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.

nine worlds
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Words from Nine Worlds – one year on

 

Oxford Dictionaries are always on the lookout for new language to consider for inclusion. Research is not restricted to printed…

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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Oxford Dictionaries Apostrophe Challenge

Do you always know where to put apostrophes? Take our Apostrophe Challenge quiz to find out.

buns
OxfordWords blog

What does ‘bun’ mean to you?

 

A recent poll on OxfordDictionaries.com showed that 37% of our users would call a bread roll a bun, which makes it second…