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 railway ran along the north side of the valley.
The bride's guests should sit on the left side of the church.
I parked on the far side of the yard.
Americans drive on the right-hand side of the road.
They live on the north side of town.
villages on the Thai side of the border
The boat had drifted to the other side of the river.
The policy has been condemned by politicians on both sides of the Atlantic.
Groceries are cheaper on the American side so Canadians often shop there.
The ship was found lying on its side.
The entrance is on the side of the building.
Please look at all sides of the question before you decide.
I still haven't heard her side of the story.
Mark hasn't kept his side of the bargain.
His jokes are often about the darker side of life.
Fortunately, my boss saw the funny side of the situation.
It's not a perfect setup but, on the plus side, I can work at home.
The agreement has been signed by both sides.
Franco didn't want to back the wrong side in a European war.
Don't get annoyed with me – I'm on your side!
Mary always takes your side.
I'm not taking sides in this argument.
a substance that scientists think exists out in space, but for which they have no direct proof
… to reveal a small part of your intentions in order to attract support, without actually committing yourself to doing anythingadd 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