Features

  • Listen to real British and American voices pronounce words and example sentences
  • Access the high quality audio offline within the app, including 116,000 example sentences
  • All the dictionary text is live - tap to instantly look up any word
  • Browse the full Oxford 3000 (the most important words for you to know in English)
  • Create your own list of favourite words and pin favourite words to your desktop
  • Snap the application to the right or left of your screen for easy access while running other programs
  • Search the dictionary from anywhere within the operating system by using the Search charm
  • Find a word in any phrase or example sentence in the dictionary
  • ‘Did you mean…?’ function and wildcard search allow you to find a word even if you don’t know the spelling
  • Tap on phonetics, abbreviations and symbols for help with what they mean
  • View History to see the last words you looked up

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Ratings and reviews

Average customer rating

4.2
26 ratings

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Reviewer 0147 · 6/8/2015
Best of the bests

Best dictionary ever

Taha · 10/7/2014
It lacks import and export of favourites

The dictionary itself is really great for learners of English as a second language but there is no way to transfer bookmarks and favorites to other devices and it's a big disappointment.

Richard · 6/15/2014
Not quite what I hoped

Excellent dictionary but was hoping for something closer to the famed OED. I have tried looking up words that this version does not recognize (not curse words but what is known as "10 dollar words") A bit pricy, but still worth it overall.

Jakapon · 5/31/2014
Best Dictionary in Window 8

- Super easy to use. - Tons of words and sentences. - Human voice of both accents are superb.

Ali · 5/28/2014
Excellent App

A must-have App because it works even if you are offline, an excellent feature that other dictionaries in the store don't have. The only problem is that the "Search box" disappear in snap view after finding the meaning of a word and you have to go back to search a new word. Please do something to have "Search box" always. Make this one an universal app to be used in both windows tablets and windows phones.

Ran · 4/25/2014
Beautiful layout with careless flaws

OALD8 is no doubt the best advanced learner's dictionary in every sense of the word. However, I don't understand why this app has not been designed like the stand-alone user-friendly CD-ROM edition. After using it for a few months, I find the following flaws which keep me wanting to uninstall the app: 1) It is time-consuming and tedious to search a new entry. On this I agree with one of the reviewers. Why not simply place the Search box in a convenient place and let it always stay there no matter which page the user browses? 2) Horizontal scrolling is not intuitive at all, especially when the definitions/examples are arranged in small columns that tire the eye easily. Vertical scrolling will make it easier to find the definitions, examples, etc. 3) OUP has very good dictionaries of thesaurus and collocations. Why not incorporate them into this app? Thesaurus and collocations are very essential to advanced learners! If these are fixed, the app will provide terrific user experience.

Robert · 12/3/2013
Cut and Paste

Great application, but it does not appear to support cut and paste.

Cayden · 10/27/2013
Great app but needs a thesaurus

App has a great user interface, good example sentences, and actually practical words for 'word of the day' but lacks any sort of dedicated thesaurus function. The addition of a thesaurus would be phenomenal!

Sundeep · 5/2/2013
High Quality Dictionary but not Full

Oxford is very highly known Academic Place to get good information on words. I love the Offline aspect of having all the words, pictures, audio of the words of dictionary. Major fail It lacks all the words you expect in Oxford English Dictionary. You might need to wait for OED edition to be released before buying a proper Dictionary. It might be because of the version Learner Dictionary but its the only Oxford Dictionary App in the store. I miss Encarta Dictionary.

Anthony · 2/19/2013
Really clean interface and really good app.

Love this in snap view...and love the use of search contract in Windows 8...really easy to reference key words.

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