Did you know?

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

The ability to be bent, stretched or pressed

flexibility

noun

the ability to bend or move easily

give

noun

the tendency to bend or stretch

resilience

noun

the ability of a substance or object to return to its original shape after being bent, stretched, or pressed

stretch

noun

the ability of a material or piece of clothing to become wider or longer when you pull it, and return to its original shape and size when you stop pulling it

play

noun

if there is play in something such as a rope, it is not stretched tight and you can move it

plasticity

noun

the ability to bend or be pressed into any shape

malleability

noun

pliability

noun

sponginess

noun

suppleness

noun

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

spinnaker

an extra sail sometimes fitted on the front of a boat used for racing

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