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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

"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

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• PC Magazine's Top 100 Websites of the Year
• Tech & Learning Award of Excellence
• Webby Awards: Official Honoree in Education

Vocabulary.com App Description & Overview

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

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Vocabulary.com Reviews


Buyer beware  chopemdown  1 star

Not for adult native English speakers. Wanted to expand my vocabulary but hugely disappointed by the difficulty level. Let’s just say I was looking for Shakespeare and found myself in elementary school. at the grade school level. The description doesn’t advertise this anywhere and I’m not sure why the reviewers don’t mention the intended audience in any of the ‘top rated’ comments. Do not buy unless you want to learn the meaning of words like, “perfect.” How do I get a refund? PS: registration with an email account is required. Also the developers haven’t optimized it for iOS X phones.


A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!! 📓📕📒📔📗📘📙📚  Cc0211  5 star

Omg! This game is awesome! It is fun in the competitive and points aspect, but educational in the way of the new words. The app is beneficent and so worth the money. I would highly recommend this to all teachers, and if you don’t have a school subscription I would inform your teacher on this site so they can utilize its educational value. In this game, you basically get a quiz and answer with spelling and definitions, and if you get it right at the first time you receive a certain amount of points. You get ranks based of the amount of points you have and also get put on school, class, district, and overall leaderboards. You definitely should invest in this app. My 6th grade class uses this, and all of my friends compete with me and each other. I am happy because I am up 30,000 points. You really need to get this.


Great - fun - productive  vnessa97  5 star

The only app I actually use.


5 stars  Lileddie2003  5 star

Not bad I actually like and it's worth 3$


Great app  AzzurroDino81  5 star

Great app. Helps you improve your vocabulary by giving you easy to understand definitions and clear examples. Recommended.


No  Kwakuus  1 star

Hasn’t helped my vocab at all


helpful!!  Unirater  5 star

this aids me with my schoolwork and essay writing as a high schooler. it’s one of the only apps that I use on my phone and it’s definitely worth buying.


Dopest app around  Bigboyn8  5 star

You can look words up, add those words to a master list, and then get quizzed on them until you thoroughly get what the word means. Very dope app.


Highly recommendable  MUSLIM STRONG  5 star

Great way too improve your vocabulary !!!

Boba girl

A must for anyone prepping for the GRE  Boba girl  5 star

This app really does deliver fast results when looking up words. Love that you can quiz yourself on word comprehension-- it's exciting to high five yourself when you realize you are actually learning and understanding the words in context to the statements provided. Best part, sentences pulled from current news articles/opinion pieces that include the word you are looking up, is where I truly learn how to comprehend the words I'm wanting learning.

Benson's Dad

Words Fail Me  Benson's Dad  5 star

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. Almost excellent 😀  joshwaad  4 star

Great. Only grievance would be the repetition of words, but this does make them well embedded in the brain pan


Great app  Grace1001200468//  5 star

Simple definitions and examples.


Great!  Kgrenstk  5 star

Love it


Not fully compatible with the new 10.5 inch model.  Yemuel  3 star

It used to work nicely on my old iPad mini. However, it doesn't support the resolution of my new 10.5 inch model that the whole app is a bit blurry. Please release an update to this great app. Thanks.

Perth Kan

So many bugs to fix  Perth Kan  3 star

So many bugs to fix


Good app  eric_aiolos  5 star

Easy to use. Good app.


Absolutely awesome app for all english learners  Shylu9866  4 star

One of the best resources available online and worth every penny spent on this purchase. Great app for all ages to learn learn vocabulary in an interesting way:)


Not fully functional  Reza-Shadmani  1 star

The Start Learning option does not work for many words! They should have noted that in description! What does it mean seriously?


Thanks Vocab.com  Sunshinydays  5 star

I think Vocab.com is a extremely helpful app for people with low knowledge of definitions, like me. This app has already given me a really big advantage to extend knowledge of definitions to a higher level. Thx 😄👍🏻 P.S I am only 10 years old


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A most useful app  Mandingo1234098  5 star

Use this everyday. It definitely helps me learn a broader vocabulary.


Perfectly Fit to the needs of a Learner  MinieeAnk  5 star

This App works Great and its fun to learn words with challenging quizzes. Easy to make list and learn at your pace.


Impressive!  Brandon3241  5 star

I downloaded this application about five days prior to providing a reviewing of its efficacy and it has certainly risen to my top 5 list of most valuable applications to have. I speak candidly when I say that my vocabulary has increased exponentially since my first use and continues to grow accordingly. If you are looking to expand your vocabulary you have found the most appropriate approach to do so as this app would be the most apt tool for the job. Enjoy. My review Before this app: Awesome app Def did what I needed it too would have spent more if asked!

Viktor Hellsing

Not good enough  Viktor Hellsing  4 star

Cannot tap the words to search


Easy to use and fun vocab builder  Pinkiewithoutpie  5 star

I use vocabulary.com more than any other dictionary, and since downloading the app have been trying to replace some of my excessive social media browsing time with the "play" feature. I'm proud to say it's working, and that my vocabulary pool has been steadily increasing. Love love love this app.


Great learning tool  Silent_ninja37  5 star

Simple, efficient, fun. It does exactly what it says it does. Has been a great tool to expand my vocabulary as well as improve my usage of language.


Perfect app!  vitcc1010  5 star

I like it because its easy and it challenges me in a way that i want to learn a bit more every day!


So useful!  Ozzie1996  5 star

I love this app and I've learned tons of words from this app! Worth our money. One thing should be added in this app: Spelling Bee. Would be appreciated if you add in this app. Thank you.

Stephy Buonaugurio

Love it  Stephy Buonaugurio  5 star

Highly recommend!


Best vocabulary trainer  rhap.sodist  4 star

I give the website and concept behind all of this five stars. It was exactly what I was looking for and helps me create certain lists with words I don't use everyday but want to learn. The app though only gets four stars, and that's simply because you cannot edit your own lists or add words to t. It works on the webpage, but not in the app. And his is tedious. If read a new word I'd like to study, then I don't want to have to start up my computer every time, just to be able to make that one entry. It would be more convenient to have a similar function in the app. But apart from that the app is great!

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