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 560 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.



  • OED Review

    By Barnabbus
    They should try to update the app as much as they do on their OED website. It’s a great app if they fine-tune it. But overall, you have a great chunk of words in this app, with etymologies and such. If you’re a lover of words, the price is worth it. If you’re a layman that just looks up words on the side, not worth it.
  • Great tool!

    By craig1955
    I use this app everyday. No glitches. Lots of good information. Great for crosswords!
  • Clifford

    By Big Red Dog - Clifford
    I use this Dictionary frequently and consistently when we are playing word games in the evening. I find it very helpful. I’ve found words that I could not find in my paper dictionary which is a very good college Dictionary.
  • Not good enough

    By As de corazones
    The Oxford content is first-rate, but there is no way to look up words from other apps—something that many other dictionary apps provide. Also, the MobiSystems interface feels like shareware. It is bloated, clumsy and, at times, slow. On startup, the splash screen displays for way too long. The app constantly nags you to "rate 5 stars." MobiSystems, get serious!
  • Great app aside from nagging

    By xf367
    I love this app, but I’m fed up with the nagging to rate it.
  • Best English dictionary for iPhone

    By wprl
    I love having this on my phone.
  • Essential

    By E T Gray Jr
    My go-to dictionary, and on my phone!!!
  • Great reference

    By Alexccornett
    It's great!
  • For those who want to look up all the new words they encounter each day

    By ranoderod - 0
    One of the few apps I’m willing to spend so much money on, but I use it more than any other application I have on my phone so it was definitely worth it. This app is really for those who want to look up the meaning of all the new words they encounter everyday - and the more you use this app the more you start to notice just how large the English language is.
  • New version terrible

    By barcelu
    Loss of functions. Scattered, amateurish design. Upgraded version is a downgrade. Save your money. Update: still no improvement. Still soliciting for 5 star ratings, (interrupting use of the app), with absolutely no justification. Sorry I spent the money on this one.