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
In practice, these distinctions are often blurred (=not made very clear).
Do other countries have the same distinction between amateur and professional athletes that we do?
Medical literature does not always make a distinction between the two terms. education for girls and boys.
This would lead to a clear distinction between management and the workforce.
She holds the distinction of having been the first woman editor of the Harvard Law Review.
The country has gained the dubious distinction of being one of the world’s most dangerous places for reporters.
We are fortunate that so many people of distinction and talent are present.
Kevin graduated with distinction in history and law.
She got a distinction in her piano exam.
He fought with distinction in World War I.
The aim is to guarantee the rights of all citizens without distinction of nationality, sex, education, or status.
This is the American English definition of distinction. View British English definition of distinction.
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