Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary iOS App

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary iOS App

The world's best-selling advanced-level dictionary for learners of English

Ninth Edition

Format: iOS App

OALD is the world's best-selling advanced learner's dictionary. Over 100 million English language learners use it to understand what words mean, learn how to say them, and know how to use them.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-479889-1

The Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, or OALD, is recommended by teachers and students because it defines words in language students understand, gives useful example sentences, and includes the tools learners need to succeed in English.

It has over 100 million users worldwide and is the world's best-selling advanced learner's dictionary.

Educational discount pricing

K12 schools, college bookstores, and other educational institutions with an Oxford account will receive an educational discount when placing their order through our Customer Service department.

Please call Customer Service at 800-542-2442 (8am - 6pm EST, Monday to Friday). You need an Oxford account to receive the discounted price.

Our discounted price list (PDF)

Key features

  • The latest OALD app has a new design, new content and new functionality
  • Expand your vocabulary and develop more natural sounding English
  • Practise and improve your pronunciation (record yourself and play it back!)
  • Search quickly and easily
  • Create your own folders of entries
  • Try 100 entries from the OALD app for free!
    You can download a free sample of app. This will give you 100 sample entries from the new 9th edition. You will not be able to cross-reference from these entries to other words that are in the full dictionary. To have access to the full dictionary you will need to buy it via in-app purchase.


With the new OALD9 iOS app, you can...

Expand your vocabulary and develop more natural sounding English
  • Over 185,000 words, phrases, and meanings, including 900 new words and meanings.
  • Usage notes to help you produce more natural sounding English, e.g. Is it borrow or lend? The 'Which word?' note explains.
  • Pre-loaded topic folders - learn lists of related vocabulary.
  • Learn the Oxford 3000 - the most important words to know in English.
  • Learn synonyms, collocations (words which go together) and everyday expressions.
Get added listening practice and improve your pronunciation
  • Listen to real voice audio for words and example sentences, in both British and American accents.
  • Practise pronunciation - listen to the real voice audio, record yourself and then play it back to compare.
Find exactly what you want quickly and easily
  • Full text search - find your word in any idiom, phrasal verb, or example sentence in the dictionary.
  • Look up words directly from popular apps, such as Safari.
Make OALD yours
  • Create, edit and export folders of your favourite entries.

System requirements

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.