Did you know?

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

Something or someone missing from somewhere

gap

noun

something missing from a situation or a system that prevents it from being complete or perfect

vacuum

noun

a feeling that something is missing, or a situation in which something is missing

absentee

noun

someone who is expected to be in a place or at an event but who does not go

hole

noun

a part of something such as an idea or explanation where an important detail is missing

void

noun

a situation in which something important that is usually present is no longer there

missing link

noun

a fact or piece of information that you need in order to have complete knowledge of something

missing person

noun

someone that the police are trying to find because their family does not know where they are and is worried about them

no-show

noun

a person or group of people who do not go to an event that they had arranged to go to

property porn

a type of television programme, magazine article, etc which shows off desirable homes …

BuzzWord Article

Word of the Day

slay

to kill someone in a violent way

Open Dictionary

flat design

a type of design used on the web which excludes features which give a three-dimensional effect … and uses simple styles

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