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: 4.44051
From 622 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.



  • Stop asking me to rate the app

    By sj_atkins
    Going to repeatedly rate this app 1 star until it stops repeatedly asking me to rate the app. I paid good money for this app and it is ridiculous to be bothered by it this way.
  • Exactly why you have such a thing on your phone

    By ricardodelvino
    In a world of approximations doubling for clear insights this app stands out for its reliability and precision. And frankly it's well worth responding to the rating requests - the world is so impatient!!!
  • Stop the nagging

    By Lars007
    Stop the nagging/begging for a 5-star review everyday!!
  • The Final Word

    By NigeWatt
    This is the on line Ultimate Reference for the English language!
  • Indispensable

    By Merle Travis
    I cannot live without it!
  • Use it almost every day

    By Cory Arlington
    OED Shortened Edition has become my go-to reference.
  • Depressingly bad

    By First Time Nantucketer
    So little thought has gone into the interface of the second most important dictionary of the English language
  • All f

    By Birdhouse Cottage
    No complaints. Fast, and all the detail one expects.
  • Great

    By M. Jae
    Except for the fact that every time I open app to look up a word, the silly “Rate Us” banner displays.
  • Poor

    By jimmy tokyo
    Don’t like it at all. Dictionary itself is great. The app is not, and now I almost never use it.