Did you know?

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

addaword.gifdefinition of elegantize

to try and make a person dress or move more elegantly
I defied all my girlfriend's attempts to elegantize me, and remained a simple country girl at heart.
Submitted by: teachersue from Austria on 28/05/2010 18:19:00
Definition of elegantize from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

BuzzWord Article


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

Word of the Day


old and no longer in good condition