Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English + Activator

Longman's flagship learner's dictionary ➕ PLUS the Longman Activator Thesaurus

Are you looking to increase your English vocabulary? Do you have difficulty deciding on the correct word to use in a particular situation? Then the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English PLUS Longman Activator Thesaurus is the app for you.


The ultimate learner's resource of the English language for use anywhere and anytime.

The Longman Activator Thesaurus is a thesaurus for learner’s of English – and unlike a traditional thesaurus, it provides full explanations of all words and phrases so that you truly understand the differences between them. For this reason, the Longman Activator Thesaurus has been described as “better than a thesaurus”!

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.


  • 🔊 86,000 pronunciation files
      —all headwords in both UK & US accents
    🔊 another 86,000 recorded example sentences
      —via external links due to incredible size. Over 20GB of audio!.

➕ Activator Thesaurus details:

✚ 866 keywords – basic words that you already know
✚ Over 22,000 words and phrases
  – all fully explained and illustrated with example sentences
✚ Full index for quick look-up of words or phrases
✚ Over 15,000 audio pronunciations in British and American English
✚ Full IPA phonetic transcriptions for all words and phrases
✚ Over 400 images

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