Places sorted alphabetical by place
A place where animals are slaughtered for the market abattoir
A place where bees are kept apiary
A place where fishes are kept aquarium
A place where Government records are kept archives
A wide road lined with trees on both sides avenue, boulevard
A place where birds are kept aviary
A place where bread and cakes are made bakery
A building for the lodging and accommodation of soldiers barracks
A covered stall at a fair, horse races, etc. booth
A factory for manufacturing beer brewery
A receptacle for storing coal bunker, scuttle
The dwelling place of an animal underground burrow
A large cask for holding wine or beer butt, hogshead
A variety show performed in a restaurant for the benefit of the guests cabaret
The kitchen of a ship caboose, galley
A place where treasures, stores, ammunition are hidden cache
A small box in which tea is kept caddy
A place where soldiers are quartered cantonment
The house or shelter of a Gipsy caravan
A place with public dance halls, gambling tables, etc. casino
An underground place for storing wine or other cellar
The house or shelter of a Swiss Peasant chalet
A nursery where children of poor parents are cared for while their parents are at work creche
A basket in which a fisherman puts his fish creel
A small bottle for holding sauces or condiments for the table cruet
A street open at only one end cul-de-sac
A nest of a bird of prey cvry, aerie
A place where milk is converted into butter and cheese dairy
An ornamental glass bottle for holding wine or other spirituous liquors decanter
The home of a lion den
A place where goods are stored depot
A place where medicines are compounded dispensary
A place where spirituous liquors are produced distillery
A place where ships are repaired or built dock
The sleeping rooms in a college or public institution dormitory
A house or box in which live pigeons or doves dovecot
The house or shelter of an Arab dowar
A squirrel's home drey
A large jug or pitcher for holding water for the washbasin ewer
A place where any manufacture is carried on factory
The house or bed of a hare form
A place for housing motor cars garage
An upper room or storey immediately under the roof garret
A room or building for the preservation of sculpture glyptotheca
A place for storing grain granary
A place where athletic exercises are performed gymnasium
A place for housing aero planes, airplanes hangar
A place or room for the collection of dried plants herbarium
A place for the treatment of sick people hospital
A house for the residence of students hostel
A place where strangers or travelers may obtain lodging and refreshment hotel, inn restaurant
A place where rabbits are kept hutch
The house or shelter of an Eskimo igloo
A place where house refuse is reduced to ashes incinerator
A place for keeping or breeding insects insectarium
The house or shelter of a Kirghis kabitka
A house or shelter for a dog kennel
A school for infants and young children kindergarten
The house or shelter of a Zulu kraal
A place where scientific experiments are conducted laboratory
The resting place of a wild animal lair
A place where clothes are washed and ironed laundry
A place where books are kept library
A place where money is coined mint
A residence for monks or priests monastery
A Mohammedan place of worship mosque
A place where treasures of art, curiosities, etc. are preserved or exhibited museum
A place where astronomical observations are taken observatory
A place where fruit trees are grown orchard
A place where orphans are housed orphanage
An enclosure adjoining a race-course where horses are kept before racing kept before racing Paddock
A house or shelter for a cow pen, byre
A portable case for holding papers, drawings, etc. portfolio
A square courtyard bounded by buildings quadrangle
A place where ships are loaded and unloaded quay
A refreshment hall in monasteries and convents refectory
An institution for the reformation of young offenders reformatory
A place where water is Reservoir
A place much frequented for reasons of pleasure or health resort
A ladies' handbag or workbag reticule
A place where plates, dishes, pots and other cooking utensils are washed Scullery
A case in which the blade of a sword is kept sheath, scabbard
A house or shelter for a horse stable
A place where pigs are kept sty
A place where leather is tanned tannery
A place where animals are kept alive, and live as nearly as possible as in their natural state vivarium
The house or shelter of a Red Indian wigwam, tepee



Explanation for Student Compendium
File Includes
A shortened form of a word or phrase.
ANU - Australian National University
An acronym is a pronounceable word formed from the first letter (or first few letters) of each word in a phrase or title. Sometimes, the newly combined letters create a new word that becomes a part of everyday language. An example of this is the acronym radar. Also includes Mnemonics
a word naming an attribute of a noun, such as sweet, red, or technical. Adjectives are words that describe or modify other words * Priest = Sacerdotal

Types of animals, Sounds the make, Where do they live, Collective names of animals

Apes - gibber, Camel live in Australia, Sahara & Arabia, names = Bull - is called a heifer

a word opposite in meaning to another (e.g. bad - good ).

Opposites = Absent - present

Big_Words for small
Small word with big word alternative
Anger - Dudgeon * bold - Audacious

A feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to identify them

A partner in crime - accomplice

Words pertaining to the church

A passage between the pews in a church - Aisle

Similar sounding words with different meanings also Homonyms

Council, an administrative or advisory body, do not confuse with counsel, advice or guidance.

All about communication see also A History of Communication
All computer terms (ASCII, Binary, Unicode)

Names given to certain towns or countries includes facts about climate

Aberdeen - The Granite City The Torrid Zone has the hottest climate Zinc - Mexico, U.S.A., Spain

Words pertaining to death

Occurring after death - posthumous

A diminutive person is short and small. A diminutive wordis a "cute" version of a word or name: for example, "duckling" is a diminutive of "duck" and Billy is a diminutive form of the name William

Cask - casket   

Famous world discoveries of countries continents, includes Australian discoverers

Matthew Flinders -discovered Bass Strait. * Lord Robert Baden-Powell founded the Boy Scouts in 1908

Explanation of a word, words in literal expressions denote what they mean according to common or dictionary usage

Aloof -To keep to oneself and not mix with others.

Gender list of male female

Actor - Actress

Countries of the world and Geographical facts

The Circumference of the earth is approxinmately 24,800 miles.

List of gods and goddesses

War - Mars

Australian and UK government with words denoting government

Australian Government

Explains grammar syntax and verbs adjectives nouns etc.

Explains various uses of nouns verbs etc.

The art of living together includes senses, elements, cardinal numbers, cardinal virtues

THE ART OF LIVING - Consideration for the feelings of others

Alphabetical list of the most important inventions

Clock (pendulum) - Christian Huygens

List of kings and queens of Britain with facts and information

EGBERT 827 - 839

Practical list of  words explained in a sentence or phrase

A book in which the events of each day are recorded - Diary

Words pertaining to marriage included anniversary gifts

A hater of marriage - misogamist

Medical terms in use today

A disease confined to a particular district or place - endemic

Metaphor is a figure of speech that makes an implicit, implied, or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated

Sounds that things make, description of various venues or habitats, special calendar dates, Aussie slang words, Mnemonics

All Fools' Day - 1st April - Aussie slang - sounds that things make etc.

Names of persons or things, occupations, and a description of word meanings i.e. Terrestrial = Earth

Various names explained Bird of night - Owl

Words connected to nature

A four-footed animal - quadruped

a word or statement that expresses denial, disagreement, or refusal

That which cannot be pierced or penetrated - impenetrable

Explanation of nouns, COMMON Nouns, PROPER Nouns, COLLECTIVE  Nouns and ABSTRACT Nouns.

sit - seat (when to use Nouns)

Numbers of animals things i.e. A number of Cattle = herd

A number of fish taken in a net - catch, haul

a person or thing that is totally different from or the reverse of someone or something else.

Unable to read - il-literate

Special days, Aussies slang and any other items not covered in this list

Any other items that might be of interest

List of Patron Saints

St. George of England, St. Andrew of Scotland

Noctiphobia - Fear of the night

A list of places A place where bees are kept = apiary

A place where fishes are kept - aquarium

The case which is used to show possession is called the possessive case or genitive case. In case of nouns, an apostrophe is used to show it.

Is the case which denotes the owner or possessor

All Prefixes

List of various professions

The commander of a fleet - Admiral

Famous proverbs A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

A bad beginning makes a good ending.

Serious Quotes and some Witty funny one liners

Someone has glued my pack of cards together...I cannot deal with it!

Famous sayings

as a drowned rat. - as ancient as the sun—as the stars.

List of words used in Science or Art

An instrument for detecting earthquakes - seismograph

Explanation of scientific items like barometer

The science of land management - agronomics

The seven wonders of the ancient world with explanations

The Pyramids of Egypt

Words to use as a Simile which is a phrase that describes one thing in terms of another.  A simile usually begins with like or as.

Archates - a good friend * Belt = to hit below the belt

List of words or phrases that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another 

abandon....... desert, forsake, leave.

Understanding words, Incorrect Use of Words,

Thesaurus of Words
Thesaurus - abandon = abandoned, abandoning, abandonment, abandons affluent =having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value,words explained and incorrect use of words

The floor was dirt.  Only the wealthy had something other than dirt, hence the saying "dirt poor." 

Words used in war

Nations carrying on warfare - belligerents

Anniversary dates and wedding information

Words shown in noun or verb

strong - strengthen

Signs of the Zodiac

Please note there are some excellent links to assist with these pages

see at the end for the links for further information. 

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