Vous êtes sur la page 1sur 29

ART

- the making of objects, images, music, etc. that are beautiful or that express feelings: Can
television and pop music really be considered art?
- the activity of painting, drawing, and making sculpture: Art and English were my best
subjects at school.An art teacher
- paintings, drawings, and sculptures: The gallery has an excellent collection of modern art
- an activity through which people express particular ideas: Drama is an art that is
traditionally performed in a theatre.
[mass noun] The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically
in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciatedprimarily for
their beauty or emotional power:the art of the Renaissance
TIGER
-a large wild animal of the cat family with yellowish-orange fur with black lines that lives in
parts of Asia
BAT
-a specially shaped piece of wood used for hitting the ball in some games: a baseball/cricket/
rounders/table tennis bat
-a small animal like a mouse with wings that flies at night
TOOTH-TEETH
-one of the hard, white objects in the mouth that are used for biting and chewing (= crushing
food): a broken/missing tooth
BASKET
-a light container, often with a handle, that is made of thin strips of wood, metal, or plastic
twisted together, used for carrying or storing things: a shopping/picnic basket
TUB
-a large, round container with a flat base and an open top: Outside was a stone patio with tubs
of flowering plants.
-A wide, open, deep, typically roundcontainer with a flat bottom used for holding liquids,
growing plants, etc.
BEAR
-a large, strong wild mammal with a thick fur coat that lives especially in colder parts of
Europe, Asia, and North America: a brown/black bear
-to accept, tolerate, or endure something, especially something unpleasant: The strain must
have been enormous but she bore it well.

CEREAL
-a food that is made from grain and eaten with milk, especially in the morning: breakfast
cereals
CLOTHES
-things such as dresses and trousers that you wear to cover, protect, or decorate your body:
She usually wears smart/casual clothes.
WRIST
-the part of the body between the hand and the arm (where your hand joins your arm): I
sprained my wrist playing tennis.
CHALK
-soft white or grey rock formed a long time ago from the shells of small sea
-mall sticks of a white or coloured substance like soft rock, used for writing or drawing:
FILE
-any of several different types of container used to store papers, letters, and other documents
in an ordered way, especially in an office: a box/envelope file
-written records that are kept about a particular person or subject: The police have opened a
file on local burglaries.
CHEESE
- a food made from milk, that can be either firm or soft and is usually yellow or white in
colour: Would you like a slice/piece of cheese with your bread?
FEMALE
-belonging or relating to women, or the sex that can give birth to young or produce eggs: She
was voted the best female vocalist.
TEA
-a drink made by pouring hot water onto dried and cut leaves and sometimes flowers,
especially the leaves of the tea plant
SCARF
-a strip, square, or triangle of cloth, worn around the neck, head, or shoulders to keep you
warm or to make you look attractive
WIG
- a covering of artificial hair worn on the head to hide a loss of hair or to cover your own hair
PARROT
- a tropical bird with a curved beak, often kept as a pet and trained to copy the human voice

TRUCK
- a large road vehicle that is used for transporting large amounts of goods
PARK
-a large area of land with grass and trees, usually surrounded by fences or walls, and specially
arranged so that people can walk in it for pleasure or children can play in it
HAND
- the part of the body at the end of the arm that is used for holding, moving, touching, and
feeling things
JUG
- a container for holding liquids that has a handle and a shaped opening at the top for pouring
WALL
- a vertical structure, often made of stone or brick, that divides or surrounds something
KNEE
- the middle joint of the leg that allows the leg to bend
EYES
- one of the two organs in your face that are used for seeing
JUICE
- the liquid that comes from fruit or vegetables
INDIAN
- belonging to or relating to India or its people
LADY
-a polite or old-fashioned way of referring to or talking to a woman
- a woman who behaves in a way that is traditionally considered to be suitable for a woman
MEETING/CONFERENCE ROOM a room used specifically for holding
conferences, it is usually located within the offices
FLIP CHART - a board standing on legs with large pieces of paper attached to
the top that can be turned over
DATA PROJECTOR - a piece of electronic equipment that is used to show
information from a computerscreen on a large screen
LAPTOP - a computer that is small enough to be carried around easily and is flat
when closed
WORKSTATION/PC 1. a keyboard and screen with which a person can use a
computer system, or an area in an office, factory, etc. where a single person

works 2. a computer that is used mainly by people at home rather than by large
organizations
noticeboard (BrE)/bulletin board(NAmE) - a board on a wall on which notices
can be fixed on which important information is written
wall planner a document in the shape of a calender that is used to help plan
for future events.
water cooler - a machine for cooling and providing drinking water, usually in an
office or other public place
out tray (BrE)/out-box (NAmE) - a flat, open container on a desk for letters
and other documents that have already been dealt with and are waiting to be
sent to someone else or put away:
in tray(BrE)/in-box(NAmE) - a flat, open container where letters and other
documents are put when they arrive in a person's office and where they are kept
until the person has time to deal with them:
desk lamp a small lamp placed on a desk to provide illumination
calendar - a printed table showing all the days, weeks, and months of the year:
partition - a vertical structure like a thin wall that separates one part of a room
or building from another:
mouse mat (BrE)/mouse pad(NAmE) - the special flat piece of material on
which you move the mouse of a computer
desk - a type of table that you can work at, often one with drawers:
pen holder - A device for storing pens.
Arm - The arm of a piece of clothing or furniture is a part of it that you put your
arm in or on:
Photocopier - a machine that makes copies of documents using a photographic
process
flatbed scanner - a piece of computer equipment with a flat glass base on
which you lay a document or book in order to copy the page into a computer
calculator - a small electronic device that is used for doing calculations:
desk diary (BrE)/appointment book (NAmE) - a large diary designed for use
in an office.
swivel chair - a chair that can turn around, commonly used in offices
suspension file - a type of case for keeping documents that is made out of
cardboard and can be hung by metal edges in a filing cabinet
stationary tray - a drawer filled with various office supplies such as pens,
paperclips, glue, etc.
Printer - a machine that is connected to a computer and prints onto paper using
ink:

hard copy/printout - information from a computer that has been printed on


paper
waste-paper basket(BrE)/wastebasket (NAmE) - an open container that
stands on the floor inside buildings and is used for putting rubbish in, especially
paper:
castor(BrE)/caster(NAmE) - a small wheel, usually one of a set, that is
attached to the bottom of a piece of furniture so that it can be moved easily
filing cabinet (BrE)/file cabinet (NAmE) - a large piece of furniture in an
office, used for holding documents

JAM
- a thick sweet substance made from boiled fruit and sugar, eaten
especially on bread
- a situation in which it is difficult or impossible to move because there are
so many cars or people:
- a situation in which a machine does not work because something is
stopping a part from moving:
- informal a difficult situation
- kick out the jams American English informal to play rock music loudly
and with a lot of energy or emotion
- jam tomorrow British English informal good things someone promises
you, which never happen:

PILLOW
- a cloth bag filled with soft material that you put your head on when you
are sleeping:
- pillow fight a game in which children hit each other with pillows
- pillow talk informal conversation between lovers in bed

KNEE
- the middle joint (a place in your body where two bones are connected) of
the leg that allows the leg to bend
- on somebody's knee on the top part of your legs when you are sitting
down
- knees knocking (together) if your knees are knocking, you are feeling
very afraid or very cold

- on your knees in a way that shows you have no power but want or need
something very much:
- bring somebody/something to their knees
a) to defeat a country or group of people in a war:
b) to have such a bad effect on an organization, activity etc that it cannot
continue [= cripple]:
- put/take somebody over your knee old-fashioned to punish a child by
hitting them
- on bended knee(s) old-fashioned in a way that shows great respect
for someone

SHADOW
- a dark area or shape made by an object blocking rays of light
- the bad effect or influence that something has, which makes other things
seem less enjoyable, attractive, or impressive
- without/beyond a shadow of a doubt used to say that something is
definitely true:
- in somebody's shadow if you are in someone's shadow, they are
much more famous and successful than you are:
- be a shadow of your former self to be weaker, less powerful, or worse
than you were before:
- shadows under your eyes small dark areas under your eyes that you
have when you are very tired:
- somebody's shadow someone who follows someone else everywhere
they go

FLOWER
- the part of a plant that is often brightly colored and has a pleasant smell,
or the type of plant that produces these
- in flower a plant or tree that is in flower has flowers on it:
- the flower of something literary the best part of something: young
men killed in the flower of their youth

SOIL
- the top layer of the earth in which plants grow
- on British/French/foreign etc soil formal in Britain, France etc:
- a place or situation where something can develop:
- somebody's native soil literary your own country
- the soil literary farming as a job or way of life: They make their living
from the soil.

DAISY a kind of flower with yellow petals around yellow center

FERTILIZER - a natural or chemical substance that is spread on the land


or given to plants, to make plants grow well
WEED
- any wild plant that grows in an unwanted place, especially in a garden or
field where it prevents the cultivated plants from growing freely
cannabis (slang): a type of illegal drug
- British English informal someone who is weak:
- like weeds in large numbers:
- (widow's) weeds old use black clothes worn by a woman whose
husband has died

TABLECLOTH a piece of woven material that covers a table


CURTAIN
- a piece of material, especially cloth, that hangs across a window or
opening to make a room or part of a room dark or private
- a sheet of heavy material that comes down at the front of the stage in a
theatre
- a thick layer of something that stops anything behind it from being seen
- bring down the curtain on something informal to cause or mark the
end of a situation or period of time:
- (it'll) be curtains for somebody/something informal used to say that
someone will die or that something will end

PIZZA - a food made of thin flat round bread, baked with tomato, cheese,
and sometimes vegetables or meat on top
PACKAGE
- something wrapped in paper, packed in a box and then sent by mail or
delivered [= parcel British English]
- American English the paper or plastic container that food or other goods
are sold in [= packet British English]
- a set of ideas or services that are suggested or offered all together as a
group: The government has announced a package of measures to assist
affected areas.
- a set of related programs sold together for use on a computer
software/word-processing/graphics etc package
CUPCAKE
a small round cake usually served in a small, round container made of
paper
FRIDGE - a piece of kitchen equipment that uses electricity to preserve
food at a cold temperature
SCREEN
a flat surface in a cinema, on a television, or as part of a computer, on
which pictures or words are shown
- the part of a television or computer where the picture or information
appears [ monitor]:
- a piece of furniture like a thin wall that can be moved around and is used
to divide one part of a room from another:
- British English a medical test to see whether someone has an
illness [= screening American English]
- a wire net fastened inside a frame in front of a window or door to keep
insects out
- a decorative wall in some churches
- a player in a game such as basketball who protects the player who has
the ball
MOUSE
- a small furry animal with a pointed nose and a long tail that lives in
people's houses or in fields:
- a small object connected to a computer by a wire, which you move with
your hand to give instructions to the computer:

LEG
- one of the long parts of your body that your feet are joined to, or a
similar part on an animal or insect:
- the leg of an animal when it is cooked and eaten as food:
- one of the upright parts that support a piece of furniture:
- the part of your trousers that covers your leg:
- one part of a long journey or race
- British English one of the series of games in a football competition played
between two teams:
- not have a leg to stand on informal to be in a situation where you
cannot prove or legally support what you say:
- get your leg over British English informal not polite to have sex with
someone
- have legs American English informal if a piece of news has legs, people
continue to be interested in it and talk about it

STOMACH
1. the organ inside your body where food begins to bedigested
2 the front part of your body, below your chest:
3 do something on an empty stomachto do something when you have
not eaten:
4 turn your stomach to make you feel sick or upset:
5 have no stomach for a fight/task etc to have no desire to do
something difficult, upsetting, or frightening
6 have a strong stomach to be able to see or do things that are
unpleasant without feeling sick or upset:

ELBOW
1 the joint where your arm bends
2 the part of a shirt etc that covers your elbow
3 elbow grease informal hard work and effort, especially when cleaning
or polishing something
4 give somebody the elbow

British English informal to tell someone that you no longer like them or
want them to work for you and that they should leave
5 elbow room enough space in which to move easily:
There's more elbow room in the restaurant since they extended it.
6 a curved part of a pipe

WATCH
1. a small clock that you wear on your wrist or keep in your pocket
2 [singular, uncountable] when you watch someone or something
carefully, or pay careful attention to them, so that you are ready to act if
necessary
The police arrived to keep watch on the mouth of the tunnel.
3. keep a watch out for somebody/something
also be on the watch for somebody/something to be looking and
waiting for something that might happen or someone you might see,
especially so that you can avoid danger, trouble etc:
4. [countable] a group of people whose job is to guard or protect someone
or something:
We were arrested and held until the arrival of the night watch (=people
responsible for keeping the streets safe at night, especially in past times).
5 [uncountable and countable] a period of time when it is someone's duty to stay
somewhere and look for signs of danger:

EYELASH
1. one of the small hairs that grow along the edge of your eyelids
2. flutter your eyelashes
if a woman flutters her eyelashes, she moves them up and down very
quickly, in order to look sexually attractive

SKIN
1. the natural outer layer of a person's or animal's body
2. the skin of an animal, sometimes including its fur, used to make leather,
clothes etc:
3. the natural outer cover of some fruits and vegetables

4. a thin solid layer that forms on the top of a liquid, especially when it
gets cold:
5. the way particular information appears on a computer screen, especially
when this can be changed quickly and easily
6. have (a) thin/thick skin to be easily upset or not easily upset by
criticism:
7. get under somebody's skin
informal if someone gets under your skin, they annoy you, especially by
the way they behave:
8. by the skin of your teeth
informal if you do something by the skin of your teeth, you only just
succeed in doing it, and very nearly failed to do it:

TOE
1. one of the five movable parts at the end of your foot [ finger]:
He stubbed his toe (=hurt it by kicking it against something) on a rock.
2 the part of a shoe or sock that covers the front part of your foot
3 tread on somebody's toes British English step on somebody's
toes American English to offend someone, especially by becoming
involved in something that they are responsible for
4 keep somebody on their toes to make sure that someone is ready for
anything that might happen: They do random checks to keep workers on
their toes.
5 make somebody's toes curl to make someone feel very embarrassed
or uncomfortable
6 touch your toes to bend downwards so that your hands touch your
toes, without bending your knees
7 put/dip a toe in the water to try a little of something or try an activity for a
short time to see if you like it

FROWN - the expression on your face when you move your eyebrows
together because you are angry, unhappy, or confused

FOOT
1. the part of your body that you stand on and walk on

2. plural feet or foot written abbreviation ft a unit for measuring length,


equal to 12 inches or about 30 centimetres:
3. the lowest or bottom part of something
the foot of the stairs/ladder etc He walked to the foot of the stairs.
4. on foot if you go somewhere on foot, you walk there:

LETTUCE - a round vegetable with thin green leaves eaten raw in salads

PAPER
1. material in the form of thin sheets that is used for writing on, wrapping
things etc
2. a newspaper:
3. pieces of paper with writing on them that you use in your work, at
meetings etc:
I left some important papers in my briefcase.
b) documents and letters concerning someone's private or public life:
While I was organizing Simon's papers I came across his diaries.
c) divorce papers documents concerning a divorce
d) official documents such as your passport, identity card etc:
My papers are all in order (=they are legal and correct).

4. on paper a) if you put ideas or information on paper, you write them


down
put/get something down on paper
b) if something seems true on paper, it seems to be true as an idea, but
may not be true in a real situation [= in theory]:
5. British English a set of printed questions used as an examination in a
particular subject, and the answers people write:
an exam paper
6. a piece of writing or a talk on a particular subject by someone who has
made a study of it:
7. especially American English a piece of writing that is done as part of a
course at school or university [= essay]

FLOOR
the flat surface that you stand on inside a building:
a polished wooden floor
2 in a car British English the part of a car that forms its inside
floor[= floorboard American English]
3 level in building one of the levels in a building:
4. ocean/forest/cave floor etc
the ground at the bottom of the ocean, the forest etc:
creatures that live on the ocean floor
5 for dancing
an area in a room where people can dance:
There were two or three couples already on the dance floor.
take (to) the floor (=begin dancing)
Everyone took to the floor for the last waltz.
6 where people work a large area in a building where a lot of people do
their jobs:
The stock market floor was wildly busy.
7 limit an officially agreed limit below which something cannot
go [ ceiling]:
Manufacturers have tried to put a floor under the price of their products.
8 the floor
a) the people attending a public meeting:
Are there any questions from the floor?
b) the part of a parliament, public meeting place etc where people sit:
The delegates crowded the floor of the House.
9 take the floor to begin speaking at an important public meeting:

TRACTOR - a strong vehicle with large wheels, used for pulling farm
machinery

ELEPHANT - a very large grey animal with four legs, two tusks(=long
curved teeth) and a trunk (=long nose) that it can use to pick things up
SHOE
1. something that you wear to cover your feet, made of leather or some
other strong material:
2. in somebody's shoes in someone else's situation, especially a bad
one:
3. step into/fill somebody's shoes to do a job that someone else used
to do, and do it as well as they did:
4. a curved piece of iron that is nailed onto a horse's foot [= horseshoe]

SHOULDER
1. one of the two parts of the body at each side of the neck where the arm
is connected:
2. look/glance over your shoulder (=look behind you)
3. [countable] the part of a piece of clothing that covers your shoulders:
a jacket with padded shoulders
4. [uncountable and countable] the upper part of the front leg of an animal
that is used for meat
5. be looking over your shoulder
to feel worried that something unpleasant is going to happen to you
6.
a) a shoulder to cry on someone who gives you sympathy:
b) cry on somebody's shoulder
to get sympathy from someone when you tell them your problems
6 shoulder to shoulder
a) having the same aims and wanting to achieve the same thing [= side
by side]
shoulder to shoulder with
b) physically close together [= side by side]:
Blacks and whites stood shoulder to shoulder in the stands to applaud.
7 on somebody's shoulders

if blame or a difficult job falls on someone's shoulders, they have to take


responsibility for it:
8 put your shoulder to the wheel
to start to work with great effort and determination
9 road-side
[countable] American English an area of ground beside a road where
drivers can stop their cars if they are having trouble

TONGUE
1. the soft part inside your mouth that you can move about and use for
eating and speaking:
2. click your tongue to make a sharp noise with your tongue to show
that you are annoyed or disappointed:
3. sharp tongue if you have a sharp tongue, you often talk in a way that
shows you are angry:
4. silver tongue
literary if you have a silver tongue, you can talk in a way that makes
people like you or persuades them that you are right
5. sharp-tongued/silver-tongued etc
able to talk in a very angry or pleasant way:
6. with (your) tongue in (your) cheek
if you say something with your tongue in your cheek, you say it as a joke,
not seriously
7. bite your tongue
to stop yourself saying something because you know it would not be
sensible to say it:
8. get your tongue around something
informal to be able to say a difficult word or phrase:

TOENAIL - the hard part that covers the top of each of your toes

CHILD
1. someone who is not yet an adult [= kid]:

2. a son or daughter of any age:


3. someone who is very strongly influenced by the ideas and attitudes of a
particular period of history; child of a real child of the Sixties
4. someone who behaves like a child and is not sensible or responsible used to show disapproval:
5. something is child's play
used to say that something is very easy to do:
6. be with child old use to be pregnant
7. children should be seen and not heard an expression meaning that
children should be quiet and not talk - used when you disapprove of the
way a child is behaving

NOSE
1. the part of a person's or animal's face used for smelling or breathing
2. (right) under somebody's nose
a) if something bad or illegal happens under someone's nose, they do not
notice it even though it is happening very close to them and they should
have noticed it:
The drugs were smuggled in right under the noses of the security
guards.
b) if something is right under someone's nose, they cannot see it even
though it is very close to them:
3. stick/poke your nose into something
to become involved in something that does not concern you, in a way that
annoys people [ nosy]:
4. keep your nose out (of something)
spoken to avoid becoming involved in something that does not concern
you
5. on the nose American English spoken exactly:
6. keep your nose to the grindstone
informal to work very hard, without stopping to rest:

CUSTARD
1. a sweet yellow sauce that is made with milk, sugar, eggs, and flour

2 [uncountable and countable] a soft baked mixture of milk, sugar, and


eggs

SLIME - an unpleasant thick slippery substance:

BEARD
1. hair that grows around a man's chin and cheeks [ moustache]
2 something similar to a beard, such as hair growing on an animal's chin

CARAVAN
British English a vehicle that a car can pull and in which people can live
and sleep when they are on holiday[= trailer American English]
caravan site/park (=area of land where people can park their caravans)
2 British English a covered vehicle that is pulled by a horse, and in which
people can live [= wagon American English]
a gipsy caravan
3 a group of people with animals or vehicles who travel together for
safety, especially through a desert

NAIL
1. a thin pointed piece of metal with a flat top, which you hit into a surface
with a hammer, for example to join things together or to hang something
on:
2. your nails are the hard smooth layers on the ends of your fingers and
toes:
3. nail in somebody's/something's coffin
one of several bad things which help to destroy someone's success or
hopes:
4. as hard/tough as nails
very tough and not easily frightened, or not caring about the effects of
your actions on other people
5. on the nail
a) British English if you pay money on the nail, you pay it immediately

b) especially American English completely correct:


They got it absolutely on the nail.

GARDEN
1. British English the area of land next to a house, where there are flowers,
grass, and other plants, and often a place for people to sit [= yard
American English]
2. American English a part of the area next to a house, which has plants
and flowers in it
3. [plural] a large area of land where plants and flowers are grown so that
the public can go and see them:

BRIDGE
1. ]a structure built over a river, road etc that allows people or vehicles to
cross from one side to the other
2 something that provides a connection between two things [= link]
3ship [countable usually singular] the raised part of a ship from which the
officers control it
4 card game [uncountable] a card game for four players who play in
pairs
5 the bridge of your nose the upper part of your nose between your
eyes
6 pair of glasses [countable usually singular] the part of a pair of
glasses that rests on your nose
7 musical instrument [countable usually singular] a small piece of wood
under the strings of a violin or guitar, used to keep them in position
8 for teeth [countable] a small piece of metal that keeps false teeth in
place by attaching them to your real teeth

BOTTLE
1. a container with a narrow top for keeping liquids in, usually made of
plastic or glass
2. container for babies to drink from, with a rubber part on top that they
suck, or the milk contained in this bottle:
3. the bottle

alcoholic drink - used when talking about the problems drinking can cause:
4. hit the bottle (=regularly drink too much)
5. British English informal courage to do something that is dangerous or
unpleasant [= nerve]:
6. bring a bottle
British English bring your own bottle American English used when you
invite someone to an informal party to tell them that they should bring
their own bottle of alcoholic drink

KIDNEY
1. one of the two organs in your lower back that separate waste products
from your blood and make urine:
2. [uncountable and countable] one or more of these organs from an
animal, used as food:

STREET
a public road in a city or town that has houses, shops etc on one or both
sides
the streets [plural] also the street the busy public parts of a city where
there is a lot of activity, excitement, and crime, or where people without
homes live

the man/woman in the street also the man/woman on the street


the average person, who represents the general opinion about things:
(right) up your street British English exactly right for you
streets ahead (of somebody/something) British English informal much
better than someone or something else:

BOWL
container
[countable] a wide round container that is open at the top, used to hold
liquids, food, flowers etc [ dish]:
bowls

British English [plural] an outdoor game played on grass in which you try
to roll big balls as near as possible to a small ball [= lawn bowling
American English]
[countable usually singular] a special game in American football played by
the best teams after the normal playing season:
[countable] British English a ball that you use in the game of bowls
[countable] the part of an object such as a spoon, pipe, toilet etc that is
shaped like a bowl:
[countable usually singular] American English a large stadium shaped like
a bowl, where people go to watch special events, such as sports games or
music concerts:

BOOT

- a type of shoe that covers your whole foot and the lower part of your
leg [ Wellington]:
2 British English an enclosed space at the back of a car, used for carrying
bags etc [= trunk American English]
3 the boot informal when someone is forced to leave their job [= the
sack; dismiss]:
4 to boot in addition to everything else you have mentioned:
5 put the boot in British English informal
a) to criticize or be cruel to someone who is already in a bad situation
b) to attack someone by kicking them repeatedly, especially when they
are on the ground
6 the boot is on the other foot British English used to say someone
who has caused problems for other people in the past is now in a situation
in which people are causing problems for them

SOCK

1. a piece of clothing made of soft material that you wear on your foot
inside your shoe:
2 knock/blow somebody's socks of informal to surprise and excite
someone very much:

3 pull your socks up informal especially British English to make an effort


to improve your behaviour or your work:
4 put a sock in it informal used to tell someone in a joking way to stop
talking or making a noise
5 informal a hard hit, especially with your hand closed:

TELEVISION
[countable] also television set formal a piece of electronic equipment
shaped like a box with a screen, on which you can watch
programmes [= TV]:
turn the television up/down (=make it louder or quieter)
2 [uncountable] the programmes broadcast in this way [= TV]:
3 on (the) television broadcast or being broadcast on television:
4 [uncountable] the business of making and broadcasting programmes on
television [= TV]

BOOK
1. [countable] a set of printed pages that are held together in a cover so
that you can read them:
2 [countable] a set of sheets of paper held together in a cover so that you
can write on them:
3set of things [countable] a set of things such as stamps, matches, or
tickets, held together inside a paper cover:4
books
[plural]
a) accounts written records of the financial accounts of a business:
An accountant will examine the company's books.
a small firm that is having problems balancing the books (=keeping its
profits and spending equal)
on the books

They have 50 billion worth of orders on the books.

b) jobs
the names of people who use a company's services, or who are sent by a
company to work for other people

on somebody's books
books

an agent with a lot of popular actors on his

5 by the book exactly according to rules or instructions:


6 closed book a subject that you do not understand or know anything
about:
7 be in somebody's good/bad books informal used to say that
someone is pleased or annoyed with you
8 be on the books if a law is on the books, it is part of the set of laws in a
country, town, area etc
9 part of a book [countable] one of the parts that a very large book such
as the Bible is divided into
10 in my book spoken said when giving your opinion:

MAGAZINE
1 a large thin book with a paper cover that contains news stories, articles,
photographs etc, and is sold weekly or monthly
fashion/computer/women's etc magazine
a glossy fashion magazine
She's the editor of a popular women's magazine.
a magazine article
She glanced over the magazine racks.
2 a television or radio programme which is made up of a number of
reports:
a local news magazine programme
3 the part of a gun that holds the bullets
4 the part that holds the film in a camera or projector
5 a room or building for storing weapons, explosives etc

BAG
a) a container made of paper, cloth, or thin plastic which usually opens at
the top:
b) a handbag:

c) a large bag that you use to carry your clothes etc when you are
travelling:
3 spoken an insulting word for an old woman:
4 spoken especially British English a lot of something [= plenty]:
She's got bags of money.
No need to rush, we've got bags of time.
5 pack your bags informal to leave a place where you have been living,
usually after an argument:
We told her to pack her bags at once.
6 [plural] dark circles or loose skin under your eyes, usually because of old
age or being tired
7 a bag of bones informal a person or animal who is too thin
8 in the bag informal certain to be won or achieved:
9 [plural] British English old-fashioned loose-fitting trousers:
10 not somebody's bag old-fashioned informal something that someone
is not very interested in or not very good at:
11 bag and baggage British English with all your possessions:
12 hunting [usually singular] British English the number of birds or
animals that someone kills when they go hunting: We had a good bag that
day.

MONKEY
1. a small brown animal with a long tail, which uses its hands to climb
trees and lives in hot countries
2 informal a small child who is very active and likes to play tricks:
3 monkey business informal bad or dishonest behaviour
4 not give a monkey's British English spoken informal to not care at all
about something:
5 make a monkey (out) of somebody to make someone seem stupid
6 a monkey on your back American English informal a serious problem
that makes your life very difficult, especially being dependent on drugs

ADULT - a fully-grown person, or one who is considered to be legally


responsible for their actions; a fully-grown animal

TRAIN
1. a set of several carriages that are connected to each other and pulled
along a railway line by an engine
2. a train of something
a series of events or actions that are related:
3. train of thought
a related series of thoughts that are developing in your mind:
4. bring something in its train
formal if an action or event brings something in its train, that thing
happens as a result of it:
5. set something in train
British English formal to make a process start happening:

CHOCOLATE
1. a sweet brown food that you can eat as a sweet or use in cooking to
give foods such as cakes a special sweet taste:
2 [countable] a small sweet that is covered with chocolate:
3 [uncountable and countable] a hot sweet drink made with milk and
chocolate, or a cup of this drink:
4 [uncountable] a dark brown colour

LUNGE a sudden strong movement towards someone or something,


especially to attack them: Brad made a lunge towards his opponent, but
missed.

POND
1 a small area of fresh water that is smaller than a lake, that is either
natural or artificially made
2 across the pond also on the other side of the pond informal on the
other side of the Atlantic Ocean in the US or in Britain: my cousins from
across the pond

RIVER
1. a natural and continuous flow of water in a long line across a country
into the sea [ stream]:
2 a large amount of moving liquid

ENGINE
1. the part of a vehicle that produces power to make it move [ motor]
2. a vehicle that pulls a railway train
3. formal something powerful that causes great changes in society
engine of change/growth etc The Marshall Plan was the engine of
postwar economic growth.
BOOKCASE - a piece of furniture with shelves to hold books

CONTINENT
1. a large mass of land surrounded by sea:
2 the Continent British English old-fashioned Western Europe, not
including Britain

PLANET
1. a very large round object in space that moves around the sun or
another star:
2 what planet is somebody on? spoken used humorously to say that
someone's ideas are not at all practical or sensible:
3 the planetthe world - used especially when talking about the
environment:

ROCKET
1. a vehicle used for travelling or carrying things into space, which is
shaped like a big tube [ spacecraft]:
2. a weapon shaped like a big tube that is fired at things [ missile]:
3. a firework that goes high into the air before exploding into coloured
lights

4. British English a plant with green leaves and a strong taste, eaten raw in
salads

STAR
1. a large ball of burning gas in space that can be seen at night as a point
of light in the sky
2. a famous and successful actor, musician, or sports player
3. the person who has the main part, or one of them, in a film, play, show
etc
4. the best or most successful person in a group of players, workers,
students etc
5. the person who gives the best performance in a film, play, show etc:
6. a mark used in a system for judging the quality of hotels and
restaurants
7. the stars British English informal a description, usually printed in
newspapers and magazines, of what will happen to you in the future,
based on the position of the stars and planets at the time of your birth
8. see stars
to see flashes of light, especially because you have been hit on the head:
9. have stars in your eyes
to imagine that something you want to do is much more exciting or
attractive than it really is
10. you're a star!/what a star!
British English spoken said when you are very grateful or pleased because
of what someone has done:

WALLET
1. a small flat case, often made of leather, that you carry in your pocket,
for holding paper money, bank cards etc[= billfold AmE; purse]
2 British English a case for documents, often made of leather or plastic

CHILDREN
- plural of CHILD:
1. someone who is not yet an adult [= kid]:

2. children should be seen and not heard an expression meaning that


children should be quiet and not talk - used when you disapprove of the
way a child is behaving

POPULATION:
1. [countable] the number of people living in a particular area, country etc
2. population explosion/boom (=a quick increase in the population of
an area)
3. [countable usually singular] all of the people who live in a particular
area:
4. white/French/urban etc population (=part of the group of people
who live in a particular area who are white, French etc)
5. centre of population/population centre a city, town etc:

DRESS
1. a piece of clothing worn by a woman or girl that covers the top of her
body and part or all of her legs [ skirt]:
2. clothes for men or women of a particular type or for a particular
occasion:
a gentleman in evening dress (=formal clothes worn especially at
important social events)
The play was performed in modern dress (=clothes from the present
time).
dress code (=a standard of what you should wear for a particular
situation)
This restaurant has a strict dress code - no tie, no service.

LIPSTICK - a coloured substance that women put on their lips to make


them more attractive

BUS
1. a large vehicle that people pay to travel on
2. a circuit that connects the main parts of a computer so that signals can
be sent from one part of the computer to another

get on a bus
get of a bus
wait for a bus
catch a bus
take a bus
ride a bus American English
miss a bus (=be too late to get on a bus)
bus fare (=money you pay for a bus journey)
bus pass (=a card you buy that allows you to make several bus journeys
)bus ride/trip/journey
bus route (=the way a bus goes)
school bus

SANDWICH
1. two pieces of bread with cheese, meat, vegetables, cooked egg, etc
between them:
2 British English a cake consisting of two layers with jam and cream
between them:

RECTANGLE a shape that has four straight sides, two of which are usually
longer than the other two, and four 90 angles at the corners [ square]

WATERFALL a place where water from a river or stream falls down over a
cliff or rock

SAND
1. [uncountable] a substance consisting of very small pieces of rocks and
minerals, that forms beaches and deserts:
2 [uncountable and countable] an area of beach:
3 the sands of time literary moments of time that pass quickly

PALM TREE - a tropical tree which grows near beaches or in deserts, with
a long straight trunk and large pointed leaves at the top
CAMEL - a large desert animal with a long neck and either one or two
humps (=large raised parts) on its back
ROOM
1. a part of the inside of a building that has its own walls, floor, and ceiling:
2. space somewhere for a particular thing, person, or activity
3. the chance to do something, or the possibility that something exists or
can happen
4. there's room for improvement used to say that something is not
perfect and needs to be improved:
5. there's not enough room to swing a cat used humorously to say
that an area or room is not very big
6. rooms [plural] old-fashioned especially British English two or more
rooms that you rent in a building, or stay in at a college
7. all the people in a room: The whole room started singing 'Happy
Birthday'.

PYJAMAS
1. a soft pair of trousers and a top that you wear in bed:
2 loose trousers that are tied around the waist, worn by Muslim men or
women
3. the cat's pyjamas informal something or someone that is better than
everything else: I really thought I looked the cat's pyjamas in that dress.