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
Thorough preparation will increase your chances of success.
The school has had a lot of success with its basic literacy program.
The success of the campaign depends heavily on the work of volunteers.
How do you explain their success in reducing violent crime?
I've had mixed success preparing the dish in the microwave.
a fertility treatment with a success rate of around 60%
Our department has had several impressive successes in the past year.
The party was a huge success.
She set up her own business and made a success of it.
Jorie enjoyed great success with her second book of poems.
Advertising has played a big part in the restaurant's success.
This is the American English definition of success. View British English definition of success.
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