Shorter Oxford English

Shorter Oxford English

By MobiSystems, Inc.

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2013-07-31
  • Current Version: 10.0.17
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 138.21 MB
  • Developer: MobiSystems, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 676 Ratings


The dictionary has an incredible one-third of the coverage of the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary. It also includes all words in current English since 1700 to the present day, plus the vocabulary of Shakespeare, the Bible and other major works in English, written before 1700. With new coverage of global English, as well as slang, dialect, technical, historical, and literary terms, rare and obsolete words, the Sixth Edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary contains more than 600,000 words, phrases and definitions. The entries provide coverage of the language from the entire English-speaking world: from North America and the UK to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the Caribbean. It has been fully updated with 2,500 new words and meanings, based on ongoing research at Oxford Dictionaries and the Oxford English Corpus. LATEST APP UPDАТES:  • Learn in style with any of the four colorful new themes – the colorful layout will turn your learning experience into an enjoyable routine. Customize your dictionary and benefit from the cheerful mood your favorite color brings you.  • Dive right into the intricacies of the language - with a new and convenient Home page, sleeker and more intuitive visual layout, as well as innovations in the speed of searches - you can now get to the desired entry faster than ever.  • Translate and learn as you speak with Talk & Translate – use this speech recognition & text-to-speech app by downloading it for Free from the App Store. The great synergy between the two apps will help you optimize your studies. SEARCH TOOLS - quickly find words with the functional, clean and easy-to-use interface. Designed to provide the most comprehensive search experience, the dictionary combines several search tools to match or predict what are you looking for, including:  • Search autocomplete helps you find words quickly by displaying predictions as you type.  • Keyword lookup allows you to search within compound words and phrases.  • Camera search looks up words in the camera viewfinder and displays results in seconds.  • Voice search helps you find an entry using your speech.  • Automatic ‘Fuzzy filter’ that corrects word spelling and a ‘Wild card’ that allows you to replace a letter or entire parts of a word with '*' or '?' when you don’t know how it`s spelled. LEARNING TOOLS - engaging features that help you further enhance your vocabulary. Designed to give you the freedom to structure your studies, this dictionary combines several learning tools to help you be more organized:  • ‘Favorites’ that allow you to create custom folders with lists of words.  • Recent list which helps you to easily review looked-up words.  • Swipe-to-delete functionality in the Recent and Favorites menus.  • Word-of-the-day option to teach you a new word every day. Feel excited by the new word or definition you just learned? Share your discovery with friends on social media, email or any other option available on your device.



  • Excellent!

    By Shadwig
  • Great & handy abbreviated version of the OED

    By darbscott
    I use this convenient app often I rarely open my huge dictionary any more.
  • Good for all but etymology

    By awesome simple app
    I was kinda hoping on getting a more elaborate etymology section since this is derived from the OED
  • Cheezy self promoters who have licensed the oxford name

    By oxonfrd
    They are dedicated to advertising and self promotion, not to providing information. Information is skimpy compared with real oxford dictionary and they constantly nag you for rating clicks
  • Great, But No Copy/Paste

    By HR Pufnstuf
    This is a decent app, but I like to keep definitions of new words in notes on my phone, so I find the fact that I can't highlight and copy definitions frustrating. Please add this feature!
  • The worst app ever I paid for it

    By N32B38
    It wasn’t worth paying for it and the similar free apps work better
  • The best

    By bhiopy
    Wish it had an audible pronunciation function
  • Encyclopedia Britannica

    By Spinhead031
    Great, comprehensive, easy to use.
  • Words missing definition

    By Hoosier1b
    Odd that many Word of the Day picks do not have a definition, just a word history. A bit frustrating for a an expensive dictionary app.
  • Irritating Message

    By guuyd
    Very annoying, persistent "Please rate this" message will dun you, constantly.