Shorter Oxford English

Shorter Oxford English

By MobiSystems, Inc.

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2013-07-31
  • Current Version: 10.0.12
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 128.84 MB
  • Developer: MobiSystems, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 512 Ratings


The dictionary has an incredible one-third of the coverage of the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary and 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 from 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, with coverage of 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 new and convenient Home page, sleeker and more intuitive visual layout, as well as innovations in the speed of searches, you can get to the desired entry faster than ever.  • Translate and learn as you speak by using Talk & Translate – Use the speech recognition & text-to-speech app by downloading it for Free from the App Store. The great synergy between the two apps will be there to help you optimize your studies. SEARCH TOOLS - quickly find words with the clear, functional, 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 when you don’t know how a word is spelled. Looking for a specific word but don't know how it's spelled? We've got you covered with our automatic ‘Fuzzy filter’ to correct word spelling, as well as ‘Wild card’ ('*' or '?') to replace a letter or entire parts of a word. LEARNING TOOLS - engaging features that help you further enhance your vocabulary. Designed to give you freedom to structure your studies, the dictionary combines several learning tools to help you be more organized, including:  • ‘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.



  • Best English dictionary

    By muktuk48655
    I find it useful on a daily basis.
  • Essential app for word lovers

    By Paradachs
    App runs smoothly and I use it all the time.
  • It is my go to first English dictionary

    By Gowanus68
    Among 4
  • Oxford English

    By Swigert, Henry
    This is fun! This is smart!
  • Annoying forces review!

    By MSSop
    I don't write reviews, but this app keeps insisting that I do, so here goes: whoever at Oxford University Press authorized this harassing popup made a terrible mistake. It has changed what would have been a positive experience into a negative one!
  • The best for English

    By alwaysmprest
    This is the “shorter” version of the full OED, that includes every early use of every word. That dictionary is (10+?) volumes, and several feet on a bookshelf. Go with this one. It’s the best I’ve found for English.
  • Aggressive Pop-up for 5-stars

    By Rai Gunn
    I appreciate the dictionary but having a nagging pop-up to rate it comes up all too often. I just don’t want to see that, ever. Update: Years after rating, pop-ups continue, and continue and continue, begging for 5 stars. Ridiculously inappropriate.
  • What do those little symbols like M19 mean?

    By Writtrr
    Needs a better guide for users. Otherwise, pretty good.
  • Great tool!

    By craig1955
    I use this app everyday. No glitches. Lots of good information.
  • Excellent dictionary

    By Manhog
    Great app. A very rich dictionary with a nice user-interface. The MacOS version of the app is great too.