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
Winning an award would give me a great sense of achievement.
They say they are dealing with the problem, but there seems to be no sense of urgency.
A little bit of praise and appreciation can give people a real sense of well-being.
Beth read Jake's letter with a mounting sense of panic.
It's a small village with a strong sense of local identity.
Dogs have a sense of smell that is five times more sensitive than that of humans.
You need a good sense of balance to skate well.
She's got a great sense of humour.
I'm sure he'll be able to find the house – he has a pretty good sense of direction.
Our father was a good designer, but he had no business sense.
There's no sense in going ahead until the costs have been agreed.
The word 'bank' has a number of senses.
We are talking about vocational training in the broadest sense.
someone who studies the stars and planets using scientific equipment including telescopes
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