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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5 stars out of 5
· 4/13/2016
The best English dictionary

This is the best English dictionary in the store.

3 stars out of 5
· 5/3/2016
it needs better interface

App version is much better. Please update it to have searching for idioms and applying vertical scroll, not horizontal one.

3 stars out of 5
· 1/26/2016
Has potential

The app is easy to use, so far it has had all the words I was searching for, it also provides origin, thesaurus, synonyms, examples, pronunciation, etc. However, I would like to see the word search box at all times, and not to go back to look up a new word (time consuming), let's say we want to look up a verb phrase "look up" the app gives us the following results: hook-up and lock-up (we still can find it if we type in "look" and then scroll through, but it is time consuming), it is a little pricy compare to some other available software of the same quality. To summarize this app has a great potential and it is pretty decent, but for the price it should be of higher quality.

4 stars out of 5
· 1/4/2016
Supreme content but the app needs some work

pros: - content is supreme, unbeatable - includes pronunciation in both British and American accents cons: - endless "back" button maneuver before showing the search bar after quitting the dictionary display screen. wish the search bar is always present on the user interface - no dictionary content update feature - occasional crash

4 stars out of 5
· 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.

5 stars out of 5
· 4/28/2013
Wonderful!

Great dictionary app. Provides both British English and North American English mp3 pronunciation, works offline, and gives colloquial usages of words and expressions. Absolutely wonderful!

5 stars out of 5
· 11/26/2015
Must have for the serious reader/writer

I have known of this famous dictionary since my early school days. So I was really glad it is available in the windows store. This and Chambers are my primary reading/writing/reference tools. I love it and recommend it wholeheartedly. Thank you Oxford for a very affordable first class dictionary!

4 stars out of 5
· 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.

1 stars out of 5
· 10/4/2015
not recommend

crash too often. no search box available at all time. whenever you need to look for a word, you have to go back to the first screen to do it. This dictionary is not worth for it's price.

4 stars out of 5
· 9/2/2015
Need A Crash Report Feedback Function

This app often crashes. Please provide a crash report feedback function as some apps! So, we can feedback information while this app crashes.

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