Dictionary.com: English Words

Dictionary.com: English Words for Pc

  • Category: Reference
  • Last Updated: 2018-09-06
  • Current version: 7.5.10
  • File size: 100.26 MB
  • Developer: Dictionary.com, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Dictionary.com: English Words on your Windows PC

Download Dictionary.com: English Words for Windows: Dictionary.com: English Words is an Reference App, developed by Dictionary.com, LLC. The Reference App was officially released 2009-04-07. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Dictionary.com, LLC, with the latest current version being 7.5.10 which was officially released on 2018-09-06. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 207,403 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4 out of a possible 5.

Using Dictionary.com: English Words on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Dictionary.com: English Words on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use Dictionary.com: English Words for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Dictionary.com: English Words in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Dictionary.com: English Words application icon. A window of Dictionary.com: English Words will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Dictionary.com: English Words icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Dictionary.com: English Words

Developer Description

Download the essential and most comprehensive dictionary app for dependable definitions at your fingertips. 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 mobile device. Works offline! Install the offline dictionary for access to definitions whenever you need them. In addition to the trusted reference content from Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com, this app includes: - Word of the Day – learn a new word each day and expand your vocabulary - Audio pronunciations – never mispronounce another word - Voice search – find the definitions you’re looking for anywhere, anytime - Content Collections Carousel includes Word Trends, Grammar Tips, , Slideshows, and Word of the Day - Quiz widget - test your vocabulary skills (are you prepping for the SAT?) with our Word of the Day quizzes - Word origin and history - discover etymology on even the strangest words - Favorite words and search history - customize your recently searched word list and never forget the newest words you’ve learned - English Spelling help - not sure how a word is spelled? This app will find it for you - Local look-ups - take a look at the words searched by location - Learner’s Dictionary - includes extra information about word usage for English learners - Optimized for Apple Watch! Get even more from your app with our Upgrades: - Example Sentences - Encyclopedia - Idioms and Phrases - Medical, Science, Rhyming and Slang Dictionaries - Offline Dictionary + Remove ads Or you can get all of this additional content and remove ads for one low price with our Pro App.

App Reviews

  • A wonderful tool for elementary students too.

    By JoanieJohnson
    My daughter uses this app almost everyday as a companion to reading her novels. She oftentimes comes across words she is unfamiliar with. The dictionary app provides a quick way to access words while she still holds onto her book. We also did homework together last night and the thesaurus feature was wonderfully designed so that one can search antonyms and synonyms while effortlessly switching back to the definition of the original words and newly found words. Lastly, this is a "must purchase" app. You'll experience the app best by having no interruptions. This is important especially if you want a child to use it to build vocabulary while reading independently.
  • I love it and am grateful for it.

    By Matt Steinberg
    The interface is enjoyable. I appreciate the simple themed blog posts about words. I like how you can favorite words and the easy switch to thesaurus mode. It would be cool to have fewer ads, or at least a different type of ad. Those upper corner countdown ads are irritating. As a songwriter I’m always playing with words, and not just rhyming, but syllable breakdown - lining them up with different melodic lines and rhythmic ideas. It would would be cool to markup the words within favorites - have metadata. Like be able to write “about” the words, sort and group them almost by project, and have them linked to audio and journals docs in like a google doc or another app. Thanks!
  • Politically motivated redefinitions

    By Tomcatcraner
    Skip this app and go straight to merriam Webster for unrevised and neutral definitions. I've noticed this throughout many dictionary apps. When defining certain ideological words they alter the definition to be more favorable, when defining other ideological terms they alter them to sound less favorable. Then they push words like "intersectionalsm" as the word of the day and visual word of the day and paint it in a light that presents it as truth when there is much debate about the merits and motivations of a word with such strong neo-marxist underpinnings. It appears there is an ideologically driven effort to change the definitions and meanings of words to attempt to circumvent the truth about their historical meanings and uses so as to bring the underlying ideologies into public favor and prevent dissidents of that same ideology from using the original definitions as a point of debate.

    By Deepep
    While I normally enjoy the utility of the free app, the ads are just outright RIDICULOUS. What would have been a 4 star review is now 2 stars because I will never use this app at work again. I work in an office and keep my phone on silent. I used the app to find a synonym, and as I switched from dictionary to thesaurus, an incredibly loud and obnoxious ad for a game started playing, bubble popping sounds and all. Other apps that have ads in them routinely silence the sound if my phone itself is on silent. I don’t know what’s more embarrassing, that my boss and my colleagues think I’m playing bubble popping kids’ games at my desk, or attempting to explain to my boss that I was just using a dictionary app before childish music filled the quiet office. This needs to be fixed. Until then, I will not use the app while at work, which really takes away a lot of its utility. I get that it’s a free app, but I can deal with the ads if they don’t force the volume to override my decision to silence my phone. I shouldn’t have to pay for the full version just to avoid the potential embarrassment of an obnoxious ad blaring through my phone.
  • Baby Boomer Gold

    By Judee M
    While many use this for school, from K to Infinity, I cannot express the frustration of not being able to recall the words you’ve flawlessly used for over 60 years. The Thesaurus is my golden crutch many, many times a day. I could not write a coherent and intelligent sounding document without it. My co-workers have finally figured out why I write better than I sound when I have to stop and search my brain for words that are obviously misfiled never to be found, but when I write a contract or letter, I’m the genius in the room with this app.
  • Unprofessional, unscholarly

    By Aram254
    A dictionary is supposed to be a guide and reference for scholarly and academic purposes. It’s frustrating to be in a library, (with your device on silent) looking up terms using this app, only to have it abruptly interrupt the silence with the wretched blaring of one of those trashy, obnoxious, cheap, simple-minded gambling app advertisements. I understand this app having visual advertisements in order to generate profit. However, now that I’m aware that this app will vomit out the most appalling of sounds while in use, I will be deleting this app. A dictionary, paper or electronic, is used as a reference for accurately using English vocabulary. If it’s to be used in an environment or setting reflective of its intended use (i.e. a library) why on earth would it be programmed to suddenly regurgitate such obscene and abhorrent noises?
  • Love it!

    By Mags_Mckay
    I love this app and I use it all the time! I did pay a couple dollars to remove the ads and also upgrade it so I could access everything but that was definitely worth it to me. I’m trying to improve my vocabulary and there is a “word of the day” where a random word is chosen for you to learn each day. This has really helped me and I use it daily! I highly recommend this app and if you like it, I also recommend that you spend the couple dollars to upgrade everything! Hope this was helpful to everyone!
  • Dictionary

    By G'ma5
    Having used & been quite satisfied w/this app since it first came out I was unprepared for the egregious error I saw this morning when checking on the definition/word usage for “retribution.” Seeing the word, “deserts” vs. “desserts” in the definition/explanation of the word usage for “retribution” stopped me cold! I hope “Dictionary” will make the necessary correction(s) to this entry (& any other(s) that may be necessary) & in the future check & double-check, & if necessary, triple check the entries in this invaluable tool that so many people depend upon.
  • To the person or persons writing the slideshows

    By JigokuAi
    Honestly some of these slideshow topics have been absolutely /fascinating/. I’ve read probably every one written in the last two months since I discovered them. I love that the core of them are always language based as they should be in a dictionary blog. Some of my favorites have been the recent “one of these words is not exactly like the other”, “learning to love the wine you’re with” and “words you didn’t know you’re using wrong”. Great content. I’m a big fan!
  • A Legit Review.

    By Tonyo S
    This app is simply useful. Outside of the absurb amount of ads, I have nothing negative to say. I personally have never encountered any problem while using this app and find myself using the entire app more and more as time passes, which why I am upgrading to the full version. Anyone bashing the app is probably not fundamentally stable to begin with. If you use this app for what it is, you shouldn't have any problems with researching or navigating through the app. The 4-star review is solely based on the frequency of ads and pop-ups, otherwise, 5-star app.