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Merriam-Webster, Inc.

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20 MB

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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 Steven 3/1/2015
    Excellent resource
  • by LARRY 2/24/2015
    Very good, pronunciation of words would be nice.
  • by Anton 2/19/2015
    The App is really good and has the only drawback - it requires internet connection (even without pictures) so I can't use it in the subway, for example.
  • by Raul R. 2/16/2015
    Simply the BEST dictionary.
  • by Matthew 2/4/2015
    A little disappointed. Where are all the adjectival forms, etc? Word variations don't show up?
  • by Eric 2/3/2015
    Quick, convenient, and concise. Tap words in the definitions to look them up. Well worth the price--support Windows Phone development!
  • by hudson 1/23/2015
    Best dictionary ever, I just miss some update and Cortana integration.
  • by Paul 1/21/2015
    Stopped working after 1 use.
  • by soo 1/10/2015
    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 crashes when I attempt to search for certain words. Those words are in the corpus. However, I'm required 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 Stephen 1/9/2015
    Excellent. Easy to use. Links easily and quickly to words referenced in the definition. Seems quite complete. For example, I was able to find legal terms used in estate planning. I also enjoy the daily word feature.