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pack
1) sth wrapped in paper or packed in a box and then sent by post or taken somewhere 2) a small container, usually made of paper, that sth is sold in [= packet BE]
package
sth wrapped in paper, packed in a box and then sent by mail or delivered [= parcel BE]
packet
(BE) a container made of paper, plastic, or cardboard that sth is sold in
pain
the feeling you have when part of your body hurts
paint
a liquid that you put on a surface, using a brush to make the surface a particular colour
paint
to put paint on a surface
pair
1) an object that is made from two similar parts that are joined together 2) two things of the same type that are used together
pardon
1) used when you want someone to repeat something because you did not hear it 2) (BE) used to say 'sorry' after you have made an impolite sound such as a burp [= excuse me]
park
to put a car or other vehicle in a particular place for a period of time
partly
to some degree, but not completely
partner
one of two people who are married, or who live together and have a sexual relationship
pass
1) an official piece of paper which shows that you are allowed to enter a building or travel on something without paying 2) a successful result in an examination [≠ fail]
path
a track that has been made deliberately or made by many people walking over the same ground
patient
sb who is receiving medical treatment from a doctor or in a hospital
pattern
1) the regular way in which something happens, develops, or is done 2) a regularly repeated arrangement of shapes, colours, or lines on a surface, usually as decoration
payment
an amount of money that has been or must be paid
peace
1) a situation in which there is no war or fighting 2) a very quiet and pleasant situation in which you are not interrupted
pen
1) an instrument for writing or drawing with ink 2) a small piece of land enclosed by a fence to keep farm animals in
pencil
an instrument that you use for writing or drawing, consisting of a wooden stick with a thin piece of a black or coloured substance in the middle
pension
an amount of money paid regularly by the government or company to sb who does not work any more, for example because they have reached the age when people stop working or because they are ill
perfect
not having any mistakes, faults, or damage
perfectly
completely - used to emphasize what you are saying
performance
1) when sb performs a play or a piece of music 2) how well or badly a person, company etc does a particular job or activity
permanent
continuing to exist for a long time or for all the time in the future [≠ temporary]
permission
when sb is officially allowed to do sth
personally
1) (spoken) used to emphasize that you are only giving your own opinion about sth 2) if you do sth *, you do it yourself rather than getting sb else to do it [= in person]
photograph
a picture obtained by using a camera and film that is sensitive to light
physical
related to sb's body rather than their mind or emotions
pie
fruit baked inside a pastry covering
pig
a farm animal with short legs, a fat body, and a curved tail. *s are kept for their meat, which includes pork, bacon and ham [= hog AE]
pile
a group of several things of the same type that are put on top of each other [= stack]
pink
pale red
pint
a unit for measuring an amount of liquid, especially beer or milk. In Britain a * is equal to 0.568 litres, and in the US it is equal to 0.473 litres
pipe
1) a tube through which a liquid or gas flows 2) a thing used for smoking tobacco, consisting of a small tube with a container shaped like a bowl at one end
pizza
a food made of thin flat round bread, baked with tomato, cheese, and sometimes vegetables or meat on top
place
to put sth somewhere, especially with care [= put]
plain
1) very clear, and easy to understand or recognize [= obvious] 2) without anything added or without decoration [= simple]
plane
a vehicle that flies in the air and has wings and at least one engine
plant
a living thing that has leaves and roots and grows in earth, especially one that is smaller than a tree
plastic
a light strong material that is produced by a chemical process, and which can be made into different shapes when it is soft
plate
a flat and usually round dish that you eat from or serve food on
player
sb who takes part in a game or sport
pleased
happy or satisfied
pleasure
1) the feeling of happiness, enjoyment, or satisfaction that you get from an experience 2) an activity or experience that you enjoy very much
pocket
1) a type of small bag in or on a coat, trousers etc that you can put money, keys etc in 2) the amount of money that you have to spend
point
to show sth to sb by holding up one of your fingers or a thin object towards it
policeman
a male police officer
political
relating to the government, politics, and public affairs of a country
politics
ideas and activities relating to gaining and using power in a country, city etc
pool
1) a hole or container that has been specially made and filled with water so that people can swim or play in it [= swimming pool] 2) a small area of still water in a hollow place
pop
to come suddenly or unexpectedly out of or away from sth
popular
1) liked by a lot of people 2) done by a lot of people in a society, group etc
population
the number of people living in a particular area, country etc
positive
if you are * about things, you are hopeful and confident, and think about what is good in a situation rather than what is bad [≠ negative]
possibility
if there is a * that sth is true or that sth will happen, it might be true or it might happen
post
1) (formal) a job, especially an important one in a large organization [= position] 2) (BE) the official system for carrying letters, packages etc from one place to another [= mail]
pot
1) a container used for cooking which is round, deep, and usually made of metal 2) a container for a plant, usually made of plastic or baked clay
potato
a round white vegetable with a brown, red, or pale yellow skin, that grows under the ground
pour
to make a liquid or other substance flow out of or into a container by holding it at an angle
practice
when you do a particular thing, often regularly, in order to improve your skill at it
precisely
exactly and correctly [= exactly]
prefer
to like sb or sth more than sb or sth else, so that you would choose it if you could
prepared
ready to do sth or deal with a situation
present
1) in a particular place [≠ absent] 2) to be felt strongly or remembered for a long time
present
1) to give sth to sb, for example at a formal or official occasion 2) to cause sth to happen or exist
present
sth you give sb on a special occasion or to thank them for sth [= gift]
presentation
1) the act of giving sb a prize or present at a formal ceremony 2) an event at which you describe or explain a new product or idea
president
the official leader of a country that does not have a king or queen
press
people who write reports for newspapers, radio, or television
pretend
to behave as if sth is true when in fact you know it is not, in order to deceive people or for fun
pretty
1) a woman or child who is * has a nice, attractive face 2) sth that is * is pleasant to look at or listen to but is not impressive
prevent
to stop sth from happening, or stop sb from doing sth
primary
most important [= main]
principle
a moral rule or belief about what is right and wrong, that influences how you behave
print
to produce words, numbers, or pictures on paper, using a machine which puts ink onto the surface
priority
the thing that you think is most important and that needs attention before anything else
prison
a building where people are kept as a punishment for a crime, or while they are waiting to go to court for their trial [= jail]
prize
sth that is given to sb who is successful in a competition, race, game of chance etc
procedure
a way of doing sth, especially the correct or usual way
professional
relating to a job that needs special education and training
progress
the process of getting better at doing sth, or getting closer to finishing or achieving sth
promise
to tell sb that you will definitely do or provide sth or that sth will happen
property
the thing or things that someone owns
proportion
1) a part of a number or amount, considered in relation to the whole 2) the relationship between two things in size, amount, importance etc
proposal
1) a plan or suggestion which is made formally to an official person or group, or the act of making it 2) when you ask sb to marry you
propose
(formal) to suggest sth as a plan or course of action
protect
to keep sb or sth safe from harm, damage, or illness
protection
when sb or sth is protected
proud
feeling pleased about sth that you have done or sth that you own, or about sb or sth you are involved with or related to [≠ ashamed]
prove
to show that sth is true by providing facts, information etc
providing
used to say that sth will only be possible if sth else happens or is done [= provided]
pub
a building in Britain where alcohol can be bought and drunk, and where meals are often served
public
ordinary people who do not work for the government or have any special position in society
pupil
(especially BE) sb who is being taught, especially a child
purpose
the purpose of sth is what it is intended to achieve
queen
1) the female ruler of a country 2) the wife of a king
question
1) a sentence or phrase that is used to ask for information or to test sb's knowledge (≠ answer) 2) a subject or problem that needs to be discussed or dealt with (= issue)
question
to ask sb questions in order to get information about sth, especially about a crime
quid
(BE) one pound in money
quiet
1) not making much noise, or making no noise at all 2) not saying much or not saying anything