Top 5 Best Dictionary Android Apps for School/College Students

A dictionary is a very important tool in a student’s life. A student needs a dictionary for finding the meanings of words so they need to purchase it from stationary shops, but now it’s a digital world. We don’t need to purchase a dictionary from a shop, we can simply use dictionary apps on our mobile phone, tablets etc.

These are quite better than classical dictionaries, as you can search for any words just by typing in the search bar. Some of dictionary apps gives you “word of the day” so everyday you will learn something new. There are thousands of dictionary apps are available on PlayStore but I prepared a list of 5 Best dictionary apps.

Top 5 Dictionary Apps

1. is one of the most popular dictionary apps. It has a ton of features, including :

  • word of the day,
  • audio pronunciations,
  • a translator for over 30 languages,
  • the word origins.

You can also buy additional dictionaries as in-app purchases. They include :

  • a slang dictionary,
  • idioms,
  • phrases, and
  • a medical dictionary.

However, it does play fast and loose with permissions. That has chased some of the more security conscious away. Otherwise, it’s a solid app.

2. Dictionary Linguee


Dictionary Linguee is one of the newer free dictionary apps. It have cross-language translations and definitions. It supports English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, and dozens other languages. You can also search by typing words in search bar. This app provide you audio pronunciations, example sentences etc.

3. Merriam-Webster


Merriam-Webster is a very useful and most popular American dictionary. This app is free of cost and supported by ads. This dictionary don’t need any internet connection for meanings, audio pronunciations & voice search. Here are main features are :

  • Voice Search
  • Word of the Day
  • Integrated Thesaurus
  • Example Sentences
  • Quick Definitions
  • Audio Pronunciations(non-robotic)
  • Favorite Words and
  • Search History

4. Oxford English Dictionary


Oxford English Dictionary is also a good dictionary app for students. The best thing is that it is free of cost. Here are some good features :

  • Search Autocomplete : As soon as you start typing, it starts predicting about what you’re searching.
  • Keyword lookup allows you to search within compound words and phrases

  • Camera search looks up words in the camera viewfinder and displays results in seconds

  • Voice Search
  • Share with friends : Directly share any word meaning from the installed apps on your phone (Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp etc.)

5. U-Dictionary


Google Play’s Best Self-Improvement App & Best App of 2016!

U-Dictionary is the last but not the least, it’s also a good dictionary app. Here are the features :

  • Copy to Translate: Copy any word or sentence while browsing, messaging, or reading news, to get meaning instantaneously.
  • Quick Translate
  • Offline Dictionary
  • Word of the day
  • Upto 14 Display Languages
  • Word Pronunciations
  • Example Sentences
  • Voice Search
  • Favourite Words

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