Did you know?

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

counterpoise - definition and synonyms

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.

noun
  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    1
    a force which opposes another force in order to make balance
    The militia could provide the perfect counterpoise to the army in the clockwork of government.
    Submitted by A. Khz from Palestinian Territory, Occupied on 28/05/2014 07:32:00
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    2
    a weight that counterbalances another weight
    At the apex are two chambers, with an intermediary valve, regulated by a counterpoise weighted lever.
    Submitted by A. Khz from Palestinian Territory, Occupied on 28/05/2014 07:32:00

ruburb

an area in the countryside where there are both housing developments and farms, and many people travel to work in nearby cities

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

troll factory

a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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