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.

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How well do you know our new words?

 

Cakeage, Mx, bants – you’ve (hopefully) heard about the new words we’ve just added to OxfordDictionaries.com, but do 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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Charles de Gaulle

(1890–1970)

French soldier and statesman

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

Pwn
OxfordWords blog

Video: what does ‘pwn’ mean?

 

Pwn has just been added to OxfordDictionaries.com as part of our August update - but what does it mean, and where does it…