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$ 3.99
Genres: [Reference | Education]
Developer: Farlex, Inc.
Release Date: Apr 30, 2012
Version: 5.1
Size: 8.45 MB
$ 3.99
Price Changed on Jul 17, 2013
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The Free Dictionary PRO gives you the power of the world's most comprehensive dictionary and thesaurus, plus offline mode and no ads! English, Spanish, and 12 other dictionaries, all available online or offline and without ads. Even translate English into more than 40 languages without a connection. Plus all the content of the classic app, including multiple encyclopedias, specialty dictionaries, and thesaurus sources, all from the most trusted publishers. Play word games, read daily articles, even share your favorite words via social networks, email, and text.

You can now log in with The Free Dictionary! Sync your bookmarks to all your devices and never lose them. Plus: Track your learning with neurons and badges and earn meals for hungry children through The Free Dictionary's partnership with the World Food Program—just by reading and playing games!

Features only available in TheFreeDictionary PRO:

* No advertisements.

* Expanded offline content, including a comprehensive offline English dictionary.

* Ability to download extensive offline dictionaries for 13 other languages: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, Norwegian, Greek, Arabic, Polish, Turkish, and Russian.

* Ability to download offline translations of English into more than 40 languages.

* Dozens of other offline translation options.

NOTE: Offline content must be downloaded separately using an Internet connection before offline mode can be accessed.

Plus TheFreeDictionary's classic app content:

* Multiple English dictionaries, featuring extensive definitions, pronunciations, usage sentences, etymologies, and more.

* Advanced Search options, including "Starts with," "Ends with," and "In definition."

* Multiple thesaurus sources, featuring synonyms, antonyms, related words, even images.

* Multiple encyclopedias, including Columbia, Collins, even Wikipedia.

* Multiple specialty dictionaries, including Medical, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Acronyms and Abbreviations, and more.

* Online dictionaries in 13 other languages.

* Choose which sources to include in your search results.

* Translate English words into more than 40 languages, plus dozens of other translation options.

* Play multiple audio pronunciations in online dictionaries.

* Look up any word on the page by highlighting it and tapping "Definition."

* Create unlimited bookmarks.

* Learn something new every day with fresh daily content: Word of the Day, This Day in History, Quote of the Day, Today's Birthday and more. Even set notifications for daily delivery.

* Play games: Spelling Bee, Match Up, Words Within Words, plus Hangman in a dozen different languages.

* Customize your homepage: add or remove articles, games, even local weather and personalized horoscope.

* Navigate the app in more than a dozen languages with the multilingual interface.

* Share your favorite words via Facebook, Twitter, email and text (with supported operating systems). Even share daily homepage items.

* Adjust font size.

* For app developers: The Free Dictionary app has the ability to be accessed by other apps with API calls (Contact Farlex for instructions on accessing TFD).
Get now this application with your unique ID and secured password.

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How to download the App

Download Dictionary app for for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and iPad mini.
Download Dictionary on PC or Mac:
1. Go to the Dictionary application page in your iTunes.
2. Click the button to download the App.
3. Sync your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or iPad mini with iTunes to install the Dictionary app.
Download the App With iOS App Store:
1. Open the App Store on your iDevice.
2. Search for Dictionary.
3. Click the button to download and install it on your device.
4. Enjoy.


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If you don’t have an active account, please register to iTunes store with a credit card number. In case you are not interested to open an account with your credit card, you can select the option ‘None’ during the secured registration.
*This Dictionary application may be available in some countries.

User Ratings

Jul 24
(4★) May be the best out there
GoodThe problem that i had to pay the first time just to get rid of the adds, then i had to pay again to get extra dictionaries.
Otherwise, this is the best out there.
Jul 23
(5★) Great free dictionary
I'm a nursing instructor and find the medical dictionary quite helpful, especially luv the pronunciation of words I'm not quite
sure how to correctly pronounce. It's worth the few cents to add it to f
Jul 19
(5★) Informative
A lot of trivial information offered here, but some of it is quite interesting and enlightening. Among other things, we're doing
birthdays of great men or women we can link from the person who's birth
Jul 14
(5★) Great dictionary
Five stars. Love the word of the day feature!
(5★) Love it
Broad base of definitions, has everything including the most esoteric stuff
Jul 13
(5★) Everyone should have this
At least look at. See how much you get. Knowledge, education and fun. You also help feed hungry children by donation of just using
this app. Just check it out, you'll see.
(5★) KDC
This is a great app. I'm interested in language and use it almost every day
(5★) The Best Dictionary Ever!
Awesome!This dictionary has so many features. Mostly, it gives you the correct pronunciation of all words and it has great
meanings of any word. Thank you Apple for this must have app! I love it!
Jul 12
(5★) Good dictionary
I like this dictionary, I'm learning English and it gives me the tools and complete answers to my questions!. I would like the
definitions have audio like the single words have. It's a good app!
Jul 11
(4★) Good app
Good definitions of almost all words. Does what is advertised. Only con I have is if you can't spell it this app will not find it.
Jul 09
(5★) WB
Quite useful for definitions from multiple sources and, also, for synonyms.
Jul 08
(5★) Best dictionary so far
And it supports retina HD resolutions
Jul 07
(4★) A good dictionary.
I like it by much. But, if it could include phrases,idioms,synonyms,and antonyms,so much the better! If include comparison of
synonyms, even better!
Jul 03
(5★) My Best Dictionary
I am daily user of this dictionary. I highly recomend it to anyone. Excellent App.
Jul 01
(5★) One of my favorite Apps !
I absolutely love this app. 100% recommend !
I enjoy this app on a daily basis. 15 minutes a day just for myself. Word of the day, vocabulary matching,hangman and more. Just
fun and challenging.
Jun 28
(5★) Very helpful!
Love this dictionary! My best friend:) Specially appreciate the pronunciation. I'm ESL person. Having on line and off line option
also helps a lot!
Jun 20
(5★) First Class
Farlex Dictionary is just wonderful! It's not simply a dictionary but more of an encyclopedia, with a wealth of information on
your customized page. It is incredibly entertaining and educational! Five
Jun 12
(5★) Wow I love this app
I've been looking for an dictionary app and came across this one, it has all that one could wish for. You can look up the words,
definition, history and all that you might have to spend time searching
Jun 11
(5★) Highly recommended.
An excellent dictionary and thesaurus with translation capabilities. Interesting daily articles and games.
Jun 10
(4★) cost performance great app
add in a distinct separation between which source the word comes from and its a five star deal.
(4★) Even medical terms!
It is quite comprehensive for a free dictionary, and even has some medical entries. This is a superb dictionary.
(5★) worth paying for it
very useful app. thefreedictionary.com is my go-to reference and their app is a well-made tool that makes their content
conveniently available on your phone--even offline. recommend.
Jun 09
(5★) A real dictionary
Just plain excellent. I particularly like that it references multiple dictionaries for a broader perspective. It's off-line
references are good, but it's on-line are better.
Jun 08
(5★) Must have app
Extremely handy, (I do a lot of writing) comprehensive, has audio pronunciations for both American / English speakers and easy to
use. Love all of the examples of word usage. So much easier to use on
Jun 07
(4★) Fun and learning
Great app. Needs to work on prompting misspells towards correct spellings.
Jun 03
(5★) Absolutely wonderful, an education in itself.
Many others have said lots of good things about this app. I agree with them all. I used the free version for close to a year and
then decided to upgrade as way to show my support. Besides English, I
Jun 02
(3★) Could be a lot better
This is a relatively good app; however, the premium app could be a lot better. For one thing, the amount of words in its database
is frighteningly low. Secondly, I can't get the dictionary app on all
May 30
(3★) Good but.
The weather search box finds no city that I enter on my iphone4 even NYC :P
May 29
(5★) Want to learn?
This dictionary serves as the best tool all learners and experts need in their application gallery. It helps not only to define,
but expands its reader horizon by incorporating synonyms alongside with
May 28
(5★) Great app, need to add another thing
It's a really great all for the price. Who am I kidding? No one. You can download multiple dictionaries for when you don't have
internet access. Very easy to use.Some things the app needs improvement
May 25
(5★) This is an excellent application
As a teacher and computer programmer, this application is fantastic. Period
May 19
(5★) Really good app
Give a 6 star if they would allow
May 18
(2★) The offline contents are different from the online
The offline version of this dictionary is completely different from its online version. The screen layout, word entries,
definitions, and phonetic symbols are all different. It's as if the app is us
(5★) The Best!
I use it every day, & keep it at my side when I read.
May 16
(5★) review dictionary
I use this dictionary app all the time and LOVE it!
May 15
(5★) Worth the price? YES!
For anyone, make that everyone, whether a writer, speaker, reader, or one who likes and needs to continue to learn, this IS the
dictionary for us.
May 13
(5★) Excellent
& I Really Enjoy the extra info & IParticularly Appreciate the "Feed a Hungry Child" Program that Farlex(sp?) is Doing!—M,
using iphone6, OS8.3
May 11
(5★) Best word app I have used.
Upgraded to Pro and do not regret that decision. By far the best all-around word app I have ever used.
May 09
(5★) My first thing in the morning go to app
I love this app. It has the major news story of the day, some great history and games!
May 06
(5★) Awesome app
One of the best apps and most used by my family.
May 03
(5★) Great little dictionary
A great pocket dictionary! It's so quick and easy to use. Reliable app.
May 02
(5★) The Free Dictionary
Great- one of my top go-to sources for info.
(5★) Excellent And Well Worth It
This app is a constant companion at my side while reading various books. Besides offering definitions it provides a thesaurus
along with daily quotations, history, word of the day, weather, and many
Apr 30
(5★) Best dictionary and more
I use a lot of reference tools in my work as a writer. The Free Dictionary surpasses all the others I have tried, by far.
Apr 28
(5★) Great dictionary app!
This is the best dictionary app ever. I am so glad I found it. I got my worth and more. Thank you for making this app. I just
downloaded the new update -- I like it even better now -- the ads are gon
(4★) Great Dictionary!
Has never missed a word I have entered.
Apr 25
(5★) Enjoyable
I like this app because I learn something new almost every day. It's fun as well as educational--keeps me on my toes.
Apr 24
(5★) Awesome!
Love this app. My daily reference. Helped augment my lexicon and empowered my writing and speech.
Apr 23
(5★) Indispensable!
This little app is absolutely indispensable, fun and easy to use. Whether on a smartphone or desktop, everyone should have it!
Excellent work devs!
Apr 22
(5★) Absolutely Great
Lots of intelligent fun . Would like to return to exact place one leaves instead of needing to scroll down thru previously
read/reviewed stories. Otherwise, love the app.
Apr 21
(4★) Ratings
I love this dictionary and I find it a very helpful to find definition of Word in English !
Apr 12
(5★) A favorite ap; I use it a lot
Easy to use, affordable and offering more rhan many dictionary aps.
Apr 11
(5★) Great dictionary.
It is much more thorough than a brand name dictionary that I paid money for. I love it!
Apr 10
(5★) Still My First Choice
Re-rate every update. Yet it keeps getting better! I have 5 dictionaries loaded, this, through trial and error, has risen to the
top, it consistently returns more information than others. Plus I like
Apr 09
(5★) Amazing
I love the way this app depicts all the vocabularies!
(5★) Dictionary! is the Five-Star of all Five-Star Apps
This is the coolest App. It's fun, educational, and just plain necessary.Dictionary! keeps me abreast of what's going on in the
world, keeps me from making a fool of myself with my clumsy spelling and
Apr 08
(5★) Really a great help.
I use it frequently and it never fails to give me the definitions I need.
(5★) Lover of words spelled and used properly, poet.
I love this dictionary. It doesn't hold some propitiatory database of word definitions as it's standard but uses a variety of
sources, while concurrently identifying a word's origin (or many origins)
Apr 07
(5★) Great App
One of the most interesting apps I ever had. They thought about every thing. Thank you for your work, guys.
Apr 04
(5★) Excellent App!
This app is the best! I use it almost every day & recommend it highly.
(4★) Comprehensive and Occasionally Confusing
With a greater database of words than my other dictionaries, TheFreeDictionary app is my regular go-to resource. There are times,
however, when the example sentences that are provided are just plain w
(5★) A great dictionary
The best dictionary app that I have used. It's great. I can look for any word and it will find it with the link to Wikipedia. The
best, you should try it.
(5★) Has ALL words
What I want most in a dictionary is that it has an entry for every word I look up. That's exactly what I get here. This makes it
far superior to the other ten or twenty dictionaries that I've installe
Mar 10
(5★) Awesome Dictionary
This dictionary is unlike any I have used. I never leave home without it. Have it on all my devices.
(5★) Fantastic
The best dictionary I have ever used. I need nothing else. I love it!
Mar 02
(5★) My goto app!
Best one yet. I use it nearly everyday.
Feb 26
(5★) Top Notch!
I have returned to school (after MANY years!), & this app is a critical study tool for me. I can't do without it! Very
user-friendly with wonderful features!
Feb 20
(5★) Love the offline feature
Great dictionary in general and then when you're able to get so many different dictionaries/translations available offline, makes
it so much more. Cost are more than reasonable as well.
(5★) Couldn't be better
Your dictionary as well as the thesaurus is precisely what makes learning about words enjoyable.I personally enjoy the few tidbits
provided. (Today in history, Article of the day, Quote of the day, an
Feb 18
(5★) Replaces Oxford dictionary
My Oxford dictionary for my PC crashed. This app does all that it did and more: Spelling, pronunciation, word origin, and
examples of correct usage. Rates five stars easily.
Feb 17
(5★) nonreader
since i don't read enough, this is very helpfull
(5★) It's great!
Gives you lots of meaning options (pulls from several online sources). I just wish the search box were a lot bigger!
Feb 16
(5★) Excellent dictionary! This is an excellent diction
Awesome Awesome dictionary! It helps you pronounce words correctly and it has so many other great things about it. It has a lot
of history and events. A must-have dictionary!Thanks
Feb 13
(5★) Blessing
This is an excellent source for information! Greatly appreciate it!
Feb 12
(5★) Only Dictionary I USE
This dictionary is the best app in searching definitions for theoretically anything and while your gaining your cognizance
ability, its various widgets on there are so convenient and a memory saver if
Feb 10
(5★) Very solid and reliable
A very dependable reference, I have never been disappointed by this broad array of information.
Feb 09
(5★) Enjoying this app
Thank you ! The best dictionaryapp. Cannot leave home without it.
Feb 08
(4★) Most useful
I read for pleasure and use this app many times a day for pronunciation and etymology.The various word games are entertaining and
Feb 07
(5★) Very Useful and Complete
I find the word I'm looking for here more often than other online dictionaries. Furthermore it is more likely to reveal the
meaning of the word in the context in which I found it than other dictionari
Feb 06
(5★) Favorite App
This is my favorite dictionary app. I use it every single day. I've tried other dictionaries but I keep coming back to this one.
Feb 03
(4★) Just got it
Seems great so far. Except that they're pestering me to review when I've hardly used the app. Wish they'd relax and solicit me
after I've had a chance to really explore the features. But like I said,
Feb 02
(5★) Terrific!
Great app. I encourage my nursing students to use your dictionary, because it helps them to pronounce medical words.
(5★) Conrad
Great dictionary. Facts, fun and a fantastic array of words.
(5★) The Best
I use this app a lot, when needing information or trying to write graduate papers it truly comes in handy. Would recommend to
anyone needing a quick reference.
Feb 01
(3★) No speech
No speech to text or reverse. This is a major handicap.
Jan 30
(5★) The only dictionary I use!
I love this dictionary. The home page, word of the day, ease of use. I use it several times a day.
Jan 28
(5★) Starts my day
I go to this app each morning and complete it as I start my day. Like my Dad, I try to use any word I may learn 5 times that day
so that it will become a permanent part of my vocabulary. Many times,
(5★) Must read
This is the best dictionary app I ever had. I like the little nuggets of information that come with it, and especially enjoy
reading my daily horoscope. I also love the fact that the pronunciation is
Jan 26
(5★) Best app dictionary!
Extremely helpful! Also love the new game "parole dentro le parole"! Grazie!Molto contenta!Tks for fixing problems.The new
improved even better
Jan 25
(5★) Excelente, vale la pena comprarlo
Se aprende algo nuevo todos los días y se mejora el vocabulario en inglés. Me encanta que es una forma muy cómoda de leer
artículos en Wikipedia ya que el formato es más cómodo para lectura.
Jan 24
(5★) My daily intellectual bread
I rarely use this as a dictionary but rather as a broad history lesson or a surprise visit to a unknown thought. For the days I
remember to look I am thoroughly rewarded. The only changes I would make
Jan 20
(5★) I love it 3
A very useful app, Its really great
(5★) Really good dictionary
Tried the free one and liked it so well I bought the pro. Outstanding.
Jan 19
(5★) Challenges the mind
Keeps the little gray cells working and staying healthy.
Jan 18
(5★) Stimulating!
The best dictionary, thesaurus, daily supply of enlightenment I have! Stimulating!
(5★) Best dictionary App on iOS!
Easy to use. Nice user interface!
Jan 11
(5★) Great as is, Plz extend the Farsi translations
I absolutely love this dictionary. I use it everyday, read the word of the day, and also look up a few difficult words. Love the
Farsi translations as well, they seem pretty accurate where they are
Jan 08
(5★) I have no words
Demasiado bueno para creer que algo tan grandioso pueda estar en solo la palma de mi mano. Great app.
Jan 07
(4★) good but not excellent
It is good dictionary, but unfortunately it does not open up while reading a document or paper. It would be better if it
automatically open when I need to check the spelling etc.
Jan 04
(5★) Farlex
The best things in life are free.
Dec 25, 2014
(5★) I highly recommend it.
An excellent dictionary and thesaurus with translation capabilities and more.
Dec 21, 2014
(5★) Farlex Free Dictionary
Much more than a dictionary, but what a dictionary!A "go to" app that has become a "sticking around" app for learning and fun.
Dec 13, 2014
(5★) A Very Good Dictionary
The definitions offer several meanings of words and with examples. Roots and origins of words are provided along with synonyms. A
thesaurus link offers further understanding. I like that some words an
Dec 08, 2014
(5★) One of my favorites
Helps keep sharp your vocabulary and general knowledge.
Dec 05, 2014
(5★) Love it!
Excellent dictionary! Use it all the time.
Total 106 reviews with 96% ratings for this app.

Version History

  • 3.5.1 Upgrade Apr 30, 2012
  • 3.1.1 Upgrade Apr 30, 2012
  • 1.0First TrackedDec 31, 1969
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  • New App: Free Dec 31, 1969

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