After coming across new words, there will be an urge inside everyone to know the meaning of it. This is where we feel the significance of an offline dictionary. Below are three best offline android dictionary apps that are top rated, rated 4.5 and more in Google Play.
According to my inspection, Merriam-Webster Dictionary is the best offline dictionary for android. The merit I saw in Merriam-Webster was its fast loading. Unlike other offline dictionaries, it takes only a fraction of a second to fully load this application. In addition to the basic dictionary feature this app also offers voice search which of course requires a working internet connection. Along with the meaning of the word it also gives its synonyms, antonyms, example sentences, origin, audio pronunciations(requires internet), etc.
Merriam-Webster dictionary app does not require an active internet connection to view the definitions or thesaurus. It works offline. The other features include ‘Word of the Day’ that helps you learn a new word with its usage every day, ‘Favourites’ that creates a list of your special, hand picked words and ‘Recent History’ that keeps track of your past queries. ‘Scrolling Index’ is a feature specially designed for tablets. It lets you browse the entire dictionary.
Merriam-Webster is a leading American company with more than 150 years of service in the language information field. Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary published by the company is one among the best-selling books in American history. All Merriam-Webster products and services are backed by a large team of professional dictionary editors and writers in America, which uplifts the quality of the dictionary app.
The free version of this app is supported by ads. To get rid of ads, you should go for a premium version that offers more features. The full version includes over 1000 graphical illustrations, and over 20,000 additional entries covering people, places, and foreign terms. It includes Biographic and Geographic entries,and Foreign words and phrases used in English.
Word web is another free offline dictionary and thesaurus with synonyms, related words, search, etc. It also has features similar to Merriam-webster except voice search. Word web has comparatively larger loading speed. The advantage of this app is, the user interface is attractive and the app is ad free.
The word web database includes 285,000 words, phrases and derived forms, word sense definitions, over 70,000 usage examples, about 85,000 text pronunciations and similiar, related words.Word web supports American, British, Australian and international English.
Like Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word web also has a premium version viz ‘WordWeb Audio Dictionary’ that additionally supports audio. About 70,000 audio pronunciations are included in this format. Once installed, no internet connection is required for audio pronunciations to work. The only demerit is, it takes 280MB of your SD card memory space.
Dictionary.com ‘s offline app is also in this list where it provides over 2,000,000 definitions and synonyms from Dictionary.com & Thesaurus.com. It has been listed as one among top 100 android apps by CNET. It also includes voice search, audio pronunciations, word origin, spelling correction, favourite words, abbreviations, acronyms, etc. Initially, it takes some time for this app to download the offline data. This is the only difficulty you will encounter with. Dictionary.com – Offline app is rated 5/5 stars by over 2.5 lakh android users and at an average 4.6/5 in Google Play.