Arcus Dictionary Pro (ADs) is a fast English dictionary with 185000+ words, definitions and synonyms available offline.
There are two pro versions, one paid and one supported by ADS. This is the AD supported version.
The pro versions have extra features compared to the basic free version: search web dictionaries, voice search, random word widget, 10,000+ more definitions and sample sentences where available.
It is designed to be easy to use and give you the top and most common results for your query. All you need to do is start typing to get results instantly. By default the more probable matches are displayed first although there is an option to display results purely alphabetically too.
The dictionary also supports pronunciations for definitions, a favourites feature, word hyperlinking, sharing and customisation options.
If you have any questions, suggestions or feature requests please email me using the contact option in the Android Market. Unfortunately I cannot respond personally to comments in the market.
Permissions and why I need them:
INTERNET: Showing Ads, speech to text and web dictionary lookups
WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Saving data files to the sd card
NETWORK_STATE: tell if you are online or offline
tags: off-line, offline, english dictionary, thesarus.
2.2.0 Added backup and restore when in favourites mode.
2.0.3 Fix force close issues if you ran the widget before opening the main app (and on restarts)
2.0.2 Fix text to speech not being recognised by Jelly Bean and other small bugs. If you get a force close please remove the word of the day widget and add it again.
2.0.1 Fix layout issue which hid the search bar in offline mode