Did you know?

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

Sons and daughters and nephews and nieces - synonyms or related words

bastard

noun

old-fashioned

someone whose parents are not married to each other. This word is now considered to be offensive.

boy

noun

a son

child

noun

someone’s son or daughter of any age

daughter

noun

your female child

firstborn

noun

old-fashioned

someone’s first child

girl

noun

a daughter

kids

noun

someone’s sons or daughters

mother’s boy

noun

a mummy’s boy

nephew

noun

a son of your brother or sister, or a son of your husband’s or wife’s brother or sister. Their daughter is called your niece.

niece

noun

a daughter of your brother or sister, or a daughter of your husband’s or wife’s brother or sister. Their son is called your nephew.

son

noun

your male child

infant son/daughter

a baby son or daughter

middle child/daughter/brother etc

the child, daughter, brother etc who is between the oldest and the youngest in age

someone’s little boy/girl

someone’s son/daughter who is still a small child or is treated as if they are a small child

nanodegree

a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

hypocaust

an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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