French word of the week: frapper

Our new series of weekly blogs takes a closer look at words from our French dictionaries. The word we're focusing on this week is the French verb frapper. Read More

French word of the week: accès

Our new series of weekly blogs take a closer look at words from our French dictionaries. The word we're focusing on this week is the French noun accès. Read More

What’s the difference between shadow and shade?

This week we are looking at two words which are commonly confused: shadow and shade. shadow A shadow is a dark shape made on a surface when something stands between a light and the surface. The tree cast a shadow over the garden. If a place… Read More
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National Gardening Week

In an English country ga-a-a-rden What’s the most popular UK hobby? Why, gardening, of course. An estimated twenty-seven million people in a population of sixty-seven million plus indulge in it in some shape or form. During recent lockdowns, many people confined to home developed an interest in their gardens for… Read More
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11 essential words for aspiring astronomers

Star light, star bright, will you be searching the skies tonight? Whether you’re trying to spot the latest celestial event or you’re a dedicated stargazer, there’s a whole galaxy out there if you just look up. We’ve compiled a blog of essential words for aspiring astronomers, let us know @CollinsDict… Read More