B — be bh bi bl bo br bu by ba
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