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bo |ˌbiːˈəʊ| — A male given name in occasional use since the 1970s.
bo-peep |bəʊˈpiːp| — The act of looking out suddenly, as from behind a screen, so as to startle someone (as by children in play), or of looking out and drawing suddenly back, as if frightened.
bo-tree |ˈbəʊtriː| — A fig tree regarded as sacred by Hindus and Buddhists.
boa |ˈbəʊə| — a long thin fluffy scarf of feathers or fur
Boanerges |ˌbəʊəˈnɜːrdʒiːz| — A vociferous preacher or orator.
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
boarding-house |ˈbɔːrdɪŋ haʊs| — A private house in which paying residents are provided with accommodation and meals.
boarding-school |ˈbɔːrdɪŋ skuːl| — A school which provides board and lodging as well as tuition, students going home at weekends or between terms
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 |bəʊst| — speaking of yourself in superlatives
boaster |ˈbəʊstər| — a very boastful and talkative person
boastful |ˈbəʊstfl| — exhibiting self-importance
boastfulness — outspoken conceit
boasting |ˈbəʊstɪŋ| — speaking of yourself in superlatives
boat |bəʊt| — a small vessel for travel on water
boat-hook |ˈbəʊt hʊk| — Alternative spelling of boathook.
boat-race |ˈbəʊt reɪs| — participate in a boat race
boatbuilding |ˈbəʊtˌbɪldɪŋ| — The construction of a boat or boats.
boater |ˈbəʊtər| — a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown
boatful |ˈbəʊtfʊl| — Enough of something to fill a boat, or a boat filled with the thing in question
boathook |ˈbəʊthʊk| — A hook attached to a pole in order to move floating boats.
boathouse |ˈbəʊthaʊs| — a shed at the edge of a river or lake; used to store boats
boating |ˈbəʊtɪŋ| — water travel for pleasure
boatman |ˈbəʊtmən| — someone who drives or rides in a boat
boatswain |ˈbəʊsn| — 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
bobbed |bɒbd| — simple past tense and past participle of bob
bobber |ˈbɑːbər| — a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line
bobbery |ˈbɑːbəriː| — (dated) A squabble; a tumult; a noisy disturbance.
bobbin |ˈbɑːbɪn| — a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound
bobbish |ˈbɑːbɪʃ| — (UK, slang, dated) hearty; in good spirits
bobby |ˈbɑːbɪ| — an informal term for a British policeman
bobby-soxer |ˈbɒbɪ sɑːksər| — (US) a teenage girl wearing bobby socks
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 |bəʊd| — indicate, as with a sign or an omen
bodeful |ˈbəʊdfʊl| — Portentous; ominous.
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 |ˈbɒdɪlɪs| — not having a material body
bodily |ˈbɑːdɪlɪ| — affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit
boding |ˈbəʊdɪŋ| — a feeling of evil to come
bodkin |ˈbɑːdkɪn| — a dagger with a slender blade
Bodleian |bɑːdˈliːən| — Of or pertaining to Sir Thomas Bodley (1545–1613), English diplomat and scholar and founder of the Bodleian Library.
body |ˈbɑːdɪ| — the entire physical structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
body-check |ˈbɑːdɪˌtʃek| — A move in ice hockey or lacrosse in which a player impedes another with his body
body-checking — Present participle of body check.
body-snatcher |ˈbɒdɪ snætʃər| — One who secretly removes without right or authority a dead body from a grave, vault, etc.
bodybuilder |ˈbɑːdɪbɪldər| — someone who does special exercises to develop a brawny musculature
bodyguard |ˈbɑːdɪɡɑːrd| — someone who escorts and protects a prominent person
bodywork |ˈbɑːdɪwɜːrk| — the exterior body of a motor vehicle
Boeotian |biːˈəʊʃən| — 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
boff |ˈbɒf| — (slang) to have sexual intercourse (with someone)
boffin |ˈbɑːfən| — (British slang) a scientist or technician engaged in military research
boffo |ˈbɒfəʊ| — 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
bogberry — (dated) The cranberry.
bogey |ˈbəʊɡɪ| — an evil spirit
bogeyman |ˈbəʊɡɪmæn| — an imaginary monster used to frighten children
boggard |ˈbɒɡəd| — (archaic) A ghost or goblin.
boggart |ˈbɒɡət| — Alternative spelling of boggard.
boggle |ˈbɑːɡl| — startle with amazement or fear
boggy |ˈbɑːɡɪ| — (of soil) soft and watery
bogie |ˈbəʊɡɪ| — an evil spirit
bogle |ˈbəʊɡ(ə)l| — A goblin; a frightful spectre or phantom; a bogy or bugbear.
bogtrotter |ˈbɒɡtrɒtə| — One who lives in a boggy country; applied in derision to the lowest class of Irish.
bogus |ˈbəʊɡəs| — fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
bogy |ˈbəʊɡɪ| — an unidentified (and possibly enemy) aircraft
boh |bəʊ| — An exclamation used to startle or frighten.
Bohemia |bəʊˈhiːmɪə| — a historical area and former kingdom in the Czech Republic
Bohemian |bəʊˈhiːmɪən| — 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,
bohunk |ˈbəʊhʌŋk| — (North America, ethnic slur) An immigrant from Eastern or Central Europe.
boil |bɔɪl| — a painful sore with a hard core filled with pus
boil down |ˌbɔɪl ˈdaʊn| — be the essential element
boil over |ˌbɔɪl ˈəʊvər| — overflow or cause to overflow while boiling
boiled |ˌbɔɪld| — cooked in hot water
boiler |ˈbɔɪlər| — sealed vessel where water is converted to steam
boiler-room |ˈbɔɪlərʊm| — A room in a building that houses the boiler(s) and similar equipment.
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
boiling-point |ˈbɔɪlɪŋ pɔɪnt| — (physics) The temperature at which a liquid boils, with the vapor pressure equal to the given external pressure.
boisterous |ˈbɔɪstərəs| — noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
boisterousness |ˈbɔɪstərəsnɪs| — a turbulent and stormy state of the sea
boko |ˈbəʊkəʊ| — (dated, West Midlands) the nose.
bold |bəʊld| — a typeface with thick heavy lines
bold-faced |ˈbəʊldˌfeɪst| — brazen, audacious or impudent
boldly |ˈbəʊldlɪ| — with boldness, in a bold manner
boldness |ˈbəʊldnəs| — the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger
bole |bəʊl| — a soft oily clay used as a pigment (especially a reddish brown pigment)
bolero |bəˈlerəʊ| — 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 |ˈbəʊlaɪd| — an especially luminous meteor (sometimes exploding)
bolivar |ˈbɑːləvər| — the basic unit of money in Venezuela; equal to 100 centimos
Bolivian |bɒˈlɪvɪən| — a native or inhabitant of Bolivia
boliviano |bəʊˌlɪviːˈɑːnəʊ| — the basic unit of money in Bolivia; equal to 100 centavos
boll |bəʊl| — 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 |bəˈləʊnjə| — 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 |bəˈləʊnɪ| — pretentious or silly talk or writing
Bolshevik |ˈbəʊlʃɪvɪk| — emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries
Bolshevism |ˈbəʊlʃɪvɪzəm| — Soviet communism
Bolshevist |ˈbɒlʃɪˌvɪst| — a Russian member of the left-wing majority group that followed Lenin and eventually became the Russian communist party
bolster |ˈbəʊlstər| — a pillow that is often put across a bed underneath the regular pillows
bolt |bəʊlt| — a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder
bolt-hole |ˈbəʊlt həʊl| — a hole through which an animal may bolt when pursued into its burrow or den
bolter |ˈbəʊltə| — A person or thing that bolts, or runs suddenly.
bolting |ˈbəʊltɪŋ| — Present participle of bolt.
bolus |ˈbəʊləs| — 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
bombasine |ˈbɒmbəsiːn| — A fabric made from silk, wool or cotton dyed black
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
bon-bon |ˈbɒnbɒn| — Alternative spelling of bonbon.
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
bonded |ˈbɑːndəd| — simple past tense and past participle of bond
bonder |ˈbɒndə| — A machine or substance used to make a bond, or a person who uses such.
bondholder |ˈbɒndhəʊldə| — 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
bonds |ˈbɑːndz| — imprisonment, captivity
bondservant |ˈbɒndˌsɜːvənt| — An indentured servant.
bondslave |bɒndsleɪv| — One who works as a slave under an indenture; a bondsman or bondswoman.
bondsman |ˈbɑːndzmən| — a male slave
bondstone |ˈbɒndˌstəʊn| — A stone for bonding masonry to a similar backing.
bondswoman |ˈbɑːndzˌwʊmən| — someone who signs a bond as surety for someone else
bondwoman |ˈbɑːndˌwʊmən| — a female bound to serve without wages
bone |bəʊn| — rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
bone up |ˈbəʊn ʌp| — study intensively, as before an exam
bone-dry |bəʊn ˈdraɪ| — without a trace of moisture; as dry as a weathered bone
bone-head |ˈbəʊn hed| — Alternative form of bonehead.
bone-meal |ˈbəʊnmiːl| — Ground bones used as a slow-release fertilizer, especially for bulbs.
bone-shaker |ˈbəʊnˌʃeɪkə| — Alternative spelling of boneshaker.
boned |ˈbəʊnd| — having had the bones removed
bonehead |ˈbəʊnhed| — a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
boneless |ˈbəʊnləs| — being without a bone or bones
boner |ˈbəʊnər| — an embarrassing mistake
bones |ˈbəʊnz| — (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 |ˈbəʊnˌsetə| — 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
bonne |ˈbɑːn| — A female servant charged with the care of a young child; a nurse.
bonnet |ˈbɑːnət| — a hat tied under the chin
bonny |ˈbɑːnɪ| — very pleasing to the eye
bonnyclabber — Sour, soured, fermented or curdled milk; acidophilus milk.
bonus |ˈbəʊnəs| — anything that tends to arouse
bony |ˈbəʊnɪ| — being very thin
bonze |bɑːnz| — A Buddhist priest in Japan.
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
boobs |ˈbuːbz| — plural form of boob
booby |ˈbuːbɪ| — an ignorant or foolish person
booby-trap |ˈbuːbɪ træp| — (military) An antipersonnel device deliberately hidden or disguised as a harmless object
boodle |ˈbuːdəl| — informal terms for money
boogeyman |ˈbʊɡɪˌmæn| — an imaginary monster used to frighten children
book |bʊk| — a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together)
book-club |ˈbʊkklʌb| — A group of people who meet to discuss the books they have been reading.
book-keeper |ˈbʊk kiːpər| — Alternative spelling of bookkeeper.
book-keeping |ˈbʊkˌkiːpɪŋ| — Alternative spelling of bookkeeping.
book-learning |ˈbʊkˌlɜːnɪŋ| — Alternative form of book-learning.
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 |ˈbʊkɪ| — 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
bookjacket — The jacket of a book.
bookkeeper |ˈbʊkkiːpər| — someone who records the transactions of a business
bookkeeping |ˈbʊkkiːpɪŋ| — the activity of recording business transactions
bookless |ˈbʊklɪs| — Without a book or books.
booklet |ˈbʊklət| — a small book usually having a paper cover
booklore — alternative term for of book-learning
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
bookrack — A rack for books; a bookshelf.
bookseller |ˈbʊkselər| — the proprietor of a bookstore
bookselling |ˈbʊkˌselɪŋ| — The sale of books.
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
bookstand |ˈbʊˌstænd| — A small stall 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 |ˈbɔːrɪʃ| — ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance
boose |ˈbuːs| — (dialect) A stall for an animal (usually a cow).
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
boot-tree |ˈbuːttriː| — Alternative spelling of boottree.
bootblack |ˈbuːtˌblæk| — a person who polishes shoes and boots
bootee |buːˈtiː| — a slipper that is soft and wool (for babies)
Bootes |bəʊˈəʊtiːz| — 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
boots |ˈbuːts| — plural form of boot
bootstrap |ˈbuːtstræp| — a strap that is looped and sewn to the top of a boot for pulling it on
booty |ˈbuːtɪ| — 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 |buːzɪ| — given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol
bora |ˈbɔːrə| — A initiation ceremony for males among the Aborigines of New South Wales.
boracic |bəˈrasɪk| — 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 |bɔːrˈdəʊ| — a port city in southwestern France; a major center of the wine trade
bordel — (now rare) A brothel.
bordello |bɔːrˈdeləʊ| — 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
borderless |ˈbɔːdəlɪs| — Not having a border.
borderline |ˈbɔːrdərlaɪn| — a line that indicates a boundary
bordure |ˈbɔːdjʊə| — (heraldry) A contrasting border round a shield
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 |bɔːrˌkəʊl| — 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
borehole |ˈbɔːrhəʊl| — A hole bored into the ground to collect samples for analysis or to extract oil or water.
borer |ˈbɔːrər| — a drill for penetrating rock
borescope |ˈbɔːskəʊp| — An optical instrument used for seeing inside tight spaces, consisting of a rigid or flexible tube with an optical relay inside so that the view through a lens or window at one end of the tube may be seen from a lens or eyepiece in the opposite end of the
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)
borne |bɔːrn| — carried, supported.
boron |ˈbɔːrɑːn| — a trivalent metalloid element; occurs both in a hard black crystal and in the form of a yellow or brown powder
borough |ˈbɜːrəʊ| — one of the administrative divisions of a large city
borough-English |ˈɪŋɡlɪʃ| — (law, UK, obsolete) patrilineal ultimogeniture; inheritance by the youngest surviving male child
borrow |ˈbɑːrəʊ| — get temporarily
borrowed |ˈbɔːrəʊd| — simple past tense and past participle of borrow
borrower |ˈbɑːrəʊər| — someone who receives something on the promise to return it or its equivalent
borrowing |ˈbɑːrəʊɪŋ| — 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
bort |ˈbɔːrt| — (uncountable) Poor quality diamond, used for industrial cutting or abrasion; a poorly crystallized diamond.
borzoi |ˈbɔːrzɔɪ| — tall fast-moving dog breed
boscage |ˈbɑːskɪdʒ| — A place set with trees or mass of shrubbery, a grove or thicket.
bosh |ˈbɑːʃ| — pretentious or silly talk or writing
bosk |bɑːsk| — a small wooded area
boskage |ˈbɑːskɪdʒ| — Alternative form of boscage.
bosket |ˈbɑːskɪt| — A small grove or copse of trees, a thicket.
bosky |ˈbɒskɪ| — covered with or consisting of bushes or thickets
Bosnian |ˈbɑːznɪən| — 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
bosom-friend |ˈbʊzəmfrend| — A very close friend.
bosquet |ˈbɑːskɪt| — Alternative spelling of bosket.
boss |bɔːs| — a person who exercises control over workers
bossy |ˈbɔːsɪ| — 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 |ˈbəʊsən| — 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
bot-fly |ˈbɒtflaɪ| — Alternative spelling of botfly.
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 |ˈbɑːtənɪ| — all the plant life in a particular region or period
botch |bɑːtʃ| — an embarrassing mistake
botcher |ˈbɒtʃər| — someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
botchery — An act of botching.
botfly |ˈbɑːtˌflaɪ| — stout-bodied hairy dipterous fly whose larvae are parasites on humans and other mammals
both |bəʊθ| — (used with count nouns) two considered together; the two
bother |ˈbɑːðər| — an angry disturbance
botheration |ˌbɑːðəˈreɪʃn| — the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
bothering |ˈbɑːðərɪŋ| — Present participle of bother.
bothersome |ˈbɑːðərsəm| — causing irritation or annoyance
bothy |ˈbɔːθɪ| — (Scotland) A small cottage, especially one for communal use in remote areas by labourers or farmhands. [from 18th c.]
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
bottled |ˈbɑːtəld| — simple past tense and past participle of bottle
bottleneck |ˈbɑːtlnek| — a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel
bottlescrew |ˈbɒt(ə)lˌskruː| — corkscrew
bottling |ˈbɑːtəlɪŋ| — A batch of bottled liquids, as from a single vat, barrel, or seasonal growth.
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 |ˈbɑːtəmməʊst| — 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
bought |bɔːt| — simple past tense and past participle of buy.
bougie |ˈbuːˌʒɪ| — (medicine) A tapered cylindrical instrument for introducing an object into a tubular anatomical structure, or to dilate such a structure, as with an esophageal bougie.
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 |ˈbəʊldər| — a large smooth mass of rock detached from its place of origin
boulevard |ˈbʊləvɑːrd| — a wide street or thoroughfare
boulter |ˈbɒltər| — A long, stout fishing line with many hooks attached.
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 |ˈbaʊnsɪ| — elastic; rebounds readily
bound |baʊnd| — a line determining the limits of an area
boundary |ˈbaʊndrɪ| — 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 |ˈbaʊntɪəs| — given or giving freely
bountied — rewarded or able to be rewarded by a bounty
bountiful |ˈbaʊntɪfl| — given or giving freely
bounty |ˈbaʊntɪ| — payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military
bouquet |bʊˈkeɪ| — 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
bousy — Archaic form of boozy.
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 |ˈbəʊvaɪn| — 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-compass |ˈbəʊˌkʌmpəs| — An arcograph.
bow-compasses — plural form of bow compass
bow-legged |ˈbeʊleɡd| — having a bowleg
bow-saw |ˈbəʊsɔː| — A lightweight metal-framed saw in the shape of a bow with a removable coarse wide blade, used for cutting tree trunks.
bow-tie |ˌbəʊ 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 |ˈbaʊərɪ| — a street in Manhattan noted for cheap hotels frequented by homeless derelicts
bowie-knife |ˈbəʊɪnaɪf| — A large sheath knife.
bowing |ˈbəʊɪŋ| — bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
bowk |baʊk| — (Geordie) To belch, to burp.
bowknot |ˈbəʊˌnɑːt| — a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces
bowl |bəʊl| — a round vessel that is open at the top; used chiefly for holding food or liquids
bowl over |bəʊl ˈəʊvər| — cause to overturn from an upright or normal position
bowlder |ˈbəʊldər| — a large smooth mass of rock detached from its place of origin
bowler |ˈbəʊlər| — a cricketer who delivers the ball to the batsman in cricket
bowline |ˈbaʊlaɪn| — a loop knot that neither slips nor jams
bowling |ˈbəʊlɪŋ| — a game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of objects with the aim of knocking them over or moving them
bowling-alley |ˈbəʊlɪŋˈælɪ| — A building which contains lanes for bowling.
bowling-green |ˈbəʊlɪŋ ɡriːn| — A finely-laid, close-mown and rolled stretch of lawn for playing the game of bowls.
bowls |bəʊlz| — a bowling game played on a level lawn with biased wooden balls that are rolled at a jack
bowman |ˈbəʊmən| — a person who is expert in the use of a bow and arrow
bowsaw — Alternative form of bow saw.
bowse |ˈbɒs| — haul with a tackle
bowshot |ˈbəʊˌʃɑːt| — (archery)The act of firing an arrow from a bow
bowsprit |ˈbəʊsprɪt| — a spar projecting from the bow of a vessel
bowstring |ˈbəʊstrɪŋ| — the string of an archer's bow
bowwow — Alternative spelling of bow-wow.
box |bɑːks| — a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid
box up |ˈbɑːks ʌp| — enclose or confine as if in a box
box-office |ˈbɑːks ˌɑːfəs| — (countable) A place where tickets are sold in a theatre/theater or cinema
box-seat |ˈbɒksˈsiːt| — A seat among a group of seats in an enclosure, as at a theater or stadium.
box-up |ˈbɒksˈʌp| — To pack into boxes.
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
boxen |ˈbɒksn| — Made of boxwood.
boxer |ˈbɑːksər| — someone who fights with his fists for sport
boxing |ˈbɑːksɪŋ| — fighting with the fists
Boxing-day |ˈbɒksɪŋdeɪ| — (business, marketing) the day or days following Christmas (December 25th) where stores have large reductions.
boxing-gloves |ˈbɑːksɪŋ ɡlʌvz| — plural form of boxing glove
boxkeeper — A theatre attendant in charge of the boxes.
boxroom |ˈbɒksruːm| — A room, usually upstairs, a storeroom for boxes and other things.
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
boy-friend |ˈbɔɪfrend| — Dated form of boyfriend.
boy-scout — A person adhering to traditional values.
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
boys |ˈbɔɪz| — plural form of boy
bozo |ˈbəʊzəʊ| — a man who is a stupid incompetent fool