Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

By Merriam-Webster, Inc.

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2010-12-14
  • Current Version: 4.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 198.55 MB
  • Developer: Merriam-Webster, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 21,779 Ratings


Get America’s most useful and respected dictionary, optimized for your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. This is the best iOS app for English language reference, education, and vocabulary building. And now we’ve added new word games! It’s never been more fun to learn new words and test your vocabulary for everyone from English learners to total word nerds. Hundreds of words to test your skills. Offline access: You’ll have complete access to definitions whether or not you’re connected. Features: * Universal App * New Vocabulary-Building Quizzes: fun, fast quizzes to learn new words or test your vocabulary * Voice Search: look up a word without having to spell it * Word of the Day: learn a new word every day. * Integrated Thesaurus: synonyms & antonyms are included with the dictionary * Example Sentences: understand how a word is used in context * Quick Definitions: perfect for on-the-go lookups * Audio Pronunciations: voiced by real English speakers, not text-to-speech robots * Favorite Words and Search History: Keep track of the words that are most important to you * Favorite Word syncing through iCloud: Share your favorites between devices * Apple Watch Extension: See Word of the Day, look up words with voice search, and keep track of your favorites from your watch Fully featured and absolutely free, this app is supported by ads. You can remove ads for $1.99 per year with an in-app purchase. Prices vary by location. Your subscription will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of the subscription period. You can manage your subscription in your account settings. Terms of Use:



  • Outrageous ads

    By Liana….
    Good dictionary but way too many ads. Keeping only in case I may need the thesaurus, which is really good. But downloading another app for general use. The ads have gotten more and more insufferable over time. Some play 20 second videos. Such a shame.
  • Essential tool for executive VPs

    By Osimoto
    Language is the most important communication in business today and many executives neglect to use proper context or words with a proper definition. This app set everyone straight when used frequently. A must download!!
  • I’m In Love with Words and the M-W App!

    By David Scott Pearce
    New Comment, 2018 03-12, 3:36 p.m. EDT iPhone 6s, iOS 11.2.6 I’ve got nothing bad to say about this app. It’s great! Perhaps could use more word history / derivation games, maybe synonym-antonym challenges. Anyway, l love facts, I love words, and I love this Merriam-Webster dictionary app. You might try a translation service, or hosting dictionaries in Spanish, French, German & Russian. ~•~•~•~ New Comment, 2017 12-27, 9:48 EST iPhone 6s, iOS 11.2.1 Purchased Ad-Free after learning about it here, although the ads weren’t that intrusive anyway. Original Review, December 27, 2017, 9:30 EST I think it is excellent. I enjoy its authoritative content. I like the Word of the Day. I like the M-W word derivations. Thank you 😊, Merriam-Webster!
  • Everyone needs a good Dictionary

    By lulupri
    M-W has been on my home screen for a long time. Helps me find the perfect word, helps me be a better speller, helps me follow shoptalk, and maybe win at scrabble.
  • Nothing is wrong with it

    By JoshTheFriend
    Amazing app!
  • Wonderful resource

    By Fghjhvvjnj
    I use this dictionary on everything, from day to day activity to to my field of study; it is highly recommended
  • Small selection

    By Lizbeast04
    It has the basic. I wish it had a selection of noun, verb, adjective and adverbs.
  • 5 Stars

    By LoopedRaceder
    I like that the app keeps a record of your previous definitions. Also, the word of the day is refreshing!
  • Whirl of a day

    By cungy22
    This app offers me daily intellectual stimulus and ongoing friendship with those who engage me in verbal intercourse with the word of the Day and all its ramifications. Elucidate, deviate, extrapolate all engage in an intellectual romp through morning tea. Ciao
  • Website Better than App

    By Hoganski
    The website often has words the App lacks (e.g. gombo).