15 proverb with their meaning and 25 name of places.

A proverb is a short sentence that people often quote, which gives advice or tells you something about life.

An old Arab proverb says, ‘The enemy of my enemy is my friend.’

According to Collins English Dictionary

A proverb is a short, memorable, and often highly condensed saying embodying, especially with bold imagery, some commonplace fact or experience.

A proverb is a wise saying or admonition providing a guidance.

Below are some 15 examples of proverb and their meaning:

1. A bird in hand is worh two in a bush. {Possession is better than expectation}.

2. A friend in need is a friend indeed. {It is a true friend that help in need}.

3. A good dog deserves a good bone. {Good work deserves a good pay}.

4. A small leak will sink a great ship. {Little drops of water make the mighty ocean}.

5. A stich in time saves nine. {Do the right thing at the right time}.

6. A tree does not make a forest. {It takes all sorts to make a world}.

7. Birds of a feather flock together. {People of the same character moves together}.

8. East or west, home is the best. {There is no place like home}.

9. Seeing is believing. {Example is better than precepts}.

10. Knowledge is power. {Knowledge makes a man wise and intelligent}.

11. Make hay while the sun shines. {Seize every opportunity}.

12. Rome was not built in a day. {Great things are never done in a short time}.

13. Practice makes perfect. {Regular used makes perfection}.

14. Unity is strength. {United we stand, divided we fall}.

15. You cannot eat your cake and have it. {You cannot have it both ways}.


1. Archive: where government records are kept.

2. Arsenal: where weapons’ ammunitions are made or stored.

3. Aviary: where birds are kept.

4. Bakery: where breads and cakes are made.

5. Bar: where alcoholic drinks are made.

6. Barrack: where soldiers live.

7. Café: a small restaurant where food and drinks are sold.

8. Cemetery: where the dead are buried.

9. College: a school for higher learning.

10. Crèche: public nursery where babies are look after when mothers are at work.

11. Den: a cave or home of lion.

12. Dispensary: where medicines are made or obtain.

13. Metropolis: the main city of a country.

14. Orchard: where fruits trees are grown.

15. Mortuary: where dead body a kept.

16. Quarry: where stone and slate are obtained for building.

17. Refinery: factory where crude oil purified.

18. Lavatory: a room with a basin and a flush toilet.

19. Laundry: where clothes are washed and iron.

20. Incinerator: a place for burning rubbish.

21. Dockyard: where ships are built and repaired.

22. Warehouse: where goods are stored.

23. Studio: where an artist photographer work.

24. Quay: where ships load and unload.

25. Tannery: where leather is made.


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