With its uniquely effective word learning system, the Vocabulary.com app helps you master words through a fun and addictive game. And it’s powered by the world's smartest, fastest dictionary. From the makers of the award-winning Vocabulary.com website, this app will expand your vocabulary with lightning speed!
“A positively addictive app for aspiring wordsmiths.” —Fast Company
“Vocabulary.com reveals the truth about your vocabulary skills and helps you improve.” —AppAdvice
“An addictive word-learning app... an approachable dictionary and quiz machine.” —TIME
* Featured in Best New Apps for Reference
IT’S A SCIENCE...
Vocabulary.com is a comprehensive program for lifelong learning of vocabulary, in which each activity is specially chosen for you.
• We use sophisticated algorithms to help you learn more effectively.
• We start with 120,000 questions that teach 12,000 words.
• We use the science of learning to model how you learn (and retain) new words.
• By comparing your answers to the hundreds of millions of answers given by other Vocabulary.com users, we personalize your learning experience and choose the best question for you at just the right time.
...AND IT’S A GAME
We’ve turned learning vocabulary into an addictive game. You may not even notice that you’re learning along the way.
• Accumulate points, achievements and badges.
• Compete with Vocabulary.com users from throughout the world.
Studying for an exam like the SAT, GRE, or TOEFL? We have learnable lists for you, covering everything from standardized tests to breaking news — you name it.
• Choose from one of our 50,000 ready-to-learn lists.
• Or if you see a word in the dictionary that you want to learn, just click "learn this word" and we'll teach it to you.
...OR WE CHOOSE
Don't have a specific word or list in mind? Let our adaptive learning system find the right word for you.
• Just play a few questions, and we'll pinpoint the words that are appropriate for your level.
• We won't waste your time on words that are too easy or too hard.
Like a good coach, Vocabulary.com won’t give up on you. Whether you pick the words or let us find them for you, we’ll work with you until you've mastered them.
And even after you've achieved mastery, we'll continue to reinforce what you have learned to make sure that it all stays fresh in your memory. Next thing you know, you’ll be expanding your vocabulary and improving your communication, a key to success in school and business.
FINALLY, A DICTIONARY WITH A SOUL
Our dictionary was written for humans, by humans. Look up a word, and you’ll read a friendly explanation that you'll actually remember. It’s as if your favorite teacher were explaining it to you.
We include clever usage tips and thousands of real-world example sentences that'll show you how words live in the wild and will make you more confident about using them yourself.
See a word you’d like to know better? Tap "Learn this Word" and easily add it to your learning program.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Vocabulary.com is among the quickest, and most intelligent ways for students to improve their vocabulary. Regardless of education level or age, Vocabulary.com will help master the words that are essential to academic and business success." —National Education Association
“Educators who are familiar with Vocabulary.com are impressed by the technology. It is a sign, they say, that real progress is finally being made in computer-assisted education.” —The New York Times
“Vocabulary.com could actually make speaking well cool again.” —TIME
“Vocabulary.com boasts a Web-based dashboard bristling with points, levels, progress bars and achievement bonuses, among other attractions.” —USA Today
HONORS AND AWARDS
• TIME’s 50 Best Websites of the Year
• PC Magazine's Top 100 Websites of the Year
• Tech & Learning Award of Excellence
• Webby Awards: Official Honoree in Education
The applications Vocabulary.com was published in the category Education on 2014-03-18 and was developed by Vocabulary.com. The file size is 8.27 MB. The current version is 1.0.1 and works well on 6.1 and high ios versions.
- Improved signup process
- Squashed some minor bugs
Vocabulary.com is my go-to app to look up words. I love the way they define them and some of the puns they use as well. I haven’t used the exercises to learn new vocabulary as much as I should have, but I do think, from what I’ve seen so far, it is quite beneficial. I highly recommend this app!
Great stuff, glad to have it
This app is disappointing. I managed to add on word to be learned, but it just added it to the compilation of words the app has pre-determined. I tried going back to add more words to see if that helps drown out some of the pre-determined ones, but now I can’t figure out how I added a word in the first place. I’m fairly savvy with these type of things, so its disappointing to have such a difficult time figuring out the workflow of an app.
Absolutely helpful with my vocabulary skills and I’ve been practicing ever since I got the app. Definitely worth the money!
1) cannot add words to list unlike the website 2) some words cannot be found and doesn’t have the complete definitions unlike a real dictionary Other than that, it is very good app to learn new words
My idea of this app is that you could look up a word (any word) and add it to your personal list. Apparently, you can only add words from a very short vocabulary. It would be nice if any word that has a definition could be added to your personal list - that is not extremely hard to do.
I enjoy this app everyday! It really effectively helps me to build up my vocabulary. It will be great to have a separate section in the app to learn not only words but phrases as well. It’s much easier to remember words in conjunction with other words
I have given a 1 star rating as of today simply because they don’t give you the ability to create your own list from the app. I think that would have been an obvious move from an app developer. Maybe I’m wrong and there is a way to create your own list from the app but I’m ignorant to that so far. Another simple but frustrating part of this app is that you don’t get the ability to clear a word from the search bar, instead you have to erase it by hitting backspace, this is tremendously frustrating to me. I want a refund on this app for sure. Just stick to the desktop version.
This is my favorite dictionary because I perfectly understand the meaning of any word. I can also revisit my previous searches by swiping right.
This app is excellent for learning words in a meaningful way because you get more of an explanation than a definition for each word. The words are better contextualized than in a dictionary, so you get a better grasp of how real people use words. However, the app is a little buggy, and the UI needs a little updating. I hope the developer will give this app the maintenance it deserves over time!
Useful app for learning English. I’ve encountered app freezing for few times though. Please fix it. Btw, iPhoneX user if that helps.
I'm reading a book and decided to add the words I don't know into the app, However the starting learning this word feature is not always available, sometimes if i keep re- loading it'll work but at least 25% of the time the option isn't available
You’ll enjoy practicing your English with this app
I have been playing for a good amount of time and when I pressed the play sound button to play the word, the screen bounced and I press the keyboard button and it did it again this happened twice 😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳 By anthony
The app is not free but the experience it brings about is not as good as on the website. Compare the app and the website, you’ll find out what I mean.
Awesome app, easy to use
I love this app a lot as it helps me build up my vocabulary day by day in a fun way, unlike other flash card apps. But the app hasn’t been updated for 3 years! I am afraid that one day it might not work anymore on newer iOS systems. Please keep the fun going! Thank you!
App requires you to be online or it doesn’t work at all. I got this for my daughter to play on the plane. Useless. Also requires a whole lot of unnecessary info just to log in and use.
OK, maybe they don't, since I'm writing this review. The quiz style games are easy to follow and the way they appear to the user really does help that user to remember new words. It also seemed to me that it did not take long for the app to get a feel for the user's proficiency in English. This a great educational app.
Great. Only grievance would be the repetition of words, but this does make them well embedded in the brain pan
I love this app's format for learning words! I am able to learn new words every day! I'd love to use this with my elementary students. It's revolutionary!
I’ve started hitting down words I don’t recognize and put them into the app when I have time. It feeds them back to me and tests me, and it makes sure I really have it down by giving it to me several times. I’ve already learned so much and hardly spent any time on it. And i can earn points for my school with every word I master! I’ve gotten at least three people on it already.
Why don't make it adapted to bigger screen? It just looks awkward to use the app on my iPhones 7 plus. Won't update the review until any change is made. Thanks.
This app is just as good as the website, and convenient too! It helps with vocabulary for sure. Only complaint is that you can’t access your class and assignments in your app, but nonetheless an excellent app!
Great educational app!
This app has aided me in my endeavors to bolster my vocabulary. I appreciate everything that it has offered but one: I wish that the Look Up tab would remember my search history. It's very inconvenient when I try to recollect a term I had defined in the past, but isn't there and is therefore lost. Other than that, I would recommend this app to anyone. It's absolutely wonderful! :)
I use this app all the time to look up anything I have the smallest doubts about. Using it like this I have more clarity and confidence in the way I speak and write. Plus it’s just fun :D give it a try!
The screen flashes frequently when using the app, which is really annoying. In addition, I cannot find a way to turn the sound off so it is impossible to use the app in public without random words being blurted out from my phone.
Best of English apps. Excellent. The best word learning website.
I bought this app for my English class and I can’t even see the assignments my teacher gives us. I can only see it when I log in on a browser. Unless I haven’t figured it out yet?? Send help
Just love this app. Fun way to improve language.
This is a good app for learning words. Your account info can link up with your app which is great if your own personal lists of vocabulary. Only drawback is that they don't have the spelling bee like they do on the main site. For me it was a big negative because when I'm not at home I would have liked to practiced on my phone with my own list. That's why I bought it! Please address this flaw.
This is an absolutely awesome app to build your vocabulary. You learn to spell the word, understand its meaning and how to use it!
The only advancement I can think of, would be to allow me to program in a couple chosen words, and have the App talk through the description, etymology, use and real examples of where the word is being used i.e. exactly what it is currently doing, but now through listening not reading. This will allow me to learn whilst driving or whilst doing other things that render me incapacitated to read. Hope this feedback is useful! Is there an App that can already do this?
Excellent learning tool!
The ultimate tool to expand your vocabulary. A must for any wordsmith.