English dictionary


be |bɪ| — a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element

be on |bɪ ɑːn| — appear in a show, on T.V. or radio

be-all |ˈbiːl| — (poetic) The whole; all that is to be.

be-in |ˈbiːˈɪn| — (dated) A gathering of hippies in a public place. [from 20th c.]

beach |biːtʃ| — an area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lake

beach-head |ˈbiːtʃhed| — Alternative form of beachhead.

beach-la-mar |ˈbiːtʃləˈmɑː| — Alternative form of Bislama.

beachhead |ˈbiːtʃhed| — a bridgehead on the enemy's shoreline seized by an amphibious operation

beacon |ˈbiːkən| — a fire (usually on a hill or tower) that can be seen from a distance

beaconage |ˈbiːkənɪdʒ| — Money paid for the maintenance of a beacon.

bead |biːd| — a small ball with a hole through the middle

beaded |ˈbiːdəd| — covered with beads of liquid

beading |ˈbiːdɪŋ| — ornamentation with beads

beadle |ˈbiːdəl| — a minor parish official who serves a ceremonial function

beadledom |ˈbiːdldəm| — Beadles collectively, and their characteristics as a class.

beadleship |ˈbiːdlʃɪp| — The office of a beadle.

beads |ˈbiːdz| — several beads threaded together on a string

beadsman |ˈbiːdzmən| — a person who is paid to pray for the soul of another

beadwork |ˈbiːˌdwərk| — ornamentation with beads

beady |ˈbiːdɪ| — small and round and shiny like a shiny bead or button

beagle |ˈbiːɡl| — a small short-legged smooth-coated breed of hound

beak |biːk| — beaklike mouth of animals other than birds (e.g., turtles)

beaked |biːkt| — having or resembling a beak

beaker |ˈbiːkər| — a flatbottomed jar made of glass or plastic; used for chemistry

beam |biːm| — a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides airplane pilots in darkness or bad weather

beaming |ˈbiːmɪŋ| — cheerful and bright

bean |biːn| — any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae used for food

bean-feast |fiːst| — A variant spelling of beanfeast.

beanbag |ˈbiːnbæɡ| — a small cloth bag filled with dried beans; thrown in games

beanfeast |ˈbiːnfiːst| — an annual dinner party given by an employer for the employees

beano |ˈbiːnəʊ| — a game in which numbered balls are drawn at random and players cover the corresponding numbers on their cards

beanpole |ˈbiːnpəʊl| — A thin pole for supporting bean vines.

bear |ber| — massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws

bear away |ˈber əˈweɪ| — remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state

bear down |ˈber ˈdaʊn| — exert a force with a heavy weight

bear off |ˈber ˈɒf| — remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state

bear on |ˈber ɑːn| — be relevant to

bear out |ˈber ˈaʊt| — support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm

bear up |ˈber ʌp| — endure cheerfully

bear-pit |ˈbeəpɪt| — (slang) A question and answer forum with a group of politicians.

bearable |ˈberəbl| — capable of being borne though unpleasant

beard |bɪrd| — the hair growing on the lower part of a man's face

bearded |ˈbɪrdɪd| — having hair on the cheeks and chin

beardless |ˈbɪədləs| — having no beard

bearer |ˈberər| — someone whose employment involves carrying something

bearing |ˈberɪŋ| — relevant relation or interconnection

bearings |ˈberɪŋz| — plural form of bearing

bearish |ˈberɪʃ| — expecting prices to fall

bearskin |ˈberskɪn| — the pelt of a bear (sometimes used as a rug)

beast |biːst| — a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

beastliness |ˈbiːstlɪnəs| — the quality of being deliberately mean

beastly |ˈbiːstlɪ| — in a beastly manner

beasts |ˈbiːsts| — plural form of beast

beat |biːt| — a regular route for a sentry or policeman

beat about |ˈbiːt əˈbaʊt| — search anxiously

beat back |ˈbiːt ˈbæk| — cause to move back by force or influence

beat down |ˈbiːt ˈdaʊn| — persuade the seller to accept a lower price

beat in |ˈbiːt ɪn| — teach by drills and repetition

beat out |ˈbiːt ˈaʊt| — come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

beat up |ˈbiːt ʌp| — give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression

beat-up  — damaged by blows or hard usage

beaten |ˈbiːtən| — much trodden and worn smooth or bare

beater |ˈbiːtər| — a worker who rouses wild game from under cover for a hunter

beatific |ˌbiːəˈtɪfɪk| — experiencing or bestowing celestial joy

beatifical  — beatific

beatification |bɪˌætɪfɪkˈeɪʃn| — a state of supreme happiness

beatify |bɪˈætɪfaɪ| — fill with sublime emotion

beating |ˈbiːtɪŋ| — the act of overcoming or outdoing

beatitude |bɪˈætɪtjuːd| — a state of supreme happiness

beatnik |ˈbiːtnɪk| — a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior

beau |bəʊ| — a man who is the lover of a man or woman

beauteous |ˈbjuːtɪəs| — (poetic) beautiful, especially to the sight

beautician |bjuːˈtɪʃn| — someone who works in a beauty parlor

beautified |ˈbjuːtɪfaɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of beautify

beautiful |ˈbjuːtɪfl| — (of weather) highly enjoyable

beautifully |ˈbjuːtɪflɪ| — in a beautiful manner

beautify |ˈbjuːtɪfaɪ| — make more beautiful

beauty |ˈbjuːtɪ| — the qualities that give pleasure to the senses

beauty-sleep |ˈbjuːtɪ sliːp| — (idiomatic) Sleep before midnight, on the belief that early sleep hours conduce to health and beauty.

beauty-spot |ˈbjuːtɪ spɑːt| — A birthmark, especially on a woman.

beaux |bəʊz| — plural form of beau

beaver |ˈbiːvər| — the soft brown fur of the beaver

becalm |bɪˈkɑːm| — make steady

becalmed |bɪˈkɑːmd| — rendered motionless for lack of wind

became |bɪˈkeɪm| — simple past tense of become

because |bɪˈkɔːz| — (archaic) For the reason (that).

bechamel |ˈbeɪʃəˌmel| — milk thickened with a butter and flour roux

beck |bek| — a beckoning gesture

beckon |ˈbekən| — signal with the hands or nod

becloud |bəˈklaʊd| — make less visible or unclear

become |bɪˈkʌm| — enter or assume a certain state or condition

becoming |bɪˈkʌmɪŋ| — according with custom or propriety

bed |bed| — a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep

bed-bug |ˈbedbʌɡ| — Alternative form of bedbug.

bed-sitter |ˌbedˈsɪtər| — bedsit

bedabble |bəˈdabəl| — To dabble about or all over with moisture; make something wet by sprinkling or spattering water, paint, or other liquid on it.

bedaub |bɪˈdɔːb| — spread or daub (a surface)

bedazzle |bɪˈdæzl| — to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light

bedbug |ˈbedbʌɡ| — bug of temperate regions that infests especially beds and feeds on human blood

bedchamber |ˈbedtʃeɪmbər| — a room used primarily for sleeping

bedclothes |ˈbedkləʊðz| — coverings that are used on a bed

bedcover |ˈbedkʌvər| — decorative cover for a bed

bedding |ˈbedɪŋ| — coverings that are used on a bed

bedeck |bɪˈdek| — decorate

bedel |bəˈdel| — Obsolete form of beadle.

bedell |ˈbedəl| — Obsolete spelling of beadle.

bedesman |ˈbiːdzmən| — a person who is paid to pray for the soul of another

bedevil |bɪˈdevl| — treat cruelly

bedew |bɪˈduː| — cover with drops of dew or as with dew

bedfast |ˈbedˌfæst| — confined to bed (by illness)

bedfellow |ˈbedfeləʊ| — a temporary associate

bedgown |ˈbedɡaʊn| — an article of women's clothing for the upper body, usually thigh-length and wrapping or tying in front; a bedjacket

bedhead |ˈbedhed| — The condition of having unkempt hair, generally as a result of having just woken up from sleep.

bedight |bɪˈdaɪt| — decorate

bedim |bəˈdɪm| — make darker and difficult to perceive by sight

bedizen |bɪˈdaɪzən| — decorate tastelessly

bedlam |ˈbedləm| — a state of extreme confusion and disorder

bedlamite |ˈbedləˌmaɪt| — an archaic term for a lunatic

bedouin |ˈbedʊɪn| — a member of a nomadic tribe of Arabs

bedpan |ˈbedpæn| — a shallow vessel used by a bedridden patient for defecation and urination

bedplate |ˈbedpleɪt| — (engineering) The foundation framing or piece, by which the other parts are supported and held in place; the bed.

bedpost |ˈbedpəʊst| — any of 4 vertical supports at the corners of a bedstead

bedraggle |bəˈdræɡəl| — make wet and dirty, as from rain

bedraggled |bɪˈdræɡld| — limp and soiled as if dragged in the mud

bedrid |ˈbedˌrɪd| — confined to bed (by illness)

bedridden |ˈbedrɪdn| — confined to bed (by illness)

bedrock |ˈbedrɑːk| — solid unweathered rock lying beneath surface deposits of soil

bedroom |ˈbedruːm| — a room used primarily for sleeping

bedsheet  — A sheet, a piece of cloth cut and finished as bedlinen.

bedside |ˈbedsaɪd| — space by the side of a bed (especially the bed of a sick or dying person)

bedsit |ˈbedsɪt| — a furnished sitting room with sleeping accommodations (and some plumbing)

bedsitter |ˌbedˈsɪtər| — a furnished sitting room with sleeping accommodations (and some plumbing)

bedsore |ˈbedsɔːr| — a chronic ulcer of the skin caused by prolonged pressure on it (as in bedridden patients)

bedspread |ˈbedspred| — decorative cover for a bed

bedstead |ˈbedsted| — the framework of a bed

bedtime |ˈbedtaɪm| — the time you go to bed

bee |biː| — any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species

bee-line |ˈbiːlaɪn| — Alternative spelling of beeline.

beech |biːtʃ| — any of several large deciduous trees with rounded spreading crowns and smooth grey bark and small sweet edible triangular nuts enclosed in burs; north temperate regions

beechen  — consisting of or made of wood of the beech tree

beef |biːf| — cattle that are reared for their meat

beef-tea  — A strong beef broth.

beef-witted |ˈwɪtɪd| — (obsolete) stupid; dull

beefburger |ˈbiːfbɜːrɡər| — a sandwich consisting of a fried cake of minced beef served on a bun, often with other ingredients

beefeater |ˈbiːfiːtər| — officer in the (ceremonial) bodyguard of the British monarch

beefs |ˈbiːfs| — plural form of beef

beefsteak |ˈbiːfsteɪk| — a beef steak usually cooked by broiling

beefy |ˈbiːfɪ| — muscular and heavily built

beehive |ˈbiːhaɪv| — any workplace where people are very busy

beehouse  — A beehive or apiary.

beekeeper |ˈbiːˌkɪpər| — a farmer who keeps bees for their honey

beekeeping |ˈbiːkiːpɪŋ| — the cultivation of bees on a commercial scale for the production of honey

beeline |ˈbiːlaɪn| — the most direct route

Beelzebub |bɪˈelzɪbʌb| — (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell

beemaster  — (dated) beekeeper

beep |biːp| — a short high tone produced as a signal or warning

beeper |ˈbiːpər| — an electronic device that generates a series of beeps when the person carrying it is being paged

beer |bɪr| — a general name for alcoholic beverages made by fermenting a cereal (or mixture of cereals) flavored with hops

beerhouse |ˈbiːrˌhaʊs| — A tavern that sells beer.

beery |ˈbɪrɪ| — smelling of beer

beestings |ˈbiːstɪŋz| — The first milk drawn from an animal (especially a cow) after it has given birth.

beeswax |ˈbiːzwæks| — a yellow to brown wax secreted by honeybees to build honeycombs

beeswing |ˈbiːzˌwɪŋ| — a filmy, translucent crust found in port and other old wines which have been bottled-aged for a long time

beet |biːt| — biennial Eurasian plant usually having a swollen edible root; widely cultivated as a food crop

beetle |ˈbiːtl| — insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings

beetle off |ˈbiːtəl ˈɒf| — leave suddenly and as if in a hurry

beetle-browed |ˈbiːtl braʊd| — sullen or unfriendly in appearance

beetle-crusher |ˈbiːtlˌkrʌʃər| — (dated, UK) A large, flat foot

beetling |ˈbiːtəlɪŋ| — jutting or overhanging

beetroot |ˈbiːtruːt| — beet having a massively swollen red root; widely grown for human consumption

beeves |biːvz| — (archaic or humorous) plural form of beef: cows, bulls, or steers.

befall |bɪˈfɔːl| — become of; happen to

befallen |bəˈfælən| — past participle of befall

befeather  — To deck or cover with feathers.

befell |bəˈfel| — simple past tense of befall

befit |bɪˈfɪt| — accord or comport with

befog |bɪˈfɑːɡ| — make less visible or unclear

befogged |bɪˈfɔːɡd| — stupefied by alcoholic drink

befool |bɪˈfuːl| — make a fool or dupe of

before |bɪˈfɔːr| — earlier in time; previously

beforehand |bɪˈfɔːrhænd| — ahead of time; in anticipation

befoul |bəˈfaʊl| — spot, stain, or pollute

befouled |bɪˈfaʊld| — made dirty or foul

befriend |bɪˈfrend| — become friends with

befringe |bɪˈfrɪndʒ| — To furnish or adorn with a fringe.

befuddle |bəˈfədl| — be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly

befuddled |bɪˈfʌdəld| — stupefied by alcoholic drink

beg |beɡ| — call upon in supplication; entreat

beg off |ˈbeɡ ˈɒf| — ask for permission to be released from an engagement

begad |bɪˈɡæd| — (archaic) An expression of surprise, shock etc.

began |bɪˈɡæn| — simple past tense of begin

beget |bɪˈɡet| — make (offspring) by reproduction

begetter |bɪˈɡetər| — a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)

beggar |ˈbeɡər| — a pauper who lives by begging

beggarly |ˈbeɡərlɪ| — marked by poverty befitting a beggar

beggary |ˈbeɡərɪ| — a solicitation for money or food (especially in the street by an apparently penniless person)

begging |ˈbeɡɪŋ| — a solicitation for money or food (especially in the street by an apparently penniless person)

begin |bɪˈɡɪn| — Israeli statesman (born in Russia) who (as prime minister of Israel) negotiated a peace treaty with Anwar Sadat (then the president of Egypt) (1913-1992)

beginner |bɪˈɡɪnər| — someone new to a field or activity

beginning |bɪˈɡɪnɪŋ| — the event consisting of the start of something

beginnings |bɪˈɡɪnɪŋz| — plural form of beginning

begird |bəˈɡərd| — To bind with a band or girdle.

begirt |bɪˈɡɜːt| — 1663, Samuel Butler, Hudibras:

begone |bɪˈɡɔːn| — Expressing a desire for someone or something to go away.

begot |bɪˈɡɑːt| — simple past tense of beget

begotten |bɪˈɡɑːtn| — (of offspring) generated by procreation

begrime |bɪˈɡraɪm| — make soiled, filthy, or dirty

begrudge |bɪˈɡrʌdʒ| — be envious of; set one's heart on

beguile |bɪˈɡaɪl| — influence by slyness

beguiling |bɪˈɡaɪlɪŋ| — highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire

begum |ˈbeɪɡəm| — a Muslim woman of high rank in India or Pakistan

begun |bɪˈɡʌn| — past participle of begin

behalf |bɪˈhæf| — as the agent of or on someone's part (usually expressed as `on behalf of' rather than `in behalf of')

behave |bɪˈheɪv| — behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

behavior |bəˈheɪvjər| — manner of acting or controlling yourself

behavioral |bəˈheɪvjərəl| — of or relating to behavior

behaviorism |bɪˈheɪvjərˌɪzəm| — an approach to psychology that emphasizes observable measurable behavior

behaviorist |bəˈheɪvjərəst| — a psychologist who subscribes to behaviorism

behaviour |bɪˈheɪvjər| — the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances

behaviourism |bɪˈheɪvjərɪzəm| — an approach to psychology that emphasizes observable measurable behavior

behead |bɪˈhed| — cut the head of

beheading |bəˈhedɪŋ| — execution by cutting off the victim's head

beheld |bɪˈheld| — simple past tense and past participle of behold

behemoth |bɪˈhiːmɔːθ| — someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful

behest |bɪˈhest| — an authoritative command or request

behind |bɪˈhaɪnd| — the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

behind-the-scenes  — designed and carried out secretly or confidentially

behindhand |bɪˈhaɪndhænd| — in debt

behold |bɪˈhəʊld| — see with attention

beholden |bɪˈhəʊldən| — under a moral obligation to someone

beholder |bɪˈhəʊldər| — a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses

behoof |bɪˈhuːf| — (archaic) Advantage or benefit.

behoove |bəˈhuːv| — be appropriate or necessary

behove |bɪˈhəʊv| — be appropriate or necessary

beige |beɪʒ| — a very light brown

bein |ˈbiːn| — (Now chiefly dialectal) Wealthy; well-to-do.

being |ˈbiːɪŋ| — the state or fact of existing

bejesus |bɪˈdʒiːzəs| — Expressing surprise, annoyance, dismay, or anger.

bejewel |bɪˈdʒuːəl| — adorn or decorate with precious stones

bejeweled |bɪˈdʒuːəld| — covered in jewels, especially as decoration

bejewelled |bɪˈdʒuːəld| — simple past tense and past participle of bejewel

belabor |bəˈleɪbər| — to work at or to absurd length

belabour |bɪˈleɪbər| — to work at or to absurd length

belaid |bɪˈleɪd| — (archaic) simple past tense and past participle of belay; belayed.

belate |bəˈleɪt| — To retard; cause something to be late; delay; benight.

belated |bɪˈleɪtɪd| — after the expected or usual time; delayed

belatedly |bɪˈleɪtɪdlɪ| — later than usual or than expected

belaud |bɪˈlɔːd| — (rare) To load with praise; praise greatly; extol.

belay |ˈbiːleɪ| — something to which a mountain climber's rope can be secured

belch |beltʃ| — a reflex that expels gas noisily from the stomach through the mouth

belcher |ˈbeltʃər| — Someone who belches.

beldam |ˈbeldəm| — an ugly evil-looking old woman

beldame |ˈbeldəm| — an ugly evil-looking old woman

beleaguer |bəˈliːɡər| — annoy persistently

beleaguered |bɪˈlɪɡərd| — Besieged; surrounded by enemy troops.

belemnite |ˈbeləmnaɪt| — a conical calcareous fossil tapering to a point at one end and with a conical cavity at the other end containing (when unbroken) a small chambered phragmocone from the shell of any of numerous extinct cephalopods of the family Belemnitidae

belfry |ˈbelfrɪ| — a bell tower; usually stands alone unattached to a building

Belgian |ˈbeldʒən| — a native or inhabitant of Belgium

Belial |ˈbiːlɪəl| — A wicked demon in Christian and Jewish apocrypha.

belie |bɪˈlaɪ| — be in contradiction with

belief |bɪˈliːf| — any cognitive content held as true

believable |bɪˈliːvəbl| — capable of being believed

believe |bɪˈliːv| — accept as true; take to be true

believer |bɪˈliːvər| — a supporter who accepts something as true

belike |bɪˈlaɪk| — with considerable certainty; without much doubt

belittle |bɪˈlɪtl| — cause to seem less serious; play down

bell |bel| — a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck

bell-bottomed |ˈbel bɒtəmd| — (of trousers) having legs that flare at the bottom

bell-boy |ˈbelbɔɪ| — Alternative form of bellboy.

bell-buoy |ˈbel bɔɪ| — A buoy on which is mounted a bell with four clappers, hung inside an iron cage, which is rung by the motion of the waves

bell-ringer |ˈbel rɪŋər| — Alternative spelling of bell ringer.

bell-tent |ˈbel tent| — A tent having a bell-like shape.

bell-wether |ˈbelˌweðə| — Alternative spelling of bellwether.

belladonna |ˌbeləˈdɑːnə| — perennial Eurasian herb with reddish bell-shaped flowers and shining black berries; extensively grown in United States; roots and leaves yield atropine

bellboy |ˈbelbɔɪ| — someone employed as an errand boy and luggage carrier around hotels

belle |bel| — a young woman who is the most charming and beautiful of several rivals

belled |beld| — (heraldry) Having bells (especially around the neck of an animal)

belles-lettres |ˌbel ˈletrə| — creative writing valued for esthetic content

bellflower |ˈbelˌflaʊ(ə)r| — any of various plants of the genus Campanula having blue or white bell-shaped flowers

bellhop |ˈbelhɑːp| — someone employed as an errand boy and luggage carrier around hotels

bellicose |ˈbelɪkəʊs| — having or showing a ready disposition to fight

bellicosity |ˌbelɪˈkɒsətɪ| — a natural disposition to fight

belligerence |bəˈlɪdʒərəns| — hostile or warlike attitude or nature

belligerency |bəˈlɪdʒrənsɪ| — hostile or warlike attitude or nature

belligerent |bəˈlɪdʒərənt| — someone who fights (or is fighting)

belligerently |bəˈlɪdʒrəntlɪ| — with hostility; in a belligerent hostile manner

bellman |ˈbelmən| — someone employed as an errand boy and luggage carrier around hotels

bellow |ˈbeləʊ| — a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)

bellows |ˈbeləʊz| — (used in the plural) a mechanical device that blows a strong current of air; used to make a fire burn more fiercely or to sound a musical instrument

bellwether |ˈbelweðər| — someone who assumes leadership of a movement or activity

belly |ˈbelɪ| — the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis

belly-button |ˈbelɪˌbʌtn| — Alternative spelling of belly button.

belly-god  — A lover of food; a glutton; an epicure.

belly-land |lænd| — land on the underside without the landing gear

belly-landing |ˈlændɪŋ| — (aviation) A landing of an aircraft without the landing gear being deployed.

bellyache |ˈbelɪeɪk| — an ache localized in the stomach or abdominal region

bellyband |ˈbelɪband| — a cloth band that is worn around the waist (as on infants until the navel has healed)

bellybutton  — a scar where the umbilical cord was attached

bellyful |ˈbelɪfʊl| — an undesirable overabundance

belong |bɪˈlɔːŋ| — be owned by; be in the possession of

belonging |bɪˈlɔːŋɪŋ| — happiness felt in a secure relationship

belongings |bɪˈlɔːŋɪŋz| — something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone

beloved |bɪˈlʌvd| — a beloved person; used as terms of endearment

below |bɪˈləʊ| — in or to a place that is lower

belowground  — under the level of the ground

belt |belt| — endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys

beltane |ˈbelteɪn| — The first day of May (since 1752); May Day, a Scottish quarter day, sometimes associated by Christians with the nearest Church Feast, the Invention of the Cross (May 3rd), and Whitsunday (May 15th).

belted |ˈbeltɪd| — having or provided with a belt

belting |ˈbeltɪŋ| — the material of which belts are made

beltline  — (automotive) The imaginary line marking the upper end of the lower body of an automobile, running just below the bottoms of the windows

beluga |bəˈluːɡə| — valuable source of caviar and isinglass; found in Black and Caspian seas

belvedere |ˈbelvədɪr| — densely branched Eurasian plant; foliage turns purple-red in autumn

bemire |bɪˈmaɪə| — make soiled, filthy, or dirty

bemoan |bɪˈməʊn| — regret strongly

bemuse |bɪˈmjuːz| — cause to be confused emotionally

bemused |bɪˈmjʊzd| — deeply absorbed in thought

ben |ben| — a mountain or tall hill

bench |bentʃ| — a long seat for more than one person

bench-warmer |ˈbentʃˌwɔːrmər| — (sports) (colloquial) A player who rarely or never gets to play in the games or matches, and is most often a substitute.

bench-warrant |ˈbentʃˌwɔːrənt| — An arrest warrant issued by a court against a person guilty of some contempt or indicted for some crime, authorizing his or her arrest on sight.

bencher |ˈbentʃər| — (Canada, law) A senior member of a law society in a Canadian province (except New Brunswick).

benchmark |ˈbentʃmɑːrk| — a standard by which something can be measured or judged

benchwarmer |ˈbentʃwɔːrmər| — Alternative spelling of bench-warmer.

bend |bend| — a circular segment of a curve

bended |ˈbendəd| — used of the back and knees; stooped

bender |ˈbendər| — a tool for bending

bending |ˈbendɪŋ| — movement that causes the formation of a curve

bends |ˈbendz| — pain resulting from rapid change in pressure

beneath |bɪˈniːθ| — in or to a place that is lower

benedick |ˈbenədɪk| — a newly married man (especially one who has long been a bachelor)

benedict |ˈbenəˌdɪkt| — United States anthropologist (1887-1948)

Benedictine |ˌbenɪˈdɪktɪn| — a monk or nun belonging to the order founded by Saint Benedict

benediction |ˌbenɪˈdɪkʃn| — the act of praying for divine protection

benedictory |benɪˈdɪktəriː| — expressing benediction

benefaction |ˌbenɪˈfækʃn| — a contribution of money or assistance

benefactor |ˈbenɪfæktər| — a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)

benefactress |ˈbenəˌfaktrɪs| — a woman benefactor

benefice |ˈbenɪfɪs| — an endowed church office giving income to its holder

beneficence |bəˈnefəsəns| — doing good; feeling beneficent

beneficent |bɪˈnefɪsnt| — generous in assistance to the poor

beneficial |ˌbenɪˈfɪʃl| — promoting or enhancing well-being

beneficiary |ˌbenɪˈfɪʃɪerɪ| — the recipient of funds or other benefits

beneficiation  — crushing and separating ore into valuable substances or waste by any of a variety of techniques

benefit |ˈbenɪfɪt| — financial assistance in time of need

benevolence |bəˈnevələns| — disposition to do good

benevolent |bəˈnevələnt| — showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity

Bengal |ˈbeŋɡəl| — a region whose eastern part is now Bangladesh and whose western part is included in India

Bengalee |beŋˈɡɔːlɪ| — Archaic form of Bengali.

Bengali |beŋˈɡɑːlɪ| — (Hinduism) a member of a people living in Bangladesh and West Bengal (mainly Hindus)

benight  — overtake with darkness or night

benighted |bɪˈnaɪtɪd| — overtaken by night or darkness

benign |bɪˈnaɪn| — kindness of disposition or manner

benignancy  — the quality of being kind and gentle

benignant |bəˈnɪɡnənt| — characterized by kindness and warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjects

benignantly |bəˈnɪɡnətlɪ| — in a benign manner

benignity |bəˈnɪɡnətɪ| — the quality of being kind and gentle

benignly |bəˈnaɪnlɪ| — in a benign manner

benison |ˈbenɪs(ə)n| — a spoken blessing

Benjamin |ˈbenjəmən| — gum resin used especially in treating skin irritation

bent |bent| — a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way

Benthamism |ˈbenθəˌmɪzəm| — (philosophy) The utilitarianist doctrines of Jeremy Bentham.

Benthamite |ˈbenθəˌmaɪt| — relating to the utilitarian philosophy of Jeremy Bentham.

benthic  — of or relating to or happening on the bottom under a body of water

benthos |ˈbenθɑːs| — a region including the bottom of the sea and the littoral zones

benumb |bəˈnəm| — make numb or insensitive

benumbed |bɪˈnʌmd| — lacking sensation

benzedrine |ˈbenzədriːn| — a form of amphetamine

benzene |ˈbenziːn| — a colorless liquid hydrocarbon; highly flammable; carcinogenic; the simplest of the aromatic compounds

benzine |ˈbenziːn| — a colorless liquid hydrocarbon; highly flammable; carcinogenic; the simplest of the aromatic compounds

benzol |ˈbenzɒl| — a colorless liquid hydrocarbon; highly flammable; carcinogenic; the simplest of the aromatic compounds

benzole |ˈbenzɒl| — (organic chemistry) Obsolete spelling of benzol.

benzoyl |ˈbenzəʊaɪl| — (organic chemistry, especially in combination) A univalent radical formally derived from benzoic acid, C6H5CO-, by removal of the hydroxyl group

benzyl |ˈbenzɪl| — the univalent radical derived from toluene

bepuzzle |bɪˈpʌzl| — To puzzle greatly; perplex.

bequeath |bɪˈkwiːð| — leave or give by will after one's death

bequeathal  — The act of bequeathing; bequeathment; bequest.

bequeather  — One who bequeaths.

bequeathing |bɪˈkwiːðɪŋ| — Present participle of bequeath.

bequest |bɪˈkwest| — (law) a gift of personal property by will

berate |bɪˈreɪt| — censure severely or angrily

Berber |ˈbərbər| — a member of an indigenous people of northern Africa

berberis |ˈbərbərɪs| — large genus of shrubs of temperate zones of New and Old Worlds

berberry |ˈbɜːbərɪ| — Alternative form of barberry.

bereave |bɪˈriːv| — deprive through death

bereaved |bɪˈrɪvd| — a person who has suffered the death of someone they loved

bereavement |bɪˈriːvmənt| — state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one

bereft |bɪˈreft| — unhappy in love; suffering from unrequited love

beret |bəˈreɪ| — a cap with no brim or bill; made of soft cloth

berg |bɜːrɡ| — a large mass of ice floating at sea; usually broken off of a polar glacier

berhyme |bɪˈraɪm| — To compose rhymes about; celebrate in rhyme; make poetry about someone.

beriberi |ˌberɪˈberɪ| — avitaminosis caused by lack of thiamine (vitamin B1)

berime |bɪˈraɪm| — Alternative spelling of berhyme.

Berlin |bərˈlɪn| — capital of Germany located in eastern Germany

berm |bɜːrm| — a narrow ledge or shelf typically at the top or bottom of a slope

berry |ˈberɪ| — any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves

berserk |bərˈzɜːrk| — one of the ancient Norse warriors legendary for working themselves into a frenzy before a battle and fighting with reckless savagery and insane fury

berserker |bərˈzərkər| — one of the ancient Norse warriors legendary for working themselves into a frenzy before a battle and fighting with reckless savagery and insane fury

berth |bɜːrθ| — a job in an organization

bertha |ˈbɜːθə| — A lace collar that covers the shoulders of a dress

berthing |ˈbɜːθɪŋ| — Present participle of berth.

beryl |ˈberəl| — the chief source of beryllium; colored transparent varieties are valued as gems

beryllium |bəˈrɪlɪəm| — a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element

beseech |bɪˈsiːtʃ| — ask for or request earnestly

beseeching |bɪˈsiːtʃɪŋ| — begging

beseem |bɪˈsiːm| — accord or comport with

beseeming |bɪˈsiːmɪŋ| — Present participle of beseem.

beset |bɪˈset| — annoy continually or chronically

besetting |bəˈsetɪŋ| — Present participle of beset.

beshrew |bɪˈʃruː| — wish harm upon; invoke evil upon

beside |bɪˈsaɪd| — Next to; at the side of.

besides |bɪˈsaɪdz| — making an additional point; anyway

besiege |bɪˈsiːdʒ| — surround so as to force to give up

besiegement |bɪˈsiːdʒmənt| — The act of besieging, or the state of being besieged.

besieger |bɪˈsiːdʒər| — an enemy who lays siege to your position

beslave  — To make a slave of; enslave.

beslaver |bɪˈslævə| — To cover with slaver, or anything suggesting slaver.

beslobber |bɪˈslɑːbər| — To wet, besmear, or befoul with spittle or anything running from the mouth; cover in slobber; bespawl.

besmear |bəˈsmɪr| — spread or daub (a surface)

besmirch |bɪˈsmɜːrtʃ| — charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

besmoke  — To fill with smoke; act on with smoke; fumigate.

besom |ˈbiːzəm| — a broom made of twigs tied together on a long handle

besot |bɪˈsɒt| — make dull or stupid or muddle with drunkenness or infatuation

besotted |bɪˈsɑːtɪd| — very drunk

besought |bɪˈsɔːt| — (obsolete) simple past tense and past participle of beseech

bespangle |bɪˈspæŋɡʌl| — decorate with spangles

bespangled |bɪˈspæŋɡəld| — simple past tense and past participle of bespangle

bespatter |bɪˈspætər| — spot, splash, or soil

bespeak |bɪˈspiːk| — be a signal for or a symptom of

bespectacled |bɪˈspektəkld| — wearing, or having the face adorned with, eyeglasses or an eyeglass

bespoke |bɪˈspəʊk| — (of clothing) custom-made

bespoken |bɪˈspəʊkən| — (of clothing) custom-made

bespread |bɪˈspred| — To spread over; cover with.

besprent |bəˈsprent| — sprinkled over

besprinkle |bɪˈsprɪŋkəl| — scatter with liquid; wet lightly

Bessemer |ˈbesəmər| — British inventor and metallurgist who developed the Bessemer process (1813-1898)

best |best| — the supreme effort one can make

best-known  — most familiar or renowned

best-seller |best ˈselər| — a bestseller

best-selling |ˌbestˈselɪŋ| — selling in great numbers

bestead |bɪˈsted| — To help, assist.

bested |ˈbestəd| — simple past tense and past participle of best

bestial |ˈbestʃəl| — resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility

bestiality |ˌbestʃɪˈælətɪ| — the stupid brutal quality of a beast

bestir |bɪˈstɜːr| — become active

bestow |bɪˈstəʊ| — present

bestowal |bɪˈstəʊəl| — the act of conferring an honor or presenting a gift

bestrew |bɪˈstruː| — cover by strewing

bestrewed |bɪˈstruːd| — simple past tense of bestrew

bestrewn |bɪˈstruːn| — past participle of bestrew

bestridden |bɪˈstrɪdən| — past participle of bestride

bestride |bɪˈstraɪd| — get up on the back of

bestrode |bɪˈstrəʊd| — simple past tense and past participle of bestride

bet |bet| — the money risked on a gamble

beta |ˈbeɪtə| — the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet

beta-carotene |ˌbiːtəˈkærətiːn| — an isomer of carotene that is found in dark green and dark yellow fruits and vegetables

beta-particle |ˈbiːtəˈpɑːtɪkl| — (physics) An energetic electron or positron produced as the result of a nuclear reaction or nuclear decay.

betake |bɪˈteɪk| — To beteach.

betaken |bɪˈteɪkən| — past participle of betake

betatron |ˈbeɪtətrɑːn| — accelerates a continuous beam of electrons to high speeds by means of the electric field produced by changing magnetic flux

betel |ˈbiːtl| — a leaf of a vine from the betel pepper

bethel |ˈbeθəl| — a house of worship (especially one for sailors)

bethink |bɪˈθɪŋk| — cause oneself to consider something

bethought |bɪˈθɔːt| — (of a thing) Intended; purposed; contrived.

betid |bɪˈtɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of betide

betide |bɪˈtaɪd| — become of; happen to

betimes |bɪˈtaɪmz| — in good time

betoken |bɪˈtəʊkən| — be a signal for or a symptom of

betook |bɪˈtʊk| — Simple past tense of betake.

betray |bɪˈtreɪ| — reveal unintentionally

betrayal |bɪˈtreɪəl| — an act of deliberate betrayal

betrayer |bɪˈtreɪər| — one who reveals confidential information in return for money

betroth |bɪˈtrəʊð| — give to in marriage

betrothal |bɪˈtrəʊðl| — a mutual promise to marry

betrothed |bɪˈtrəʊðd| — the person to whom you are engaged

better |ˈbetər| — something superior in quality or condition or effect

better-known  — more familiar or renowned than the other of two

betterment |ˈbetərmənt| — a change for the better; progress in development

betting |ˈbetɪŋ| — preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance

bettor |ˈbedər| — someone who bets

between |bɪˈtwiːn| — in the interval

betwixt |bɪˈtwɪkst| — in the interval

bevel |ˈbevl| — two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees

bevel-gear |ˈbevəlɡɪə| — A kind of gear in which the two wheels working together lie in different planes and have their teeth cut at right angles to the surfaces of two cones whose apices coincide with the point where the axes of the wheels would meet.

beverage |ˈbevərɪdʒ| — any liquid suitable for drinking

bevy |ˈbevɪ| — a large gathering of people of a particular type

bewail |bɪˈweɪl| — regret strongly

beware |bɪˈwer| — be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to

bewhiskered |bəˈ(h)wɪsˌkərd| — having hair on the cheeks and chin

bewilder |bɪˈwɪldər| — be a mystery or bewildering to

bewildered |bɪˈwɪldərd| — perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment

bewildering |bɪˈwɪldərɪŋ| — Very confusing, perplexing, or baffling, often due to a very large choice being available.

bewilderment |bɪˈwɪldərmənt| — confusion resulting from failure to understand

bewitch |bɪˈwɪtʃ| — attract; cause to be enamored

bewitched |bɪˈwɪtʃt| — captured, as if under a spell

bewitching |bɪˈwɪtʃɪŋ| — capturing interest as if by a spell

bewitchment |bɪˈwɪtʃmənt| — a magical spell

bewray |bɪˈreɪ| — reveal unintentionally

bey |ˈbeɪ| — (formerly) a title of respect for a man in Turkey or Egypt

beyond |bɪˈjɑːnd| — farther along in space or time or degree

bezant |ˈbezənt| — a gold coin of the Byzantine Empire; widely circulated in Europe in the Middle Ages

bezel |ˈbezl| — a sloping edge on a cutting tool

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