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
The new law will be passed by Parliament in the spring.
Several traffic laws had been broken.
a law against shoplifting
a new law on gun ownership
It is against the law to park on a double yellow line.
The local authority is prepared to prosecute them for breaking the law.
Local officials are reminding people to obey the law and not sell fireworks to children under sixteen.
Any changes are required by law to be in writing.
They pledged to work within the law to bring about change.
Neither the government nor any official is above the law.
The bill could become law as soon as next year.
It is the Attorney-General's job to enforce the law, not the White House's.
Anne's been practising law for 20 years.
Both of them are studying law at university.
This is the British English definition of law. View American English definition of law.
to kill someone in a violent way
a type of design used on the web which excludes features which give a three-dimensional effect … and uses simple stylesadd 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