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
The subway was full and we had to stand all the way to Battery Park.
Mrs. Carter was standing by the open window.
The man standing behind him spoke.
He was standing with his back to her.
He stood looking at them in silence.
The children stood and watched.
They all stood still and listened to the birds singing.
Stand still and let me brush your hair.
His statue stands in the city square.
Their house stood at the top of a hill.
How do negotiations stand at the moment?
He might seem rude, but at least you know where you stand with him.
As it stands, the law doesn't allow a local court to take such action.
I can't stand his lies anymore.
I won't stand any more arguing from you.
How can you stand all that noise?
I won't stand them interrupting me all the time.
Two men were left standing guard over the prisoners.
No one would stand bail for him.
I can't stand milk.
James just can't stand his mother-in-law.
Sylvia couldn't stand the sight of blood.
He couldn't stand anyone feeling sorry for him.
a sweet brown powder that tastes like chocolate and is made from the seeds of a Mediterranean tree
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