Webster’s College Dictionary

Webster’s College Dictionary

By MobiSystems, Inc.

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2011-07-21
  • Current Version: 10.0.12
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 113.06 MB
  • Developer: MobiSystems, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5567
From 194 Ratings


Webster's New World® College Dictionary is the most useful and authoritative dictionary you can own. More than 4,700 entries and senses have been added, including terms from the areas of arts, sports, science, medicine, food, business, law, politics, computers and the Internet. Thousands of revisions have been made to existing senses, to reflect current usage. About 12,000 Americanisms have been included to extensively cover the words, phrases, and senses first used in the United States. This dictionary features advanced word definitions, complimented with abundant synonym notes, full-page tables and charts, drawings and authoritative guidance on usage and style points, all well-organized in a clear and accessible style. * Clear, readable definitions that provide instant understanding * More than 160,000 entries with abundant synonym notes, full-page tables and charts, and authoritative guidance on usage and style points * Over 800 illustrations, biographical photographs and maps * 12,000 specially identified Americanisms * 4,700 terms from the areas of arts and sports, science and medicine, computers and the Internet, food, business, politics and law * Thousands of well-revised examples of current word usage Webster's New World ® College Dictionary, 5th edition is selected by leading newspapers as their official dictionary of choice. It is a favorite of newsrooms and copy editors nationwide and it is the official dictionary of The Associated Press Stylebook. LATEST APP UPDАТES:  • Learn in style with any of the four colorful new themes – The colorful layout will turn your learning experience into an enjoyable routine. Customize your dictionary and benefit from the cheerful mood your favorite color brings you.  • Dive right into the intricacies of the language - With new and convenient Home page, sleeker and more intuitive visual layout, as well as innovations in the speed of searches, you can get to the desired entry faster than ever.   SEARCH TOOLS - quickly find words with the clear, functional, and easy-to-use interface. Designed to provide the most comprehensive search experience, the dictionary combines several search tools to match or predict what are you looking for, including:  • Search autocomplete helps you find words quickly by displaying predictions as you type.  • Keyword lookup allows you to search within compound words and phrases.  • Camera search looks up words in the camera viewfinder and displays results in seconds.  • Voice search helps you find an entry when you don’t know how a word is spelled. Looking for a specific word but don't know how it's spelled? We've got you covered with our automatic ‘Fuzzy filter’ to correct word spelling, as well as ‘Wild card’ ('*' or '?') to replace a letter or entire parts of a word. LEARNING TOOLS - engaging features that help you further enhance your vocabulary. Designed to give you freedom to structure your studies, the dictionary combines several learning tools to help you be more organized, including:  • ‘Favorites’ that allow you to create custom folders with lists of words.  • Recent list which helps you to easily review looked-up words.  • Swipe-to-delete functionality in the Recent and Favorites menus.  • Word-of-the-day option to teach you a new word every day. Feel excited by the new word or definition you just learned? Share your discovery with friends on social media, email or any other option available on your device.



  • Stop with the five star rating requests

    By barcelu
    I’m giving this 5 stars so hopefully it will stop interrupting my use of the app with these contralto annoying requests for a 5 star rating. You can rely on the assumption that most or all 5 star ratings are here for the same reason. The dictionary is useful but nothing to rave about. Collins has deeper and more comprehensive meanings than this.
  • Really Good Dictionary, Just Shy of Exceptional

    By djmiz13
    I am a word nerd, and consult no fewer than 3 (American Heritage, Webster’s, and Oxford’s) dictionaries and/or thesauruses searching for the perfect word in almost anything/everything I write—be it entries in my journal, letters/emails I write to friends/classmates/clients/opposing counsel, homework assignments in my MBA classes, or legal filings in cases for clients of my law firm. Webster’s (both it’s college dictionary and thesaurus) is my one of 2 backup dictionaries I consult when either: i cannot find a word in my favorite “go-to” dictionaries (AHD5 and Roget’s Thesaurus), or I want to compare/double check or better understand different uses or meaning for words and definitions I lookup in my American Heritage dictionary(ies). Many times Webster’s definitions and examples add something to my understanding of words i lookup in American Heritage. Consistently, however, American Heritage provides more comprehensive definitions and examples for words and usage than those Webster’s provides. Also, it my experience that almost every word in Webster’s is also in American Heritage, but that isn’t a two-way street—American Heritage includes a significant number of words and definitions that Webster’s does not. Finally, Webster’s user interface is nowhere near as flexible, helpful, or attractive as American Heritage. Whereas Webster’s has a cartoonish look and feel that does not remotely resemble the physical version the same dictionary, American Heritage’s app not only very closely approximates the look and feel of the corresponding physical dictionary, the American Heritage app actually offers many enhancements to the physical version that make the app just as comprehensive but easier and more preferable to use—it is actually a viable substitute for the hard copy. In sum, I like Webster’s dictionary app and appreciate the convenience of having an electronic version of its corresponding hard copy. But, absent significant revisions and improvement to the app, it will always be a backup dictionary for American Heritage’s more comprehensive, more functional, and easier to use AHD5 app. And, if I had to choose just one dictionary to use on ny electronic devices, it definitely would not be Webster’s.
  • Thorough.

    By frsalomon
  • os30

    By os30
    from print to app
  • Recommended for Comp II class

    By merissawilliams
    Love this! Was recommended it by my professor
  • Glad to have a true Webster’s dictionary

    By Dale Yates
    A solid app. The bonus is that it is Webster’s New World. All I would change is to auto-highlight the search field so when I click on it to type the next search, it immediately replaces my old entry. Also, I wish it handled phonetic searches better. However, most dictionaries and spellcheckers seem incapable of processing phonetic searches well. Seems counter to the intent, though.
  • Great Dictionary

    By Jazzy-JK
    Always up to date. Only negative is lack of etymologies.
  • It’s a dictionary

    By Mike C.........
    It defines things.
  • Annoying Pop-ups

    By Eilif the Lost
    The software is not bad and performs OK, but One Star for continually soliciting a five-star review with in-your-face pop-ups. The dictionary itself is one I have been using for many years and is an excellent alternative to Mirriam-Webster.
  • Ted44

    By Tedsal
    Full dictionary and reference. Perfect for my needs. 😊