Did you know?

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

clerical

 - 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
adjective British English pronunciation: clerical /ˈklerɪk(ə)l/
  1. 1
    connected with the ordinary work that people do in offices

    administrative and clerical staff

    routine clerical work

    a clerical error (=a mistake made by someone working in an office):

    He blamed the mix-up on a clerical error.

Word of the Day

stargazer

someone who studies the stars

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