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 entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.more
We went early to avoid the crowds.
Avoid that area after dark.
When taking this medication it is advisable to avoid alcohol.
Where possible, we have avoided using technical terms.
This is the American English definition of avoid. View British English definition of avoid.
the seed of a plant called anise, used for adding flavour to food and drink
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