Did you know?

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

pick out - thesaurus entry

Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

phrasal verb

Related thesaurus entries

  1. 1
    to choose one thing or person from a group

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of pick out

  2. 3
    to see someone or something when they are difficult to see

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of pick out

    1. a.
      to shine a light on someone or something so that they are easy to see

      American English synonyms or related words for this sense of pick out

See also main entry: pick

emoji

a small digital image … which is used in electronic communication to express emotion or other simple concepts

BuzzWord Article

Word of the Day

flop

a complete failure

Open Dictionary

major on (doing) sth

to have or do a lot of something; to focus on a particular thing

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