Did you know?

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

Ways of life - synonyms and related words



your particular way of living and the experiences that you have



the type of life that you have, for example the type of job or house you have or the type of activity you like doing



the way that someone lives their life, especially when their life is difficult

way of life


a typical way in which a person or group lives

the simple life

a way of living without all the possessions and worries of modern life

the high life


a style of living that includes spending a lot of money on expensive things, going to exciting parties, and travelling



a way of life and set of attitudes that is deliberately different from the main culture in society

Nineteen Eighty Four

a society in which the government controls everything, even people’s behaviour

living standards


the way in which people live, for example how comfortable their houses are or how much money they have to spend on food and clothes

modus vivendi


an arrangement that helps people who have very different opinions to live or work together


… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

BuzzWord Article

Word of the Day

Mardi Gras

shrove tuesday

Open Dictionary

brain fade

a temporary inability to think clearly or remember information

add a word


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