Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English - 5th Edition (LDOCE5)

For Advanced Learners

Longman's flagship learner’s dictionary, fully updated in 2009, is now available as an iOS devices application. Improve your fluency in English with the most up-to-date learner's dictionary at your fingertips.


Now with integrated Thesaurus and Collocations Dictionary.

Dictionary details:

  • 230,000 words, phrases and meanings - more than any other learner's dictionary
  • 165,000 examples based on real, natural English from the Longman Corpus Network
  • Clear definitions written using only 2,000 common words.
  • The top 3,000 most frequent words in spoken and written English are highlighted
  • Register Notes focus on the differences between spoken and written English.
  • The Academic Word List is highlighted to help you improve your essays and presentations.
  • Grammar and warning notes ensure that you avoid the most common errors.
  • Integrated Collocations Dictionary. Over 80,000 collocations will improve your fluency.
  • Integrated Thesaurus. Over 20,000 synonyms, antonyms and related words will improve your vocabulary range.


  • 88,000 recorded sound files for example sentences (via an external link due to size)
  • Over 19GB of sound!
  • Making this the largest resource of English available for any mobile platform.

This iPhone version also includes:

  • natural English pronunciation for all headwords in British and American English
  • hyperlinking internally to appendices and between dictionary and thesaurus
  • full content of the print dictionary PLUS additional collocations and synonyms
  • book mark facility
  • progressive look-up for quick searching
  • zoomable illustrations and photos

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