Online English Dictionary and Vocabulary Builder


1. [n] an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; "the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"; "the earthquake was a disaster"

2. [n] a sudden violent change in the earth''s surface

add to myVocab      login      register   

Look up words in the English4Today Online Dictionary and then add them to your personal dictionary (myVocab).

Turn your word lists into tests for yourself, your friends or your students ... add a translation ... make vocabulary sets and flash cards.

All you need to start your own personal dictionary web is a free English4Today membership.

Do you know the meaning of ...

Random Members' Question

Question from:
Suzanne Grumko in USA

"Duty vs. Responsibility I have a problem with the distinction of the nouns duty and responsibility. My 12 year old son is being taught in 7th grade Civics that duty is something you MUST do and responsibility is something you SHOULD do. I have consulted several dictionaries and thesauri, none of which appear to support the above definitions. I am an English woman living in the U.S. and there are so many conflicts between the two countries usage of the English language that I am often confused. If you could clarify this matter I would be eternally in your debt."

View the answer

English grammar software checks your grammar and spelling, and gives feedback as you write!