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1 stars out of 5
· 9/23/2015
Love the website, hate the app. For ONE reason.

The app constantly crashes, within 10 seconds of opening every single time. I love Dictionary.com and would love to see an update to fix this issue, I have used it for years but now with the Windows 10 update the app is severely unstable. Please fix, and I'll give those 4 stars back!

2 stars out of 5
· 4/28/2014
Offline Dictionary?

All the other Dictionary.com platforms have offline option like iPhone and Android. Moreover, they have a nicer and sleek design. The Windows app is missing all of these. Please come with an update to resolve these issues!!!

4 stars out of 5
· 3/30/2014
Good app, but crashes

I use this as my main Dictionary/Thesaurus app. It's quick and easy to use and extremely helpful for doing search after search. There is room for improvement, however, in that many of the things that I try to click on (nearby words, back button) cause the app to crash. The app is free, though! Thanks very much to the developers.

1 stars out of 5
· 1/11/2014
Very disappointed

All I can get are articles about words. Where is the link to the dictionary? Where is the link to the thesaurus?That is what I need and I can't get to those functions. No menu when swiping up or down. Not at all what I expected from dictionary.com which is easy to use via a web browser.

3 stars out of 5
· 5/13/2013
Needs faster search function

Pretty good looking app which does all one can ask for from a dictionary app. HOWEVER, this app badly needs Windows 8's "type to search" function built into it. Having to pull up the charms bar and hit search every time is inconvenient and a waste of time

5 stars out of 5
· 4/20/2013
Best dictionary app on Windows

This is a very good looking and easy to use app if you have any grasp on how to use Windows 8 properly. The way your searched word is presented is excellent, the quotes containing your word is also a nice feature as well as simply scrolling right to find the synonyms, autonyms etc. And by the way, the app does have spoken pronunciation. Just swipe from top to bottom on your track pad if you're on a laptop.

4 stars out of 5
· 3/18/2013
is good but could be even better

I like to see some favourites button where I could store the words and its meaning it would be easy to learn words, other than that, it works like the normal dictionary should.

5 stars out of 5
· 1/10/2013
Refine the snap view of the app

I love this app. I've always loved the website and love this Win 8 app too. However, this isn't a review, it is a feature suggestion. The Snap view of the dictionary when browsing a word doesn't show the usage. It only does so in the fully immersive view. There is so much space beneath the word and its meaning that can be used for this purpose. I hope they consider this change.

4 stars out of 5
· 1/1/2013
Good, but needs live tile work

The app works fine overall, but the live tile function as well as it's ability to update the WotD need work. In order to update either you must restart the app. A download function of the dictionary to be used offline would also be nice.

3 stars out of 5
· 12/17/2012
Still Lacking

There are some parts that are solid. When searching for a word, the search suggestions are very good in case you have a misspelling. However, there are some issues that are annoying. It only saves the last 5 words that you've favorite which is annoying for anyone who loves to research words (what I would assume a dictionary app is mainly used for...). Also, there are several elements in the GUI that force close the app (such as clicking on "Favorite" or "Recent").

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  • Over 2,000,000 unabridged definitions, synonyms, example sentences, and famous quotes.
  • Phonetic and audio pronunciation.
  • Favorite words and recent searches.
  • Popular searches and searches near your geographic location.
  • Dictionary.com’s famous Word of the Day that’s already enjoyed by millions of people.
  • The daily Hot Word reveals the fun surprises behind the English language.

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Fixed Bugs : - Word of the day displays as "NaN". - Clicking in the description of the Hot Word crashes the application.

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