English Vocabulary Reference

Learn the meanings of words and phrases with our English vocabulary resources, including extensive lists of phrasal verbs, idioms amd irregular verbs.

What is Vocabulary?

The term vocabulary refers to the words and phrases that a person or group of people knows. When you start off learning a language you won't know many words and you will therefore have a small vocabulary. As your knowledge of a language grows, your vocabulary will grow too. Someone who is fluent in a language will have a large vocabulary. You can read a longer definition in our Vocabulary Definition.

Vocabulary Reference

Expand your vocabulary by learning useful English words and phrases, including phrasal verbs, idioms, irregular verbs, slang and more …

Phrasal Verbs

A reference of 3,603 common English phrasal verbs (also called multi-word verbs) with definitions and examples, and a selection of phrasal verb quizzes.

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English Idioms

Learn the meanings behind 3,910 English idiomatic expressions and sayings. Our large and growing reference is grouped into easy-to-browse categories and contains links to further information and help.

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Irregular Verbs

A comprehensive reference of 623 English irregular verbs, including conjugations for their base form, past simple, past participle, 3rd person singular, present participle / gerund.

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Cockney Rhyming Slang

Members Only A reference of 771 Cockney Rhyming Slang expressions.

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English Slang

Members Only A reference of 1,735 English slang expressions.

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Glossary of Football Vocabulary (Soccer)

This extensive glossary of football vocabulary is designed to help you learn the language associated with the football World Cup and of the Champions League.

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English Dictionaries

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