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 604 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.



  • Constantly Harasses

    By Ken Harstine
    Constantly Harasses for an rating.
  • My go-to dico

    By madame tutt
    More thorough than other available dictionaries.
  • The Best!

    By pnnyc
    For me, no comparison.
  • An indispensable resource for English users

    By 32567
    This is an amazing resource that covers a wide range of English lexicon over centuries, providing helpful and accurate definitions, time(s) of usage, origins and roots of words, among other important features. I strongly recommend it. The user-friendly app is the icing on the cake.
  • Worth it

    By jedijames101
    Great app.
  • Always refer to it first

    By tgawa63
    Thanks for making it available
  • Won’t stop asking for a review

    By Fortunate Fiascoq2567
    That’s all
  • Great English Resource

    By Paul3086
    While the app lacks the audio pronunciation of words as the other cheaper Oxford Dictionary app has this app gives access to many more words not found in the other version. I have both and well worth the prices.
  • Love it

    By McGuffin the Crime Dog
    I’d buy this a hundred times, if I could.
  • Contents almost exhaustive but juvenile interface

    By TurtleJogger
    I LOVE the extensive vocabulary—probably unmatched in any app. HOWEVER, I really HATE the juvenile/unprofessional interface. Having happy baby stars look at me each time I open the app is disheartening (if not annoying). The layout could look much less juvenile as well. I don't know why it bothers me so much, perhaps it is just that the design is very outdated. As I said, however, the contents is almost exhaustive and that is the most important thing.