Writing is an inevitable part of everyone’s lives, be it a simple text message, a mail, or an essay; we all have to deal with it. While most of us rely on google to search for the perfect word, it is better to keep one of these best Thesaurus apps for iPhone and iPad handy for perfection and precision in your writing. For those who have no clue what thesaurus is, let me tell you that thesaurus is a kind of word reference book with all the synonyms and antonyms for each particular word.
Using a thesaurus does a great deal in increasing your vocabulary. While a dictionary app will help you know the meaning, origin, and pronunciation of a word, the thesaurus app will help you out with a word that best fits the sentence.
With the highest ranking in the app store, the Dictionary app is a fully loaded dictionary and thesaurus app which allows you to access it offline as well. This app includes definitions and synonyms from the globally renowned dictionaries and thesauruses Webster, American Heritage, and Roget’s thesaurus.
The app offers free offline access to several other features like idioms, proverbs, medical dictionary along with dozens of translation options and a dictionary for millennial lingo as well. If you are looking for vocabulary building, then this is the best app for you.
Price: Free (Subscription – $1.99)
2. Merriam-Webster Dictionary
America’s most respected and useful dictionary and thesaurus book for words also have an iOS app for our convenience. I remember very clearly that we were made to refer to the Webster dictionary in school. And I think every one of us has referred to the Webster Dictionary at least once in their lives.
Do I have to say that this app has a very exhaustive list of words along with its definitions, meanings, synonyms, antonyms, and a lot more? It is a universal app along with word of the day and sentence construction examples. Webster has been a reliable dictionary for many years and continues to be that still.
Price: Free (Subscription – $1.99)
3. Advanced Dictionary & Thesaurus
With new words added in our vocabularies every day, this app has the best and most comprehensive words of English Language. This app indeed consists of each and every element that is needed in a dictionary and thesaurus app and soo much more. Along with definitions, synonyms, and antonyms, the app also has a complete selection of hypernyms, hyponyms, and meronyms.
Advanced Dictionary app has definitions of over 140,000 with more than 250,000 links and 1.4 million words. Along with the various forms of words, the app also has a massive database of examples and illustrations of how a particular word can be used in a sentence formation and how it is to be constructed and collated.
Price: Free (Subscription – $0.99)
4. English Thesaurus
With comprehensive word selection and easy search options, this thesaurus app for iPhone should be your go-to app for words. Build your vocabulary and find the perfect words for your assignment with this app and impress your peers with your words. The app offers one of the largest collections of synonyms and antonyms along with their pronunciations.
It features not only single terms but phrases and complete colloquial proverbs. The proverbs are accompanied by spell checkers and terminologies for professional writers. The app comes loaded with over 1,767,000 synonyms and 361,000 antonyms, ranging from 349,000+ English words with 25,000+ pictures for visual references.
5. Concise Oxford Dictionary
Did you really think that we will be speaking about dictionary and thesaurus apps without including Oxford in our list? Certainly not, the Oxford dictionary is like Steve Jobs for the vocabulary word. Just like Apple Inc., is incomplete without the contribution of Steve Jobs, the world of the English language is incomplete without an Oxford dictionary.
The Concise Oxford Dictionary app is the most comprehensive dictionary apps that are available for iPhones and iPads. It has pronunciations of various words in American and British accent along with a few other modifications. You can learn the synonyms and definitions of words by pointing your camera towards the word and letting the viewfinder do its job. I won’t be lying if I would say that I am slightly inclined towards this app in this list of apps.
6. WordWeb Dictionary
With over 285,000 words, phrases and derived forms, 225,000-word sense definitions, 70,000 usage examples and 85,000 text pronunciations, the WordWeb Thesaurus app for iPhones is simply one of the best out there. With the WordWeb app, you are sure to leave a very positive and impressive impression.
The massive database of words that this app has is beneficial when you are writing formal messages and emails or writing an essay. The app also supports a speed check and suggests the correct use of homophones. And, also it is handy for people preparing for spell bee as it has detailed origin and history of the words along with their alternatives and opposites.
Dictionary.com is the leading free English dictionary app for iPhone – with over 2,000,000 trusted definitions and synonyms, the Dictionary.com app is designed and optimized for your iPhone. If you wish to access the dictionary and thesaurus offline, then you could do so by downloading the offline version of the app as well.
Word of the day, audio pronunciations, voice search, word trends, grammar tips, etc. are few of the many features this app comes with. You could also test your vocabulary with the quiz feature, you just have to take up a quiz, and the app will access how excellent or bad your vocabulary is.
Price: Free (Subscription Starts – $0.99 to $3.99)
Came across a fascinating new word while reading an English classic? Writing an article & looking for a more sophisticated synonym for a rather simple word? Stuck on your crossword puzzle? Dictionary is here with all the answers! The app offers you word alternatives along with spell checks and definitions and so much more.
This app has a very easy to use User Interface, which makes this app all the more functional to use. There are about 147,000 words with appropriate word alternatives, antonyms, origins and meanings. You can also save and bookmark the words you find interesting or the ones that you use the most.
9. Oxford Learner’s Thesaurus
Another one of the Oxford dictionaries is featured in this list, and it comes as no surprise that it is. Apart from the price point that sets the two apps apart; functionally, both the apps are entirely different. While the Concise Oxford Dictionary is a 360°thesausurs app for beginners (just as the name suggests).
Understand the differences between similar words in written and spoken English and find the right words to say exactly what you mean. Make this app your primary app to improve your command and vocabulary of the language. Each and every word has a wide range of 3-10 synonyms that you could use according to the sentence formation. Not only that, but you could also refer to the example sentences given below each and every synonym to understand how to use that word in a sentence.
10. Pocket Thesaurus
This mini version of the Thesaurus app comes in handy for people who don’t have to write exhaustively. With over 90,000 commonly used words, the app ensures that you are not confused with difficult and heavy word forms of simpler words. It is the smallest offline dictionary on the App Store without any online dependency.
Supports the all-new iOS 13 feature of the dark theme, which I believe is very exciting. It also supports the advanced feature of crossword search, bookmarking, sharing, etc.
Well, that was our list of top 10 Thesaurus apps for iPhone and iPad. Do let us know in the comments below if any of these apps is amongst your favorites.
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