Did you know?

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

In the middle or to the left or right

astride

preposition

with one leg on each side of something

astride

preposition

on each side of something

central

adjective

the central part of a place is the area in the middle of it

central

adjective

a central place is in the middle of something

central

adjective

used for saying that something is in the middle of an area, so it is very convenient for using shops, theatres etc

centrally

adverb

in the middle of a space

halfway

adjective

equal in distance from two places or from the two ends of something

inmost

adjective

innermost

innermost

adjective

closest to the centre of something

left

adjective

on the side of your body that is to the west if you are facing north

left

adjective

on the left side of something

left

noun

the left side or direction

left-hand

adjective

on the left side

mid

preposition

among, or in the middle of

middle

adjective

nearest the centre and with an equal number of people or things on each side

middle

adjective

happening in the part between the beginning and the end of something, or between the highest and lowest point of something

nodal

adjective

at a place where lines, systems, or paths meet

off-centre

adjective

not exactly in the middle of an area or a thing

right

adjective

on or relating to the side of your body that is towards the east when you are facing north

right

adjective

relating to the side of something that should be seen or used

right

noun

the side of your body that is towards the east when you are facing north, or this direction

right-hand

adjective

on the right, or towards the right of someone or something

slap-bang

adverb

exactly in a particular position

centrality

noun

Word of the Day

disciple

someone who admires a famous person such as a political or religious leader and is influenced by...

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