Did you know?

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

Reliable and trustworthy

does (exactly) what it says on the tin

used for saying that someone or something is exactly what they seem to be, with no hidden qualities, aims, etc.

reliable

adjective

a reliable person is someone who you can trust to behave well, work hard, or do what you expect them to do

trustworthy

adjective

able to be trusted as being honest, safe, or reliable

consistent

adjective

not changing in behaviour, attitudes, or qualities

sound

adjective

reliable and sensible

secure

adjective

a secure situation or job is safe and reliable

dependable

adjective

dependable things always work in the way that you expect them to

responsible

adjective

sensible, reliable, and able to be trusted to do the right thing

steady

adjective

reliable, sensible, and able to make good decisions

reputable

adjective

generally considered to be honest and reliable

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

BuzzWord Article

Word of the Day

bottom line

the amount of money that a business makes or loses

Open Dictionary

subtweet

to post a tweet, usually a negative one, that mentions a person without using the @ sign, so that they will not see the message on their Twitter feed …

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