Did you know?

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


 - definitions and thesaurus

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. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

adjective exclusive pronunciation in British English /ɪkˈskluːsɪv/
  1. 1
    very expensive, and therefore available only to people who have a lot of money

    an exclusive shop/restaurant/neighbourhood

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of exclusive
  2. 2
    limited to a particular person, thing, or group and not shared with others

    The road is for the exclusive use of residents.

    They have exclusive rights to market the drug in Africa.

    exclusive to:

    This special offer is exclusive to readers of this magazine.

  3. 3
    published or reported by only one newspaper, magazine, television station etc

    She managed to secure an exclusive interview with the star.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of exclusive


derived words


 exclusive pronunciation in British English /ˌekskluːˈsɪvəti/  noun [uncountable]


web content which is specifically intended to make Facebook users click the 'Like' button associated with it

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary


the possibility of Greece leaving the Eurozone …

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