noun [ countable ] a door that opens by sliding to one side
/ dʌb ə l dekə◂ $ -ər◂ / noun [ countable ] 1 a bus with two levels → single-decker
/ destəneɪʃ ə n, destɪneɪʃ ə n / noun [ countable ] the place that someone or something is going to sb's destination Allow plenty of time to get to your destination. holiday/tourist destination verbs reach/arrive at your destination ( also get to your destination informal ) It had taken us 6 hours to reach our destination.
noun [ countable ] British English a bus with only one level → double-decker ( 1 ) — single-decker adjective [ only before noun ] : a single-decker bus
/ eskəleɪtə $ -ər / noun [ countable ] a set of moving stairs that take people to different levels in a building
/ plætfɔm $ -fɔrm / noun [ countable ] 1 train especially British English the raised place beside a railway track where you get on and off a train in a station : The Edinburgh train will depart from platform six. 7 bus British English the open part at the back of some double-decker buses, where passengers get on and off
station a place where trains or buses regularly stop : The town has its own railway station. terminus the station or stop at the end of a railway or bus line : We've arranged to meet her at the Victoria bus terminus.
noun [ countable ] a place at the side of a road, marked with a sign, where buses stop for passengers
/ ɪnspektə $ -ər / noun [ countable ] an official whose job is to check that something is satisfactory and that rules are being obeyed : ticket inspectors
( also taxi stand American English ) noun [ countable ] a place where taxis wait for customers SYN cabstand American English
/ kəndʌktə $ -ər / noun [ countable ] 2 British English someone whose job is to collect payments from passengers on a bus 3 American English someone who is in charge of a train and collects payments from passengers or checks their tickets SYN guard British English
noun [ uncountable and countable ] the time of day when the roads, buses, trains etc are most full, because people are travelling to or from work : I got caught in the morning rush hour. heavy rush hour traffic
/ feə $ fer / noun 1 [ countable ] the price you pay to travel somewhere by bus, train, plane etc bus/train/air/cab fare Air fares have shot up by 20%. half-fare/full-fare Children under 14 travel half-fare.
/ tjub $ tub / noun 5 trains the tube British English the system of trains that run under the ground in London SYN subway American English take/catch the tube Take the tube to Acton. a tube station by tube It's best to travel by tube.
verb 2 [ transitive ] to call to someone in order to greet them or try to attract their attention : She leaned out of the window and hailed a passerby. hail a cab/taxi The hotel doorman will hail a cab for you.
/ kəʊtʃ $ koʊtʃ / noun
3 bus [ countable ] British English a bus with comfortable seats used for long journeys SYN bus American English by coach We went to Paris by coach. on a coach She's going to Grimsby on a coach. a coach trip to Scotland The restaurant was full of coach parties (= groups of people travelling together on a coach ) . 4 train [ countable ] British English one of the parts of the train in which the passengers sit SYN car American English 6 in plane/train [ uncountable ] American English the cheapest type of seats on a plane or train : We flew coach out to Atlanta.
/ kru / noun 1 [ countable ] all the people who work on a ship or plane : The plane crashed, killing two of the crew and four passengers. crew of He joined the crew of a large fishing boat.
/ metrəʊ $ -troʊ / noun ( plural metros ) [ countable ] a railway system that runs under the ground below a city : the Paris Metro It'll be quicker to go on the metro. a metro station
/ mitə $ -ər / noun [ countable ]
3 ( also parking meter ) a machine which you put money into when you park your car next to it
/ kæb / noun [ countable ] 1 a taxi : New York's yellow cabs take/get a cab I took a cab to the airport. call (somebody) a cab (= telephone for a taxi ) Ralph tried to hail a cab (= wave to get a cab to stop for you )
noun 1 in a building [ countable ] British English a machine that you can ride in, that moves up and down between the floors in a tall building SYN elevator American English : They took the lift down to the bar. It's on the 3rd floor. Let's use the lift .
/ tɪp / noun 2 money [ countable ] a small amount of additional money that you give to someone such as a waiter or a taxi driver : Did you leave a tip ? large/generous/big tip I gave the guy a big tip . a $5 tip
/ ræk / noun [ countable ] 3 on the rack British English informal in a very difficult situation : The company is now well and truly on the rack.
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