Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

burning - definition and synonyms

 
 
Close

What are red words?

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.

Close

Thesaurus

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
adjective [only before noun] burning pronunciation in American English /ˈbɜrnɪŋ/
  1. 1
    being destroyed by fire
    burning buildings
    a burning car
    Synonyms and related words
  2. 2
    very hot
    the burning sun of the desert
    I felt his burning forehead.
  3. 3
    painful, and feeling as if a part of your body is touching something hot
    She felt a burning sensation in her mouth.
  4. 4
    felt extremely strongly
    My burning ambition is to be world champion.

ruburb

an area in the countryside where there are both housing developments and farms, and many people travel to work in nearby cities

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

troll factory

a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

add a word

Blog

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