(slang) a neighborhood
's Gravenhage
the site of the royal residence and the de facto capital in the western part of the Netherlands; seat of the International Court of Justice
a motor vehicle with a four-wheel drive transmission system
the top layer of a soil profile; usually contains humus
a city and port in northern Jutland
a town in central Belgium
port city of Denmark in eastern Jutland
a port city in southwestern Iran
abandoned ship
a ship abandoned on the high seas
a line of defense consisting of a barrier of felled or live trees with branches (sharpened or with barbed wire entwined) pointed toward the enemy
a building where animals are butchered
the jurisdiction or office of an abbot
a monastery ruled by an abbot
a convent ruled by an abbess
a church associated with a monastery or convent
abdominal wall
a wall of the abdomen
a mining town in southern Wales
a city in northeastern Scotland on the North Sea
a town in northeastern Maryland
a town in northeastern South Dakota
a town in western Washington
city recognized by the United States as the capital of the Ivory Coast; largest city of the Ivory Coast
a city in central Texas
a town in central Kansas to the west of Topeka; home of Dwight D. Eisenhower
an autonomous province of Georgia on the Black Sea; a strong independence movement has resulted in much instability
a defensive missile designed to shoot down incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles
housing that someone is living in
any address at which you dwell more than temporarily
Abruzzi e Molise
a mountainous region of central Italy on the Adriatic
point of contact between two objects or parts
a masonry support that touches and directly receives thrust or pressure of an arch or bridge
abutment arch
an arch supported by an abutment
an ancient Greek colony on the Asiatic side of the Dardanelles; scene of the legend of Hero and Leander
a bottomless gulf or pit; any unfathomable (or apparently unfathomable) cavity or chasm or void extending below (often used figuratively)
a learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge
the French-speaking part of the Canadian Maritime Provinces
Acadia National Park
a national park in Maine showing marine erosion and glaciation; includes seashore and also the highest point on the Atlantic coast
Acapulco de Juarez
a port and fashionable resort city on the Pacific coast of southern Mexico; known for beaches and water sports (including cliff diving)
access road
a short road giving access to an expressway
a way of entering or leaving
a town and port in northwestern Israel in the eastern Mediterranean
living quarters provided for public convenience
accommodation ladder
(nautical) a portable ladder hung over the side of a vessel to give access to small boats alongside
accordion door
an interior door that opens by folding back in sections (rather than by swinging on hinges)
a region of ancient Greece on the north coast of the Peloponnese
aclinic line
an imaginary line paralleling the equator where a magnetic needle has no dip
the highest point (of something)
the highest mountain in the western hemisphere; located in the Andes in western Argentina (22,834 feet high)
a territory of western Brazil bordering on Bolivia and Peru
the citadel in ancient Greek towns
an ancient town on a promontory in western Greece
active site
the part of an enzyme or antibody where the chemical reaction occurs
acute angle
an angle less than 90 degrees but more than 0 degrees
Adam's Peak
a mountain peak in south central Sri Lanka (7,360 feet high)
a suburban area laid out in streets and lots for a future residential area
the place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with
the state capital of South Australia
Adelie Coast
a costal region of Antarctica to the south of Australia; noted for its large colonies of penguins
an important port of Yemen; located on the Gulf of Aden; its strategic location has made it a major trading center of southern Arabia since ancient times
a nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine
adjoining room
a hotel room that shares a wall with another hotel room
administrative district
a district defined for administrative purposes
adobe house
a house built of sod or adobe laid in horizontal courses
a city in northwestern Turkey; a Thracian town that was rebuilt and renamed by the Roman Emperor Hadrian
an autonomous province of Georgia on the Black Sea
aerial ladder
mechanically extendible ladder; used on a fire truck
aerial ladder truck
a fire engine carrying ladders
aerial tramway
a conveyance that transports passengers or freight in carriers suspended from cables and supported by a series of towers
any habitation at a high altitude
an airfield equipped with control tower and hangars as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo
an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
the atmosphere and outer space considered as a whole
African country
any one of the countries occupying the African continent
agonic line
an imaginary line connecting points on the Earth's surface where the magnetic declination is zero
the marketplace in ancient Greece
a place of assembly for the people in ancient Greece
a city in northern India; former capital of the Mogul empire; site of the Taj Mahal
a town in Italy in southwestern Sicily near the coast; the site of six Greek temples
aid station
(military) a station located near a combat area for giving first aid to the wounded
the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
the region above the ground
air base
a base for military aircraft
air duct
a duct that provides ventilation (as in mines)
air hose
a hose that carries air under pressure
air lane
a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another
air lock
a chamber that provides access to space where air is under pressure
air shaft
a shaft for ventilation
air space
the space in the atmosphere immediately above the earth
air terminal
a terminal that serves air travelers or air freight
air transportation system
a transportation system for moving passengers or goods by air
the mass of air surrounding the Earth
a duct that admits air to be mixed with fuel
air-raid shelter
a chamber (often underground) reinforced against bombing and provided with food and living facilities; used during air raids
air-to-air missile
a missile designed to be launched from one airplane at another
air-to-ground missile
a missile designed to be launched from an airplane at a target on the ground
a subsonic jet airliner operated over short distances
a vehicle that can fly
aircraft carrier
a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for takeoffs and landings
a large structure at an airport where aircraft can be stored and maintained
a place where planes take off and land
the framework and covering of an airplane or rocket (excluding the engines)
a bridgehead seized by airborne troops
airing cupboard
a warm cupboard where you put newly washed clothes until they are completely dry
a commercial airplane that carries passengers
a steerable self-propelled aircraft
the atmosphere above a nation that is deemed to be under its jurisdiction
an airfield without normal airport facilities
part of a church divided laterally from the nave proper by rows of pillars or columns
a long narrow passage (as in a cave or woods)
passageway between seating areas as in an auditorium or passenger vehicle or between areas of shelves of goods as in stores
a city in western Germany near the Dutch and Belgian borders; formerly it was Charlemagne's northern capital
a city in northeastern Ohio; the heart of the United States rubber industry
Al Aqabah
Jordan's port; located in southwestern Jordan on the Gulf of Aqaba
Al Ladhiqiyah
a seaport on the western coast of Syria
Al Madinah
a city in western Saudi Arabia; site of the tomb of Muhammad; the second most holy city of Islam
an important port in Yemen on the Red Sea
a port in southern Yemen on the Gulf of Aden to the east of Aden
Albanian capital
the capital and largest city of Albania in the center of the country
a town in southwest Georgia; processing center for peanuts and pecans
one of the three prairie provinces in western Canada; rich in oil and natural gas and minerals
archaic name for England or Great Britain; used poetically
the largest city in New Mexico; located in central New Mexico on the Rio Grande river
any of various Spanish fortresses or palaces built by the Moors
a small recess opening off a larger room
a tavern where ale is sold
a city in northwestern Syria
a town in Louisiana on the Red River
Algerian capital
an ancient port on the Mediterranean; the capital and largest city of Algeria
a fortified Moorish palace built near Granada by Muslim kings in the Middle Ages
all-terrain bike
a bicycle with a sturdy frame and fat tires; originally designed for riding in mountainous country
a city in eastern Pennsylvania; an industrial and commercial center
a narrow street with walls on both sides
a lane down which a bowling ball is rolled toward pins
the largest city in Kazakhstan and the capital until 1998
Aloha State
a state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands
a town in northern Michigan on an arm of Lake Huron
Alpine lift
a surface lift where riders hold a bar and are pulled up the hill on their skis
a region of northeastern France famous for its wines
a raised structure on which gifts or sacrifices to a god are made
a painted or carved screen placed above and behind an altar or communion table
a town in central Pennsylvania
a city in the northern panhandle of Texas
the atmosphere of an environment
a vehicle that takes people to and from hospitals
a covered walkway (as in a cloister)
amen corner
area reserved for persons leading the responsive `amens'
American Samoa
a United States territory on the eastern part of the island of Samoa
American state
one of the 50 states of the United States
American Stock Exchange
a stock exchange in New York
an airplane designed to take off and land on water
a flat-bottomed motor vehicle that can travel on land or water
a sloping gallery with seats for spectators (as in an operating room or theater)
an oval large stadium with tiers of seats; an arena in which contests and spectacles are held
Amphitheatrum Flavium
a large amphitheater in Rome whose construction was begun by Vespasian about AD 75 or 80
amusement arcade
an arcade featuring coin-operated game machines
amusement park
a commercially operated park with stalls and shows for amusement
An Nefud
a desert in northern Saudi Arabia that is noted for its red sand and violent winds
a city in southern California (southeast of Los Angeles); site of Disneyland
a city in south central Alaska
place for vessels to anchor
a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (20,960 feet high)
a region in southern Spain on the Atlantic and the Mediterranean; formerly a center of Moorish civilization
Andhra Pradesh
a state of southeastern India on the Bay of Bengal
anechoic chamber
a chamber having very little reverberation
the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians
angle of attack
the acute angle between the direction of the undisturbed relative wind and the chord of an airfoil
angle of dip
(physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
angle of extinction
the angle from its axis that a crystal must be rotated before appearing maximally dark when viewed in polarized light
angle of incidence
the angle that a line makes with a line perpendicular to the surface at the point of incidence
angle of inclination
(geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis)
angle of reflection
the angle between a reflected ray and a line perpendicular to the reflecting surface at the point of incidence
angle of refraction
the angle between a refracted ray and a line perpendicular to the surface between the two media at the point of refraction
angle of view
the angle included by a photographic lens
a bulldozer with an angled moldboard to push earth to one side
the Latin name for England
Angolan capital
port city on Atlantic coast; the capital and largest city of Angola
Angostura Bridge
a suspension bridge across the Orinoco River at Ciudad Bolivar
angular distance
the angular separation between two objects as perceived by an observer
a former province of western France in the Loire valley
Ann Arbor
a city in southern Michigan near Detroit; site of the University of Michigan
a port city of northeastern Algeria near the Tunisian border
a mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal (26,500 feet high)
(astronomy) position of a planet as defined by its angular distance from its perihelion (as observed from the sun)
a town in southern Turkey; ancient commercial center and capital of Syria; an early center of Christianity
a port city in southwestern Turkey on the Gulf of Antalya
the point opposite in direction from the solar apex; the point the solar system is moving away from
Antarctic Circle
a line of latitude north of the south pole
a large entrance or reception room or area
antigenic determinant
the site on the surface of an antigen molecule to which an antibody attaches itself
Antigua and Barbuda
a country in the northern Leeward Islands
(physics) the point of maximum displacement in a periodic system
any two places or regions on diametrically opposite sides of the Earth
a port city on the Pacific in northern Chile
Antonine Wall
a fortification 37 miles long across the narrowest part of southern Scotland (between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde); built in 140 to mark the frontier of the Roman province of Britain
a busy port and financial center in northern Belgium on the Scheldt river; it has long been a center for the diamond industry and the first stock exchange was opened there in 1460
a town of central Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea; the Allies established a beachhead at Anzio in World War II
the great hall in ancient Persian palaces
apartment building
a building that is divided into apartments
a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
(military) an armored vehicle (usually equipped with caterpillar treads) that is used to transport infantry
a city of east central Netherlands; a popular tourist center and site of the summer residence of the Dutch royal family
a natural opening in something
the point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars
apoapsis in solar orbit; the point in the orbit of a planet or comet that is at the greatest distance from the sun
a shed containing a number of beehives
(astronomy) the point in an orbit farthest from the body being orbited
apoapsis in Earth orbit; the point in its orbit where a satellite is at the greatest distance from the Earth
apoapsis in orbit around Jupiter
apoapsis in orbit around the moon
apothecary's shop
a retail shop where medicine and other articles are sold
an impoverished coal mining area in the Appalachian Mountains (from Pennsylvania to North Carolina)
apparent horizon
the line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet
Appian Way
an ancient Roman road in Italy extending south from Rome to Brindisi; begun in 312 BC
apple orchard
a grove of apple trees
a handcart from which apples and other fruit are sold in the street
a town in eastern Wisconsin
Appleton layer
the highest region of the ionosphere (from 90 to 600 miles up) which contains the highest concentration of free electrons and is most useful for long-range radio transmission
approach pattern
the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport
the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing
(golf) the part of the fairway leading onto the green
a domed or vaulted recess or projection on a building especially the east end of a church; usually contains the altar
a tank or pool or bowl filled with water for keeping live fish and underwater animals
Aquarius the Water Bearer
the eleventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about January 20 to February 18
a conduit that resembles a bridge but carries water over a valley
Aquila degli Abruzzi
the provincial capital of the Abruzzi region in central Italy
a region of southwestern France between Bordeaux and the Pyrenees
Arab Republic of Egypt
a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
a region of northeastern Spain; a former kingdom that united with Castile in 1479 to form Spain (after the marriage of Ferdinand V and Isabella I)
the biblical name for ancient Syria
a framework that supports climbing plants
a facility where trees and shrubs are cultivated for exhibition
a buttress that stands apart from the main structure and connected to it by an arch
a covered passageway with shops and stalls on either side
a structure composed of a series of arches supported by columns
a department of Greece in the central Peloponnese
(architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
a passageway under a curved masonry construction
the territorial jurisdiction of an archbishop
the territorial jurisdiction of an archdeacon
the diocese of an archbishop
the domain controlled by an archduke or archduchess
archeological site
the site of an archeological exploration
Arches National Park
a national park in Utah including mountains and the Colorado River gorge and huge rock formations caused by erosion
an architectural product or work
the lowest part of an entablature; rests immediately on the capitals of the columns
a depository containing historical records and documents
Arctic Circle
a line of latitude near but to the south of the north pole; it marks the northernmost point at which the sun is visible on the northern winter solstice and the southernmost point at which the midnight sun can be seen on the northern summer solstice
a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function
a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
a passageway between buildings or giving access to a basement
the central area of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and spectacles were held; especially an area that was strewn with sand
arena theater
a theater arranged with seats around at least three sides of the stage
a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
a playing field where sports events take place
a city in southern Peru founded in 1540 on the site of an ancient Inca city
Argentine Republic
a republic in southern South America; second largest country in South America
an ancient city in southeastern Greece; dominated the Peloponnese in the 7th century BC
city in Tunisia
Aries the Ram
the first sign of the zodiac which the sun enters at the vernal equinox; the sun is in this sign from about March 21 to April 19
a boat built by Noah to save his family and animals from the flood
a city in northern Texas between Dallas and Fort Worth
any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm
(New Testament) the scene of the final battle between the kings of the Earth at the end of the world
armored car
a military combat vehicle on wheels with light armor (and usually a machine gun)
armored car
an armor-plated truck with strong doors and locks used to transport money or valuables
armored combat vehicle
an enclosed armored military vehicle; has a cannon and moves on caterpillar treads
armored vehicle
a vehicle that is protected by armor plate
a place where arms are manufactured
a military structure where arms and ammunition and other military equipment are stored and training is given in the use of arms
army base
a large base of operations for an army
army hut
temporary military shelter
a city in the central Netherlands on the lower Rhine River; site of a battle in 1944 during World War II
arrival gate
gate where passengers disembark
the pointed head or striking tip of an arrow
art gallery
a room or series of rooms where works of art are exhibited
art school
a school specializing in art
Artemision at Ephesus
the large temple of the Greek goddess Artemis which was begun at Ephesus in 541 BC and completed 220 years later; the temple was destroyed by the Goths in 262
arterial road
a major or main route
a major thoroughfare that bears important traffic
articulated ladder
a ladder consisting of segments (usually four) that are held together by joints that can lock in place
articulated lorry
a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together
artist's loft
a factory loft that has been converted into an artist's workroom and living area
artist's workroom
a studio especially for an artist or designer
a former province of northern France near the English Channel (between Picardy and Flanders)
a city on western Hokkaido that is the center of a fertile agricultural area
ascending node
the point at which an orbit crosses the ecliptic plane going north
a town in western North Carolina in the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west of Charlotte
(India) a place of religious retreat for Hindus
a place of religious retreat modeled after the Indian ashram
Asian country
any one of the nations occupying the Asian continent
Asian Russia
the Russia that is part of Asia
the capital of Eritrea
city in central Iran; former capital of Persia
asparagus bed
a bed in which asparagus is growing
a port city at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal
state in northeastern India
assault gun
an armored vehicle with the chassis of a tank (but no turret) and a large gun; used as an antitank weapon and to support infantry
assembly hall
a hall where many people can congregate
assembly plant
a factory where manufactured parts are assembled into a finished product
a public facility to meet for open discussion
associated state
a state or territory partly controlled by (but not a possession of) a stronger state but autonomous in internal affairs; protectorates are established by treaty
an ancient city on the Nile in Egypt; two dams across the Nile have been built nearby
an ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris and traditional capital of Assyria; just to the south of the modern city of Mosul in Iraq
an ancient kingdom in northern Mesopotamia which is in present-day Iraq
asteroid belt
the region of interplanetary space between Mars and Jupiter where most asteroids are found
the lower layer of the crust
a city in southwestern Russia on the delta of the Volga River
Aswan High Dam
one of the world's largest dams on the Nile River in southern Egypt
a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
a shelter from danger or hardship
Atacama Desert
a desert in western Chile that extends roughly 600 miles south from the Peruvian border; one of the driest areas in the world, but rich in nitrate and copper deposits
a furnace that feeds itself so as to maintain a uniform temperature; used by alchemists
a place where reading materials are available
a town in southeast Ohio
a university town in northeast Georgia
athletic facility
a facility for athletic events
athletic field
a piece of land prepared for playing a game
Atlantic City
a city on the Atlantic shore in southeastern New Jersey; a resort and gambling center
the central area in a building; open to the sky
attack aircraft
a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
attack submarine
a military submarine designed and armed to attack enemy shipping
(architecture) a low wall at the top of the entablature; hides the roof
floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
the territory of Athens in ancient Greece where the Ionic dialect was spoken
a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers
the largest city and principal port of New Zealand
the area of a theater or concert hall where the audience sits
Augean stables
(Greek mythology) the extremely dirty stables that were finally cleaned by Hercules who diverted two rivers through them
a city in eastern Georgia north-northwest of Savannah; noted for golf tournaments
a Nazi concentration camp for Jews in southwestern Poland during World War II
a town in Czech Republic; site of the battle of Austerlitz in 1805
Australian state
one of the several states constituting Australia
a geographical area in central and eastern Europe; broken into separate countries at the end of World War I
auto factory
a factory where automobiles are manufactured
a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
an expressway in a German-speaking country
a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport
an aircraft that is supported in flight by unpowered rotating horizontal wings (or blades); forward propulsion is provided by a conventional propeller
a cafeteria where food is served from machines
automobile trunk
compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools
automotive vehicle
a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
an expressway in an Italian-speaking country
autumnal equinox
(astronomy) the equinoctial point that lies in the constellation of Virgo
a region in central France
auxiliary airfield
an airfield that functions in a subsidiary capacity
auxiliary research submarine
a submarine for research purposes
a wide street or thoroughfare
a building where birds are kept
a town in southeastern France on the Rhone River; the seat of the papacy from 1309 to 1378 and the residence of antipopes during the Great Schism
a county in southwestern England
the upper angle between an axis and an offshoot such as a branch or leafstalk
a straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions
a port in southwestern Scotland
the azimuth of a celestial body is the angle between the vertical plane containing it and the plane of the meridian
Az Zarqa
city in northwestern Jordan
Azerbajdzhan Republic
a landlocked republic in southwestern Asia; formerly an Asian soviet
United States military aircraft; B- stands for bomber
immediately below the A-horizon; contains deposits of organic matter leached from surface soils
baby buggy
a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around
baby's room
a child's room for a baby
an enclosing framework on casters or wheels; helps babies learn to walk
the chief city of ancient Mesopotamia and capital of the ancient kingdom of Babylonia
an ancient kingdom in southern Mesopotamia; Babylonia conquered Israel in the 6th century BC and exiled the Jews to Babylon (where Daniel became a counselor to the king)
back country
a remote and undeveloped area
back door
an entrance at the rear of a building
back end
the side of an object that is opposite its front
back of beyond
a very remote and inaccessible place
back porch
a porch for the back door
back room
a room located in the rear of an establishment; usually accessible only to privileged groups
the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer
backpacking tent
a tent that can be carried in a backpack
the meeting place of a group of leaders who make their decisions via private negotiations
a second staircase at the rear of a building
(baseball) a fence or screen (as behind home plate) to prevent the ball from traveling out of the playing field
a place or condition in which no development or progress is occurring
the grounds in back of a house
Bad Lands
an eroded and barren region in southwestern South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska
Badger State
a midwestern state in north central United States
Badlands National Park
a national park in South Dakota having multicolored peaks and spires resulting from erosion; fossil sites
badminton court
the court on which badminton is played
baggage car
a railway car where passengers' bags are carried
baggage claim
an area in an airport where arriving passengers can collect the luggage that has been carried in the hold of the aircraft
a building containing public baths
a building where prostitutes are available
Bahia Blanca
a port city in eastern Argentina to the southwest of Buenos Aires on an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean
the outer defensive wall that surrounds the outer courtyard of a castle
the outer courtyard of a castle
Bailey bridge
a temporary bridge designed for rapid construction
the area over which a bailiff has jurisdiction
national capital of Kiribati
a workplace where baked goods (breads and cakes and pastries) are produced or sold
a city in south central California at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley
equality of distribution
a platform projecting from the wall of a building and surrounded by a balustrade or railing or parapet
an upper floor projecting from the rear over the main floor in an auditorium
Balkan country
any one of the countries on the Balkan Peninsula
the Balkan countries collectively
ball field
the baseball playing field
ballistic capsule
a craft capable of traveling in outer space; technically, a satellite around the sun
ballistic missile
a missile that is guided in the first part of its flight but falls freely as it approaches target
large tough nonrigid bag filled with gas or heated air
a facility in which ball games are played (especially baseball games)
large room used mainly for dancing
Balmoral Castle
a castle in northeastern Scotland that is a private residence of the British sovereign
Baltic Republic
European countries bordering the Baltic Sea
the largest city in Maryland; a major seaport and industrial center
a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling
an ancient city in southeastern Iran; destroyed by an earthquake in 2003
the capital of Mali; located in the south on the Niger
banana boat
a ship designed to transport bananas
banana republic
a small country (especially in Central America) that is politically unstable and whose economy is dominated by foreign companies and depends on one export (such as bananas)
a city in Indonesia; located on western Java (southeast of Jakarta); a resort known for its climate
a large ornate wagon for carrying a musical band
a popular vacation spot in the Canadian Rockies
an industrial city in south central India (west of Chennai)
a town in southeastern Northern Ireland
a university town in northwestern Wales on the Menai Strait
a town in east central Maine on the Penobscot River
bank vault
a strongroom or compartment (often made of steel) for safekeeping of valuables
a building in which the business of banking transacted
an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal
(law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried
a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove
the pointed part of barbed wire
a tower that is part of a defensive structure (such as a castle)
a parliamentary democracy on the island of Barbados; former British colony; a popular resort area
a region of northern Africa on the Mediterranean coast between Egypt and Gibraltar; was used as a base for pirates from the 16th to 19th centuries
Barbary Coast
a part of a city that is notorious for gambling dens and brothels and saloons and riotous night life (especially the waterfront of San Francisco after the gold rush of 1849)
a rack to hold meat for cooking over hot charcoal usually out of doors
a shop where men can get their hair cut
(formerly) a mound of earth inside a fort from which heavy gun can be fired over the parapet
barbette carriage
a gun carriage elevated so that the gun can be fired over the parapet
a city in northeastern Spain on the Mediterranean; 2nd largest Spanish city and the largest port and commercial center; has been a center for radical political beliefs
a vessel (such as a yacht) that can be chartered without a captain or crew or provisions
a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)
capital city of the Apulia region on the Adriatic coast
a sailing ship with 3 (or more) masts
an outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals
barn door
the large sliding door of a barn
a yard adjoining a barn
the domain of a baron
a horse-drawn carriage having four wheels; has an outside seat for the driver and facing inside seats for two couples and a folding top
a building or group of buildings used to house military personnel
barrage balloon
an elongated tethered balloon or blimp with cables or net suspended from it to deter enemy planes that are flying low
a port city of northern Colombia near the Caribbean on the Magdalena River
a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired
a cheap drinking and dancing establishment
an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation
a barrier (usually thrown up hastily) to impede the advance of an enemy
a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.
a structure or object that impedes free movement
an urban area in a Spanish-speaking country
a Spanish-speaking quarter in a town or city (especially in the United States)
(archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs
a cart for carrying small loads; has handles and one or more wheels
a town in southeastern California
a town in northeastern Oklahoma
(astronomy) the common center of mass around which two or more bodies revolve
a structure or device in which one end is counterbalanced by the other (on the principle of the seesaw)
a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit
(anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment
installation from which a military force initiates operations
lowest support of a structure
the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end
baseball diamond
the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate
a city in northwestern Switzerland
the ground floor facade or interior in Renaissance architecture
the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage
an early Christian church designed like a Roman basilica; or a Roman Catholic church or cathedral accorded certain privileges
a region of southern Italy (forming the instep of the Italian `boot')
the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet
basket-handle arch
a round arch whose inner curve is drawn with circles having three centers
basketball court
the court on which basketball is played
the second largest city in Iraq; an oil port in southern Iraq
a division of Normandy
the capital of Saint Kitts and Nevis on the island of Saint Christopher
a perambulator that resembles a bassinet
a jail or prison (especially one that is run in a tyrannical manner)
a fortress built in Paris in the 14th century and used as a prison in the 17th and 18th centuries; it was destroyed July 14, 1789 at the start of the French Revolution
projecting part of a rampart or other fortification
a stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle
bateau bridge
a temporary bridge built over a series of pontoons
a town in southwestern England on the River Avon; famous for its hot springs and Roman remains
a building containing dressing rooms for bathers
a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet
a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
a town in north central Algeria
Baton Rouge Bridge
a cantilever bridge across the Mississippi at Baton Rouge
batter's box
an area on a baseball diamond (on either side of home plate) marked by lines within which the batter must stand when at bat
a series of stamps operated in one mortar for crushing ores
Battle Born State
a state in the western United States
battle cruiser
a cruiser of maximum speed and firepower
battle line
the line along which warring troops meet
a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought
the line along which opposing armies face each other
a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns
large and heavily armoured warship
one of a pair of swinging doors (as at the entrance to a western saloon)
a state in southern Germany famous for its beer; site of an automobile factory
a compartment in an aircraft used for some specific purpose
a compartment on a ship between decks; often used as a hospital
bay window
a window that sticks out from the outside wall of a house
a city in northeastern New Jersey
Bayonne Bridge
a steel arch bridge connecting New Jersey and Staten Island at Bayonne, New Jersey
a shop where a variety of goods are sold
a street of small shops (especially in Orient)
beach buggy
a recreational vehicle with large tires used on beaches or sand dunes
beach house
a house built on or near a beach
beach waggon
a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat
a bridgehead on the enemy's shoreline seized by an amphibious operation
Beacon Hill
a fashionable section of Boston; site of the Massachusetts capital building
a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships
a radio station that broadcasts a directional signal for navigational purposes
a beaklike, tapering tip on certain plant structures
(nautical) at the ends of the transverse deck beams of a vessel
bearing wall
any wall supporting a floor or the roof of a building
a regular route for a sentry or policeman
a city of southeastern Texas near Houston
beauty parlor
a shop where hairdressers and beauticians work
Beaver State
a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
a city in southern West Virginia
(geology) a stratum of rock (especially sedimentary rock)
a plot of ground in which plants are growing
a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track
bed and breakfast
an overnight boardinghouse with breakfast
bed ground
an area on which a drove of cattle or sheep can sleep for a night
bed of flowers
a bed in which flowers are growing
bed of roses
a flower bed in which roses are growing
a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit
a room used primarily for sleeping
pejorative terms for an insane asylum
bedroom community
a community where many commuters live
space by the side of a bed (especially the bed of a sick or dying person)
a furnished sitting room with sleeping accommodations (and some plumbing)
any workplace where people are very busy
Beehive State
a state in the western United States; settled in 1847 by Mormons led by Brigham Young
the most direct route
beer garden
tavern with an outdoor area (usually resembling a garden) where beer and other alcoholic drinks are served
beer hall
a hall or barroom featuring beer and (usually) entertainment
the place where something begins, where it springs into being
a port city in eastern Mozambique on the Mozambique Channel
a room (often at the top of a tower) where bells are hung
a bell tower; usually stands alone unattached to a building
bell arch
a round arch resting on corbels
bell foundry
a foundry where bells are cast
bell gable
an extension of a gable that serves as a bell cote
bell tent
a bell-shaped tent
bell tower
a tower that supports or shelters a bell
a town in northwestern Washington on a bay near the Canadian border
the hollow inside of something
belly button
a scar where the umbilical cord was attached
Belmont Park
a racetrack for thoroughbred racing in Elmont on Long Island; site of the Belmont Stakes
Belo Horizonte
city in southeastern Brazil to the north of Rio de Janeiro; the first of Brazil's planned communities
a Nazi concentration camp for Jews created in northwestern Germany during World War II
an elongated region where a specific condition or characteristic is found
a path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing)
a highway that encircles an urban area so that traffic does not have to pass through the center
a gazebo sited to command a fine view
area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing
a town in northern Minnesota
a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range
a region whose eastern part is now Bangladesh and whose western part is included in India
port in northern Libya on the Gulf of Sidra; formerly a joint capital of Libya with Tripoli
Benjamin Franklin Bridge
a suspension bridge across the Delaware River
a town in southwestern Vermont
an area of grassland unbounded by fences or hedges
benthic division
a region including the bottom of the sea and the littoral zones
a port city in southwestern Norway
a city in California on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay; site of the University of California at Berkeley
a county in southern England
a limousine with a glass partition between the front and back seats
a narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road
Bermuda Triangle
an area in the western Atlantic Ocean where many ships and planes are supposed to have been mysteriously lost
a place where a craft can be made fast
a house of worship (especially one for sailors)
a town in eastern Pennsylvania on the Lehigh River to the northwest of Philadelphia; an important center for steel production
Bethlehem Ephrathah
a small town near Jerusalem on the West Bank of the Jordan River; early home of David and regarded as the place where Jesus was born
betting shop
a licensed bookmaker's shop that is not at the race track
Beverly Hills
a city in southwestern California surrounded by Los Angeles; home of many Hollywood actors
bi-fold door
an interior door
Bible Belt
southern and midwestern United States where Protestant fundamentalism is dominant
bicycle rack
a rack for parking bicycles
a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
a bicycle with two sets of pedals and two seats
Big Bend
a triangular area in southwestern Texas on the Mexican border; formed by a bend in the Rio Grande
Big Bend National Park
a large national park in Texas featuring mountains and desert and canyons and wildlife
Big Sur
a picturesque coastal region of California to the south of San Francisco
big top
a canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance
the middle part of a slack rope (as distinguished from its ends)
a state of northeastern India
a motor vehicle with two wheels and a strong frame
where the sides of the vessel curve in to form the bottom
bilge well
(nautical) a well where seepage drains to be pumped away
in a vessel with two hulls, an enclosed area between the frames at each side
a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes
large outdoor signboard
lodging for military personnel (especially in a private home)
billiard hall
a room in which billiards is played
the largest city in Montana; located in southern Montana on the Yellowstone river
the ability (said of certain Roman Catholic saints) to exist simultaneously in two locations
an old town in southern Mississippi on the Gulf of Mexico
a workshop where books are bound
a city in south central New York near the border with Pennsylvania
bio lab
a laboratory for biological research
biogeographical region
an area of the Earth determined by distribution of flora and fauna
a South African movie theater
the regions of the surface and atmosphere of the Earth (or other planet) where living organisms exist
old fashioned airplane; has two wings one above the other
birch bark
a canoe made with the bark of a birch tree
a cage in which a bird can be kept
a city in central England; 2nd largest English city and an important industrial and transportation center
where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence
the place where someone was born
Biscayne National Park
a national park in Florida having underwater coral reefs and marine life
the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop
a small informal restaurant; serves wine
an ancient country in northwestern Asia Minor in what is now Turkey; was absorbed into the Roman Empire by the end of the 1st century BC
bitter end
(nautical) the inboard end of a line or cable especially the end that is wound around a bitt
the upper end of a bitt
temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent
black hole
a region of space resulting from the collapse of a star; extremely high gravitational field
Black Hole of Calcutta
a dungeon (20 feet square) in a fort in Calcutta where as many as 146 English prisoners were held overnight by Siraj-ud-daula; the next morning only 23 were still alive
black Maria
van used by police to transport prisoners
Black Rock Desert
a desert in northwestern Nevada
a resort town in Lancashire in northwestern England on the Irish Sea; famous for its tower
a university town in southwestern Virginia (west of Roanoke) in the Allegheny Mountains
city in southern Malawi; largest city and commercial center of Malawi
blast furnace
a furnace for smelting of iron from iron oxide ores; combustion is intensified by a blast of air
(used in the plural) an outdoor grandstand without a roof; patrons are exposed to the sun as linens are when they are bleached
a city in northern Algeria at the foot of the Atlas Mountains to the southwest of Algiers
a slang term for Great Britain used by British troops serving abroad
a small nonrigid airship used for observation or as a barrage balloon
blind alley
a street with only one way in or out
blind corner
a street corner that you cannot see around as you are driving
blind side
the side on which your vision is limited or obstructed
blind spot
the point where the optic nerve enters the retina; not sensitive to light
housing in a large building that is divided into separate units
an obstruction in a pipe or tube
a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings
prevents access or progress
a ship that runs through or around a naval blockade
a stronghold that is reinforced for protection from enemy fire; with apertures for defensive fire
the seat of the supreme court
a motor vehicle equipped to collect blood donations
a university town in south central Indiana
a city district of central London laid out in garden squares
blow tube
a tube through which darts can be shot by blowing
blow tube
a tube that directs air or gas into a flame to concentrate heat
Bluegrass Country
an area in central Kentucky noted for its bluegrass and thoroughbred horses
Bluegrass State
a state in east central United States; a border state during the American Civil War; famous for breeding race horses
a structure of boards
boarding house
a private house that provides accommodations and meals for paying guests
a room where a committee meets (such as the board of directors of a company)
(used in the plural) the boarding that surrounds an ice hockey rink
a walkway made of wooden boards; usually at seaside
a small vessel for travel on water
boat train
a train taking passengers to or from a port
a shed at the edge of a river or lake; used to store boats
a place where boats are built or maintained or stored
a long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism
formerly two short sleds coupled together
a small Hispanic shop selling wine and groceries
the external structure of a vehicle
a resonating chamber in a musical instrument (as the body of a violin)
the exterior body of a motor vehicle
a district of ancient Greece to the northwest of Athens
an unidentified (and possibly enemy) aircraft
a historical area and former kingdom in the Czech Republic
the capital of Emilia-Romagna; located in northern Italy to the east of the Apennines
a hole through which an animal may bolt when pursued into its burrow or den
an Italian city in Trentino-Alto Adige near the Austrian border; noted as a resort and for its Alpine scenery
bomb rack
a device on an aircraft for carrying bombs
bomb site
an area in a town that has been devastated by bombs
a military aircraft that drops bombs during flight
any wheeled vehicle that is dilapidated and uncomfortable
a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,546 feet high)
a city in western Germany on the Rhine River; was the capital of West Germany between 1949 and 1989
a bookbinder's workshop; a place for binding books
a van with shelves of books; serves as a mobile library or bookstore
a shop where books are sold
boom town
a town enjoying sudden prosperity
boot camp
camp for training military recruits
a small shop at a fair; for selling goods or entertainment
small area set off by walls for special use
a port city in southwestern France; a major center of the wine trade
a strip forming the outer edge of something
border district
district consisting of the area on either side of a border or boundary of a country or an area
a line that indicates a boundary
the boundary of a surface
a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge
one of the administrative divisions of a large city
borscht belt
(informal) a resort area in the Catskill Mountains of New York that was patronized primarily by Jewish guests
formerly a British reform school for youths considered too young to send to prison
the northern part of Bosnia-Herzegovina
Bosporus Bridge
a suspension bridge across the Bosporus at Istanbul
a circular rounded projection or protuberance
Boston Harbor
the seaport at Boston
bottle cork
the plug in the mouth of a bottle (especially a wine bottle)
bottling plant
a plant where beverages are put into bottles with caps
the lowest part of anything
a cargo ship
the lower side of anything
a lady's bedroom or private sitting room
a town in north central Colorado; Rocky Mountains resort center and university town
the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
a former province of eastern France that is famous for its wines
an archaic term for a boundary
the stock exchange in Paris
a shop that sells women's clothes and jewelry
the center of the Earth
a street in Manhattan noted for cheap hotels frequented by homeless derelicts
bowling alley
a building that contains several alleys for bowling
bowling green
a field of closely mowed turf for playing bowls
Bowling Green
a town in southern Kentucky
separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people
any one of several designated areas on a ball field where the batter or catcher or coaches are positioned
box number
a mailing address to which answers to a newspaper ad can be sent
box office
the office where tickets of admission are sold
private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance
a freight car with roof and sliding doors in the sides
a town in southwestern Montana; gateway to Yellowstone National Park
an ancient city in northern Portugal
brake cylinder
a cylinder that contains brake fluid that is compressed by a piston
branch line
a railway line connected to a trunk line
the territory of an Elector (of the Holy Roman Empire) that expanded to become the kingdom of Prussia in 1701
a city in central Romania in the foothills of the Transylvanian Alps
a memorial made of brass
a small restaurant serving beer and wine as well as food; usually cheap
a partition (often temporary) of planks or cloth that is used to control ventilation in a mine
a town in southeastern Vermont on the Connecticut River
a city in central Germany
Brazilian capital
the capital of Brazil; a city built on the central plateau and inaugurated in 1960
the capital and largest city of the Republic of the Congo
an opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification)
a geographic region serving as the principal source of grain
(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
breakfast area
a place for light meals (usually near a kitchen)
a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
fortification consisting of a low wall
air passage provided by a retractable device containing intake and exhaust pipes; permits a submarine to stay submerged for extended periods of time
breathing room
sufficient room for easy breathing or movement
breech closer
a metal block in breech-loading firearms that is withdrawn to insert a cartridge and replaced to close the breech before firing
breeding ground
a place where animals breed
a city of northwestern Germany linked by the Weser River to the port of Bremerhaven and the North Sea; in the Middle Ages it was a leading member of the Hanseatic League
a port city in northwestern Germany at the mouth of the Weser River on the North Sea; has a deep natural harbor and is an important shipping center
Brenner Pass
an Alpine mountain pass connecting Innsbruck in Austria with Bolzano in Italy that has long been a route for trade and for invasions
an ancient Italian city in central Lombardy
a port city in northwestern France (in Brittany); the chief naval station of France
a former province of northwestern France on a peninsula between the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay
a plant where beer is brewed by fermentation
a combination brewery and restaurant; beer is brewed for consumption on the premises and served along with food
a pipe made from the root (briarroot) of the tree heath
a place where bricks are made and sold
a kiln for making bricks
masonry done with bricks and mortar
a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
a defensive post at the end of a bridge nearest to the enemy
an area in hostile territory that has been captured and is held awaiting further troops and supplies
a port in southwestern Connecticut on Long Island Sound
bridle path
a path suitable for riding or leading horses (but not for cars)
a penal institution (especially on board a ship)
two-masted sailing vessel square-rigged on both masts
two-masted sailing vessel square-rigged on the foremast and fore-and-aft rigged on the mainmast
a city in East Sussex in southern England that is a popular resort; site of the University of Sussex
brilliant pebble
a code name for a small computerized heat-seeking missile that was supposed to intercept and destroy enemy missiles
a circular projection that sticks outward from the crown of a hat
a port city in southeastern Apulia in Italy; a center for the Crusades in the Middle Ages
the edge of a steep place
capital and largest city of Queensland state; located in the southeastern corner of Queensland on the Pacific; settled by British as a penal colony; 3rd largest city in Australia
an industrial city and port in southwestern England near the mouth of the River Avon
British Columbia
a province in western Canada
British East Africa
the former British territories of eastern Africa, including Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda, and Zanzibar
British Empire
a former empire consisting of Great Britain and all the territories under its control; reached its greatest extent at the end of World War I; it included the British Isles, British West Indies, Canada, British Guiana; British West Africa, British East Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand
British Honduras
a country on the northeastern coast of Central America on the Caribbean; formerly under British control
British Virgin Islands
more than 40 northeastern Virgin Islands (15 inhabited); a dependent territory of the United Kingdom
British West Africa
the former British territories of western Africa, including Nigeria, Cameroon, Gambia, Togo, Sierra Leone, and the Gold Coast
broadcast area
the area over which a radio or tv transmission can be received
broadcast station
a station equipped to broadcast radio or television programs
broadcasting studio
a studio where broadcasts originate
broken arch
an arch with a gap at the apex; the gap is usually filled with some decoration
place where a broker conducts his business
a borough of New York City
Bronx-Whitestone Bridge
a suspension bridge across the East River in New York City
a borough of New York City
Brooklyn Bridge
a suspension bridge across the East River in New York City; opened in 1883
broom closet
a small room for storing brooms and other cleaning equipment
a sedan that has no roof over the driver's seat
light carriage; pulled by a single horse
the peak of a hill
Brown University
a university in Rhode Island
a row house built of brownstone; reddish brown in color
a city in southern Texas on the Rio Grande near its mouth into the Gulf of Mexico; has a channel that accommodates oceangoing ships
an industrial city in Moravia in Czech Republic to the southeast of Prague
a town in southeast Georgia near the Atlantic coast; a port of entry
a university town in southwestern Maine
a town of east central Texas
Bryce Canyon National Park
a national park in Utah having multicolored rock erosions
bubble chamber
an instrument that records the tracks of ionizing particles
a public fountain to provide a jet of drinking water
a Nazi concentration camp for Jews in World War II that was located in central Germany
a framework for holding wood that is being sawed
an open horse-drawn carriage with four wheels; has a seat attached to a flexible board between the two axles
bucket shop
(formerly) a cheap saloon selling liquor by the bucket
Buckeye State
a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region
Buckingham Palace
the London residence of the British sovereign
a city on Lake Erie in western New York (near Niagara Falls)
buffer country
a small neutral state between two rival powers
a neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict
an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
buffet car
a passenger car where food is served in transit
a state of Uganda and site of a former Bantu kingdom
a small lightweight carriage; drawn by a single horse
building complex
a whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures
building site
a lot on which there are no permanent buildings
building supply house
a store where builders can purchase materials for building houses and related structures
a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
industrial city in southwestern Zimbabwe
Bulgarian capital
capital and largest city of Bulgaria located in western Bulgaria
a partition that divides a ship or plane into compartments
the center of a target
large powerful tractor; a large blade in front flattens areas of ground
bullet hole
a hole made by a bullet passing through it
a high-speed passenger train
a place on a baseball field where relief pitchers can warm up during a game
a large cell where prisoners (people awaiting trial or sentence or refugees or illegal immigrants) are confined together temporarily
a stadium where bullfights take place
a fencelike structure around a deck (usually plural)
an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
a small boat that ferries supplies and commodities for sale to a larger ship at anchor
a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask
a small house with a single story
a fortification of earth; mostly or entirely below ground
a hazard on a golf course
colloquial American term for a town
burial chamber
a chamber that is used as a grave
burial ground
a tract of land used for burials
burial vault
a burial chamber (usually underground)
Burkina Faso
a desperately poor landlocked country in western Africa; was formerly Upper Volta under French rule but gained independence in 1960
the largest city in Vermont; located in northwestern Vermont on Lake Champlain; site of the University of Vermont
burn center
a center where patients with severe burns can be treated
rough projection left on a workpiece after drilling or cutting
a city in northwestern Turkey
bus depot
a terminal that serves bus passengers
bus lane
a traffic lane intended for buses only
bus route
the route regularly followed by a passenger bus
bus stop
a place on a bus route where buses stop to discharge and take on passengers
a car that is old and unreliable
a large wilderness area
business address
the address at which a business is located
business district
the central area or commercial center of a town or city
business establishment
an establishment (a factory or an assembly plant or retail store or warehouse etc.) where business is conducted, goods are made or stored or processed or where services are rendered
business office
place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed
a framework worn at the back below the waist for giving fullness to a woman's skirt
butcher shop
a shop in which meat and poultry (and sometimes fish) are sold
a town in southwestern Montana; center for mining copper
a teashop where students in British universities can purchase light meals
a small storeroom for storing foods or wines
a support usually of stone or brick; supports the wall of a building
an ancient Mediterranean seaport that was a thriving city state in Phoenicia during the second millennium BC; was the chief port for the export of papyrus; located in Lebanon to the north of Beirut; now partially excavated
an industrial city and river port in northern Poland
a side road little traveled (as in the countryside)
a barn for cows
an ancient city on the Bosporus founded by the Greeks; site of modern Istanbul; in 330 Constantine I rebuilt the city and called it Constantinople and made it his capital
beneath the B-horizon and above the bedrock; consisting of weathered rock
a compartment at the front of a motor vehicle or locomotive where driver sits
small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and a folding hood
a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money
a small tent used as a dressing room beside the sea or a swimming pool
a spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink
the enclosed compartment of an aircraft or spacecraft where passengers are carried
small room on a ship or boat where people sleep
a small house built of wood; usually in a wooded area
cabin car
a car on a freight train for use of the train crew; usually the last car on the train
cabin class
a class of accommodations on a ship or train or plane that are less expensive than first class accommodations
cabin cruiser
a large motorboat that has a cabin and plumbing and other conveniences necessary for living on board
cabin liner
a liner with cabins for passengers
a storage compartment for clothes and valuables; usually it has a lock
cable car
a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway
the area for food preparation on a ship
a place where taxis park while awaiting customers
a hidden storage space (for money or provisions or weapons)
a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,047 feet high)
an ancient port city in southwestern Spain
an ancient seaport in northwestern Israel; an important Roman city in ancient Palestine
a small restaurant where drinks and snacks are sold
a restaurant where you serve yourself and pay a cashier
cafeteria facility
(usually plural) facilities for providing food for employees or visitors
informal British term for a cafe
an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept
a town at the southern tip of Illinois at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers
a two-wheeled military vehicle carrying artillery ammunition
large watertight chamber used for construction under water
a pipe for smoking; has a curved stem and a large bowl made from a calabash gourd
a region of southern Italy (forming the toe of the Italian `boot')
a town in northern France on the Strait of Dover that serves as a ferry port to England; in 1347 it was captured by the English king Edward III after a long siege and remained in English hands until it was recaptured by the French king Henry II in 1558
the largest city in India and one of the largest cities in the world; located in eastern India; suffers from poverty and overcrowding
an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water
the geographical area (in Roman times) to the north of the Antonine Wall; now a poetic name for Scotland
Caledonian Canal
a canal in northern Scotland that links North Sea with the Atlantic Ocean; runs diagonally between Moray Firth at the northeastern end and Loch Linnhe at the southwestern end; now little used
the largest city in southern Alberta; an oil and gas center and a technology center for Alberta and most of western Canada
city in southwestern Colombia in a rich agricultural area
the territorial jurisdiction of a caliph
a metal cleat on the bottom front of a horseshoe to prevent slipping
call box
booth for using a telephone
call center
a center equipped to handle a large volume of telephone calls (especially for taking orders or serving customers)
a suburb of Manila in southwestern Luzon
Caloosahatchee Canal
a canal that connects Lake Okeechobee with the Caloosahatchee River in southern Florida to form part of the Cross-Florida Waterway
a highly decorated ceremonial pipe of Amerindians; smoked on ceremonial occasions (especially as a token of peace)
camber arch
an arch with a straight horizontal extrados and a slightly arched intrados
the inner layer of the periosteum
Cambodian capital
the capital and largest city of Kampuchea
one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; during Roman times the region was known as Cambria
a city in eastern England on the River Cam; site of Cambridge University
a city in Massachusetts just to the north of Boston; site of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge University
a university in England
a city in southwestern New Jersey on the Delaware River near Philadelphia
Camellia State
a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
(Arthurian legend) the capital of King Arthur's kingdom; according to the legend, truth and goodness and beauty reigned there
camera obscura
a darkened enclosure in which images of outside objects are projected through a small aperture or lens onto a facing surface
a low heavy horse cart without sides; used for haulage
a large truck designed to carry heavy loads; usually without sides
(Arthurian legend) the battlefield where King Arthur was mortally wounded
temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers
a penal institution (often for forced labor)
Camp David
a retreat to the northwest of Washington that is used by the president of the United States
shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs
a site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer months
a region of southwestern Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea including the islands of Capri and Ischia
a Mexican state on the eastern part of the Gulf of Campeche
a Mexican city on the Bay of Campeche
camper trailer
a trailer equipped for occupancy (especially for holiday trips)
a recreational vehicle equipped for camping out while traveling
a native village in Malaysia
a field on which the buildings of a university are situated
a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada
Canadian Maritime Provinces
the collective name for the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
Canadian province
Canada is divided into 12 provinces for administrative purposes
long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation
canal boat
a long boat that carries freight and is narrow enough to be used in canals
Cancer the Crab
the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22
a popular island resort off the northeastern tip of the Yucatan peninsula
candy store
a confectioner's shop
a factory where food is canned
a port and resort city on the French Riviera; site of an annual film festival
a small flexible tube inserted into a body cavity for draining off fluid or introducing medication
small and light boat; pointed at both ends; propelled with a paddle
restaurant in a factory; where workers can eat
a recreation room in an institution
sells food and personal items to personnel at an institution or school or camp etc.
a restaurant outside; often for soldiers or policemen
a town in Kent in southeastern England; site of the cathedral where Thomas a Becket was martyred in 1170; seat of the archbishop and primate of the Anglican Church
either of the corners of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet
cantilever bridge
bridge constructed of two cantilevers that meet in the middle
a small administrative division of a country
a tent made of canvas fabric
Canyonlands National Park
a national park in Utah having rock formations and ancient cliff dwellings; canyons of the Green River and the Colorado River
the upper part of a column that supports the entablature
Cape Cod Canal
a canal connecting Cape Cod Bay with Buzzards Bay
Cape Girardeau
a town in southeast Missouri
Cape of Good Hope
a province of western South Africa
Cape of Good Hope Province
a former province of southern South Africa that was settled by the Dutch in 1652 and ceded to Great Britain in 1814; in 1994 it was split into three new provinces of South Africa
Cape Town
port city in southwestern South Africa; the seat of the legislative branch of the government of South Africa
a tube of small internal diameter; holds liquid by capillary action
a seat of government
a center that is associated more than any other with some activity or product
capital of Afghanistan
the capital and largest city of Afghanistan; located in eastern Afghanistan
capital of Alabama
the state capital of Alabama on the Mobile River
capital of Alaska
the state capital of Alaska
capital of Antigua and Barbuda
the capital and largest city of Antigua and Barbuda; located on the island of Antigua
capital of Argentina
capital and largest city of Argentina; located in eastern Argentina near Uruguay; Argentina's chief port and industrial and cultural center
capital of Arizona
the state capital and largest city located in south central Arizona; situated in a former desert that has become a prosperous agricultural area thanks to irrigation
capital of Arkansas
the state capital and largest city of Arkansas in the central part of Arkansas on the Arkansas River
capital of Armenia
capital of Armenia
capital of Australia
the capital of Australia; located in southeastern Australia
capital of Austria
the capital and largest city of Austria; located on the Danube in northeastern Austria; was the home of Beethoven and Brahms and Haydn and Mozart and Schubert and Strauss
capital of Azerbaijan
a port city on the Caspian Sea that is the capital of Azerbaijan and an important center for oil production
capital of Bahrain
the capital of Bahrain; located at the northern end of Bahrain Island
capital of Bangladesh
the capital and largest city of Bangladesh
capital of Barbados
capital of Barbados; a port city on the southwestern coast of Barbados
capital of Belarus
the capital of Belarus and of the Commonwealth of Independent States
capital of Belgium
the capital and largest city of Belgium; seat of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
capital of Benin
the capital of Benin in southwestern part of country on a coastal lagoon
capital of Bolivia
capital city in western Bolivia and the administrative seat of Bolivia's government; largest city in Bolivia
capital of Botswana
capital and largest city of Botswana in the extreme southeast
capital of Burundi
the capital and largest city of Burundi
capital of California
a city in north central California 75 miles to the northeast of San Francisco on the Sacramento River; capital of California
capital of Cameroon
the capital of Cameroon
capital of Canada
the capital of Canada (located in southeastern Ontario across the Ottawa river from Quebec)
capital of Cape Verde
the capital of Cape Verde on Sao Tiago Island
capital of Central Africa
the capital and largest city of the Central African Republic
capital of Chad
the capital and largest city of Chad; located in the southwestern on the Shari river
capital of Colombia
capital and largest city of Colombia; located in central Colombia on a high fertile plain
capital of Colorado
the state capital and largest city of Colorado; located in central Colorado on the South Platte river
capital of Connecticut
the state capital of Connecticut; located in central Connecticut on the Connecticut river; a center of the insurance business
capital of Costa Rica
the capital and largest city of Costa Rica
capital of Cuba
the capital and largest city of Cuba; located in western Cuba; one of the oldest cities in the Americas
capital of Cyprus
the capital and largest city of Cyprus
capital of Delaware
the capital of the state of Delaware
capital of Djibouti
port city on the Gulf of Aden; the capital and largest city of Djibouti
capital of Ecuador
the capital of Ecuador
capital of Egypt
the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa; a major port just to the south of the Nile delta; formerly the home of the Pharaohs
capital of Estonia
a port city on the Gulf of Finland that is the capital and largest city of Estonia
capital of Ethiopia
the capital of Ethiopia and the country's largest city; located in central Ethiopia
capital of Finland
the capital and largest city of Finland; located in southern Finland; a major port and commercial and cultural center
capital of Florida
capital of the state of Florida; located in northern Florida
capital of France
the capital and largest city of France; and international center of culture and commerce
capital of Gabon
the capital of Gabon
capital of Gambia
a port city and capital of Gambia
capital of Georgia
the capital and largest city of Georgia on the Kura river
capital of Georgia
state capital and largest city of Georgia; chief commercial center of the southeastern United States; was plundered and burned by Sherman's army during the American Civil War
capital of Ghana
the capital and largest city of Ghana with a deep-water port
capital of Greece
the capital and largest city of Greece; named after Athena (its patron goddess)
capital of Grenada
the capital and largest city of Grenada
capital of Guatemala
the capital and largest city of Guatemala
capital of Guinea
a port and the capital of Guinea
capital of Guinea-Bissau
the capital of Guinea-Bissau
capital of Hawaii
the capital and largest city of Hawaii; located on a large bay on the island of Oahu
capital of Hungary
capital and largest city of Hungary; located on the Danube River in north-central Hungary
capital of Iceland
the capital and chief port of Iceland on the southwestern coast of Iceland; buildings are heated by natural hot water
capital of Idaho
the capital and largest city of Idaho
capital of Illinois
capital of the state of Illinois
capital of Indiana
the capital and largest city of Indiana; a major commercial center in the country's heartland; site of an annual 500-mile automobile race
capital of Indonesia
capital and largest city of Indonesia; located on the island of Java; founded by the Dutch in 17th century
capital of Iowa
the capital and largest city in Iowa
capital of Iraq
capital and largest city of Iraq; located on the Tigris River
capital of Ireland
capital and largest city and major port of the Irish Republic
capital of Israel
capital and largest city of the modern state of Israel (although its status as capital is disputed); it was captured from Jordan in 1967 in the Six Day War; a holy city for Jews and Christians and Muslims; was the capital of an ancient kingdom
capital of Italy
capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
capital of Jamaica
capital and largest city of Jamaica
capital of Japan
the capital and largest city of Japan; the economic and cultural center of Japan
capital of Jordan
the capital and largest city of Jordan
capital of Kansas
the capital of the state of Kansas; located in eastern Kansas on the Kansas river
capital of Kazakhstan
remote city of Kazakhstan that (ostensibly for security reasons) was made the capital in 1998
capital of Kentucky
the capital of Kentucky; located in northern Kentucky
capital of Kenya
the capital and largest city of Kenya; a center for tourist safaris
capital of Kuwait
a seaport on the Persian Gulf and capital of Kuwait
capital of Kyrgyzstan
the capital of Kyrgyzstan (known as Frunze 1926-1991)
capital of Latvia
a port city on the Gulf of Riga that is the capital and largest city of Latvia; formerly a member of the Hanseatic League
capital of Lebanon
capital and largest city of Lebanon; located in western Lebanon on the Mediterranean
capital of Lesotho
the capital of Lesotho; located in northwestern Lesotho
capital of Liberia
the capital and chief port and largest city of Liberia
capital of Liechtenstein
the capital and largest city of Liechtenstein
capital of Lithuania
the capital and largest city of Lithuania; located in southeastern Lithuania
capital of Louisiana
capital of Louisiana
capital of Luxembourg
the capital and largest city of Luxembourg
capital of Madagascar
the capital and largest city of Madagascar
capital of Maine
the capital of the state of Maine
capital of Malawi
the capital of Malawi; located in south central Malawi
capital of Malaysia
Malaysia's sparkling new capital
capital of Malta
the capital of Malta; located on the northeastern coast of the island
capital of Maryland
state capital of Maryland; site of the United States Naval Academy
capital of Massachusetts
state capital and largest city of Massachusetts; a major center for banking and financial services
capital of Mexico
the capital and largest city of Mexico is a political and cultural and commercial and industrial center; one of the world's largest cities
capital of Michigan
capital of the state of Michigan; located in southern Michigan on the Grand River
capital of Minnesota
capital of the state of Minnesota; located in southeastern Minnesota on the Mississippi river adjacent to Minneapolis; one of the Twin Cities
capital of Mississippi
capital of the state of Mississippi on the Pearl River
capital of Missouri
capital of the state of Missouri; located in central Missouri on the Missouri river
capital of Moldova
the capital of Moldova
capital of Mongolia
the capital and largest city of Mongolia
capital of Montana
capital of the state of Montana; located in western Montana
capital of Morocco
the capital of Morocco; located in the northwestern on the Atlantic coast
capital of Mozambique
the capital and largest city of Mozambique
capital of Nebraska
capital of the state of Nebraska; located in southeastern Nebraska; site of the University of Nebraska
capital of Nepal
the capital and largest city of Nepal
capital of Nevada
capital of the state of Nevada; located in western Nevada
capital of New Hampshire
capital of the state of New Hampshire; located in south central New Hampshire on the Merrimack river
capital of New Jersey
capital of the state of New Jersey; located in western New Jersey on the Delaware river
capital of New Mexico
capital of the state of New Mexico; located in north central New Mexico
capital of New York
state capital of New York; located in eastern New York State on the west bank of the Hudson river
capital of New Zealand
the capital of New Zealand
capital of Nicaragua
the capital and largest city of Nicaragua
capital of Niger
the capital and largest city of Niger
capital of Nigeria
capital of Nigeria in the center of the country
capital of North Carolina
capital of the state of North Carolina; located in the east central part of the North Carolina
capital of North Dakota
capital of the state of North Dakota; located in south central North Dakota overlooking the Missouri river
capital of North Korea
capital of North Korea and an industrial center
capital of Northern Ireland
capital and largest city of Northern Ireland; the center of Protestantism in Northern Ireland
capital of Norway
the capital and largest city of Norway; the country's main port; located at the head of a fjord on Norway's southern coast
capital of Ohio
the state capital of Ohio; located in the center of the state; site of Ohio State University
capital of Oklahoma
capital and largest city of Oklahoma; the economy is based on oil and livestock
capital of Oman
a port on the Gulf of Oman and capital of the sultanate of Oman
capital of Oregon
capital of the state of Oregon in the northwestern part of the state on the Willamette River
capital of Pakistan
the capital of Pakistan in the north on a plateau; the site was chosen in 1959
capital of Papua New Guinea
the administrative capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea
capital of Paraguay
the capital and chief port of Paraguay
capital of Pennsylvania
capital of Pennsylvania; located in southern part of state
capital of Peru
capital and largest city and economic center of Peru; located in western Peru; was capital of the Spanish empire in the New World until the 19th century
capital of Poland
the capital and largest city of Poland; located in central Poland
capital of Portugal
capital and largest city and economic and cultural center of Portugal; a major port in western Portugal on Tagus River where it broadens and empties into the Atlantic
capital of Qatar
the capital and chief port of Qatar
capital of Red China
capital of the People's Republic of China in the Hebei province in northeastern China; 2nd largest Chinese city
capital of Rhode Island
the capital and largest city of Rhode Island; located in northeastern Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay; site of Brown University
capital of Romania
national capital and largest city of Romania in southeastern Romania
capital of Rwanda
the national capital and largest city of Rwanda; located in central Rwanda
capital of San Marino
the capital and only city of San Marino
capital of Saudi Arabia
joint capital (with Mecca) of Saudi Arabia located in the central oasis; largest city in Saudi Arabia
capital of Senegal
the capital and chief port and largest city of Senegal
capital of Serbia and Montenegro
capital and largest city of Serbia and Montenegro; situated on the Danube
capital of Seychelles
port city and the capital of Seychelles
capital of Sierra Leone
port city and the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone
capital of Singapore
the capital of Singapore; one of the world's biggest ports
capital of Slovakia
capital and largest city of Slovakia
capital of Somalia
the capital and largest city of Somalia; a port on the Indian Ocean
capital of South Africa
city in the Transvaal; the seat of the executive branch of the government of South Africa
capital of South Carolina
capital and largest city in South Carolina; located in central South Carolina
capital of South Dakota
capital of the state of South Dakota; located in central South Dakota on the Missouri river
capital of South Korea
the capital of South Korea and the largest city of Asia; located in northwestern South Korea
capital of Spain
the capital and largest city situated centrally in Spain; home of an outstanding art museum
capital of Sri Lanka
the capital and largest city of Sri Lanka; has one of the largest harbors in the world; is located on the western coast of the island of Ceylon
capital of Sudan
the capital of Sudan located at the confluence of the Blue Nile and White Nile
capital of Suriname
the capital and largest city and major port of Surinam
capital of Swaziland
capital of Swaziland; located in northwestern Swaziland
capital of Sweden
the capital and largest city of Sweden; located in southern Sweden on the Baltic
capital of Switzerland
the capital of Switzerland; located in western Switzerland
capital of Syria
an ancient city (widely regarded as the world's oldest) and present capital and largest city of Syria; according to the New Testament, the Apostle Paul (then known as Saul) underwent a dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus
capital of Taiwan
the capital of Nationalist China; located in northern Taiwan
capital of Tajikistan
the capital of Tajikistan; formerly Stalinabad 1926-1991
capital of Tanzania
the capital and largest port city of Tanzania on the Indian Ocean
capital of Tennessee
capital of the state of Tennessee; located in the north central part of the state on the Cumberland River; known for country music
capital of Texas
state capital of Texas on the Colorado River; site of the University of Texas
capital of Thailand
the capital and largest city and chief port of Thailand; a leading city in southeastern Asia; noted for Buddhist architecture
capital of the Bahamas
the capital of the Bahamas
capital of the Dominican Republic
the capital and largest city of the Dominican Republic
capital of The Netherlands
an industrial center and the nominal capital of the Netherlands; center of the diamond-cutting industry; seat of an important stock exchange; known for its canals and art museum
capital of the Philippines
the capital and largest city of the Philippines; located on southern Luzon
capital of the Russian Federation
a city of central European Russia; formerly capital of both the Soviet Union and Soviet Russia; since 1991 the capital of the Russian Federation
capital of the Ukraine
capital and largest city of the Ukraine; a major manufacturing and transportation center
capital of the United Kingdom
the capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center
capital of the United States
the capital of the United States in the District of Columbia and a tourist mecca; George Washington commissioned Charles L'Enfant to lay out the city in 1791
capital of Tibet
the sacred city of Lamaism; known as the Forbidden City for its former inaccessibility and hostility to strangers
capital of Togo
capital and largest city of Togo; located in the south on the Gulf of Guinea
capital of Trinidad and Tobago
the capital and largest city of Trinidad and Tobago on the west coast of the island of Trinidad
capital of Tunisia
the capital and principal port of Tunisia
capital of Turkey
the capital of Turkey; located in west-central Turkey; it was formerly known as Angora and is the home of Angora goats
capital of Turkmenistan
the capital and largest city of Turkmenistan
capital of Uganda
the capital and largest city of Uganda on the north shore of Lake Victoria
capital of Uruguay
the capital and largest city of Uruguay; a cosmopolitan city and one of the busiest ports in South America
capital of Utah
the capital and largest city of Utah; located near the Great Salt Lake in north central Utah; world capital of the Mormon Church
capital of Uzbek
the capital of Uzbekistan
capital of Vanuatu
capital of Vanuatu
capital of Venezuela
the capital and largest city of Venezuela
capital of Vermont
capital of the state of Vermont; located in north central Vermont
capital of Vietnam
the capital city of Vietnam; located in North Vietnam
capital of Virginia
capital of the state of Virginia located in the east central part of the state; was capital of the Confederacy during the American Civil War
capital of Washington
capital of the state of Washington; located in western Washington on Puget Sound
capital of West Virginia
state capital of West Virginia in the central part of the state on the Kanawha river
capital of Western Samoa
the capital of Western Samoa
capital of Wisconsin
capital of the state of Wisconsin; located in the southern part of state; site of the main branch of the University of Wisconsin
capital of Wyoming
the capital and largest city of Wyoming; located in the southeastern corner of the state
capital of Zambia
the capital and largest city of Zambia
capital of Zimbabwe
the capital and largest city of Zimbabwe
capital ship
a warship of the first rank in size and armament
a building occupied by a state legislature
Capitol Building
the government building in Washington where the United States Senate and the House of Representatives meet
Capitol Reef National Park
a national park in Utah having colorful rock formations and desert plants and wildlife
an arrangement of leafy branches forming the top or head of a tree
an ancient country is eastern Asia Minor
Capricorn the Goat
the tenth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about December 22 to January 19
a spacecraft designed to transport people and support human life in outer space
car carrier
a trailer that can be loaded with new cars for delivery to sales agencies
car door
the door of a car
car park
a lot where cars are parked
car port
garage for one or two cars consisting of a flat roof supported on poles
car train
a train that transports passengers and their automobiles
car transporter
a long truck for carrying motor vehicles
where passengers ride up and down
the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant
a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad
a ferry that transports motor vehicles
a large galleon sailed in the Mediterranean as a merchantman
caravan inn
an inn in some eastern countries with a large courtyard that provides accommodation for caravans
a camper equipped with living quarters
a town in southern Illinois
an unstable construction with playing cards
the capital and largest city of Wales
a room for gambling on card games
cargo area
the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo
cargo door
door used to load or unload cargo
cargo hatch
hatch opening into the cargo compartment
cargo helicopter
a helicopter that carries cargo
cargo liner
a liner that carries cargo
cargo ship
a ship designed to carry cargo
cargo ships
conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry
region including the Caribbean Islands
a town in southeastern New Mexico on the Pecos River near the Mexican border; potash deposits
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
a national park in New Mexico featuring what is probably the world's largest cavern with spectacular underground formations
Carnegie Mellon University
an engineering university in Pittsburgh
a luxurious carriage suitable for nobility in the 16th and 17th century
the area of the states of North Carolina and South Carolina
a junction where one street or road crosses another
small individual study area in a library
carriage house
a small building for housing coaches and carriages and other vehicles
a railcar where passengers ride
a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
one of the two sides of a motorway where traffic travels in one direction only usually in two or three lanes
a rack attached to a vehicle; for carrying luggage or skis or the like
a self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something
a heavy open wagon usually having two wheels and drawn by an animal
cart track
any road or path affording passage especially a rough one
wheeled vehicle that can be pushed by a person; may have one or two or four wheels
a port city in northwestern Colombia on the Caribbean
a port in southeastern Spain on the Mediterranean
a port on the Atlantic and the largest city of Morocco
an older or native quarter of many cities in northern Africa; the quarter in which the citadel is located
the enclosing frame around a door or window opening
a window sash that is hinged (usually on one side)
casement window
a window with one or more casements
military barracks in a garrison town
a public building for gambling and entertainment
a building that houses both a hotel and a casino
a business establishment that combines a casino and a hotel
a city of east central Wyoming on the North Platte river
a region of central Spain; a former kingdom that comprised most of modern Spain and united with Aragon to form Spain in 1479
a large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified against attack
a large and stately mansion
a port on the island of Saint Lucia; capital and largest city of Saint Lucia
an underground tunnel with recesses where bodies were buried (as in ancient Rome)
a region of northeastern Spain
a boat with two parallel hulls held together by single deck
a sailboat with a single mast set far forward
an enclosure or receptacle for odds and ends
a structure in which water is collected (especially a natural drainage area)
a large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work
any large and important church
the principal Christian church building of a bishop's diocese
a thin flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids or to keep the passageway open
the positively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current
cattle boat
a cargo ship for the transport of livestock
cattle car
a freight car for transporting cattle
cattle farm
farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)
cattle grid
a bridge over a ditch consisting of parallel metal bars that allow pedestrians and vehicles to pass, but not cattle
cattle pen
a pen for cattle
cattle trail
a trail over which cattle were driven to market
narrow pathway high in the air (as above a stage or between parts of a building or along a bridge)
a large region between the Black and Caspian seas that contains the Caucasus Mountains; oil is its major resource
a road that is raised above water or marshland or sand
any large dark enclosed space
cavity resonator
a hollow chamber whose dimensions allow the resonant oscillation of electromagnetic or acoustic waves
cavity wall
a wall formed of two thicknesses of masonry with a space between them
space that is surrounded by something
Cayman Islands
a British colony in the Caribbean to the northwest of Jamaica; an international banking center
Cebu City
an important seaport on the island of Cebu in the Philippines
Cedar Rapids
a city in eastern Iowa
celestial equator
the great circle on the celestial sphere midway between the celestial poles
celestial horizon
the great circle on the celestial sphere whose plane passes through the sensible horizon and the center of the Earth
celestial latitude
(astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial body north or to the south of the celestial equator; expressed in degrees; used with right ascension to specify positions on the celestial sphere
celestial orbit
the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another
celestial point
a point in the heavens (on the celestial sphere)
celestial pole
one of two points of intersection of the Earth's axis and the celestial sphere
celestial sphere
the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected
any small compartment
cell wall
a rigid layer of polysaccharides enclosing the membrane of plant and prokaryotic cells; maintains the shape of the cell and serves as a protective barrier
small room in which a monk or nun lives
a room where a prisoner is kept
an excavation where root vegetables are stored
storage space where wines are stored
a storage area in a cellar
a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)
a monument built to honor people whose remains are interred elsewhere or whose remains cannot be recovered
Centennial State
a state in west central United States in the Rocky Mountains
center of buoyancy
(physics) the center of mass of the immersed part of ship or other floating object
center of curvature
the center of the circle of curvature
center of flotation
the center of gravity of a floating object
center of gravity
the point within something at which gravity can be considered to act; in uniform gravity it is equal to the center of mass
center of mass
point representing the mean position of the matter in a body
center stage
the central area on a theater stage
the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher
a building dedicated to a particular activity
a place where some particular activity is concentrated
an area that is approximately central within some larger region
a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure
mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace
Central African Republic
a landlocked country in central Africa; formerly under French control; became independent in 1960
Central American country
any one of the countries occupying Central America; these countries (except for Belize and Costa Rica) are characterized by low per capita income and unstable governments
central city
the central part of a city
central heating
a heating system in which air or water is heated at a central furnace and sent through the building via vents or pipes and radiators
central office
(usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise
Central Park
a large park in Manhattan
a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
a low-lying region in central France
(CENTRal EXchange) a kind of telephone exchange
the center of mass of an object of uniform density
a town in north central France noted for white Burgundy wines
chain store
one of a chain of retail stores under the same management and selling the same merchandise
chainlink fence
a fence of steel wires woven into a diamond pattern
chair car
a passenger car for day travel; you pay extra fare for individual chairs
chair lift
a ski lift on which riders (skiers or sightseers) are seated and carried up or down a mountainside; seats are hung from an endless overhead cable
a carriage consisting of two wheels and a calash top; drawn by a single horse
a former town on the Bosporus (now part of Istanbul); site of the Council of Chalcedon
an ancient region of Mesopotamia lying between the Euphrates delta and the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Desert; settled in 1000 BC and destroyed by the Persians in 539 BC; reached the height of its power under Nebuchadnezzar II
a Swiss house with a sloping roof and wide eaves or a house built in this style
a natural or artificial enclosed space
a room where a judge transacts business
a region of northeastern France
a university town in east central Illinois adjoining Urbana
Champs Elysees
a major avenue in Paris famous for elegant shops and cafes
a government building housing the office of a chancellor
a village in northeastern Virginia
an office of archives for public or ecclesiastic records; a court of public records
a storeroom where candles are kept
a city of central China; capital of ancient Chinese empire 221-206 BC
a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal (24,780 feet high)
a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through
Channel Islands National Park
a national park in California featuring sea birds and marine life
Channel Tunnel
the railroad tunnel between France and England under the English Channel
a chapel endowed for singing Masses for the soul of the donor
a crack in a lip caused usually by cold
a place of worship that has its own altar
Chapel Hill
a town in central North Carolina; site of the University of North Carolina
a building attached to a monastery or cathedral; used as a meeting place for the chapter
a house used as a residence by a chapter of a fraternity
a delicatessen that specializes in meats
a light four-wheel horse-drawn ceremonial carriage
a two-wheeled horse-drawn battle vehicle; used in war and races in ancient Egypt and Greece and Rome
city in southwestern Belgium; center of an industrial region
a port city in southeastern South Carolina
a former town and present-day neighborhood of Boston; settled in 1629
Charlestown Navy Yard
the navy yard in Boston where the frigate `Constitution' is anchored
the provincial capital and largest city of Prince Edward Island
a vault or building where corpses or bones are deposited
a Carthusian monastery
a town in northern France that is noted for its Gothic Cathedral
Chartres Cathedral
a Gothic cathedral in northern France; built in 13th century
a rectangular metal frame used in letterpress printing to hold together the pages or columns of composed type that are printed at one time
a deep opening in the earth's surface
the skeleton of a motor vehicle consisting of a steel frame supported on springs that holds the body and motor
a metal mounting for the circuit components of an electronic device
an impressive country house (or castle) in France
a city in eastern Tennessee
Chechen Republic
an autonomous republic in southwestern Russia in the northern Caucasus Mountains bordering on Georgia; declared independence from the USSR in 1991 but Russian troops invaded and continue to prosecute a relentless military campaign in the largely Muslim republic
a place (as at a frontier) where travellers are stopped for inspection and clearance
a room where baggage or parcels are checked
a village in southwestern England where cheddar cheese was first made
a city in the Asian part of Russia
chem lab
a laboratory for research in chemistry
chemical plant
an industrial plant where chemicals are produced
a port city in western South Korea on the Yellow Sea
a city in Tamil Nadu on the Bay of Bengal; formerly Madras
a port town in northwestern France on the English Channel; site of a naval base
a city of east central Russia to the north of Moscow
a city in north central Ukraine; site of a major disaster at a nuclear power plant (26 April 1986)
a city of southeastern Pennsylvania on the Delaware river (an industrial suburb of Philadelphia)
defensive structure consisting of a movable obstacle composed of barbed wire or spikes attached to a wooden frame; used to obstruct cavalry
a movable barrier used in motor racing; sometimes placed before a dangerous corner to reduce speed as cars pass in single file
chicken coop
a farm building for housing poultry
chicken farm
farm where chickens are raised for sale
chicken run
an enclosed yard for keeping poultry
a state in northern Mexico; mostly high plateau
a city in northern Mexico in the state of Chihuahua; commercial center of northern Mexico
Chihuahuan Desert
a desert in western Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and northern Mexico
child's room
a bedroom for a child
a mountain peak in the Andes in Ecuador (20,560 feet high)
a vertical flue that provides a path through which smoke from a fire is carried away through the wall or roof of a building
chimney breast
walls that project out from the wall of a room and surround the chimney base
chimney corner
a corner by a fireplace
a glass flue surrounding the wick of an oil lamp
a short earthenware pipe on the top of a chimney to increase the draft
the part of the chimney that is above the roof; usually has several flues
a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall
Chisholm Trail
a former cattle trail from San Antonio in Texas to Abilene in Kansas; not used after the 1880s
a port city and industrial center in southeastern Bangladesh on the Bay of Bengal
the area occupied by singers; the part of the chancel between sanctuary and nave
choir loft
a gallery in a church occupied by the choir
a point of congestion or blockage
British slang (dated) for a prison
a child's word for locomotive
chop shop
a place where stolen cars are disassembled for their parts
a restaurant that specializes in steaks
an aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades
industrial city at the center of a rich agricultural region
chromatography column
a vertical glass tube used in column chromatography; a mixture is poured in the top and washed through a stationary substance where components of the mixture are adsorbed selectively to form colored bands
a gaseous layer of the sun's atmosphere (extending from the photosphere to the corona) that is visible during a total eclipse of the sun
chuck wagon
a wagon equipped with a cookstove and provisions (for cowboys)
Chula Vista
an industrial city in southern California (south of San Diego) near the Mexican border
a city in south-central China on the Chang Jiang; a commercial center for western China
church tower
the tower of a church
a place for public (especially Christian) worship
a Canadian town in northern Manitoba on Hudson Bay; important port for shipping grain
Churchill Downs
a racetrack for thoroughbred racing in Louisville; site of the Kentucky Derby
sloping channel through which things can descend
cigarette holder
a tube that holds a cigarette while it is being smoked
a city in southern Ohio on the Ohio river
cinder track
a racetrack paved with fine cinders
a theater where films are shown
a niche for a funeral urn containing the ashes of the cremated dead
a curved section or tier of seats in a hall or theater or opera house; usually the first tier above the orchestra
a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island
an established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to
the boundary line encompassing an area or object
a racetrack for automobile races
circulating library
library that provides books for use outside the building
an arena consisting of an oval or circular area enclosed by tiers of seats and usually covered by a tent
(antiquity) an open-air stadium for chariot races and gladiatorial games
Citta del Vaticano
the capital of the State of the Vatican City
an incorporated administrative district established by state charter
city district
a district of a town or city
city hall
a building that houses administrative offices of a municipal government
city limit
the limits of the area occupied by a city or town
city line
the boundary of a city
City of Bridges
a city in northwestern Belgium that is connected by canal to the North Sea; in the 13th century it was a leading member of the Hanseatic League; the old city (known as the City of Bridges) is a popular tourist attraction
City of Brotherly Love
the largest city in Pennsylvania; located in the southeastern part of the state on the Delaware river; site of Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed; site of the University of Pennsylvania
City of London
the part of London situated within the ancient boundaries; the commercial and financial center of London
City of the Angels
a city in southern California; motion picture capital of the world; most populous city of California and second largest in the United States
City of Westminster
a borough of Greater London on the Thames; contains Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey
city university
an urban university in a large city
a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts
Ciudad Bolivar
a port in eastern Venezuela on the Orinoco river
Ciudad Juarez
a city in northern Mexico on the Rio Grande opposite El Paso
Ciudad Victoria
a city in east central Mexico
civic center
a center where the members of a community can gather for social or cultural activities
civic center
the center of a city
a closed carriage with four wheels and seats for four passengers
a city in northern West Virginia
a room in a school where lessons take place
clay pipe
a pipe made of clay
clean room
a room that is virtually free of dust or bacteria; used in laboratory work and in assembly or repair of precision equipment
shop where dry cleaning is done
a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
vertical space available to allow easy passage under something
a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area
part of an interior wall rising above the adjacent roof with windows admitting light
a road on which you are not allowed to stop (unless you have a breakdown)
a metal or leather projection (as from the sole of a shoe); prevents slipping
a long narrow opening
the largest city in Ohio; located in northeastern Ohio on Lake Erie; a major Great Lakes port
a northwestern suburb of Paris; the residence of the Merovingian royalty in the 7th century
cliff dwelling
a rock and adobe dwelling built on sheltered ledges in the sides of a cliff
climatic zone
any of the geographical zones loosely divided according to prevailing climate and latitude
climbing frame
a framework of bars or logs for children to climb on
a healthcare facility for outpatient care
a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
a town in east central Iowa
clip joint
a place of entertainment where high prices are charged for poor entertainment
a fast sailing ship used in former times
a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water
a private lounge off of a legislative chamber
a room where coats and other articles can be left temporarily
clock tower
a tower with a large clock visible high up on an outside face
any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction
a courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)
residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery)
close quarters
a situation of being uncomfortably close to someone or something
a small private room for study or prayer
a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space
a framework on which to hang clothes (as for drying)
clothing store
a store where men's clothes are sold
an interchange that does not require left-hand turns
club car
railroad car having a bar and tables and lounge chairs
a building that is occupied by a social club
a room used for the activities of a club
CN Tower
a tower in Toronto; 1815 feet tall for broadcasting widely
an ancient town on Crete where Bronze Age culture flourished from about 2000 BC to 1400 BC
Co-operative Republic of Guyana
a republic in northeastern South America; formerly part of the British Empire, but it achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1966
a carriage pulled by four horses with one driver
a state in northern Mexico; mostly high plateau
coal car
freight car with fixed sides and no roof; for transporting coal
coal chute
a chute for coal
coal house
a shed for storing coal
coal seam
a seam of coal
a region where there is coal underground
coaling station
a seaport where ships can take on supplies of coal
a raised framework around a hatchway on a ship to keep water out
coaster wagon
a child's four-wheeled toy cart sometimes used for coasting
the outline of a coast
coat rack
a rack with hooks for temporarily holding coats and hats
Coats Land
a region of western Antarctica along the southeastern shore of the Weddell Sea
a small light flimsy boat
a small loft or garret
compartment where the pilot sits while flying the aircraft
a pit for cockfights
cocktail lounge
a barroom in a hotel or restaurant where cocktails are served
Coeur d'Alene
a town in the northern panhandle of Idaho; popular resort area
coffee stall
a stand (usually movable) selling hot coffee and food (especially at night)
tooth on the rim of gear wheel
tubing that is wound in a spiral
a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
a pass between mountain peaks
(Greek mythology) a region on the Black Sea to the south of the Caucasus that was the site of an ancient country where (according to Greek mythology) Jason sought the Golden Fleece
cold-water flat
an apartment without modern conveniences
collapsible shelter
a portable shelter (usually of canvas stretched over supporting poles and fastened to the ground with ropes and pegs)
a complex of buildings in which an institution of higher education is housed
a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it
collision course
a course of a moving object that will lead to a collision if it continues unchanged
a commercial center and river port in western Germany on the Rhine River; flourished during the 15th century as a member of the Hanseatic League
structure consisting of a row of evenly spaced columns
a place where a group of people with the same interest or occupation are concentrated
one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States
a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
Colorado Desert
an arid region of southeastern California
Colorado Springs
a city in east central Colorado on the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains; popular tourist center and site of the United States Air Force Academy
an ancient city in south western Phrygia in Asia Minor; site of an early Christian Church
a sepulchral vault or other structure having recesses in the walls to receive cinerary urns
a university town in central Missouri
a town in west central Tennessee
Columbia University
a university in New York City
a town in eastern Mississippi near the border with Alabama
a city in western Georgia on the Chattahoochee River; industrial center
a vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument)
combat area
a military area where combat forces operate
combat ship
a government ship that is available for waging war
combat zone
a city district known for its vice and high crime rate
comfort station
a toilet that is available to the public
command module
a space module in which astronauts can live and control the spacecraft and communicate with earth
a retail store that sells equipment and provisions (usually to military personnel)
commodities exchange
an exchange for buying and selling commodities for future delivery
Commodore John Barry Bridge
a cantilever bridge in Chester, Pennsylvania
common fault
an inclined fault in which the hanging wall appears to have slipped downward relative to the footwall
common land
a pasture subject to common use
common room
a sitting room (usually at school or university)
a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
the official name of some states in the United States (Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and Virginia and Kentucky) and associated territories (Puerto Rico)
Commonwealth of Australia
a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
Commonwealth of Dominica
a country on the island of Dominica
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
a self-governing commonwealth associated with the United States occupying the island of Puerto Rico
Commonwealth of the Bahamas
island country in the Atlantic to the east of Florida and Cuba; a popular winter resort
the smallest administrative district of several European countries
communication equipment
facility consisting of the physical plants and equipment for disseminating information
a district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences
a passenger train that is ridden primarily by passengers who travel regularly from one place to another
a small and economical car
a stairway or ladder that leads from one deck to another on a ship
a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area
a space into which an area is subdivided
complementary angles
two angles whose sum is a right angle
an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient)
computer store
a store that sells computers to the small businessperson or personal user
concentration camp
a penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined (usually under harsh conditions)
an industrial city in Chile to the south of Santiago
concert hall
a hall where concerts are given
town in eastern Massachusetts near Boston where the first battle of the American Revolution was fought
a wide hallway in a building where people can walk
concrete jungle
an area in a city with large modern buildings that is perceived as dangerous and unpleasant
a hollow coil that condenses by abstracting heat
one of the dwelling units in a condominium
housing consisting of a complex of dwelling units (as an apartment house) in which each unit is individually owned
a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass
Conestoga wagon
a large wagon with broad wheels and an arched canvas top; used by the United States pioneers to cross the prairies in the 19th century
Coney Island
a section of Brooklyn on the Atlantic; known as an amusement center
Confederate States of America
the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
conference center
a center where conferences can be conducted
conference room
a room in which a conference can be held
a booth where a priest sits to hear confessions
a place where things merge or flow together (especially rivers)
a symmetrical arrangement of the parts of a thing
congressional district
a territorial division of a state; entitled to elect one member to the United States House of Representatives
one of the British colonies that formed the United States
connecting room
a hotel room that shares a wall with an adjoining room and is connected by a private door
conning tower
an armored pilothouse on a warship
a schoolhouse with special facilities for fine arts
a greenhouse in which plants are arranged in a pleasing manner
a Romanian resort city on the Black Sea
a walled city in northeastern Algeria to the east of Algiers; was destroyed in warfare in the 4th century and rebuilt by Constantine I
the largest city and former capital of Turkey; rebuilt on the site of ancient Byzantium by Constantine I in the fourth century; renamed Constantinople by Constantine who made it the capital of the Byzantine Empire; now the seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church
Constitution State
a New England state; one of the original 13 colonies
diplomatic building that serves as the residence or workplace of a consul
container ship
a cargo ship designed to hold containerized cargoes
continental divide
the watershed of a continent (especially the watershed of North America formed by a series of mountain ridges extending from Alaska to Mexico)
control center
the operational center for a group of related activities
control room
a room housing control equipment (as in a recording studio)
control tower
a tower with an elevated workspace enclosed in glass for the visual observation of aircraft around an airport
an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities
convenience store
a store selling a limited variety of food and pharmaceutical items; open long hours for the convenience of customers
a religious residence especially for nuns
a building for religious assembly (especially Nonconformists, e.g., Quakers)
a car that has top that can be folded or removed
a fire for cooking
a detached or outdoor shelter for cooking
a cell for violent prisoners
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
university founded in 1859 by Peter Cooper to offer free courses in the arts and sciences
a small town in east central New York; site of the National Baseball Hall of Fame
coordinate axis
one of the fixed reference lines of a coordinate system
a small rounded boat made of hides stretched over a wicker frame; still used in some parts of Great Britain
corbel arch
(architecture) an arch constructed of masonry courses that are corbelled until they meet
corbie gable
(architecture) a gable having corbie-steps or corbel steps
a city in central Argentina; site of a university founded in 1613
a city in southern Spain; center of Moorish culture
a road made of logs laid crosswise
the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place
the center of an object
the central part of the Earth
the deep vascular inner layer of the skin
a port city in southern Ireland
Corn Belt
the midwestern states in the U.S. where corn is grown; Iowa and Illinois are excellent for raising corn and corn-fed livestock
corn cob
the hard cylindrical core that bears the kernels of an ear of corn
corn exchange
an exchange where grains are bought and sold
corn field
a field planted with corn
corn snow
granular snow formed by alternate thawing and freezing
a crib for storing and drying ears of corn
Cornell University
a university in Ithaca, New York
the point where two lines meet or intersect
a place off to the side of an area
a remote area
the point where three areas or surfaces meet or intersect
corner pocket
a pocket at the corner of a billiard table
an interior angle formed by two meeting walls
(architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone
the intersection of two streets
the outermost layer of the epidermis consisting of dead cells that slough off
Cornhusker State
a midwestern state on the Great Plains
the topmost projecting part of an entablature
a decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing
a hilly county in southwestern England
a mountain peak in the Andes in Peru (21,083 feet high)
Corpus Christi
a city in southern Texas on an arm of the Gulf of Mexico
correctional institution
a penal institution maintained by the government
an enclosed passageway; rooms usually open onto it
a swift pirate ship (often operating with official sanction)
a region of France on the island of Corsica; birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte
a highly maneuverable escort warship; smaller than a destroyer
chief port of Benin on the Bight of Benin
cottage tent
a tent providing shelter for a family
cotton mill
a textile mill for making cotton textiles
a compartment on a European passenger train; contains 4 to 6 berths for sleeping
Council Bluffs
a town in southwest Iowa on the Missouri River across from Omaha
office used by the accountants of a business
country house
a house (usually large and impressive) on an estate in the country
country of origin
the country where you were born
country store
a retail store serving a sparsely populated region; usually stocked with a wide variety of merchandise
the territory occupied by a nation
an area outside of cities and towns
rural regions
(United Kingdom) a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government
(United States) the largest administrative district within a state
county courthouse
the town or city that is the seat of government for a county
county line
the boundary between two counties
county palatine
the territory of a count palatine
county town
the town or city that is the seat of government for a shire
a car with two doors and front seats and a luggage compartment
facility consisting of a circumscribed area of land or water laid out for a sport
a line or route along which something travels or moves
general line of orientation
the residence of a sovereign or nobleman
a specially marked horizontal area within which a game is played
a room in which a lawcourt sits
an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings
a hotel for motorists; provides direct access from rooms to parking area
a building that houses judicial courts
a government building that houses the offices of a county government
an industrial city in central England; devastated by air raids during World War II; remembered as the home of Lady Godiva in the 11th century
covered bridge
a bridge whose passageway is protected by a roof and enclosing sides
covered couch
a litter with a cover for privacy
covered stadium
a stadium that has a roof
covered stand
a stand at a racecourse or stadium consisting of tiers with rows of individual seats that are under a protective roof
cow pasture
a pasture for cows
cow town
a small town in a cattle-raising area of western North America
a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space
a small opening or crevice (especially in a rock face or wall)
crash barrier
a strong protective barrier that is erected around a racetrack or in the middle of a dual-lane highway in order to reduce the likelihood of severe accidents
Crater Lake National Park
a national park in Oregon having the deepest lake in the United States in the crater of an extinct volcano
crawl space
low space beneath a floor of a building; gives workers access to wiring or plumbing
a workplace where dairy products (butter and cheese etc.) are produced or sold
a hospital where foundlings (infant children of unknown parents) are taken in and cared for
a pen that is fenced so that young animals can enter but adults cannot
cremation chamber
a furnace where a corpse can be burned and reduced to ashes
a mortuary where corpses are cremated
a city in Lombardy on the Po River; noted for the manufacture of fine violins from the 16th to the 18th centuries
a notch or open space between two merlons in a crenelated battlement
the top line of a hill, mountain, or wave
the center of a cambered road
the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
a deep fissure
a bin or granary for storing grains
point where the hairline meets the midpoint of the forehead
critical angle
the smallest angle of incidence for which light is totally reflected
a small farm worked by a crofter
a prehistoric megalithic tomb typically having two large upright stones and a capstone
a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece
cross street
a street intersecting a main street (usually at right angles) and continuing on both sides of it
a diagonal path
a route shorter than the usual one
a point where two lines (paths or arcs etc.) intersect
a path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the other
the angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk
the part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel
the part of a hat (the vertex) that covers the crown of the head
Crown Colony
a British colony controlled by the British Crown, represented by a governor
the top of the head
the upper branches and leaves of a tree or other plant
heavy wet snow that is unsuitable for skiing
cruise liner
a passenger ship used commercially for pleasure cruises
cruise missile
an unmanned aircraft that is a self-contained bomb
a large fast warship; smaller than a battleship and larger than a destroyer
a car in which policemen cruise the streets; equipped with radiotelephonic communications to headquarters
crustal plate
a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly
a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber (especially beneath a church)
Cuban heel
a broad heel of medium height on women's shoes
a small secluded room
a small compartment
the galley or pantry of a small ship
a passage with access only at one end
a city in northwestern Mexico
a gutter in a roof
(astronomy) a heavenly body's highest celestial point above an observer's horizon
a transverse and totally enclosed drain under a road or railway
a port city in northeastern Venezuela on the Caribbean Sea; founded in 1523, it is the oldest European settlement in South America
Cumberland Gap
a pass through the Cumberland Mountains between Virginia and Kentucky that early settlers used in order to move west
a county of northwestern England
a former Celtic kingdom in northwestern England; the name continued to be used for the hilly northwestern region of England including the Lake District and the northern Pennines
a vertical cylindrical furnace for melting iron for casting
curb market
a stock market for trading in securities not listed on the New York Stock Exchange
a city in southeastern Brazil
the enclosed land around a house or other building
point formed by two intersecting arcs (as from the intrados of a Gothic arch)
a government building where customs are collected and where ships are cleared to enter or leave the country
a canal made by erosion or excavation
the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates
a sailing vessel with a single mast set further back than the mast of a sloop
a boat for communication between ship and shore
cutting angle
the angle between the face of a cutting tool and the surface of the work
cutting room
a room where films or tapes are edited (by cutting out unwanted parts)
a town in the Andes in southern Peru; formerly the capital of the Inca empire
a cafe whose customers sit at computer terminals and log on to the internet while they eat and drink
cycle rickshaw
a tricycle (usually propelled by pedalling); used in the Orient for transporting passengers for hire
cyclone cellar
an underground shelter where you can go until a storm passes
cyclopean masonry
a primitive style of masonry characterized by use of massive stones of irregular shape and size
a chamber within which piston moves
the fields in Thessaly where in 197 BC the Romans defeated the Macedonians
Czech capital
the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic in the western part of the country; a cultural and commercial center since the 14th century
Czech Republic
a landlocked republic in central Europe; separated from Slovakia in 1993
a former republic in central Europe; divided into Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993
a city of southern Poland whose church contains the statue of the black Madonna which attracts many pilgrims
D region
the lowest region of the ionosphere (35 to 50 miles up) that reflects low-frequency radio waves
Russian country house
a concentration camp for Jews created by the Nazis near Munich in southern Germany
a farm where dairy products are produced
the area of the states of North Dakota and South Dakota
a port and shipbuilding center in northeastern China on the Liaodong Peninsula; now a part of Luda
a large commercial and industrial city in northeastern Texas located in the heart of the northern Texas oil fields
a historical region of Croatia on the Adriatic Sea; mountainous with many islands
a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
a sailing vessel with two masts; a small mizzen is aft of the rudderpost
a dangerous place
danger line
a line beyond which it is dangerous to go
danger zone
a dangerous area
Danish capital
the capital and largest city of Denmark; located on the island of Zealand
an impoverished region of western Sudan
an unilluminated area
a room in which photographs are developed
Dartmouth College
a college in New Hampshire
provincial capital of the Northern Territory of Australia
a desert in eastern Iran
data track
(computer science) one of the circular magnetic paths on a magnetic disk that serve as a guide for writing and reading data
a city of southeastern Latvia
a city in eastern Iowa on the Mississippi River across from Moline and Rock Island
a town in northwestern Canada in the Yukon on the Yukon River; a boom town around 1900 when gold was discovered in the Klondike
day camp
a camp providing care and activities for children during the daytime
day care center
a nursery for the supervision of preschool children while the parents work
day school
a school building without boarding facilities
a city in southwest Ohio; manufacturing center
Daytona Beach
a resort town in northeast Florida on the Atlantic coast; hard white beaches have been used for automobile speed trials
dead drop
a drop used for the clandestine exchange of intelligence information
dead room
a building (or room) where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremation
dead-air space
an unventilated area where no air circulates
a train or bus or taxi traveling empty
the official residence of a dean
death camp
a concentration camp where prisoners are likely to die or be killed
death house
the cellblock in a prison where those condemned to death await execution
Death Valley
a desert area that is part of the Mojave Desert in eastern California and southwestern Nevada; contains the lowest point in North America
any structure that is very unsafe; where people are likely to be killed
a town in northern Alabama on the Tennessee River
a city in central Illinois; Abraham Lincoln practiced law here
a porch that resembles the deck on a ship
a superstructure on the upper deck of a ship
(paper making) a frame used to form paper pulp into sheets
Deep South
the southeastern region of the United States: South Carolina and Georgia and Alabama and Mississippi and Louisiana; prior to the American Civil War all these states produced cotton and permitted slavery
deep space
any region in space outside the solar system
deer trail
a trail worn by the passage of deer
a structure used to defend against attack
defense laboratory
a laboratory devoted to research and development for national defense
the arrangement of defensive fortifications to protect against enemy fire
a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)
Del Rio
a town in southwest Texas on the Rio Grande to the west of San Antonio
one of the British colonies that formed the United States
Delaware Memorial Bridge
a suspension bridge across the Delaware River
a shop selling ready-to-eat food products
delivery truck
a van suitable for delivering goods or services to customers
an ancient Greek city on the slopes of Mount Parnassus; site of the oracle of Delphi
delta wing
an airplane with wings that give it the appearance of an isosceles triangle
the boundary of a specific area
territory over which rule or control is exercised
Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria
a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea with a population that is predominantly Sunni Muslim; colonized by France in the 19th century but gained autonomy in the early 1960s
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
a communist country in the northern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948
Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe
island nation in the South Atlantic off the west coast of Africa; achieved independence from Portugal in 1975; has enormous offshore oil reserves
Democratic Republic of the Congo
a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
a republic on the island of Ceylon; became independent of the United Kingdom in 1948
a room that is comfortable and secluded
a hiding place; usually a remote place used by outlaws
the habitation of wild animals
Denali Fault
a major open geological fault in Alaska
Denali National Park
a large national park in Alaska having peaks of the Alaska Range (including Mount McKinley) and the huge Denali fault
the territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France)
department store
a large retail store organized into departments offering a variety of merchandise; commonly part of a retail chain
departure gate
gate where passengers embark
departure lounge
lounge where passengers can await departure
a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
depository library
a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study
a depository for goods
station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
(plural) the deepest and most remote part
the source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues)
a framework erected over an oil well to allow drill tubes to be raised and lowered
descending node
the point at which an orbit crosses the ecliptic plane going south
arid land with little or no vegetation
the top of a desk
the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)
destroyer escort
warship smaller than a destroyer; designed to escort fleets or convoys
a small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship
detached house
a house that stands alone
detention basin
a storage site (such as a small reservoir) that delays the flow of water downstream
detention camp
an institution where juvenile offenders can be held temporarily (usually under the supervision of a juvenile court)
a roundabout road (especially one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked)
the hospital ward or clinic in which patients are detoxified
a district that has been developed to serve some purpose
a county in southwestern England
an oil town in eastern Saudi Arabia on an inlet from the Persian Gulf; in June 1996 terrorists bombed an apartment complex in Dhahran killing 19 United States soldiers and wounding more than 300 people
a mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal (26,820 feet high)
a lateen-rigged sailing vessel used by Arabs
diamond point
a very hard small point made from a diamond
Diamond State
a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
a gap or vacant space between two teeth
diesel locomotive
a locomotive driven by a diesel engine
a locomotive driven by the electric current generated by a diesel engine
a locomotive driven by a hydraulic transmission system powered by a diesel engine
temporary living quarters
an industrial city in eastern France to the north of Lyons
diminished arch
an arch whose height is less than half its width
a restaurant that resembles a dining car
a small area off of a kitchen that is used for dining
a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled
dining area
an area arranged for dining
dining room
a room used for dining
a large room at a college or university; used especially for dining
a small locomotive
dinner theater
a theater at which dinner is included in the price of admission
diplomatic building
government building in which diplomats live or work
Dipylon gate
a gateway to the west of ancient Athens near which a distinctive style of pottery has been found
a line leading to a place or point
dirt bike
a lightweight motorcycle equipped with rugged tires and suspension; an off-road motorcycle designed for riding cross country or over unpaved ground
dirt track
a racetrack that is not paved
disaster area
a region whose population is affected by a general disaster
disc space
(computer science) the space available on a magnetic disk
discharge pipe
a pipe through which fluids can be discharged
a public dance hall for dancing to recorded popular music
discount house
a sales outlet offering goods at a discounted price
dish rack
a rack for holding dishes as dishwater drains off of them
disk overhead
(computer science) the disk space required for information that is not data but is used for location and timing
an amusement park in Anaheim created in 1955 by Walt Disney
clinic where medicine and medical supplies are dispensed
display window
a window of a store facing onto the street; used to display merchandise for sale in the store
disposal plant
a plant for disposing of sewage
a distant region
a plant and works where alcoholic drinks are made by distillation
district line
the boundary between two districts
District of Columbia
the district occupied entirely by the city of Washington; chosen by George Washington as the site of the capital of the United States and created out of land ceded by Maryland and Virginia
a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
a Muslim council chamber or law court
dive bomber
a bomber that releases its bombs during a steep dive toward the target
a cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall
a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
divided highway
a highway divided down the middle by a barrier that separates traffic going in different directions
a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)
a desert town in southeastern Algeria
a zone from which military forces or operations or installations are prohibited
port city and industrial center in east central Ukraine on the Dnieper River
an enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits during the trial
landing in a harbor next to a pier where ships are loaded and unloaded or repaired; may have gates to let water in or out
the region adjacent to a boat dock
an establishment on the waterfront where vessels are built or fitted out or repaired
Dodge City
a town of southwestern Kansas on the Arkansas River; formerly a rowdy cow town
a small low-powered electrically powered vehicle driven on a special platform where there are many others to be dodged
a city in the center of Tanzania that has been designated as the future capital
dog house
outbuilding that serves as a shelter for a dog
dog pound
a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs
dog sled
a sled pulled by dogs
a cart drawn by a dog
angle that resembles the hind leg of a dog
a house so small that it is likened to a child's plaything
conveyance consisting of a wheeled platform for moving heavy objects
conveyance consisting of a wheeled support on which a camera can be mounted
(law) the residence where you have your permanent home or principal establishment and to where, whenever you are absent, you intend to return; every person is compelled to have one and only one domicile at a time
Dominican Republic
a republic in the West Indies; located on the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola
Donets Basin
an industrial region in the Ukraine
an industrial city in the Donets Basin
the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
donkey cart
a cart with an underslung axle and two seats
donkey engine
a locomotive for switching rolling stock in a railroad yard
Donner Pass
a mountain pass in northeastern California near Lake Tahoe; site where in 1844 some members of an emigrant party survived by eating those who had died
a small motor vehicle
a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle
a room that is entered via a door
a structure where people live or work (usually ordered along a street or road)
the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close
the frame that supports a door
a yard outside the front or rear door of a house
a small region of ancient Greece where the Doric dialect was spoken
dorm room
a large sleeping room containing several beds
a college or university building containing living quarters for students
dormer window
the window in a gabled extension built to accommodate a window
a gabled extension built out from a sloping roof to accommodate a vertical window
an industrial city in northwestern Germany; flourished from the 13th to 17th century as a member of the Hanseatic League
a cheap lodging house
the largest city of Cameroon
double door
two vertical doors that meet in the middle of the door frame when closed
double glazing
a window with two panes of glass and a space between them; reduces heat and noise transmission through the window
double-hung window
a window having two sashes that slide up and down
a propeller plane with an engine that drives two propellers in opposite directions (for stability)
a ventilation shaft through which air enters a mine
Downing Street
a street of Westminster in London
a fishing boat that uses a trawl net or dragnet to catch fish
tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material
a pipe through which liquid is carried away
a removable plug for holding water in a tub or basin
a bridge that can be raised to block passage or to allow boats or ships to pass beneath it
a boxlike container in a piece of furniture; made so as to slide in and out
drawing room
a private compartment on a sleeping car with three bunks and a toilet
drawing room
a formal room where visitors can be received and entertained
battleship that has big guns all of the same caliber
a barge (or a vessel resembling a barge) that is used for dredging
a city in southeastern Germany on the Elbe River; it was almost totally destroyed by British air raids in 1945
dressing room
a room in which you can change clothes
a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine
drill site
workplace that is the site of a drill hole
drilling pipe
a series of tubes (joined by screwed collars) that connect a drilling platform to the drilling bit; rotates the bit and supplies drilling mud
drinking straw
a thin paper or plastic tube used to suck liquids into the mouth
(architecture) a projection from a cornice or sill designed to protect the area below from rainwater (as over a window or doorway)
a protective drip that is made of stone
a road leading up to a private house
a wide scenic road planted with trees
any installation designed to accommodate patrons in their automobiles
driving range
a practice range for practicing golf shots
an aircraft without a pilot that is operated by remote control
a central depository where things can be left or picked up
a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property)
drop arch
a blunt pointed arch drawn from two centers within the span
drop zone
an agreed area where military supplies are dropped to ground troops
an open horse-drawn carriage with four wheels; formerly used in Poland and Russia
dry dock
a large dock from which water can be pumped out; used for building ships or for repairing a ship below its waterline
dry kiln
a kiln for drying and seasoning lumber
dry masonry
masonry without mortar
dry wall
a stone wall made with stones fitted together without mortar
port city in the United Arab Emirates on the Persian Gulf
a port city in southwestern Croatia on the Adriatic; a popular tourist center
a town in eastern Iowa on the Mississippi River
the domain controlled by a duke or duchess
a boardwalk laid across muddy ground
an enclosed conduit for a fluid
dude ranch
a holiday resort offering ranch activities (riding and camping)
a clay pipe with a short stem
either of two low shelters on either side of a baseball diamond where the players and coaches sit during the game
a canoe made by hollowing out and shaping a large log
Duke University
a university in Durham, North Carolina
a city in northeast Minnesota on Lake Superior
a place where supplies can be stored
dump truck
truck whose contents can be emptied without handling; the front end of the platform can be pneumatically raised so that the load is discharged by gravity
a piece of land where waste materials are dumped
a cart that can be tilted to empty contents without handling
a dark cell (usually underground) where prisoners can be confined
a seaport in northern France on the North Sea; scene of the evacuation of British forces in 1940 during World War II
an apartment having rooms on two floors that are connected by a staircase
a house with two units sharing a common wall
port city in western Albania on the Adriatic
a port city in eastern South Africa on the Indian Ocean; resort and industrial center
the room in the palace of a native prince of India in which audiences and receptions occur
a city of north central North Carolina; site of Duke University
an industrial city in western Germany on the Rhine
dust bowl
a region subject to dust storms; especially the central region of United States subject to dust storms in the 1930s
a truck for collecting domestic refuse
Dutch door
an exterior door divided in two horizontally; either half can be closed or open independently
a workshop where dyeing is done
the domain controlled by an earl or count or countess
a plug of cotton, wax, or rubber that is fitted into the ear canal for protection against the entry of water or loud noise
the range within which a voice can be heard
the abode of mortals (as contrasted with Heaven or Hell)
Earth's crust
the outer layer of the Earth
Earth's surface
the outermost level of the land or sea
a small outbuilding with a bench having holes through which a user can defecate
an earthen rampart
a location in the eastern part of a country, region, or city
East Africa
a geographical area in eastern Africa
East Anglia
a region of eastern England that was formerly a kingdom
East Coast
the eastern seaboard of the United States (especially the strip between Boston and Washington D.C.)
East Malaysia
the part of Malaysia that is on the island of Borneo
East Saint Louis
a town in southwest Illinois on the Mississippi across from Saint Louis
east side
the side that is on the east
East Sussex
a county in southern England on the English Channel
East Timor
a former Portuguese colony that was annexed by Indonesia in 1976; voted for independence from Indonesia in 1999 and in May 2002 became an independent nation
east-west direction
in a direction parallel with lines of latitude
Eastern Desert
a desert in Egypt between the Nile River and the Red Sea
eastern hemisphere
the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia
Eastern Roman Empire
a continuation of the Roman Empire in the Middle East after its division in 395
eastern United States
the region of the United States lying to the north of the Ohio River and to the east of the Mississippi River
a building where people go to eat
Eau Claire
a town in west central Wisconsin
the overhang at the lower edge of a roof
echo chamber
an enclosed space for producing reverberation of a sound
the great circle representing the apparent annual path of the sun; the plane of the Earth's orbit around the sun; makes an angle of about 23 degrees with the equator
the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something
Edgeworth-Kuiper belt
a disk-shaped region of minor planets outside the orbit of Neptune
border consisting of anything placed on the edge to finish something (such as a fringe on clothing or on a rug)
the capital of Scotland; located in the Lothian Region on the south side of the Firth of Forth
the capital of the province of Alberta
efficiency apartment
a furnished apartment with a kitchenette and bathroom
Egyptian Empire
an ancient empire to the west of Israel; centered on the Nile River and ruled by a Pharaoh; figured in many events described in the Old Testament
city in Tunisia
Eiffel Tower
a wrought iron tower 300 meters high that was constructed in Paris in 1889; for many years it was the tallest man-made structure
city in southeastern Netherlands noted for electrical industry
eitchen midden
(archeology) a mound of domestic refuse containing shells and animal bones marking the site of a prehistoric settlement
El Aaium
a town in Morocco near the Atlantic coast
El Alamein
a village to the west of Alexandria on the northern coast of Egypt; the scene of a decisive Allied victory over the Germans in 1942
El Giza
an ancient Egyptian city on the west bank of the Nile opposite Cairo; site of three Great Pyramids and the Sphinx
El Iskandriyah
the chief port of Egypt; located on the western edge of the Nile delta on the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Alexander the Great; the capital of ancient Egypt
El Libertador
a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,047 feet high)
El Muerto
a mountain peak in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (21,457 feet high)
El Paso
a city in western Texas on the Mexican border; located on the northern bank of the Rio Grande across from the Mexican city of Juarez
a city in central Egypt on the east bank of the Nile that is a center for visitors to the ruins of and around Thebes
a length of pipe with a sharp bend in it
election district
one of several districts into which a city or town is divided for voting; each contains one polling place
electric furnace
any furnace in which the heat is provided by an electric current
electric locomotive
a locomotive that is powered by an electric motor
electric main
a main that distributes electricity
a car that is powered by electricity
electrical line of force
a line of force in an electrical field
electrical plant
utility that provides electricity
electron orbit
the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom
the most favorable environment for a plant or animal
elevator shaft
a vertical shaft in a building to permit the passage of an elevator from floor to floor
a city in southeastern Congo near the border with Zambia; a copper mining center; former name (until 1966) was Elisabethville
a town on Long Island in New York; site of Belmont Park
a long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection
a diplomatic building where ambassadors live or work
embroidery frame
a frame made of two hoops; used for embroidering
emergency exit
a stairway (often on the outside of a building) that permits exit in the case of fire or other emergency
a region of north central Italy on the Adriatic
the domain controlled by an emir
Empire State Building
a skyscraper built in New York City in 1931; 1250 feet tall
Empire State of the South
a state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised
military installation consisting of a prepared position for siting a weapon
an empty area or space
an enclosed territory that is culturally distinct from the foreign territory that surrounds it
a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose
a naturally enclosed space
any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
a boundary marking the extremities of something
the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object
one of two places from which people are communicating to each other
end point
a place where something ends or is complete
either extremity of something that has length
Enderby Land
a region of Antarctica between Queen Maud Land and Wilkes Land; claimed by Australia
endotracheal tube
a catheter that is inserted into the trachea through the mouth or nose in order to maintain an open air passage or to deliver oxygen or to permit the suctioning of mucus or to prevent aspiration of the stomach contents
engine room
a room (as on a ship) in which the engine is located
a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks
a division of the United Kingdom
a town in north central Oklahoma
(architecture) the structure consisting of the part of a classical temple above the columns between a capital and the roof
a town in southern Uganda on Lake Victoria; site of an international airport (where in 1976 Israeli commandos rescued hostages held aboard a plane by Palestinian hijackers)
enterprise zone
a city district where development receives special tax advantages
something that provides access (to get in or get out)
an entrenched fortification; a position protected by trenches
a port where merchandise can be imported and then exported without paying import duties
intermediate floor just above the ground floor
the area in which something exists or lives
an outer adjacent area of any place
a province in ancient Greece
a diocese of the Eastern Orthodox Church
an ancient Greek city on the western shore of Asia Minor in what is now Turkey; site of the Temple of Artemis; was a major trading center and played an important role in early Christianity
the point on the Earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake
an ancient area on the Ionian Sea that flourished as a kingdom in the 3rd century BC; located in northwestern Greece and southern Albania
Equality State
a state in the western United States; mountainous in the west and north with the Great Plains in the east
an imaginary line around the Earth forming the great circle that is equidistant from the north and south poles
equinoctial point
(astronomy) either of the two celestial points at which the celestial equator intersects the ecliptic
a room in a hospital or clinic staffed and equipped to provide emergency care to persons requiring immediate medical treatment
a structure that has been erected
a port city on Lake Erie in northwestern Pennsylvania
Erie Canal
an artificial waterway connecting the Hudson river at Albany with Lake Erie at Buffalo; built in the 19th century; now part of the New York State Barge Canal
a stairway whose steps move continuously on a circulating belt
escape hatch
hatchway that provides a means of escape in an emergency
a steep artificial slope in front of a fortification
a trellis on which ornamental shrub or fruit tree is trained to grow flat
a long stretch of open level ground (paved or grassy) for walking beside the seashore
a city in southern Finland
espresso shop
a cafe where espresso is served
a city in western Germany; industrial center of the Ruhr
a county in southeastern England on the North Sea and the Thames estuary
a public or private structure (business or governmental or educational) including buildings and equipment for business or residence
a small (and usually shabby) cafe selling wine and beer and coffee
an ancient country in central Italy; assimilated by the Romans by about 200 BC
a city in western Oregon on the Willamette River; site of a university
a town in northwest California on an arm of the Pacific Ocean
European country
any one of the countries occupying the European continent
European Russia
the part of Russia that is part of Europe
a city in southwestern Indiana on the Ohio River
Everglade State
a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Everglades National Park
a national park in Florida containing an immense subtropical wilderness with mangrove swamps and rare birds and wild animals
Evergreen State
a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
the location of a planet in the zodiac at which it is believed to exert its maximum influence
a workplace for buying and selling; open only to members
exhaust manifold
a manifold that receives exhaust gases from the cylinders and conducts them to the exhaust pipe
exhaust pipe
a pipe through which burned gases travel from the exhaust manifold to the muffler
exhibition area
a large hall for holding exhibitions
a guided missile developed by the French government for use against ships
the outermost atmospheric layer
a wide and open space or area as of surface or land or sky
express luxury liner
a liner equipped for sumptuous living
public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic
extension ladder
a ladder whose length can be extended
exterior angle
the supplement of an interior angle of a polygon
exterior door
a doorway that allows entrance to or exit from a building
the outer side or surface of something
the region that is outside of something
the point located farthest from the middle of something
the outermost or farthest region or point
a residential area outside of a city and beyond suburbia
the range of the eye
face angle
the angle formed by two edges of a polyhedral angle
a surface forming part of the outside of an object
factory ship
a whaling ship equipped to process whale products at sea
a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing
Faeroe Islands
a self-governing colony that is a possession of Denmark in the Faroe Islands
an open area for holding fairs or exhibitions or circuses
a tract of ground free of obstacles to movement
the usual course taken by vessels through a harbor or coastal waters
the area between the tee and putting green where the grass is cut short
city in northeast Pakistan
fallout shelter
a shelter to protect occupants from the fallout from an atomic bomb
false bottom
a horizontal structure that partitions a ship or box (especially one built close to the actual bottom)
family circle
rearmost or uppermost area in the balcony containing the least expensive seats
family room
a recreation room in a private house
fan vaulting
an elaborate system of vaulting in which the ribs diverge like fans
an airplane propelled by a fanjet engine
a semicircular window over a door or window; usually has sash bars like the ribs of a fan
a window in a roof to admit daylight
a window above a door that is usually hinged to a horizontal crosspiece over the door
an overhang consisting of the fan-shaped part of the deck extending aft of the sternpost of a ship
Far East
a popular expression for the countries of eastern Asia (usually including China and Mongolia and Taiwan and Japan and Korea and Indochina and eastern Siberia)
largest city in North Dakota; located in eastern North Dakota on the Red river
workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit
farm building
a building on a farm
farmer's market
an open-air marketplace for farm products
house for a farmer and family
farming area
a rural area where farming is practiced
a town in northwestern New Mexico
a residential town in central Connecticut
a farm together with its buildings
an area adjacent to farm buildings
a hoop worn beneath a skirt to extend it horizontally; worn by European women in the 16th and 17th centuries
fast lane
the traffic lane for vehicles that are moving rapidly
a strongly fortified defensive structure
fat farm
a health spa that specializes in helping people lose weight
fatigue crack
a crack in metal resulting from metal fatigue
a New Orleans district lying outside the original city limits; used in combination with the names of various quarters of the city
fault line
(geology) line determined by the intersection of a geological fault and the earth's surface
a university town in northwestern Arkansas in the Ozarks
a town in south central North Carolina
a town in central West Virginia on the New River
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Ethiopia is a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; formerly called Abyssinia
federal district
a district set apart as the seat of government of a federation
Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros
a country on the Comoro Islands
Federal Republic of Germany
a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
Federal Republic of Germany
a republic in north central Europe on the North Sea; established in 1949 from the zones of Germany occupied by the British and French and Americans after the German defeat; reunified with East Germany in 1990
Federal Republic of Nigeria
a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; gained independence from Britain in 1960; most populous African country
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
a mountainous republic in southeastern Europe bordering on the Adriatic Sea; formed from two of the six republics that made up Yugoslavia until 1992; Serbia and Montenegro were known as the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia until 2003 when they adopted the name of the Union of Serbia and Montenegro
Federated States of Micronesia
a country scattered over Micronesia with a constitutional government in free association with the United States; achieved independence in 1986
Federation of Malaysia
a constitutional monarchy in southeastern Asia on Borneo and the Malay Peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1957
Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
a country on several of the Leeward Islands; located to the east southeast of Puerto Rico; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1983
Federative Republic of Brazil
the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter
feeder line
a branching path off of a main transportation line (especially an airline)
a building where livestock are fattened for market
a fast narrow sailing ship of the Mediterranean
fence line
a boundary line created by a fence
a barrier that serves to enclose an area
a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud
a city in northeastern China
a city in northern Italy
a boat that transports people or vehicles across a body of water and operates on a regular schedule
Fertile Crescent
a geographical area of fertile land in the Middle East stretching in a broad semicircle from the Nile to the Tigris and Euphrates
a city in north central Morocco; religious center
the domain controlled by a feudal lord
somewhere (away from a studio or office or library or laboratory) where practical work is done or data is collected
a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed
a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found
field hospital
a temporary military hospital near the battle lines
field house
an athletic facility where athletes prepare for sport
field house
a building for indoor sports
field line
an imaginary line in a field of force; direction of the line at any point is the direction of the force at that point
field of fire
the area that a weapon or group of weapons can cover effectively with gun fire from a given position
field of honor
the scene of a duel
field tent
a canvas tent for use in the field
a region in which active military operations are in progress
a temporary fortification built by troops in the field
fife rail
the railing surrounding the mast of a sailing vessel
Fifth Avenue
an avenue in Manhattan that separates the east side of Manhattan from the west side
filling station
a service station that sells gasoline
financial center
the part of a city where financial institutions are centered
Finger Lakes
a geographical area in central New York State that is named for a series of narrow glacial lakes that lie parallel in a north-south direction
the end (tip) of a finger
finish line
a line indicating the location of the finish of a race
a race car that finishes a race
a wooden plug forming a flue pipe (as the mouthpiece of a recorder)
a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning
fire door
a fire-resistant door that can be closed to stop the spread of a fire
fire engine
any of various large trucks that carry firemen and equipment to the site of a fire
fire hose
a large hose that carries water from a fire hydrant to the site of the fire
fire hydrant
an upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a fire
fire station
a station housing fire apparatus and firemen
fire tower
a watchtower where a lookout is posted to watch for fires
an artillery base to support advancing troops
a boat equipped to fight fires on ships or along a waterfront
a furnace (as on a steam locomotive) in which fuel is burned
a narrow field that has been cleared to check the spread of a prairie fire or forest fire
an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built
(nautical) chamber or compartment in which the furnaces of a ship are stoked or fired
home symbolized as a part of the fireplace
an area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room)
a building that would be hard to escape from if it were to catch fire
a fireproof (or fire-resistant) wall designed to prevent the spread of fire through a building or a vehicle
firing chamber
chamber that is the part of a gun that receives the charge
firing line
the line from which soldiers deliver fire
firing range
a practice range for target practice
first balcony
first or lowest balcony
first class
the most expensive accommodations on a ship or train or plane
first floor
the floor of a building that is at or nearest to the level of the ground around the building
first-aid station
a station providing emergency care or treatment before regular medical aid can be obtained
fish bowl
a transparent bowl in which small fish are kept
fish farm
a workplace (usually a pond) where fish are raised for food
fish ladder
a series of ascending pools providing a passage for salmon to swim upstream past a dam
a workplace where fish are caught and processed and sold
fishing boat
a vessel for fishing; often has a well to keep the catch alive
fix-it shop
a shop specializing in repairs and maintenance
a house or other dwelling in need of repair (usually offered for sale at a low price)
flag stop
a small railway station between the principal stations or a station where the train stops only on a signal
a walk of flagstones
the ship that carries the commander of a fleet and flies his flag
a town in north central Arizona; site of an important observatory
Flaminian Way
an ancient Roman road in Italy built by Gaius Flaminius in 220 BC; extends north from Rome to cisalpine Gaul
a medieval country in northern Europe that included regions now parts of northern France and Belgium and southwestern Netherlands
a projection used for strength or for attaching to another object
flare path
an airstrip outline with lights to guide an airplane pilot in landing
boarding place along the top of a dam to increase its height
a place of political unrest and potential violence
flat arch
an arch with mutually supporting voussoirs that has a straight horizontal extrados and intrados
freight car without permanent sides or roof
a tiny flat
flea market
an open-air street market for inexpensive or secondhand articles
a run-down hotel
an old shabby movie theater
fleet ballistic missile submarine
a submarine carrying ballistic missiles
Fleet Street
a street in central London where newspaper offices are situated
(theater) the space over the stage (out of view of the audience) used to store scenery (drop curtains)
flight line
place where airplanes are parked and the maintenance hangars (but not the runways or taxiways)
flight path
the path of a rocket or projectile or aircraft through the air
a stairway (set of steps) between one floor or landing and the next
a city in southeast central Michigan near Detroit; automobile manufacturing
floating dock
dry dock that can be submerged under a vessel and then raised
a seaplane equipped with pontoons for landing or taking off from water
the legislative hall where members debate and vote and conduct other business
the bottom surface of any lake or other body of water
the lower inside surface of any hollow structure
a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
a large room in a exchange where the trading is done
a city in central Italy on the Arno; provincial capital of Tuscany; center of the Italian Renaissance from 14th to 16th centuries
a town in northeast South Carolina; transportation center
a shop where flowers and ornamental plants are sold
flower garden
a garden featuring flowering plants
a conduit to carry off smoke
flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor
a barb on a harpoon or arrow
watercourse that consists of an open artificial chute filled with water for power or for carrying logs
fly tent
a tent with a fly front
flying boat
a large seaplane that floats with its fuselage in the water rather than on pontoons
bridge formed by the upper level of a crossing of two highways at different levels
the geographic route along which birds customarily migrate
living quarters consisting of a superstructure in the bow of a merchant ship where the crew is housed
focal point
a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges
focal point
a central point or locus of an infection in an organism
a fixed reference point on the concave side of a conic section
a pen for sheep
food court
an area (as in a shopping mall) where fast food is sold (usually around a common eating area)
food market
a marketplace where groceries are sold
the lower part of anything
football field
the playing field on which football is played
football stadium
a stadium where football games are held
a bridge designed for pedestrians
a trodden path
an architectural support or base (as for a column or statue)
foramen magnum
the large opening at the base of the cranium through which the spinal cord passes
foramen of Monro
the small opening (on both the right and left sides) that connects the third ventricle in the diencephalon with the lateral ventricle in the cerebral hemisphere
a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure
Forbidden City
a walled section of Beijing that encloses the palace that was formerly the residence of the emperor of China
sailing vessel with a fore-and-aft rig
the outer or front court of a building or of a group of buildings
the part in the front or nearest the viewer
the side that is forward or prominent
furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping
a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering
a small industrial vehicle with a power operated forked platform in front that can be inserted under loads to lift and move them
formal garden
a garden laid out on regular lines with plants arranged in symmetrical locations or in geometrical designs
any of various plastic laminates containing melamine
Fort George Gordon Meade
a United States Army base in Maryland; headquarters of the National Security Agency
Fort Lauderdale
a city in southeast Florida on the Atlantic coast to the north of Miami; a favorite place for college students to go on their spring vacations
Fort Myers
a town in southwest Florida
Fort Smith
a town in western Arkansas on the Arkansas River at the Oklahoma border
Fort Wayne
a city in northeastern Indiana
Fort Worth
a city in northeastern Texas (just to the west of Dallas); a major industrial center
a fortified defensive structure
a fortified military post where troops are stationed
defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
forward market
a commodity exchange where futures contracts are traded
a communication system using fiber optic cables
factory where metal castings are produced
a structure from which an artificially produced jet of water arises
the source of water from which a stream arises
a hackney carriage with four wheels
fox hole
a small dugout with a pit for individual shelter against enemy fire
sloping or horizontal rampart of pointed stakes
the framework for a pair of eyeglasses
a structure supporting or containing something
a framework that supports and protects a picture or a mirror
the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape
a former province of eastern France
Frankfurt on the Main
a German city; an industrial and commercial and financial center
a town in northern Maryland to the west of Baltimore
a town in northeastern Virginia on the Rappahannock River
the provincial capital of New Brunswick
free house
a public house that is not controlled by a brewery and so is free to sell different brands of beer and ale
free nerve ending
microscopic sensory nerve endings in the skin that are not connected to any specific sensory receptor
free port
a port open on equal terms to all commercial vessels
free port
an area adjoining a port where goods that are intended for reshipment can be received and stored without payment of duties
free state
any state prohibiting slavery prior to the American Civil War
free throw lane
a lane on a basketball court extending from the end line to 15 feet in front of the backboard; players may not enter this lane during a free throw
freight car
a railway car that carries freight
freight liner
a long-distance express freight train between industrial centers and seaports with facilities for rapid loading and unloading of goods
freight train
a railroad train consisting of freight cars
French door
a light door with transparent or glazed panels extending the full length
French heel
a fairly high narrow heel on women's shoes
French Indochina
the French colonies of the territory now occupied by Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam
French Polynesia
a French overseas possession in the South Pacific
French region
a geographical subdivision of France
French Republic
a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
French Riviera
the French part of the Riviera
French West Indies
the islands in the Lesser Antilles that are administered by France
French window
a French door situated in an exterior wall of a building
a city in south central California in the San Joaquin Valley; center of an important agricultural area and gateway to the Sierra Nevada Mountains
framework consisting of an ornamental design made of strips of wood or metal
a monastery of friars
one of the northernmost provinces of the Netherlands
the western part of the ancient region of Frisia in northern Europe on the North Sea between the Scheldt river and the Weser river; part of this region is now a province in the Netherlands
a United States warship larger than a destroyer and smaller than a cruiser
a medium size square-rigged warship of the 18th and 19th centuries
Frigid Zone
the part of the Earth's surface forming a cap over a pole; characterized by frigid climate
an ornamental border consisting of short lengths of hanging threads or tassels
a part of the city far removed from the center
an ancient region of northwestern Europe including the Frisian Islands
Friuli-Venezia Giulia
a region in northeastern Italy
the part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer
front door
exterior door (at the entrance) at the front of a building
front porch
a porch for the front door
front room
a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax
front yard
the yard in front of a house; between the house and the street
the immediate proximity of someone or something
frontage road
a local road that runs parallel to an expressway and allows local traffic to gain access to property
a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country
an international boundary or the area (often fortified) immediately inside the boundary
fuel line
a pipe that carries gasoline from a tank to a gasoline engine
a city in southern Japan on Kyushu
capital of Tuvalu
funeral chapel
a mortuary where those who knew the deceased can come to pay their last respects
funk hole
dugout as a place of safe retreat (when in a funk)
(nautical) smokestack consisting of a shaft for ventilation or the passage of smoke (especially the smokestack of a ship)
funny wagon
an ambulance used to transport patients to a mental hospital
an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.
furnace room
a room (usually in the basement of a building) that contains a furnace for heating the building
the central body of an airplane that is designed to accommodate the crew and passengers (or cargo)
the vertical triangular wall between the sloping ends of gable roof
Gabonese Republic
a republic on the west coast of Africa
an industrial town in north central Alabama
a sharp metal spike or spur that is fastened to the leg of a gamecock
a city in west central Tunisia
a university town in north central Florida
a mountain peak in the Andes in Argentina (21,654 feet high)
an ancient country in central Asia Minor
a region (and former kingdom) in northwestern Spain on the Atlantic and the Bay of Biscay
an area of northern Israel; formerly the northern part of Palestine and the ancient kingdom of Israel; the scene of Jesus's ministry
a large square-rigged sailing ship with three or more masts; used by the Spanish for commerce and war from the 15th to 18th centuries
narrow recessed balcony area along an upper floor on the interior of a building; usually marked by a colonnade
a covered corridor (especially one extending along the wall of a building and supported with arches or columns)
a long usually narrow room used for some specific purpose
a porch along the outside of a building (sometimes partly enclosed)
the kitchen area for food preparation on an airliner
(classical antiquity) a crescent-shaped seagoing vessel propelled by oars
a large medieval vessel with a single deck propelled by sails and oars with guns at stern and prow; a complement of 1,000 men; used mainly in the Mediterranean for war and trading
an ancient region of western Europe that included what is now northern Italy and France and Belgium and part of Germany and the Netherlands
a district in southwestern Scotland
a town in northwestern New Mexico near the Arizona border
a town in southeast Texas on Galveston Island
a port city in western Ireland on Galway Bay
gambling den
a public building in which a variety of games of chance can be played (operated as a business)
game room
a recreation room for noisy activities (parties or children's play etc)
a temporary bridge for getting on and off a vessel at dockside
a temporary passageway of planks (as over mud on a building site)
Gansu province
a province in north-central China; formerly part of the Silk Road to Turkistan and India and Persia
a framework of steel bars raised on side supports to bridge over or around something; can display railway signals above several tracks or can support a traveling crane etc.
an open or empty space in or between things
an outbuilding (or part of a building) for housing automobiles
a repair shop where cars and trucks are serviced and repaired
garbage heap
an accumulation of refuse and discarded matter
a plot of ground where plants are cultivated
a yard or lawn adjoining a house
garden hose
a hose used for watering a lawn or garden
Garden State
a Mid-Atlantic state on the Atlantic; one of the original 13 colonies
a city in northeastern Texas (suburb of Dallas)
a storehouse for threshed grain or animal feed
a city in northwest Indiana on Lake Michigan; steel production
gas furnace
a furnace that burns gas
gas guzzler
a car with relatively low fuel efficiency
gas heat
heating system that burns natural gas
gas line
a pipeline used to transport natural gas
gas main
a main that distributes gas
gas oven
a cremation chamber fueled by gas
gas system
facility (plant and equipment) for providing natural-gas service
gas-turbine ship
a ship powered by a gas turbine
a region of southwestern France
a region where there is natural gas underground
a mountain in northern Kashmir (26,470 feet high)
the workplace where coal gas is manufactured
a movable barrier in a fence or wall
passageway (as in an air terminal) where passengers can embark or disembark
a house built at a gateway; usually the gatekeeper's residence
Gates of the Arctic National Park
a large national park in Alaska featuring the Great Mendenhall Glacier
an entrance that can be closed by a gate
Gateway to the West
the largest city in Missouri; a busy river port on the Mississippi River near its confluence with the Missouri River; was an important staging area for wagon trains westward in the 19th century
gathering place
a favorite haunt where people gather
Gaza Strip
a coastal region at the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean bordering Israel and Egypt
a small roofed building affording shade and rest
a port city of northern Poland near the mouth of the Vistula River on a gulf of the Baltic Sea; a member of the Hanseatic League in the 14th century
Gem State
a state in the Rocky Mountains
Gemini the Twins
the third sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about May 21 to June 20
a city in southwestern Switzerland at the western end of Lake Geneva; it is the headquarters of various international organizations
a seaport in northwestern Italy; provincial capital of Liguria
geographic area
a demarcated area of the Earth
geographic point
a point on the surface of the Earth
geographical zone
any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude
geological horizon
a layer of rock with a particular composition (especially of fossils); for dating the stratum
George Town
the capital of the Cayman Islands
George Washington Bridge
a suspension bridge across the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey
port city and the capital and largest city of Guyana
a section of northwestern Washington, D.C.
one of the British colonies that formed the United States
the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle
geostationary orbit
a geosynchronous orbit that is fixed with respect to a position on the Earth
geosynchronous orbit
a circular orbit around the Earth having a period of 24 hours
germ pore
a pore in the outer wall of a spore or pollen grain through which the germ tube or pollen tube makes its exit on germination
German capital
capital of Germany located in eastern Germany
German Democratic Republic
a republic in north central Europe on the Baltic; established by the Soviet Union in 1954; reunified with West Germany in 1990
a small town in southern Pennsylvania; site of a national cemetery
a horse-drawn carriage in India
stairway in India leading down to a landing on the water
port city in northwestern Belgium and industrial center; famous for cloth industry
a poor densely populated city district occupied by a minority ethnic group linked together by economic hardship and social restrictions
formerly the restricted quarter of many European cities in which Jews were required to live
ghost town
a deserted settlement (especially in western United States)
military headquarters from which a military commander controls and organizes the forces
Gibson Desert
a desert area in western Australia
gift shop
a shop that sells miscellaneous articles appropriate as gifts
small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and no hood
tender that is a light ship's boat; often for personal use of captain
long and light rowing boat; especially for racing
Gila Desert
a desert area in southern Arizona
Gilbert and Ellice Islands
a former British possession in Micronesia
the meeting place of a medieval guild
gin mill
tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms; often provides light meals
glacier mill
a chute through which supraglacial water enters a glacier, boring either to the bedrock or to the depth of common crevasse formation
largest city in Scotland; a port on the Clyde in west central Scotland; one of the great shipbuilding centers of the world
a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions
a workplace where glass is made
glebe house
a parsonage (especially one provided for the holder of a benefice)
Glen Canyon Dam
a large dam built in 1964 on the Colorado River in Arizona
aircraft supported only by the dynamic action of air against its surfaces
glory hole
a small locker at the stern of a boat or between decks of a ship
a city in southwestern England in Gloucestershire on the Severn
a town in northeastern Massachusetts on Cape Ann to the northeast of Boston; the harbor has been a fishing center for centuries
a county in southwestern England in the lower Severn valley
glove compartment
compartment on the dashboard of a car
a small low motor vehicle with four wheels and an open framework; used for racing
a state of southwestern India; a former Portuguese colony
(sports) the area immediately in front of the goal
Gobi Desert
a desert in central China
God's acre
the yard associated with a church
(in India and Malaysia) a warehouse
Golan Heights
a fortified hilly area between southern Lebanon and southern Syria
a source of great wealth (especially a mine)
gold coast
a rich neighborhood noted for expensive homes and luxurious living; usually along a coastal area
gold mine
a good source of something that is desired
Golden Gate Bridge
a suspension bridge across the Golden Gate
Golden State
a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
a district where gold is mined
a town that is a major tobacco center in eastern North Carolina
golf cart
a small motor vehicle in which golfers can ride between shots
golf course
course consisting of a large landscaped area for playing golf
golf links
a golf course that is built on sandy ground near a shore
a city in eastern Congo at the northern end of Lake Kivu near the border with Rwanda
(Old Testament) an ancient city near the Dead Sea that (along with Sodom) was destroyed by God for the vice and depravity of its inhabitants
long narrow flat-bottomed boat propelled by sculling; traditionally used on canals of Venice
a low flat-bottomed freight car with fixed sides but no roof
a mountain in the Himalayas in Tibet (26,290 feet high)
Gota Canal
a canal for small oceangoing ships to enter Lake Vanern in Sweden
a port in southwestern Sweden; second largest city in Sweden
Gothic arch
a pointed arch; usually has a joint (instead of a keystone) at the apex
Governador Valadares
a city in eastern Brazil to the northeast of Belo Horizonte
government building
a building that houses a branch of government
government office
an office where government employees work
grade crossing
intersection of a railway and a road on the same level; barriers close road when trains pass
grade separation
a crossing that uses an underpass or overpass
Graf Zeppelin
a large rigid dirigible designed to carry passengers or bombs
grain field
a field where grain is grown
a city in southeastern Spain that was the capital of the Moorish kingdom until it was captured by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492; site of the Alhambra (a palace and fortress built by Moors in the Middle Ages) which is now a major tourist attraction
Grand Canal
the major waterway in Venice, Italy
Grand Canal
an inland waterway 1000 miles long in eastern China; extends from Tianjin in the north to Hangzhou in the south
Grand Canyon National Park
a national park in Arizona including the mile deep canyon of the Colorado River which shows geologic features and fossil plants and animals
Grand Canyon State
a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon
grand duchy
the domain controlled by a grand duke or grand duchess
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
a grand duchy (a constitutional monarchy) landlocked in northwestern Europe between France and Belgium and Germany; an international financial center
Grand Island
a town in south central Nebraska
Grand Rapids
a city in west central Michigan; noted for manufacturing furniture
Grand Teton
a mountain peak in northwestern Wyoming; the highest peak in the Teton Range (13,766 feet high)
Grand Teton National Park
a national park in Wyoming featuring mountains
an outlying farm
Granite State
a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies
grape arbor
an arbor where grapes are grown
land where grass or grasslike vegetation grows and is the dominant form of plant life
a frame of iron bars to hold a fire
a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air
a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
a stone that is used to mark a grave
an industrial city is southeastern Austria
grazing land
a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock
greasy spoon
a small restaurant specializing in short-order fried foods
Great Arabian Desert
a desert on the Arabian Peninsula in southwestern Asia
Great Australian Desert
general name given to all desert areas in Australia
great circle
a circular line on the surface of a sphere formed by intersecting it with a plane passing through the center
Great Divide
that part of the continental divide formed by the Rocky Mountains in the United States
Great Falls
a town in central Montana on the Missouri river; a center of extensive hydroelectric power
great hall
the principal hall in a castle or mansion; can be used for dining or entertainment
Great Indian Desert
a desert to the east of the Indus River in northwestern India and southeastern Pakistan
Great Lakes State
a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region
Great Plains of North America
a vast prairie region extending from Alberta and Saskatchewan and Manitoba in Canada south through the west central United States into Texas; formerly inhabited by Native Americans
Great Salt Desert
a salt desert in north central Iran
Great Sandy Desert
a desert region in northwestern Australia to the north of the Gibson Desert
Great Sandy Desert
a desert in southern Saudi Arabia
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
a national park in Tennessee and North Carolina that includes the highest mountain in the eastern United States
Great Victoria Desert
a desert region in south central Australia to the north of the Nullarbor Plain
Great Wall of China
a fortification 1,500 miles long built across northern China in the 3rd century BC; it averages 6 meters in width
Great White Way
a street in Manhattan that passes through Times Square; famous for its theaters
Greater New Orleans Bridge
twin cantilever bridges across the Mississippi at New Orleans
Greater New York
the largest city in New York State and in the United States; located in southeastern New York at the mouth of the Hudson river; a major financial and cultural center
ancient Greece; a country of city-states (especially Athens and Sparta) that reached its peak in the fifth century BCE
Green Bay
a city of eastern Wisconsin on an arm of Lake Michigan
Green Line
the border marking the boundaries of the land that Israel won in its 1948 war of independence
Green Mountain State
a state in New England
an area of closely cropped grass surrounding the hole on a golf course
a belt of parks or rural land surrounding a town or city
a greengrocer's grocery store
a backstage room in a theater where performers rest or have visitors
a city of north central North Carolina
a city in eastern North Carolina; tobacco market
a town in northwest South Carolina in the Piedmont
a town in western Mississippi on the Mississippi River to the north of Vicksburg
a borough of Greater London on the Thames; zero degrees of longitude runs through Greenwich; time is measured relative to Greenwich Mean Time
Greenwich Meridian
the meridian passing through Greenwich; was internationally adopted as the earth's zero of longitude in 1884
Greenwich Village
a mainly residential district of Manhattan; `the Village' became a home for many writers and artists in the 20th century
an island state in the West Indies in the southeastern Caribbean Sea; an independent state within the British Commonwealth
a city in southeastern France on the Isere River
a system of high tension cables by which electrical power is distributed throughout a region
a framework of metal bars used as a partition or a grate
a restaurant where food is cooked on a grill
grating that admits cooling air to car's radiator
a position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle)
ground zero
the point of detonation (or above or below) of a nuclear weapon
ground zero
the site of the World Trade Center before it was destroyed
ground zero
the target of a projectile (as a bomb or missile)
ground-effect machine
a craft capable of moving over water or land on a cushion of air created by jet engines
a tract of land cleared for some special purposes (recreation or burial etc.)
garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth
the capital of Chechnya in southwestern Russia; center of extensive oil fields
a city in southwestern Mexico; a popular health resort and site of architecture from the Spanish colonial era
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
a national park in Texas that has the highest point in Texas; includes desert wilderness and the ancient Apache hunting grounds
Guangdong province
a province in southern China
a city on the Zhu Jiang delta in southern China; the capital of Guangdong province and a major deep-water port
a city in southeastern Cuba; site of a United States naval base
guard boat
a boat that is on guard duty (as in a harbor) around a fleet of warships
guard ship
a warship (at anchor or under way) required to maintain a higher degree of readiness than others in its squadron
guard's van
the car on a train that is occupied by the guard
a military facility that serves as the headquarters for military police and in which military prisoners can be detained
a railing placed alongside a stairway or road for safety
a room used by soldiers on guard
a cell in which soldiers who are prisoners are confined
the largest city of Ecuador
a house separate from the main house; for housing guests
a bedroom that is kept for the use of guests
a geographical region of northeastern South America including Guyana and Surinam
a structure or marking that serves to direct the motion or positioning of something
guided missile
a rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices
guided missile cruiser
a cruiser that carries guided missiles
guided missile frigate
a frigate that carries guided missiles
the hall of a guild or corporation
an industrialized state in western India that includes parts of Bombay
a Russian prison camp for political prisoners
a deep wide chasm
Gulf States
a region of the United States comprising states bordering the Gulf of Mexico; Alabama and Florida and Louisiana and Mississippi and Texas
Gulf States
the countries in southwestern Asia that border the Persian Gulf
a city in northern Uganda
gun carriage
a framework on which a gun is mounted for firing
gun emplacement
an emplacement for a gun
gun enclosure
a self-contained weapons platform housing guns and capable of rotation
gun room
military quarters of midshipmen and junior officers on a British warship
a small shallow-draft boat carrying mounted guns; used by costal patrols
a metal stretcher with wheels
a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater
athletic facility equipped for sports or physical training
gypsy cab
a taxicab that cruises for customers although it is licensed only to respond to calls
H.M.S. Bounty
a ship of the British navy; in 1789 part of the crew mutinied against their commander William Bligh and set him afloat in an open boat
(astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial point measured westward along the celestial equator from the zenith crossing; the right ascension for an observer at a particular location and time of day
the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs
the native habitat or home of an animal or plant
the main house on a ranch or large estate
a carriage for hire
Hadrian's Wall
an ancient Roman wall built by Hadrian in the 2nd century; marked the northern boundary of the Roman Empire in Britain
a town in northern Maryland
Hagia Sophia
a 6th century masterpiece of Byzantine architecture in Istanbul; built as a Christian church, converted to a mosque in 1453, and made into a museum in the middle of the 20th century
a major port in northwestern Israel
a port city in northern Vietnam; industrial center
the natural margin formed by hair on the head
Haitian capital
the capital and largest city of Haiti
Haleakala National Park
a national park in Hawaii including a dormant volcano
half sole
shoe sole extending from the shank to the toe
half track
a motor vehicle propelled by half tracks; frequently used by the military
a position some distance below the top of a mast to which a flag is lowered in mourning or to signal distress
an ancient Greek city on the southwestern coast of Asia Minor in what is now Turkey; site of the mausoleum at Halicarnassus
provincial capital and largest city of Nova Scotia
a large building for meetings or entertainment
a large room for gatherings or entertainment
a large building used by a college or university for teaching or research
Hall of Fame
a building containing trophies honoring famous people
hall of residence
a university dormitory
an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open
the large room of a manor or castle
a large and imposing house
a city in the Saxony region of Germany on the Saale River; a member of the Hanseatic League during the 13th and 14th centuries
a port city in northern Germany on the Elbe River that was founded by Charlemagne in the 9th century and is today the largest port in Germany; in 1241 it formed an alliance with Lubeck that became the basis for the Hanseatic League
a town in northern Germany (near Hanover) that is famous as the setting for the legend of the Pied Piper
a port city in southeastern Ontario at the western end of Lake Ontario
the capital of Bermuda
a settlement smaller than a town
a county of southern England on the English Channel
a position given by its location to the side of an object
hand truck
a handcart that has a frame with two low wheels and a ledge at the bottom and handles at the top; used to move crates or other heavy objects
handball court
the court on which handball is played
a rectangular frame with handles at both ends; carried by two people
a small railroad car propelled by hand or by a small motor
Handies Peak
a mountain peak in the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado (14,048 feet high)
hang glider
a glider resembling a large kite; the rider hangs from it while descending from a height
hangar queen
an airplane with a bad maintenance record
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
a terraced garden at Babylon watered by pumps from the Euphrates; construction attributed to Nebuchadnezzar around 600 BC
a frequently visited place
a city of eastern China on Hangzhou Bay; regarded by Marco Polo as the finest city in the world
a coil of rope or wool or yarn
a town in northeast Missouri on the Mississippi River; boyhood home of Mark Twain
a port city in northwestern Germany; formerly a member of the Hanseatic League
a two-wheeled horse-drawn covered carriage with the driver's seat above and behind the passengers
a place of refuge and comfort and security
a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
(nautical) a place of refuge (as for a ship)
hard palate
the bony part of the roof of the mouth
hard shoulder
a paved strip beside a motorway (for stopping in emergencies)
a car that resembles a convertible but has a fixed rigid top
hardware store
a store selling hardware
living quarters reserved for wives and concubines and female relatives in a Muslim household
a city in northwestern Somalia
a district of Manhattan; now largely a Black ghetto
Harley Street
a street in central London where the consulting rooms of many physicians and surgeons are located
Harper's Ferry
a small town in northeastern West Virginia that was the site of a raid in 1859 by the abolitionist John Brown and his followers who captured an arsenal that was located there
Harvard University
a university in Massachusetts
hash house
an inexpensive restaurant
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
an Arab kingdom in southwestern Asia on the Red Sea
a town in East Sussex just to the south of the place where the battle of Hastings took place
hat shop
shop selling women's hats
a movable barrier covering a hatchway
a sloping rear car door that is lifted to open
a car having a hatchback door
a place where eggs are hatched under artificial conditions (especially fish eggs)
an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
a town in southeast Mississippi
a division of Normandy
a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
a national park in Hawaii featuring active volcanoes
Hawkeye State
a state in midwestern United States
a field where grass or alfalfa are grown to be made into hay
a loft in a barn where hay is stored
a rack that holds hay for feeding livestock
a frame attached to a wagon to increase the amount of hay it can carry
a town in central Kansas
an obstacle on a golf course
a projection out from one end
(nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship
the top of something
head gate
a gate upstream from a lock or canal that is used to control the flow of water at the upper end
head shop
a shop specializing in articles of interest to drug users
a waterway that feeds water to a mill or water wheel or turbine
the source of a river
health club
a place of business with equipment and facilities for exercising and improving physical fitness
health facility
building where medicine is practiced
a vehicle for carrying a coffin to a church or a cemetery; formerly drawn by horses but now usually a motor vehicle
the central region of a country or continent; especially a region that is important to a country or to a culture
utility to warm a building
heat-seeking missile
a missile with a guidance system that directs it toward targets emitting infrared radiation (as the emissions of a jet engine)
a tract of level wasteland; uncultivated land with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation
heavier-than-air craft
a non-buoyant aircraft that requires a source of power to hold it aloft and to propel it
Hebei province
a populous province in northeastern China
a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
a coastal region of the western Arabian Peninsula bordering on the Red Sea; includes both Mecca and Medina; formerly an independent kingdom until it united with Nejd to form the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
one of the crusty ends of a loaf of bread
the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation
the lower end of a ship's mast
a high place
the boundary marking the edge of the sun's influence; the boundary (roughly 100 AU from the sun) between the interplanetary medium and the interstellar medium; where the solar wind from the sun and the radiation from other stars meet
the region inside the heliopause containing the sun and solar system
an airport for helicopters
helix angle
the constant angle at which a helix cuts the elements of a cylinder or cone
Hell's Half Acre
a district in Manhattan formerly noted for its slums and vice
any place of pain and turmoil
Hellenic Republic
a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
the Latin name for Switzerland
the edge of a piece of cloth; especially the finished edge that has been doubled under and stitched down
half of the terrestrial globe
the line formed by the lower edge of a skirt or coat
a city in northwestern Afghanistan on the site of several ancient cities
herb garden
a garden for growing herbs
ancient city; now destroyed
the present location; this place
the abode of a hermit
a city in northwestern Mexico near the Gulf of California
Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza
a city in south central Mexico (southeast of Mexico City) on the edge of central Mexican plateau
a breeding ground for herons; a heron rookery
an industrial town to the east of Harrisburg
a county in southern England
a town in northeastern Minnesota in the Mesabi Range
an area where you can be alone
hiding place
a place suitable for hiding something (such as yourself)
high altar
the main altar in a church
high country
an area lying above the piedmont but below the timberline
high street
street that serves as a principal thoroughfare for traffic in a town
tower consisting of a multistoried building of offices or apartments
high-water mark
a line marking the highest level reached
a highway
highway system
a transportation system consisting of roads for motor transport
a major road for any form of motor transport
structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones
a town in Hawaii on the island of Hawaii
the scar on certain seeds marking its point of attachment to the funicle
northern region of India where Hinduism predominates
(architecture) the exterior angle formed by the junction of a sloping side and a sloping end of a roof
the line formed by the lower edge of hip-length garment
the line formed by measuring the hip at its greatest part
Hippo Regius
an ancient Numidian town in northwestern Africa adjoining present-day Annaba in northeastern Algeria
a stadium for horse shows or horse races
a port city on the southwestern coast of Honshu in Japan; on August 6, 1945 Hiroshima was almost completely destroyed by the first atomic bomb dropped on a populated area
Ho Chi Minh City
a city in South Vietnam; formerly (as Saigon) it was the capital of French Indochina
a port and state capital of Tasmania
a Navajo lodge covered with earth; traditionally built with the entrance facing east
a town in Bavaria (near Munich)
a northern industrial city of China to the northwest of Beijing
a stronghold
a cell in a jail or prison
holding cell
a jail in a courthouse where accused persons can be confined during a trial
holding paddock
a pen where livestock is temporarily confined
holding pattern
the flight path (usually circular) maintained by an aircraft that is awaiting permission to land
an unoccupied space
an opening into or through something
a small unpretentious out-of-the-way place
holiday resort
a hotel located in a resort area
a cavity or space in something
a district of Los Angeles long associated with the American film industry
holy of holies
(Judaism) sanctuary comprised of the innermost chamber of the Tabernacle in the temple of Solomon where the Ark of the Covenant was kept
Holy Sepulchre
the sepulcher in which Christ's body lay between burial and resurrection
a sacred place of pilgrimage
place where something began and flourished
the country or state or city where you live
home away from home
a place where you are just as comfortable and content as if you were home
Home Counties
the English counties surrounding London into which Greater London has expanded
home court
(basketball) the court where the host team plays its home games
home port
the port from which a ship originates of where it is registered
home range
the area in which an animal normally ranges
home room
a classroom in which all students in a particular grade (or in a division of a grade) meet at certain times under the supervision of a teacher who takes attendance and does other administrative business
home theater
television and video equipment designed to reproduce in the home the experience of being in a movie theater
an institution where people are cared for
where you live at a particular time
a farm that supplies the needs of a large estate of establishment
dwelling that is usually a farmhouse and adjoining land
the town (or city) where you grew up or where you have your principal residence
industrial city of Belarus to the southeast of Minsk
Honduran capital
the capital and largest city of Honduras
a framework of hexagonal cells resembling the honeycomb built by bees
a structure of small hexagonal cells constructed from beeswax by bees and used to store honey and larvae
honeymoon resort
a resort that caters to newlyweds
Hong Kong
formerly a Crown Colony on the coast of southern China in Guangdong province; leased by China to Britain in 1842 and returned in 1997; one of the world's leading commercial centers
national capital of Solomon Islands
a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt
slang for a jail
Hoosier State
a state in midwestern United States
Hoover Dam
a large dam built in 1933 on the Colorado River in Nevada
hop field
a garden where hops are grown
a specific layer or stratum of soil or subsoil in a vertical cross section of land
horse barn
a farm building for housing horses or other livestock
horse cart
heavy cart; drawn by a horse; used for farm work
horse latitude
either of two belts or regions near 30 degrees north or 30 degrees south; characterized by calms and light-baffling winds
horse-drawn vehicle
a wheeled vehicle drawn by one or more horses
a trail for horses
a conveyance (railroad car or trailer) for transporting racehorses
an early form of streetcar that was drawn by horses
horseless carriage
an early term for an automobile
a ridge of the earth's crust that has been forced upward between two faults and so is higher than the surrounding land
a flexible pipe for conveying a liquid or gas
a lodging for travelers (especially one kept by a monastic order)
hospital room
a room in a hospital for the care of patients
hospital ship
a ship built to serve as a hospital; used for wounded in wartime
hospital train
a military train built to transport wounded troops to a hospital
hospital ward
block forming a division of a hospital (or a suite of rooms) shared by patients who need a similar kind of care
a health facility where patients receive treatment
inexpensive supervised lodging (especially for youths on bicycling trips)
hot rod
a car modified to increase its speed and acceleration
hot spot
a lively entertainment spot
hot spot
a point of relatively intense heat or radiation
Hot Springs
a town in west central Arkansas; a health resort noted for thermal springs
Hot Springs National Park
a national park in Arkansas featuring ancient hot springs; bathing is said to have therapeutic effects
hot-air balloon
balloon for travel through the air in a basket suspended below a large bag of heated air
a bed of earth covered with glass and heated by rotting manure to promote the growth of plants
a building where travelers can pay for lodging and meals and other services
hotel room
a bedroom (usually with bath) in a hotel
a town in northwest Michigan on the Upper Peninsula
hour circle
a great circle on the celestial sphere that passes through both celestial poles
a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families
a building in which something is sheltered or located
house of correction
(formerly) a jail or other place of detention for persons convicted of minor offences
house of God
any building where congregations gather for prayer
House of Islam
areas where Muslims are in the majority
House of War
areas where Muslims are in the minority and are persecuted
house trailer
a wheeled vehicle that can be pulled by a car or truck and is equipped for occupancy
(astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented
a barge that is designed and equipped for use as a dwelling
space for accommodation in a house
Houses of Parliament
the building in which the House of Commons and the House of Lords meet
housing development
a residential area of similar dwellings built by property developers and usually under a single management
housing estate
a residential area where the houses were all planned and built at the same time
housing project
a housing development that is publicly funded and administered for low-income families
structures collectively in which people are housed
the largest city in Texas; located in southeastern Texas near the Gulf of Mexico; site of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
small crude shelter used as a dwelling
the military installation from which a commander performs the functions of command
a mountain in the Andes in Peru (22,205 feet high)
a center of activity or interest or commerce or transportation; a focal point around which events revolve
a system of air transportation in which local airports offer air transportation to a central airport where long-distance flights are available
a ship that has been wrecked and abandoned
the frame or body of ship
a high mobility, multipurpose, military vehicle with four-wheel drive
Humber Bridge
a suspension bridge at Hull, England; 4,626 feet long
Hunan province
a province in southeastern central China between the Nan Ling mountains and the Chang Jiang; noted for its timber and valuable mineral resources
hunting ground
an area in which game is hunted
hunting lodge
a small (rustic) house used as a temporary shelter
a city of western West Virginia on the Ohio river at the mouth of the Kanawha
a city in northern Alabama; center for space research
a light movable barrier that competitors must leap over in certain races
a cage (usually made of wood and wire mesh) for small animals
an encampment of huts (chiefly military)
a pore that exudes water on the surface or margin of a leaf of higher plants
a city in southern Pakistan on the Indus River
a city in south central India in Andhra Pradesh
a discharge pipe with a valve and spout at which water may be drawn from the mains of waterworks
a speedboat that is equipped with winglike structures that lift it so that it skims the water at high speeds
an airplane that can land on or take off from water
the watery layer of the earth's surface; includes water vapor
hyperbaric chamber
a large chamber in which the oxygen pressure is above normal for the atmosphere; used in treating breathing disorders or carbon monoxide poisoning
a huge supermarket (usually built on the outskirts of a town)
a large Yoruba city in southwestern Nigeria; site of a university
an ancient geographical region to the south of the Caucasus Mountains that corresponded approximately to the present-day Georgia
a ballistic missile that is capable of traveling from one continent to another
ice hockey rink
an ice rink for playing ice hockey
ice wagon
(formerly) a horse-drawn wagon that delivered ice door to door
ice yacht
a sailing vessel with runners and a cross-shaped frame; suitable for traveling over ice
a rink with a floor of ice for ice hockey or ice skating
a ship with a reinforced bow to break up ice and keep channels open for navigation
a house for storing ice
Idaho Falls
a town in southeastern Idaho on the Snake River
Iditarod Trail
a trail that extends 1,100 miles from Anchorage over the Alaska Range to Nome
an Eskimo hut; usually built of blocks (of sod or snow) in the shape of a dome
a region of north central France including Paris and the area around it
an ancient city in Asia Minor that was the site of the Trojan War
a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (20,870 feet high)
a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (21,201 feet high)
an uncertain region on the east shore of the Adriatic where an ancient Indo-European people once lived
a hostel for pilgrims in Turkey
any structure that makes progress difficult
a furnace for incinerating (especially to dispose of refuse)
(astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees
inclined fault
a geological fault in which one side is above the other
a city in western Missouri; the beginning of the Santa Fe Trail
Independence Hall
the building in Philadelphia where the Declaration of Independence was signed
Independent State of Papua New Guinea
a parliamentary democracy on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea; in 1975 it became an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations
Independent State of Samoa
a constitutional monarchy on the western part of the islands of Samoa in the South Pacific
a large sailing ship that was engaged in the British trade with India
indian lodge
any of various Native American dwellings
Indian reservation
a reservation set aside for the use of Indians
Indian trail
a trail through the wilderness worn by Amerindians
Indonesian Borneo
the part of Indonesia on the southern side of the island of Borneo
industrial park
a tract of land at a distance from city center that is designed for a cluster of businesses and factories
industrial plant
buildings for carrying on industrial labor
industrial watercourse
a canal that is operated by one or more industries
inlet manifold
manifold that carries vaporized fuel from the carburetor to the inlet valves of the cylinders
inner city
the older and more populated and (usually) poorer central section of a city
Inner Mongolia
an autonomous region of northeastern China that was annexed by the Manchu rulers in 1635 and became an integral part of China in 1911
inner tube
an inflatable rubber tube that fits inside the casing of a pneumatic tire
the inner sole of a shoe or boot where the foot rests
city in southwestern Austria; known as a summer and winter resort
inside track
the inner side of a curved racecourse
the inner or enclosed surface of something
the region that is inside of something
an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated
intake manifold
a manifold consisting of a pipe to carry fuel to each cylinder in an internal-combustion engine
a fast maneuverable fighter plane designed to intercept enemy aircraft
a junction of highways on different levels that permits traffic to move from one to another without crossing traffic streams
(chemistry) a surface forming a common boundary between two things (two objects or liquids or chemical phases)
intergalactic space
the space between galaxies
interior angle
the angle inside two adjacent sides of a polygon
interior door
a door that closes off rooms within a building
a popular resort town in the Alps in west central Switzerland
International Date Line
an imaginary line on the surface of the earth following (approximately) the 180th meridian
interplanetary medium
interplanetary space including forms of energy and gas and dust
interplanetary space
the part of outer space within the solar system
one of the system of highways linking major cities in the 48 contiguous states of the United States
interstellar medium
interstellar space including streams of protons moving from the stars
interstellar space
the space between stars
region of western Asia Minor colonized by ancient Greeks
the outer region of the Earth's atmosphere; contains a high concentration of free electrons
Iranian capital
the capital and largest city of Iran; located in northern Iran
Iraqi Kurdistan
the part of Kurdistan that is in northwestern Iraq
iron foundry
a foundry where cast iron is produced
iron horse
(c. 1840) an early term for a locomotive
a wooden warship of the 19th century that is plated with iron or steel armor
the workplace where iron is smelted or where iron goods are made
a region that is related ethnically or historically to one country but is controlled politically by another
a line drawn on a map connecting points having the same numerical value of some variable
Islamic Republic of Iran
a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil
Islamic Republic of Mauritania
a country in northwestern Africa with a provisional military government; achieved independence from France in 1960; largely western Sahara Desert
Islamic Republic of Pakistan
a Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
Islamic State of Afghanistan
a mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south
a zone or area resembling an island
Isle of Wight
an isle and county of southern England in the English Channel
Isle Royal National Park
a national park on an island in Michigan; includes prehistoric iron mines
(meteorology)an isogram connecting points having equal barometric pressure at a given time
an isogram connecting points at which something occurs or arrives at the same time
an isogram connecting points of equal magnetic inclination
isogonal line
an imaginary line connecting points on the Earth's surface where the magnetic declination is the same
an isogram connecting points receiving equal amounts of sunshine
(meteorology) an isogram connecting points having the same temperature at a given time
an ancient kingdom of the Hebrew tribes at the southeastern end of the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Saul around 1025 BC and destroyed by the Assyrians in 721 BC
Italian region
Italy is divided into 20 regions for administrative purposes
Italian Republic
a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
a college town in central New York on Lake Cayuga
an established line of travel or access
a town in western Wyoming
a town in western Tennessee
a town in south central Michigan
Florida's largest city; a port and important commercial center in northeastern Florida
Jacob's ladder
(nautical) a hanging ladder of ropes or chains supporting wooden or metal rungs or steps
a town in eastern Afghanistan (east of Kabul)
a window with glass louvers
a country on the island of Jamaica; became independent of England in 1962; much poverty; the major industry is tourism
a former village on the James River in Virginia to the north of Norfolk; site of the first permanent English settlement in America in 1607
Jammu and Kashmir
an area in southwestern Asia whose sovereignty is disputed between Pakistan and India
a kind of sedan chair used in India
jaunting car
an open two-wheeled one-horse cart formerly widely used in Ireland
port city in western Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea; near Mecca
a car suitable for traveling over rough terrain
Jerez de la Frontera
a city in southwestern Spain that is famous for making sherry
a village in Palestine near the north end of the Dead Sea; in the Old Testament it was the first place taken by the Israelites under Joshua as they entered the Promised Land
Jersey City
a city in northeastern New Jersey (opposite Manhattan)
jet bridge
an extendible bridge for loading passengers onto large commercial airplanes; provides protected access to the plane from the gate
an airplane powered by one or more jet engines
a large jet plane that carries passengers
a city in Uganda on the north shore of Lake Victoria
a small two-wheeled cart for one passenger; pulled by one person
Joao Pessoa
a city in northeastern Brazil near the Atlantic Ocean to the north of Recife
a workplace; as in the expression `on the job'
a government office in a town where information about available jobs is displayed and where unemployment benefits are administered
city in the northeastern part of South Africa near Pretoria; commercial center for diamond and gold industries
Johns Hopkins
a university in Baltimore
Johnson City
a town in northeastern Tennessee
sultanate and one of the 13 states that constitute the Federation of Malaysia
a disreputable place of entertainment
a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work
a town in northeast Arkansas
a small roadside establishment in the southeastern United States where you can eat and drink and dance to music provided by a jukebox
a port in western Israel on the Mediterranean; incorporated into Tel Aviv in 1950
joss house
a Chinese temple or shrine for idol worship
an industrial city of central India to the southeast of Delhi
the southern part of ancient Palestine succeeding the kingdom of Judah; a Roman province at the time of Christ
an ancient kingdom of southern Palestine with Jerusalem as its center
jumbo jet
a very large jet plane
jumping-off place
a place from which an enterprise or expedition is launched
the place where two or more things come together
a location marked by an intense competition and struggle for survival
jungle gym
a structure of vertical and horizontal rods where children can climb and play
any of various Chinese boats with a high poop and lugsails
junk shop
a shop that sells cheap secondhand goods
a field where junk is collected and stored for resale
in law; the territory within which power can be exercised
jury box
an enclosure within a courtroom for the jury
the jurisdiction of a justiciar
a side-by-side position
(Islam) a black stone building in Mecca that is shaped like a cube and that is the most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrine; believed to have been given by Gabriel to Abraham; Muslims turn in its direction when praying
Kalahari Desert
a desert in southwestern Africa - largely Botswana
a town in southwest Michigan
a city of central Russia to the south of Moscow
a mountain in the Himalayas in northern India (25,450 feet high)
a fighter plane used for suicide missions by Japanese pilots in World War II
Kammon Strait Bridge
a suspension bridge between Kyushu and Honshu
a historical region of southwestern India on the west coast
a city of central Sri Lanka that was the last capital of the ancient kings of Ceylon; a resort and religious center
Kansas City
a city of northeast Kansas on the Missouri River adjacent to Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City
a city in western Missouri situated at the confluence of the Kansas River and the Missouri River; adjacent to Kansas City, Kansas
the largest city in Pakistan; located in southeastern Pakistan; an industrial center and seaport on the Arabian Sea; former capital of Pakistan
a region in Finland and Russia between the Gulf of Finland and the White Sea
a city in east central Germany; formerly called Karl-Marx-Stadt until 1990; noted for textile manufacturing
state in southern India; formerly Mysore
Katmai National Park
a national park in Alaska featuring mountains
an industrial city of southern Poland
a city in northern Nigeria; a major center of the Hausa people
a city in central Lithuania
a small canoe consisting of a light frame made watertight with animal skins; used by Eskimos
an industrial city in the European part of Russia
sultanate and one of the 13 states that constitute the Federation of Malaysia
keel arch
a pointed arch having an S-shape on both sides
river boat with a shallow draught and a keel but no sails; used to carry freight; moved by rowing or punting or towing
sultanate and one of the 13 states that constitute the Federation of Malaysia
Kenai Fjords National Park
a national park in Alaska having mountains and whale watching and ancient Indian copper mines
Kennedy International Airport
a large airport on Long Island to the east of New York City
Kennelly-Heaviside layer
a region of the ionosphere (from 50 to 90 miles up) that reflects radio waves of medium length
a town in southern Washington on the Columbia River
a county in southeastern England on the English Channel; formerly an Anglo-Saxon kingdom, it was the first to be colonized by the Romans
a city of central Iraq to the south of Baghdad; a holy city for Shiite Muslims because it is the site of the tomb of Mohammed's grandson who was killed there in 680
a sailing vessel with two masts; the mizzen is forward of the rudderpost
Key West
a town on the westernmost of the Florida keys in the Gulf of Mexico
(basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court
Keystone State
a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
an administrative territory in Russia on the eastern coast of Siberia
a city on the Amur River on the border of China and the capital of Khabarovsk
the realm of a khan
a city in northeastern Ukraine; former capital of the Ukraine
Khyber Pass
a mountain pass of great strategic and commercial value in the Hindu Kush on the border between northern Pakistan and western Afghanistan; a route by which invaders entered India
kill zone
an area where a battle has occurred with many fatalities
killing field
(usually plural) an area where many people have died (usually by massacre or genocide during war or violent civil disturbance)
a furnace for firing or burning or drying such things as porcelain or bricks
city in central South Africa; center for diamond mining and diamond marketing
a country with a king as head of state
Kingdom of Belgium
a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Kingdom of Bhutan
a landlocked principality in the Himalayas to the northeast of India
Kingdom of Cambodia
a nation in southeastern Asia; was part of Indochina under French rule until 1946
Kingdom of Denmark
a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe; consists of the mainland of Jutland and many islands between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea
Kingdom of Lesotho
a landlocked constitutional monarchy in southern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1966
Kingdom of Morocco
a kingdom (constitutional monarchy) in northwestern Africa with a largely Muslim population; achieved independence from France in 1956
Kingdom of Nepal
a small landlocked Asian country high in the Himalayas between India and China
Kingdom of Norway
a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe on the western side of the Scandinavian Peninsula; achieved independence from Sweden in 1905
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
an absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia; vast oil reserves dominate the economy
Kingdom of Spain
a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
Kingdom of Swaziland
a landlocked monarchy in southeastern Africa; member of the commonwealth that achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1968
Kingdom of Sweden
a Scandinavian kingdom in the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula
Kingdom of Thailand
a country of southeastern Asia that extends southward along the Isthmus of Kra to the Malay Peninsula
Kingdom of The Netherlands
a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level
Kingdom of Tonga
a monarchy on a Polynesian archipelago in the South Pacific; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1970
the domain ruled by a king or queen
Kings Canyon National Park
a national park in California that has giant sequoia trees and alpine lakes and glaciers
a town in southeast Ontario on Lake Ontario near the head of the Saint Lawrence River
a town on the Hudson River in New York
Kingston-upon Hull
a large fishing port in northeastern England
the capital of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; on Saint Vincent
a Scottish church
a city in northeastern Iraq; the center of a rich oilfield with pipelines to the Mediterranean
a port city in western Kenya on the northeastern shore of Lake Victoria; fishing and trading center
a Japanese city on northern Kyushu
a room equipped for preparing meals
kitchen garden
a small garden where vegetables are grown
kitchen island
an unattached counter in a kitchen that permits access from all sides
small kitchen
kite balloon
a barrage balloon with lobes at one end that keep it headed into the wind
a city in western Lithuania on the Baltic Sea; formerly an important trading town of the Hanseatic League
Klamath Falls
a town in southern Oregon near the California border
a region in northwestern Canada where gold was discovered in 1896 but exhausted by 1910
a small knob
a sloop with a simplified rig and no bowsprit
a hole in a board where a knot came out
a city in eastern Tennessee on the Tennessee River
a port city in Japan on Osaka Bay in southern Honshu; was damaged by an earthquake in 1995
Kobuk Valley National Park
a national park in Alaska having mountains and forests and tundra and sand dunes and archeological sites
capital of Micronesia
a mountainous province of central Sudan
the modern Greek port near the site of the ancient city that was second only to Athens
a Serbian province in southern Serbia and Montenegro populated predominantly by Albanians
a village of huts for native Africans in southern Africa; usually surrounded by a stockade
a pen for livestock in southern Africa
an industrial city in southern Poland on the Vistula
citadel of a Russian town
citadel of Moscow, housing the offices of the Russian government
Kuala Lumpur
the largest city and former capital of Malaysia until 2005
a city in southern Ghana
an extensive geographical region in the Middle East to the south of the Caucasus
a city of southwestern Russia
city in southwestern South Korea; an important military base during the Korean War
a region of eastern South Africa on the Indian Ocean
a city in central Japan on southern Honshu; a famous cultural center that was once the capital of Japan
Kyrgyz Republic
a landlocked republic in west central Asia bordering on northwestern China; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991
Kyzyl Kum
a desert in Uzbekistan to the southeast of the Aral Sea
La Crosse
a town in western Wisconsin on the Mississippi River
La Spezia
a port city in Liguria on an arm of the Ligurian Sea; a major seaport and year-round resort
a camp defended by a circular formation of wagons
a workplace for the conduct of scientific research
labor camp
a penal institution for political prisoners who are used as forced labor
a region resembling a laboratory inasmuch as it offers opportunities for observation and practice and experimentation
the mainland part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in the eastern part of the large Labrador-Ungava Peninsula in northeastern Canada
an ancient region of southern Greece in the southeastern Peloponnesus; dominated by Sparta
steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs; for climbing up or down
ladies' room
a woman's restroom in a public (or semipublic) building
lady chapel
a small chapel in a church; dedicated to the Virgin Mary
a town in south central Louisiana; settled by Acadians
a university town in west central Indiana on the Wabash River
chief port and economic center of Nigeria; located in southwestern Nigeria on the Gulf of Guinea; former capital of Nigeria
city in northeast Pakistan
Lake Clark National Park
a national park in Alaska having Eskimo and Athapaskan archeological sites
Lake District
a popular tourist area in northwestern England including England's largest lake and highest mountain
lake dwelling
dwelling built on piles in or near a lake; specifically in prehistoric villages
a monastery for lamas
laminar flow clean room
a clean room free of all extraneous particles; used in fabricating microprocessors
a sheet of material made by bonding two or more sheets or layers
a layered structure
a veranda or roofed patio often furnished and used as a living room
a historical area of northwestern England on the Irish Sea; noted for textiles
a city in northwestern England
lancet window
a narrow window having a lancet arch and without tracery
an acutely pointed Gothic arch, like a lance
the capital city of the Chinese province of Gansu on the Yellow River
Land of Enchantment
a state in southwestern United States on the Mexican border
Land of Lincoln
a midwestern state in north-central United States
Land of Opportunity
a state in south central United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
land office
a government office where business relating to public lands is transacted
land site
the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located)
a four-wheel covered carriage with a roof divided into two parts (front and back) that can be let down separately
a space vehicle that is designed to land on the moon or another planet
a town in central Wyoming
landing craft
naval craft designed for putting ashore troops and equipment
landing gear
an undercarriage that supports the weight of the plane when it is on the ground
landing skid
one of two parts of the landing gear of a helicopter
structure providing a place where boats can land people or goods
the position of a prominent or well-known object in a particular landscape
an expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view
a garden laid out for esthetic effect
a narrow way or road
a well-defined track or path; for e.g. swimmers or lines of traffic
a region in south central France; named after the medieval dialect of French that was spoken there
Lao People's Democratic Republic
a mountainous landlocked communist state in southeastern Asia; achieved independence from France in 1949
Laotian capital
the capital and largest city of Laos
a region in northmost Europe inhabited by Lapps
a university town in southeast Wyoming
a city in southern Texas on the Rio Grande
Las Cruces
a town in southern New Mexico on the Rio Grande
Las Vegas
largest city in Nevada; located in southeastern Nevada; originally settled by Mormons but is now famous for entertainment and gambling and general excess
Lassen Volcanic National Park
a national park in California having mountains and volcanic lakes and hot springs
Last Frontier
a state in northwestern North America; the 49th state admitted to the union
the site in Rome containing the church of Rome and the Lateran Palace
Lateran Palace
a palace that served as the residence of the popes until the 14th century
Latin America
the parts of North America and South America to the south of the United States where Romance languages are spoken
Latin Quarter
the region of Paris on the southern bank of the Seine; a center of artistic and student life
the angular distance between an imaginary line around a heavenly body parallel to its equator and the equator itself
an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
an ancient region of west central Italy (southeast of Rome) on the Tyrrhenian Sea
a public toilet in a military area
a mountain peak in the Andes in Argentina (20,997 feet high)
a motorboat with an open deck or a half deck
launching site
a place for launching pads
a self-service laundry (service mark Laundromat) where coin-operated washing machines are available to individual customers
workplace where clothes are washed and ironed
laundry cart
handcart for moving a load of laundry
laundry truck
van that picks up and delivers laundry
a city in western Switzerland; cultural and commercial center
a field of cultivated and mowed grass
a town in northeastern Kansas on the Kansas River; scene of raids by John Brown in 1856
a town in southwest Oklahoma
designated paved area beside a main road where cars can stop temporarily
a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another
an abstract place usually conceived as having depth
lazar house
hospital for persons with infectious diseases (especially leprosy)
Le Havre
a port city in northern France on the English Channel at the mouth of the Seine
(baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base
the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile)
an accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape
lean-to tent
tent that is attached to the side of a building
Leaning Tower of Pisa
a tall round marble campanile in Pisa that is not perpendicular; construction was begun in 1174
Lebanese Republic
an Asian republic at east end of Mediterranean
space sought for occupation by a nation whose population is expanding
lecture room
classroom where lectures are given
the side of something that is sheltered from the wind
a city on the River Aire in West Yorkshire in northern England; a center of the clothing industry
location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east
left stage
the part of the stage on the actor's left as the actor faces the audience
the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left
an industrial city in Leicestershire in central England; built on the site of a Roman settlement
a largely agricultural county in central England
a city in southeastern Germany famous for fairs; formerly a music and publishing center
a spacecraft that carries astronauts from the command module to the surface of the moon and back
lemon grove
a grove of lemon trees
city in northern Austria on the Danube; noted as a cultural center
one of many raised pores on the stems of woody plants that allow the interchange of gas between the atmosphere and the interior tissue
Leo the Lion
the fifth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about July 23 to August 22
a city in central Mexico
a historical area and former kingdom in northwestern Spain
a city in northwestern Spain at the foot of the Cantabrian Mountains
the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Congo river opposite Brazzaville
letter box
public box for deposit of mail
the former name for the geographical area of the eastern Mediterranean that is now occupied by Lebanon, Syria, and Israel
an embankment that is built in order to prevent a river from overflowing
a flat metal tumbler in a lever lock
a town in northwestern Idaho
a town in southwestern Maine to the north of Portland
town in eastern Massachusetts near Boston where the first battle of the American Revolution was fought
a city in eastern Kentucky; noted for raising thoroughbred horses
a city in the western Netherlands; residence of the Pilgrim Fathers for 11 years before they sailed for America in 1620
a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal (27,890 feet high)
Liberty ship
a slow cargo ship built during World War II
Libra the Balance
the seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22
a room where books are kept
a building that houses a collection of books and other materials
Libyan Desert
the northeastern part of the Sahara Desert in Libya and Egypt and Sudan
a roofed gate to a churchyard, formerly used as a temporary shelter for the bier during funerals
a recreational facility including a swimming pool for water sports
position or manner in which something is situated
city in eastern Belgium; largest French-speaking city in Belgium
a city of southwestern Latvia on the Baltic Sea
life office
life assurance office
a strong sea boat designed to rescue people from a sinking ship
a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill
an illuminated area
lighter-than-air craft
aircraft supported by its own buoyancy
a ship equipped like a lighthouse and anchored where a permanent lighthouse would be impracticable
region of northwestern Italy on the Ligurian Sea
an industrial city in northern France near the Belgian border; was the medieval capital of Flanders
(astronomy) the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet
a two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle used to pull a field gun or caisson
a channel or gutter on either side of a ship's keelson; carries bilge water into the pump well
a city of southeastern Brazil (northwest of Sao Paulo)
a kiln used to reduce naturally occurring forms of calcium carbonate to lime
port city in southwestern Ireland
as far as something can go
large luxurious car; usually driven by a chauffeur
a region of central France to the west of the Auvergne mountains
Lincoln Memorial
memorial building in Washington containing a large marble statue of Abraham Lincoln
an agricultural county of eastern England on the North Sea
a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops)
line of battle
a line formed by troops or ships prepared to deliver or receive an attack
Line of Control
a 450-mile line that is supposed to indicate the boundary between the part of Kashmir controlled by India and the part controlled by Pakistan
line of defence
defensive structure consisting of a barrier that can be employed for defense against attack
line of fire
the path of a missile discharged from a firearm
line of flight
the path along which a freely moving object travels through the air
line of longitude
an imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles at right angles to the equator
line of march
the route along which a column advances
line of sight
an imaginary straight line along which an observer looks
a pipe used to transport liquids or gases
the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
the line that appears to bound an object
a large commercial ship (especially one that carries passengers on a regular schedule)
liquor store
a store that sells alcoholic beverages for consumption elsewhere
conveyance consisting of a chair or bed carried on two poles by bearers
Little Rhody
a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies; the smallest state
little theater
a small theater for experimental drama or collegiate or community groups
a large city in northwestern England; its port is the country's major outlet for industrial exports
livery stable
stable where horses and vehicles are kept for hire
living quarters
housing available for people to live in
a region on the Baltic that is divided between northern Estonia and southern Latvia
the capital of Slovenia
a mountain in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (22,057 feet high)
loading area
a stop where carriers can be loaded and unloaded
loan office
an office where loans are negotiated and repaid
loan office
a shop where loans are made with personal property as security
a car that is lent as a replacement for one that is under repair
a rounded projection that is part of a larger structure
a seaport on the Atlantic coast of Angola
public transport consisting of a bus or train that stops at all stations or stops
local road
a street that is primarily used to gain access to the property bordering it
the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)
a surrounding or nearby region
a workplace away from a studio at which some or all of a movie may be made
enclosure consisting of a section of canal that can be closed to control the water level; used to raise or lower vessels that pass through it
a gate that can be locked
locker room
a room (as at an athletic facility or workplace) where you can change clothes and which contains lockers for the temporary storage of your clothing and personal possessions
jail in a local police station
the specific site of a particular gene on its chromosome
locus of infection
the specific site in the body where an infection originates
small house at the entrance to the grounds of a country mansion; usually occupied by a gatekeeper or gardener
lodging house
a house where rooms are rented
a large city of central Poland
floor consisting of a large unpartitioned space over a factory or warehouse or other commercial space
a raised shelter in which pigeons are kept
log cabin
a cabin built with logs
balcony consisting of the forward section of a theater mezzanine
a roofed arcade or gallery with open sides stretching along the front or side of a building; often at an upper level
a city in northern Spain on the Ebro River
Lombard Street
a street in central London containing many of the major London banks
a region of north central Italy bordering Switzerland
Lone-Star State
the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
Long Beach
a city in southern California located on 8.5 miles of Pacific beachfront; was a resort until oil was discovered in 1921
the largest boat carried by a merchant sailing vessel
the angular distance between a point on any meridian and the prime meridian at Greenwich
a structure commanding a wide view of its surroundings
an elevated post affording a wide view
a railway branch line that branches from the trunk line and then rejoins it later on
a large low horse-drawn wagon without sides
Los Alamos
a town in north central New Mexico; in 1942 it was chosen as a nuclear research site where the first atomic bombs were produced
repository in a public building where lost articles can be kept until their owners reclaim them
a parcel of land having fixed boundaries
Lothian Region
a district in southeast central Scotland (south side of the Firth of Forth) and the location of Edinburgh
an eastern French region rich in iron-ore deposits
Louisiana Purchase
territory in the western United States purchased from France in 1803 for $15 million; extends from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada
the largest city in Kentucky; located in north central Kentucky on the Ohio river; site of the Kentucky Derby
a room (as in a hotel or airport) with seating where people can wait
Louvre Museum
an art museum that is a famous tourist attraction in Paris
Low Countries
the lowland region of western Europe on the North Sea: Belgium and Luxembourg and the Netherlands
low-water mark
a line marking the lowest level reached
Lower Egypt
one of the two main administrative districts of Egypt; consists of the Nile delta
lower limit
the limit on the lower (or southernmost) side of something
lower mantle
the deeper part of the mantle
Lower Saxony
a state in northwestern Germany
a line on a sphere that cuts all meridians at the same angle; the path taken by a ship or plane that maintains a constant compass direction
a town in Belarus that was the center of the Chabad movement for a brief period during the 19th century
a city in northwest Texas to the south of Amarillo
a city in northwestern Germany and an important Baltic port; a leading member of the Hanseatic League
an industrial city of eastern Poland
a city in northern India in Uttar Pradesh; during the Indian Mutiny its British residents were besieged by Indian insurgents
(nautical) the forward edge of a fore-and-aft sail that is next to the mast
a town in eastern Texas
a projecting piece that is used to lift or support or turn something
a racing sled for one or two people
luggage carrier
carrier (as behind a bicycle seat) for luggage
luggage rack
carrier for holding luggage above the seats of a train or on top of a car
small fishing boat rigged with one or more lugsails
a city in southwestern Congo; former name (until 1966) was Luluabourg
lumber room
a storeroom in a house where odds and ends can be stored (especially furniture)
a mill for dressing logs and lumber
a workplace where lumber is stocked for sale
lunar latitude
an imaginary line around the moon parallel to its equator
a restaurant (in a facility) where lunch can be purchased
a city in southern Sweden
temporary fortification like a detached bastion
a city in east central China; the capital of ancient China during several dynasties
lurking place
a place suitable for lurking
ancient region and Roman province on the Iberian Peninsula; corresponds roughly to modern Portugal and parts of Spain
an industrial conurbation in northeastern China on the southern end of the Liaodong Peninsula; it now includes the cities of Dalian and Lushun
a public hall for lectures and concerts
an ancient region on the coast of southwest Asia Minor
an ancient region on the coast of western Asia Minor; a powerful kingdom until conquered by the Persians in 546 BC
a city in central Virginia
a former province of east central France; now administered by Rhone-Alpes
a city in east-central France on the Rhone River; a principal producer of silk and rayon
a town that is the chief port of the Aland islands
a former Portuguese province on the south coast of China and two islands in the South China Sea; reverted to China in 1999
landlocked republic on the Balkan Peninsula; achieved independence from Yugoslavia in 1991
a projecting parapet supported by corbels on a medieval castle; has openings through which stones or boiling water could be dropped on an enemy
machine shop
workshop where metal is cut and shaped etc., by machine tools
Machu Picchu
Inca fortress city in the Andes in Peru discovered in 1911; it may have been built in the 15th century
Mackinac Bridge
a suspension bridge across the channel between the lower and upper peninsulas of Michigan
Mackinaw boat
a flat-bottomed boat used on upper Great Lakes
a city in central Georgia to the southeast of Atlanta
a storehouse (as a compartment on a warship) where weapons and ammunition are stored
Maginot Line
a fortification built before World War II to protect France's eastern border; initially considered to be impregnable, it was easily overrun by the German army in 1940
magnetic declination
the angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north
magnetic line of force
a line of force in a magnetic field
magnetic meridian
an imaginary line passing through both magnetic poles of the Earth
magnetic pole
either of two points where the lines of force of the Earth's magnetic field are vertical
magnetic pole
one of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated
Magnolia State
a state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate States during the American Civil War
a state in west-central India
the region of northwest Africa comprising the Atlas Mountains and the coastlands of Morocco and Algeria and Tunisia
a conveyance that transports the letters and packages that are conveyed by the postal system
mail boat
a boat for carrying mail
mail car
a railway car in which mail is transported and sorted
mail train
a train that carries mail
a drop where mail can be deposited
mailing address
the address where a person or organization can be communicated with
a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage
main drag
the main street of a town or city
main line
the principal route of a transportation system
Main Street
any small town (or the people who inhabit it); generally used to represent parochialism and materialism (after a novel by Sinclair Lewis)
a small house
a self-contained apartment (usually on two floors) in a larger house and with its own entrance from the outside
major axis
the longest axis of an ellipse or ellipsoid; passes through the two foci
a mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal (27,790 feet high)
the ancient kingdom of Philip II and Alexander the Great in the southeastern Balkans that is now divided among modern Macedonia and Greece and Bulgaria
the capital and largest city of Equatorial Guinea on the island of Bioko in the Gulf of Guinea
the third smallest Malaysian state; located in the southern region of the Malay Peninsula
a port city and resort in Andalusia in southern Spain on the Mediterranean
Malaysian state
one of the several states constituting Malaysia
the capital of Maldives in the center of the islands
a public area set aside as a pedestrian walk
a port in southern Sweden
Mammoth Cave National Park
a national park in Kentucky having a large cavern and an underground river
a warship intended for combat
a city in northwestern England (30 miles to the east of Liverpool); heart of the most densely populated area of England
largest city in New Hampshire; located in southeastern New Hampshire on the Merrimack river
a region in northeastern China
a city in central Myanmar to the north of Rangoon
a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they are able to stand by themselves
one of the five boroughs of New York City
a pipe that has several lateral outlets to or from other pipes
state in northeastern India
one of the three prairie provinces in central Canada
a town in southern Minnesota
a city in southwestern Germany at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar rivers
the mansion of a lord or wealthy person
a man-portable surface-to-air missile
the residence of a clergyman (especially a Presbyterian clergyman)
a town in north central Ohio
portable bulletproof shelter
the layer of the earth between the crust and the core
(zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell
manufactured home
a large house trailer that can be connected to utilities and can be parked in one place and used as permanent housing
an assembly plant in Mexico (near the United States border); parts are shipped into Mexico and the finished product is shipped back across the border
a port city in northwestern Venezuela; a major oil center
a city in north central Venezuela; cattle center
a region in central Italy
a dark region of considerable extent on the surface of the moon
a fancy dock for small yachts and cabin cruisers
a commercial aquarium featuring trained dolphins
market cross
a cross-shaped monument set up in the marketplace of a town where public business is often conducted
market garden
a garden where fruit and vegetables are grown for marketing
market square
a public marketplace where food and merchandise is sold
market town
a (usually small) town where a public market is held at stated times
an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up
large and often sumptuous tent
a town on Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula in northwest Michigan
a city in western Morocco; tourist center
a port city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean
marsh buggy
an amphibious vehicle typically having four-wheel drive and a raised body
marshalling yard
a railway yard in which trains are assembled and goods are loaded
martello tower
a circular masonry fort for coastal defence
an island in the eastern Caribbean in the Windward Islands; administered as an overseas region of France
one of the British colonies that formed the United States
the holy city of Shiite Muslims; located in northeastern Iran
Arabic name for the Middle East
(Islam) a Muslim place of worship
Mason and Dixon's line
the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania; symbolic dividing line between North and South before the American Civil War
Mason City
a town in north central Iowa
structure built of stone or brick by a mason
mass rapid transit
an urban public transit system using underground or elevated trains
a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies
Massachusetts Bay Colony
one of the British colonies that formed the United States
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
an engineering university in Cambridge
massage parlor
a business establishment that offers therapeutic massage
massage parlor
a place where illicit sex is available under the guise of therapeutic massage
a port town in Eritrea on an inlet of the Red Sea
an ancient Egyptian mud-brick tomb with a rectangular base and sloping sides and flat roof
master bedroom
the principal bedroom in a house; usually occupied by the head of the household
the head or top of a mast
mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture
a foundation (usually on soft ground) consisting of an extended layer of reinforced concrete
a city in northeastern Mexico opposite Brownsville near the mouth of the Rio Grande
maternity hospital
a hospital that provides care for women during pregnancy and childbirth and for newborn infants
maternity ward
a hospital ward that provides care for women during pregnancy and childbirth and for newborn infants
an enclosure within which something originates or develops (from the Latin for womb)
a mountain in the Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy (14,780 feet high); noted for its distinctive shape
a large burial chamber, usually above ground
Mausoleum at Halicarnasus
a white marble mausoleum 140 feet high built in 352 BC at Halicarnassus as a memorial to a king; destroyed in 1402
a port city of southern Myanmar on the Gulf of Martaban
the point on a curve where the tangent changes from positive on the left to negative on the right
a department of northwestern France in the Pays de la Loire region
the ship in which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from England to Massachusetts in 1620
a city in northern Afghanistan
a port city in western Mexico on the Pacific Ocean; tourist center
a city in southwestern Tanzania
a town in southeastern Oklahoma
a town in southern Texas on the Rio Grande
McBurney's point
a point one third of the way along a line drawn from the hip to the umbilicus; the point of maximum sensitivity in acute appendicitis
meat house
a small house (on a farm) where meat is stored
meat house
a small house where smoke is used to cure meat or fish
meat safe
a safe for storing meat
a place that attracts many visitors
joint capital (with Riyadh) of Saudi Arabia; located in western Saudi Arabia; as the birthplace of Muhammad it is the holiest city of Islam
a city in Indonesia; located in northeastern Sumatra
city in western Colombia; important coffee center
a town in southwestern Oregon; a summer resort
town in northeastern Massachusetts; residential suburb of Boston
medical center
the part of a city where medical facilities are centered
the ancient quarter of many cities in northern Africa
the surrounding environment
a pipe having a bowl made of meerschaum
memorial consisting of a very large stone forming part of a prehistoric structure (especially in western Europe)
a very large urban complex (usually involving several cities and towns)
the capital of Victoria state and 2nd largest Australian city; a financial and commercial center
a resort town in east central Florida
melting pot
an environment in which many ideas and races are socially assimilated
a structure erected to commemorate persons or events
an ancient city of Egypt on the Nile (south of Cairo)
largest city of Tennessee; located in southwestern Tennessee on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River
a public toilet for men
the facility where wild animals are housed for exhibition
a tall upright megalith; found primarily in England and northern France
mercantile establishment
a place of business for retailing goods
a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,210 feet high)
the capital of the Mexican state of Yucatan
a town in eastern Mississippi
a solid section between two crenels in a crenelated battlement
an ironclad vessel built by the Confederate forces in the hope of breaking the blockade imposed by the North
a city in Arizona just to the east of Phoenix; originally a suburb of Phoenix
Mesa Verde National Park
a national park in Colorado containing prehistoric cliff dwellings; semiarid landscape
Mexico and Central America
the land between the Tigris and Euphrates; site of several ancient civilizations; part of what is now known as Iraq
the atmospheric layer between the stratosphere and the thermosphere
a (large) military dining room where service personnel eat or relax
a port city in northeastern Sicily on the Strait of Messina
(law) a dwelling house and its adjacent buildings and the adjacent land used by the household
meteorological balloon
a small unmanned balloon set aloft to observe atmospheric conditions
meteorological observation post
one of a network of observation posts where meteorological data is recorded
street lined with buildings that were originally private stables but have been remodeled as dwellings
a city in northwestern Mexico near the California border
a city and resort in southeastern Florida on Biscayne Bay; the best known city in Florida; a haven for retirees and a refuge for Cubans fleeing Castro
Miami Beach
a city in southeastern Florida on an island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean; known for fashionable resort hotels
a small brewery; consumption of the product is mainly elsewhere
minute opening in the wall of an ovule through which the pollen tube enters
Mid-Atlantic states
a region of the eastern United States comprising New York and New Jersey and Pennsylvania and Delaware and Maryland
some point in the air; above ground level
Middle East
the area around the eastern Mediterranean; from Turkey to northern Africa and eastward to Iran; the site of such ancient civilizations as Phoenicia and Babylon and Egypt and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity and Islam; had continuous economic and political turmoil in the 20th century
(sports) the middle part of a playing field (as in football or lacrosse)
the southern part of France
a region in southwestern France
the interior part of a country
a town in west central Texas
the location of something surrounded by other things
the middle of a stream
the place at a fair or carnival where sideshows and similar amusements are located
midwestern United States
the north central region of the United States (sometimes called the heartland or the breadbasket of America)
(Islam) a niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the direction of Mecca
the capital of Lombardy in northern Italy; has been an international center of trade and industry since the Middle Ages
military hospital
hospital for soldiers and other military personnel
military installation
any facility servicing military forces
military plane
an aircraft designed and used for combat
military position
a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
military post
military installation at which a body of troops is stationed
military quarters
living quarters for personnel on a military post
military vehicle
vehicle used by the armed forces
milk float
a van (typically powered by electricity) with an open side that is used to deliver milk to houses
milk wagon
wagon for delivering milk
dam to make a millpond to provide power for a water mill
a channel for the water current that turns a millwheel
largest city of Wisconsin; located in southeastern Wisconsin on the western shore of Lake Michigan; a flourishing agricultural center known for its breweries
slender tower with balconies
Minato Ohashi Bridge
cantilever bridge at Osaka, Japan
mine field
a tract of land containing explosive mines
a region in which explosives mines have been placed
ship equipped for laying marine mines
ship equipped to detect and then destroy or neutralize or remove marine mines
small motorcycle with a low frame and small wheels and elevated handlebars
a light bus (4 to 10 passengers)
a minicar used as a taxicab
a car that is even smaller than a subcompact car
the point on a curve where the tangent changes from negative on the left to positive on the right
building where the business of a government ministry is transacted
a small box-shaped passenger van; usually has removable seats; used as a family car
largest city in Minnesota; located in southeastern Minnesota on the Mississippi river; noted for flour mills; one of the Twin Cities
minor axis
the shorter or shortest axis of an ellipse or ellipsoid
any of certain cathedrals and large churches; originally connected to a monastery
a plant where money is coined by authority of the government
a strategic weapon system using a guided missile of intercontinental range; missiles are equipped with nuclear warheads and dispersed in hardened silos
a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control
a university town in western Montana
a port in southwestern Alabama on Mobile Bay
Model T
the first widely available automobile powered by a gasoline engine; mass-produced by Henry Ford from 1908 to 1927
detachable compartment of a spacecraft
Mohave Desert
a desert area in southern California and western Arizona
Mohorovicic discontinuity
the boundary between the Earth's crust and the underlying mantle
a town in northwest Illinois on the Mississippi River
a region of south central Italy
a city in the European part of Russia
a port city in southern Kenya on a coral island in a bay of the Indian Ocean
the capital of Monaco
the residence of a religious community
a vast region in Asia including the Mongolian People's Republic and China's Inner Mongolia
Mongolian People's Republic
a landlocked socialist republic in central Asia
an ironclad vessel built by Federal forces to do battle with the Merrimac
monkey ladder
a light ladder to the monkey bridge on a ship
a vehicle with a single wheel that is driven by pedals
an airplane with a single wing
a town in north central Louisiana
a town of southeast Michigan on Lake Erie
Monte Bianco
the highest mountain peak in the Alps; on the border between France and Italy to the south of Geneva (15,781 feet high)
Monte Carlo
a town and popular resort in the principality of Monaco; famous for its gambling casino
Montego Bay
port and resort city in northwestern Jamaica
a former country bordering on the Adriatic Sea; now part of the Union of Serbia and Montenegro
a town in western California to the south of San Francisco on a peninsula at the southern end of Monterey Bay
an industrial city in northeastern Mexico
the highest point in Paris; famous for its associations with many artists
a city in southern Quebec province on the Saint Lawrence River; the largest city in Quebec and 2nd largest in Canada; the 2nd largest French-speaking city in the world
an important site that is marked and preserved as public property
a burial vault (usually for some famous person)
mooring mast
a tower for mooring airships
Moorish arch
a round arch that widens before rounding off
a motorbike that can be pedaled or driven by a low-powered gasoline engine
a region in the central and eastern part of the Czech Republic; it lies to the east of Bohemia and to the west of the Carpathians
Morgan City
a town in southeast Louisiana to the south of Baton Rouge
a city in northern West Virginia on the Monongahela river near the Pennsylvania border; site of the University of West Virginia
Mormon Tabernacle
the Mormon temple
morning room
a sitting room used during the daylight hours
a city in Argentina, to the west of Buenos Aires
a town in northern New Jersey where the Continental Army spent two winters
(Islam) a Muslim place of worship that usually has a minaret
a city in northern Iraq on the Tigris across from the ruins of Nineveh
a motor hotel
motel room
a sleeping room in a motel
Motor City
the largest city in Michigan and a major Great Lakes port; center of the United States automobile industry; located in southeastern Michigan on the Detroit river across from Windsor
motor scooter
a wheeled vehicle with small wheels and a low-powered gasoline engine geared to the rear wheel
a boat propelled by an internal-combustion engine
an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling
Mount Adams
a mountain peak in southwestern Washington in the Cascade Range (12,307 feet high)
Mount Ararat
the mountain peak that Noah's ark landed on as the waters of the great flood receded
Mount Athos
an autonomous area in northeastern Greece that is the site of several Greek Orthodox monasteries founded in the tenth century
Mount Bartle Frere
the highest mountain peak in Queensland, Australia
Mount Communism
the highest mountain peak in the Pamir Mountains; near the Chinese border in northeastern Tajikistan (24,590 feet high)
Mount Elbert
the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains in central Colorado (14,431 feet high)
Mount Everest
a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal; the highest mountain peak in the world (29,028 feet high)
Mount Godwin Austen
a mountain peak in the Karakoram Range in northern Kashmir; the 2nd highest peak in the world (28,250 feet high)
Mount Hubbard
a mountain peak in southeastern Alaska that is part of the Coast Range (14,950 feet high)
Mount Kanchenjunga
a mountain the Himalayas on the border between Nepal and Tibet (28,208 feet high)
Mount Kilimanjaro
the highest peak in Africa; located in northeastern Tanzania; 19,340 feet high
Mount Logan
a mountain peak in the St. Elias Range in the southwestern Yukon Territory in Canada (19,850 feet high)
Mount McKinley
a mountain in south central Alaska; the highest peak in North America (20,300 feet high)
Mount Olympus
a mountain peak in northeast Greece near the Aegean coast; believed by ancient Greeks to be the dwelling place of the gods (9,570 feet high)
Mount Parnassus
(Greek mythology) a mountain in central Greece where (according to Greek mythology) the Muses lived; known as the mythological home of music and poetry
Mount Rainier
a mountain peak in central Washington; highest peak in the Cascade Range; (14,410 feet high)
Mount Rainier National Park
a national park in Washington having mountain terrain featuring glaciers and alpine lakes and streams and swamps
Mount Rushmore
a mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota; the likenesses of Washington and Jefferson and Lincoln and Roosevelt are carved on it
Mount Rushmore State
a state in north central United States
Mount Shasta
a volcanic mountain peak in the Cascade Range in northern California (14,162 feet high)
Mount Sherman
a peak in the Rocky Mountains in central Colorado (14,036 feet high)
Mount Sinai
a mountain peak in the southern Sinai Peninsula (7,500 feet high); it is believed to be the peak on which Moses received the Ten Commandments
Mount Vernon
the former residence of George Washington in northeastern Virginia overlooking the Potomac river
Mount Whitney
the highest peak in the Sierra Nevada range in California (14,494 feet high)
Mount Wilson
a peak in the San Juan mountains of Colorado (14,246 feet high)
a mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place
mountain pass
the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks
mountain peak
the summit of a mountain
Mountain State
a state in east central United States
mountain tent
a lightweight tent with a floor; flaps close with a zipper
mountain trail
a trail through mountainous country
framework used for support or display
an opening that resembles a mouth (as of a cave or a gorge)
the tube of a pipe or cigarette holder that a smoker holds in the mouth
movable barrier
a barrier that can be moved to allow passage
moving van
a van used for moving home or office furniture
mud flat
a tract of low muddy land near an estuary; covered at high tide and exposed at low tide
a curved piece above the wheel of a bicycle or motorcycle to protect the rider from water or mud thrown up by the wheels
a reed hut in the marshlands of Iraq; rare since the marshes were drained
the capital and largest city of Bavaria in southwestern Germany
a kiln with an inner chamber for firing things at a low temperature
an Arabic word for headquarters or administrative center
multiengine airplane
a plane with two or more engines
a movie theater than has several different auditoriums in the same building
multistage rocket
a rocket having two or more rocket engines (each with its own fuel) that are fired in succession and jettisoned when the fuel is exhausted
a city in western India just off the coast of the Arabian Sea; India's 2nd largest city (after Calcutta); has the only natural deep-water harbor in western India
a town in east central Indiana
an urban district having corporate status and powers of self-government
a port city in northwestern Russia on the Kola Peninsula; the largest city to the north of the Arctic Circle; an important supply line to Russia in World War I and World War II
a Russian principality in the 13th to 16th centuries; Moscow was the capital
a depository for collecting and displaying objects having scientific or historical or artistic value
music hall
a theater in which vaudeville is staged
music school
a school specializing in music
a town in eastern Oklahoma on the Arkansas River
a highest mountain peak in the Kunlun Shan in China; near the Indian border (23,891 feet high)
a city in northern Tanzania on Lake Victoria
an ancient city is southern Greece; center of the Mycenaean civilization during the late Bronze Age
a city in southern India to the southwest of Bangalore
an ancient city in the West Bank to the north of Jerusalem; the home of Jacob in biblical times
a streamlined enclosure for an aircraft engine
a mountain peak in the Andes in Argentina (21,302 feet high)
the point below the observer that is directly opposite the zenith on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected
Nag Hammadi
a town in Upper Egypt
a city in central Honshu to the northwest of Tokyo; site of a Buddhist shrine
a city in southern Japan on Kyushu; a leading port and shipbuilding center; on August 9, 1945 Nagasaki became the second populated area to receive an atomic bomb
an industrial city in southern Honshu
Naha City
the chief city in the Ryukyu Islands
flattened boss on the end of nail opposite to the point
a city in western Kenya; commercial center of an agricultural region
a city in southwestern Russia in a valley of the Caucasus Mountains; an industrial center and health resort
Namib Desert
a desert in Namibia extending along the coast between the high plateau and the Atlantic Ocean
a town in southwestern Idaho
a city in south central Belgium situated on a promontory between the Meuse River and the Sambre River; the site of intense fighting in World War I and World War II
a walled city in southeastern China on the Gan Jiang
an industrial city in southern China
a town in southwestern British Columbia on Vancouver Island to the west of Vancouver
a city in northeastern France in Lorraine
Nanda Devi
a mountain in the Himalayas in northern India (25,660 feet high)
Nanga Parbat
a mountain in the Himalayas in Kashmir (26,660 feet high)
a city in eastern China on the Yangtze River; a former capital of China; the scene of a Japanese massacre in the 1930s
a port city in western France on the Loire estuary
the back side of the neck
a port and tourist center in southwestern Italy; capital of the Campania region
an area that has been taken over and is controlled and corrupted by drug cartels and where law enforcement is effectively nonexistent
a commercial airliner with a single aisle
a vestibule leading to the nave of a church
portico at the west end of an early Christian basilica or church
nasal canthus
the inner corner of the eye
a village in western Northamptonshire
nasotracheal tube
a tube inserted into the trachea through the nose and pharynx; used to deliver oxygen
a port city in northeastern Brazil
pool that provides a facility for swimming
a town in southwest Mississippi on the Mississippi River
National Baseball Hall of Fame
a Hall of Fame and museum in Cooperstown, New York, honoring great baseball players
national capital
the capital city of a nation
national monument
memorial consisting of a structure or natural landmark of historic interest; set aside by national government for preservation and public enjoyment
national park
a tract of land declared by the national government to be public property
a submarine that is propelled by nuclear power
naval installation
military installation servicing naval forces
naval shipyard
a military shipyard
the central area of a church
the center point or middle of something
navy base
base of operations for a naval fleet
a historic town in northern Israel that is mentioned in the Gospels as the home of Joseph and Mary
Negara Brunei Darussalam
a sultanate in northwestern Borneo; became independent of Great Britain in 1984
negative magnetic pole
the pole of a magnet that points toward the south when the magnet is suspended freely
Negeri Sembilan
one of the 13 states that constitute the Federation of Malaysia; located on the western coast of Peninsular Malaysia
Negev Desert
a desert in southern Israel
an area within a city or town that has some distinctive features (especially one forming a community)
a central plateau region of the Arabian Peninsula; formerly an independent sultanate until 1932 when it united with Hejaz to form the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
nerve center
a center that provides information and control
nerve end
the terminal structure of an axon that does not end at a synapse
a cosy or secluded retreat
a kind of gun emplacement
nesting place
a place suitable for nesting
(broadcasting) a communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs
the remote outback of Australia; unpopulated desert country
New Brunswick
a province in southeastern Canada
New Brunswick
a university town in central New Jersey
New Delhi
a city in north central India
New England
a region of northeastern United States comprising Maine and New Hampshire and Vermont and Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Connecticut
New Forest
an area of woods and heathland in southern Hampshire that was set aside by William I as Crown property in 1079; originally a royal hunting ground but now administered as parkland; noted for its ponies
New Hampshire
one of the British colonies that formed the United States
New Haven
a city in southwestern Connecticut; site of Yale University
New Jersey
one of the British colonies that formed the United States
New London
a town in southeastern Connecticut near Long Island Sound; an important whaling center in the 19th century
New Netherland
a Dutch colony in North America along the Hudson and lower Delaware rivers although the colony centered in New Amsterdam; annexed by the English in 1664
New Orleans
a port and largest city in Louisiana; located in southeastern Louisiana near the mouth of the Mississippi river; a major center for offshore drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico; jazz originated here among black musicians in the late 19th century; Mardi Gras is celebrated here each year
New River Gorge Bridge
a steel arch bridge across New River at Fayetteville, West Virginia
New South Wales
an Australian state in southeastern Australia
new town
a planned urban community created in a rural or undeveloped area and designed to be self-sufficient with its own housing and education and commerce and recreation
New World
the hemisphere that includes North America and South America
New York
one of the British colonies that formed the United States
New York State
a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
New York State Barge Canal
a system of canals crossing New York State and connecting the Great Lakes with the Hudson River and Lake Champlain
New York Stock Exchange
a stock exchange in New York
New Zealand
an independent country within the British Commonwealth; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1907; known for sheep and spectacular scenery
the largest city in New Jersey; located in northeastern New Jersey
a town on the Hudson River in New York; in 1782 and 1783 it was George Washington's headquarters
a port city in northeastern England on the River Tyne; a center for coal exports (giving rise to the expression `carry coals to Newcastle' meaning to do something unnecessary)
Newfoundland and Labrador
a Canadian province on the island of Newfoundland and on the mainland along the coast of the Labrador Sea; became Canada's 10th province in 1949
a former prison in London notorious for its unsanitary conditions and burnt down in riots in 1780; a new prison was built on the same spot but was torn down in 1902
a port city in southeastern Wales
a resort city in southeastern Rhode Island; known for the summer homes of millionaires; important yachting center
Newport News
a port city in southeastern Virginia at the mouth of the James River off Hampton Roads; large shipyards
a reading room (in a library or club) where newspapers and other periodicals can be read
an office in which news is processed by a newspaper or news agency or television or radio station
a stall where newspapers and other periodicals are sold
Niagara Falls
a city in western New York State at the falls of the Niagara river; tourist attraction and honeymoon resort
the writing point of a pen
an ancient city in Bithynia; founded in the 4th century BC and flourished under the Romans; the Nicene Creed was adopted there in 325
a city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean; the leading resort on the French Riviera
an enclosure that is set back or indented
(British slang) a prison
an industrial city in the eastern Netherlands
an ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris across from the modern city of Mosul in the northern part of what is now known as Iraq
a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
Nizhnyi Novgorod
an industrial city in the European part of Russia; birthplace of Maksim Gorky
no man's land
an unoccupied area between the front lines of opposing armies
no-go area
an area that is dangerous or impossible to enter or to which entry is forbidden
no-parking zone
a space where automobiles are not allowed to park
Nob Hill
a fashionable neighborhood in San Francisco
(astronomy) a point where an orbit crosses a plane
(physics) the point of minimum displacement in a periodic system
nodes of Ranvier
small gaps in the myelin sheath of medullated axons
a town in northern Mexico on the border of Arizona
a town in Arizona on the Mexican border opposite Nogales, Mexico
rough brick masonry used to fill in the gaps in a wooden frame
the center point on a shield
a town in western Alaska on the southern coast of the Seward Peninsula; an important center of an Alaskan gold rush at the beginning of the 20th century
a passenger car for passengers who want to avoid tobacco smoke
a sheltered and secluded place
a region in northeastern France
port city located in southeastern Virginia on the Elizabeth River at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay; headquarters of the Atlantic fleet of the United States Navy
Norfolk wherry
sailing barge used especially in East Anglia
a former province of northwestern France on the English channel; divided into Haute-Normandie and Basse-Normandie
a location in the northern part of a country, region, or city
the region of the United States lying to the north of the Mason-Dixon line
North Africa
an area of northern Africa between the Sahara and the Mediterranean Sea
North American country
any country on the North American continent
North Borneo
one of the 13 states that constitute the Federation of Malaysia; located on the northern portion of the island of Borneo
North Carolina
one of the British colonies that formed the United States
North Cascades National Park
a national park in Washington that is an alpine wilderness area featuring gold rush and logging campsites
north celestial pole
the celestial pole above the northern hemisphere; near Polaris
North Frigid Zone
the regions to the north of the Arctic Circle centered on the North Pole
North Peak
19,370 feet high
North Platte
a town in west central Nebraska on the Platte River
North Pole
the northernmost point of the Earth's axis
north side
the side that is on the north
North Star State
a midwestern state
North Temperate Zone
Temperate Zone between the Arctic Circle and the Tropic of Cancer
North Vietnam
a former country in southeastern Asia that existed from 1954 (after the defeat of the French at Dien Bien Phu) until 1975 when South Vietnam collapsed at the end of the Vietnam War
North Yorkshire
a county in northern England
north-seeking pole
the pole of a magnet that points toward the north when the magnet is suspended freely
north-south direction
in a direction parallel with lines of longitude
the principal city of Northamptonshire
a county is central England
a location in the northeastern part of a country, region, or city
northeastern United States
the northeastern region of the United States
northern Europe
the northernmost countries of Europe
northern hemisphere
the hemisphere that is to the north of the equator
Northern Ireland
a division of the United Kingdom located on the northern part of the island of Ireland
Northern Mariana Islands
a self-governing territory comprising all of the Mariana Islands except Guam
Northern Territory
a territory in north central Australia
any region lying in or toward the north
the northernmost county of England; has many Roman remains (including Hadrian's Wall)
an Anglo-Saxon kingdom in northern England until 876
a location in the northwestern part of a country, region, or city
Northwest Passage
a water route between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean along the northern coast of North America; Europeans since the 16th century had searched for a short route to the Far East before it was successfully traversed by Roald Amundsen (1903-1906)
Northwest Territories
a large territory in northwestern Canada; part is now Nunavut
northwestern United States
the northwestern region of the United States
capital of Mauritania; located in western Mauritania near the Atlantic coast
Nova Lisboa
a city in the mountains in western Angola
Nova Scotia
the Canadian province in the Maritimes consisting of the Nova Scotia peninsula and Cape Breton Island; French settlers who called the area Acadia were exiled to Louisiana by the British in the 1750s and their descendants are know as Cajuns
a city in northwestern Russia on the Volkhov River; Russia's oldest city and an important trading center in the Middle Ages
a city in the Asian part of Russia on the Ob river; largest city in Siberia
an ancient region of northeastern Africa (southern Egypt and northern Sudan) on the Nile; much of Nubia is now under Lake Nasser
Nubian Desert
an arid sandstone plateau in northeastern Sudan between the Nile and the Red Sea
nuclear-powered ship
ship whose motive power comes from the energy of a nuclear reactor
the positively charged dense center of an atom
(astronomy) the center of the head of a comet; consists of small solid particles of ice and frozen gas that vaporizes on approaching the sun to form the coma and tail
an ancient kingdom (later a Roman province) in North Africa in an area corresponding roughly to present-day Algeria
an Arctic territory in northern Canada created in 1999 and governed solely by the Inuit; includes the eastern part of what was the Northwest Territories and most of the islands of the Arctic Archipelago
the convent of a community of nuns
a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal (25,726 feet high)
a city in southeastern Germany; site of Allied trials of Nazi war criminals (1945-46)
city in Sudan
a city in western California on San Francisco Bay opposite San Francisco; primarily and industrial urban center
a fertile tract in a desert (where the water table approaches the surface)
a kiln for drying hops
oast house
a building containing an oast (a kiln for drying hops); usually has a conical or pyramidal roof
Oaxaca de Juarez
a city of southeastern Mexico
a stone pillar having a rectangular cross section tapering towards a pyramidal top
oblique angle
an angle that is not a right angle or a multiple of a right angle
observation dome
lookout consisting of a dome-shaped observatory
observation station
a station set up for making observations of something
a building designed and equipped to observe astronomical phenomena
observer's meridian
a meridian that passes through the observer's zenith
an obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented)
obtuse angle
an angle between 90 and 180 degrees
the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America
a port city of south central Ukraine on an arm of the Black Sea
a city in western Texas
oeil de boeuf
a circular or oval window; 17th or 18th century French architecture
low-budget theaters located outside the Broadway area in Manhattan
office block
a building containing offices where work is done
officer's mess
a mess for the exclusive use of officers
structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly
a town in northern Utah settled by Mormons
Ohio State University
a university in Columbus, Ohio
oil burner
a furnace that burns oil
oil pipeline
a pipeline used to transport oil
oil refinery
a refinery for petroleum
oil tanker
a cargo ship designed to carry crude oil in bulk
oil-water interface
an interface forming the boundary between the non-miscible liquids oil and water
a region rich in petroleum deposits (especially one with producing oil wells)
Ojos del Salado
a mountain in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (22,572 feet high)
old country
the country of origin of an immigrant
Old Dominion State
a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
Old Ironsides
a United States 44-gun frigate that was one of the first three naval ships built by the United States; it won brilliant victories over British frigates during the War of 1812 and is without doubt the most famous ship in the history of the United States Navy; it has been rebuilt and is anchored in the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston
Old Line State
a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
Old North State
a state in southeastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies
Old South
the South of the United States before the American Civil War
Old World
the regions of the world that were known to Europeans before the discovery of the Americas
Olympic National Park
a national park in Washington having rain forests of giant evergreens
largest city in Nebraska; located in eastern Nebraska on the Missouri river; a major transportation center of the Midwest
a city of Sudan; located in the central Sudan on the White Nile opposite Khartoum
a city of east central Honshu; a suburb of Tokyo
a city in the Asian part of Russia
one-way street
a street on which vehicular traffic is allowed to move in only one direction
a prosperous and industrialized province in central Canada
where the air is unconfined
open-hearth furnace
a furnace for making steel in which the steel is placed on a shallow hearth and flames of burning gas and hot air play over it
a building where musical dramas are performed
opium den
a building where opium is sold and used
port city in northwest Portugal; noted for port wine
optic axis
in a doubly refracting crystal, the line in the direction of which no double refraction occurs
optic axis
a line that passes through the center of curvature of a lens so that light is neither reflected nor refracted
a room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations
a shrine where an oracular god is consulted
Oracle of Apollo
(Greek mythology) the oracle at Delphi where a priestess supposedly delivered messages from Apollo to those who sought advice; the messages were usually obscure or ambiguous
a port city in northwestern Algeria and the country's 2nd largest city
Orange Free State
a province in central South Africa that was colonized by the Boers; named Free State in 1997
orange grove
grove of orange trees
a place where oranges are grown; a plantation of orange trees in warm climes or a greenhouse in cooler areas
seating on the main floor in a theater
orchestra pit
lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers
an early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel
ore bed
a stratum of ore
organ loft
a gallery occupied by a church organ
a projecting bay window corbeled or cantilevered out from a wall
state in eastern India on the Bay of Bengal
a city of east central Mexico (west of Veracruz); a popular resort
a city in central Florida; site of Walt Disney World
a former province of north central France; centered around Orleans
a city on the Loire river in north central France; site of the siege of Orleans by the English (1428-1429)
a southeastern suburb of Paris; site of an international airport serving Paris
heavier-than-air craft that is propelled by the flapping of wings
a university town in east central Maine on the Penobscot River to the north of Bangor
orphan site
a toxic waste area where the polluter could not be identified or the polluter refused to take action or pay for the cleanup
a public institution for the care of orphans
a richly embroidered edging on an ecclesiastical vestment
a city on the western side of Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran
port city on southern Honshu on Osaka Bay; a commercial and industrial center of Japan
a city in southeastern Brazil; suburb of Sao Paulo
an industrial city in northwestern Czech Republic in the Moravian lowlands; located in the coal mining area of Silesia
OTC market
a stock exchange where securities transactions are made via telephone and computer rather than on the floor of an exchange
a town in southeast Iowa
a dungeon with the only entrance or exit being a trap door in the ceiling
a city in northeastern Morocco near the Algerian border
the bush country of the interior of Australia
a motorboat with an outboard motor
a building that is subordinate to and separate from a main building
outer space
any location outside the Earth's atmosphere
the area of a baseball playing field beyond the lines connecting the bases
a shop that provides equipment for some specific purpose
a subsidiary port built in deeper water than the original port (but usually farther from the center of trade)
a military post stationed at a distance from the main body of troops
a station in a remote or sparsely populated location
outrigger canoe
a seagoing canoe (as in South Pacific) with an outrigger to prevent it from upsetting
outlying areas (as of a city or town)
the outer sole of a shoe or boot that is the bottom of the shoe and makes contact with the ground
subsidiary defensive structure lying outside the main fortified area
Oval Office
the office of the President of the United States in the White House
projection that extends beyond or hangs over something else
a high place affording a good view
overthrust fault
a geological fault in which the upper side appears to have been pushed upward by compression
a city in northwestern Spain near the Cantabrian Mountains
a town in northwestern Kentucky on the Ohio River; a tobacco market
a wooden framework bent in the shape of a U; its upper ends are attached to the horizontal yoke and the loop goes around the neck of an ox
general term for an ancient and prestigious and privileged university (especially Oxford University or Cambridge University)
a cart that is drawn by an ox
an oval or round dormer window
a city in southern England to the northwest of London; site of Oxford University
a university town in northern Mississippi; home of William Faulkner
Oxford University
a university in England
oyster bank
a workplace where oysters are bred and grown
ozone hole
an area of the ozone layer (near the poles) that is seasonally depleted of ozone
ozone layer
a layer in the stratosphere (at approximately 20 miles) that contains a concentration of ozone sufficient to block most ultraviolet radiation from the sun
pace car
a high-performance car that leads a parade of competing cars through the pace lap and then pulls off the course
Pacific Northwest
a region of the northwestern United States usually including Washington and Oregon and sometimes southwestern British Columbia
Pacinian corpuscle
a specialized bulblike nerve ending located in the subcutaneous tissue of the skin; occurs abundantly in the skin of palms and soles and joints and genitals
packing box
a small chamber in which packing is compressed around a reciprocating shaft or piston to form a seal
packing plant
a plant where livestock are slaughtered and processed and packed as meat products
a building where foodstuffs are processed and packed
paddle steamer
a steam vessel propelled by paddle wheels
pen where racehorses are saddled and paraded before a race
an irrigated or flooded field where rice is grown
a town in western Kentucky on the Ohio River
an Asian temple; usually a pyramidal tower with an upward curving roof
sultanate and one of the 13 states that constitute the Federation of Malaysia
Painted Desert
a desert on a high plateau in northeastern Arizona
official residence of an exalted person (as a sovereign)
a large ornate exhibition hall
Palace of Versailles
a palace built in the 17th century for Louis XIV southwest of Paris near the city of Versailles
a public place in ancient Greece or Rome devoted to the training of wrestlers and other athletes
a closed litter carried on the shoulders of four bearers
the upper surface of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavities
a territory under the jurisdiction of a count palatine
a territory in southwestern Germany formerly ruled by the counts palatine
the capital of Sicily; located in northwestern Sicily; an important port for 3000 years
a former British mandate on the east coast of the Mediterranean; divided between Jordan and Israel in 1948
a fence made of upright pickets
fortification consisting of a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground
Pall Mall
a fashionable street in London noted for its many private clubs
Palm Beach
a resort town in southeast Florida on an island on the Atlantic coast
Palmetto State
a state in the Deep South; one of the original 13 colonies
Palo Alto
a university town in California
the vast grassy plains of northern Argentina
Panama Canal
a ship canal 40 miles long across the Isthmus of Panama built by the United States (1904-1914)
Panama Canal Zone
a zone consisting of a strip of land across the Isthmus of Panama that contains the Panama Canal
Panama City
a resort and fishing town on the Gulf of Mexico in northwest Florida
Panamanian capital
the capital and largest city of Panama
panda car
a police cruiser
panel heating
heating system consisting of wall or floor or baseboard or ceiling panels containing electric conductors or heating pipes
Pango Pango
a port in American Samoa
a relatively narrow strip of land projecting from some larger area
set of small hoops used to add fullness over the hips
a circular prison with cells distributed around a central surveillance station; proposed by Jeremy Bentham in 1791
an area where everything is visible
a large moving van (especially one used for moving furniture)
(antiquity) a temple to all the gods
a monument commemorating a nation's dead heroes
an armored vehicle or tank
Papal States
the temporal dominions belonging to the pope (especially in central Italy)
the capital of French Polynesia on the northwestern coast of Tahiti
paper mill
a mill where paper is manufactured
paper round
the route taken when delivering newspapers every day
the southeastern part of Papua New Guinea
parade ground
an area for holding parades
a low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony
an extended area of land
(anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure
a town in northeastern Texas
the local subdivision of a diocese committed to one pastor
Park Avenue
a fashionable residential street in New York City
a large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property
a city in northwestern West Virginia on the Ohio river
space in which vehicles can be parked
parking space
a space where an automobile can be parked
reception room in an inn or club where visitors can be received
seating on the main floor between the orchestra and the parquet circle
parquet circle
seating at the rear of the main floor (beneath the balconies)
an official residence provided by a church for its parson or vicar or rector
a line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions
the extended spatial location of something
an ornamental flower garden; beds and paths are arranged to form a pattern
the main temple of the goddess Athena; built on the acropolis in Athens more than 400 years B.C.; example of Doric architecture
an ancient kingdom in Asia to the southeast of the Caspian Sea; it dominated southwestern Asia from about 250 BC to AD 226
particle detector
a chamber in which particles can be made visible
the local environment
party wall
a wall erected on the line between two properties and shared by both owners
a courtyard or portico in front of a building (especially a cathedral)
a city in southwestern California to the east of Los Angeles
a path set aside for walking
a way through or along which someone or something may pass
a passage between rooms or between buildings
a mounting for a picture using gummed tape
passenger ship
a ship built to carry passengers
passenger train
a train that carries passengers
passenger van
a van that carries passengers
pastry cart
a serving cart for displaying pastry desserts to restaurant patrons
region in southern South America between the Andes and the South Atlantic
Patagonian Desert
a semiarid region in southern South America
a city in Veneto
a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
telephone central where circuits are completed with patchcords
a city of northeastern New Jersey
a way especially designed for a particular use
usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence
a bakery specializing in French pastry
a port city in western Greece in the northwestern Peloponnese on an inlet of the Ionian Sea; was a major trade center from the 5th century BC to the 3rd century BC; commercial importance revived during the Middle Ages
the jurisdiction of a patriarch
patrol boat
a vessel assigned to patrol an area
a setting with precious stones so closely set that no metal shows
walk consisting of a paved area for pedestrians; usually beside a street or roadway
Pays de la Loire
an agricultural region of western France on the Bay of Biscay
pea shooter
a straight narrow tube through which pellets (as dried peas) can be blown at a target
Peace Garden State
a state of north central United States bordering on Canada
peach orchard
a grove of peach trees
pearl fishery
a fishery where they fish for pearl oysters
Pearl Harbor
a harbor on Oahu to the west of Honolulu; location of a United States naval base that was attacked by the Japanese on 7 Dec 1941
pedestrian crossing
street crossing where pedestrians have right of way; often marked in some way (especially with diagonal stripes)
a triangular gable between a horizontal entablature and a sloping roof
pelican crossing
an acronym for pedestrian light control; a pedestrian crossing with traffic lights that are controlled by pedestrians
Pelican State
a state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
an enclosure for confining livestock
a correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes
a portable enclosure in which babies may be left to play
penal colony
a penal institution where prisoners are exiled (often located on an island from which escape is difficult or impossible)
penal facility
an institution where persons are confined for punishment and to protect the public
the second smallest Malaysian state; located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia
the innermost parts
Peninsular Malaysia
the region of Malaysia on the Malay Peninsula; shares a land border with Thailand to the north
one of the British colonies that formed the United States
penny arcade
an arcade with coin-operated devices for entertainment
a town in extreme northwest Florida
conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate
a government building with five sides that serves as the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense
an apartment located on the top floors of a building
People's Republic of Bangladesh
a Muslim republic in southern Asia bordered by India to the north and west and east and the Bay of Bengal to the south; formerly part of India and then part of Pakistan; it achieved independence in 1971
People's Republic of China
a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
a city in central Illinois on the Illinois River
sultanate and one of the 13 states that constitute the Federation of Malaysia
an elevated place serving as a seat
a hole made in something
an establishment where perfumes are made
store where perfumes are sold
an ancient Greek city located in the western part of what is now modern Turkey; the technique of preparing sheepskins as parchment was developed here
(astronomy) the point in an orbit closest to the body being orbited
periapsis in Earth orbit; the point in its orbit where a satellite is nearest to the Earth
an angle of 360 degrees
periapsis in solar orbit; the point in the orbit of a planet or comet where it is nearest to the sun
periapsis in orbit around Jupiter
periapsis in orbit around the moon
a colonnade surrounding a building or enclosing a court
the smallest Malaysian state; located at the northern part of the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia
a port city of northeastern Brazil on the Atlantic
an ancient city that was the capital of the ancient Persian Empire; now in ruins
Persian Empire
an empire in southern Asia created by Cyrus the Great in the 6th century BC and destroyed by Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC
personnel carrier
a military vehicle (usually armored) for transporting military personnel and their equipment
the state capital of Western Australia
city in northern Pakistan at the eastern end of the Khyber Pass
a breeding ground for epidemic disease
pet shop
a shop where pet animals can be purchased
a town in southeastern Virginia (south of Richmond); scene of heavy fighting during the American Civil War
Petrified Forest National Park
a national park in Arizona having the world's largest collection of petrified coniferous trees
Petronas Towers
twin skyscrapers built in Kuala Lumpur in 1997; 1482 feet high
large open car seating four with folding top
a city in ancient Macedonia that was important in early Christianity
an ancient city in southern Bulgaria; commercial center of an agricultural region
an ancient region on the coast of southwestern Palestine that was strategically located on a trade route between Syria and Egypt; important in biblical times
an ancient maritime country (a collection of city states) at eastern end of the Mediterranean
the intensely luminous surface of a star (especially the sun)
an establishment for study and learning (sometimes including modern universities)
an ancient country in western and central Asia Minor
physics lab
a laboratory for research in physics
a public square with room for pedestrians
a region of northern France on the English Channel
a vehicle performing sentinel duty
picket boat
a boat serving as a picket
picket ship
a ship serving as a picket
a light truck with an open body and low sides and a tailboard
picnic area
a tract of land set aside for picnicking
picture frame
a framework in which a picture is mounted
picture window
a large window with a single pane (usually overlooking a view)
lodging for occasional or secondary use
the plateau between the coastal plain and the Appalachian Mountains: parts of Virginia and North and South Carolina and Georgia and Alabama
the region of northwestern Italy; includes the Po valley
pier arch
an arch supported on piers
Pierre Laporte Bridge
a suspension bridge across the Saint Lawrence River at Quebec
pig farm
a farm where pigs are raised or kept
a pen for swine
a sharp point (as on the end of a spear)
Pike's Peak
a mountain peak in the Rockies in central Colorado (14,109 feet high)
pillar box
a red pillar-shaped letter box
a small enclosed gun emplacement (usually of fortified concrete)
pilot balloon
meteorological balloon used to observe air currents
pilot boat
a boat to carry pilots to and from large ships
pilot engine
a locomotive that precedes a train to check the track
an enclosed compartment from which a vessel can be navigated
a town in Czech Republic where Pilsner beer originated
a racetrack for thoroughbred racing; site of the Preakness
cylindrical tumblers consisting of two parts that are held in place by springs; when they are aligned with a key the bolt can be thrown
Pine Bluff
a town in southeast central Arkansas on the Arkansas River
Pine Tree State
a state in New England
a pen where stray animals are confined
the head of a pin
(architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower
a lofty peak
the sharp point of a pin
a city of southwestern Belarus
a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.
pipe rack
a rack for holding a smoker's pipes
a tube with a small bowl at one end; used for smoking tobacco
a ship that is manned by pirates
a city in Tuscany; site of the famous Leaning Tower
Pisces the Fishes
the twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20
a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,241 feet high)
a ski run densely packed with snow
a flat rectangular area for fencing bouts
(auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled
(commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on
an enclosure in which animals are made to fight
a vendor's position (especially on the sidewalk)
a sports field with predetermined dimensions for playing soccer
the entrance to a coal mine
a wooden prop used to support the roof of a mine
a city in southwestern Pennsylvania where the confluence of the Allegheny River and Monongahela River forms the Ohio River; long an important urban industrial area; site of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh of the South
the largest city in Alabama; located in northeastern Alabama
a town in western Massachusetts
pivoting window
a window that opens by pivoting either horizontally or vertically
pizza parlor
a shop where pizzas are made and sold
a general vicinity
the particular portion of space occupied by something
any area set aside for a particular purpose
a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)
a point located with respect to surface features of some region
plane angle
an angle formed by two straight lines (in the same plane)
a building housing an instrument for projecting the positions of the planets onto a domed ceiling
planned community
a residential district that is planned for a certain class of residents
a city in northeastern Texas (suburb of Dallas)
plastic laminate
a laminate made by bonding plastic layers
a former town in Boeotia; site of a battle between the Greeks and Persians in 479 BC
plate rack
a rack for holding plates to dry after they have been washed
any military structure or vehicle bearing weapons
Platt National Park
a national park in Oklahoma having mineral springs
yard consisting of an outdoor area for children's play
an area where many people go for recreation
a pleasant and secluded part of a garden; usually attached to a mansion
an enclosed space in which the air pressure is higher than outside
pleural space
the small potential space between the parietal and visceral layers of the pleura
Plimsoll line
waterlines to show the level the water should reach when the ship is properly loaded
blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
utility consisting of the pipes and fixtures for the distribution of water or gas in a building and for the disposal of sewage
a laminate made of thin layers of wood
a town in Massachusetts founded by Pilgrims in 1620
PO box number
the number of a letter box at the post office where mail is collected
Pobedy Peak
a mountain peak in the Tien Shan mountains in northern India (24,406 feet high)
a university town in southeastern Idaho
(bowling) the space between the headpin and the pins behind it on the right or left
an opening at the corner or on the side of a billiard table into which billiard balls are struck
pocket battleship
a small battleship built to conform with treaty limitations on tonnage and armament (from 1925 to 1930)
an enclosed space
sharp end
the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
point of entry
a port in the United States where customs officials are stationed to oversee the entry and exit of people and merchandise
point source
a concentrated source (especially of radiation or pollution) that is spatially constricted
pointed arch
an arch with a pointed apex; characteristic of Gothic architecture
a low-lying region of west central France on the Bay of Biscay
polar circle
a line of latitude at the north or south poles
one of two antipodal points where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects the Earth's surface
pole position
the most favorable position at the start of a race
police boat
a boat used by harbor police
police headquarters
a station that serves as headquarters for police in a particular district; serves as a place from which policemen are dispatched and to which arrested persons are brought
police precinct
a precinct in which law enforcement is the responsibility of particular police force
the part of the head between the ears
polling booth
a temporary booth in a polling place which people enter to cast their votes
polling place
a place where voters go to cast their votes in an election
the place where people vote
polyhedral angle
the space enclosed by three or more planes that intersect in a vertex
ancient city to the southeast of Naples that was buried by a volcanic eruption from Vesuvius
Ponte 25 de Abril
a suspension bridge across the Tagus River at Lisbon
(nautical) a floating structure (as a flat-bottomed boat) that serves as a dock or to support a bridge
an ancient region of northern Asia Minor on the Black Sea; it reached its height under Mithridates VI but was later incorporated into the Roman Empire
something resembling a pool of liquid
a room with pool tables where pool is played
an establishment maintained at public expense in order to provide housing for the poor and homeless
pop tent
a small tent that is easy to carry and quick to set up
Poplar Bluff
a town in southeast Missouri
populated area
a geographical area constituting a city or town
a structure attached to the exterior of a building often forming a covered entrance
any tiny hole admitting passage of a liquid (fluid or gas)
a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor can pass
a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
Port Arthur
a major port city in northeastern China on the Liaodong Peninsula; now a part of Luda
Port Louis
capital and chief port of Mauritius; located on the northwestern coast of the island
port of call
any port where a ship stops except its home port
Port Sudan
port city in Sudan on the Red Sea
overland track between navigable waterways
a grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically)
gate consisting of an iron or wooden grating that hangs in the entry to a castle or fortified town; can be lowered to prevent passage
a carriage entrance passing through a building to an enclosed courtyard
a window in a ship or airplane
a porch or entrance to a building consisting of a covered and often columned area
freshwater port and largest city in Oregon; located in northwestern Oregon on the Willamette River which divides the city into east and west sections; renowned for its beautiful natural setting among the mountains
largest city in Maine in the southwestern corner of the state
a port town in southeastern New Hampshire on the Atlantic Ocean
a port city in southeastern Virginia on the Elizabeth River opposite Norfolk; naval base; shipyards
a port city in southern England on the English Channel; Britain's major naval base
Portuguese Republic
a republic in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; Portuguese explorers and colonists in the 15th and 16th centuries created a vast overseas empire (including Brazil)
the appropriate or customary location
a territory that is controlled by a ruling state
post and lintel
a structure consisting of vertical beams (posts) supporting a horizontal beam (lintel)
post chaise
closed horse-drawn carriage with four wheels; formerly used to transport passengers and mail
post house
an inn for exchanging post horses and accommodating riders
post road
a road over which mail is carried
the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
Post-Office box
a numbered compartment in a post office where mail is put to be called for
a small gate in the rear of a fort or castle
pot farm
a plot of ground where marijuana is grown and harvested (often hidden in a national forest)
term sometimes used to refer to Washington, D.C.
a city in northeastern Germany; site of the Potsdam Conference in the summer of 1945
potter's field
a cemetery for unknown or indigent people
a workshop where clayware is made
POW camp
a camp for prisoners of war
power plant
an electrical generating station
power pylon
a large vertical steel tower supporting high-tension power lines
practice range
a place for practicing golf shots
the tent of an ancient Roman general
a treeless grassy plain
a district of a city or town marked out for administrative purposes
a prefabricated structure
the district administered by a prefect (as in France or Japan or the Roman Empire)
land and the buildings on it
building reserved for the officiating clergy
a town in central Arizona
presence chamber
room in which a monarch or other great person receives guests, assemblies, etc.
a reservation where animals are protected
a fortress established in the southwestern United States by the Spanish in order to protect their missions and other holdings
press box
box reserved for reporters (as at a sports event)
press gallery
an area (sometimes in a balcony) set aside for reporters (especially in a legislative hall)
pressure cabin
cabin consisting of the pressurized section of an aircraft or spacecraft
pressure point
any of several points on the body where the pulse can be felt and where pressure on an underlying artery will control bleeding from that artery at a more distal point
a former kingdom in north-central Europe including present-day northern Germany and northern Poland
pride of place
the first or highest or most important or most ostentatious place
prime meridian
meridian at zero degree longitude from which east and west are reckoned (usually the Greenwich longitude in England)
Prince Edward Island
an island in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence; the smallest province of Canada
territory ruled by a prince
a university town in central New Jersey
Princeton University
a university in New Jersey
Principality of Andorra
a small republic in the eastern Pyrenees between Spain and France
Principality of Liechtenstein
a small landlocked principality (constitutional monarchy) in central Europe located in the Alps between Austria and Switzerland
Principality of Monaco
a constitutional monarchy in a tiny enclave on the French Riviera
print shop
a workplace where printing is done
religious residence in a monastery governed by a prior or a convent governed by a prioress
prison camp
a camp for trustworthy prisoners employed in government projects
a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment
a privately owned warship commissioned to prey on the commercial shipping or warships of an enemy nation
privet hedge
hedge of privet plants
an outline of something (especially a human face as seen from one side)
any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine
any structure that branches out from a central support
Promised Land
an ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism
prompt box
a booth projecting above the floor in the front of a stage where the prompter sits; opens toward the performers on stage
a pointed projection
a support placed beneath or against something to keep it from shaking or falling
propeller plane
an airplane that is driven by a propeller
property line
the boundary line between two pieces of property
an airplane with an external propeller that is driven by a turbojet engine
balance among the parts of something
special nerve endings in the muscles and tendons and other organs that respond to stimuli regarding the position and movement of the body
proscenium arch
the arch over the opening in the proscenium wall
the wall that separates the stage from the auditorium in a modern theater
a former province of southeastern France; now administered with Cote d'Azur
the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
provincial capital
the capital city of a province
proving ground
a workplace for testing new equipment or ideas
a city in north central Utah settled by Mormons
the region close around a person or thing
PT boat
a small fast unarmored and lightly armed torpedo boat; P(atrol) T(orpedo) boat
public square
an open area at the meeting of two or more streets
public transit
a public transportation system for moving passengers
public transport
conveyance for passengers or mail or freight
public works
structures (such as highways or schools or bridges or docks) constructed at government expense for public use