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756 Words That Start With BA

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

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