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Welcome to the largest English educational and research project on the Internet. This open and editable dictionary aims to offer a tool where, on the one hand, users broaden knowledge about the different meanings that each of the words and expressions of English can adopt. And, on the other hand, give the same community the ability to expand the database with new words, unknown or unregistered, or expand the different meanings that can adopt the existing words. For identical words and according to which country of the world we move, it is very frequent to find completely different uses, that is why, once the official definition is mentioned, the dictionary allows users to expand it with new meanings or nuances. In short, a dictionary edited by users and for users. Daily among all the meanings uploaded by users will select one of them as word, expression or theme of the day. This meaning will appear on the home page just after this presentation for at least 24 hours. Finally, we have made the project extensible to words from other languages ??or disciplines, you can access these dictionaries through the drop-down that appears next to the search box and the operation is identical to the main dictionary. Hoping that the use of the dictionary is to his liking we say goodbye.

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How has the dictionary evolved?

First of all, we want to thank all the collaborators for their help, since without them and them this project would not be possible. Since the ship sailed there in 2010 we have received a total of 1,493 Contributions to define 1,270 different words or expressions that have consulted more than 100,000 readers and have directly helped 10 people who asked the dictionary for a word that was not Registered therein.

Meaning of the day

Carlos Ortiz


A difficult task.

"Washing dishes by hand is cadendrum"


New Meanings collected in the dictionary


bermuda tryangle

Synonyms of bermuda tryangle are  bermuda triangle

"The Bermuda TRIANGLE was an enigmático zone un the caribean sea."




INTERCISION error for INTERCESIÓN to intercede, plea un the name of others.

"The pope prays these days interceding for Ukraine"


Tane Faukamono'e


Male given name of Maori origin meaning "The Gift"; from "Te" meaning "The" and "Koha" meaning "Gift".

"The boy from New Zealand's name is Tekoha."


Fernando R. Zazueta, San Jose, CA


"Fugarse" is a Spanish reflexive verb:To flee, to run away, to escape.
Antonyms of fugarse are  to remain to stay (in situations where running away would be suggested or necessary)

"Because he knew he was innocent, he decided that fugarse would give him time to prove his innocence."


Fernando R. Zazueta, San Jose, CA


cochino is incorrectly written and should be written as cochino/cochina being its meaning: The Spanish word "Cochino" is a male hog/pig/swine. A sow is a "cochina". Because these animals are kept in pig-sties which are often unclean, when describing a person, a cochino/cochina refers to person who is dirty, filthy, unclean or slovenly.
Synonyms of cochino are  dirty filthy unclean slovenly
Antonyms of cochino are  clean tidy
 Used in US as well

"Juanita did not want to date Roberto because he works as a car mechanic and he is always cochino when he came to visit."


Danilo Enrique Noreña Benítez


It is one of the multiple common names having the plant Helleborus viridis of the family Ranunculaceae. Also has other names such as: Green Hellebore, fetid Hellebore, green sign, omen, ornavario, saguerro, vedegambre, chiguero, snake flower, poison flower.


Danilo Enrique Noreña Benítez


The litodomos Bivalves are similar to clams but smaller.


Danilo Enrique Noreña Benítez


abuna is incorrectly written and should be written as "Abuna ( is 41 name;." being its meaning: The correct term is Abuna. It is the name of a province in the North of Bolivia ( Department of Pando ). Name of a river in the same area.


Danilo Enrique Noreña Benítez


It is also called Ahuehuete, drum of Encino, Sabino, Montezuma Cypress, Tule, Mexican Cypress, Ahuehue. It is a coniferous tree of about 40 meters in height, originating in Mexico. Its scientific name is Taxodium huegelii is of the family Cupressaceae.


Diccionario Colaborativo

web nueva

After many sweats and efforts. . . Finally! Christmas has brought us the new website of the collaborative dictionary. We have tried to make a site more presentable with the latest technologies of the Internet, more intuitive, more secure ( Connections 41 SSL; and with some improvement in the introduction of the contributions that we hope to be of your liking. It is very likely that new bugs that we will muddle through progressively emerge to be a beta as they appear and we go reporting. Tell you also that have implemented secure connections with the site it can be that some older browsers may not see site, in these cases either browser is updated to latest version or switch to another as it may well be Chrome , Firefox etc. . In this new version we have isolated each of the dictionaries so that words are not crossed between them, whenever you select one from the dropdown menu from the top, each and every one of the 40 features; stats, searches, queries, request It is etc. . ) they refer to the selected dictionary. In the form new contribution are now allowed to put references to the dictionary in which we are working and some letter such as bold and italic formats, have also put a check so that you can tell the system to save the name and email for the next time that you introduzcáis a contribution. Another important feature that has been added is the one that appears in the search box next to the magnifying glass, this button allows you to directly insert a new definition without having to search for it first. Indexes of dictionaries also have changed and have been organized in a more intuitive way to facilitate the search for words with the letter starting. Soon as it is stabilizing and advancing in the new version there will be more news.


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    Fernando R. Zazueta, San Jose, CA

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User help requests

Below is a list of words or expressions expressly requested by other users. If you want to help these users of the dictionary and you know the meaning of any of them just click on the link and complete the other meanings form. Once the response is approved, the system will notify the user that the request for help is sent by email.

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Words or expressions pending to assign a Meaning

Below is a list of words or phrases that have been searched by anonymous users and we have not been able to offer a meaning. If you want to help these users and you know the meaning of any of them you just have to click on the link and fill out the form. Thousands of users who consult the dictionary will thank you.

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