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5 Top Rated Dictionary Apps For iPhone

Those days have gone when we used to have a fat pocket dictionary in our pockets to check the meaning of the tedious words while reading newspapers or magazines. That surely used to consume lots of time, by going on to that page and then searching it and by any chance if that book has used high-vocab words then you will have to find the meaning of the words again and again and this will spoil all the interest involved in reading the book.

In this post we will talk about some paid and free applications which can help you to find the meaning and moreover if you are looking to develop your vocabulary strength or search for hard words in Thesaurus, then they will help you with these.

Apps To Use Dictionary On iPhone [ Offline and Online Both ]

1. Dictionary! by Catlin Software

It is a simple and light applications for the users who only want to find meanings for the hard words, it does not require internet connection unless you are satisfied by the meaning it has displayed, else it has an option to look for the meaning of that word in wiktionary (which will require internet connection).

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Our Rating: 3.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link 

2. Dictionary by

This application has loads of feature embedded in it. If you wish then you will not even have to type the word, you can speak that out and its good recognition feature put that word written in the text box. it will also save the history of the words searched by you, after finding the meaning you can also share that on Facebook, twitter or Mail. Other features include, Thesaurus, everyday new word tip and more. the only annoying part with this application is the advertisements which are always down there at the bottom of the screen.

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Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link 

3. Dictionary by Farlex

This application is not popular but as far as free applications are concerned this is the best, it has a huge database for the words including Medical, Financial, Legal and other diverse fields, it seldom requires internet connectivity. Moreover it is also available for 13 different languages. Apart from these features it also has the provision of translation and sharing as mentioned for the app above, all the other features are common among the applications. Its UI is pretty boring that is the only loophole in this app.

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Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link 

4. WordWeb Dictionary

Of all the applications mentioned above, this application has the most huge database for the database but unlike the above app (Farlex), it does not have versatility. You can find the antonyms, synonyms and more. When you search a meaning then it will filter that word among Verbs, noun, Adjective and other parts of speech. If you just want to increase your vocab then there is an option of Random word which will help you to do the same.

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Our Rating: 3/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link 

5. Dictionary by Xyster

Now this application tries to provide the diagrammatic view to the meanings and along with the meaning it will also provide you few extra information about that word. All the other functionalities and features are common, if you want to find a new word then just shake your iPhone.

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Our Rating: 3.5/5 | Price: $1.99 | Visit Apple Store Link 


Both the application rated with a rating of 4.5 can serve the purpose on all the aspects of a dictionary, apart from those other application have limited features for the users with limited demands. Please let us know about your review from the comments section or if you have a better free application apart from those mentioned above.

By Abhinav Singh

I am an MBA student and a founder member of NXTInsight. I love to keep the track of smartphones, tablets, wearables and other similar gadgets, so that I could help my readers to make the right decision before buying a gagdet.

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