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3569 Words 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 cry plaintively blat, blate, bleat
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
babbitt line with a Babbitt metal -
babbitting lining a surface or bearing with Babbitt metal -
babble utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way -
babble to talk foolishly smatter, blather, blether, blither
babble flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise ripple, bubble, guggle, gurgle, burble
babble divulge confidential information or secrets peach, sing, spill the beans, babble out, blab, blab out, talk, tattle, let the cat out of the bag
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 -
babelike like a baby especially in dependence -
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 -
baboonish resembling a baboon -
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 -
baby treat with excessive indulgence indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil, cocker, coddle, cosset, featherbed
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
babyish characteristic of a baby -
babyminder a person who looks after babies (usually in the person's own home) while the babys' parents are working minder, baby minder
babysit take watchful responsibility for baby-sit
babysit work or act as a baby-sitter sit, baby-sit
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
baccate producing or bearing berries bacciferous, berried
baccate resembling a berry berrylike
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
bacchanal used of riotously drunken merrymaking orgiastic, carousing, bacchanalian, bacchic
bacchanalia a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity riot, debauch, debauchery, drunken revelry, orgy, saturnalia, bacchanal
bacchanalian used of riotously drunken merrymaking orgiastic, carousing, bacchanal, bacchic
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 -
bacchantic of or relating to or resembling a bacchanalian reveler -
bacchic used of riotously drunken merrymaking orgiastic, carousing, bacchanal, bacchanalian
bacciferous producing or bearing berries baccate, berried
baccivorous feeding on berries -
baccy leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion tobacco
bach lead a bachelor's existence bachelor
bachelor lead a bachelor's existence bach
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 -
bacillar formed like a bacillus rod-shaped, bacillary, bacilliform, baculiform
bacillar relating to or produced by or containing bacilli bacillary
bacillary formed like a bacillus rod-shaped, bacillar, bacilliform, baculiform
bacillary relating to or produced by or containing bacilli bacillar
bacilliform formed like a bacillus rod-shaped, bacillar, bacillary, baculiform
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 -
back be behind; approve of support, indorse, plump for, plunk for, endorse
back travel backward -
back give support or one's approval to indorse, endorse, second
back cause to travel backward -
back support financial backing for -
back be in back of -
back place a bet on punt, gage, game, stake, bet on
back shift to a counterclockwise direction -
back establish as valid or genuine back up
back strengthen by providing with a back or backing -
back in or to or toward a former location -
back at or to or toward the back or rear rearward, rearwards, backward, backwards
back in or to or toward an original condition -
back in or to or toward a past time backward
back in reply -
back in repayment or retaliation -
back related to or located at the back -
back located at or near the back of an animal hind, hinder
back of an earlier date -
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 -
backbite say mean things bitch
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 -
backbreaking characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort hard, heavy, punishing, operose, grueling, gruelling, arduous, toilsome, laborious
backchat light teasing repartee give-and-take, raillery, banter
backcloth scenery hung at back of stage background, backdrop
backcross mate a hybrid of the first generation with one of its parents -
backdate make effective from an earlier date -
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
backed having a back or backing, usually of a specified type -
backed used of film that is coated on the side opposite the emulsion with a substance to absorb light -
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
backfire come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect recoil, backlash
backfire emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire -
backfire set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire -
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
background understate the importance or quality of downplay, play down
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
backhand (of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke backhanded
backhand (of handwriting) having the letters slanting backward left-slanting
backhand hit a tennis ball backhand -
backhanded (of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke backhand
backhanded roundabout or ambiguous -
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 -
backlash come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect recoil, backfire
backless lacking a back -
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
backlog accumulate and create a backlog -
backmost located farthest to the rear rearmost, hindermost, hindmost
backpack hike with a backpack pack
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
backpedal pedal backwards on a bicycle -
backpedal step backwards, in boxing -
backpedal modify one's opinion, make it less strong -
backplate plate armor protecting the back; worn as part of a cuirass -
backrest a support that you can lean against while sitting back