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
People are remaining active into later life.
meditation techniques to keep the mind active and alert
There are already active discussions going on.
Active steps are being taken to calm the situation.
We couldn't have organized the show without the active support and participation of the students' parents.
Pickpockets are known to be active in the area.
This is the British English definition of active. View American English definition of active.
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