Did you know?

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

stem - 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

Thesaurus

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 [countable] stem pronunciation in British English /stem/
Word Forms
Close
singularstem
pluralstems
  1. 1
    the long thin central part of a plant from which the leaves and flowers grow
  2. 2
    the long thin part of a wine glass that joins the bowl to the base
  3. 3
    the long narrow part of a pipe used for smoking
  4. 4
    linguistics the part of a word that does not change when an ending is added, for examplework’ in the wordworking

unicorn

a start-up … whose value has reached more than one billion US dollars

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

crafternoon

an afternoon full of crafts

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