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 540 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.



  • Handy

    By Daoud
    Fairly comprehensive, as well.
  • Great app

    By zotutor
    This is an awesome app
  • Annoying

    By Oxford Dictionary User-person
    Keeps asking to rate. Interface needs help.
  • Great

    By alxndr154
    Great dictionary obviously, but annoying ads telling you to rate it that won't go away.
  • Shorter Oxford English Dictionary

    By John Harlan
    Exceptionally useful for everything from text messages to the iVersion of the Great American Novel, and at the same time, instructional! This should be on the devices of all desiring to improve their word craft and especially those who don’t particularly care to improve...
  • The best dictionary

    By dlee645
    This is the most comprehensive, authoritative dictionary I’ve ever had.
  • Excellent

    By Catsanastasia
    Everything you would expect from the OCD right at your fingertips. Goodbye other dictionary apps!
  • Trusted Reference

    By Joshua Hewlett
    I own the two-volume hard-bound Shorter OED, which has served me extensively in my reading and annotation of classic literature through three years. It is always pleasing to find definitions for outdated words and phrases that do not appear in most other dictionaries. To have this hefty resource at my finger-tips in digital format is extremely convenient!
  • Excellent and Handy

    By HolderJ
    I lived with a “Hard copy” of the SOED for several years before I discovered this app. I love it. It is user-friendly and readily accessible whenever I want to check on a word’s meaning.
  • Invaluable Resource

    By Jbredmo
    I check this version of the OED as a matter of habit, not only to be sure I understand the meaning or spelling of a word, but also to satisfy my curiosity about word origins and relationships to other words. For me it's a source of great pleasure. I sometimes just browse, as I did with the bound edition.