Did you know?

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

American pronunciation of 

lichen

British English pronunciation: lichen
Click to listen to the pronunciation of lichen

This is the American English pronunciation of lichen.

View British English pronunciation of lichen.

BuzzWord

Hamdog

a combination of a hotdog and a hamburger in a specially designed bread bun

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

patio diplomacy

high-level diplomats meeting and dining in an informal environment e.g. a party or club

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
Macmillan learn live love play