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earn
to receive a particular amount of money for the work that you do
earth
1) the planet that we live on 2) the substance that plants grow in [= soil] 3) the hard surface of the world, as opposed to the sea or air [= ground]
easily
without problems or difficulties
eastern
in or from the east of a country or area
take it easy
1) to relax and not do very much 2) (spoken) used to tell sb to become less upset or angry
economic
1) relating to trade, industry, and the management of money 2) an * process, activity etc produces enough profit for it to continue [= profitable; ≠ uneconomic]
economy
1) the system by which a country's money and goods are produced and used, or a country considered in this way 2) sth that you do in order to spend less money
edge
1) the part of an object that is furthest from its centre 2) the thin sharp part of a blade or tool that cuts
effective
successful, and working in the way that was intended [≠ ineffective]
election
1) when people vote to choose sb for an official position 2) the fact of being elected to an official position
electric
1) needing electricity to work, produced by electricity, or used for carrying electricity 2) making people feel very excited
electricity
the power that is carried by wires, cables etc, and is used to provide light or heat, to make machines work etc
element
one part or feature of a whole system, plan, piece of work etc, especially one that is basic or important
e-mail
a system that allows you to send and receive messages by computer [= electronic mail]
e-mail
to send sb an email
employee
sb who is paid to work for someone else [= worker]
employer
a person, company, or organization that employs people
employment
1) the condition of having a paid job 2) the act of paying sb to work for you
empty
1) having nothing inside 2) an empty place does not have any people in it 3) not being used by anyone
encourage
to give sb the courage or confidence to do sth [≠ discourage]
energy
1) the physical and mental strength that makes you able to do things 2) power that is used to provide heat, operate machines etc
engine
1) the part of a vehicle that produces power to make it move 2) a vehicle that pulls a railway train
enormous
very big in size or in amount [= huge]
enquiry
1) a question you ask in order to get information 2) an official process to find out about sth
ensure
to make certain that something will happen properly [= make sure]
enter
1) to go or come into a place 2) to start working in a particular profession or organization, or to start studying at a school or university
entirely
completely and in every possible way
environmental
concerning or affecting the air, land, or water on Earth
equal
to be exactly the same in size, number, or amount as sth else
equipment
the tools, machines, clothes etc that you need to do a particular job or activity
essentially
used when stating the most basic facts about something [= basically]
establish
to start a company, organization, system, etc that is intended to exist or continue for a long time [= found]
estate
law all of sb's property and money, especially everything that is left after they die
everywhere
in or to every place
evidence
facts or signs that show clearly that sth exists or is true
except
used to introduce the only person, thing, action, fact, or situation about which a statement is not true
exchange
the act of giving sb sth and receiving sth else from them
exciting
making you feel excited
exercise
1) physical activities that you do in order to stay healthy and become stronger 2) a movement or set of movements that you do regularly to keep your body healthy
exist
1) to happen or be present in a particular situation or place 2) to be real or alive
existing
present or being used now
experience
if you * a problem, event, or situation, it happens to you or affects you
express
1) to tell or show what you are feeling or thinking by using words, looks, or actions 2) to show or describe a particular feeling
expression
1) sth you say, write, or do that shows what you think or feel 2) a word or group of words with a particular meaning
extent
1) used to say how true something is or how great an effect or change is 2) how large, important, or serious something is, especially something such as a problem or injury
extremely
to a very great degree
facility
1) a special part of a piece of equipment or a system which makes it possible to do something 2) a natural ability to do something easily and well [= talent]
facilities
rooms, equipment, or services that are provided for a particular purpose
factory
a building or group of buildings in which goods are produced in large quantities, using machines
fail
1) to not succeed in achieving sth 2) to not do what is expected, needed, or wanted
play fair
to do sth in a fair and honest way
fall
1) movement down towards the ground or towards a lower position 2) a reduction in the amount, level, price etc of something [≠ rise] 3) (AE) the season between summer and winter, when lea
famous
known about by many people in many places
fancy
1) (BE - informal) to like or want sth, or want to do sth [= feel like] 2) to feel sexually attracted to sb
farm
an area of land, used for growing crops or keeping animals
farmer
sb who owns or manages a farm
fast
1) moving quickly 2) happening in a short time
fast
1) moving or able to move quickly 2) doing sth or happening in a short time
fat
1) weighing too much because you have too much flesh on your body [≠ thin] 2) thick or wide
fault
if sth bad that has happened is your *, you should be blamed for it, because you made a mistake or failed to do sth
favour
sth that you do for sb in order to help them or be kind to them
feature
a part of sth that you notice because it seems important, interesting, or typical
fight
1) a situation in which two people or groups hit, push etc each other 2) the process of trying to achieve sth or prevent sth 3) an argument
finally
1) after a long time [= eventually] 2) used to introduce the last in a series of things [= lastly]
financial
relating to money or the management of money
finger
one of the four long thin parts on your hand, not including your thumb
fit
1) sb who is * is strong and healthy, especially because they exercise regularly [≠ unfit] 2) suitable or good enough for sth
fix
1) to repair sth that is broken or not working properly 2) to decide on a limit for sth, especially prices, costs etc, so that they do not change [= set]
flat
1) smooth and level, without raised or hollow areas, and not sloping or curving 2) not very deep, thick, or high, especially in comparison to its width or length
flower
a coloured or white part that a plant or tree produces before fruit or seeds
fly
1) to travel by plane 2) if a plane, spacecraft etc flies, it moves through the air
folk
1) (especially AE) people 2) your parents and family
force
1) a group of people who have been trained to do military work for a government or other organization 2) violent physical action used to get what you want
force
1) to make sb do sth they do not want to do 2) to make sb or sth move in a particular direction or into a different position, especially through or using great strength [= push]
forest
a large area of land that is covered with trees
forever
1) for all future time 2) (spoken) for a very long time
form
1) to establish an organization, committee, government etc 2) to be the thing, or one of the things, that is part of sth else, often having a particular use
formal
1) made or done officially or publicly [≠ informal] 2) * behaviour is very polite, and is used in official or important situations, or with people you do not know well
former
1) happening or existing before, but not now 2) having a particular position in the past [= ex-]
forth
(formal) going out from a place or point, and moving forwards or outwards
forward
closer to a person, place, or position that is in front of you [≠ backward]
freeway
(AE) a very wide road in the US, built for fast travel
fresh
1) adding to or replacing sth (=new) 2) good or interesting because it has not been done, seen etc before 3) done, experienced, or having happened recently
fridge
a large piece of electrical kitchen equipment, used for keeping food and drinks cool [= refrigerator]
friendly
behaving towards sb in a way that shows you like them and are ready to talk to them or help them [≠ unfriendly]
fruit
1) sth that grows on a plant, tree, or bush, can be eaten as a food, contains seeds or a stone, and is usually sweet 2) (technical) the part of a plant, bush, or tree that contains the seeds
fully
completely
fun
an experience or activity that is very enjoyable and exciting
fun
1) enjoyable and amusing 2) a * person is enjoyable to be with because they are happy and amusing
furniture
large objects such as chairs, tables, beds, and cupboards
gap
1) a space between two objects or two parts of an object, especially because sth is missing 2) a big difference between two situations, amounts, groups of people etc
garage
a building for keeping a car in, usually next to or attached to a house
gate
the part of a fence or outside wall that you can open and close so that you can enter or leave a place
generally
1) considering or relating to the whole of a thing or group, rather than to details or specific cases or parts [= broadly] 2) by or to most people [= widely] 3) usually or most of the time [= usually]
gentleman
1) a polite word for a man, used especially when talking to or about a man you do not know 2) a man who is always polite, has good manners, and treats other people well
gift
1) sth that you give someone, for example to thank them or because you like them, especially on a special occasion [= present] 2) a natural ability [= talent]
glad
pleased and happy about sth
goal
sth that you hope to achieve in the future [= aim]
gold
a valuable soft yellow metal that is used to make coins, jewellery etc. It is a chemical element: symbol Au
golf
a game in which the players hit a small white ball into holes in the ground with a set of golf clubs, using as few hits as possible