Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “conspiracy”

See all translations

conspiracy

noun [C or U] uk   /kənˈspɪr.ə.si/ us  
the activity of secretly planning with other people to do something bad or illegal: The three men are accused of conspiracy. [+ to infinitive] She has been charged with conspiracy to murder. I think there was a conspiracy to keep me out of the committee.conspiracy of silence a general agreement to keep silent about a subject for the purpose of keeping it secret
More examples
Translations of “conspiracy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 陰謀, 密謀, 謀劃…
in Russian заговор…
in Turkish komplo, gizli plan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 阴谋, 密谋, 谋划…
in Polish spisek…
(Definition of conspiracy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of conspiracy?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “conspiracy” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

beginner's luck

unexpected success experienced by a person who is just starting a particular activity

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More