Did you know?

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

sandalwood - thesaurus entry


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.

  1. a tree with a pleasant-smelling wood, grown in India for its oil and used for making soap and perfume

    Synonyms or related words for this sense of sandalwood

    1. a.
      the wood of a sandalwood tree

      Synonyms or related words for this sense of sandalwood

mom jeans

a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary


Employed but with No Disposable Income or Savings: people who are in work but only earn just enough to live on

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