Did you know?

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

solitaire - definition and synonyms

Close

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.

Close

ThesaurusThesaurus

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.

more
noun     solitaire pronunciation in British English
/ˌsɒlɪˈteə(r)/
Word Forms
Close
singularsolitaire
pluralsolitaires
  1. 1
    [uncountable] a game for one person in which you move pieces around on a board. The aim is to have only one piece left at the end of the game.
    1. a.
      mainly American the card game of patience
  2. 2
    [countable] a single jewel such as a diamond in a ring or other piece of jewellery
BuzzWord

crowdbirthing

giving birth to a baby in the presence of a large number of close relatives and/or friends

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

presbyopia

a condition when a person cannot see clearly objects that are close; long sightedness

add a word

Blog

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