Word of the Day
Apps by Dictionary
Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?
forested land owned, maintained, and preserved by the U.S. government.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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
Difficulty index for
Few English speakers likely know this word
Word Value for
Words With Friends
A single strand of silk does not make a thread, nor a single tree a forest.
Beside a stream, don't waste water; even in a forest, don't waste fire wood.
A single soldier does not make a general, just as a single tree does not make a forest.
Nearby words for national-forest
national savings bank
national science foundation
national science foundation network
national security council
national semiconductor 32000
national software reuse directory
national spatial data infrastructure
national television standards committee
national transportation safety board
national unity government
national war labor board
national weather service
native american music
native elm bark beetle
native language system