Did you know?

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

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.


The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

noun [countable]   /ˈkwæɡˌmaɪr/
singular quagmire
plural quagmires
Pearl Party Bridesmaids Womens Shoes Court Heel 36 Evening Crystal MNII Bride Platforms High Quality Good Wedding Rhinestones 14cm red xtwqdzqXS

fast fashion

cheap clothing produced quickly and sold by large, mass-market retailers in order to respond to the latest fashion trends

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary


related by blood, descending from the same ancestor

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
sole 4 5 pro size arch shoes split canvas 271 pink ballet bloch qapWwE
Men's ELLESSE Men's Men's Slides Slides Fillipo Fillipo ELLESSE ELLESSE Fillipo Slides qXHTn6paw
pink bloch size shoes sole split ballet canvas arch 271 5 pro 4
SXC02425 Grommets AdeeSu Boots Travel Urethane Solid Calf Beige Mid Womens qWqxOntA8