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WordWeb Dictionary

For iPhone and iPad, this English dictionary app gives you definitions, examples, and more.

WordWeb Dictionary provides 285,000 words and phrases, 70,000 usage examples, and a smart word search that suggests spellings as you type

WordWeb Dictionary

by Antony Lewis
Word types and options
WordWeb Dictionary
WordWeb Dictionary
FREE in the App Store

WordWeb Dictionary provides 285,000 words and phrases, 70,000 usage examples, and a smart word search that suggests spellings as you type. See your recent look-ups, view your word history, and filter your results easily.

Word types and options

What is it about?

If you are looking for a good dictionary that you can use on both iPhone and iPad, WordWeb Dictionary is a solid option. Not only are there tons of definitions and examples, but the app includes a bookmark feature, spelling suggestions, filtering by word type, a history of your viewed words, and several search options.

For those who...

  • Want a dictionary for both iPhone and iPad
  • Need a simple, easy-to-use English dictionary

Not for those who...

  • Prefer their current dictionary app
  • Want a dictionary with translation features

Why we love it

WordWeb Dictionary is an easy-to-use dictionary that covers North American, British, Australian, and international English words and phrases.

App Screenshots

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App Details

Reference Education
Last updated
March 14, 2022
Release date
April 16, 2009
More info

App Store Description

The WordWeb English dictionary and thesaurus: fast searching, spelling suggestions, definitions, usage examples, synonyms, related words - and no adverts. An offline audio version is available separately.

The comprehensive WordWeb dictionary database includes:

- 285,000 words, phrases and derived forms
- 225,000 word sense definitions
- 70,000 usage examples
- 85,000 text pronunciations
- Synonyms, similar and related words
- N. American, British, Australian and international English

A version with 70,000 professionally recorded audio pronunciations is available as a separate product.

The intelligent word entry suggests possible correct spellings as you type, as well as listing words that sound the same or are often confused.

Additional features include the ability to drill down on any word in a definition, full bookmark support and history.

Search features include:

- Alphabetical listing
- Spelling suggestions
- Sounds-like and often-confused
- Fast pattern-matching search (*, ?, vowel and consonant)
- Filter search results by noun, verb, adjective, adverbs
- Customize search options (case, derived forms, etc)

No Internet connection is required to use WordWeb, and it's free.

Chambers dictionary and thesaurus are also available, and you can cross-reference to both Chambers and old Oxford dictionary apps from WordWeb.

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