Did you know?

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

no-platform - definition and synonyms

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.

Thesaurus diagram

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.

verb [transitive] British     no-platform pronunciation in British English
/ˌnəʊ ˈplætfɔː(r)m/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleno-platforming
past tenseno-platformed
past participleno-platformed
  1. to refuse to allow people or groups whose views are regarded as unacceptable to speak at a debate or meeting
    no-platform somebody from something:

    The meeting decided to no-platform me from a debate on whether or not prostitution is harmful to women.

    This meaning is based on one submitted to the Open Dictionary from United Kingdom on 26/10/2015

deep learning

a form of machine learning which incorporates the use of neural networks

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

snap election

a general election … that is called earlier than expected

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
Macmillan learn live love play