Chances are if you’ve used teh internets before, then you’ve probably encountered Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com. If you’ve not and you can’t tell from these pretty self-explanatory URLs, these sites allow you to check the spellings, definitions of words online. Who’da thunk it eh?
Now you can access hundreds of thousands of words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms on your smartphone with the official Dictionary.com app for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry phones.
The app which features content from Thesaurus.com also features phonetic and audio pronunciations, spelling suggestions as well as a word of the day.
Today’s word of the day, for your information is, ‘Lucifugous’. It’s pronounced [loo-see-FOO-guhs] and its definition is ‘avoiding light.’ Example: “Being a vampire and therefore vulnerable to sunlight, Edward Cullen was something of a lucifugous chap.” That’s the actual given example as well. Honest.
There’s also a ‘recent’ tab which brings up a history of the words you’ve been searching for. You can thankfully clear this out if you’ve been incredibly immature and looked up a series of rude words.
The iPhone app works on devices running iPhone OS 2.2.1 or later and the Android app works on devices running Android 1.5 and above; so pretty much every iPhone and Android device out there at the moment.
Supported BlackBerry devices include ‘most models’ in the Pearl, Curve and 8800 Series ranges as well as phones like the Bold and Storm.
All iterations of the Dictionary.com app are free to download from the iTunes App Store, Android Market and BlackBerry App World respectively.