Merriam-Webster Dictionary+

Merriam-Webster Dictionary+

By Merriam-Webster, Inc.

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2011-12-09
  • Current Version: 5.5.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 273.54 MB
  • Developer: Merriam-Webster, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4.8246
From 12,611 Ratings


Get America’s most useful and respected dictionary, optimized for your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. This is the best iOS app for English language reference, education, and vocabulary building. And now we’ve added new word games! It’s never been more fun to learn new words and test your vocabulary for everyone from English learners to total word nerds. Hundreds of words to test your skills. Offline access: You’ll have complete access to definitions and synonyms whether or not you’re connected. You will need a connection to view illustrations, hear audio pronunciations, and use voice search. Selected as a "Best New App" by iTunes. Features: * Universal app * No ads * Full Thesaurus: more than 200,000 word choices, examples, and explanations * New Vocabulary-Building Quizzes: fun, fast quizzes to learn new words or test your vocabulary * Voice Search: look up a word without having to spell it * Word of the Day: learn a new word every day. * Example Sentences: understand how a word is used in context * Quick Definitions: perfect for on-the-go lookups * Audio Pronunciations: voiced by real English speakers, not text-to-speech robots * Favorite Words and Search History: Keep track of the words that are most important to you * Favorite Word syncing through iCloud: Share your favorites between devices * Apple Watch Extension: See Word of the Day, look up words with voice search, and keep track of your favorites from your watch * Premium Content: over 1000 graphical illustrations, and over 20,000 additional entries covering people, places, and foreign terms Please click the link to the Application License Agreement, below, which includes our App Privacy Policy.



  • Most used App

    By Pflegmatic
    This app is used more than any app on my phone. Love to play games, learn, and get answers to questions with ease. Enjoy!
  • Review

    By amg 1953
    Never have I not found the word I was looking for.
  • Definitions at your fingertips!

    By NecyG
    Love having the app so I can easily obtain definitions
  • Nice dictionary

    By Fortune Smiles
    Works well. You can also hear words pronounced. And they add words and phrases as time goes on. Well done.
  • Great Dictionary App

    By iTunes Buff
    I do a lot of reading and emailing and I use the Webster Dictionary app on my iPhone almost daily to clarify words. Excellent app. Goodbye paper bound dictionaries.
  • Worth Your While

    By JohnDM1991
    You could call this my favorite app! This app by Merriam-Webster is a functional as the hard cover dictionary, but easier to take it with you. App has Word of the day, word games and many fun features. Highly Recommend!
  • Excellent

    By furtive hunter
    Excellent reference for people that want to learn English.
  • Proper

    Words speak loudly about who you are…
  • Great app better than any other dictionary

    By DGGoodVibes
    Wonderful app and a great resource for spelling word sleuthing and general learning I use it regularly at least weekly to check proper meaning usage and spelling. The pronunciation tool is a useful feature too
  • Update made it worse.

    By DocMDDDS
    Look up a word, and easily switch back and forth between dictionary and thesaurus while on that word. Now? That feature is gone. Now you must look up a word in either dictionary or thesaurus, and in order to change, you must re-enter the word in the desired function. Why? What was the point of this backward change? Who there thought it was a good idea to eliminate this useful feature?