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baal

baal
(n.) The supreme male divinity of the Phoenician and Canaanitish nations.
(n.) The whole class of divinities to whom the name Baal was applied.

bead

bead
(n.) A prayer.
(n.) A little perforated ball, to be strung on a thread, and worn for ornament; or used in a rosary for counting prayers, as by Roman Catholics and Mohammedans, whence the phrases to tell beads, to at one's beads, to bid beads, etc., meaning, to be at prayer.
(n.) Any small globular body
(n.) A bubble in spirits.
(n.) A drop of sweat or other liquid.
(n.) A small knob of metal on a firearm, used for taking aim (whence the expression to draw a bead, for, to take aim).
(n.) A small molding of rounded surface, the section being usually an arc of a circle. It may be continuous, or broken into short embossments.
(n.) A glassy drop of molten flux, as borax or microcosmic salt, used as a solvent and color test for several mineral earths and oxides, as of iron, manganese, etc., before the blowpipe; as, the borax bead; the iron bead, etc.
(v. i.) To form beadlike bubbles.
(v. t.) To ornament with beads or beading.

beak

beak
(n.) The bill or nib of a bird, consisting of a horny sheath, covering the jaws. The form varied much according to the food and habits of the bird, and is largely used in the classification of birds.
(n.) A similar bill in other animals, as the turtles.
(n.) The long projecting sucking mouth of some insects, and other invertebrates, as in the Hemiptera.
(n.) The upper or projecting part of the shell, near the hinge of a bivalve.
(n.) The prolongation of certain univalve shells containing the canal.
(n.) Anything projecting or ending in a point, like a beak, as a promontory of land.
(n.) A beam, shod or armed at the end with a metal head or point, and projecting from the prow of an ancient galley, in order to pierce the vessel of an enemy; a beakhead.
(n.) That part of a ship, before the forecastle, which is fastened to the stem, and supported by the main knee.
(n.) A continuous slight projection ending in an arris or narrow fillet; that part of a drip from which the water is thrown off.
(n.) Any process somewhat like the beak of a bird, terminating the fruit or other parts of a plant.
(n.) A toe clip. See Clip, n. (Far.).
(n.) A magistrate or policeman.

beam

beam
(n.) Any large piece of timber or iron long in proportion to its thickness, and prepared for use.
(n.) One of the principal horizontal timbers of a building or ship.
(n.) The width of a vessel; as, one vessel is said to have more beam than another.
(n.) The bar of a balance, from the ends of which the scales are suspended.
(n.) The principal stem or horn of a stag or other deer, which bears the antlers, or branches.
(n.) The pole of a carriage.
(n.) A cylinder of wood, making part of a loom, on which weavers wind the warp before weaving; also, the cylinder on which the cloth is rolled, as it is woven; one being called the fore beam, the other the back beam.
(n.) The straight part or shank of an anchor.
(n.) The main part of a plow, to which the handles and colter are secured, and to the end of which are attached the oxen or horses that draw it.
(n.) A heavy iron lever having an oscillating motion on a central axis, one end of which is connected with the piston rod from which it receives motion, and the other with the crank of the wheel shaft; -- called also working beam or walking beam.
(n.) A ray or collection of parallel rays emitted from the sun or other luminous body; as, a beam of light, or of heat.
(n.) Fig.: A ray; a gleam; as, a beam of comfort.
(n.) One of the long feathers in the wing of a hawk; -- called also beam feather.
(v. i.) To emit beams of light.
(v. t.) To send forth; to emit; -- followed ordinarily by forth; as, to beam forth light.

bean

bean
(n.) A name given to the seed of certain leguminous herbs, chiefly of the genera Faba, Phaseolus, and Dolichos; also, to the herbs.
(n.) The popular name of other vegetable seeds or fruits, more or less resembling true beans.

bear

bear
(n.) A bier.
(n.) Any species of the genus Ursus, and of the closely allied genera. Bears are plantigrade Carnivora, but they live largely on fruit and insects.
(n.) An animal which has some resemblance to a bear in form or habits, but no real affinity; as, the woolly bear; ant bear; water bear; sea bear.
(n.) One of two constellations in the northern hemisphere, called respectively the Great Bear and the Lesser Bear, or Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
(n.) Metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person.
(n.) A person who sells stocks or securities for future delivery in expectation of a fall in the market.
(n.) A portable punching machine.
(n.) A block covered with coarse matting; -- used to scour the deck.
(n.) Alt. of Bere
(v. i.) To produce, as fruit; to be fruitful, in opposition to barrenness.
(v. i.) To suffer, as in carrying a burden.
(v. i.) To endure with patience; to be patient.
(v. i.) To press; -- with on or upon, or against.
(v. i.) To take effect; to have influence or force; as, to bring matters to bear.
(v. i.) To relate or refer; -- with on or upon; as, how does this bear on the question?
(v. i.) To have a certain meaning, intent, or effect.
(v. i.) To be situated, as to the point of compass, with respect to something else; as, the land bears N. by E.
(v. t.) To support or sustain; to hold up.
(v. t.) To support and remove or carry; to convey.
(v. t.) To conduct; to bring; -- said of persons.
(v. t.) To possess and use, as power; to exercise.
(v. t.) To sustain; to have on (written or inscribed, or as a mark), as, the tablet bears this inscription.
(v. t.) To possess or carry, as a mark of authority or distinction; to wear; as, to bear a sword, badge, or name.
(v. t.) To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to entertain; to harbor
(v. t.) To endure; to tolerate; to undergo; to suffer.
(v. t.) To gain or win.
(v. t.) To sustain, or be answerable for, as blame, expense, responsibility, etc.
(v. t.) To render or give; to bring forward.
(v. t.) To carry on, or maintain; to have.
(v. t.) To admit or be capable of; that is, to suffer or sustain without violence, injury, or change.
(v. t.) To manage, wield, or direct.
(v. t.) To behave; to conduct.
(v. t.) To afford; to be to; to supply with.
(v. t.) To bring forth or produce; to yield; as, to bear apples; to bear children; to bear interest.
(v. t.) To endeavor to depress the price of, or prices in; as, to bear a railroad stock; to bear the market.

beat

beat
(a.) Weary; tired; fatigued; exhausted.
(imp.) of Beat
(n.) A stroke; a blow.
(n.) A recurring stroke; a throb; a pulsation; as, a beat of the heart; the beat of the pulse.
(n.) The rise or fall of the hand or foot, marking the divisions of time; a division of the measure so marked. In the rhythm of music the beat is the unit.
(n.) A transient grace note, struck immediately before the one it is intended to ornament.
(n.) A sudden swelling or reenforcement of a sound, recurring at regular intervals, and produced by the interference of sound waves of slightly different periods of vibrations; applied also, by analogy, to other kinds of wave motions; the pulsation or throbbing produced by the vibrating together of two tones not quite in unison. See Beat, v. i., 8.
(p. p.) of Beat
(v. i.) To strike repeatedly; to inflict repeated blows; to knock vigorously or loudly.
(v. i.) To move with pulsation or throbbing.
(v. i.) To come or act with violence; to dash or fall with force; to strike anything, as, rain, wind, and waves do.
(v. i.) To be in agitation or doubt.
(v. i.) To make progress against the wind, by sailing in a zigzag line or traverse.
(v. i.) To make a sound when struck; as, the drums beat.
(v. i.) To make a succession of strokes on a drum; as, the drummers beat to call soldiers to their quarters.
(v. i.) To sound with more or less rapid alternations of greater and less intensity, so as to produce a pulsating effect; -- said of instruments, tones, or vibrations, not perfectly in unison.
(v. i.) A round or course which is frequently gone over; as, a watchman's beat.
(v. i.) A place of habitual or frequent resort.
(v. i.) A cheat or swindler of the lowest grade; -- often emphasized by dead; as, a dead beat.
(v. t.) To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as, to beat one's breast; to beat iron so as to shape it; to beat grain, in order to force out the seeds; to beat eggs and sugar; to beat a drum.
(v. t.) To punish by blows; to thrash.
(v. t.) To scour or range over in hunting, accompanied with the noise made by striking bushes, etc., for the purpose of rousing game.
(v. t.) To dash against, or strike, as with water or wind.
(v. t.) To tread, as a path.
(v. t.) To overcome in a battle, contest, strife, race, game, etc.; to vanquish or conquer; to surpass.
(v. t.) To cheat; to chouse; to swindle; to defraud; -- often with out.
(v. t.) To exercise severely; to perplex; to trouble.
(v. t.) To give the signal for, by beat of drum; to sound by beat of drum; as, to beat an alarm, a charge, a parley, a retreat; to beat the general, the reveille, the tattoo. See Alarm, Charge, Parley, etc.

beau

beau
(n.) A man who takes great care to dress in the latest fashion; a dandy.
(n.) A man who escorts, or pays attentions to, a lady; an escort; a lover.

bias

bias
(a.) Inclined to one side; swelled on one side.
(a.) Cut slanting or diagonally, as cloth.
(adv.) In a slanting manner; crosswise; obliquely; diagonally; as, to cut cloth bias.
(n.) A weight on the side of the ball used in the game of bowls, or a tendency imparted to the ball, which turns it from a straight line.
(n.) A leaning of the mind; propensity or prepossession toward an object or view, not leaving the mind indifferent; bent; inclination.
(n.) A wedge-shaped piece of cloth taken out of a garment (as the waist of a dress) to diminish its circumference.
(n.) A slant; a diagonal; as, to cut cloth on the bias.
(v. t.) To incline to one side; to give a particular direction to; to influence; to prejudice; to prepossess.

blab

blab
(n.) One who blabs; a babbler; a telltale.
(v.) To utter or tell unnecessarily, or in a thoughtless manner; to publish (secrets or trifles) without reserve or discretion.
(v. i.) To talk thoughtlessly or without discretion; to tattle; to tell tales.

blag

blag
N a robbery, esp with violence vb (tr) , blags, blagging or blagged 1. to obtain by wheedling or cadging: she blagged free tickets from her mate. 2. to snatch (wages, someone's handbag, etc); steal 3. to rob (esp a bank or post office)

blah

blah
Pompous or pretentious talk or writing

blat

blat
(v. i.) To cry, as a calf or sheep; to bleat; to make a senseless noise; to talk inconsiderately.
(v. t.) To utter inconsiderately.

blay

blay
(a.) A fish. See Bleak, n.

boar

boar
(n.) The uncastrated male of swine; specifically, the wild hog.

boat

boat
(n.) A small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars or paddles, but often by a sail.
(n.) Hence, any vessel; usually with some epithet descriptive of its use or mode of propulsion; as, pilot boat, packet boat, passage boat, advice boat, etc. The term is sometimes applied to steam vessels, even of the largest class; as, the Cunard boats.
(n.) A vehicle, utensil, or dish, somewhat resembling a boat in shape; as, a stone boat; a gravy boat.
(v. i.) To go or row in a boat.
(v. t.) To transport in a boat; as, to boat goods.
(v. t.) To place in a boat; as, to boat oars.

brad

brad
(n.) A thin nail, usually small, with a slight projection at the top on one side instead of a head; also, a small wire nail, with a flat circular head; sometimes, a small, tapering, square-bodied finishing nail, with a countersunk head.

brag

brag
(adv.) Proudly; boastfully.
(n.) A boast or boasting; bragging; ostentatious pretense or self glorification.
(n.) The thing which is boasted of.
(n.) A game at cards similar to bluff.
(v. i.) To talk about one's self, or things pertaining to one's self, in a manner intended to excite admiration, envy, or wonder; to talk boastfully; to boast; -- often followed by of; as, to brag of one's exploits, courage, or money, or of the great things one intends to do.
(v. i.) Brisk; full of spirits; boasting; pretentious; conceited.
(v. t.) To boast of.
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