Collins English and Thesaurus

Collins English and Thesaurus


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The Collins English Dictionary 2011 Complete & Unabridged and the Collins Thesaurus of the English Language 2010 in a software bundle offering a complete language and reference solution for writing, for work, for study, because you want to express yourself well, or just for the love of words.

* Search over 500,000 English words, references and examples in this 30th anniversary edition of the Collins’ flagship dictionary.
* Let the Thesaurus help you find that tantalizing solution to tricky language clues with over 377,000 synonyms and antonyms.

Dictionary Features:

* Latest vocabulary, based upon Collins’ 2.5 billion word database
* 6,000 biographical entries
* Key expressions and example sentences
* Usage notes give advice on using the right word in the right place
* Cultural notes on life and language
* Thousands of etymologies trace the roots of modern English
* A clear design that makes this dictionary accessible and easy to use

Thesaurus Features:

* Key synonyms for each sense, offering the most helpful alternative
* Opposites provide you with another way of expressing yourself
* A wide range of Idioms and phrases included
* Related words to help you expand your vocabulary
* Cross-references
* Quotations add wit, sparkle and originality
* Illustrative examples from real English show how the entry word is used
* Usage and regional labels to help you identify areas of usage
* Extensive coverage of English as an international language
* 550 Subject word lists add an extra dimension to your vocabulary

A search tool

Featuring various search options to help you find the words you need more easily, including:
* A quick search of words while you type
* A 'fuzzy filter' for when you are not sure of the correct spelling of a word
* A 'keyword' search for finding key words within phrasal verbs
* A wild card search facility which can replace a letter or a group of letters
* A learning tool

The dictionary app includes a number of features which help you to expand your vocabulary further:
* A 'Favourites' feature allows you to create your own categories and lists of words
* Your last visited words are all saved in your 'History', so that you can quickly look back at recently checked words
* Discover a new word every day with the 'Daily' feature
* Ability to have dictionary Word of the Day as a widget on the device home screen
* See words in context with example sentences
* Online and offline modes supported; the offline mode allows you to download the whole dictionary and work independently from data connections

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Comments and ratings for Collins English and Thesaurus
  • (58 stars)

    by Adrian Ciupe on 01/06/2014

    I find this application (strangely) complementary to the Oxford English Dictionary. The latter has more grammatical information and more usage examples. This application has more entries but lacks a bit in the abovementioned facilities. Both COLLINS and OXFORD are very good but, as I said, for greater scope of reference, they should be used together. Of course, this is a language enthusiast's op

  • (58 stars)

    by Ajge B on 29/03/2014

    Very useful and informative app

  • (58 stars)

    by Rin San Jung on 23/03/2014

    You can not use this app as seeing the below error message if you will change your device. "Open failed: EACCES (permission denied)"

  • (58 stars)

    by Yikhwan Eom on 15/12/2013

    I have loved Collins paper dic for advanced learner since its way it explains words and the like. For example if I looks up the word 'love', it starts like if you love someone~~ which is way better than other similar dics. I dont know why it is different from the original one. It is not the free version or even cheap. So I believe oneday you guys do this job I have mentioned about. Thanks for it.

  • (58 stars)

    by Naeem Ahmad on 14/05/2013

    I wonder the genius who designed the current widget for all Mobile Systems products. Huge Yellow strip on every widget fails the purpose of reading content from the widget directly. Earlier, quite a chunk of information can be read just by seeing the widget. Now hardly the title and a single line can be accommodated in current widget space. Seriously, do we really need that big yellow strip instea

  • (58 stars)

    by Jeremy Monroe on 24/04/2013

    Wish it has an option for audio pronunciation of words to here how they sound at times when there are words that's uncommon. Other than that it's excellent!

  • (58 stars)

    by David Haylett on 07/04/2013

    Expensive but it works! I have tried many dictionaries but they were all unreliable. I would rate 5* if added features were available as on the other dictionaries but a working & reliable one is more important.

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