    So far so good!
  • Annie242830 5/5

    By Annie242830
    Awesome app!!!
  • Amazing 5/5

    By Kittylove 101
    I love this app so much. It has helped me a lot
  • Great help! 4/5

    By Far away princess
    Need that dictionary, it is so important to find words meaning, and help us improve our understanding of words. And better reading. If without dictionary we will not know what the word means. We will be lost. And it is easier for us to use in dictionary app. Anywhere you go, than carry book with you all the time.
  • Games?! 4/5

    By Mr.Balanced
    Holy game, it's a new level of respect; if they had achievements for looking at the word of the day! It would be so cool, if Siri could hear the word and recognize it's use in a sentence; but hey. I can't X- that way.
  • Solid, Serious, and Entertainingly Scholarly 5/5

    By greenhillsbilly
    I enjoy the word adventures this app provides. It is great to see the pronunciations and also get a chance to hear them. The examples are thoughtful as is the word history. This is a handy and informative app. Thrilled to have it on my iPhone.
  • Obtrusive ads 1/5

    By Mtrunner1171
    It's an ok dictionary with obnoxious, obtrusive ads. Quick word searches aren't quick because you "get" to watch ads for video games. No thanks. There are better dictionaries with less obtrusive advertising. After using it for years I can't handle the ads anymore, I deleted this app and found a better dictionary app.
  • Eino 3/5

    By Ahmed894
    That is really good app
  • Exercise for the mind!! 5/5

    By Mahogany46
    I love puzzles and being quizzed!! These games are totally addictive! It's great to be 'hooked' with no negative side effects!! Thanks for this awesome addition to your app!!
  • Great app! 5/5

    By The Original Yishai
    Love this app! Great for looking up a word and playing vocabulary games. It increases your word knowledge and makes you smarter.
  • Excuse me?! 1/5

    By itstremendousdarling
    Paid for this app, so no ads. When the new version downloaded suddenly I have ads again & have to pay again to get rid of them. Very chintzy.
  • Useful App 5/5

    By User of App 2017
    I like the app. I find it useful.
  • Outstanding 5/5

    By L'Zenki
    This is more than just a dictionary! It's FUN and a PLEASURE to look up words. Interact with everything enjoy looking up words get INFO!!!
  • Awesome! 5/5

    By KKalyaan
    The games are great for vocabulary building. The audible enunciation of the words is a great feature. I've been using the M-W online dictionary for over 10 years. I wouldn't consider doing research without it. I come from a generation of paper dictionaries. Sometimes I miss them but this one is irreplaceable!
  • Awesome 5/5

    By Ashleypeyt
    This is an awesome dictionary app. It is very easy to use and have good definition.
  • Cool app 4/5

    By TheJoffsays
    This is very helpful and easy to use
  • Not for me 1/5

    By ferma001
    First open got an ad and it had no x mark to cancel. so this one gets dumped. there are other dictionaries. so bye bye Merriam, you ain't no Funk & Wagnals.

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