Did you know?

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

American pronunciation of 

proving ground

view main entry for proving ground noun  /ˈpruvɪŋ ˌɡraʊnd/
British English pronunciation: proving ground
Click to listen to the pronunciation of proving ground

This is the American English pronunciation of proving ground.

View British English pronunciation of proving ground.



giving birth to a baby in the presence of a large number of close relatives and/or friends

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary


a condition when a person cannot see clearly objects that are close; long sightedness

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