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
Sometimes it's cheaper to fly.
I flew from London to Amsterdam to meet the other members of the group.
We flew into Heathrow on Monday evening.
A bullet flew past his head.
Pieces of glass and concrete were flying in all directions.
Some of the buildings were flying the French flag.
Every American school has a national flag flying outside it.
This is the British English definition of fly. View American English definition of fly.
a substance that scientists think exists out in space, but for which they have no direct proof
… to reveal a small part of your intentions in order to attract support, without actually committing yourself to doing anythingadd 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