Words for work

Find out which 10 words are frequently used in the workplace and use this infographic as a starting point. (PDF)


Macmillan Collocations Dictionary

Collocations are combinations of words which frequently occur together. They are central to meaning and fluency. Browse the Macmillan Collocations Dictionary to improve your vocabulary.


Common emoji

Macmillan Dictionary now includes over 50 emoji. These have been carefully selected to include frequent emoji as well as emoji which are used in a specific way and are important to know about.


Shakespeare for life

To mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, Macmillan Education created a series of resources to use in the classroom.


Language is a life skill

Learning a language is about understanding what words mean, grammar, spelling and pronunciation. But there is more to it than that...

English Humour

Joke, anyone?

Who doesn't love a good joke? We do – especially if they are language related – so we would like to share some fun, humorous language resources with you.


Language in Pictures

Are you looking for a new way to learn or teach vocabulary? Our infographics can be used to consolidate vocabulary in a more visual way.


How do metaphors work?

Macmillan Dictionary offers unique treatment of metaphor, showing how many ordinary familiar words and phrases have metaphorical meanings.

Get it right!

Common errors in English

A selection of common errors with useful tips and helpful examples

Dictionary MOOC

Understanding English Dictionaries

Editor-in-Chief Michael Rundell is one of the educators of a free-access online course exploring English dictionaries on the FutureLearn platform.


Glossary of Dictionary Terms

On this page, you can find an alphabetical list of words that you may come across when using dictionaries, or hear when people talk about dictionaries.

Dictionary Entry

Anatomy of a Dictionary Entry

Dictionaries contain a great deal of useful information about words and phrases – information that sometimes can be difficult to navigate.

Spelling Guide

Why is English spelling so difficult?

Common spelling problems – and what to do about them.
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