Shorter Oxford English

Shorter Oxford English

By MobiSystems, Inc.

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2013-07-31
  • Current Version: 10.0.17
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 138.21 MB
  • Developer: MobiSystems, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 643 Ratings


The dictionary has an incredible one-third of the coverage of the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary. It also includes all words in current English since 1700 to the present day, plus the vocabulary of Shakespeare, the Bible and other major works in English, written before 1700. With new coverage of global English, as well as slang, dialect, technical, historical, and literary terms, rare and obsolete words, the Sixth Edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary contains more than 600,000 words, phrases and definitions. The entries provide coverage of the language from the entire English-speaking world: from North America and the UK to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the Caribbean. It has been fully updated with 2,500 new words and meanings, based on ongoing research at Oxford Dictionaries and the Oxford English Corpus. LATEST APP UPDАТES:  • Learn in style with any of the four colorful new themes – the colorful layout will turn your learning experience into an enjoyable routine. Customize your dictionary and benefit from the cheerful mood your favorite color brings you.  • Dive right into the intricacies of the language - with a new and convenient Home page, sleeker and more intuitive visual layout, as well as innovations in the speed of searches - you can now get to the desired entry faster than ever.  • Translate and learn as you speak with Talk & Translate – use this speech recognition & text-to-speech app by downloading it for Free from the App Store. The great synergy between the two apps will help you optimize your studies. SEARCH TOOLS - quickly find words with the functional, clean and easy-to-use interface. Designed to provide the most comprehensive search experience, the dictionary combines several search tools to match or predict what are you looking for, including:  • Search autocomplete helps you find words quickly by displaying predictions as you type.  • Keyword lookup allows you to search within compound words and phrases.  • Camera search looks up words in the camera viewfinder and displays results in seconds.  • Voice search helps you find an entry using your speech.  • Automatic ‘Fuzzy filter’ that corrects word spelling and a ‘Wild card’ that allows you to replace a letter or entire parts of a word with '*' or '?' when you don’t know how it`s spelled. LEARNING TOOLS - engaging features that help you further enhance your vocabulary. Designed to give you the freedom to structure your studies, this dictionary combines several learning tools to help you be more organized:  • ‘Favorites’ that allow you to create custom folders with lists of words.  • Recent list which helps you to easily review looked-up words.  • Swipe-to-delete functionality in the Recent and Favorites menus.  • Word-of-the-day option to teach you a new word every day. Feel excited by the new word or definition you just learned? Share your discovery with friends on social media, email or any other option available on your device.



  • A comprehensive, functional, unabridged dictionary

    By I am the Tortoise
    This app reduces the old, fifteen-pound unabridged friend to weightlessness in the palm of your hand. As far as I’m concerned, that by itself makes this app excellent.👍🏼
  • Irritating Message

    By guuyd
    Very annoying, persistent "Please rate this" message will dun you.
  • If you insist.

    By Stillnewguy
    This app will incessantly pester you to rate it. It will never stop. Every time you open it, it will pester you. So, here is its single star rating.
  • Waste of $$$

    By fitzearl
    Terrible app. Why can’t the user - after spending $30 - just browse the dictionary, like any other book? I want my cash back.
  • Shorter Oxford

    By kmashhaddi
    Really helpful
  • Asks to be rated every time it’s opened

    By ChadHarwood
    In clear violation of App Store policy.
  • Professor of Economics, Duke University

    By MM7675533
    Would hate to have to live without it.
  • Great reference!

    By ajackowiak
    I use this everyday.
  • Good enough!

    By RamPandaPuss
    Does what I need it to do, which is simple word lookup.
  • Best

    By M. Moi
    I believe the English specialists from the Oxford Press are the best. They give more history on the development & evolution of the word. Thereby, a more layered & specific understanding of the word.