Oxford Collocations Dictionary for students of English - iOS app

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Oxford Collocations Dictionary for students of English - iOS app

A corpus-based dictionary which shows the most frequently used word combinations in British and American English.

Format: iOS App

The Oxford Collocations Dictionary shows which words work together. It helps students express their ideas naturally and convincingly. Particularly useful for academic and report writing.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-441937-6

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Key features

  • 250,000 word combinations, 9000 nouns, verb and adjective collocations
  • 75,000 examples showing how collocations are used.
  • 25 usage notes on collocations shared by words such as seasons, currencies, and language.
  • 17 topic lists - grouping words in useful subject groups, such as business, clothes and food - which students can edit.
  • Students can create and edit their very own lists of words.
  • Pop-up definition and spoken pronunciation for every word in the dictionary.


The Oxford Collocations Dictionary helps students produce more natural sounding English. The dictionary improves students' accuracy by showing them the words that work together in both British and American English. Using the dictionary develops a better awareness of which words combine and how, helping students express their ideas naturally and convincingly.

Accordingly, the dictionary is an essential tool for improving students' writing, and is highly recommended for students preparing for the Cambridge ESOL First Certificate or Proficiency Exam, IELTS, or studying other subjects in English which require writing in English e.g. reports for a science subject, economics.

How to use The Oxford Collocations Dictionary
  • Students look up a word to find the words which are commonly used with it, i.e. its collocations.
  • The collocations are listed with the word and are grouped by part of speech (e.g. all the verbs that collocate with the entry are listed together).
  • If students are unfamiliar with a word they can tap it and get a pop-up definition and its pronunciation.
  • Students can create their own list of words and add the words to those, or they can add them to the 17 pre-loaded topic lists, such as business, which they can edit.

System requirements

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.