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baa |bɑː| — the cry made by sheep
baa-lamb |ˈbɑː læm| — child's word for a sheep or lamb
Baal |ˈbeɪəl| — any of numerous local fertility and nature deities worshipped by ancient Semitic peoples; the Hebrews considered Baal a false god
Babbitry |ˈbæbɪtriː| — Alternative form of babbittry.
babbitt |ˈbæbɪt| — an alloy of tin with some copper and antimony; a lining for bearings that reduces friction
babble |ˈbæbl| — gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby
babblement |ˈbæbʌlmənt| — (obsolete) babble
babbler |ˈbab(ə)lər| — an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
babe |beɪb| — a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk
babel |ˈbeɪbl| — (Genesis 11:1-11) a tower built by Noah's descendants (probably in Babylon) who intended it to reach up to heaven; God foiled them by confusing their language so they could no longer understand one another
babies |ˈbeɪbɪz| — plural form of baby
baboo |ˈbɑːbuː| — used as a Hindi courtesy title; equivalent to English `Mr'
baboon |bæˈbuːn| — large terrestrial monkeys having doglike muzzles
babu |ˈbɑːbuː| — used as a Hindi courtesy title; equivalent to English `Mr'
babushka |bəˈbʊʃkə| — a woman's headscarf folded into a triangle and tied under the chin; worn by Russian peasant women
baby |ˈbeɪbɪ| — a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk
baby-farmer |ˈbeɪbɪ fɑːrmər| — One who keeps a baby farm.
baby-sit |ˈbeɪbɪsɪt| — take watchful responsibility for
baby-sitter |ˈbeɪbɪsɪtər| — a person engaged to care for children when the parents are not home
babyhood |ˈbeɪbɪˌhʊd| — the early stage of growth or development
babyish |ˈbeɪbɪɪʃ| — characteristic of a baby
Babylonian |ˌbæbəˈləʊnɪən| — an inhabitant of ancient Babylon
babysit |ˈbeɪbɪsɪt| — take watchful responsibility for
babysitter |ˈbeɪbɪsɪtər| — a person engaged to care for children when the parents are not home
baccalaureate |ˌbækəˈlɔːrɪət| — a farewell sermon to a graduating class at their commencement ceremonies
baccara |ˈbækərɑːr| — A French game of cards, played by a banker and punters.
baccarat |ˈbækərɑː| — a card game played in casinos in which two or more punters gamble against the banker; the player wins who holds 2 or 3 cards that total closest to nine
Bacchanal |ˈbækənəl| — someone who engages in drinking bouts
Bacchanalia |ˌbækəˈneɪljə| — an orgiastic festival in ancient Greece in honor of Dionysus (= Bacchus)
bacchanalian |ˌbækəˈneɪlɪən| — used of riotously drunken merrymaking
Bacchant |bəˈkənt| — someone who engages in drinking bouts
Bacchante |ˈbækəntɪ| — (classical mythology) a priestess or votary of Bacchus
Bacchic |ˈbækɪk| — used of riotously drunken merrymaking
Bacchus |ˈbækəs| — (classical mythology) god of wine; equivalent of Dionysus
baccy |ˈbækɪ| — leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion
bach |bætʃ| — German baroque organist and contrapuntist; composed mostly keyboard music; one of the greatest creators of western music (1685-1750)
bachelor |ˈbætʃələr| — a man who has never been married
bachelorhood |ˈbætʃələhʊd| — the time of a man's life prior to marriage
bachelorship |ˈbætʃələʃɪp| — The state of being a bachelor.
bacilli |bəˈsɪlaɪ| — plural form of bacillus
bacillus |bəˈsɪləs| — aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil
back |bæk| — the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
back down |ˈbæk ˈdaʊn| — move backwards from a certain position
back off |ˈbæk ˈɒf| — move backwards from a certain position
back out |ˈbæk ˈaʊt| — move out of a space backwards
back up |bæk ˈʌp| — give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
back-bencher |ˈbækˈbentʃə| — Alternative form of backbencher.
back-blocks |ˈbækblɑːks| — (slang) Remote countryside.
back-cloth |klɔːθ| — Alternative spelling of backcloth.
back-country |ˈbækˌkʌntrɪ| — A remote part of a country
back-end |bak end| — The rear, back, or invisible portion (of something).
back-fire |ˈbækˈfaɪə| — a small, controlled fire set in the path of a larger uncontrolled fire, in order to limit the spread of the large fire by removing its fuel.
back-formation |ˈbæk fɔːˌmeɪʃən| — a word invented (usually unwittingly by subtracting an affix) on the assumption that a familiar word derives from it
back-slapping |ˈbækˌslæpɪŋ| — Alternative spelling of backslapping.
back-up |ˈbæk ʌp| — (idiomatic, intransitive) To move backwards, especially for a vehicle to do so.
backache |ˈbækeɪk| — an ache localized in the back
backbencher |ˌbækˈbentʃər| — a member of the House of Commons who is not a party leader
backbit |ˈbækbɪt| — simple past tense and past participle of backbite
backbite |ˈbækˌbaɪt| — say mean things
backbiting |ˈbækbaɪtɪŋ| — The action of slandering a person without that person's knowledge.
backbitten |ˈbækbɪtən| — past participle of backbite
backboard |ˈbækbɔːrd| — a raised vertical board with basket attached; used to play basketball
backbone |ˈbækbəʊn| — a central cohesive source of support and stability
backbreaking |ˈbækˌbreɪkɪŋ| — characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
backchat |ˈbæktʃæt| — light teasing repartee
backcloth |ˈbækklɔːθ| — scenery hung at back of stage
backcomb |ˈbækkəʊm| — to hold the hair away from the head and comb it towards the head, thus giving it a thicker look
backcountry |ˈbækkʌntrɪ| — A remote region; the boondocks.
backdate |ˌbækˈdeɪt| — make effective from an earlier date
backdoor |ˈbækˌdɔːr| — an undocumented way to get access to a computer system or the data it contains
backdown |ˈbakdaʊn| — a retraction of a previously held position
backdrop |ˈbækdrɑːp| — scenery hung at back of stage
backed |ˈbækt| — used of film that is coated on the side opposite the emulsion with a substance to absorb light
backer |ˈbækər| — invests in a theatrical production
backfall |ˈbækˌfɔːl| — A fall or throw on the back in wrestling.
backfire |ˌbækˈfaɪər| — the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired
backfisch |ˈbækfɪʃ| — A teenage or late-adolescent girl.
backgammon |ˈbækɡæmən| — a board game for two players; pieces move according to throws of the dice
background |ˈbækɡraʊnd| — a person's social heritage: previous experience or training
backhand |ˈbækhænd| — a return made with the back of the hand facing the direction of the stroke
backhanded |ˌbækˈhændɪd| — roundabout or ambiguous
backhaul — To transmit (data or footage) from a remote site to a central site from where it is re-transmitted.
backing |ˈbækɪŋ| — the act of providing approval and support
backlash |ˈbæklæʃ| — a movement back from an impact
backless |ˈbækləs| — lacking a back
backlit |ˌbækˈlɪt| — Simple past tense and past participle of backlight.
backlog |ˈbæklɔːɡ| — an accumulation of jobs not done or materials not processed that are yet to be dealt with (especially unfilled customer orders for products or services)
backmost |ˈbækməʊst| — located farthest to the rear
backpack |ˈbækpæk| — a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder
backpacker |ˈbækpækər| — a hiker who wears a backpack
backpacking |ˈbækpækɪŋ| — carrying something in a pack on the back
backpay |ˈbækpeɪ| — Employee wages from a previous pay period(s).
backpedal |ˈbækˌpedəl| — pedal backwards on a bicycle
backrest |ˈbækrest| — a support that you can lean against while sitting
backroom |ˈbæˌkruːm| — the meeting place of a group of leaders who make their decisions via private negotiations
backset |ˈbækˌset| — A check; a relapse; a discouragement; a setback.
backside |ˈbæksaɪd| — the side of an object that is opposite its front
backsight |ˈbaksaɪt| — The rear sight of a firearm.
backslide |ˈbæksˌlaɪd| — drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards
backslider |ˈbækslaɪdər| — someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior
backsliding |ˈbæksˌlaɪdɪŋ| — a failure to maintain a higher state
backstage |ˌbækˈsteɪdʒ| — a stage area out of sight of the audience
backstairs |ˈbæksterz| — a second staircase at the rear of a building
backstay |ˈbækˌsteɪ| — a stay that supports the back of something
backstitch |ˈbækstɪtʃ| — an overlapping stitch made by starting the next stitch at the middle of the preceding one
backstop |ˈbækˌstɑːp| — (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher
backstreet |ˈbækstriːt| — Associated with neighborhoods on back streets, often in older neighborhoods, with poorer residents.
backstroke |ˈbækstrəʊk| — a swimming stroke that resembles the crawl except the swimmer lies on his or her back
backsword |ˈbæksɔːrd| — a stick used instead of a sword for fencing
backtalk |ˈbæktɔːk| — an impudent or insolent rejoinder
backtrack |ˈbæktræk| — retrace one's course
backup |ˈbækʌp| — an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage
backward |ˈbækwərd| — retarded in intellectual development
backwardness |ˈbækwərdnəs| — lack of normal development of intellectual capacities
backwards |ˈbækwərdz| — at or to or toward the back or rear
backwash |ˈbækwɔːʃ| — the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
backwater |ˈbækwɔːtər| — a body of water that was created by a flood or tide or by being held or forced back by a dam
backwoods |ˈbækwʊdz| — a remote and undeveloped area
backwoodsman |ˈbækwʊdzmən| — a man who lives on the frontier
backyard |ˌbækˈjɑːrd| — the grounds in back of a house
bacon |ˈbeɪkən| — back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
bacteria |bækˈtɪərɪə| — (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants
bacterial |bækˈtɪrɪəl| — relating to or caused by bacteria
bactericide |bækˈtɪrɪsaɪd| — any chemical agent that destroys bacteria
bacteriological |bækˌtɪrɪəˈlɑːdʒɪkl| — of or relating to bacteriology
bacteriologist |bækˌtɪərɪˈɒlədʒɪst| — a biologist who studies bacteria
bacteriology |bækˌtɪrɪˈɑːlədʒɪ| — the branch of medical science that studies bacteria in relation to disease
bacteriolysis |bækˌtiːriːˈɑːlɪsɪs| — dissolution or destruction of bacteria
bacterium |bækˈtɪrɪəm| — (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants
bad |bæd| — that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
bad-mannered — socially incorrect in behavior
bad-tempered |ˈˌbad ˈtempərd| — annoyed and irritable
bade |beɪd| — a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria
badge |bædʒ| — an emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status (rank or membership or affiliation etc.)
badger |ˈbædʒər| — a native or resident of Wisconsin
badger-dog |ˈbædʒədɒɡ| — (dated) A dachshund.
badinage |ˌbædənˈɑːʒ| — frivolous banter
badlands |ˈbædlændz| — deeply eroded barren land
badly |ˈbædlɪ| — to a severe or serious degree
badminton |ˈbædmɪntən| — a game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net
badmouth — speak unfavorably about
badness |ˈbædnəs| — that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
Baedeker |ˈbeɪdəkər| — German publisher of a series of travel guidebooks (1801-1859)
baffle |ˈbæfl| — a flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy
baffler |ˈbæflʌr| — Something that causes one to be baffled, particularly a difficult puzzle or riddle.
baffling |ˈbæflɪŋ| — making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe
bag |bæɡ| — a flexible container with a single opening
bagasse |bəˈɡas| — the dry dusty pulp that remains after juice is extracted from sugar cane or similar plants
bagatelle |ˌbæɡəˈtel| — a light piece of music for piano
bagel |ˈbeɪɡl| — (Yiddish) glazed yeast-raised doughnut-shaped roll with hard crust
bagful |ˈbæɡˌfʊl| — the quantity that a bag will hold
baggage |ˈbæɡɪdʒ| — cases used to carry belongings when traveling
baggage-check |ˈbæɡɪdʒˈtʃek| — (travel, aviation) the part of a boarding pass, or a separate stub, that identifies the passengers baggage and permits it to be collected at the destination.
bagged |ˈbæɡd| — simple past tense and past participle of bag
bagger |ˈbæɡə| — a workman employed to pack things into containers
bagging |ˈbæɡɪŋ| — coarse fabric used for bags or sacks
baggy |ˈbæɡɪ| — not fitting closely; hanging loosely
bagman |ˈbaɡman| — a salesman who travels to call on customers
bagnio |ˈbɑːnɪəʊ| — a building where prostitutes are available
bagpipe |ˈbæɡpaɪp| — a tubular wind instrument; the player blows air into a bag and squeezes it out through the drone
bagpiper |ˈbæɡˌpaɪpər| — someone who plays the bagpipe
bagpipes |ˈbæɡˌpɑɪps| — A musical wind instrument having a flexible bag inflated by a tube or bellows, a double-reed melody pipe and up to four drone pipes. There are several types from different national traditions, each having peculiar characteristics.
bags |ˈbæɡz| — (Australia, New Zealand) To reserve for oneself.
baguette |bæˈɡet| — narrow French stick loaf
bah |bɑː| — (sometimes humorous) Expressing contempt, disgust, or bad temper.
bail |beɪl| — (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial
bail out |ˈbeɪl ˈaʊt| — free on bail
bailable |ˈbeɪləbəl| — admitting of bail
bailee |ˌbeɪˈliː| — the agent to whom property involved in a bailment is delivered
bailer |ˈbeɪlər| — one who bails or lades.
bailey |ˈbeɪlɪ| — United States singer (1918-1990)
bailiff |ˈbeɪlɪf| — an officer of the court who is employed to execute writs and processes and make arrests etc.
bailing |ˈbeɪlɪŋ| — Present participle of bail.
bailiwick |ˈbeɪləˌwɪk| — the area over which a bailiff has jurisdiction
bailment |ˈbeɪlmənt| — the delivery of personal property in trust by the bailor to the bailee
bailor |ˈbeɪlər| — the person who delivers personal property (goods or money) in trust to the bailee in a bailment
bailout |ˈbeɪlaʊt| — a rescue, especially a financial rescue
bailsman |ˈbeɪlzmən| — (law) A person who provides bail for another
bain-marie |ˌbæn məˈriː| — a large pan that is filled with hot water; smaller pans containing food can be set in the larger pan to keep food warm or to cook food slowly
bairn |bern| — a child: son or daughter
bait |beɪt| — anything that serves as an enticement
baize |beɪz| — a bright green fabric napped to resemble felt; used to cover gaming tables
bake |beɪk| — cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven
baked |ˈbeɪkt| — dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight
bakehouse |ˈbeɪkhaʊs| — a workplace where baked goods (breads and cakes and pastries) are produced or sold
baker |ˈbeɪkər| — someone who bakes commercially
baker-legged |ˈbeɪkəˈleɡd| — (obsolete) Having legs that bend inward at the knees.
bakery |ˈbeɪkərɪ| — a workplace where baked goods (breads and cakes and pastries) are produced or sold
bakeshop |ˈbeɪkʃɑːp| — a workplace where baked goods (breads and cakes and pastries) are produced or sold
bakhshish |ˈbækʃiːʃ| — Alternative spelling of baksheesh.
baking |ˈbeɪkɪŋ| — making bread or cake or pastry etc.
baking-powder |ˈbeɪkɪŋ pəʊdər| — a dry leavening agent used in baking; a mixture of baking soda, an acid (often cream of tartar) and starch to keep it dry; when wetted, carbon dioxide is released
baksheesh |ˌbækˈʃiːʃ| — a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
bakshish — a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
Balaam |ˈbeɪləm| — A diviner in the Torah.
balaclava |ˌbæləˈklɑːvə| — a cap that is close-fitting and woolen and covers all of the head but the face
balance |ˈbæləns| — a state of equilibrium
balance-beam |ˈbælənsbiːm| — (gymnastics) A narrow wooden rail used in gymnastics.
balance-sheet |ˈbæləns ʃiːt| — (accounting): A summary of a person's or organization's assets, liabilities and equity as of a specific date.
balance-wheel |ˈbæləns wiːl| — The timekeeping device normally used in mechanical watches and small clocks. Consisting of a wheel which oscillates due to a coiled spring.
balanced |ˈbælənst| — being in a state of proper equilibrium
balancer |ˈbælənsər| — an acrobat who balances himself in difficult positions
balancing |ˈbælənsɪŋ| — getting two things to correspond
balconied |ˈbælkənɪd| — having balconies or a balcony
balcony |ˈbælkənɪ| — an upper floor projecting from the rear over the main floor in an auditorium
bald |bɔːld| — grow bald; lose hair on one's head
bald-headed |ˈhedɪd| — lacking hair on all or most of the scalp
bald-pated — lacking hair on all or most of the scalp
baldachin |ˈbɔːldəkɪn| — ornamented canopy supported by columns or suspended from a roof or projected from a wall (as over an altar)
baldaquin |ˈbɔːldəkɪn| — (uncountable, archaic) A kind of embroidered material with gold thread-work.
balderdash |ˈbɔːldərdæʃ| — trivial nonsense
baldheaded — Alternative spelling of bald-headed.
baldly |ˈbɔːldlɪ| — in a bald manner
baldness |ˈbɔːldnəs| — the condition of having no hair on the top of the head
baldric |ˈbældrɪk| — a wide (ornamented) belt worn over the right shoulder to support a sword or bugle by the left hip
bale |beɪl| — a large bundle bound for storage or transport
baleen |bəˈliːn| — a horny material from the upper jaws of certain whales; used as the ribs of fans or as stays in corsets
balefire |ˈbeɪlˌfaɪr| — a large outdoor fire that is lighted as a signal or in celebration
baleful |ˈbeɪlfl| — deadly or sinister
balk |bɔːk| — the area on a billiard table behind the balkline
Balkan |ˈbɒlkən| — an inhabitant of the Balkan Peninsula
balky |ˈbɔːlkɪ| — stopping short and refusing to go on
ball |bɔːl| — round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games
ball up |ˈbɒl ʌp| — make a mess of, destroy or ruin
ball-bearing |ˈberɪŋ| — In engineering, a bearing assembly which uses spherical bearing balls as the rolling elements
ballad |ˈbæləd| — a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
ballade |bəˈlɑːd| — a poem consisting of 3 stanzas and an envoy
balladry |ˈbælʌdriː| — ballads considered as a group
ballast |ˈbæləst| — any heavy material used to stabilize a ship or airship
ballerina |ˌbæləˈriːnə| — a female ballet dancer
ballet |ˈbæleɪ| — a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers
ballet-dancer |ˈbælɪ dɑːnsər| — A person who dances in ballets.
balletomane |ˈbælɪtəʊmeɪn| — a ballet enthusiast
ballista |bəˈlɪstə| — an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
ballistic |bəˈlɪstɪk| — relating to or characteristic of the motion of objects moving under their own momentum and the force of gravity
ballistics |bəˈlɪstɪks| — the trajectory of an object in free flight
balloon |bəˈluːn| — large tough nonrigid bag filled with gas or heated air
balloonist |bəˈluːnəst| — someone who flies a balloon
ballot |ˈbælət| — a document listing the alternatives that is used in voting
ballot-box |ˈbælət bɑːks| — A sealed box with a slit, into which a voter puts his completed voting slip.
ballot-paper |ˈbælətˌpeɪpə| — a voting form, the paper upon which a vote is cast during a ballot
ballpark |ˈbɔːlpɑːrk| — a facility in which ball games are played (especially baseball games)
ballroom |ˈbɔːlruːm| — large room used mainly for dancing
balls |bɔːlz| — plural form of ball
bally |ˈbælɪ| — informal intensifiers
ballyhoo |ˈbælɪhuː| — blatant or sensational promotion
ballyrag |ˈbæliːˌræɡ| — be bossy towards
balm |bɑːm| — any of various aromatic resinous substances used for healing and soothing
balmy |ˈbɑːmɪ| — informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
balneology |ˌbælniːˈɑːlədʒiː| — The study of baths and bathing, especially therapeutic bathing.
baloney |bəˈləʊnɪ| — pretentious or silly talk or writing
balsa |ˈbɔːlsə| — strong lightweight wood of the balsa tree used especially for floats
balsam |ˈbɔːlsəm| — any seed plant yielding balsam
balsamic |bɔːlˈsæmɪk| — of or relating to or containing balsam
Baltic |ˈbɔːltɪk| — a sea in northern Europe; stronghold of the Russian navy
baluster |ˈbæləstər| — one of a number of closely spaced supports for a railing
balustrade |ˌbæləˈstreɪd| — a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling
bam |bæm| — an ancient city in southeastern Iran; destroyed by an earthquake in 2003
bamboo |ˌbæmˈbuː| — the hard woody stems of bamboo plants; used in construction and crafts and fishing poles
bamboozle |bæmˈbuːzl| — conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end
ban |bæn| — a decree that prohibits something
banal |bəˈnɑːl| — repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
banality |bəˈnælətɪ| — a trite or obvious remark
banalize |ˈbænəlaɪz| — To make something banal or commonplace.
banana |bəˈnænə| — any of several tropical and subtropical treelike herbs of the genus Musa having a terminal crown of large entire leaves and usually bearing hanging clusters of elongated fruits
banausic |bəˈnɔːsɪk| — (formal) ordinary and not refined
band |bænd| — an unofficial association of people or groups
band-saw |ˈbænd sɔː| — Alternative spelling of bandsaw.
bandage |ˈbændɪdʒ| — a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body
bandaging |ˈbændɪdʒɪŋ| — the act of applying a bandage
bandana |bænˈdænə| — large and brightly colored handkerchief; often used as a neckerchief
bandanna |bænˈdænə| — large and brightly colored handkerchief; often used as a neckerchief
bandbox |ˈbændbɑːks| — a light cylindrical box for holding light articles of attire (especially hats)
bandeau |ˈbændəʊ| — an undergarment worn by women to support their breasts
bandeaux |ˈbændəʊz| — plural form of bandeau
banded |ˈbændəd| — marked with bands or strips of contrasting color or texture
banderol |banderɒl| — Alternative form of banderole.
banderole |banderɒl| — A little banner, flag, or streamer.
bandicoot |ˈbændɪkuːt| — any of various agile ratlike terrestrial marsupials of Australia and adjacent islands; insectivorous and herbivorous
bandit |ˈbændɪt| — an armed thief who is (usually) a member of a band
banditry |ˈbændətrɪ| — the practice of plundering in gangs
banditti |bænˈdɪtiː| — 1811, Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility, chapter 18
bandmaster |ˈbændmæstər| — the conductor of a band
bandog |ˈbænˌdɔːɡ| — (now rare) A dog that has been tied up; a mastiff or other kind of guard dog.
bandoleer |ˌbændəˈlɪər| — a broad cartridge belt worn over the shoulder by soldiers
bandolero |ˌbændəˈleɪrəʊ| — An outlaw or bandit, specially of Spain or Mexico.
bandolier |ˌbændəˈlɪr| — a broad cartridge belt worn over the shoulder by soldiers
bandoline |ˈbænˌdliːn| — A glutinous pomatum for the hair.
bandsman |ˈbændzmən| — a player in a band (especially a military band)
bandstand |ˈbændstænd| — a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air
bandwagon |ˈbændwæɡən| — a popular trend that attracts growing support
bandwidth |ˈbændwɪdθ| — a data transmission rate; the maximum amount of information (bits/second) that can be transmitted along a channel
bandy |ˈbændɪ| — toss or strike a ball back and forth
bandy-legged |ˌbændɪ ˈleɡɪd| — have legs that curve outward at the knees
bane |beɪn| — something causing misery or death
baneful |ˈbeɪnfəl| — exceedingly harmful
banewort |ˈbeɪnwɜːt| — (botany) Atropa belladonna, deadly nightshade.
bang |bæŋ| — a vigorous blow
bang up |ˈbæŋ ʌp| — damage or destroy as if by violence
bang-up |ˈbæŋˌʌp| — very good
banger |ˈbæŋər| — (British informal) pork sausage
bangle |ˈbæŋɡl| — jewelry worn around the wrist for decoration
banian |ˈbænjən| — East Indian tree that puts out aerial shoots that grow down into the soil forming additional trunks
banish |ˈbænɪʃ| — expel from a community or group
banished |ˈbænɪʃt| — simple past tense and past participle of banish
banishment |ˈbænɪʃmənt| — the state of being banished or ostracized (excluded from society by general consent)
banister |ˈbænɪstər| — a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling
banisters |ˈbænɪstəz| — plural form of banister
banjo |ˈbændʒəʊ| — a stringed instrument of the guitar family that has long neck and circular body
bank |bæŋk| — sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)
bank-note |ˈbæŋknəʊt| — Alternative form of banknote.
bank-rate |ˈbæŋk reɪt| — (economics) The rate of interest that a central bank charges when it lends money to another bank
bankable |ˈbæŋkəbl| — guaranteed to bring a profit
bankbook |ˈbæŋkˌbʊk| — a record of deposits and withdrawals and interest held by depositors at certain banks
banker |ˈbæŋkər| — a financier who owns or is an executive in a bank
banking |ˈbæŋkɪŋ| — engaging in the business of keeping money for savings and checking accounts or for exchange or for issuing loans and credit etc.
banknote |ˈbæŋknəʊt| — a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)
bankroll |ˈbæŋkrəʊl| — a roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.)
bankrupt |ˈbæŋkrʌpt| — someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts
bankruptcy |ˈbæŋkrʌptsɪ| — a state of complete lack of some abstract property
banned |ˈbænd| — forbidden by law
banner |ˈbænər| — long strip of cloth or paper used for decoration or advertising
bannerette |ˌbænəˈret| — An alternative form of banneret, small banner
bannock |ˈbanək| — a flat bread made of oat or barley flour; common in New England and Scotland
banns |bænz| — a public announcement of a proposed marriage
banquet |ˈbæŋkwɪt| — a ceremonial dinner party for many people
banqueter |ˈbæŋkwɪtər| — A guest at a banquet.
banquette |bæŋˈket| — an upholstered bench
banshee |bænˈʃiː| — (Irish folklore) a female spirit who wails to warn of impending death
bantam |ˈbæntəm| — any of various small breeds of fowl
banter |ˈbæntər| — light teasing repartee
banting |ˈbæntɪŋ| — Canadian physiologist who discovered insulin with C. H. Best and who used it to treat diabetes(1891-1941)
bantling |ˈbæntlɪŋ| — (UK dialectal) An infant or young child.
banyan |ˈbænjən| — East Indian tree that puts out aerial shoots that grow down into the soil forming additional trunks
baobab |ˈbeɪəʊbæb| — African tree having an exceedingly thick trunk and fruit that resembles a gourd and has an edible pulp called monkey bread
bap |bæp| — a small loaf or roll of soft bread
baptism |ˈbæptɪzəm| — a Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth
baptismal |bæpˈtɪzməl| — of or relating to baptism
baptist |ˈbæptɪst| — follower of Baptistic doctrines
baptistery |ˈbæptəstrɪ| — bowl for baptismal water
baptistry — bowl for baptismal water
baptize |bæpˈtaɪz| — administer baptism to
baptized |bæpˈtaɪzd| — having undergone the Christian ritual of baptism
baptizing |bæpˈtaɪzɪŋ| — Present participle of baptize.
bar |bɑːr| — a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
bar-fly |ˈbɑːrˌflaɪ| — Alternative spelling of barfly.
barack |bəˈrɑːk| — A male given name.
barathea |ˌbærʌˈθiːə| — a soft fabric, made from various combinations of wool, silk and cotton, with a lightly ribbed surface
barb |bɑːrb| — an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
barbarian |bɑːrˈberɪən| — a member of an uncivilized people
barbaric |bɑːrˈbærɪk| — without civilizing influences
barbarism |ˈbɑːrbərɪzəm| — a brutal barbarous savage act
barbarity |bɑːrˈbærətɪ| — the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane
barbarize |ˈbɑːrbəraɪz| — become crude or savage or barbaric in behavior or language
barbarous |ˈbɑːrbərəs| — (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
barbate |ˈbɑːrbeɪt| — having hair on the cheeks and chin
barbecue |ˈbɑːrbɪkjuː| — meat that has been barbecued or grilled in a highly seasoned sauce
barbed |bɑːrbd| — capable of wounding
barbel |ˈbɑːrbəl| — slender tactile process on the jaws of a fish
barbell |ˈbɑːrbel| — a bar to which heavy discs are attached at each end; used in weightlifting
barber |ˈbɑːrbər| — United States composer (1910-1981)
barberry |ˈbɑːb(ə)rɪ| — any of numerous plants of the genus Berberis having prickly stems and yellow flowers followed by small red berries
barbette |barˈbet| — (formerly) a mound of earth inside a fort from which heavy gun can be fired over the parapet
barbican |ˈbɑːrbɪkən| — a tower that is part of a defensive structure (such as a castle)
barbiturate |bɑːrˈbɪtʃʊrət| — organic compound having powerful soporific effect; overdose can be fatal
barbituric |ˌbɑːrbəˈtjʊrɪk| — (organic chemistry) Of or pertaining to barbituric acid or its derivatives.
barcarole |ˌbɑːrkəˈrəʊl| — a boating song sung by Venetian gondoliers
barcarolle |ˌbɑːrkəˈrəʊl| — a boating song sung by Venetian gondoliers
bard |bɑːrd| — a lyric poet
bardic |ˈbɑːrdɪk| — being a bard or relating to a bard's poetry
bare |ber| — lay bare
bareback |ˈberbæk| — without a saddle
barebacked |ˌbeəˈbækt| — without a saddle
barebone — A very lean person, especially one whose bones show through the skin
barefaced |ˈberfeɪst| — with no effort to conceal
barefoot |ˈberfʊt| — without shoes on
barefooted |ˈbeəfʊtɪd| — without shoes on
bareheaded |ˌberˈhedɪd| — having the head uncovered
barelegged |ˈberleɡəd| — having the legs uncovered by clothing
barely |ˈberlɪ| — only a very short time before
barenecked |ˈbeəˈnekt| — Having the neck bare.
bareness |ˈbeənəs| — a bleak and desolate atmosphere
baresark |ˈbersɑːrk| — (obsolete) A berserker, or Norse warrior who fought without armour.
barf |bɑːrf| — the matter ejected in vomiting
barfly |ˈbɑːrflaɪ| — (slang) a person who spends much time in a bar or similar drinking establishment
bargain |ˈbɑːrɡən| — an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
bargain-basement |ˈbeɪsmənt| — Alternative form of bargain basement.
bargainer |ˈbɑːrɡənər| — someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
bargaining |ˈbɑːrɡənɪŋ| — the negotiation of the terms of a transaction or agreement
barge |bɑːrdʒ| — a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)
barge in |ˈbɑːrdʒ ɪn| — enter uninvited; informal
barge-pole |ˈbɑːrdʒpəʊl| — A type of quant pole used to propel a barge through the water
bargee |bɑːrˈdʒiː| — someone who operates a barge
bargeman |ˈbɑːrdʒmən| — someone who operates a barge
baric |ˈbærɪk| — of or relating to or containing barium
barilla |bəˈrɪlə| — bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leaves; burned to produce a crude soda ash
baring |ˈberɪŋ| — the removal of covering
baritone |ˈbærɪtəʊn| — a male singer
barium |ˈberɪəm| — a soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group; found in barite
bark |bɑːrk| — tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
barkeeper |ˈbɑːrˌkiːpər| — an employee who mixes and serves alcoholic drinks at a bar
barken |ˈbɑːkən| — (poetic) Made of bark.
barker |ˈbɑːrkər| — someone who stands in front of a show (as at a carnival) and gives a loud colorful sales talk to potential customers
barkery |ˈbɑːkərɪ| — A tanhouse.
barking |ˈbɑːrkɪŋ| — Present participle of bark.
barley |ˈbɑːrlɪ| — a grain of barley
barley-water |ˈbɑːrlɪ wɔːrtər| — (UK) A soft drink made by boiling pearl barley with water, and adding flavouring and sugar
barleybreak — Alternative form of barleybrake.
barleycorn |ˈbɑːrlɪkɔːrn| — a grain of barley
barling |ˈbɑːlɪŋ| — (UK dialectal) The smallest pig in a litter; runt.
barlow |ˈbɑːrˌləʊ| — The name of several villages in north-eastern England.
barm |bɑːrm| — a commercial leavening agent containing yeast cells; used to raise the dough in making bread and for fermenting beer or whiskey
barmaid |ˈbɑːrmeɪd| — a female bartender
barman |ˈbɑːrmən| — an employee who mixes and serves alcoholic drinks at a bar
barmy |ˈbɑːrmɪ| — marked by spirited enjoyment
barn |bɑːrn| — an outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals
barn-door |bɑːrn ˈdɔːr| — The large door of a barn.
barn-owl |ˈbɑːnaʊl| — An owl of the genus Tyto, often having a white face and commonly found in barns and other farm buildings.
barnacle |ˈbɑːrnəkl| — marine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendages; free-swimming as larvae; as adults form a hard shell and live attached to submerged surfaces
barnacles |ˈbɑːrnəkəlz| — plural form of barnacle
barney |ˈbɑːrnɪ| — (UK, Australia, slang) A noisy argument.
barnstorm |ˈbɑːrnstɔːrm| — appear at county fairs and carnivals as a stunt flier and parachute jumper
barnstormer |ˈbɑːrnstɔːrmər| — an actor who travels around the country presenting plays
barnyard |ˈbɑːrnjɑːrd| — a yard adjoining a barn
barograph |ˈbærəɡræf| — a recording barometer; automatically records on paper the variations in atmospheric pressure
barometer |bəˈrɑːmɪtər| — an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure
barometric |ˌbærəˈmetrɪk| — relating to atmospheric pressure or indicated by a barometer
barometrical |ˌbærəˈmetrɪkəl| — relating to atmospheric pressure or indicated by a barometer
baron |ˈbærən| — a nobleman (in various countries) of varying rank
baronage |ˈberənɪj| — the peers of a kingdom considered as a group
baroness |ˌbærəˈnes| — a noblewoman who holds the rank of baron or who is the wife or widow of a baron
baronet |ˈbærənət| — a member of the British order of honor; ranks below a baron but above a knight
baronetage |ˈbarənɪtɪj ˌbarəˈnetɪj| — the collective body of baronets
baronetcy |ˈbærənətsɪ| — the rank or dignity or position of a baronet or baroness
baronial |bəˈrəʊnɪəl| — impressive in appearance
barony |ˈbærənɪ| — the estate of a baron
baroque |bəˈrəʊk| — the historic period from about 1600 until 1750 when the baroque style of art, architecture, and music flourished in Europe
baroscope |ˈbærʌskəʊp| — barometer
barouche |bəˈruːʃ| — a horse-drawn carriage having four wheels; has an outside seat for the driver and facing inside seats for two couples and a folding top
barque |bɑːrk| — a sailing ship with 3 (or more) masts
barrack |ˈbærək| — a building or group of buildings used to house military personnel
barracking |ˈbærəkɪŋ| — shouting to interrupt a speech with which you disagree
barracks |ˈbærəks| — plural form of barrack
barracouta |ˌbærəˈkuːtə| — a large marine food fish common on the coasts of Australia, New Zealand, and southern Africa
barracuda |ˌbærəˈkuːdə| — any voracious marine fish of the genus Sphyraena having an elongated cylindrical body and large mouth with projecting lower jaw and long strong teeth
barrage |bəˈrɑːʒ| — the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)
barranca |bəˈraŋkə| — A steep-sided gulch or arroyo; a canyon or ravine.
barrator |ˈbærʌtər| — someone guilty of barratry
barratry |ˈbærʌtriː| — traffic in ecclesiastical offices or preferments
barred |ˈbɑːrd| — preventing entry or exit or a course of action
barrel |ˈbærəl| — a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired
barrel-head |ˈbærəlhed| — Alternative form of barrelhead.
barrel-organ |ˈbærəlˌɔːɡən| — A musical instrument in which air from a bellows is admitted to a set of pipes by means of pins inserted into a revolving barrel.
barrel-roll |rəʊl| — An aerobatic flying maneuver in which the pilot causes the airplane to complete one loop in the same time that the airplane completes one roll, creating the appearance that the airplane is riding on the inside of a cylinder.
barrelhead |ˈberəlˌhed| — The flat top of a barrel that has been stood vertically.
barren |ˈbærən| — an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation
barrenness |ˈbærənəs| — the state (usually of a woman) of having no children or being unable to have children
barret |ˈbæˌrɪt| — A kind of cap formerly worn by soldiers.
barrett |ˈbæˌrɪt| — A surname.
barrette |bæˈret| — a pin for holding women's hair in place
barricade |ˌbærɪˈkeɪd| — a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.
barricado — block off with barricades
barrier |ˈbærɪər| — a structure or object that impedes free movement
barring |ˈbɑːrɪŋ| — the act of excluding someone by a negative vote or veto
barrister |ˈbærɪstər| — a British or Canadian lawyer who speaks in the higher courts of law on behalf of either the defense or prosecution
barroom |ˈbɑːruːm| — a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
barrow |ˈbærəʊ| — the quantity that a barrow will hold
barrow-boy |ˈbærəʊ bɔɪ| — a hawker of fruit and vegetables from a barrow
bartender |ˈbɑːrtendər| — an employee who mixes and serves alcoholic drinks at a bar
barter |ˈbɑːrtər| — an equal exchange
barter away |ˈbɑːrtər əˈweɪ| — trade in in a bartering transaction
bartizan |ˈbɑːrtɪzən| — Alternative form of bartisan.
barton |ˈbɑːrtən| — A farmyard.
baryta |bəˈraɪtə| — any of several compounds of barium
barytone |ˈbærɪˌtəʊn| — a male singer
bas-relief |ˌbæs rɪˈliːf| — Alternative spelling of bas relief.
basal |ˈbeɪsl| — of or being the essential or basic part
basalt |bəˈsɔːlt| — the commonest type of solidified lava; a dense dark grey fine-grained igneous rock that is composed chiefly of plagioclase feldspar and pyroxene
basaltic |bəˈsɔːltɪk| — of or relating to or containing basalt
basan — Alternative form of basil (a tanned sheepskin)
bascule |ˈbæskjuːl| — a structure or device in which one end is counterbalanced by the other (on the principle of the seesaw)
bascule-bridge |ˈbæskjuːlˈbrɪdʒ| — A movable bridge consisting of one or two opening leafs equipped with balancing counterweights that ease and speedy up their operation.
base |beɪs| — installation from which a military force initiates operations
baseball |ˈbeɪsbɔːl| — a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs
baseboard |ˈbeɪsbɔːrd| — a molding covering the joint formed by a wall and the floor
baseborn |ˈbeɪsbɔːn| — of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)
baseless |ˈbeɪsləs| — without a basis in reason or fact
baselessness |ˈbeɪsləsnəs| — The state or quality of being baseless.
baseline |ˈbeɪslaɪn| — an imaginary line or standard by which things are measured or compared
basely |beɪslɪ| — in a despicable, ignoble manner
basement |ˈbeɪsmənt| — the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage
baseness |ˈbeɪsnəs| — unworthiness by virtue of lacking higher values
bases |ˈbeɪsiːz| — plural form of base
bash |bæʃ| — a vigorous blow
bashaw |bɪˈʃɒ| — (now rare, historical) A pasha. [16th-19th c.]
basher |ˈbæʃər| — One who bashes something, figuratively or literally.
bashful |ˈbæʃfl| — self-consciously timid
bashfully |ˈbæʃflɪ| — in a shy or timid or bashful manner
bashfulness |ˈbæʃfnəs| — feeling embarrassed due to modesty
bashing |ˈbæʃɪŋ| — Present participle of bash.
basic |ˈbeɪsɪk| — a popular programming language that is relatively easy to learn; an acronym for beginner's all-purpose symbolic instruction code; no longer in general use
basically |ˈbeɪsɪklɪ| — in essence; at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature
basicity |beɪˈsɪsɪtiː| — (uncountable) The condition of being basic
basics |ˈbeɪsɪks| — a statement of fundamental facts or principles
basil |ˈbæzl| — any of several Old World tropical aromatic annual or perennial herbs of the genus Ocimum
basilic |bəˈsɪlɪk| — A basilica.
basilica |bəˈzɪlɪkə| — an early Christian church designed like a Roman basilica; or a Roman Catholic church or cathedral accorded certain privileges
basilisk |ˈbæzɪlɪsk| — (classical mythology) a serpent (or lizard or dragon) able to kill with its breath or glance
basin |ˈbeɪsn| — a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids
basinet |ˌbasəˈnet| — a medieval steel helmet
basis |ˈbeɪsɪs| — a relation that provides the foundation for something
bask |bæsk| — derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in
basket |ˈbæskɪt| — a container that is usually woven and has handles
basket-hilt |ˈbɑːskɪtɪhɪlt| — A style of sword hilt that surrounds and protects the hand.
basket-work |ˈbɑːskɪtwɜːk| — Alternative spelling of basketwork.
basketball |ˈbæskɪtbɔːl| — a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop
basketful |ˈbæskɪtfʊl| — the quantity contained in a basket
basketry |ˈbæskətrɪ| — the craft of basket making
basketwork |ˈbæskɪtwɜːrk| — Material woven in the style of a basket.
basnet |ˈbæsnɪt| — Alternative form of bascinet.
bason |ˈbæsən| — (obsolete) A basin.
basque |bæsk| — a member of a people of unknown origin living in the western Pyrenees in France and Spain
bass |beɪs| — the lowest part of the musical range
bass-relief |ˈbæsrɪˌliːf| — Dated form of bas relief.
bass-viol |ˈbeɪsˌvaɪəl| — A fretted, bowed, stringed musical instrument from the viola da gamba family. It occupies the bass range and is the lowest instrument in the family. Similar to (but smaller than) a cello.
basset |ˈbæsɪt| — smooth-haired breed of hound with short legs and long ears
bassinet |ˌbæsɪˈnet| — a basket (usually hooded) used as a baby's bed
bassinette |ˌbæsɪˈnet| — Alternative spelling of bassinet.
basso |ˈbæsəʊ| — an adult male singer with the lowest voice
bassoon |bəˈsuːn| — a double-reed instrument; the tenor of the oboe family
basswood |ˈbaswʊd| — soft light-colored wood of any of various linden trees; used in making crates and boxes and in carving and millwork
bast |bast| — strong woody fibers obtained especially from the phloem of from various plants
bastard |ˈbæstərd| — insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
bastardize |ˈbæstərdaɪz| — change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms
bastardly — born out of wedlock
bastardy |ˈbæstədɪ| — the status of being born to parents who were not married
baste |beɪst| — a loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric together
bastille |ˈbæˌstɪl| — a fortress built in Paris in the 14th century and used as a prison in the 17th and 18th centuries; it was destroyed July 14, 1789 at the start of the French Revolution
bastinado |ˌbæstɪˈnɑːdəʊ| — a cudgel used to give someone a beating on the soles of the feet
basting |ˈbeɪstɪŋ| — a loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric together
bastion |ˈbæstɪən| — a group that defends a principle
bat |bæt| — nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
batata |bæˈtɑːtə| — sweet potato (the plant).
batch |bætʃ| — all the loaves of bread baked at the same time
bate |beɪt| — moderate or restrain; lessen the force of
batfowl |ˈbatfaʊl| — catch birds by temporarily blinding them
bath |bæθ| — a vessel containing liquid in which something is immersed (as to process it or to maintain it at a constant temperature or to lubricate it)
bath-tub |ˈbɑːθtʌb| — Common misspelling of bathtub.
bathe |beɪð| — the act of swimming for pleasure or recreation
bather |ˈbeɪðər| — a person who travels through the water by swimming
bathhouse |ˈbæθhaʊs| — a building containing dressing rooms for bathers
bathing |ˈbeɪðɪŋ| — immersing the body in water or sunshine
bathing-box |ˈbeɪðɪŋbɒks| — (UK, Australia) A beach hut.
bathing-machine |ˈbeɪðɪŋ məʃiːn| — (in the 19th and early 20th century) A portable changing room that was rolled down a beach to the edge of the sea to allow people to paddle in the sea modestly.
bathometer |bəˈθɑːmɪtər| — an instrument that measures the depth of water
bathos |ˈbeɪθɑːs| — triteness or triviality of style
bathrobe |ˈbæθrəʊb| — a loose-fitting robe of towelling; worn after a bath or swim
bathroom |ˈbæθruːm| — a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet
baths |ˈbæθs| — plural form of bath
bathtub |ˈbæθtʌb| — a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body
bathwater |ˈbæθwɔːtər| — The water used in a bath (bathtub).
bathymetry |bəˈθɪmɪtriː| — measuring the depths of the oceans
bathyscaph — navigable deep diving vessel for underwater exploration
bathyscaphe |ˈbæθɪˌskeɪf| — navigable deep diving vessel for underwater exploration
bathysphere |ˈbæθɪsfɪr| — spherical deep diving apparatus (lowered by a cable) for underwater exploration
bating |ˈbeɪtɪŋ| — Present participle of bate.
batiste |bæˈtiːst| — a thin plain-weave cotton or linen fabric; used for shirts or dresses
batman |ˈbætmən| — an orderly assigned to serve a British military officer
baton |bəˈtɑːn| — a thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choir
batsman |ˈbætsmən| — (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting
battalion |bəˈtælɪən| — an army unit usually consisting of a headquarters and three or more companies
battels |ˈbætʌlz| — plural form of battel
batten |ˈbætn| — stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber
batter |ˈbætər| — (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting
battered |ˈbætərd| — damaged by blows or hard usage
battering-ram |ˈbætərɪŋræm| — (historical) A heavy object used for battering down walls and gates before gunpowder was known.
battery |ˈbætərɪ| — group of guns or missile launchers operated together at one place
battery-powered — powered by one or more electric batteries
batting |ˈbatɪŋ| — (baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base
battle |ˈbætl| — a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
battle-ax |ˈbætlæks| — a broadax used as a weapon
battle-axe |ˈbætl æks| — a sharp-tongued domineering wife
battle-cruiser |ˈbætl kruːzər| — (military) A fast, relatively lightly armoured cruiser designed to act as an advanced scout of the battle fleet; a development of the Dreadnought battleships
battle-cry |ˈbætlkraɪ| — (military) An exclamation troops yell out when going to war or battle.
battle-fleet |ˈbætlfliːt| — an operational naval task force consisting of a variety of surface combatants designed to operate as an coordinated unit; subdivided into battle groups
battle-piece |ˈbætlpiːs| — A painting, or a musical composition, representing a battle.
battledore |ˈbætldɔːr| — a light long-handled racket used by badminton players
battlefield |ˈbætlfiːld| — a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought
battleground |ˈbætəlˌɡrɑʊnd| — a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought
battlement |ˈbadlmənt| — a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns
battler |ˈbætlə| — someone who fights (or is fighting)
battles |ˈbætəlz| — plural form of battle
battleship |ˈbætlʃɪp| — large and heavily armoured warship
battlewagon |ˈbadlˌwaɡən| — large and heavily armoured warship
battue |bæˈtuː| — a hunt in which beaters force the game to flee in the direction of the hunter
batty |ˈbætɪ| — informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
bauble |ˈbɔːbl| — a mock scepter carried by a court jester
baubling |ˈbɔːblɪŋ| — Obsolete form of bawbling.
baulk |bɔːk| — the area on a billiard table behind the balkline
baulky |ˈbɔːkɪ| — Alternative spelling of balky.
bauxite |ˈbɔːksaɪt| — a clay-like mineral; the chief ore of aluminum; composed of aluminum oxides and aluminum hydroxides; used as an abrasive and catalyst
Bavarian |bəˈverɪən| — a native or an inhabitant of Bavaria
bawbee |ˈbɔːbiː| — an old Scottish coin of little value
bawd |bɔːd| — a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
bawdiness |ˈbɔːdɪnəs| — the trait of behaving in an obscene manner
bawdry |ˈbɔːdriː| — lewd or obscene talk or writing
bawdy |ˈbɔːdɪ| — lewd or obscene talk or writing
bawdy-house |ˈbɔːdɪhaʊs| — (now chiefly historical, formal) A brothel; a house of prostitution.
bawl |bɔːl| — shout loudly and without restraint
bawl out |ˈbɒl ˈaʊt| — censure severely or angrily
bay |beɪ| — an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
bay-salt |ˈbeɪˈsɔːlt| — Salt obtained from seawater by evaporation in shallow pits or basins, by the heat of the sun.
bayadere |ˈbaɪəˌdiːr| — (countable, dated) A female dancer
Bayesian — of or relating to statistical methods based on Bayes' theorem
bayonet |ˈbeɪənət| — a knife that can be fixed to the end of a rifle and used as a weapon
bayou |ˈbaɪuː| — a swampy arm or slow-moving outlet of a lake (term used mainly in Mississippi and Louisiana)
bazaar |bəˈzɑːr| — a shop where a variety of goods are sold
bazar |bəˈzɑːr| — a street of small shops (especially in Orient)
bazooka |bəˈzuːkə| — a portable rocket launcher used by infantrymen as an antitank weapon