English dictionary


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

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

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

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

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

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 |ˈbiːdi| — 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

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

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

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

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 |ˈbiːstlinəs| — the quality of being deliberately mean

beastly |ˈbiːstli| — in a beastly manner

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

beatification |biˌætɪfɪkˈeɪʃn| — a state of supreme happiness

beatify |biˈætɪfaɪ| — fill with sublime emotion

beating |ˈbiːtɪŋ| — the act of overcoming or outdoing

beatitude |biˈætɪtjuːd| — a state of supreme happiness

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

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

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

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

beautiful |ˈbjuːtɪfl| — (of weather) highly enjoyable

beautifully |ˈbjuːtɪfli| — in a beautiful manner

beautify |ˈbjuːtɪfaɪ| — make more beautiful

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

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

becalm |bɪˈkɑːm| — make steady

becalmed |bɪˈkɑːmd| — rendered motionless for lack of wind

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

beck |bek| — a beckoning gesture

beckon |ˈbekən| — signal with the hands or nod

becloud |bəˈkloud| — make less visible or unclear

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

becoming |bɪˈkʌmɪŋ| — according with custom or propriety

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

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 |ˈbedkloʊðz| — 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

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 |ˈbedfeloʊ| — a temporary associate

bedight |bɪˈdʌɪt| — decorate

bedim |bəˈdim| — 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 |ˈbeduɪn| — a member of a nomadic tribe of Arabs

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

bedpost |ˈbedpoʊst| — 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

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

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

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

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

beefy |ˈbiːfi| — muscular and heavily built

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

beekeeper |ˈbiːˌkipər| — 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

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

beery |ˈbɪri| — smelling of beer

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

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

beetling |ˈbiːtəlɪŋ| — jutting or overhanging

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

befall |bɪˈfɔːl| — become of; happen to

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 |bəˈfoul| — spot, stain, or pollute

befouled |bɪˈfaʊld| — made dirty or foul

befriend |bɪˈfrend| — become friends with

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

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 |ˈbeɡərli| — marked by poverty befitting a beggar

beggary |ˈbeɡəri| — 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

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

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

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 |bɪˈhoʊld| — see with attention

beholden |bɪˈhoʊldən| — under a moral obligation to someone

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

behoove |bəˈhuːv| — be appropriate or necessary

behove |bɪˈhoʊv| — be appropriate or necessary

beige |beɪʒ| — a very light brown

being |ˈbiːɪŋ| — the state or fact of existing

bejewel |bɪˈdʒuːəl| — adorn or decorate with precious stones

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

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

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

belatedly |bɪˈleɪtɪdli| — later than usual or than expected

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

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

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

beleaguer |bəˈliːɡər| — annoy persistently

belemnite |ˈbɛləmnʌɪt| — 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 |ˈbelfri| — a bell tower; usually stands alone unattached to a building

Belgian |ˈbeldʒən| — a native or inhabitant of Belgium

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 |bɪˈlʌɪk| — 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

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

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

bellflower |ˈbelˌflou(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 |ˈbelɪkoʊs| — having or showing a ready disposition to fight

bellicosity |ˌbelɪˈkɒsəti| — a natural disposition to fight

belligerence |bəˈlɪdʒərəns| — hostile or warlike attitude or nature

belligerency |bəˈlɪdʒrənsi| — hostile or warlike attitude or nature

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

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

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

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

bellows |ˈbeloʊz| — (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 |ˈbeli| — the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis

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

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

bellyband |ˈbɛlɪband| — 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 |ˈbelifʊl| — 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 |bɪˈloʊ| — 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

belted |ˈbeltɪd| — having or provided with a belt

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

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 |bɪˈmʌɪə| — make soiled, filthy, or dirty

bemoan |bɪˈmoʊn| — regret strongly

bemuse |bɪˈmjuːz| — cause to be confused emotionally

bemused |bɪˈmjuzd| — deeply absorbed in thought

ben |ben| — a mountain or tall hill

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

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

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 |ˈbenɪfæktrəs| — 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 |ˌbenɪˈfɪʃieri| — 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

Bengali |beŋˈɡɑːli| — (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 |bəˈniɡnənt| — characterized by kindness and warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjects

benignantly |bəˈnɪɡnətli| — in a benign manner

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

benignly |bəˈnaɪnli| — in a benign manner

benison |ˈbenəsən -zən| — 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

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

benzyl |ˈbenzɪl| — the univalent radical derived from toluene

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

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

bereave |bɪˈriːv| — deprive through death

bereaved |bɪˈrivd| — 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

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

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

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

berry |ˈberi| — 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 -ˈsər-| — 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

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

beryllium |bəˈrɪliəm| — 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

beset |bɪˈset| — annoy continually or chronically

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

besides |bɪˈsaɪdz| — making an additional point; anyway

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

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

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

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

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

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

besotted |bɪˈsɑːtɪd| — very drunk

bespangle |bɪˈspæŋɡʌl| — decorate with spangles

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 |bɪˈspoʊk| — (of clothing) custom-made

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

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-selling |ˌbestˈselɪŋ| — selling in great numbers

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

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

bestir |bɪˈstɜːr| — become active

bestow |bɪˈstoʊ| — present

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

bestrew |bɪˈstruː| — cover by strewing

bestride |bɪˈstraɪd| — get up on the back of

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

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

betide |bɪˈtaɪd| — become of; happen to

betimes |biˈtaɪmz| — in good time

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

betray |bɪˈtreɪ| — reveal unintentionally

betrayal |bɪˈtreɪəl| — an act of deliberate betrayal

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

betroth |bɪˈtroʊð| — give to in marriage

betrothal |bɪˈtroʊðl| — a mutual promise to marry

betrothed |bɪˈtroʊðd| — 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

beverage |ˈbevərɪdʒ| — any liquid suitable for drinking

bevy |ˈbevi| — 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)wisˌkərd| — 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

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