Did you know?

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

British pronunciation of 

proficient

view main entry for proficient adjective  /prəˈfɪʃ(ə)nt/
British English pronunciation: proficient
Click to listen to the pronunciation of proficient

derived word

proficiently

adverb

This is the British English pronunciation of proficient.

View American English pronunciation of proficient.

BuzzWord

gig economy

an employment concept in which people are paid for each specific, short-term task that they do and don't have conventional contracts of employment

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

fake news

a sensational piece of news which does not map to reality, created to attract attention or damage somebody's reputation

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