Author - Macmillan Dictionary

Word of the Day

panacea

Origin of the word Panacea is a combination of two Greek words: ‘pan’ meaning...

Word of the Day

sedentary

Origin of the word Sedentary has a Latin root through the verb ‘sedere’ which means ‘to...


Word of the Day

scrappage

Origin of the word Scrappage derives from the verb scrap, meaning to dispose of something, which...

Word of the Day

lockdown

Origin of the word Lock is derived from Old English ‘loc’ referring to a means for fastening, and...

Word of the Day

missing link

Origin of the phrase The word missing is from Old English ‘missan’ of Germanic origin to describe...

Word of the Day

confederate

Origin of the word Confederate derives from late Latin ‘confoederatus’ and late Middle English...

Word of the Day

deluge

Origin of the word Deluge comes from Late Middle English – a variant of the Old French...

Word of the Day

asteroid

Origin of the word The invention of the word asteroid was originally attributed to William...