Did you know?

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

warrant - 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] warrant pronunciation in British English /ˈwɒrənt/
Word Forms
Close
singularwarrant
pluralwarrants
  1. 1
    legal a document written by a judge that gives the police permission to do something, for example to arrest someone or to search a house
    We have a warrant to search the house for drugs.
    an arrest warrant
    The court issued a warrant for his arrest.
  2. 2
    formal a reason for doing something
    Synonyms and related words

JOMO

… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

BuzzWord Article

Word of the Day

Mardi Gras

shrove tuesday

Open Dictionary

brain fade

a temporary inability to think clearly or remember information

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