Did you know?

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

come forward

 - definition

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.



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.

phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycome forward
he/she/itcomes forward
present participlecoming forward
past tensecame forward
past participlecome forward
  1. to offer help or information

    The National Blood Service is anxious for more donors to come forward.

    come forward with:

    Police said that several people had come forward with information about the attack.

See also main entry: come

the deep web

a part of the Internet that cannot be accessed with conventional browsers or search tools, often used for illegal activity

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

digital hermit

a person who avoids using modern technologies like e-mail or the Internet

add a word


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