Macmillan English Dictionary

Macmillan English Dictionary

The second edition of the Macmillan English Dictionary contains a wealth of new material, while building on the innovative features that won it two prestigious awards.
It is specially designed to help learners to understand English, use English and be more aware of how English works.

Book Code: ISBN - 9781405025263



The most frequent 7,500 words in English – the ideal vocabulary size for an advanced learner – are printed in red, graded with stars, and explained with extra detail about how you should use them.

This second edition includes:

  • Hundreds of up-to-date words (satnav, greenwash, carbon trading, adspend, cyberlaw, geoeconomics)
  • Thousands of collocations, synonyms and antonyms
  • Clearly labelled subject-specific vocabulary (equity capital, faultline, heritage language, link rot, culture medium, data compression)
  • Multi-page vocabulary building sections on the themes of movement, communication and emotions
  • A complete package of unique, carefully researched materials based on a detailed analysis of learners’ own writing

Full-page writing sections and Get it right boxes help you to become a more confident writer in academic and professional situations. This material has been created following a two-year collaboration with the Centre for English Corpus Linguistics, led by Professor Sylviane Granger, at the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium.

Understand language:

  • Find the meaning of words you read and hear
  • Menus take you straight to the right meaning
  • Subject-specific vocabulary, World English and encyclopaedic entries
  • Clear definitions using the most common words

Use language:

Be aware of language:

For more information:

Macmillan Online Dictionary
MED Online
Macmillan Collocation Dictionary
Macmillan Collocations Dictionary


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