SYNONYMS

Need to find the right word?

Use our dictionary of synonyms to find substitutes when you want to avoid using the same word repeatedly when speaking or writing, to find a more modern or more formal equivalent of a word, or to broaden your vocabulary.

tiger
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11 tiger terms and phrases

 

Native to the forests of Asia, this feline has snuck its way into several common – and a few less common – terms and phrases…

Questions about language

Why is the alphabet arranged the way it is? How many words are there in the English language? Get the answers to some intriguing language questions.

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Cita de la semana

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

George Santayana

(1863–1952)

Spanish-born philosopher and critic

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fish
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Animal Talk: animal-related adjectives in the English language

 

The names of animals are probably among the first things learnt by a student of a language, yet knowing the names of animals…