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. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.more
Out of all the girls he could have gone out with, he picked me.
The following season he was picked for the national squad.
My friends picked me to ask the teacher.
He was on his knees picking crumbs off the carpet.
I wanted to pick your brains about this idea I’ve had.
It was almost impossible to pick holes in his argument.
She picked his proposal to pieces in front of the whole team.
She picked her way across the grass, avoiding the patches of mud.
This is the British English definition of pick. View American English definition of pick.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …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