Improve your English language skills with the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary. Understand what words mean. Learn how to say them. Know how to use them.Listen to real British and American voices pronounce words and example sentences.
The Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary (OALD) is a world best-seller. It is now available as an app, with the full A-Z dictionary, real voice (not text to speech) audio, and My View to customize your screen. It has been developed by the same editors from Oxford University Press who created the printed dictionary, working together with Paragon Software, a leading software developer for mobile devices.
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Access the high quality audio online, or download all 116,000 example sentences to listen offline
All the dictionary text is live- tap to instantly look up any word
Use My View to choose how much information appears on your screen – hide IPA, example sentences, pictures, synonyms etc. – tap to show the full entry again
Find words with similar or opposite meanings in the integrated Thesaurus
Use Full Dictionary Search to find your word in any phrase or example sentence in the dictionary
'Did you mean...?' function and wildcard search allow you to find a word even if you don't know the spelling
Create your own list of favourite words
Tap on phonetics, abbreviations and symbols for help with what they mean
View History to see the last 100 words you looked up
Learn more with a dictionary that's written for learners of English
184,500 words, phrases and meanings explained clearly
Easy-to-understand explanations written using the 3000-word defining vocabulary
Use the Oxford 3000 keyword entries to learn the most important words in English
Look up over 57,000 synonyms and opposites
Learn words in their natural context with over 83,000 collocations (words that go together) highlighted
Find the Academic Word List words easily – they are all labelled
Notes give extra help in difficult areas, for example the differences between similar words, tricky points of grammar, or British and American usage
Find information about British and American culture
1000 new words and meanings keep you up-to-date with today's vocabulary and usage
1300 words illustrated in groups build your topic vocabulary. You can enlarge and explore the illustrations.
Access over 95,000 extra example sentences
Study all verb forms, and word origins
In response to user feedback, we have fixed an error with the Look Up function.
Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary (com.slovoed.oxford.ald) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com.
The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary 8.5.275.
Operating System: Mac
Minimum OS version: 10.7
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