English dictionary


bra |brɑː| — an undergarment worn by women to support their breasts

brabble |ˈbræbʌl| — argue over petty things

brace |breɪs| — a support that steadies or strengthens something else

brace up |ˈbreɪs ʌp| — make secure underneath

bracelet |ˈbreɪslət| — a band of cloth or leather or metal links attached to a wristwatch and wrapped around the wrist

bracelets |ˈbreɪsləts| — plural form of bracelet

bracer |ˈbreɪsər| — a protective covering for the wrist or arm that is used in archery and fencing and other sports

braces |ˈbreɪsəz| — an appliance that corrects dental irregularities

brachial |ˈbreɪkɪəl| — of or relating to an arm

bracing |ˈbreɪsɪŋ| — a structural member used to stiffen a framework

bracken |ˈbrækən| — fern of southeastern Asia; not hardy in cold temperate regions

bracket |ˈbrækɪt| — a category falling within certain defined limits

brackish |ˈbrækɪʃ| — distasteful and unpleasant; spoiled by mixture

bract |brakt| — a modified leaf or leaflike part just below and protecting an inflorescence

brad |bræd| — a small nail

bradawl |ˈbrædɔːl| — an awl for making small holes for brads or small screws

brae |breɪ| — a slope or hillside

brag |bræɡ| — an instance of boastful talk

braggadocio |ˌbræɡəˈdəʊtʃɪəʊ| — vain and empty boasting

braggart |ˈbræɡərt| — a very boastful and talkative person

bragging |ˈbræɡɪŋ| — an instance of boastful talk

braggy  — exhibiting self-importance

brahma |ˈbrɑːmə| — the Creator; one of the three major deities in the later Hindu pantheon

brahmapootra |ˈbrɑːməpuːtrə| — A large domestic fowl, peculiar in having the comb divided lengthwise into three parts, and the legs well feathered.

brahmin |ˈbrɑːmɪn| — a member of a social and cultural elite (especially a descendant of an old New England family)

braid |breɪd| — a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

braided |ˈbreɪdəd| — woven by (or as if by) braiding

brail |braɪl| — a small net used to draw fish into a boat

braille |breɪl| — French educator who lost his sight at the age of three and who invented a system of writing and printing for sightless people (1809-1852)

brain |breɪn| — that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord

brain-drain |ˈbreɪndreɪn| — The migration of educated or talented people from less economically advanced areas to more economically advanced areas, especially to large cities or richer countries.

brain-fag |ˈbreɪn fæɡ| — exhaustion that affects mental keenness

brain-pan |ˈbreɪnpæn| — Alternative form of brainpan.

braincase  — the part of the skull that encloses the brain

brainchild |ˈbreɪntʃaɪld| — a product of your creative thinking and work

brainchildren  — plural form of brainchild

brainless |ˈbreɪnləs| — not using intelligence

brainpan |ˈbreɪnpan| — the part of the skull that encloses the brain

brainpower |ˈbreɪnpaʊər| — mental ability

brains |ˈbreɪnz| — plural form of brain

brainsick  — affected with madness or insanity

brainstorm |ˈbreɪnstɔːrm| — the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation

brainstorming |ˈbreɪnˌstɔːrmɪŋ| — a group problem-solving technique in which members spontaneously share ideas and solutions

brainteaser |ˈbreɪnˌtiːzər| — A difficult problem or puzzle

brainwash |ˈbreɪnwɔːʃ| — persuade completely, often through coercion

brainwashing |ˈbreɪˌnwɑːʃɪŋ| — forcible indoctrination into a new set of attitudes and beliefs

brainwave |ˈbreɪnweɪv| — (neurophysiology) rapid fluctuations of voltage between parts of the cerebral cortex that are detectable with an electroencephalograph

brainy |ˈbreɪnɪ| — having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence

braise |breɪz| — cook in liquid

brake |breɪk| — a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle

brakeman |ˈbreɪkmən| — a railroad employee responsible for a train's brakes

brakesman |ˈbreɪksmən| — someone who operates the winch in a mine

braking |ˈbreɪkɪŋ| — Present participle of brake.

braky |ˈbreɪkɪ| — covered with brambles and ferns and other undergrowth

bramble |ˈbræmbl| — any of various rough thorny shrubs or vines

bran |bræn| — broken husks of the seeds of cereal grains that are separated from the flour by sifting

bran-new |ˌbræn ˈnjuː| — conspicuously new

brancard |ˈbræŋkəd| — (obsolete) A litter on which a person may be carried.

branch |bræntʃ| — a division of some larger or more complex organization

branch out |ˈbræntʃ ˈaʊt| — vary in order to spread risk or to expand

branchiae |ˈbræŋkɪiː| — plural form of branchia

branchial |ˈbræŋkiːəl| — of or relating to gills (or to parts of the body derived from embryonic gills)

branchiate  — provided with gills

branching |ˈbræntʃɪŋ| — the act of branching out or dividing into branches

branchless |ˈbrɑːntʃlɪs| — having no branches

branchy |ˈbrɑːntʃɪ| — having many branches

brand |brænd| — a name given to a product or service

brand-name |ˈbrændˌnem| — A trade name.

brand-new |ˌbræn ˈnjuː| — conspicuously new

brandish |ˈbrændɪʃ| — the act of waving

brandling |ˈbrændlɪŋ| — The young or parr of the salmon, so named from its markings being, as it were, branded

brandy |ˈbrændɪ| — distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice

brant |brant| — small dark geese that breed in the north and migrate southward

brant-goose |ˈbræntɡuːs| — (US) Alternative form of brent goose.

brash |bræʃ| — offensively bold

brashly |bræʃlɪ| — in a brash cheeky manner

brashness |ˈbræʃnəs| — tasteless showiness

brass |bræs| — an alloy of copper and zinc

brassard |ˈbræsərd| — armor plate that protects the arm

brasserie |ˌbræsəˈriː| — a small restaurant serving beer and wine as well as food; usually cheap

brassiere |brəˈzɪr| — an undergarment worn by women to support their breasts

brassy |ˈbræsɪ| — tastelessly showy

brat |bræt| — a very troublesome child

brattice |ˈbradəs| — a partition (often temporary) of planks or cloth that is used to control ventilation in a mine

brattle |ˈbradl| — make a rattling sound

bravado |brəˈvɑːdəʊ| — a swaggering show of courage

brave |breɪv| — a North American Indian warrior

bravely |ˈbreɪvlɪ| — in a courageous manner

bravery |ˈbreɪvərɪ| — a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear

bravo |ˌbrɑːˈvəʊ| — a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed

bravura |brəˈvjʊrə| — brilliant and showy technical skill

brawl |brɔːl| — an uproarious party

brawler |ˈbrɔːrlər| — a fighter (especially one who participates in brawls)

brawn |brɔːn| — possessing muscular strength

brawny |ˈbrɔːnɪ| — (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful

bray |breɪ| — the cry of an ass

brayer |ˈbreɪər| — (printing) A hand printing roller used in to spread a thin even layer of ink.

braying |ˈbreɪɪŋ| — Present participle of bray.

braze |breɪz| — solder together by using hard solder with a high melting point

brazen |ˈbreɪzn| — face with defiance or impudence

brazen-faced |ˈbreɪzn feɪst| — unrestrained by convention or propriety

brazier |ˈbreɪzɪər| — large metal container in which coal or charcoal is burned; warms people who must stay outside for long times

brazil |brəˈzɪl| — the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter

brazil-nut |brəˈzɪlˈnʌt| — Bertholletia excelsa, a tree native to tropical South America.

Brazilian |brəˈzɪlɪən| — a native or inhabitant of Brazil

brazilwood  — heavy wood of various brazilwood trees; used for violin bows and as dyewoods

brazing |ˈbreɪzɪŋ| — Present participle of braze.

breach |briːtʃ| — a failure to perform some promised act or obligation

breaching |ˈbriːtʃɪŋ| — Present participle of breach.

bread |bred| — food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked

bread-and-butter |ˈˌbred (ə)n ˈbədər| — Used other than as an idiom: see bread,"Ž and,"Ž butter.

bread-crumb |ˈbredkrʌm| — Alternative spelling of breadcrumb.

bread-line |ˈbredlaɪn| — Alternative spelling of breadline.

breadbasket |ˈbredbæskɪt| — a geographic region serving as the principal source of grain

breadcrumb |ˈbredˌkrəm| — crumb of bread; used especially for coating or thickening

breadfruit |ˈbredfruːt| — native to Pacific islands and having edible fruit with a texture like bread

breadline |ˈbredlaɪn| — a queue of people waiting for free food

breadth |bredθ| — the capacity to understand a broad range of topics

breadthways |ˈbredθweɪz| — in the direction of the breadth

breadthwise |ˈbredθwaɪz| — in the direction of the breadth

breadwinner |ˈbredwɪnər| — one whose earnings are the primary source of support for their dependents

break |breɪk| — some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity

break away |ˈbreɪk əˈweɪ| — move away or escape suddenly

break down |ˈbreɪk ˈdaʊn| — make ineffective

break in |ˈbreɪk ɪn| — enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act

break off |ˈbreɪk ˈɒf| — interrupt before its natural or planned end

break out |ˈbreɪk ˈaʊt| — start abruptly

break through |ˈbreɪk θruː| — pass through (a barrier)

break up |ˈbreɪk ʌp| — to cause to separate and go in different directions

break-down |ˈbreɪkdaʊn| — Alternative form of breakdown.

break-even |ˈbreɪˌkɪvən| — (business, management) Alternative spelling of break-even.

break-through |θruː| — Used other than as an idiom: see break,"Ž through.

break-up |breɪk| — (intransitive) To break or separate into pieces; to disintegrate or come apart.

breakable |ˈbreɪkəbl| — an article that is fragile and easily broken

breakage |ˈbreɪkɪdʒ| — the quantity broken

breakaway |ˈbreɪkəweɪ| — the act of breaking away or withdrawing from

breakdown |ˈbreɪkdaʊn| — the act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue

breaker |ˈbreɪkər| — a quarry worker who splits off blocks of stone

breakfast |ˈbrekfəst| — the first meal of the day (usually in the morning)

breaking |ˈbreɪkɪŋ| — the act of breaking something

breaking-up  — Present participle of break up.

breakneck |ˈbreɪknek| — moving at very high speed

breakout |ˈbreɪkaʊt| — an escape from jail

breakstone |ˈbreɪkstəʊn| — any of various plants of the genus Saxifraga

breakthrough |ˈbreɪkθruː| — a productive insight

breakup |ˈbreɪkˌʌp| — the termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations)

breakwater |ˈbreɪkwɔːtər| — a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away

breaky |ˈbreɪkɪ| — Indicative of breaking; easily broken.

bream |briːm| — flesh of various freshwater fishes of North America or of Europe

breast |brest| — the front of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen

breast-feed |ˈbrestfɪd| — To feed a baby milk via the breasts; to suckle; to nurse.

breast-feeding |ˈfiːdɪŋ| — Present participle of breast feed.

breast-high |ˈbrest haɪ| — up to the breast

breastbone |ˈbrestbəʊn| — the flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs

breastfeed |ˈbrestfiːd| — give suck to

breastfeeding |ˈbrestfɪdɪŋ| — The activity of feeding a baby or young child milk from the breast of a lactating woman.

breastpin  — a decorative pin worn by women

breastplate |ˈbrestpleɪt| — armor plate that protects the chest; the front part of a cuirass

breaststroke |ˈbreststrəʊk| — a swimming stroke; the arms are extended together in front of the head and swept back on either side accompanied by a frog kick

breastwork |ˈbrestwərk| — fortification consisting of a low wall

breath |breθ| — the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing

breath-test |ˈbreθtest| — An official test to determine if someone has taken alcohol or drugs by testing a sample of their exhaled breath.

breathalyser |ˈbreθəlaɪzər| — a device that measures chemicals (especially the alcohol content) in a person's expired breath

breathalyzer |ˈbreθəˌlaɪzə| — a device that measures chemicals (especially the alcohol content) in a person's expired breath

breathe |briːð| — draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs

breathe out |ˈbriːð ˈaʊt| — expel air

breather |ˈbriːðər| — a short respite

breathing |ˈbriːðɪŋ| — the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation

breathing-space |ˈbriːðɪŋ speɪs| — Sufficient space or a span of time in which to recover one's breath.

breathless |ˈbreθləs| — tending to cause suspension of regular breathing

breathtaking |ˈbreθteɪkɪŋ| — tending to cause suspension of regular breathing

breathy |ˈbreθɪ| — Accompanied by audible breathing.

breccia |ˈbretʃiːə| — a rudaceous rock consisting of sharp fragments embedded in clay or sand

bred |bred| — simple past tense and past participle of breed

breech |briːtʃ| — opening in the rear of the barrel of a gun where bullets can be loaded

breechblock  — a metal block in breech-loading firearms that is withdrawn to insert a cartridge and replaced to close the breech before firing

breeches |ˈbrɪtʃɪz| — (used in the plural) trousers ending above the knee

breeches-buoy |ˌbriːtʃɪz ˈbɔɪ| — a ring lifebuoy, fitted with canvas breeches, rigged between ship and shore, for rescuing seamen when a ship is in danger of breaking up; also used for transferring people from ship to ship at sea

breeching |ˈbriːtʃɪŋ| — The ceremony of dressing a boy in trousers for the first time.

breechloader  — a gun that is loaded at the breech

breed |briːd| — a special variety of domesticated animals within a species

breeder |ˈbriːdər| — a person who breeds animals

breeding |ˈbriːdɪŋ| — elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression

breeze |briːz| — a slight wind (usually refreshing)

breeziness |ˈbriːzɪnəs| — a mildly windy state of the air

breezy |ˈbriːzɪ| — fresh and animated

brekker |ˈbrekə| — (dated, slang) breakfast

brent |ˈbrent| — small dark geese that breed in the north and migrate southward

brent-goose |ˈbrentɡuːs| — (UK) A small member of the goose family (Anatidae), Branta bernicla.

brer |brer| — Alternative spelling of br'er: abbreviation of brother.

brethren |ˈbreðrən| — (plural) the lay members of a male religious order

breve |briːv| — a diacritical mark (U-shaped) placed over a vowel to indicate a short sound

brevet |brəˈvet| — a document entitling a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily (but without higher pay)

breviary |ˈbriːvɪerɪ| — (Roman Catholic Church) a book of prayers to be recited daily certain priests and members of religious orders

brevier |brəˈviːr| — (typography, dated) A size of type between bourgeois and minion.

brevity |ˈbrevətɪ| — the use of brief expressions

brew |bruː| — drink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distilling

brewer |ˈbruːər| — someone who brews beer or ale from malt and hops and water

brewery |ˈbruːərɪ| — a plant where beer is brewed by fermentation

brewing |ˈbruːɪŋ| — the production of malt beverages (as beer or ale) from malt and hops by grinding and boiling them and fermenting the result with yeast

briar |ˈbraɪər| — Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips

briard  — old French breed of large strong usually black dogs having a long tail and long wavy and slightly stiff coat

bribable |ˈbraɪbəbəl| — capable of being corrupted

bribe |braɪb| — payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment

briber |ˈbraɪbə| — someone who pays (or otherwise incites) you to commit a wrongful act

bribery |ˈbraɪbərɪ| — the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage

bribing |ˈbraɪbɪŋ| — Present participle of bribe.

bric-a-brac |ˈbrɪk ə bræk| — miscellaneous curios

brick |brɪk| — rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln; used as a building or paving material

brick in |ˈbrɪk ɪn| — wall up with brick

brick up |ˈbrɪk ʌp| — wall up with brick

brickbat |ˈbrɪkbæt| — a fragment of brick used as a weapon

brickfield |ˈbrɪkfiːld| — a place where bricks are made and sold

bricklayer |ˈbrɪkleɪər| — a craftsman skilled in building with bricks

bricklaying |ˈbrɪkleɪərɪŋ| — the craft of laying bricks

brickwork |ˈbrɪkwɜːrk| — masonry done with bricks and mortar

brickyard |ˈbrɪˌkjɑːrd| — a place where bricks are made and sold

bridal |ˈbraɪdl| — archaic terms for a wedding or wedding feast

bride |braɪd| — a woman who has recently been married

bridecake |ˈbraɪdkeɪk| — a rich cake with two or more tiers and covered with frosting and decorations; served at a wedding reception

bridegroom |ˈbraɪdɡruːm| — a man who has recently been married

bridesmaid |ˈbraɪdzmeɪd| — an unmarried woman who attends the bride at a wedding

bridesman |ˈbraɪdzmən| — A man who attends a bride during her wedding ceremony, as part of the wedding party.

bridewell |ˈbraɪdˌwel| — (dated in UK, rare elsewhere) A small prison, or a police station that has cells.

bridge |brɪdʒ| — a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.

bridgehead |ˈbrɪdʒhed| — an area in hostile territory that has been captured and is held awaiting further troops and supplies

bridgework |ˈbrɪdʒwɜːrk| — a denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth

bridle |ˈbraɪdl| — headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control

bridle up |ˈbraɪdəl ʌp| — show anger or indignation

bridle-path |ˈbraɪdl pɑːθ| — An established trail used by riders mounted on horses.

bridoon |brɪˈduːn| — a bit resembling a snaffle bit; used with a separate curb

brief |brɪf| — a document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case

briefcase |ˈbriːfkeɪs| — a case with a handle; for carrying papers or files or books

briefing |ˈbriːfɪŋ| — detailed instructions, as for a military operation

briefless |ˈbriːflɪs| — (of lawyers or barristers) lacking clients

briefly |ˈbriːflɪ| — for a short time

briefness |ˈbriːfnɪs| — the temporal property of being very short

briefs |briːfs| — (used in the plural) short tight-fitting underpants (trade name Jockey shorts)

brier |ˈbraɪər| — tangled mass of prickly plants

briery |ˈbraɪərɪ| — having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.

brig |brɪɡ| — two-masted sailing vessel square-rigged on both masts

brigade |brɪˈɡeɪd| — army unit smaller than a division

brigadier |ˌbrɪɡəˈdɪr| — a general officer ranking below a major general

brigadier-general |ˈbrɪɡəˌdɪ(ə)r ˈjen(ə)rəl| — (military) A military officer who commands a brigade.

brigand |ˈbrɪɡənd| — an armed thief who is (usually) a member of a band

brigandage |ˈbrɪɡəndɪdʒ| — The lifestyle of a brigand.

brigandine |ˈbrɪɡ(ə)ndiːn| — a medieval coat of chain mail consisting of metal rings sewn onto leather or cloth

bright |braɪt| — having strong or striking color

brighten |ˈbraɪtn| — make more cheerful through the use of color

brightly |ˈbraɪtlɪ| — with brightness

brightness |ˈbraɪtnəs| — the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white

brill |brɪl| — European food fish

brilliance |ˈbrɪlɪəns| — a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted

brilliancy |ˈbrɪlɪənsɪ| — a quality that outshines the usual

brilliant |ˈbrɪlɪənt| — of surpassing excellence

brilliantly |ˈbrɪlɪəntlɪ| — with brightness

brim |brɪm| — the top edge of a vessel or other container

brim over |ˈbrɪm ˈəʊvər| — flow or run over (a limit or brim)

brimful |ˈbrɪmfʊl| — filled to capacity

brimmer |ˈbrɪmər| — A cup brimming over with liquid.

brimstone |ˈbrɪmstəʊn| — an old name for sulfur

brindle |ˈbrɪndl| — having a grey or brown streak or a pattern or a patchy coloring; used especially of the patterned fur of cats

brindled |ˈbrɪndəld| — having a grey or brown streak or a pattern or a patchy coloring; used especially of the patterned fur of cats

brine |braɪn| — water containing salts

bring |brɪŋ| — take something or somebody with oneself somewhere

bring about |ˈbrɪŋ əˈbaʊt| — cause to move into the opposite direction

bring back |ˈbrɪŋ ˈbæk| — bring back to the point of departure

bring down |ˈbrɪŋ ˈdaʊn| — move something or somebody to a lower position

bring forth |ˈbrɪŋ ˈfɔːrθ| — bring into existence

bring forward |ˈbrɪŋ ˈfɔːrwərd| — cause to move forward

bring in |ˈbrɪŋ ɪn| — bring in a new person or object into a familiar environment

bring off |ˈbrɪŋ ˈɒf| — be successful; achieve a goal

bring on |ˈbrɪŋ ɑːn| — cause to arise

bring out |ˈbrɪŋ ˈaʊt| — make visible

bring round |ˈbrɪŋ ˈraʊnd| — cause to adopt an opinion or course of action

bring through |ˈbrɪŋ θruː| — bring into safety

bring to |ˈbrɪŋ tuː| — return to consciousness

bring up |ˈbrɪŋ ʌp| — summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

bringing |ˈbrɪŋɪŋ| — the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)

brinjal |ˈbrɪndʒl| — hairy upright herb native to southeastern Asia but widely cultivated for its large glossy edible fruit commonly used as a vegetable

brink |brɪŋk| — a region marking a boundary

brinkmanship |ˈbrɪŋkmənʃɪp| — the policy of pushing a dangerous situation to the brink of disaster (to the limits of safety)

briny |ˈbraɪnɪ| — any very large body of (salt) water

briquette |brɪˈket| — a block made from charcoal or coal dust and burned as fuel

brisk |brɪsk| — become brisk

brisket |ˈbrɪskɪt| — a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest especially of beef

briskly |ˈbrɪsklɪ| — in a brisk manner

brisling |ˈbrɪslɪŋ| — small fatty European fish; usually smoked or canned like sardines

bristle |ˈbrɪsl| — a stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament); natural or synthetic

bristling |ˈbrɪsəlɪŋ| — Having bristles.

bristly |ˈbrɪslɪ| — very irritable

Britannia |brɪˈtanɪə| — a female personification of Britain

Britannic |brɪˈtænɪk| — of Britain

Briticism |ˈbrɪtɪsɪzəm| — an expression that is used in Great Britain (especially as contrasted with American English)

British |ˈbrɪtɪʃ| — the people of Great Britain

Britisher |ˈbrɪtɪʃər| — a native or inhabitant of Great Britain

Britishism |ˈbrɪtɪˌʃɪzəm| — an expression that is used in Great Britain (especially as contrasted with American English)

Briton |ˈbrɪtn| — a native or inhabitant of Great Britain

brittle |ˈbrɪtl| — caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets

broach |brəʊtʃ| — a decorative pin worn by women

broad |brɔːd| — slang term for a woman

broad-gauge |ˈbrɔːdɡeɪdʒ| — A railway gauge (distance between the two lines) that is greater than the standard gauge (often quoted as 56 inches)

broad-minded |brɔːrd ˈmaɪndɪd| — incapable of being shocked

broad-mindedly  — in a broad-minded manner

broadband |ˈbrɔːdbænd| — of or relating to or being a communications network in which the bandwidth can be divided and shared by multiple simultaneous signals (as for voice or data or video)

broadcast |ˈbrɔːdkæst| — message that is transmitted by radio or television

broadcaster |ˈbrɔːdkæstər| — someone who broadcasts on radio or television

broadcasting |ˈbrɒdˌkæstɪŋ| — a medium that disseminates via telecommunications

broadcloth |ˈbrɔːrdklɒθ| — a densely textured woolen fabric with a lustrous finish

broaden |ˈbrɔːdn| — make broader

broadened |ˈbrɒdənd| — simple past tense and past participle of broaden

broadening |ˈbrɒdənɪŋ| — the act of making something wider

broadly |ˈbrɔːdlɪ| — without regard to specific details or exceptions

broadness |ˈbrɔːrdnəs| — the property of being wide; having great width

broadsheet |ˈbrɔːdʃiːt| — an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution

broadside |ˈbrɔːdsaɪd| — an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution

broadsword |ˈbrɔːdsɔːrd| — a sword with a broad blade and (usually) two cutting edges; used to cut rather than stab

broadtail |ˈbrɔːdˌteɪl| — the fur of a very young karakul lamb

broadwise |ˈbrɔːrdwaɪz| — in the direction of the breadth

brocade |brəˈkeɪd| — thick heavy expensive material with a raised pattern

brocaded |brəˈkeɪdɪd| — embellished with a raised pattern created by pressure or embroidery

broccoli |ˈbrɑːkəlɪ| — plant with dense clusters of tight green flower buds

brochure |brəʊˈʃʊr| — a small book usually having a paper cover

brock |ˈbrɑːk| — (UK) a male badger.

brocket |ˈbrɑːkɪt| — small South American deer with unbranched antlers

brogan |ˈbrɒɡən| — a thick and heavy shoe

brogue |brəʊɡ| — a thick and heavy shoe

broidery |ˈbrɔɪdəriː| — (archaic) embroidery

broil |brɔɪl| — cooking by direct exposure to radiant heat (as over a fire or under a grill)

broiler |ˈbrɔɪlər| — an oven or part of a stove used for broiling

broke |brəʊk| — lacking funds

broken |ˈbrəʊkən| — subdued or brought low in condition or status

broken-down |daʊn| — in deplorable condition

broken-hearted |ˌbrəʊkən ˈhɑːrtɪd| — (idiomatic) Alternative spelling of brokenhearted. Feeling depressed, despondent, or hopeless, especially over losing a love.

brokenly |ˈbrəʊkənlɪ| — In a broken manner.

broker |ˈbrəʊkər| — a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission

brokerage |ˈbrəʊkərɪdʒ| — a stock broker's business; charges a fee to act as intermediary between buyer and seller

broking |ˈbrəʊkɪŋ| — The craft or profession of a broker; mediation in a sale or transaction.

brolly |ˈbrɑːlɪ| — colloquial terms for an umbrella

bromide |ˈbrəʊmaɪd| — any of the salts of hydrobromic acid; formerly used as a sedative but now generally replaced by safer drugs

bromine |ˈbrəʊmiːn| — a nonmetallic heavy volatile corrosive dark brown liquid element belonging to the halogens; found in sea water

bronchi |ˈbrɒŋkaɪ| — plural form of bronchus

bronchia |ˈbrɑːŋkiːə| — (anatomy) The bronchial tubes which arise from the branching of the trachea, especially the subdivision of the bronchi.

bronchial |ˈbrɑːŋkɪəl| — relating to or associated with the bronchi

bronchitis |brɑːŋˈkaɪtɪs| — inflammation of the membranes lining the bronchial tubes

broncho |ˈbrɑːŋkəʊ| — an unbroken or imperfectly broken mustang

bronchus |ˈbrɑːŋkəs| — either of the two main branches of the trachea

bronco |ˈbrɑːŋkəʊ| — an unbroken or imperfectly broken mustang

bronze |brɑːnz| — an alloy of copper and tin and sometimes other elements; also any copper-base alloy containing other elements in place of tin

bronzed |brɑːnzd| — (of skin) having a tan color from exposure to the sun

brooch |brəʊtʃ| — a decorative pin worn by women

brood |bruːd| — the young of an animal cared for at one time

brood-mare |ˈbruːd meər| — A stud mare, a female horse used for breeding.

brooder |ˈbruːdər| — apparatus consisting of a box designed to maintain a constant temperature by the use of a thermostat; used for chicks or premature infants

broodmare  — a female horse used for breeding

broody |ˈbruːdɪ| — a domestic hen ready to brood

brook |brʊk| — a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)

brooklet |ˈbrʊklɪt| — a small brook

broom |bruːm| — a cleaning implement for sweeping; bundle of straws or twigs attached to a long handle

broomstick |ˈbruːmstɪk| — the handle of a broom

broth |brɑːθ| — liquid in which meat and vegetables are simmered; used as a basis for e.g. soups or sauces

brothel |ˈbrɑːθl| — a building where prostitutes are available

brother |ˈbrʌðər| — a male with the same parents as someone else

brother-in-law |ˈbrʌðərɪnˌlɔːr| — a brother by marriage

brotherhood |ˈbrʌðərhʊd| — the kinship relation between a male offspring and the siblings

brotherly |ˈbrʌðərlɪ| — like or characteristic of or befitting a brother

brothers-in-law |ˈbrʌðəzɪnˌlɔːr| — plural form of brother-in-law

brougham |ˈbruːəm| — light carriage; pulled by a single horse

brought |brɔːt| — simple past tense and past participle of bring

brouhaha |ˈbruːhɑːhɑː| — loud confused noise from many sources

brow |braʊ| — the part of the face above the eyes

browbeat |ˈbraʊbiːt| — be bossy towards

brown |braʊn| — an orange of low brightness and saturation

brown-haired  — having hair of a dark color

brownie |ˈbraʊnɪ| — a junior Girl Scout

browning |ˈbraʊnɪŋ| — United States inventor of firearms (especially automatic pistols and repeating rifles and a machine gun called the Peacemaker) (1855-1926)

brownout |ˈbraʊnaʊt| — darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft)

browse |braʊz| — vegetation (such as young shoots, twigs, and leaves) that is suitable for animals to eat

browser |ˈbraʊzər| — a viewer who looks around casually without seeking anything in particular

browsing |ˈbraʊzɪŋ| — reading superficially or at random

Bruin |ˈbruːən| — a conventional name for a bear used in tales following usage in the old epic `Reynard the Fox'

bruise |bruːz| — an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration

bruiser |ˈbruːzər| — a large and strong and heavyset man

bruit |bruːt| — tell or spread rumors

brumal |ˈbruːməl| — characteristic of or relating to winter

brumby |ˈbrʌmbiː| — (Australia) A wild or feral horse.

brume |bruːm| — (literary) Mist, fog, vapour.

Brummagem |ˈbrəməjəm| — a city in central England; 2nd largest English city and an important industrial and transportation center

brumous |ˈbrəməs| — filled or abounding with fog or mist

brunch |brʌntʃ| — combination breakfast and lunch; usually served in late morning

brunette |bruːˈnet| — a person with dark (brown) hair

brunt |brʌnt| — main force of a blow etc

brush |brʌʃ| — a dense growth of bushes

brush aside |ˈbrəʃ əˈsaɪd| — bar from attention or consideration

brush off |ˈbrəʃ ˈɒf| — bar from attention or consideration

brush up |ˈbrəʃ ʌp| — refresh one's memory

brush-off |ˈbrʌʃ ɒf| — a curt or disdainful rejection

brush-up |ˈbrʌʃ ʌp| — To paint, or make clean or bright with a brush.

brushless  — Not using brushes, of a motor that does not use physical contacts for the commutator.

brushwood |ˈbrʌʃwʊd| — the wood from bushes or small branches

brushwork |ˈbrʌʃwɜːrk| — an artist's distinctive technique of applying paint with a brush

brushy |ˈbrəʃɪ| — covered with or consisting of bushes or thickets

brusque |brʌsk| — marked by rude or peremptory shortness

brusquely |ˈbrəsklɪ| — in a blunt direct manner

brut |bruːt| — (of champagne) extremely dry

brutal |ˈbruːtl| — (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering

brutality |bruːˈtælətɪ| — the trait of extreme cruelty

brutalize |ˈbruːtəlaɪz| — treat brutally

brutally |ˈbruːtəlɪ| — in a vicious manner

brute |bruːt| — a cruelly rapacious person

brutish |ˈbruːtɪʃ| — resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility

bryology |braɪˈɑːlədʒiː| — (botany) The study of bryophytes (non-vascular plants including mosses and liverworts).

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