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

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!

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.

3 stars out of 5
· 8/8/2015
Update more words on live tile

Please update new words on live tile, so that we can study new words everyday without opening the app.

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.

5 stars out of 5
· 5/31/2014
Best Dictionary in Window 8

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


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