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Collins Essential English Dictionary

The Collins Essential English Dictionary offers outstanding coverage of world, regional and dialect English with over 123,000 words and 200,000 definitions.

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Version: 4.3.136 Updated: 2015-07-28 License: 30-day trial

The Collins English Dictionary is a rich source of words for everyone who loves language. Not only is the dictionary comprehensive and authoritative with its 123,000 words and 200,000 definitions, but it also offers outstanding coverage of world, regional and dialect English. Including a much wider range of words than ever before, the extensive coverage of geographical, scientific, and technical entries has been updated by the Collins team of leading academic experts.

Fully-revised language notes give advice on using the right word in the right place, and thousands of word histories trace the roots of modern English. All this has been complemented with a refreshingly clutter-free design, which is easy to use and easy on the eye, taking you straight to the information you need with the minimum of fuss. You'll discover all the latest words as they appear in the language, with the unrivaled 2.5 billion word database of Collins Word Web.

Also includes advanced search and language tools that have become the staple of quality language apps from MobiSystems.


featuring search autocomplete to help you find words quickly by displaying predictions similar to the terms you're typing. You also get enhanced search extras including:

  • A quick search of words while you type.
  • A 'fuzzy filter' for when you are not sure of the correct spelling of a word.
  • A 'keyword' search for finding key words within compound words.
  • A wild card search function ('*' or '?') which can replace a letter or entire parts of a word.
  • Download dictionary definitions locally for offline word lookup.

including a number of features that help you further enhance your vocabulary:

  • A 'Favorites' feature to create custom folders with lists of words from the extensive library, including cross-curriculum words.
  • History list to help you easily review looked-up words.
  • Discover more using the included special language notes.
  • See words in context with example sentences.
  • 'Word-of-the-day' feature with dedicated homescreen widget.

What’s new

Version: 4.3.136
  • Bug fixing