Did you know?

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

the WI - 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.

     the WI pronunciation in British English
/ˌdʌb(ə)ljuː ˈaɪ/
  1. the Women’s Institute: a UK organization for women who meet for social and cultural activities. Many people think of the WI as a group of middle-class, conservative women who make cakes and other food to sell at events.

Physical Cookie

a small electronic device which is taken into shops and links individual customers to advertisements …

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary


the act or practice of telling the future using random items such as playing cards

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