The second edition of the Macmillan English Dictionary now contains a wealth of new material, while building on the innovative features that won it two prestigious awards.
The most frequently 7,500 words in English - the ideal vocabulary size for an advanced learner - are printed in red, graded with stars, and explained with extra detail about how you should use them.
The Macmillan English Dictionary is specially designed to help you to:
find the meaning of words you read and hear
menus take you straight to the right meaning
subject-specific vocabulary, World English and encyclopaedic entries
clear definitions using the most common words
write and speak with confidence
more information about the most frequent 7,500 words which are printed in red
be aware of language:
become a better learner by understanding how English works
usage notes on style, grammar and varieties of English
Language Awareness pages on idioms, discourse, cultural values, word formation and more
This new edition includes:
NEW hundreds of new words (satnav, greenwash, carbon trading, adspend, crystal meth, cyberlaw, geoeconomics)
NEW many more collocations, synonyms and antonyms
NEW extra clearly labelled subject-specific vocabulary (equity capital, faultline, heritage language, link rot, culture medium, data compression)
NEW multi-page vocabulary building sections on the themes of movement, communication and emotions
NEW a complete package of unique, carefully researched materials based on a detailed analysis of learners' own writing.
New full-page writing sections and Get it right boxes help you to become a more confident writer in academic and professional situations. The Improve your Writing Skills section in the centre of the Dictionary gives you advice on writing in 18 areas that often cause difficulties, while Get it right boxes at individual headwords help you to anticipate mistakes that you might make and show you how to correct them. These boxes often also highlight common collocations, present alternatives to over-used words and point out the differences between words that are easy to confuse. This material has been created following a two-year collaboration with the Centre for English Corpus Linguistics, led by Professor Sylviane Granger, at the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium.
The new Expand your Vocabulary section in the centre of the dictionary - on the themes of movement, communication and emotions - helps you to choose the right word at the right time, and to use it correctly and idiomatically.