English dictionary of Real Estate

English dictionary of Real Estate

 English dictionary of Real Estate

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the act of giving something up

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

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

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"

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"

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)

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"

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"

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

a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening

(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)

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

(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"

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

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

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"

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"

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"

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.)

a seat of government

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

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

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

a person who seeks the advice of a lawyer

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"

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

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

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

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"

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

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

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

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

money available for a client to borrow

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

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"

a certificate or voucher acknowledging a debt

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

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

the act of paying money

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

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

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"

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"

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

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

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

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"

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"

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"

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

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?"

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;

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"

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

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)

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

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

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

(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

any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome

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

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"

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

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

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"

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

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

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

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

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

a charge imposed and collected

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)

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

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

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

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

suspension of an ongoing activity

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

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"

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"

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"

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

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

patio ; terrace
usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence

a sum of money paid or a claim discharged

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

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

payment in advance

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?"

capital as contrasted with the income derived from it

priority ; antecedence ; antecedency ; precedence
preceding in time

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";

a person authorized to act for another

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

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

the activity of constructing something again

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

regulation ; ordinance
an authoritative rule

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"

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%"

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"

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

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

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

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"

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?"

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"

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"

someone who enters into a subcontract with the primary contractor

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"

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

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

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

utility ; usefulness
the quality of being of practical use

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

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"

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"

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

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

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

a locally circumscribed place characterized by some distinctive features

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