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
We're going away for five days.
The animals are kept inside for 14 hours a day.
The shop is open 24 hours a day.
You should try to go for a walk every day.
What do you do at home all day?
She came home exhausted after a hard day at the office.
I've got a day off next week.
All children enjoy a day out at the fair.
There was not enough of the day left to finish the game.
The restaurant is only open during the day.
By day he is a banker, but by night he sings in a club.
I think my days as a footballer are coming to an end.
That was back in the days of the horse and cart.
She became famous in the early days of television.
This is the British English definition of day. View American English definition of day.
if a cat purrs, it makes a continuous quiet low sound because it is happy
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