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2504 Nouns That Start With B

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b (physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle presents to another as a target for an encounter barn
b the 2nd letter of the Roman alphabet B
baa the cry made by sheep -
baas South African term for `boss' -
baba a small cake leavened with yeast -
babassu tall feather palm of northern Brazil with hard-shelled nuts yielding valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivory Orbignya martiana, Orbignya phalerata, Orbignya spesiosa, coco de macao, babassu palm
babbitt an alloy of tin with some copper and antimony; a lining for bearings that reduces friction Babbitt metal
babbitting lining a surface or bearing with Babbitt metal -
babble gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby babbling, lallation
babbler an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker spouter, chatterbox, magpie, chatterer, prater
babbler any of various insectivorous Old World birds with a loud incessant song; in some classifications considered members of the family Muscicapidae cackler
babbling gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby babble, lallation
babe a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk baby, infant
babel a confusion of voices and other sounds -
babiroussa Indonesian wild pig with enormous curved canine teeth Babyrousa Babyrussa, babirusa, babirussa
babirusa Indonesian wild pig with enormous curved canine teeth Babyrousa Babyrussa, babiroussa, babirussa
babirussa Indonesian wild pig with enormous curved canine teeth Babyrousa Babyrussa, babiroussa, babirusa
babka a coffee cake flavored with orange rind and raisins and almonds -
baboo used as a Hindi courtesy title; equivalent to English `Mr' babu
baboon large terrestrial monkeys having doglike muzzles -
babu used as a Hindi courtesy title; equivalent to English `Mr' baboo
babushka a woman's headscarf folded into a triangle and tied under the chin; worn by Russian peasant women -
baby a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk infant, babe
baby the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young) -
baby an immature childish person child
baby an unborn child; a human fetus -
baby a very young mammal -
baby a project of personal concern to someone -
babygram an X-ray of the entire body of an infant. -
babyhood the early stage of growth or development infancy, early childhood
babyhood the earliest state of immaturity infancy
babyminder a person who looks after babies (usually in the person's own home) while the babys' parents are working minder, baby minder
babysitter a person engaged to care for children when the parents are not home sitter, baby-sitter
babysitting the work of a baby sitter; caring for children when their parents are not home baby sitting
babytalk an adult's imitation of the speech of a young child motherese, baby talk
babytalk the developing speech of a young child baby talk
bacca an indehiscent fruit derived from a single ovary having one or many seeds within a fleshy wall or pericarp: e.g. grape; tomato; cranberry simple fruit
baccalaureate a farewell sermon to a graduating class at their commencement ceremonies -
baccalaureate an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies bachelor's degree
baccarat a card game played in casinos in which two or more punters gamble against the banker; the player wins who holds 2 or 3 cards that total closest to nine chemin de fer
bacchanal someone who engages in drinking bouts drunken reveler, drunken reveller, bacchant
bacchanal a drunken reveller; a devotee of Bacchus bacchant
bacchanal a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity riot, debauch, debauchery, drunken revelry, orgy, saturnalia, bacchanalia
bacchanalia a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity riot, debauch, debauchery, drunken revelry, orgy, saturnalia, bacchanal
bacchant someone who engages in drinking bouts bacchanal, drunken reveler, drunken reveller
bacchant a drunken reveller; a devotee of Bacchus bacchanal
bacchant (classical mythology) a priest or votary of Bacchus -
bacchante (classical mythology) a priestess or votary of Bacchus -
baccy leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion tobacco
bachelor a man who has never been married unmarried man
bachelor a knight of the lowest order; could display only a pennon knight bachelor, bachelor-at-arms
bachelorette a young unmarried woman who lives alone bachelor girl
bachelorhood the time of a man's life prior to marriage -
bachelorhood the state of being an unmarried man -
bacillus aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil B
bacitracin a polypeptide antibiotic of known chemical structure effective against several types of Gram-positive organisms; usually applied locally -
back the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine dorsum
back the side that goes last or is not normally seen rear
back the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer rear
back (football) a person who plays in the backfield -
back the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord backbone, spine, rachis, spinal column, vertebral column
back the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book cover, binding, book binding
back the part of a garment that covers the back of your body -
back a support that you can lean against while sitting backrest
back (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage -
backache an ache localized in the back -
backband a broad band that passes over the back of a horse and supports the shafts of a vehicle -
backbeat a loud steady beat -
backbench any of the seats occupied by backbenchers in the House of Commons -
backbencher a member of the House of Commons who is not a party leader -
backbend an acrobatic feat in which the trunk is bent backward from a standing position until the hands touch the floor -
backbiter one who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libel maligner, defamer, slanderer, vilifier, traducer, libeler
backblast backfire from a recoilless weapon back-blast
backboard a raised vertical board with basket attached; used to play basketball basketball backboard
backboard a board used to support the back of someone or something -
backbone a central cohesive source of support and stability mainstay, keystone, anchor, linchpin, lynchpin
backbone fortitude and determination gumption, grit, sand, moxie, guts
backbone the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord back, spine, rachis, spinal column, vertebral column
backbone the part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved spine
backbone the part of a network that connects other networks together -
backchat light teasing repartee give-and-take, raillery, banter
backcloth scenery hung at back of stage background, backdrop
backdoor an undocumented way to get access to a computer system or the data it contains back door
backdoor an entrance at the rear of a building back door, back entrance
backdoor a secret or underhand means of access (to a place or a position) back door
backdown a retraction of a previously held position withdrawal, climb-down
backdrop scenery hung at back of stage background, backcloth
backer someone who provides financial support for some venture angel
backfield the offensive football players who line up behind the linemen -
backfire the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired blowback
backfire a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine -
backfire a fire that is set intentionally in order to slow an approaching forest fire or grassfire by clearing a burned area in its path -
backfire a miscalculation that recoils on its maker boomerang
backflow a flow that returns toward its source backflowing
backflowing a flow that returns toward its source backflow
backgammon a board game for two players; pieces move according to throws of the dice -
background a person's social heritage: previous experience or training -
background the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground ground
background information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem background knowledge
background extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured background signal
background relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation -
background the state of the environment in which a situation exists setting, scope
background (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear desktop, screen background
background scenery hung at back of stage backcloth, backdrop
backgrounder a press conference or interview in which a government official explains to reporters the background of an action or policy -
backgrounding the execution of low priority programs while higher priority programs are not using the processing system background processing
backhand a return made with the back of the hand facing the direction of the stroke backhand shot, backhand stroke
backhander a backhanded blow -
backhoe an excavator whose shovel bucket is attached to a hinged boom and is drawn backward to move earth -
backing the act of providing approval and support patronage, championship, backup
backing something forming a back that is added for strengthening mount
backing financial resources provided to make some project possible support, funding, financial backing, financial support
backlash a movement back from an impact repercussion, rebound, recoil
backlash an adverse reaction to some political or social occurrence -
backlighting lighting from behind -
backlog an accumulation of jobs not done or materials not processed that are yet to be dealt with (especially unfilled customer orders for products or services) -
backlog the large log at the back of a hearth fire -
backlog something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose reserve, stockpile
backpack a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder rucksack, haversack, packsack, knapsack, back pack
backpacker a hiker who wears a backpack packer
backpacking carrying something in a pack on the back packing
backplate plate armor protecting the back; worn as part of a cuirass -
backrest a support that you can lean against while sitting back
backroom the meeting place of a group of leaders who make their decisions via private negotiations -
backsaw a handsaw that is stiffened by metal reinforcement along the upper edge back saw
backscratcher someone who is willing to trade favors or services for mutual advantage -
backscratcher a long-handled scratcher for scratching your back -
backseat a secondary or inferior position or status -
backseat a seat at the back of a vehicle (especially the seat at the back of an automobile) -
backsheesh a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter) tip, pourboire, gratuity, baksheesh, bakshis, bakshish
backside the side of an object that is opposite its front rear, back end
backside the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on rear, seat, bottom, ass, fundament, stern, can, butt, tail, rear end, rump, nates, hind end, hindquarters, derriere, posterior, prat, keister, arse, behind, bum, buns, buttocks, fanny, tail end, tooshie, tush
backslapper someone who demonstrates enthusiastic or excessive cordiality -
backslider someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior recidivist, reversionist
backsliding a failure to maintain a higher state relapse, relapsing, reversion, reverting, lapse, lapsing
backspace the typewriter key used for back spacing backspace key, backspacer
backspacer the typewriter key used for back spacing backspace, backspace key
backspin spin (usually of a moving ball) that retards or reverses the forward motion -
backstage a stage area out of sight of the audience wing, offstage
backstairs a second staircase at the rear of a building -
backstay a stay that supports the back of something -
backstitch an overlapping stitch made by starting the next stitch at the middle of the preceding one -
backstop (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher catcher
backstop (baseball) a fence or screen (as behind home plate) to prevent the ball from traveling out of the playing field -
backstop a precaution in case of an emergency -
backstroke a swimming stroke that resembles the crawl except the swimmer lies on his or her back -
backstroker someone who swims the backstroke -
backswimmer predaceous aquatic insect that swims on its back and may inflict painful bites Notonecta undulata
backsword a stick used instead of a sword for fencing singlestick, fencing stick
backsword a sword with only one cutting edge -
backtalk an impudent or insolent rejoinder mouth, lip, sass, sassing, back talk
backup an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage -
backup someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult) relief, substitute, reliever, stand-in, backup man, fill-in
backup a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts support, accompaniment, musical accompaniment
backup (computer science) a copy of a file or directory on a separate storage device computer backup
backup the act of providing approval and support patronage, championship, backing