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
Mr Charlton surveyed the damage caused by the bulldozer.
Damage to the building could take six months to repair.
No damage had been done, and we pushed the van back onto the road.
The house suffered only superficial damage in the fire.
A fire had caused serious damage to their flat.
Mining in the area was doing irreparable damage to the environment.
a new drug to treat nerve damage
Experts have been assessing the level of flood damage.
This is the British English definition of damage. View American English definition of damage.
relating to the Sun, or coming from the Sun
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