Shorter Oxford English

Shorter Oxford English

By MobiSystems, Inc.

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2013-07-31
  • Current Version: 10.0.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 132.54 MB
  • Developer: MobiSystems, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 445 Ratings


The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary contains an incredible one-third of the coverage of the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary and includes all words in current English from 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, and 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 and 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.  • NEW! With the addition of a convenient Home page, a sleeker and more intuitive visual layout, as well as innovations in the speed of searches you can delve right into the intricacies of English faster and easier than ever!  • NEW! Translate and learn as you speak by using Talk & Translate– A speech recognition and text-to-speech app separate from this dictionary, which you can download for Free from the App Store. Whether you’re travelling or simply want to optimize your study of English, the great synergy between the two apps will be there to help you. This is a mobile dictionary with content from Oxford University Press and advanced search and language tools that have become the staple of quality language apps from MobiSystems. SEARCH TOOLS – effortlessly find words using a clear, functional, and easy-to-use interface. The integrated search tools activate automatically the moment you start typing: * Search autocomplete helps find words quickly by displaying predictions as you type * Keyword lookup allows you to search within compound words and phrases * An automatic ‘Fuzzy filter’ to correct word spelling, as well as ‘Wild card’ ('*' or '?') to replace a letter or entire parts of a word * Camera search looks up words in the camera viewfinder and displays results LEARNING TOOLS – engaging features that help you further enhance your vocabulary: * ‘Favorites’ feature to create custom folders with lists of words from the extensive library * ‘Recent’ list to help you easily review looked-up words * ‘Word of the day’ section to help expand your vocabulary every day CONTACT US: If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions please contact us directly at



  • Best English dictionary for iPhone

    By wprl
    I love having this on my phone.
  • Shorter Oxford English Dictionary

    By Former CBC compiler
    An excellent portable reference.
  • Ugly

    By xmxya
    Aren’t they embarrassed to have a home screen this ugly? Request to rate and invite friends cards can’t be turned off? Horrible color palette. Designers last employed at Geocities?
  • Extremely valuable app

    By grandbob137
    I refer to this app regularly.
  • Good but not perfect

    By SpenserJaeger
    As others have noted, the app frequently asks you to rate it with five stars, and this is rather annoying. Also, the dictionary does not seem to contain several fairly common Americanisms: e.g. I recently searched for “blowhard” and found nothing. I would give the app 4.5 stars, if I could.
  • Shorter Oxford English Dictionary

    By John Harlan
    Exceptionally useful for everything from text messages to the iVersion of the Great American Novel, and at the same time, instructional! This should be on the devices of all desiring to improve their word craft and especially those who don’t particularly care to improve...
  • Great app.

    By timware
    Great app
  • Very good

    By ajoycebolla
    Needs pronunciation sound files
  • Great App

    By thomcli
    Like the app.
  • asking for ratings... annoying

    By Ramandude
    the app content is great. the constant asking for a 5-star rating is a great annoyance, which ignores the iOS system setting.