Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
a state or situation that is not true or real
something that people wrongly believe to be true
an appearance or effect that is different from the way that things really are
situations or ideas that exist in your mind but are not real
something that is not what people claim it is, and is designed to trick people
the experience of seeing or hearing something that is not really there
something that seems to be real or true but is not really so
something that you have imagined or invented and therefore does not really exist
something that looks very different from what it really is, usually because of the way that it is drawn or lit
to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface
in South Asia, a place in the street where people can use computers or the Internet, for example...
the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures
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.
Free thesaurus definition of something that is not real or true from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.