Chambers Dictionary

Chambers Dictionary

By WordWeb Software

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2009-05-18
  • Current Version: 3.62
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 60.21 MB
  • Developer: WordWeb Software
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 64 Ratings


Chambers is the single-volume international English dictionary with the widest coverage of all the riches of the English language. Clear, accurate and occasionally witty definitions, with the latest new words from science, technology and contemporary culture. This 13th Edition reflects the changes in our language, with special attention paid to new words that have emerged, new uses of old words and the most up-to-date pronunciation. The 13th Edition includes over 260,000 distinct words, compounds, phrases and derived forms. The intelligent word entry suggests possible correct spellings as you type, as well as listing words that sound the same or are often confused. Search features include: - Alphabetical listing - Spelling suggestions - Sounds-like and often-confused - Fast pattern-matching search (*, ?, vowel and consonant) - Filter search results by noun, verb, adjective, adverbs - Customize search options (case, derived forms, etc) - Anagrams There are also standard bookmark, recent word and random word features. No Internet connection is required, and it supports Split View and Slide over for use with other apps on iPad. The Chambers Dictionary is treasured by word-lovers and crossword enthusiasts for its majestic coverage of English and its tradition of sneaking in a sprinkling of light-hearted definitions. Alone among the single-volume dictionaries, it preserves a rich stock of words from our literary heritage as well as covering all the latest developments in contemporary English. Chambers Thesaurus is also available as a separate app, and can easily be cross-referenced from the dictionary. Our WordWeb, Chambers, Collins and Oxford dictionaries are also available separately for Windows and Mac desktop.



  • A must have App

    By Shahroozs2
    Very useful and I definitely recommend it to everyone
  • Superb app

    By Prince Caspian's Mouse
    Chambers has become my go-to dictionary for everyday use, both online and in print. It seems to have more entries than American Heritage, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate, or the Oxford American Dictionary, and its definitions are often simpler and almost always at least as precise. The app is easy to use, completely functional even with relatively old versions of iOS, and uncluttered by annoying pop-up ads and banners—and it's free. What's not to like? Highly recommended.
  • great dictionary

    By keskesor
    I have a large number of dictionary but this one is really unique and awesome I am not regret to buy it it deserves more the explaning of each word is really excellent,no one will be regret to but it
  • Some improvements are in order

    By LogicaEns
    For $4.99, there should be a thesaurus, audio pronunciations, voice search, and example sentences.
  • Excellent dictionary

    By StephenD~
    I've had this app for a couple of years now: it is excellent. It never comes up short when I'm looking for a word, it is beautifully designed and presented, and the pronunciation guides are top notch. I deleted OED's expensive effort after a week.
  • Be careful of spelling

    By HansG
    This is an adequate dictionary, no doubt, but care should be used with its spelling preferences. In particular, in many cases it presents the usage of a _minority_ of those for whom English is their first language as the principle spelling, which could mislead the reader.

    By BelleCBelle
    There are some word-processing functions I must use my Windows ; ( laptop for, and I keep my iPad next to me so I can use this app and the Chambers thesaurus app. This is indispensable to me, easy to use. Rare is the word that a suggestion doesn't pop up. The last one was vice versa - which I spelled "visa verses!" No wonder I had to go to the Internet for that one. Well worth the small cost.
  • Awesome

    By ACrawl2
    Fast, clean and professional. The x-reference feature with the chambers thesaurus is a great. I use it everyday and thoroughly satisfied.
  • Favorite dictionary

    By Mk DareMo
    Great work, thanks
  • What's Wrong With An Attractive and Informative Icon?

    By hartpete
    I may be petty, but I'm going to pan every app that follows John Ive's knuckledragging example and "flattens" their icon. This is not my all time favorite dictionary (and I use several regularly) but it's very close to the top of my list.