English dictionary


boa |ˈboʊə| — a long thin fluffy scarf of feathers or fur

boar |bɔːr| — Old World wild swine having a narrow body and prominent tusks from which most domestic swine come; introduced in United States

board |bɔːrd| — a committee having supervisory powers

boarder |ˈbɔːrdər| — a tenant in someone's house

boarding |ˈbɔːrdɪŋ| — the act of passengers and crew getting aboard a ship or aircraft

boardroom |ˈbɔːrdruːm| — a room where a committee meets (such as the board of directors of a company)

boardwalk |ˈbɔːrdwɔːk| — a walkway made of wooden boards; usually at seaside

boast |boʊst| — speaking of yourself in superlatives

boaster |ˈboʊstər| — a very boastful and talkative person

boastful |ˈboʊstfl| — exhibiting self-importance

boastfulness  — outspoken conceit

boasting |ˈboʊstɪŋ| — speaking of yourself in superlatives

boat |boʊt| — a small vessel for travel on water

boat-race |ˈboʊt reɪs| — participate in a boat race

boater |ˈboʊtər| — a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown

boathouse |ˈboʊthaʊs| — a shed at the edge of a river or lake; used to store boats

boating |ˈboʊtɪŋ| — water travel for pleasure

boatman |ˈboʊtmən| — someone who drives or rides in a boat

boatswain |ˈboʊsn| — a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen

bob |bɑːb| — a former monetary unit in Great Britain

bob up |ˈbɑːb ʌp| — originate or come into being

bobber |ˈbɑːbər| — a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line

bobbin |ˈbɑːbɪn| — a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound

bobby |ˈbɑːbi| — an informal term for a British policeman

bobbysoxer  — an adolescent girl wearing bobby socks (common in the 1940s)

bobcat |ˈbɑːbkæt| — small lynx of North America

bobolink |ˈbɒbəlɪŋk| — migratory American songbird

bobsled |ˈbɑːbsˌled| — formerly two short sleds coupled together

bobsleigh |ˈbɑːbsleɪ| — formerly two short sleds coupled together

bobtail |ˈbɑːbteɪl| — a short or shortened tail of certain animals

bock |ˈbɑːk| — a very strong lager traditionally brewed in the fall and aged through the winter for consumption in the spring

bode |boʊd| — indicate, as with a sign or an omen

bodega |bɔːˈdeɪɡɑː| — a small Hispanic shop selling wine and groceries

bodge |bɑːdʒ| — make a mess of, destroy or ruin

bodice |ˈbɑːdɪs| — part of a dress above the waist

bodiless |ˈbodiləs| — not having a material body

bodily |ˈbɑːdɪli| — affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit

boding |ˈboʊdɪŋ| — a feeling of evil to come

bodkin |ˈbɑːdkɪn| — a dagger with a slender blade

body |ˈbɑːdi| — the entire physical structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)

bodybuilder |ˈbɑːdibɪldər| — someone who does special exercises to develop a brawny musculature

bodyguard |ˈbɑːdiɡɑːrd| — someone who escorts and protects a prominent person

bodywork |ˈbɑːdiwɜːrk| — the exterior body of a motor vehicle

Boeotian |biːˈoʊʃən| — of or relating to ancient Boeotia or its people or to the dialect spoken there in classical times

Boer |bɔːr| — a white native of Cape Province who is a descendant of Dutch settlers and who speaks Afrikaans

boffin |ˈbɑːfən| — (British slang) a scientist or technician engaged in military research

boffo |ˈbɒfoʊ| — resoundingly successful and popular

bog |bɑːɡ| — wet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation; has poorer drainage than a swamp; soil is unfit for cultivation but can be cut and dried and used for fuel

bogey |ˈboʊɡi| — an evil spirit

bogeyman |ˈboʊɡimæn| — an imaginary monster used to frighten children

boggle |ˈbɑːɡl| — startle with amazement or fear

boggy |ˈbɑːɡi| — (of soil) soft and watery

bogie |ˈboʊɡi| — an evil spirit

bogus |ˈboʊɡəs| — fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

bogy |ˈboʊɡi| — an unidentified (and possibly enemy) aircraft

Bohemia |boˈhiːmiə| — a historical area and former kingdom in the Czech Republic

Bohemian |boʊˈhiːmiən| — a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa,

boil |bɔɪl| — a painful sore with a hard core filled with pus

boil down |ˌbɔɪl ˈdaʊn| — be the essential element

boil over |ˌbɔɪl ˈoʊvr̩| — overflow or cause to overflow while boiling

boiled |ˌbɔɪld| — cooked in hot water

boiler |ˈbɔɪlər| — sealed vessel where water is converted to steam

boilerplate |ˈbɔɪlərpleɪt| — standard formulations uniformly found in certain types of legal documents or news stories

boilersuit |ˈbɔɪləsuːt| — a loose protective coverall or smock worn over ordinary clothing for dirty work

boiling |ˈbɔɪlɪŋ| — the application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas

boisterous |ˈbɔɪstərəs| — noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline

boisterousness |ˈbɔɪstərəsnɪs| — a turbulent and stormy state of the sea

bold |boʊld| — a typeface with thick heavy lines

boldly |ˈboʊldli| — with boldness, in a bold manner

boldness |ˈboʊldnəs| — the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger

bole |boʊl| — a soft oily clay used as a pigment (especially a reddish brown pigment)

bolero |bəˈleroʊ| — music written in the rhythm of the bolero dance

boletus |bəˈliːtəs| — type genus of Boletaceae; genus of soft early-decaying pore fungi; some poisonous and some edible

bolide |ˈboʊlaɪd| — an especially luminous meteor (sometimes exploding)

bolivar |ˈbɑːləvər| — the basic unit of money in Venezuela; equal to 100 centimos

Bolivian |boˈlɪviən| — a native or inhabitant of Bolivia

boliviano |boʊˌlɪviːˈɑːnoʊ| — the basic unit of money in Bolivia; equal to 100 centavos

boll |boʊl| — the rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plant

bollard |ˈbɑːlərd| — a strong post (as on a wharf or quay or ship for attaching mooring lines)

bollocks |ˈbɑːləks| — make a mess of, destroy or ruin

bologna |bəˈloʊnjə| — the capital of Emilia-Romagna; located in northern Italy to the east of the Apennines

bolometer |bəˈlɑːmɪtər| — an instrument that measures heat radiation; extremely sensitive

boloney |bəˈloʊni| — pretentious or silly talk or writing

Bolshevik |ˈboʊlʃɪvɪk| — emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries

Bolshevism |ˈboʊlʃɪvɪzəm| — Soviet communism

Bolshevist |ˈbolʃɪˌvɪst| — a Russian member of the left-wing majority group that followed Lenin and eventually became the Russian communist party

bolster |ˈboʊlstər| — a pillow that is often put across a bed underneath the regular pillows

bolt |boʊlt| — a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder

bolt-hole |ˈboʊlt hoʊl| — a hole through which an animal may bolt when pursued into its burrow or den

bolus |ˈboʊləs| — a small round soft mass (as of chewed food)

bomb |bɑːm| — an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions

bomb out |ˈbɑːm ˈaʊt| — make somebody homeless by destroying their houses with bombs

bomb up |ˈbɑːm ʌp| — load an aircraft with bombs

bombard |bɑːmˈbɑːrd| — a large shawm; the bass member of the shawm family

bombardier |ˌbɑːmbərˈdɪr| — a noncommissioned officer in the British artillery

bombardment |bɑːmˈbɑːrdmənt| — the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)

bombardon |ˈbɑːmbərdən| — a tuba that coils over the shoulder of the musician

bombast |ˈbɑːmbæst| — pompous or pretentious talk or writing

bombastic |bɑːmˈbæstɪk| — ostentatiously lofty in style

bombazine |bɑːmbəˈziːn| — a twilled fabric used for dresses; the warp is silk and the weft is worsted

bomber |ˈbɑːmər| — a military aircraft that drops bombs during flight

bombing |ˈbɑːmɪŋ| — an attack by dropping bombs

bombproof |ˈbɑːmpruːf| — a chamber (often underground) reinforced against bombing and provided with food and living facilities; used during air raids

bombshell |ˈbɑːmʃel| — an entertainer who has a sensational effect

bombsight |ˈbɑːmsaɪt| — a sighting device in an aircraft for aiming bombs

bombyx  — type genus of the Bombycidae: Chinese silkworm moth

bonanza |bəˈnænzə| — an especially rich vein of precious ore

bonbon |ˈbɑːnbɑːn| — a candy that usually has a center of fondant or fruit or nuts coated in chocolate

bond |bɑːnd| — an electrical force linking atoms

bondage |ˈbɑːndɪdʒ| — the state of being under the control of a force or influence or abstract power

bondholder |ˈbɑːndˌholdər| — a holder of bonds issued by a government or corporation

bonding |ˈbɑndɪŋ| — a close personal relationship that forms between people (as between husband and wife or parent and child)

bondmaid |ˈbɑːndˌmeɪd| — a female bound to serve without wages

bondman |ˈbɑːndmən| — a male bound to serve without wages

bondsman |ˈbɑːndzmən| — a male slave

bondswoman |ˈbɑːndzˌwʊmən| — someone who signs a bond as surety for someone else

bondwoman |ˈbɑːndˌwʊmən| — a female bound to serve without wages

bone |boʊn| — rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates

bone up |ˈboʊn ʌp| — study intensively, as before an exam

bone-dry |boʊn ˈdraɪ| — without a trace of moisture; as dry as a weathered bone

boned |ˈboʊnd| — having had the bones removed

bonehead |ˈboʊnhed| — a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence

boneless |ˈboʊnləs| — being without a bone or bones

boner |ˈboʊnər| — an embarrassing mistake

bones |ˈboʊnz| — (used in the plural) a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance

bonesetter |ˈbəʊnˌsɛtə| — someone (not necessarily a licensed physician) who sets broken bones

bonfire |ˈbɑːnfaɪər| — a large outdoor fire that is lighted as a signal or in celebration

bonhomie |ˌbɑːnəˈmiː| — a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to)

Boniface |ˈbɑːnəˌfeɪs| — (Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith; was martyred in Frisia (680-754)

bonk |bɑːŋk| — have sexual intercourse with

bonkers |ˈbɑːŋkərz| — informal or slang terms for mentally irregular

bonnet |ˈbɑːnət| — a hat tied under the chin

bonny |ˈbɑːni| — very pleasing to the eye

bonus |ˈboʊnəs| — anything that tends to arouse

bony |ˈboʊni| — being very thin

boo |buː| — a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt

boo-boo |ˈbuːbuː| — an embarrassing mistake

boob |buːb| — an ignorant or foolish person

booby |ˈbuːbi| — an ignorant or foolish person

boodle |ˈbuːdəl| — informal terms for money

boogeyman |ˈbʊɡiˌmæn, ˈbuɡi-| — an imaginary monster used to frighten children

book |bʊk| — a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together)

bookbinder |ˈbʊkbaɪndər| — a worker whose trade is binding books

bookbindery  — a bookbinder's workshop; a place for binding books

bookbinding |ˈbʊkbaɪndərɪŋ| — the craft of binding books

bookcase |ˈbʊkkeɪs| — a piece of furniture with shelves for storing books

booked |ˈbʊkt| — reserved in advance

bookend |ˈbʊkend| — a support placed at the end of a row of books to keep them upright (on a shelf or table)

booker |ˈbʊkər| — someone who engages a person or company for performances

bookie |ˈbʊki| — a gambler who accepts and pays off bets (especially on horse races)

booking |ˈbʊkɪŋ| — employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time

bookish |ˈbʊkɪʃ| — characterized by diligent study and fondness for reading

bookkeeper |ˈbʊkkiːpər| — someone who records the transactions of a business

bookkeeping |ˈbʊkkiːpɪŋ| — the activity of recording business transactions

booklet |ˈbʊklət| — a small book usually having a paper cover

booklover  — someone who loves (and usually collects) books

bookmaker |ˈbʊkmeɪkər| — a maker of books; someone who edits or publishes or binds books

bookman |ˈbʊkmən| — a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines

bookmark |ˈbʊkmɑːrk| — a marker (a piece of paper or ribbon) placed between the pages of a book to mark the reader's place

bookmarker |ˈbʊkmɑːrkər| — a marker (a piece of paper or ribbon) placed between the pages of a book to mark the reader's place

bookmobile |ˈbʊkməbiːl| — a van with shelves of books; serves as a mobile library or bookstore

bookplate |ˈbʊkpleɪt| — a label identifying the owner of a book in which it is pasted

bookseller |ˈbʊkselər| — the proprietor of a bookstore

bookshelf |ˈbʊkʃelf| — a shelf on which to keep books

bookshop |ˈbʊkʃɑːp| — a shop where books are sold

bookstall |ˈbʊkstɔːl| — a shop where books are sold

bookstore |ˈbʊkˌstɔːr| — a shop where books are sold

bookworm |ˈbʊkwɜːrm| — a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit

boom |buːm| — a deep prolonged loud noise

boomer |ˈbuːmər| — a member of the baby boom generation in the 1950s

boomerang |ˈbuːməræŋ| — a curved piece of wood; when properly thrown will return to thrower

booming |ˈbuːmɪŋ| — very lively and profitable

boon |buːn| — a desirable state

boondocks |ˈbuːndɑːks| — a remote and undeveloped area

boor |bʊr| — a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement

boorish |ˈbʊrɪʃ| — ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance

boost |buːst| — the act of giving hope or support to someone

booster |ˈbuːstər| — a person who backs a politician or a team etc.

boot |buːt| — footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg

boot out |ˈbuːt ˈaʊt| — remove from a position or office

bootblack |ˈbuːtˌblæk| — a person who polishes shoes and boots

bootee |buːˈtiː| — a slipper that is soft and wool (for babies)

Bootes |boʊˈoʊtiːz| — a constellation in the northern hemisphere near Ursa Major

booth |buːθ| — a table (in a restaurant or bar) surrounded by two high-backed benches

bootjack |ˈbuːtˌdʒæk| — has V-shaped notch for pulling off boots

bootlace |ˈbuːtleɪs| — a long lace for fastening boots

bootleg |ˈbuːtleɡ| — whiskey illegally distilled from a corn mash

bootlegger |ˈbuːˌtleɡər| — someone who makes or sells illegal liquor

bootless |ˈbuːtlɪs| — unproductive of success

bootlick |ˈbuːtlɪk| — try to gain favor by cringing or flattering

bootlicker |ˈbuːtlɪkər| — someone who humbles himself as a sign of respect; who behaves as if he had no self-respect

bootlicking  — attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery

bootmaker |ˈbuːtˌmeɪkə| — a maker of boots

bootstrap |ˈbuːtstræp| — a strap that is looped and sewn to the top of a boot for pulling it on

booty |ˈbuːti| — goods or money obtained illegally

booze |buːz| — an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented

boozer |ˈbuːzər| — a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually

boozing |ˈbuːzɪŋ| — the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess

boozy |buːzi| — given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol

boracic |bəˈrasik| — of or relating to or derived from or containing boron

borage |ˈbɔːrɪdʒ| — hairy blue-flowered European annual herb long used in herbal medicine and eaten raw as salad greens or cooked like spinach

borax |ˈbɔːræks| — an ore of boron consisting of hydrated sodium borate; used as a flux or cleansing agent

Bordeaux |bɔːrˈdoʊ| — a port city in southwestern France; a major center of the wine trade

bordello |bɔːrˈdeloʊ| — a building where prostitutes are available

border |ˈbɔːrdər| — a line that indicates a boundary

bordered |ˈbɔːrdərd| — having a border especially of a specified kind; sometimes used as a combining term

borderer |ˈbɔːrdərər| — an inhabitant of a border area (especially the border between Scotland and England)

borderland |ˈbɔːrdərlænd| — district consisting of the area on either side of a border or boundary of a country or an area

borderline |ˈbɔːrdərlaɪn| — a line that indicates a boundary

bore |bɔːr| — a person who evokes boredom

boreal |bɔːriːəl| — comprising or throughout far northern regions

Boreas |bɔːriːəs| — a wind that blows from the north

borecole |bɔːrˌkoʊl| — a hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a head

bored |bɔːrd| — tired of the world

boredom |ˈbɔːrdəm| — the feeling of being bored by something tedious

borer |ˈbɔːrər| — a drill for penetrating rock

boric |ˈbɔːrɪk| — of or relating to or derived from or containing boron

boring |ˈbɔːrɪŋ| — the act of drilling

born |bɔːrn| — British nuclear physicist (born in Germany) honored for his contributions to quantum mechanics (1882-1970)

boron |ˈbɔːrɑːn| — a trivalent metalloid element; occurs both in a hard black crystal and in the form of a yellow or brown powder

borough |ˈbɜːroʊ| — one of the administrative divisions of a large city

borrow |ˈbɑːroʊ| — get temporarily

borrower |ˈbɑːroʊər| — someone who receives something on the promise to return it or its equivalent

borrowing |ˈbɑːroʊɪŋ| — the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source

borsch |ˈbɔːrʃ| — a Russian or Polish soup usually containing beet juice as a foundation

borscht |bɔːrʃt| — a Russian or Polish soup usually containing beet juice as a foundation

Borstal |ˈbɔːrstl| — formerly a British reform school for youths considered too young to send to prison

borzoi |ˈbɔːrzɔɪ| — tall fast-moving dog breed

bosh |ˈbɑːʃ| — pretentious or silly talk or writing

bosk |bɑːsk| — a small wooded area

bosky |ˈbɒski| — covered with or consisting of bushes or thickets

Bosnian |ˈbɑːzniən| — of or relating to or characteristic of Bosnia-Herzegovina or the people of Bosnia

bosom |ˈbʊzəm| — the chest considered as the place where secret thoughts are kept

boss |bɔːs| — a person who exercises control over workers

bossy |ˈbɔːsi| — offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power

Boston |ˈbɑːstən| — state capital and largest city of Massachusetts; a major center for banking and financial services

bosun |ˈboʊsən| — a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen

bot |bɑːt| — botfly larva; typically develops inside the body of a horse or sheep or human

botanic |bəˈtænɪk| — of or relating to plants or botany

botanical |bəˈtænɪkl| — a drug made from part of a plant (as the bark or root or leaves)

botanist |ˈbɑːtənɪst| — a biologist specializing in the study of plants

botanize |ˈbɒtənaɪz| — collect and study plants

botany |ˈbɑːtəni| — all the plant life in a particular region or period

botch |bɑːtʃ| — an embarrassing mistake

botcher |ˈbɒtʃər| — someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence

botfly |ˈbɑːtˌflaɪ| — stout-bodied hairy dipterous fly whose larvae are parasites on humans and other mammals

both |boʊθ| — (used with count nouns) two considered together; the two

bother |ˈbɑːðər| — an angry disturbance

botheration |ˌbɑːðəˈreɪʃn| — the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed

bothersome |ˈbɑːðərsəm| — causing irritation or annoyance

bottle |ˈbɑːtl| — a glass or plastic vessel used for storing drinks or other liquids; typically cylindrical without handles and with a narrow neck that can be plugged or capped

bottle up |ˈbɑːtəl ʌp| — consciously restrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior

bottle-green |ˌbɒtl ˈɡriːn| — of a dark to moderate greyish green color

bottleneck |ˈbɑːtlnek| — a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel

bottom |ˈbɑːtəm| — the lower side of anything

bottomed |ˈbɑːtəmd| — having a bottom of a specified character

bottomland  — low-lying alluvial land near a river

bottomless |ˈbɑːtəmləs| — extremely deep

bottommost |ˈbɑːtəmmoʊst| — farthest down

botulism |ˈbɑːtʃəlɪzəm| — food poisoning from ingesting botulin; not infectious; affects the CNS; can be fatal if not treated promptly

boucle  — a fabric of uneven yarn that has an uneven knobby effect

boudoir |ˈbuːdwɑːr| — a lady's bedroom or private sitting room

bouffant |buːˈfɑːnt| — a woman's hairstyle in which the hair gives a puffy appearance

bough |baʊ| — any of the larger branches of a tree

bouillabaisse |ˈbuːjəbeɪs| — highly seasoned Mediterranean soup or stew made of several kinds of fish and shellfish with tomatoes and onions or leeks and seasoned with saffron and garlic and herbs

bouillon |ˈbuːjɑːn| — a clear seasoned broth

boulder |ˈboʊldər| — a large smooth mass of rock detached from its place of origin

boulevard |ˈbʊləvɑːrd| — a wide street or thoroughfare

bounce |baʊns| — the quality of a substance that is able to rebound

bounce back |ˈbaʊns ˈbæk| — improve in health

bouncer |ˈbaʊnsər| — a person whose duty is to throw troublemakers out of a bar or public meeting

bouncing |ˈbaʊnsɪŋ| — rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)

bouncy |ˈbaʊnsi| — elastic; rebounds readily

bound |baʊnd| — a line determining the limits of an area

boundary |ˈbaʊndri| — the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something

bounded |ˈbaʊndəd| — having the limits or boundaries established

bounden |ˈbaʊndən| — morally obligatory

bounder |ˈbaʊndər| — someone who is morally reprehensible

boundless |ˈbaʊndləs| — seemingly boundless in amount, number, degree, or especially extent

bounteous |ˈbaʊntiəs| — given or giving freely

bountied  — rewarded or able to be rewarded by a bounty

bountiful |ˈbaʊntɪfl| — given or giving freely

bounty |ˈbaʊnti| — payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military

bouquet |buˈkeɪ| — an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present

bourbon |ˈbɜːrbən| — a reactionary politician in the United States (usually from the South)

bourdon |ˈbʊrdn| — a pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone

bourgeois |ˌbʊrˈʒwɑː| — a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise

bourgeoisie |ˌbʊrˌʒwɑːˈziː| — the social class between the lower and upper classes

bourgeon |ˈbɜːrdʒən| — produce buds, branches, or germinate

bourn |ˈbɔːrn| — an archaic term for a boundary

bourne |ˈbɔːrn| — an archaic term for a boundary

bourse |bʊrs| — the stock exchange in Paris

bouse |ˈbaʊs| — haul with a tackle

bout |baʊt| — (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive

boutique |buːˈtiːk| — a shop that sells women's clothes and jewelry

boutonniere  — a flower that is worn in a buttonhole

bovine |ˈboʊvaɪn| — any of various members of the genus Bos

bow |baʊ| — a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces

bow out |ˈbaʊ ˈaʊt| — remove oneself from an obligation

bow-tie |ˌboʊ ˈtaɪ| — a man's tie that ties in a bow

bow-wow |ˈbaʊ waʊ| — the bark of a dog

bowdlerize |ˈbaʊdləraɪz| — edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

bowed |ˈbaʊd| — forming or resembling an arch

bowel |ˈbaʊəl| — the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus

bowels |ˈbaʊəlz| — the center of the Earth

bower |ˈbaʊər| — a framework that supports climbing plants

bowery |ˈbaʊəri| — a street in Manhattan noted for cheap hotels frequented by homeless derelicts

bowing |ˈboʊɪŋ| — bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting

bowknot |ˈboʊˌnɑːt| — a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces

bowl |boʊl| — a round vessel that is open at the top; used chiefly for holding food or liquids

bowl over |boʊl ˈoʊvr̩| — cause to overturn from an upright or normal position

bowlder |ˈboʊldər| — a large smooth mass of rock detached from its place of origin

bowler |ˈboʊlər| — a cricketer who delivers the ball to the batsman in cricket

bowline |ˈbaʊlaɪn| — a loop knot that neither slips nor jams

bowling |ˈboʊlɪŋ| — a game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of objects with the aim of knocking them over or moving them

bowls |boʊlz| — a bowling game played on a level lawn with biased wooden balls that are rolled at a jack

bowman |ˈboʊmən| — a person who is expert in the use of a bow and arrow

bowse |ˈbos| — haul with a tackle

bowsprit |ˈboʊsprɪt| — a spar projecting from the bow of a vessel

bowstring |ˈboʊstrɪŋ| — the string of an archer's bow

box |bɑːks| — a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid

box up |ˈbɑːks ʌp| — enclose or confine as if in a box

boxcar |ˈbɑːkskɑːr| — a freight car with roof and sliding doors in the sides

boxed |ˈbɑːkst| — enclosed in or set off by a border or box

boxer |ˈbɑːksər| — someone who fights with his fists for sport

boxing |ˈbɑːksɪŋ| — fighting with the fists

boxwood |ˈbɑːkˌswʊd| — very hard tough close-grained light yellow wood of the box (particularly the common box); used in delicate woodwork: musical instruments and inlays and engraving blocks

boy |bɔɪ| — a youthful male person

boycott |ˈbɔɪkɑːt| — a group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies

boyfriend |ˈbɔɪfrend| — a man who is the lover of a man or woman

boyhood |ˈbɔɪhʊd| — the childhood of a boy

boyish |ˈbɔɪɪʃ| — befitting or characteristic of a young boy

boyishness |ˈbɔɪɪʃnɪs| — being characteristic of a boy

bozo |ˈboʊzoʊ| — a man who is a stupid incompetent fool