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
I don't like crowded places.
Let's find a quiet place where we can talk.
Keep your credit cards in a safe place.
Will had broken his jaw in three places.
They live in a small place called Clovelly.
With a bit of work this place could look lovely.
This is the only place that sells this type of bike.
The trip includes a visit to York and other places of interest.
Lewis has earned a place in the Olympic team.
Arsenal clinched a place in the semi-finals with a 2–0 win at Liverpool.
Nursery places for children are scarce in some parts of the country.
I must remember to book a place on the French course.
Course organizers are hoping that all the places will be filled.
Steven has secured a place at Manchester University.
After a good performance at Wimbledon, she jumped six places in the world rankings.
Sevilla finished in fifth place in the Champions' League.
Rafferty completed his round in 69, to take third place at the halfway stage.
The house will always have a place in our hearts.
a discussion about the place of soap operas in popular culture
De Klerk secured his place in history by releasing Mandela and starting the process of change.
Wouldn't you do the same if you were in Bill's place?
If you think you've got problems, put yourself in my place.
This is the British English definition of place. View American English definition of place.
relating to the Sun, or coming from the Sun
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