Did you know?

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

flower - definition and synonyms

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.

Thesaurus diagram

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.

noun [countable]     flower pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
  1. 1
    the colored part of a plant from which the plant’s fruit develops. A flower is often made up of many petals
    1. a.
      a flower and its stem that have been removed from a plant
      a bunch/bouquet of flowers:

      He gave me a big bunch of flowers.

  2. 2
    a plant that is grown because its flowers are attractive

    I’m going to plant more flowers in the front yard this year.


deep learning

a form of machine learning which incorporates the use of neural networks

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

snap election

a general election … that is called earlier than expected

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
Macmillan learn live love play