Shorter Oxford English Dict

Shorter Oxford English Dict for PC and Mac

Published by Antony Lewis on 2023-03-12

  • Compatibility: Available on Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 7 & MacOS 10, 11, 10.9
  • Category: Reference
  • Licence: $34.99
  • Software version: 6.2
  • File size: 446.32 MB

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Shorter Oxford English Dict Features and Description

1. Based on the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary, the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary contains an incredible one-third of the coverage of the Oxford English Dictionary.

2. No internet connection is required, and you can use the OS X Services feature to look up selected words in most programs.


  • -The app is really fine and will meet the needs of almost everyone.
  • -It contains every English word in use from 1700 to the present, plus the vocabularies of older major authors.
  • -It is indispensable when you need additional clarification.

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Installation Requirements

PC Compactibility/Requirements for Installation

Compactible OS list:
  1. Windows 11
  2. Windows 10
  3. Windows 8.1
  4. Windows 7
  5. Windows Vista

Requirements for MacOS Installation

Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.

Compactible OS list:
  1. macOS Ventura: 13.3
  2. macOS Monterey: 12.6.4
  3. macOS Big Sur: 11.7.5
  4. macOS Catalina: 10.15
  5. macOS Mojave: 10.14
  6. macOS High Sierra: 10.13


Shorter Oxford English Dict - Is it safe to download?

Yes. The app is 100 percent (100%) safe to download and Install. Our download links are from safe sources and are frequently virus scanned to protect you

Software Reviews and Criticism


    Great Reference

    Not sure why some reviewers have a low opinion of this app. As far as the comment posted in the "Not as advertised" review that the dictionary "barely cover [sic] a moducum [sic] of depth, the dictionary correctly reports "moducum" is spelled "modicum!" I have two masters degrees and currently a doctoral student; this dictionary certainly meets my needs.

  • By Great Southern Bear😎🤔

    Thi is a fine/dictionary app stop compaining!

    Yes it is not the full OED. The app NEVER claimed to be! The title is the SHORTER Oxford English Dictionary. If you buy this dictionary and expect the OED you simply have not looked at what you are buying. The app itself is really fine and will meet the needs of almost everone.

  • By Ames Brown (NYC)

    Great Content + Fabulous Interface (& Up To Date)

    First, regarding the “Beware” review: OBVIOUSLY this is not the full Oxford English Dictionary. That would take 30 gigabytes and cost over $700 (USD) to license, and contains mostly historical roots. That is a great product, but totattly different. It’s really unfair to judget this great product just because the purchase could not figure out that this is a totally different product for a different purpose. What a great deal it would be to get a $700 product for $10. But for ordinary writing, and research this is the best dictionary I find. Here is my review of this product: These WordWeb dictionaries (Shorter Oxford English Dictionary in this case) are basically an exceptional replacement for the built-indictionaries in PC. The content is very well organanized, and the interface is up-to-date with the latest improvements in PC. As far as content, it does not get any better than Oxford and Chambers. Of course it would be amaziang to have the entire Oxford English Dictionary, but that license is impossible to obtain and would cost $1,000. But for everyday use this is a fantastic set of products. If you have not looked, check out the other offerings by this developer. I have used these WordWeb softwares for 9 years (since 2009) before they were on the App Store. They are truly excellent for writers, academics, and other researchers. Fast, efficient with good content. (I am also putting this review on the other WordWeb App Store products I own, because they really are part of an integrated product.)

  • By Savant Sauvage


    Not only does this dictionary have a shorter number of entries than the OED, but the entries themselves are shorter. And you will be stuck. The company offers no refunds—perhaps because they know their app is so poor.

  • By Frankdddd

    Lotta words but mediocre definitions

    I usually find that the Windows OS dictionary, which uses the New Oxford DIctionary of American English, provides a clearer and more concise definition of a word. These definitions usually feel old and cumbersome. Perhaps they work better for British readers, but American ones will generally be fine with the Windows dictionary. This dictionary has a lot of words, though, and audio pronunciations of words (in English accents).

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