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Macmillan Dictionary Online celebrates its 5th birthday

We're in a festive mood. This month we're marking the memorable moment in 2009 when we launched www.macmillandictionary.com and a lot has happened since then. Do you remember when we introduced our first language games, the first Love English Awards and Open Dictionary?

Millions of people visit our website each year and thanks to you we have become one of the world’s leading online dictionaries.

To celebrate our birthday, we are treating you to cool giveaways, brand-new games, videos and much more in the coming weeks:

Join the treasure hunt

Win an iPad mini

What's a birthday without presents? But this time it's us doing the giving. We've set out a treasure hunt for you … Are you up for the challenge? Search on our website for clues and find our secret sentence. One lucky explorer will win an iPad mini.

Click here to start the treasure hunt.
Watch our red words video

Which words are the most important to learn?

We know you're eager to learn as many English words as possible. But which ones are the most important to learn? We've created a video to explain how Macmillan Dictionary helps you make that choice.

Watch the Red Words and Stars video
Play our new games

Brand-new brain teasers

In the next few weeks we will be launching a brand-new game testing your knowledge of common words used with the verbs make, do, give and take.

We are also re-developing all our current language games so you can play them wherever you are on mobiles and tablets. Keep an eye on this page for more announcements!

Learn more about our games
Join us on social media

We'd love to hear from you

We chat to many of our dictionary users on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. If you're not following us yet, make sure you do, because this April we will be sharing lots of interesting stories with you and maybe add some giveaways, too! We'd love to hear what you like best about us. Send us your feedback via email or social media for a chance to win a print copy of the booklet Our Favourite BuzzWords for free.