English dictionary


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

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