Access the Oxford English Dictionary. Note: If you're off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your myPVCC username and password.
Enter a word to look up in the search box. Click Go.
Review the results. Select the entry you want to read. Pay attention to the part of speech as you do this. Do you want the form of the word that's a noun or verb or adjective?
Read through the definitions. The most common definition is usually at the top.