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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Map: many songs for the Eurovision Song Contest

 

On 23 May, the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 will be taking place in Vienna, Austria – and celebrating the 60th time the competition…

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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“A poem should not mean / But be.”

Archibald MacLeish

(1892–1982)

American poet and public official

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Video: what is the origin of the word loo?

 

Our video looks at the various theories about where the word 'loo' came from. Which do you think is correct? Find more information…