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.
Our new management system includes two essential elements.
Advertising is not the only element in the marketing process.
Fieldwork is a key element of this course.
The article reflected the views of extreme right-wing elements in the party.
hydrogen, oxygen, and other elements
There is an element of truth in what she said.
The element of surprise could be one of our best weapons.
The hood provides added protection against the elements.
Sitting at the head of the table, surrounded by family and friends, Doug was in his element.
a two-day course on the elements of design
This is the British English definition of element. View American English definition of element.
Change your default dictionary and thesaurus to American English.
View the pronunciation for element.
the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …
to ask people to vote in order to decide an issue
a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …
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.
Definition of element from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.