Macmillan Essential Dictionary

An essential reference for the classroom and home, The Macmillan Essential Dictionary offers invaluable support for those wishing to write and speak English accurately. It builds on the success of the Macmillan English Dictionary, adapting its unique features to the different needs of intermediate learners. 

The core vocabulary that intermediate learners need most for writing and speaking English is highlighted in red, explained in detail and graded for frequency of use. Clear, simple definitions, menus for easy navigation, help boxes and a Language Study section combine to make this dictionary vital for language learning.

Key Features

  • Over 45,000 headwords, phrases and phrasal verbs, with 36,000 examples showing how words are used
  • Special emphasis on contemporary vocabulary, such as computer language and colloquial language
  • Over 700 illustrations throughout aid understanding
  • The most important words are highlighted in red and graded with stars for frequency of use
  • Frequent colour Help Boxes contain grammar, vocabulary and usage notes
  • Twenty-four page Language Study section on key areas such as pronunciation, collocation and word building
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