Word of the Day
Apps by Dictionary
Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?
to clear (land) of vegetation by burning
to get rid of (unwanted gas at an oil well, etc) by burning
an act or the process of burning off
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Discover our greatest slideshows
Was spring actually called "Lent"...
15 Shades of Green: Emerald...
Beyond Leprechauns: 7 Creatures of...
7 Words with Real Character
Browse more topics on our blog
What Is the Difference Between Discreet and Discrete?
Learn the correct uses of these two commonly confused homophones.
What Character Was Removed from the Alphabet?
What mistaken pronunciation gave this character its name?
This small mark has two primary uses: to signify possession or omitted letters.
How Do I Get a Word into the Dictionary?
People invent new words all the time, but which ones actually make it?
Word of the Day
Word Value for
Words With Friends
One who puts on armor should not brag like one who takes it off.
Dead flies make the perfumer's ointment give off a foul odor; so a little folly outweighs wisdom and...
The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore...
Nearby words for burn-off
burn in effigy
burn one in
burn one's bridges
burn one's fingers
burn oneself out
burn someone down
burn someone up
burn someone's ass
burn the candle at both ends
burn the midnight oil
burn to a cinder
burn your bridges behind you
burnes, sir alexander
burnett, chester arthur
burning at the stake