Did you know?

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

Pronunciation of 

optimize

view main entry for optimizeverb [transitive]  /ˈɒptɪmaɪz/ 
Previous and next
British English pronunciation: optimizeClick to listen to the pronunciation of optimize

derived word

optimization

  /ˌɒptɪmaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/  noun [uncountable]
British English pronunciation: optimizationClick to listen to the pronunciation of optimization

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

Word of the Day

clapped-out

old and in bad condition, or no longer effective

Open Dictionary

dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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