Glossary

A

Words beginning with the letter A. USA UK Account Bill/Account Aisle Gangway Antenna Aerial (TV/Radio) Apartment/Unit Flat Apartment Hotel Service flats Apartment House Block of flats

B

Words beginning with the letter B. USA UK Baby bed/crib Cot/Crib Baby carriage Pram Back-up lights Reversing lights Baggage room Left luggage office Balcony (theater) Gallery Barette Hairslide Baseboard Skirting board Bathe (v.) Bath Bathrobe Dressing gown Bathtub Bath Bell pepper Green pepper Bill Bank note Billfold Wallet Broil Grill Bureau Chest of drawers Business […]

C

Words beginning with the letter C. USA UK Call/phone ring up/phone Call collect Reverse charges Can Tin Candy Sweets/Chocolate Candy store Sweet shop/confectioner Caravan Convoy Carnival Fair (funfair) Change purse Purse Charged (good bought) Put down/entered Check (restaurant) Bill Checkers Draughts Check room Cloakroom Cheese cloth Butter muslin Chicory Endive Chips (potato) Crisps City/municipal government […]

D

Words beginning with the letter D. USA UK Davenport/couch Sofa Dead-end Cul-de-sac Deck (cards) Pack Delivery truck Van Denatured alcohol Methylated spirits Derby Bowler/hard hat Desk clerk Receptionist Dessert Pudding/dessert Detour Diversion Diaper Nappy Dishes, do the Wash-up Divided highway Dual carriageway Down town Centre (city/business) Draft Conscription Drapes Curtains Dresser Chest of drawers Druggist […]

E

Words beginning with the letter E. USA UK Editorial Leader Eggplant Aubergine Electric cord/wire Flex Elevator Lift Endive Chicory Eraser Rubber Eyeball Visually position

F

Words beginning with the letter F. USA UK Faculty Staff Fall Autumn Faucet Tap Fender Wing/mudguard First balcony Upper circle First floor Ground floor Flashlight Torch Floor walker Shop walker Freeway/Super highway Motorway Freight truck Goods truck French fries Chips Freshman (at university) 1st year undergraduate Front desk (hotel) Reception

G

Words beginning with the letter G. USA UK Garbage/Trash Rubbish Garbage can/Trash can Dustbin/bin Garter belt Suspender belt Gas Petrol Gas station Filling station Gear shift Gear lever Generator Dynamo German shepherd/Police dog Alsatian Goose bumps Goose pimples Grade Class/Form Grade crossing Level crossing Green thumb Green fingers Ground wire Earth wire

H

Words beginning with the letter H. USA UK Hamburger bun Bap Hamburger meat Mince Hat check girl Cloakroom attendant Hood (car) Bonnet Hope chest Bottom drawer Hotdog bun Bridge roll Hutch Welsh dresser

I

Words beginning with the letter I. USA UK Incorporated Limited Information/directory assistance Directory enquiries Intermission Interval

J

Words beginning with the letter J. USA UK Janitor Caretaker/Porter Jelly roll Swiss roll Jump rope Skipping rope Junior 3rd year (school)

K

Words beginning with the letter K. USA UK Kerosene Paraffin Knock up Make pregnant

M

Words beginning with the letter M. USA UK Mail Post Mail box Pillar box Mailman Postman Make reservation Book Meat grinder Mincer Median strip/Divider Central reservation Mezzanine Dress circle Molasses Black treacle Monkey wrench Spanner Movie Film Movie house/theater Cinema Muffler Silencer Mutual fund Unit trust

L

Words beginning with the letter K. USA UK Lawyer/Attorney Solicitor Lease/Rent Let Legal holiday Bank holiday License plate Number plate Lima bean Broad bean Line Queue Line-up Identification parade Liquor Spirits Liquor store Off licence Living room Sitting room Lobby Foyer Lost and found Lost property Love seat Settee Lumber room Box room

N

Words beginning with the letter N. USA UK Newsdealer/News stand Newsagent Nightstick Truncheon Nipple Teat Notions Haberdashery

O

Words beginning with the letter O. USA UK Odometer Mileometer Office (doctor’s/dentist’s) Surgery Oil pan Sump One way ticket Single ticket Outlet/socket Point/power point Overalls Dungarees Overpass Flyover

P

Words beginning with the letter P. USA UK Pacifier Dummy Package Parcel Paddle (ping pong) Bat (table tennis) Pantie hose Tights Pantry Larder Pants Trousers Parka Anorak Parking lot Car park Pass (vehicle) Overtake Pavement Road Penitentiary Prison Period Full-stop Person-to-person Personal call Pit (fruit) Stone Pitcher Jug Pollywog Tadpole Popsicle Iced lolly Pot holders […]

Q

Words beginning with the letter Q. USA UK Nothing here yet –

R

Words beginning with the letter R. USA UK Raincheck Postponement Raincoat Mackintosh Raisin Sultana Realtor Estate agent Rear view mirror Wing mirror Recess Break (school) Restroom Toilet Rhinestone Diamante Roast Joint (meat) Roomer Lodger Round trip ticket Return ticket Rubber Contraceptive Rubber cement Cow gum Rubbing alcohol Surgical spirit Run (for public office) Stand Rutabaga/Turnip […]

S

Words beginning with the letter S. USA UK Sack lunch Packed lunch Sales clerk/sales girl Shop assistant Scallion Black onion Schedule Time-table Scotch tape Sellotape Scratch pad Scribbling pad/block Sedan Saloon car Semester (school – two in a year) Term (three in a year) Senior 4th year (school) Sewer pipe/soil pipe Drain Shade (window) Blind […]

T

Words beginning with the letter T. USA UK Tag Label Tea cart Tea trolley Texas gate Cattle grid Thread Cotton Thumb tack Drawing pin Tic-tac-toe Noughts and crosses Time payment/Instalment plan Hire purchase Traffic circle Round-about/Island Trailer/Camper/Mobile home Caravan Trailer truck Articulated lorry Truck Lorry Trunk (car) Boot Tube Valve Two weeks Fortnight

U

Words beginning with the letter U. USA UK Undershirt Vest Underwear (washing) Smalls

V

Words beginning with the letter V. USA UK Vacation Holiday Vacuum Hoover Valance Pelmet Vest Waistcoat

W

Words beginning with the letter W. USA UK Wall to wall Fitted carpet/wall to wall Wash cloth Face flannel Wash up Wash your hands Water heater (electric) Immersion heater Water heater (gas) Geyser Weather stripping Draught excluder Wharf/pier Quay Windbreaker Windcheater Windshield Windscreen Wire Telegram

Y

Words beginning with the letter Y. USA UK Yard Garden

Z

Words beginning with the letter Z. USA UK Zee Zed Zero Nought Zip code Postal code/Postcode Zucchini Courgettes