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Merriam-Webster, Inc.

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Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8
  • Windows Phone 7.5

App requires

  • owner identity
  • photo, music, and video libraries
  • data services
  • phone dialer
  • web browser component
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
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Supported languages (2)

English English (United States)
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America's most useful and respected dictionary -- with premium content and no ads.  

In addition to all the definitions from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, the app includes an integrated thesaurus, example sentences, Word of the Day, Favorites, and more. A great tool for reference, education, and vocabulary building.

The premium content includes over 1000 graphical illustrations, and over 20,000 entries covering people, places, and foreign terms.

* No ads
* Integrated Thesaurus: Synonyms & Antonyms
* Example Sentences
* Audio Pronunciations
* Word of the Day
* Biographic and Geographic entries
* Foreign words and phrases used in English
* Graphical Illustrations
* Favorites
* Recent History - lets you keep track of the words you've looked up 

No internet connection is required to view any of the definitions (although you do need a connection to view illustrations and hear audio pronunciations).
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  • by Abraham 6/15/2015
    Unusable with it's error messages and constant crashes. Definitely not worth a single penny.
  • by Eric 6/12/2015
    Quick, convenient, and concise. Tap words in the definitions to look them up. Well worth the price--support Windows Phone development!
  • by wade 5/30/2015
    Great Dictionary! Great layout
  • by Brandon 5/28/2015
    This needs to be a Universal app. I have this app on my phone, and I shouldn't have to pay an extra five dollars to install the same app on a Windows 8/8.1/10 PC.
  • by Chuck 4/19/2015
    Great app- very useful
  • by PAUL C 4/16/2015
    Pretty darn good
  • by Albert 4/13/2015
    Search is buggy sometimes and daily word should be a live title then this will be five stars!
  • by soo 4/11/2015
    I used to comment that it's 'The best among dictionary apps for wp8 so far.' The problem of loading daily word seems to have been fixed after my previous review. However, the dev should consider updating this app because this app crashed when I was searching for certain words. I had to select those words by scrolling down the list instead of typing them out on the search panel. Besides, there's no pronunciation button for daily word. The WP edition of this dictionary is far too inferior compared to its counterparts on other mobile operating systems.
  • by shahriyar 4/8/2015
    It's a one of the best especially in giving exact and clear meaning. The only problem is that it doesn't have offline pronunciation. I'm a foreign learner I need voice pronunciation in my country Wi-Fi hasn't been widspread as modern countries. I wonder if in the following update add this feature to it. By the way I'm an English teacher from Iran.
  • by Patrick M. 3/12/2015
    Quick with the definition no matter how.esoteric the word.