Have you ever caught yourself reading a book, coming across a word, and being unable to continue reading because you feel the absolute need to know the word’s definition right now? Alternatively, you can be a writer who wants a synonym to that word you’ve used dozens of times since you started this chapter. Maybe you’re a student who keeps hearing your teacher use a word that you’ve never heard of before?
Regardless of who you are and what you’re doing, WordWeb Dictionary is here to answer your word definition needs. This app may have been available on the iTunes App store for a while now, but WordWeb Dictionary has just arrived on the Android Market.
Regarded highly for its comprehensive English dictionary and thesaurus, this app lets users view definitions of both words and phrases, complete with examples of usage, pronunciation, synonyms, sentence structures and related words online and offline.
WordWeb Dictionary also provides easy navigation between words in alphabetical order, pattern-based search, real-time suggestions, the ability to bookmark favorite words, and even integrated support for browsing Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Answers.com, and Google for more references. If you’re feeling bored, you can entertain yourself by looking through meanings of random words and bolstering your vocabulary.
When you run this app for the first time, you’ll need to download the 26 MB database file, but that’s a small price to pay for the abundance of words this app gives you access to. That’s 285,000 words, phrases and derived forms, 225,000 word sense definitions, 70,000 usage examples, 85,000 text pronunciations, and even access to synonyms, similar, and related words.
The database also covers North American, British, Australian, and International English. If those numbers aren’t impressive, the best part is that WordWeb Dictionary is free and you don’t need a connection to the Internet to have access to WordWeb Dictionary’s database. After you download it, the power of looking up words is at your fingertips.
WordWeb Dictionary also has useful functions, like intelligent word entry that suggests possible correct spellings as you type, as well as listing words that sound the same or are often confused. That’s very useful when you only remember the first few letters of a certain word but can’t recall the rest of it.
Start bolstering your vocabulary today and get WordWeb Dictionary for free from the Android Market. You’ll need Android OS v2.2 or higher to run the app.
What dictionary app do you use on your Android device?