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2504 Nouns That Start With B

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

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