Did you know?

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

swishing party - definition and synonyms


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.

  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a group of people (usually women) who meet at a person’s home in order to exchange clothes. Everyone takes along clothes they no longer wear and people can then choose the ones they want.Submitted by Cat from United Kingdom on 17/02/2009


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary


the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

add 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
Macmillan learn live love play