Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
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.
The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.
An extraordinary outpouring of grief followed the death of the princess.
the family's grief at the loss of their child
This is a ground where Rangers have come to grief in the past.
The collection almost came to grief recently when a water pipe burst.
This is the British English definition of grief. View American English definition of grief.
Change your default dictionary and thesaurus to American English.
View the pronunciation for grief.
American English version of definition of grief
a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable
a round flat soft hat that fits tightly round the top of the head
Employed but with No Disposable Income or Savings: people who are in work but only earn just enough to live on
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.
Definition of grief from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.