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
She turned and smiled at me.
He turned his head and looked around the room.
Lopez just glared at the other man and then turned away.
I put the blanket over my head, turned over, and went to sleep.
The girls in front turned around and grinned.
He turned back just in time to see her disappearing around the corner.
She turned her face away, desperate to avoid his kiss.
The whole audience turned to stare at the latecomers.
Maria turned to the reporters and said: "I'm innocent."
The rescued men turned their heads toward the ocean and thought of their lost comrades.
Turn your chairs around so you're facing me.
The attacker killed three people before turning the gun on himself.
Turn the tape over and press "Play."
We turned into our driveway, glad to get home.
The truck turned around and came back toward us.
Follow this path; then turn right and walk uphill.
The game turned ugly in the final minutes, when two players were ejected for fighting.
The weather turned quite chilly in the afternoon.
Duval turned professional in 1993.
She was betrayed by a childhood friend who turned government informant.
This is the American English definition of turn. View British English definition of turn.
the part of a church where the priests and choir sit during a religious ceremony
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