American Heritage® Dictionary by Enfour, Inc. (Universal)
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Released: Mar 11, 2019
Version: 10.1
Size: 564 MB
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American Heritage® Dictionary

Enfour, Inc.
The entire 2,074 page, 7.5 pound dictionary with its nearly 300,000 terms –plus 64 thousand recorded sound files by native speakers -all available instantly at your fingertips.

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"In the battle of the Big Three dictionaries, American Heritage® stands out on iPhone" (4 mice)
— MacWorld
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More than 33,000 written examples, totaling 4,222,000 words, makes this largest mobile dictionary on ANY platform
The indexes alone are larger than most brand-name dictionaries. Even without the sound files, AHD would still be the largest dictionary in the AppStore.

Main Features:
● the entire text of this best selling book
● complete front matter and appendices
● three-way cross-referencing search
● real-time progressive look-up
● wildcard pattern searches (with * ?)
● spelling suggestion dictionary included
● internal hyperlinking & supports copy/paste
● pop-up pronunciation symbols chart
● IPA pronunciation symbol conversion
● etymology (word history) with root links
● professionally recorded sound files
● zoomable graphics
● unique two-way external application interaction
— first iPhone dictionary with external linking and now most advanced!
● 3D Touch support
● DarkMode support
● iPad multi-screen and Drag & Drop
● iPhone 12 support
● bookmarks with editable notations
● automatic search history
● complete offline use - no Internet connection

The renowned American Heritage® Usage Panel, a group of more than 200 distinguished writers, scholars, and scientists, offers advice on problems of grammar and style; engaging notes explain word histories and clarify differences among synonyms; thousands of quotations and example sentences show words in context; and elegant definitions are enhanced by numerous full-color photographs, drawings, and maps, making this one of the most complete reference tool available on any mobile platform.

Reviews for the application:

"As apps go, only Enfour’s American Heritage® Dictionary stands out for its graphic appeal and functionality. Although I was pleased to have so much lexical firepower in such a compact form, I was annoyed at how poorly the other dictionaries present on the platform." (4 mice)
— MacWorld

Editor's Choice. ranking = "Great"
— MacLife

Reviews of the print version:

"The Best Dictionary...Designed to appeal to the eye as well as the mind, it is notable for its imaginative illustrations....This is a great family dictionary, and ideal for schoolrooms."
— The Courier Journal

"This dictionary, now in its fourth edition, makes it fun to look up definitions of words....This up-to-date and eminently useful dictionary features a fabulous full-color design that quickly and effectively guides users to the information they seek."
— Library Journal

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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
http://www.hmco.com

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Powered by Enfour's "UniDict® Engine 10"

—thesaurus links work with these products:
"Roget's II: New Thesaurus"
"Companion Thesaurus"
"Companion Synonyms"
and many more

What's new in version 10.1
A new "Today" Widget now allows for selecting from various word lists.
The new "AHD Broadcast" allows searching in real-time in iPad split windows or second screens.
Large dictionary lists in the Link Menu now scroll.
Fixes display for newer iPhones and some iPads.
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Good
  • + American Heritage® Dictionary is a highly rated app (4-star).
  • + It is currently 28% off its regular price.
  • + The app is also at the lowest price we've seen.
  • + American Heritage® Dictionary is currently ranked #292 in paid Reference apps for iPad.
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