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
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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
I love you guys, but where’s the update? 4 YEARS since an update? The app looks awful, and the performance is pitiful on newer phones.
i’d give this app a 5 if i could find a way to add words to lists with my iphone. this doesn’t appear to be supported .
It quits too often that it is hardly functioning. I love the app and I love the website, but the app is too intolerable to use. Gotta update the app.
This is a vocabulary app? Where are the definitions? The app has its own watered-down, vague, incomplete, third-grade versions of definitions. I’m not nine years old. I can handle a dictionary definition. Really. The app developers could have at least included dictionary definitions in the word search tab. As of right now, if I want to learn what a word means well enough to use it in the future, I have to exit the vocabulary app and Google it. Ridiculous!
I’m not easily influenced but this app really has me excited. Very informative. 5 stars all the way!
Content is super, but the app is way old.
Great app, looks like it has become abandonware. It hangs on the login screen and it has done so for months. As is, should be removed from the App Store for its non-working condition.
This app needs an urgent update otherwise be off-shelved. Essential for every non-native speaker.
I LOVE this app!! I love how they simplify the terms and how you can play vocabulary games. I wish to work here once I graduate from college!!!!!!
No Ads 1000% better than website
I am retarded and just cannot find out how to add words to my list in any way
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
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.
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!
The function of the app is pretty stellar and it works very smoothly. The grammar and punctuation in many of the examples and questions are fraught with errors. If a dependent clause follows a conjunction subsequent to an independent clause, a comma is not needed. Just please proof read everything.
Outstandingly structured learning tool that quickly enhances and increases the learners understanding of words and its origin.
Very frustrated. Was getting it free online, everything fine but with ads, then bought the app. Nothing but issues. App is ...constipated..
Could you please add support to iphoneX ?
When it's gonna be updated?! I've just purchased the app, and don't tell me that I've made a mistake!
This is probably hands down my favorite app! It’s extremely helpful and always has the word I’m looking for. The only reason I gave it 4/5 is because if you search too many words one after another it usually freezes. Super easy fix by closing the app and it even starts right where you were and works fine after that.
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.