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.

shoes
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Something’s afoot: investigating the names for shoes

 

Whether you’re a shoe aficionado or somebody who regards footwear as merely something to help avoid standing on nails, you…

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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New Spanish words

Sometimes there is a perfect translation for a word, sometimes you need to borrow from another language…

johannesburg SA
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WordWatch roundup: xenophobia, hustings, sabbatical, and ludic

 

This series investigates changes in lookups for words and their meanings across OxfordDictionaries.com. The graphs are based…