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Dictionary Apps

Brick-and-mortar dictionaries have always proven themselves as invaluable resources, albeit extremely bulky and often inconvenient to utilize when they’re needed most. The web has resolved that problem, with world renowned dictionaries such as Merriam-Webster providing robust online versions of their dictionaries available to be browsed by everyone.

  1. GoldenDict is an open-source dictionary program for PC computers that gives translations of words and phrases for different languages. It allows use of several popular dictionary file formats simultaneously.
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  2. Wiktionary is a multilingual, web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in 158 languages.
    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    Linguee is a new kind of dictionary app for French-English, Spanish-English and other language pairs. You will find reliable translations in the shortest time, even when you're offline.
  3. Linguistic search engine and contextualized translator. The final solution for your writing doubts! Search, compare, translate, learn and get inspired.
  4. WordReference is a free online Oxford dictionaries for Spanish, French, Italian, German and more. Conjugations, audio pronunciations and forums for your questions.
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    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    Urban Dictionary is a Web-based dictionary of slang words and phrases. Submissions are regulated by volunteer editors and rated by site visitors.
  5. Free online dictionary, thesaurus, spanish-english and medical dictionaries, audio pronunciations, Word of the Day, word games, and many more high-quality Merriam-Webster language resources.
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    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    dict.cc is not only an online dictionary translating from English and German to 21 languages. Its an attempt to create a platform where users from all over the world can share their knowledge in the field of translations.
    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows Phone
    The free Dictionary.com app delivers content from Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com, including nearly a million words and definitions and 90,000 synonyms and antonyms. No internet required!
  6. Google's dictionary extension on Google Chrome. With it, you can double-click any word to view its definition in a small pop-up bubble, or search the complete definition of any word or phrase using the address bar dictionary.
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  7. Lingoes is an easy and intuitive dictionary and text translation software. It offers lookup dictionaries, full text translation, capture word on screen, translate selected text and pronunciation of words.

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, v2.9.2, released in August 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  8. Vocabulary.com is the easiest, most intelligent way to improve your vocabulary. It combines an adaptive learning system (The Challenge) with the world’s fastest dictionary (The Dictionary) so that you can more quickly and more efficiently learn words.
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    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Microsoft Office Powerpoint
    • Android Wear
    • Kindle Fire
    Microsoft Translator is your door to a wider world. Translator apps are specially designed for all of your favorite devices to translate anything, anywhere, and anytime into 50 different languages.
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    WordWeb is an international English dictionary and thesaurus program for Microsoft Windows, iOS, Android and Mac OS X. Available for download online, the program is partly based on the WordNet database.
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