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139 Words That Start With BAC

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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
backsaw (noun) a handsaw that is stiffened by metal reinforcement along the upper edge Synonyms: back saw
backscatter (verb) scatter (radiation) by the atoms of the medium through which it passes
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
backslap (verb) display excessive cordiality (towards)
backslapper (noun) someone who demonstrates enthusiastic or excessive cordiality
backslide (verb) drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards Synonyms: lapse
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 (verb) hit the backspace key on a computer or typewriter keyboard
(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 (adverb) out of view of the public; behind the scenes
(adverb) in or to a backstage area of a theater
(noun) a stage area out of sight of the audience Synonyms: wing, offstage
(adjective) concealed from public view or attention Synonyms: offstage
backstair (adjective) secret and sly or sordid Synonyms: backstairs, furtive
backstairs (noun) a second staircase at the rear of a building
(adjective) secret and sly or sordid Synonyms: backstair, furtive
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
(verb) do backstitches
backstop (verb) act as a 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 (verb) swim on one's back
(noun) a swimming stroke that resembles the crawl except the swimmer lies on his or her back
backstroker (noun) someone who swims the backstroke
backswept (adjective) used of hair Synonyms: sweptback
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
backtrack (verb) retrace one's course Synonyms: double back, turn back
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
backward (adverb) at or to or toward the back or rear Synonyms: rearward, rearwards, back, backwards
(adverb) in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal Synonyms: backwards
(adverb) in or to or toward a past time Synonyms: back
(adjective) directed or facing toward the back or rear
(adjective) (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature
(adjective) retarded in intellectual development Synonyms: half-witted, slow-witted, feebleminded
(adjective) having made less than normal progress
backwardation (noun) the market condition wherein the price of a forward or futures contract is trading below the expected spot price at contract maturity.

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