Dictionary.com Launches Free iPhone App
Wednesday, April 8, 2009; 3:55 AM
Dictionary.com, part of the Ask.com network, has launched a free iPhone app that delivers lets you look up definitions and synonyms from Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com, reaching into a database of more than 275,000 definitions and 80,000 synonyms. The app also features audio pronunciations, similarly spelled words and Word of the Day.
The app lets you easily access spelled words, alphabetical indexing, synonyms example sentences, non-standard uses, word origin and history. Another cool feature of the app is the ability to access definitions and synonyms offline. You can also hear pronunciations of words. The app store currently features ten dictionary apps with the Merriam-Webster Dictionary's app priced at $24.99. Dictionary.com's app.
Dictionary.com was bought by IAC-run Ask.com in July of 2008 when the conglomerate bought Lexico, the operator of Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com and Reference.com. Dictionary.com drew nearly 11.2 million unique visits in March, according to Compete. Merriam-Webster.comhad over 7 million unique visits in March.