LookUp: English dictionary by Squircle Apps LLP (Universal)
Released: May 29, 2014
Version: 8
Size: 157 MB
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LookUp: English dictionary

Squircle Apps LLP
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LookUp is an easy to use english dictionary app, with beautiful Word of the Day illustrations, and an award winning design to lookup all you want to know about about a word in a single search. It’s a great reading companion for avid readers, and a visual learning tool for kids, new English speakers, or just about anyone looking to proactively build their vocabulary.

What can you do with LookUp?
Learn new words: Everyday, we carefully curate and design beautiful illustrations for the Word of the Day, making it easier and fun to learn new words!

Organize your favorite words: Group the new word discover by your favorite books, places, authors, or just anything with Collections. You can even create Siri shortcuts for your specific collections to access them easily!

Build your Vocabulary: LookUp uses scientifically proven methods to improve your vocabulary by organising learning sessions in a timely manner allowing for vocabulary building over time.

You can also test your vocabulary by taking quizzes based on the words you save in your Collections. Quizzes are a great way to remember words or to prepare for proficiency exams. Answer the questions correctly to win trophies!

Learn it all: LookUp a word’s meaning, picture, origin, synonyms, antonyms and a wikipedia entry in a single search.

Translations: You can translate the definitions from English to more than 18 different Languages including Chinese, German, Spanish, Greek and many more!

Translations are available in: Chinese, Spanish, German, Hindi, Marathi, Portuguese, Russian, Afghan, Romanian, Greek, Tatar, Tok Pisin, Indonesian, Malay, Turkmen, Tajik, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Northern Sotho, Setswana and more coming Soon

Definitions and Translations in LookUp are powered by the Oxford English Dictionary.

LookUp on Apple Watch:
Instant Definitions: Find meanings, example sentences, origin, or wikipedia information right from your wrist. LookUp is the most comprehensive dictionary app for watchOS.

Word of the Day: Access Word of the Day from the Apple Watch app, or just add a complication for it, you can even have it delivered every morning on your Siri Watch Face.

Handoff - Glance on your watch, and take it over to your phone, iPad or Mac, for detailed information and more!

Praise for LookUp:
Webby Honoree (2021) in Education & Reference Apps Category
MacStories Update of the Year 2019
Webby Honoree (2017) for Best UX in Mobile Apps
Apple 20 Under 20 (2015)

"LookUp is far and away my favorite dictionary app I’ve used." - Macstories
"It doesn't feel like any other dictionary app for iPhone." - Beautiful Pixels

LookUp Requires Internet Connectivity to search for a word.

What's new in version 8
LookUp 8 Introduces brand new ways to build your vocabulary and organise your collections, making it a one of a kind, state of the art app for learner’s of the English language.

Introducing Learn: Learn uses scientifically proven methods to improve your vocabulary by organising learning sessions in a timely manner allowing for vocabulary building over time.

You can start learning words by tapping on the new Learn tab and picking a collection. As you start learning the words in the app, you’ll notice a progress bar move forward to indicate how far you’ve progressed in a collection to improve your vocabulary.

Learn each day to maintain your streak and improve your vocabulary in the process.

Personalise your collections with Symbols: Use symbols to personalise your collections even further. Symbols are a great way to distinguish your collections and offer further context.

Widgets: An improved and redesigned collections widget allowing you to see more relevant information in larger sizes.

Annotations: With the latest version of iPadOS users can now annotate their words by dragging a note from the bottom right edge of the screen.

Added Support for latest version of watchOS

This version of the app also includes UI and Performance Improvements across the board.
Our verdict: Good
  • + LookUp: English dictionary is a highly rated app (5-star).
  • + LookUp: English dictionary is currently ranked #11 in paid Reference apps for iPhone, as well as #18 in paid Reference apps for iPad.
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