How to Delete the Dictionary From Kindle

While it's not advised, deleting the dictionary from the Kindle is easy to do.
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Amazon's Kindle stores the New American Dictionary and uses it for context-sensitive word definitions; some users find this feature disruptive when navigating through the Kindle's pages, as letting the cursor linger over the word can cause a pop-up to obscure the text they were trying to read. Deleting the dictionary is like deleting any other book from your Kindle library.

Archiving the Dictionary

Step 1

Press the "Home" button.

Step 2

Scroll through the list of titles until you see "New American Dictionary."

Step 3

Underline the title with the 5-way controller.

Step 4

Select "Remove from device." Select "OK. This deletes the dictionary from your Kindle, but it is still available to re-download from your Amazon Library.

Deleting the Dictionary

Step 1

Log in to your Amazon account with a Web browser.

Step 2

Click the "My Kindle Library" tab. In the "View" menu, select "Books" and scroll through the list until you find the "New American Dictionary."

Step 3

Click the "Actions" button. Select "Delete from library" to remove the book from your Kindle Library.


Once you delete a title from your Amazon library, you cannot re-download it again. It is almost always better to just archive the library rather than delete it.