Shorter Oxford English

Shorter Oxford English

By MobiSystems, Inc.

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2013-07-31
  • Current Version: 10.0.12
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 128.84 MB
  • Developer: MobiSystems, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 475 Ratings


The dictionary has an incredible one-third of the coverage of the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary and 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 from 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, with coverage of 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 new and convenient Home page, sleeker and more intuitive visual layout, as well as innovations in the speed of searches, you can get to the desired entry faster than ever.  • Translate and learn as you speak by using Talk & Translate – Use the speech recognition & text-to-speech app by downloading it for Free from the App Store. The great synergy between the two apps will be there to help you optimize your studies. SEARCH TOOLS - quickly find words with the clear, functional, 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 when you don’t know how a word is spelled. Looking for a specific word but don't know how it's spelled? We've got you covered with our automatic ‘Fuzzy filter’ to correct word spelling, as well as ‘Wild card’ ('*' or '?') to replace a letter or entire parts of a word. LEARNING TOOLS - engaging features that help you further enhance your vocabulary. Designed to give you freedom to structure your studies, the dictionary combines several learning tools to help you be more organized, including:  • ‘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.



  • 5 stars

    By X9999xxx
    5 stars.
  • Very helpful!

    By Jagmeisterr
    Very helpful!
  • Stop asking me to rate this app.

    By RepnroSvVwcJs
    Stop asking me to rate this app.
  • Useful, comprehensive; not the most user friendly

    By modrame1
    Obviously the Oxford English Dictionary is a useful tool to have at your fingertips. However, the app would greatly benefit from some usability updates. Specifically, switching between the app features is difficult - one looses the word/definition they're looking at when doing so which is not helpful.
  • Nags me to review it

    By Thriving301
    I don’t use this app very often and every time I use it it nags me to review it.
  • Meh

    By 0verIord
    It nags me to rate it constantly. Ding - minus one star. Cant change the color scheme so brace yourself if you’re reading in the dark and need to look up a word. I paid $25 for the Shorter OED and the ONLY setting in the app is “Word of the Day”. The content is authoritative but the presentation and very minimal feature set are underwhelming. As an ironic aside the copyright statement in the “About” screen is about what you’d expect; Zero reproduction of any content without prior permission. Ok, then why is there a “Share” button?
  • Words, words, words

    By C. O. Stark
    An excellent app with a few extra intuitive features.
  • Stop reminding me to give you five stars

    By Richard Litt
    Because I won’t.
  • Authoritative content, pretty good app.

    By Doutor Filipe
    Of course there is no more authoritative English dictionary than the Oxford. The app is pretty good, but maybe not outstanding. Four stars is about right.
  • The best

    By daveten
    Can’t do much better for comprehensive authority.