One World Dictionary

One World Dictionary

By Ascendo Inc.

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2011-09-20
  • Current Version: 2.1.14
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 18.42 MB
  • Developer: Ascendo Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.6 or later.
Score: 4
From 182 Ratings


Multilingual Dictionaries for English to Spanish, French, German & Italian ☆ Free Version includes over 100,000 Translations, 1,000 Phrases & 5,000 Verb Conjugations ☆ Comprehensive Dictionaries, Phrase Books and Verb Conjugations available as in-app Purchases ☆ Audio Pronunciation One World Dictionary by Ascendo is a leading multilingual reference tool for Apple computers. The free version is a good starting point for beginners. It includes over 100,000 dictionary translations, 1,000 phrases and 5,000 verb conjugations in English, Spanish, French, Italian and German. Extended dictionaries and phrase books are offered as in-app purchases. The extended dictionaries are comprised of over 250,000 translations 6,000 verb conjugations per language pair. Translations include multiple meanings, part of speech, noun gender and verb tenses. One World Dictionaries integrate with Lion applications such as Safari so you can lookup words using control-click. The extended phrase books include 528 phrases per language pair in 20 categories. You can add your own phrases and search by keyword. BENEFITS ☆ Find words quicker than fumbling through a paper dictionary. ☆ Works offline so it’s always available. ☆ Integrates with other applications so you can lookup words quickly and easily. FEATURES ✓ Dictionary includes thousands of the most used words in English, Spanish, German and Italian (free version). ✓ Extended dictionaries provide comprehensive databases comprised of over 250,000 translations per language pair (in-app purchases). ✓ Single searchable word index so you don’t have to switch language to find a dictionary word. ✓ Dictionary translations include multiple meanings, part of speech and noun gender. ✓ Verb conjugations in all major moods and tenses. ✓ Phrase books include over 200 phrases per language pair, over 1,000 in all (free version). ✓ Extended dictionary includes 528 phrase per language pair (in-app purchases). ✓ Search phrase book by keyword. ✓ Add, edit and delete your own phrases. ✓ Text-to-speech audio is provided in English. Lion users can download free text-to-speech engines for Spanish, French, Italian and English. ✓ Lookup words while using applications like Safari, TextEdit and many others by right control-clicking on a word and selecting “Lookup in One World Dictionary”. ✓ Lookup finds conjugated forms of verbs which make up a large part of any language. ✓ Change text size with one click. See our web site at Questions or suggestions? Contact us by email at



  • Very limited

    By rokn-doc
    This dictionary lacks many words that are commonly used in speaking. For example “draguer” to dredge. Does not indicate other definitions such as to flirt, to pick up. Also does not appear to define slang expressions.
  • Resroucefull little tool

    By Sir_Mac
    This is an invaluable tool for me. Yes, it could have more words in it, but I love the fact that I can look up a verb in Italian, or Spanish and see how to properly conjugate that verb. I work in Italian, and consequently am learning Italian. I use this tool on a regular basis. It doesn’t have every word I need, but it is extremely useful. It is free (not even ads), give it a try. You will love it. Also in Preferences you can check the box to show paid version words… there are all those words I was looking for... I haven’t paid from them yet. I cannot think of a better way to give away your very resourceful dictionary for FREE and still make a living. I personally think it is a very nice app. I keep them on to remind me if I really need to, I can always buy the full app with more words.
  • Needs work but does a good job

    By yerr11
  • French-English dictionary addition worth it

    By Tucker Gaegauf
    I needed a robust French-English dictionary to work offline, and the in-app French-English dictionary did just the trick. I would have been satisfied with just a complete dictionary, but this app went above and beyond and provided native speaker pronunciations to each word and a complete conjugation table for each verb, which has helped improve my French even more. Overall the dictionary is very complete, runs smoothly, and ultimately was worth every penny.
  • Good but word library needs expansion

    By ammaryk
    The app is great. I am just starting to learn german so its been very helpful. But the library is a bit lacking, on more than one ocassion, I came across words that I did not find on the app.
  • it’s useful but not the best i’ve come across

    By Trishnizil
    I’m an aspiring linguist and therefore I download several dictionary apps all of the time! I can especially speak for french-engish languages when I say this app is okay. my main problem with it is its search facility does not take into account conjugated words. In other words, you must know the original form of a verb for instance, in order for the search engine to find it in details.
  • Great for Spanish and French, Ok for Italian

    By UW Italian
    It’s a great and conveniet app, but I find the Italian dictionary to be lacking, though I’m impressed with the French and Spanish. I use all three for my courses, as a quick and easy reference, but sometimes can’t find basic words or translations for Italian. Great for other languages, though!
  • Useful but needs cross-links, and be more complete

    By rwormsbe
    I have this dictionary on both my computer and my iPhone. I use it a lot since I am a beginning French speaker. But cross-links that take me to the french side from a definition on the english side would be very useful, especially for the verbs. That way when I want to find the french verb for "to come" I see that it is "venir". Now I have to search for "venir" to get the conjugation. A pain. It is not well thought out for the user in mind. Also, I have found many instances where a french word is given from the english side, but when I want to see the conjugation, I type it in and it is not on the french side. For instance search for french verbs for "to forget". You get "omettre". Now I want to see the conjugation of "omettre", only to find "omettre" is not in the french dictionary. I find this too often. I do like that the verb conjugations are given for the french verbs. I have not shopped around for other french english dictionary apps, so for now I am stuck wiht this one. I must say that I do use it a lot though.
  • Functional

    By caaalebbb
    Great app. It would be worlds better if it didn’t keep asking me to rate it all the time.
  • Marginally useful

    By Nickname578
    I'm disappointed. Sure, it's a dictionary. But it doesn't even give plurals of nouns. It has a lot of verb conjugations, I'll give it that. The definitions are just lacking. In order to get all the information I need I still have to refer to Ultralingua's dictionary on my iPhone. I expected FAR more from a Mac OSX application. After spending $13, I guess I wanted a more full-featured dictionary. It does integrate with the German voice available as part of OS X, so it speaks the word to you in German, which is nice. I'd really like to have the ability to record my pronunciation of a word and then contrast that with the way it should be pronounced. Before that, I'd like to have better coverage of nouns. This is just OK - not great by any means.