Dictionary.com - Dictionary & Thesaurus - Free

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Description of App: 

The free Dictionary.com app delivers trusted reference content from Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com. NO INTERNET CONNECTION IS NEEDED TO SEARCH WORDS. The app includes nearly 2,000,000 words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms. It also features audio pronunciation, voice-to-text search and Dictionary.com’s popular Word of the Day and The Hot Word blog.

  • Named as a top 10 app in the App Store’s High School Survival Guide
  • Voted best app for college students - US News & World Report
  • Recognized as a top 10 Back-to-School iPhone App – Time Magazine

Features:

  • Dictionary and Thesaurus
  • Nearly 1,000,000 words and definitions in our Dictionary
  • More than 90,000 synonyms and antonyms in our Thesaurus
  • Alphabetical indexing
  • Spelling suggestions
  • Phonetic and audio pronunciation
  • Example sentences
  • Non-standard uses
  • Word origin and history
  • Daily content, including Word of the Day and our new Hot Word blog
  • Voice-to-Text search (for the most accurate results, please enunciate clearly and speak slowly) 
  • Favorite words list
  • Custom backgrounds
  • Shake device to see a randomly-selected word
  • No Internet connection required for Dictionary and Thesaurus word look-ups
  • Internet connection required for daily content, voice-to-text search, audio pronunciation and spelling suggestions

**Tip: To turn off the Word of the Day notifications go to More > Settings > Notifications and tap Off.**

**For an ad-free experience, search for Dictionary.com - Dictionary & Thesaurus - No Ads in the App Store.**

Version: 

3.5

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone 4

Accessibility Comments: 

Swiping doesn't move you easily around the definitions. It's a very cluttered interface with lots of carelessly labeled buttons.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Few buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

Other Comments: 

I wanted to like this, but I just can't. At 50+ MB, it's a memory hog and drives like a tank. The word of the day alert comes out in landscape mode which is just silly. the interface is messy. It's certainly usable: just ugly! I deleted it after a while: not worth the fuss it causes.