Macquarie Dictionary


Macquarie Dictionary (App)

The Macquarie Complete Australian Dictionary app provides users with the most comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date reference of Australian English.

The app answers the needs of users on matters of spelling, pronunciation and usage for the complete record of English as it is used in Australia, from the colourfully colloquial to the highly technical.

Download on the App Store


  • Over 210,000 definitions
  • Over 121,000 headwords and phrases
  • Over 13,000 encyclopedic entries
  • 22,000 word origins or etymologies
  • IPA and plain English pronunciations given for 114,500+ words
  • Over 25,000 audio pronunciations* voiced by real Aussies
  • Example phrases to show how a word is used
  • Regionalisms
  • Extensive usage notes


  • Simple and fast search
  • Fuzzy and wildcard search options
  • Voice search
  • Browse through entries
  • Bookmark entries
  • Recent search list
  • Cross-reference links


  • Options to share content [OR] words and definitions
  • Access anytime without an internet connection
  • Compatible with VoiceOver (iOS)

*Initial access to audio pronunciations and images requires internet connection. Once you have accessed an image or pronunciation it will be saved locally for future use.

This app is from the publishers of the popular, authoritative Macquarie Dictionary — Australia’s national dictionary. The Macquarie Dictionary continues to change, adapt and re-adjust to reflect Australian language. 


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All Macquarie Dictionary iOS apps are available to both Education and Business at a 50% discount when purchased through the Apple Volume Purchase Program.