Did you know?

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

The condition of something

state

noun

the condition of something at a particular time

condition

noun

the physical state of something

composition

noun

the way that something is formed from separate parts or people

shape

noun

the condition of something, especially in relation to its ability to be effective or successful

constitution

noun

the form or structure of something, or the way in which it is organized

preservation

noun

the degree to which something has not been changed by the effects of time or weather

stand

verb

used for talking about the state or condition of a building or object

as is

in the original condition, including any faults or problems

compositional

adjective

likebait

web content which is specifically intended to make Facebook users click the 'Like' button associated with it

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

Grexit

the possibility of Greece leaving the Eurozone …

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