Did you know?

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

two angles that are formed when one angle is divided into two parts by a straight line

maths the shape that is made where two straight lines join or cross each other. Angles are measured in degrees. An angle that measures 90 degrees is a right angle; if it is less than 90 degrees, it is an acute angle, and if it is more than 90 degrees, it is an obtuse angle.

the angle of the imaginary line between the position of a plane, ship etc and the position of another object

the two inside corner angles formed where a straight line crosses two parallel lines

the angles opposite each other that are formed when two lines intersect (=cross each other)

hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

BuzzWord ArticleMore BuzzWords

Open Dictionary

sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

add a wordMore submissions

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