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Vocabulary beginning with W - list learning English basics

What will I learn from the English lesson a list vocabulary beginning with W?

This lesson is a list of vocabulary beginning with W to help when you are unsure what type of word it is. It is important not to try and remember the vocabulary, but just to use the list as a reference guide to help you.

How do I use this English book of vocabulary A to Z?

Click on each letter of the alphabet to get the list of the idioms with an explanation of each.

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** Warning the list does not contain every word and will be added to over time **

Abbreviations that are used in the vocabulary List are:

abbrev abbreviation or acronym
adj adjective
adv adverb
Am Eng American English
Br Eng British English
conj conjunction
det determiner
exclam exclamation
int interjection
n noun
phr v phrasal verb
pl plural
prep preposition
prep phr prepositional phrase
pron pronoun
sing singular
v verb

Vocabulary beginning with W

wage(s) (n)
wait (n & v)
waiter (n)
waiting-room (n)
waitress (n)
wake (up) (v)
walk (n & v)
wall (n)
wallet (n)
want (v)
war (n)
ward (n)
warm (adj)
warn (v)
wash (n & v)
wash-basin (n)
wash up (v)
washing machine (n)
washing up (n)
• to do the washing up
waste (adj & v)
wastepaper basket (n)
watch (n & v)
• My watch keeps good time. (n)
• I watched TV last night. (v)
water (n & v)
waterfall (n)
wave (n & v)
• waves at sea
• to wave goodbye
way (n)
• Is this the way?
• the wrong way
• a long way
• to stand in the way
• That's the way to do it.
• way of life
• way in, way out
WC (n)
we (pron)
weak (adj)
• to feel weak
• a weak excuse
wear (v)
• to wear a dress
wear off (phr v)
• Has the pain worn off yet?
wear out (phr v & adj)
• You'll wear out those shoes. (v)
weather (n)
web (n)
website (n)
wedding (n)
week (n)
weekday (n)
weekend (n)
weekly (adj & adv)
• a weekly magazine (adj)
• to phone home twice weekly (adv)
weigh (v)
weight (n)
welcome (n & v)
• a warm welcome (n)
• Welcome to London! (v)
welfare (n)
well (adj, adv & int)
• I'm very well, thanks. (adj)
• to behave very well (adv)
• Shake the bottle well. (adv)Page 35
• Well, here we are. (int)
Well done! (int)
well known (adv)
well-known (adj)
well made (adv)
well-made (adj)
west (adj, adv & n)
wet (adj)
• wet clothes
• wet weather
whale (n)
what (pron)
whatever (pron & det)
wheel (n & v)
wheelchair (n)
when (adv)
whenever (adv & conj)
where (adv)
wherever (adv & conj)
whether (conj)
which (pron & det)
whichever (pron & det)
while, whilst (conj)
white (adj)
who, whom (pron)
whoever (pron)
whole (adj & n)
whose (pron)
why (adv)
wide (adj & adv)
• a wide road (adj)
• with his mouth wide open (adv)
• to feel wide awake (adv)
width (n)
wife (n)
wild (adj)
wildlife (n)
win (n & v)
wind (n)
• A strong wind was blowing. (n)
wind (v)
• Wind up the car windows. (v)
window (n)
windscreen (n)
windsurfing (n)
wing (n)
• a bird's wing
• the wing of an aeroplane
wire (n)
• an electrical wire
• a wire fence
wise (adj)
wish (n & v)
with (prep)
within (adv & prep)
without (prep)
witness (n & v)
woman (n)
wonder (v)
• I wonder what he said.
wonderful (adj)
wood (n)
• to be made of wood
• in a large wood
wooden (adj)
wool (n)
word (n)
• words in a sentence
• He didn't say a word.
work (n & v)
• school work (n)
• to work for a living (v)
• hard work (n)
• to be out of work (n)
working hours (n pl)
world (n)
worry (n & v)
worse (adj & adv)
worst (adj & adv)
worth (adj)
wound (n & v)
wrap (up) (v)
• to wrap (up) a parcel
write (v)
write out (phr v)
• Please write out your name in full.
wrong (adj)

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