English dictionary of Real Estate

English dictionary of Real Estate

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A
abandonment
the act of giving something up

acquittance ; release
a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation

acre
a unit of area (4840 square yards) used in English-speaking countries

adjudication
the final judgment in a legal proceeding; the act of pronouncing judgment based on the evidence presented

administrator ; decision maker
someone who administers a business

adoption ; acceptance
the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"

agency
a business that serves other businesses

agency ; bureau ; office ; authority
an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"

agent
an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect; "their research uncovered new disease agents"

agreement ; arrangement
the thing arranged or agreed to; "they made arrangements to meet in Chicago"

agreement ; understanding
the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises; "they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business"; "there was an understanding between management and the workers"

alley ; alleyway
a narrow street with walls on both sides

alteration ; modification ; adjustment
the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)

alternative
one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen; "what option did I have?"; "there no other alternative"; "my only choice is to refuse"

amendment
the act of amending or correcting

amortization ; amortisation
the reduction of the value of an asset by prorating its cost over a period of years

amortize ; amortise
liquidate gradually

annexation ; appropriation
incorporation by joining or uniting

anticipation ; expectancy
an expectation

application ; practical application
the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose; "he advocated the application of statistics to the problem"; "a novel application of electronics to medical diagnosis"

appreciation ; grasp ; hold
understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; "he has a good grasp of accounting practices"

approval ; commendation
a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips"

arbitrage
a kind of hedged investment meant to capture slight differences in price; when there is a difference in the price of something on two different markets the arbitrageur simultaneously buys at the lower price and sells at the higher price

arch
a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening

arch
(architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it

architect ; designer
someone who creates plans to be used in making something (such as buildings)

assets
anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company

auction ; auction off
sell at an auction

auction ; auction sale
the public sale of something to the highest bidder


B
bail
(criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial; "the judge set bail at $10,000"; "a $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman"

balance
a state of equilibrium

balance sheet
a record of the financial situation of an institution on a particular date by listing its assets and the claims against those assets

bank
a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities; "he cashed a check at the bank"; "that bank holds the mortgage on my home"

banknote ; bill ; note ; bank bill ; bank note ; greenback
a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank); "he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes"

bankruptcy ; failure
inability to discharge all your debts as they come due; "the company had to declare bankruptcy"; "fraudulent loans led to the failure of many banks"

basis ; footing ; ground
a relation that provides the foundation for something; "they were on a friendly footing"; "he worked on an interim basis"

bathroom ; bath
a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet

believe ; trust
be confident about something; "I believe that he will come back from the war"

beneficiary ; donee
the recipient of funds or other benefits

bequest ; legacy
(law) a gift of personal property by will

bid ; tender
a formal proposal to buy at a specified price

biography
an account of the series of events making up a person's life

bond ; bond certificate
a certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal

booking ; reservation
the act of reserving (a place or passage) or engaging the services of (a person or group); "wondered who had made the booking"

branch
a division of some larger or more complex organization; "a branch of Congress"; "botany is a branch of biology"; "the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages"

brick
rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln; used as a building or paving material

build ; construct ; make
make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"

builder ; constructor
someone who contracts for and supervises construction (as of a building)

building ; edifice
a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"

built-in ; inbuilt ; integral
existing as an essential constituent or characteristic; "the Ptolemaic system with its built-in concept of periodicity"; "a constitutional inability to tell the truth"

bungalow ; cottage
a small house with a single story

business cycle ; trade cycle
recurring fluctuations in economic activity consisting of recession and recovery and growth and decline

buyer ; purchaser ; emptor
a person who buys

buying ; purchasing
the act of buying; "buying and selling fill their days"; "shrewd purchasing requires considerable knowledge"


C
candidate ; nominee
a politician who is running for public office

candidate ; prospect
someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.)

capital
a seat of government

capital ; working capital
assets available for use in the production of further assets

ceiling
the overhead upper surface of a covered space; "he hated painting the ceiling"

cesspool ; cesspit ; sink ; sump
a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it

change ; alter ; modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

change ; alteration ; modification
an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"

chemical bond ; bond
an electrical force linking atoms

claim
demand for something as rightful or due; "they struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day"

client
a person who seeks the advice of a lawyer

collection
several things grouped together or considered as a whole

column ; pillar
a vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument)

column ; pillar
anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower; "the test tube held a column of white powder"; "a tower of dust rose above the horizon"; "a thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite"

command
an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

commitment ; allegiance ; loyalty
the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action; "his long commitment to public service"; "they felt no loyalty to a losing team"

committee ; commission
a special group delegated to consider some matter; "a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle

compensation
something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)

competent
properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient; "a competent typist"

competition
a business relation in which two parties compete to gain customers; "business competition can be fiendish at times"

competitor ; rival ; challenger
the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"

concession ; grant
a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business; "he got the beer concession at the ball park"

concrete
a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water

concrete
cover with cement; "concrete the walls"

confidence ; trust
a trustful relationship; "he took me into his confidence"; "he betrayed their trust"

confirmation ; verification ; check ; substantiation
additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct; "fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory"

consortium ; pool ; syndicate
an association of companies for some definite purpose

contract
a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law

covenant
a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action

credit
money available for a client to borrow

creditor
a person to whom money is owed by a debtor; someone to whom an obligation exists

creditworthy ; responsible
having an acceptable credit rating; "a responsible borrower"

customer ; client
someone who pays for goods or services


D
damages ; indemnity ; indemnification
a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury

death ; demise
the time when something ends; "it was the death of all his plans"; "a dying of old hopes"

debenture
a certificate or voucher acknowledging a debt

debit ; debit entry
an accounting entry acknowledging sums that are owing

debt
money or goods or services owed by one person to another

debtor ; debitor
a person who owes a creditor; someone who has the obligation of paying a debt

default ; default on
fail to pay up

defrayal
the act of paying money

demand
the ability and desire to purchase goods and services; "the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips"; "the demand exceeded the supply"

depository ; deposit
a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping

depreciation ; wear and tear
decrease in value of an asset due to obsolescence or use

deputation ; delegation ; delegacy
a group of representatives or delegates

describe
give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"

disapprobation ; condemnation
an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable; "his uncompromising condemnation of racism"

discount ; deduction
the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise

dispossession
the expulsion of someone (such as a tenant) from the possession of land by process of law

duty ; obligation
the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; "we must instill a sense of duty in our children"; "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr

dwelling ; domicile ; abode ; habitation
housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"


E
entail ; mean
have as a logical consequence; "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers"

environment ; environs ; surroundings
the area in which something exists or lives; "the country--the flat agricultural surround"

equality ; equivalence
a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced; "on a par with the best"

erosion
condition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind

estate
everything you own; all of your assets (whether real property or personal property) and liabilities

estate
extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use; "the family owned a large estate on Long Island"

exception
an instance that does not conform to a rule or generalization; "all her children were brilliant; the only exception was her last child"; "an exception tests the rule"

exchange
a workplace for buying and selling; open only to members

exchange ; interchange
the act of changing one thing for another thing; "Adam was promised immortality in exchange for his disobedience"; "there was an interchange of prisoners"

executor
a person appointed by a testator to carry out the terms of the will

exploitation ; development
the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful; "the development of Alaskan resources"; "the exploitation of copper deposits"

expropriation
taking out of an owner's hands (especially taking property by public authority)


F
facade ; frontage
the face or front of a building

factory ; mill
a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing

fairness ; equity
conformity with rules or standards; "the judge recognized the fairness of my claim"

fireplace ; hearth
an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built; "the fireplace was so large you could walk inside it"; "he laid a fire in the hearth and lit it"; "the hearth was black with the charcoal of many fires"

floor ; flooring
the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room, hallway, tent, or other structure); "they needed rugs to cover the bare floors"; "we spread our sleeping bags on the dry floor of the tent"

floor ; level ; storey ; story
a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale; "what level is the office on?"

foreclosure
the legal proceedings initiated by a creditor to repossess the collateral for loan that is in default

forfeit ; forfeiture
something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty;

foundation
the basis on which something is grounded; "there is little foundation for his objections"

founding ; foundation
the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"

franchise
an authorization to sell a company's goods or services in a particular place


G
girder
a beam made usually of steel; a main support in a structure

give ; gift ; present
give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?"

good will ; goodwill
(accounting) an intangible asset valued according to the advantage or reputation a business has acquired (over and above its tangible assets)

grade
the gradient of a slope or road or other surface; "the road had a steep grade"

grade ; level
a relative position or degree of value in a graded group; "lumber of the highest grade"

greenbelt ; greenway
a belt of parks or rural land surrounding a town or city

ground ; land ; soil
material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); "the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil"

guarantee ; warranty
a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications

guarantor ; warrantor ; warranter
one who provides a warrant or guarantee to another


H
hall ; anteroom ; foyer ; lobby ; vestibule
a large entrance or reception room or area

head
the educator who has executive authority for a school; "she sent unruly pupils to see the principal"

heat pump
apparatus that extracts heat from a liquid that is at a higher temperature than its surroundings; can be used to transfer heat from a reservoir outside in order to heat a building

hectare
(abbreviated `ha') a unit of surface area equal to 100 ares (or 10,000 square meters)

heir ; inheritor ; heritor
a person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another

highway ; main road
a major road for any form of motor transport

hindrance
any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome


I
improvement
the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property"

income statement ; earnings report ; operating statement
a financial statement that gives operating results for a specific period

indebtedness ; liability
an obligation to pay money to another party

index
an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed

inflation ; rising prices
a general and progressive increase in prices; "in inflation everything gets more valuable except money"

infrastructure ; substructure
the basic structure or features of a system or organization

inspection ; review
a formal or official examination; "the platoon stood ready for review"; "we had to wait for the inspection before we could use the elevator"

insurance
promise of reimbursement in the case of loss; paid to people or companies so concerned about hazards that they have made prepayments to an insurance company

insurance company
a financial institution that sells insurance

interest
a fixed charge for borrowing money; usually a percentage of the amount borrowed; "how much interest do you pay on your mortgage?"

intrusion
entry to another's property without right or permission

invalidate ; annul ; quash ; void ; nullify
declare invalid; "The contract was annulled"; "void a plea"

investing ; investment
the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit

investment ; investment funds
money that is invested with an expectation of profit

invoice ; bill ; account
an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered; "he paid his bill and left"; "send me an account of what I owe"


J
judgment ; judgement
(law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it


L
land
the land on which real estate is located; "he built the house on land leased from the city"

landscape
an expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view

latitude
the angular distance between an imaginary line around a heavenly body parallel to its equator and the equator itself

lead ; direct ; conduct ; guide
take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"

leaseholder ; lessee
a tenant who holds a lease

lend ; loan
give temporarily; let have for a limited time; "I will lend you my car"; "loan me some money"

lender ; loaner
someone who lends money or gives credit in business matters

lessor ; lease giver
someone who grants a lease

leverage
strategic advantage; power to act effectively; "relatively small groups can sometimes exert immense political leverage"

levy
a charge imposed and collected

liability
the state of being legally obliged and responsible

license ; licence
freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech)

license ; licence ; permit
a legal document giving official permission to do something

life ; lifetime ; lifespan
the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death); "the battery had a short life"; "he lived a long and happy life"

limit ; bound ; boundary
the greatest possible degree of something; "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; "to the limit of his ability"

list ; listing
a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)

loan
the temporary provision of money (usually at interest)

loft ; attic ; garret
floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage

longitude
the angular distance between a point on any meridian and the prime meridian at Greenwich

lot
a parcel of land having fixed boundaries; "he bought a lot on the lake"


M
management
those in charge of running a business

management ; direction
the act of managing something; "he was given overall management of the program"; "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"

mansard ; mansard roof
a hip roof having two slopes on each side

measure ; evaluate ; valuate ; assess ; appraise ; value
evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of; "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional"; "access all the factors when taking a risk"

mediation ; intermediation
the act of intervening for the purpose of bringing about a settlement

mediator ; go-between ; intermediary
a negotiator who acts as a link between parties

memorial ; monument
a structure erected to commemorate persons or events

meridian ; 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; "all points on the same meridian have the same longitude"

mile ; mi
a unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 meters

mining ; excavation
the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth

moratorium
suspension of an ongoing activity

mortgage
a conditional conveyance of property as security for the repayment of a loan


N
need ; necessitate ; ask ; postulate ; require ; involve ; call for ; demand
require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"

notary ; notary public
someone legally empowered to witness signatures and certify a document's validity and to take depositions

null ; void
lacking any legal or binding force; "null and void"


O
offer
make available or accessible, provide or furnish; "The conference center offers a health spa"; "The hotel offers private meeting rooms"

offer ; offering
the verbal act of offering; "a generous offer of assistance"

option
the right to buy or sell property at an agreed price; the right is purchased and if it is not exercised by a stated date the money is forfeited

owner ; possessor
a person who owns something; "they are searching for the owner of the car"; "who is the owner of that friendly smile?"

owner ; proprietor
(law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business; "he is the owner of a chain of restaurants"

ownership
the relation of an owner to the thing possessed; possession with the right to transfer possession to others


P
patent ; patent of invention
a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention

patio ; terrace
usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence

payment
a sum of money paid or a claim discharged

plaintiff ; complainant
a person who brings an action in a court of law

policy
a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government; "they debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation"

policy ; insurance
written contract or certificate of insurance; "you should have read the small print on your policy"

possession ; ownership
the act of having and controlling property

prepayment
payment in advance

price
the amount of money needed to purchase something; "the price of gasoline"; "he got his new car on excellent terms"; "how much is the damage?"

principal
capital as contrasted with the income derived from it

priority ; antecedence ; antecedency ; precedence
preceding in time

profit
the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)

property ; belongings ; holding
something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone; "that hat is my property"; "he is a man of property";

proxy
a person authorized to act for another

purchase
the acquisition of something for payment; "they closed the purchase with a handshake"


R
radon
a radioactive gaseous element formed by the disintegration of radium; the heaviest of the inert gasses; occurs naturally (especially in areas over granite) and is considered a hazard to health

raise ; erect
construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"

range ; scope
an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "a piano has a greater range than the human voice"; "the ambit of municipal legislation"; "within the compass of this article"; "within the scope of an investigation"; "outside the reach of the law"; "in the political orbit of a world power"

rate ; grade
assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"

rate ; value
estimate the value of; "How would you rate his chances to become President?"; "Gold was rated highly among the Romans"

ratification ; confirmation
making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it; "the ratification of the treaty"; "confirmation of the appointment"

real estate ; realty
property consisting of houses and land

reappraisal ; revaluation ; reassessment
a new appraisal or evaluation

rebate ; discount
a refund of some fraction of the amount paid

recipient ; receiver
a person who receives something

reciprocality ; reciprocity
a relation of mutual dependence or action or influence

reconciliation ; rapprochement
the reestablishing of cordial relations

reconstruction
the activity of constructing something again

register ; registry
an official written record of names or events or transactions

regulation ; ordinance
an authoritative rule

reinsurance
sharing the risk by insurance companies; part or all of the insurer's risk is assumed by other companies in return for part of the premium paid by the insured; "reinsurance enables a client to get coverage that would be too great for any one company to assume"

rent
a payment or series of payments made by the lessee to an owner for use of some property, facility, equipment, or service

rent ; lease
let for money; "We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad"

repair ; fix
the act of putting something in working order again

residence ; abode
any address at which you dwell more than temporarily; "a person can have several residences"

respect ; esteem
regard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity"

rest ; remainder ; balance ; residue ; residuum
something left after other parts have been taken away; "there was no remainder"; "he threw away the rest"; "he took what he wanted and I got the balance"

restriction ; limitation
a principle that limits the extent of something; "I am willing to accept certain restrictions on my movements"

return ; take ; proceeds ; yield ; payoff
the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"

revocation
the act (by someone having the authority) of annulling something previously done; "the revocation of a law"

reward ; payoff
a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing; "the wages of sin is death"; "virtue is its own reward"

risk ; chance ; hazard
take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"

risk ; hazard ; jeopardy ; peril
a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"

rivalry
the act of competing as for profit or a prize; "the teams were in fierce contention for first place"

rural
living in or characteristic of farming or country life; "rural people"; "large rural households"; "unpaved rural roads"; "an economy that is basically rural"


S
salesperson
a person employed to represent a business and to sell its merchandise (as to customers in a store or to customers who are visited)

satisfaction
the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation; "the chef tasted the sauce with great satisfaction"

section ; segment
one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object; "a section of a fishing rod"; "metal sections were used below ground"; "finished the final segment of the road"

security
the state of being free from danger or injury; "we support the armed services in the name of national security"

segment ; section
divide into segments; "segment an orange"; "segment a compound word"

seller ; vender
someone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money

sign ; ratify
approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation; "All parties ratified the peace treaty"; "Have you signed your contract yet?"

signature
your name written in your own handwriting

site ; situation
physical position in relation to the surroundings; "the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides"

speculate
to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"

spouse ; partner ; mate ; better half
a person's partner in marriage

stockholder ; shareholder
someone who holds shares of stock in a corporation

structure ; construction
a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

subcontractor
someone who enters into a subcontract with the primary contractor

suburban
relating to or characteristic of or situated in suburbs; "suburban population"

support ; back up
give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up"


T
tenant ; renter
someone who pays rent to use land or a building or a car that is owned by someone else; "the landlord can evict a tenant who doesn't pay the rent"

tenement ; tenement house
a run-down apartment house barely meeting minimal standards

term
a word or expression used for some particular thing; "he learned many medical terms"

thousand
the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100

title ; entitle
give a title to

trust ; cartel
a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service; "they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly"

trustee ; legal guardian
a person (or institution) to whom legal title to property is entrusted to use for another's benefit


U
utility ; usefulness
the quality of being of practical use


V
value
the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable; "the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world"

VAT ; value-added tax
a tax levied on the difference between a commodity's price before taxes and its cost of production

verify
confirm the truth of; "Please verify that the doors are closed"; "verify a claim"

view ; aspect ; prospect ; vista
the visual percept of a region; "the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"


W
way
how a result is obtained or an end is achieved; "a means of control"; "an example is the best agency of instruction"; "the true way to success"

website ; site
a computer connected to the internet that maintains a series of web pages on the World Wide Web; "the Israeli web site was damaged by hostile hackers"

well
a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine

will
a fixed and persistent intent or purpose; "where there's a will there's a way"


Y
yard ; pace
a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride


Z
zone
a locally circumscribed place characterized by some distinctive features


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