Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.more
Over 70 airlines fly across the Atlantic between Europe and North America.
Barbara stared across the room at her husband.
The children ran straight across in front of our car.
Max’s body lay across the doorway where he had fallen.
There are four bridges across the Cedar River.
He stood in silence with his arms folded across his chest.
There’s a bus stop just across the road.
They had opened a new factory across the border in Mexico.
I’m staying at a little hotel just across from the Libyan Embassy.
We need to test students’ ability across a wide range of subjects.
The figures show that across the economy as a whole there has been steady growth.
This is the American English definition of across. View British English definition of across.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.global English and language change from our blog