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door • noun [ C ]  • /dɔːr/

Definition

A1 a flat object, often fixed at one edge, that is used to close the entrance of something such as a room or building, or the entrance itself

Dictionary examples

• the front door
• the back door
• a car door
• a sliding door
• The door to his bedroom was locked.
• We could hear someone knocking at/on the door.
• Could you open/close/shut the door, please?
• She asked me to answer the door.

Learner examples

• There is a garden [outside the] back door but [it] isn't big.
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cupboard • noun [ C ]  • /ˈkʌb.əd/

Definition

A2 a piece of furniture with a door on the front and shelves inside used for storing things

Dictionary examples

• a kitchen cupboard
• a built-in cupboard
• Is there plenty of cupboard space in your new house?

Learner examples

• I think [my jacket] is in your cupboard!!
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bed • noun • /bed/

Definition

A1 a piece of furniture that you sleep on

Dictionary examples

• He lived in a room with only two chairs, a bed and a table.
• He likes to have breakfast in bed on a Saturday morning.
• She didn't get out of bed till lunchtime today.
• I'm exhausted - I'm going to bed.

Learner examples

• I'd like to sell my bed.
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identification • noun [ U ]  • /aɪˌden.tɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/

Definition

A2 an official document that shows or proves who you are

Dictionary examples

• We were asked to show some identification before the security guards would let us in.

Learner examples

• It's important to send my wallet back as I can't withdraw money from my account without any proof of identification.
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policeman • noun [ C ]  • /pəˈliːs.mən/

Definition

A2 a man who is a member of the police

Dictionary examples

• His dad is a policeman.

Learner examples

• Dear Ann: I [left] the documents in your house and I have to give [them] to the policemen.
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waterfall • noun [ C ]  • /ˈwɔː.tə.fɔːl/

Definition

B1 water, especially from a river or stream, dropping from a higher to a lower point, sometimes from a great height

Learner examples

• We walked for an hour and arrived at the waterfall.
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kettle • noun [ C ]  • /ˈket.l ̩/

Definition

B1 a covered metal or plastic container with a handle and a shaped opening for pouring, used for boiling water

Learner examples

• If I have an electric kettle in my bedroom, I won't need to go to the kitchen.
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paper • noun • /ˈpeɪ.pər/

Definition

B1 a newspaper

Dictionary examples

• a daily/weekly/local/national paper
• The photo was on the front page of all the papers.

Learner examples

• Hey Jo, Yesterday I [saw] an advertisement for a job in a local paper: it said that if you like pets, you can become a dog-sitter for three days a week.
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pool • noun [ C ]  • /puːl/

Definition

A2 an area of water that has been made for people to swim in

Dictionary examples

• The hotel has two outdoor pools.
• Come with short[s] that can [get] wet because after we paint my bedroom, we'll go to my pool.

Learner examples

• When I came into the kitchen, I saw a pool of blood [o]n the floor.
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guitar • noun [ C ]  • /gɪˈtɑːr/

Definition

A1 a musical instrument with six strings and a long neck which is usually made of wood, and which is played by pulling or hitting the strings with the fingers

Dictionary examples

• an acoustic/electric guitar
• Do you play the guitar?

Learner examples

• I can play the guitar quite well.
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pencil • noun [ C ]  • /ˈpent.səl/

Definition

A1 a long, thin, wooden object with a black or coloured point that you write or draw with

Dictionary examples

• a box of coloured pencils
• pens and pencils
• a pencil sharpener
• You'd better sharpen that pencil.
• Write your comments in the margin of the report in pencil.

Learner examples

• You must bring a pencil with you.
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dirt • noun [ U ]  • /dɜːt/

Definition

B1 dust, soil or any substance that makes a surface not clean

Dictionary examples

• His coat was covered with dirt.

Learner examples

• Maybe in the future they'll find a new fabric which protects you from dirt and dangerous sunshine.
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parcel • noun [ C ]  • /ˈpɑː.səl/

Definition

B1 something that is covered in paper so that it can be sent by post

Dictionary examples

• send/receive/deliver a parcel
• The parcel was wrapped in plain brown paper.

Learner examples

• A week later, she received a parcel.
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pineapple • noun [ C or U ]  • /ˈpaɪn.æp.l ̩/

Definition

B1 a large fruit with thick skin and sharp leaves sticking out of the top which is sweet and yellow inside

Dictionary examples

• pineapple juice
• We ate some slices of pineapple.

Learner examples

• [There is] some special fruit [here], like durian, pineapple, banana and so on.
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brain • noun [ C ]  • /breɪn/

Definition

A2 the organ inside your head that controls thought, memory, feelings and activity

Dictionary examples

• Doctors can measure activity in her brain.
• The accident left him with permanent brain damage.
• His wife died from a brain tumour.

Learner examples

• He said the Martians opened his head and [did] experi[ments] with his brain.
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pizza • noun [ C or U ]  • /ˈpiːt.sə/

Definition

A1 a large circle of flat bread baked with cheese, tomatoes, and sometimes meat and vegetables spread on top

Dictionary examples

• a slice of pizza
• I like a lot of different pizza toppings.

Learner examples

• I like pasta and pizza.
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spoon • noun [ C ]  • /spuːn/

Definition

A2 an object with a handle and a round, curved part at one end, used for eating and serving food

Dictionary examples

• Could I have a spoon, please?

Learner examples

• Can I give you some knives and spoons [for] the cake?
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blackboard • noun [ C ]  • /ˈblæk.bɔːd/

Definition

A2 a large board with a dark surface that a teacher writes on with chalk

Dictionary examples

• She wrote her name on the blackboard.
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cheese • noun [ C or U ]  • /tʃiːz/

Definition

A1 a food made from milk, which can either be firm or soft and is usually yellow or white in colour

Dictionary examples

• a slice of cheese
• goat's cheese
• I like soft French cheeses such as Brie and Camembert.
• I prefer hard cheeses, like Cheddar.
• cheese and biscuits

Learner examples

• [In a salad,] I like onion, [c]arrots, beans, garlic, green sala[d], sunflower oil and cheese.
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radio • noun • /ˈreɪ.di.əʊ/

Definition

A1 a piece of equipment used for listening to radio broadcasts

Dictionary examples

• a car radio
• Could you turn the radio on?

Learner examples

• I want to sell my radio.
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crystal • noun [  ]  • /ˈkrɪ.stəl/

Definition

C2 a type of high quality glass

Dictionary examples

• a crystal vase

Learner examples

• The crystal vase is a gift from one of my mother's friends.
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car • noun [ C ]  • /kɑːr/

Definition

A1 a road vehicle with an engine, four wheels, and seats for a small number of people

Dictionary examples

• They don't have a car.
• Where did you park your car?
• It's quicker by car.
• a car crash

Learner examples

• I come to the college [on] foot or by car.
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box • noun [ C ]  • /bɒks/

Definition

A1 a square or rectangular container

Dictionary examples

• a cardboard box
• a box of chocolates

Learner examples

• I got clothes and a box of chocolates.
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delighted • adjective • /dɪˈlaɪ.tɪd/

Definition

B1 very pleased

Dictionary examples

• We're delighted with our new house.
• I was delighted at/by your news.
• I'm absolutely delighted that you can come.
• We'd be delighted to come to dinner on Friday.

Learner examples

• I've just seen your letter and I'm really delighted to have won the first prize in your competition.
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drawer • noun [ C ]  • /drɔːr/

Definition

A2 a box-shaped container without a top which is part of a piece of furniture. It slides in and out to open and close and is used for keeping things in.

Dictionary examples

• I keep my socks in the bottom drawer.
• I don't like to go through other people's drawers.

Learner examples

• I think I left it in your drawer in the living room.
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office • noun • /ˈɒf.ɪs/

Definition

A2 a room or building where people work

Dictionary examples

• I didn't leave the office until eight o'clock last night.
• the director's office
• office workers
• office equipment

Learner examples

• I go to the office on foot.
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filthy • adjective [  ]  • /ˈfɪl.θi/

Definition

C2 extremely dirty

Dictionary examples

• Wash your hands, they're filthy!

Learner examples

• Creaking, worn-out beds, dripping taps and filthy rugs have nothing in common with 'luxury'!
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devil • noun [ C ]  • /ˈdev.əl/

Definition

C2 someone who behaves badly.

Dictionary examples

• He's an absolute devil!

Learner examples

• It must be with my younger brother, that little devil, Diana thought, so she went to his room and opened every drawer, but she could find nothing.
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eagle • noun [ C ]  • /ˈiː.gl ̩/

Definition

B2 a large, strong bird with a curved beak that hunts smaller animals

Learner examples

• For many animals zoos are [the] only hope for survival: for example [the] Chinese panda or white eagle.
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doctor • noun [ C ]  • /ˈdɒk.tər/

Definition

A1 a person whose job is to treat people who are ill or hurt

Dictionary examples

• You should see a doctor about that cough.
• Good morning, Doctor Smith/Doctor.

Learner examples

• I'm going to start on Saturday, because on Friday I have to go to the doctor with my grandmother.
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stamp • noun [ C ]  • /stæmp/

Definition

A2 a small, official piece of paper that you buy and stick onto a letter or parcel before you post it to show that you have paid for postage

Dictionary examples

• I stuck a 50p stamp on the envelope.

Learner examples

• My hobby is collecting stamps.
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pie • noun [ C or U ]  • /paɪ/

Definition

B1 a type of food made with meat, vegetables, or fruit covered in pastry and baked

Dictionary examples

• Would you like some more apple pie?
• a chicken and mushroom pie

Learner examples

• I like apple pie and ice cream as [a] dessert.
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blind • adjective • /blaɪnd/

Definition

B1 not able to see

Dictionary examples

• She's been blind since birth.
• He started to go blind in his sixties.

Learner examples

• She told him she was blind and she couldn't find her dog.
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passport • noun [ C ]  • /ˈpɑːs.pɔːt/

Definition

A2 an official document, often a small book, that you need to enter or leave a country

Dictionary examples

• passport control
• a passport photo
• Many refugees have arrived at the border without passports.
• He was a German, travelling on a Swiss passport.

Learner examples

• I have left my passport in the living room.
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table • noun [ C ]  • /ˈteɪ.bl ̩/

Definition

B1 an arrangement of facts and numbers in rows or blocks, especially in printed material

Dictionary examples

• The table below shows the results of the experiment.
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bottle • noun [ C ]  • /ˈbɒt.l ̩/

Definition

A2 a container for liquids, usually made of glass or plastic, with a narrow top

Dictionary examples

• a wine bottle
• a bottle of beer/whisky
• Plastic bottles are lighter than glass ones.

Learner examples

• You must take a bottle of water because you will be thirsty.
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cutlery • noun [ U ]  • /ˈkʌt.lər.i/

Definition

C2 knives, forks, and spoons

Dictionary examples

• Do we have enough cutlery for twelve people?

Learner examples

• There is no need to bring your own plates, cups or cutlery as you can use the ones you will find in the kitchen.
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bear • noun [ C ]  • /beər/

Definition

A2 a large, strong, wild animal with thick fur

Dictionary examples

• a brown/black bear
• a bear cub

Learner examples

• I love bears, you know.
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doorway • noun [ C ]  • /ˈdɔː.weɪ/

Definition

C2 an entrance to a building or room through a door

Dictionary examples

• She waited in the doorway while I ran back inside.

Learner examples

• They sleep in doorways and beg in the street.
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flood • verb [ I or T ]  • /flʌd/

Definition

B1 If a place floods or is flooded, it becomes covered in water.

Dictionary examples

• The town was flooded when the river burst its banks.
• Our washing machine broke down yesterday and flooded the kitchen.

Learner examples

• The city was flooded and too many people were dead.
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ladder • noun [ C ]  • /ˈlæd.ər/

Definition

B1 a piece of equipment which is used to reach high places, consisting of short steps fixed between two long sides

Dictionary examples

• She was up a ladder, cleaning the window.

Learner examples

• My grandfather fell down from the ladder yesterday while he [was] fixing the broken light bulbs.
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grill • noun [ C ]  • /grɪl/

Definition

B1 a piece of equipment which cooks food using direct heat

Dictionary examples

• Put the sausages on/under the grill.

Learner examples

• I recom[m]end meat on the grill [- it is] delicious.
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hat • noun [ C ]  • /hæt/

Definition

A1 something you wear to cover your head, for fashion or protection

Dictionary examples

• a straw hat
• a woolly hat

Learner examples

• I want to wear this hat when I go to [my] grandmother's house.
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elephant • noun [ C ]  • /ˈel.ɪ.fənt/

Definition

A2 a very large, grey animal with big ears and a very long nose with which it picks things up

Learner examples

• We saw elephants, tigers, snakes, monkeys... and in the afternoon we visited the museums.
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exploration • noun [ C or U ]  • /ˌek.spləˈreɪ.ʃən/

Definition

C1 a journey to a place to find out about something

Dictionary examples

• Livingstone was the first European to make an exploration of the Zambesi river.
• She's always loved travel and exploration

Learner examples

• In the near future robots will take part in space exploration, as well as ocean exploration.
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boat • noun [ C ]  • /bəʊt/

Definition

A1 a vehicle for travelling on water

Dictionary examples

• a rowing/sailing boat
• Are you travelling by boat?

Learner examples

• We can go there by boat.
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brush • noun • /brʌʃ/

Definition

A2 an object made of short pieces of stiff hair, plastic or wire fixed to a handle, which is used for cleaning, tidying hair, painting, etc.

Dictionary examples

• a brush and comb
• a clothes brush
• a nail brush
• a stiff wire brush

Learner examples

• We need to bring [a] size 3 brush, [a] size 12 brush and a palet[te].
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calendar • noun [ C ]  • /ˈkæl.ɪn.dər/

Definition

A2 a list that shows all the days, weeks and months of the year

Dictionary examples

• I think we're free next Saturday but I'll just check the calendar.

Learner examples

• I got a calendar from Jul[ie], a candle from Peter, a book from Robert and a birthday cake from my parents.
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pot • noun [ C ]  • /pɒt/

Definition

B1 a round container, usually used for storing things or for cooking

Dictionary examples

• a pot of face cream/jam/paint
• a flower pot
• There's plenty of cupboard space in the kitchen for all your pots and pans.
• Fill a large pot with salted water and bring it to the boil.

Learner examples

• By the right window there is [a] green plant in [a] pot.
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desert • noun [ C or U ]  • /ˈdez.ət/

Definition

A2 a large, hot, dry area of land with very few plants

Dictionary examples

• the Sahara Desert
• They were lost in the desert for nine days.

Learner examples

• I'm on holiday in Tunisia near "Djerba". Yesterday morning I [saw] many camels in the desert.
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oven • noun [ C ]  • /ˈʌv.ən/

Definition

B1 the part of a cooker with a door, which is used to cook food

Dictionary examples

• a microwave oven
• a cool/medium/hot oven
• Place the cake in the oven at 200°C.

Learner examples

• They eat the traditional food souvlaki and potatoes [cooked] in the oven.
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cow • noun [ C ]  • /kaʊ/

Definition

A1 a large female farm animal kept to produce meat and milk

Dictionary examples

• a dairy cow

Learner examples

• I like this house because there [aren't any neighbours], just cows and fields.
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plate • noun [ C ]  • /pleɪt/

Definition

A1 a flat, round object which is used for putting food on

Dictionary examples

• paper/plastic/china plates
• a dinner/side plate
• clean/dirty plates
• There's still lots of food on your plate.

Learner examples

• Can you bring me 3 plates and 3 cups because I don't have enough at home.
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sauce • noun [ C or U ]  • /sɔːs/

Definition

A2 a thick hot or cold liquid eaten with food to add flavour

Dictionary examples

• a savoury/sweet sauce
• tomato sauce

Learner examples

• It will be rice and chicken with [a] sweet and sour sauce, so if you want you can bring some wine.
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saucepan • noun [ C ]  • /ˈsɔː.spən/

Definition

B1 a deep, metal pan, usually with a long handle and a lid, that is used to cook food in

Dictionary examples

• Put the potatoes in a saucepan of boiling water.

Learner examples

• The waiters are very polite and the food is so good, specially the fish. You can can see the [chef] with his saucepan, it's very funny!
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bean • noun [ C ]  • /biːn/

Definition

A2 a seed, or the pod containing seeds, of various climbing plants, eaten as a vegetable

Dictionary examples

• soya beans
• French beans
• Coffee beans are the bean-like seeds of the coffee tree.

Learner examples

• Everybody like[s] to eat beans, rice, chips and meat, but on Saturday, people like a special lunch.
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abstract • adjective • /ˈæb.strækt/

Definition

B2 relating to ideas and not real things

Dictionary examples

• abstract ideas
• Truth and beauty are abstract concepts.

Learner examples

• Reading improve[s] your ability to imagine and your abstract thinking skills.
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defence • noun [ U ]  • /dɪˈfents/

Definition

C1 the weapons and military forces that a country uses to protect itself against attack

Dictionary examples

• Government spending on defence is increasing.
• the defence industry

Learner examples

• [The] USA spent only 2% of money on education; it spent quite a large amount of money on defence (18%).
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lighter • noun [ C ]  • /ˈlaɪ.tər/

Definition

B1 a small object that produces a flame and is used to make cigarettes start burning

Dictionary examples

• Can I borrow your lighter?

Learner examples

• It's a [silver] lighter, with a little spider on, that my best friend bought me for my birthday.
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rug • noun [ C ]  • /rʌg/

Definition

B1 a soft piece of material used to cover the floor

Dictionary examples

• My dog loves lying on the rug in front of the fire.

Learner examples

• There is [a] green rug in the middle of the floor.
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jungle • noun [ C or U ]  • /ˈdʒʌŋ.gl ̩/

Definition

B1 a tropical forest in which trees and plants grow very closely together

Dictionary examples

• The Yanomami people live in the South American jungle.
• Either side of the river is dense, impenetrable jungle.

Learner examples

• It is a little bit far and out of the city, near the jungle and [the] mountains.
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sandwich • noun [ C ]  • /ˈsænd.wɪdʒ/

Definition

A1 two slices of bread with meat, cheese, etc. between them

Dictionary examples

• a tuna/cheese sandwich
• sandwich fillings

Learner examples

• You can make a quick snack, for example a sandwich.
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umbrella • noun [ C ]  • /ʌmˈbrel.ə/

Definition

A2 a thing that you hold above your head to keep yourself dry when it is raining

Dictionary examples

• I felt a few spots of rain so I put my umbrella up.
• I left my umbrella on the bus yesterday.

Learner examples

• I got some books, a bottle of wine and an umbrella.
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basketball • noun [ C or U ]  • /ˈbɑː.skɪt.bɔːl/

Definition

A1 a game in which two teams try to score points by throwing a ball through a high net, or the ball used in this game

Dictionary examples

• He plays a lot of basketball.

Learner examples

• He likes to play basketball every day in the sports centre.
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cat • noun [ C ]  • /kæt/

Definition

A1 a small animal with fur, four legs and a tail that is kept as a pet

Dictionary examples

• I saw that orange cat today.

Learner examples

• We have two dogs, [a] cat and lots of birds.
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horse • noun [ C ]  • /hɔːs/

Definition

A1 a large animal with four legs, which people ride on or use for carrying things or pulling vehicles

Dictionary examples

• to ride a horse
• a horse and cart

Learner examples

• I also like to be with horses.
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sweets • noun [ plural ]  • /swiːts/

Definition

A2 sweet food such as cake or candy

Dictionary examples

• Rosie tries to avoid sweets.

Learner examples

• Yes, if you can bring some sweets and some snacks, it would be great!
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butter • noun [ U ]  • /ˈbʌt.ər/

Definition

A1 a pale yellow food made from cream that you put on bread or use in cooking

Dictionary examples

• Have some bread and butter.
• a butter dish

Learner examples

• We have fresh farm food like butter, milk, chees[e].
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aeroplane • noun [ C ]  • /ˈeə.rə.pleɪn/

Definition

A2 a vehicle that flies and has at least one engine and wings

Dictionary examples

• She has her own private aeroplane.

Learner examples

• I'm going to travel by aeroplane.
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balloon • noun [ C ]  • /bəˈluːn/

Definition

A2 a small, coloured rubber bag that you blow air into or fill with air until it is round in shape, used for decoration at parties or as a children's toy

Dictionary examples

• We tied balloons and streamers to the ceiling ready for the party.

Learner examples

• In the party room there were many balloons.
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backpack • noun [ C ]  • /ˈbæk.pæk/

Definition

B1 a bag that you carry on your back

Dictionary examples

• I couldn't fit anything else in my backpack.

Learner examples

• Travelling with a backpack is very handy.
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library • noun [ C ]  • /ˈlaɪ.brər.i/

Definition

A2 a room or building that contains a collection of books and other written material that you can read or borrow

Dictionary examples

• a public/university library
• a library book

Learner examples

• It's important because I want some books from the library, [and] without [a] library card [I] can't take any [out].
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scissors • noun [ plural ]  • /ˈsɪz.əz/

Definition

A2 a tool for cutting paper, hair, cloth, etc. that you hold in your hand and that has two blades that move against each other

Dictionary examples

• a pair of scissors
• Could you pass me the/those scissors, please?

Learner examples

• We have to bring scissors, a pencil and a ruler.
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ocean • noun [ no plural ]  • /ˈəʊ.ʃən/

Definition

B1 the sea

Dictionary examples

• to swim in the ocean
• It's an island in the middle of the ocean.
• These mysterious creatures live at the bottom of the ocean.

Learner examples

• It has an ocean view and when I wake up in the morning the sunshine comes [in through the] window, it's the best moment in the day.
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park • noun [ C ]  • /pɑːk/

Definition

A1 a large area of grass and trees in a city or town, where people can walk and enjoy themselves

Dictionary examples

• Central Park
• Hyde Park
• We watched the joggers in the park.

Learner examples

• The park is near my house.
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armchair • noun [ C ]  • /ˈɑːm.tʃeər/

Definition

A2 a comfortable chair with sides that support your arms

Dictionary examples

• She sat in an armchair by the fire, reading a newspaper.

Learner examples

• I want to sell my armchair and my television.
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child • noun [ C ]  • /tʃaɪld/

Definition

A1 a boy or girl who is not yet an adult, or a son or daughter of any age

Dictionary examples

• an eight-year-old child
• As a child I didn't eat vegetables.
• A small group of children waited outside the door.
• Both her children are now married with children of their own.
• Jan is married with three young children.

Learner examples

• My children are very happy because [they are] going to school every day.
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stadium • noun [ C ]  • /ˈsteɪ.di.əm/

Definition

A2 a large, open area with seats around it, used for playing and watching sports

Dictionary examples

• Thousands of football fans packed into the stadium to watch the match.

Learner examples

• You can go to the new football stadium in Paris.
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cave • noun [ C ]  • /keɪv/

Definition

B1 a large hole in the side of a hill, cliff or mountain, or one that is underground

Dictionary examples

• The area is also home to one of the largest underground cave and lake systems in Latin America.

Learner examples

• The next day I went to see a cave with a blue lake inside it.
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milk • noun [ U ]  • /mɪlk/

Definition

A1 a white liquid produced by women and other female animals, such as cows

Dictionary examples

• a glass/carton of milk
• cow's/goat's milk

Learner examples

• I like [to] drink coffee and tea with milk.
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drain • noun [ C ]  • /dreɪn/

Definition

C2 a pipe or hole that takes away waste liquids or water

Dictionary examples

• She poured the dirty water down the drain.

Learner examples

• I wish to put forward some ideas, which I think can help: checking the area and surroundings, making sure there is no garbage lying around; cleaning the fallen leaves etc. from the drains.
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fireplace • noun [ C ]  • /ˈfaɪə.pleɪs/

Definition

C2 a space in the wall of a room where you can have a fire, or the structure around this space

Dictionary examples

• There was a large fireplace in the living room

Learner examples

• They were sitting in front of the fireplace, in a tiny cottage.
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dustbin • noun [ C ]  • /ˈdʌst.bɪn/

Definition

B1 a large container for rubbish from a house or other building, usually made of strong plastic or metal and kept outside

Dictionary examples

• I threw his old clothes in the dustbin.

Learner examples

• Finally, I will put this horrible yellowed carpet in the dustbin!
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chain • noun [ C or U ]  • /tʃeɪn/

Definition

A2 a line of metal rings connected together

Dictionary examples

• a bicycle chain
• She wore a gold chain around her neck.
• The hostages were kept in chains.

Learner examples

• My best friend, Clara, gave me a silver chain. I like [it] a lot!!!
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helmet • noun [ C ]  • /ˈhel.mɪt/

Definition

B2 a hard hat that protects your head

Dictionary examples

• a crash helmet
• a cycling helmet

Learner examples

• Some good advice is: first of all get yourself a good bicycle, a helmet and some protecti[ve] clothes, in case the w[ea]ther change[s].
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equation • noun [ C ]  • /ɪˈkweɪ.ʒən/

Definition

C1 when you show that two amounts are equal using mathematical symbols

Dictionary examples

• In this equation, x = 6.
• Eular's formula equation

Learner examples

• I would like to address the issue [using] a very simple equation of economics: Demand = supply.
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t-shirt • noun [ C ]  • /ˈtiː.ʃɜːt/

Definition

A1 a piece of cotton clothing for the top part of the body with short sleeves and no collar

Dictionary examples

• She was wearing jeans and a T-shirt.

Learner examples

• I [am] looking for [a] new T-shirt, jeans, [a] dress, [and] sho[e]s.
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fear • noun [ C or U ]  • /fɪər/

Definition

B1 a strong, unpleasant feeling that you get when you think that something bad, dangerous, or frightening might happen

Dictionary examples

• her fear of snakes
• Shaking/Trembling with fear, she handed over the money to the gunman.
• There are fears that the disease will spread to other countries.
• Fears for her safety are growing.
• The low profit figures simply confirmed my worst fears.

Learner examples

• I was afraid to eat [it] but after the first bite, I lost my fear.
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explosion • noun [ C ]  • /ɪkˈspləʊ.ʒən/

Definition

B2 when something such as a bomb explodes

Dictionary examples

• Forty people were killed in the explosion.
• The fire was thought to have been caused by a gas explosion.

Learner examples

• I was doing my homework when I heard an explosion.
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baseball • noun [ C or U ]  • /ˈbeɪs.bɔːl/

Definition

A2 (the ball used in) a game played by two teams of nine players, in which a player hits a ball with a bat and tries to run around the four corners of a large square area of the field before the other team returns the ball

Dictionary examples

• Jake never played baseball like the other kids.
• He had a baseball and a couple of bats in his sports bag.

Learner examples

• I like playing baseball, so let's play together!
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exhibit • noun [ C ]  • /ɪˈkweɪ.ʒən/

Definition

C1 an object such as a painting that is shown to the public

Dictionary examples

• a museum exhibit
• an art exhibit

Learner examples

• Apart from that, there are English-speaking tourist guides in museums and historical sites, so that visitors can enjoy them and understand what the exhibits are.
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extravagant • adjective [  ]  • /ɪkˈstræv.ə.gənt/

Definition

C2 costing too much, or spending a lot more money than you need to

Dictionary examples

• the extravagant lifestyle of a movie star

Learner examples

• In some extreme cases, young people are known to have extravagant lifestyles and wasteful spending habits.
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ship • noun [ C ]  • /ʃɪp/

Definition

A2 a large boat that carries people or goods by sea

Dictionary examples

• a sailing ship
• a merchant/naval ship
• They boarded a ship that was sailing the next day.

Learner examples

• I will go there by ship.
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furniture • noun [ U ]  • /ˈfɜː.nɪ.tʃər/

Definition

A2 objects such as chairs, tables, and beds that you put into a room or building

Dictionary examples

• They have a lot of antique furniture.
• The only piece/item of furniture he has in his bedroom is a bed.

Learner examples

• I hurt myself one week ago so I can't help you but pupils can install chairs and the [other] furniture.
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farmer • noun [ C ]  • /ˈfɑː.mər/

Definition

A2 someone who owns or looks after a farm

Dictionary examples

• a sheep farmer

Learner examples

• The farmer was very friendly and we [spent] the day with him.
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chilli • noun [ C or U ]  • /ˈtʃɪl.i/

Definition

A2 a small, thin, red or green vegetable that is added to food in order to make it hot and spicy

Dictionary examples

• chilli pepper

Learner examples

• I know that in England you do not eat [food] with a lot of chilli, so you should not eat a lot of it.
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glasses • noun [ plural ]  • /ˈglɑːs.ɪz/

Definition

A1 a piece of equipment with two transparent parts that you wear in front of your eyes to help you see better

Dictionary examples

• a pair of glasses
• She was wearing glasses.

Learner examples

• Roger, I think I have left my glasses in the kitchen.
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diver • noun [ C ]  • /ˈdaɪ.vər/

Definition

B1 someone who swims under water, usually with breathing equipment

Dictionary examples

• a deep-sea diver

Learner examples

• I've got [the qualification] of "open water diver''.
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fan • noun [ C ]  • /fæn/

Definition

B1 something that is used to move the air around so that it feels cooler, such as a machine or an object that you move with your hand.

Dictionary examples

• There was no air conditioning, just a ceiling fan turning slowly.

Learner examples

• Since it's quite hot here I brought a fan. I have to use it at night otherwise I can't get to sleep.
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pear • noun [ C or U ]  • /peər/

Definition

A2 an oval-shaped, pale green or yellow fruit

Dictionary examples

• We had a delicious dessert of pears in cider.

Learner examples

• I want to buy melons, tomatoes, apples and pears.
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