Did you know?

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

To move, or to move something downwards

fall

verb

to move quickly downwards from a higher position, usually by accident

lower

verb

to move something or someone slowly down from a higher position

come down

to move down to the ground or to a lower level

slip

verb

if you slip, your feet slide accidentally and you lose your balance or fall over

plunge

verb

to fall quickly from a high position

plummet

verb

to fall straight down very quickly from a high position

go down

to fall to the ground

descend

verb

to come nearer to the ground

drop

verb

to fall to the ground or into something

lose your balance/footing

to suddenly fall or almost fall

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

alms

money, food, or clothes given to poor people

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