Did you know?

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

boiling point

 - definition
Close

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.

Close

Thesaurus

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
noun British English pronunciation: boiling point 
Word Forms
Close
singularboiling point
pluralboiling points
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] science the temperature at which a liquid boils
    heat/bring something to boiling point:

    Bring the sauce to boiling point, stirring frequently.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the moment when a situation becomes more serious or dangerous because people start to feel very angry
    reach boiling point:

    Tension between the two groups has almost reached boiling point.

property porn

a type of television programme, magazine article, etc which shows off desirable homes …

BuzzWord Article

Word of the Day

slay

to kill someone in a violent way

Open Dictionary

flat design

a type of design used on the web which excludes features which give a three-dimensional effect … and uses simple styles

add a word

Blog

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