Did you know?

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

The best person or thing or the best example - synonyms or related words

ideal

noun

the best example of something that you can think of or imagine

perfection

noun

someone or something that is considered to be the best possible

optimum

noun

the best or most suitable situation, level, or amount

star

noun

someone or something that is clearly better than all the other people or things in a group

the epitome of

the best possible example of a particular type of person or thing

paragon

noun

formal

someone who is perfect or who is the best possible example of a particular quality

king

noun

something that is considered to be the best of its type

flagship

noun

the biggest, most important, or best thing in a group

pièce de résistance

noun

the most impressive thing or event among several similar things

the best/pick of the bunch

the best person or thing in a group

nanodegree

a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

hypocaust

an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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