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An alphabetical listing of General terms and items.

 
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Aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil


B   Dico Tools
The 2nd letter of the Roman alphabet


B   Dico Tools
The blood group whose red cells carry the B antigen


B   Dico Tools
(physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle presents to another as a target for an encounter


B   Dico Tools
A logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels


B   Dico Tools
A trivalent metalloid element; occurs both in a hard black crystal and in the form of a yellow or brown powder


B   Dico Tools
Originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins


B-52   Dico Tools
United States military aircraft; B- stands for bomber


B-complex_vitamin   Dico Tools
Originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins


B-flat_clarinet   Dico Tools
The ordinary clarinet with a middle range


B-girl   Dico Tools
A woman employed by a bar to act as a companion to men customers


B-horizon   Dico Tools
Immediately below the A-horizon; contains deposits of organic matter leached from surface soils


B-meson   Dico Tools
Exceedingly short-lived meson


B.C.   Dico Tools
Before the Christian era; used following dates before the supposed year Christ was born; "in 200 BC"


B.O.   Dico Tools
Malodorousness resulting from a failure to bathe


B.T.U.   Dico Tools
A unit of energy equal to the work done by a power of 1000 watts operating for one hour


B.Th.U.   Dico Tools
A unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit at one atmosphere pressure; equivalent to 251.997 calories


B._B._King   Dico Tools
United States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925)


B._F._Skinner   Dico Tools
United States psychologist and a leading proponent of behaviorism (1904-1990)


BA   Dico Tools
A bachelor''s degree in arts and sciences


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Ba   Dico Tools
A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group; found in barite


Baa   Dico Tools
The cry made by sheep


Baa   Dico Tools
Cry plaintively; "The lambs were bleating"


Baa-lamb   Dico Tools
Child''s word for a sheep or lamb


Baader_Meinhof_Gang   Dico Tools
A radical left-wing revolutionary terrorist group active in Germany from 1968 until 1977


Baal   Dico Tools
Any of numerous local fertility and nature deities worshipped by ancient Semitic peoples; the Hebrews considered Baal a false god


Baal_Merodach   Dico Tools
The chief Babylonian god; his consort was Sarpanitu


Baas   Dico Tools
South African term for `boss''


Baba   Dico Tools
A small cake leavened with yeast


Babacu_oil   Dico Tools
Fatty oil from kernels of babassu nuts similar to coconut oil


Babar   Dico Tools
An imaginary elephant that appears in a series of French books for children


Babassu   Dico Tools
Tall feather palm of northern Brazil with hard-shelled nuts yielding valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivory


Babassu_nut   Dico Tools
Hard-shelled nut of the babassu palm


Babassu_oil   Dico Tools
Fatty oil from kernels of babassu nuts similar to coconut oil


Babassu_palm   Dico Tools
Tall feather palm of northern Brazil with hard-shelled nuts yielding valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivory


Baba_au_rhum   Dico Tools
A baba soaked in rum


Babbitt   Dico Tools
An alloy of tin with some copper and antimony; an anti-friction lining for bearings


Babbitt   Dico Tools
Line with a Babbitt metal


Babbitting   Dico Tools
Lining a surface or bearing with babbitt metal


Babbitt_metal   Dico Tools
An alloy of tin with some copper and antimony; an anti-friction lining for bearings


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Babble   Dico Tools
Gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby


Babble   Dico Tools
Divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his secretary talks"


Babble   Dico Tools
To talk foolishly; "The two women babbled and crooned at the baby"


Babble   Dico Tools
Utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way; "The old man is only babbling--don''t pay attention"


Babble   Dico Tools
Flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise; "babbling brooks"


Babbler   Dico Tools
Any of various insectivorous Old World birds with a loud incessant song; in some classifications considered members of the family Muscicapidae


Babbler   Dico Tools
An obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker


Babble_out   Dico Tools
Divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his secretary talks"


Babbling   Dico Tools
Gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby


Babbling   Dico Tools
Talking idly or incoherently; "blithering (or blathering) idiot"; "jabbering children"; "gabbling housewives"; "a babbling hospital inmate"


Babbling   Dico Tools
Continuous low murmuring sound; as especially of water; "a babbling brook"


Babe   Dico Tools
A very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk; "isn''t she too young to have a baby?"


Babel   Dico Tools
(Genesis 11:1-11) a tower built by Noah''s descendants (probably in Babylon) who intended it to reach up to heaven; God foiled them by confusing their language so they could no longer understand one another


Babel   Dico Tools
A confusion of voices and other sounds


Babelike   Dico Tools
Like a baby especially in dependence; "babelike innocence and dependence"


Babesiidae   Dico Tools
Piroplasms and cattle pathogens


Babe_Didrikson   Dico Tools
Outstanding United States athlete (1914-1956)


Babe_Ruth   Dico Tools
United States professional baseball player famous for hitting home runs (1895-1948)


Babe_Zaharias   Dico Tools
Outstanding United States athlete (1914-1956)


Babies'-breath   Dico Tools
Tall plant with small lance-shaped leaves and numerous tiny white or pink flowers


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Babies'_slippers   Dico Tools
European forage plant having claw-shaped pods introduced in America


Babinski   Dico Tools
Extension upward of the toes when the sole of the foot is stroked firmly on the outer side from the heel to the front; normal in infants under the age of two years but a sign of brain or spinal cord injury in older persons


Babinski_reflex   Dico Tools
Extension upward of the toes when the sole of the foot is stroked firmly on the outer side from the heel to the front; normal in infants under the age of two years but a sign of brain or spinal cord injury in older persons


Babinski_sign   Dico Tools
Extension upward of the toes when the sole of the foot is stroked firmly on the outer side from the heel to the front; normal in infants under the age of two years but a sign of brain or spinal cord injury in older persons


Babiroussa   Dico Tools
Indonesian wild pig with enormous curved canine teeth


Babirusa   Dico Tools
Indonesian wild pig with enormous curved canine teeth


Babirussa   Dico Tools
Indonesian wild pig with enormous curved canine teeth


Babka   Dico Tools
A coffee cake flavored with orange rind and raisins and almonds


Baboo   Dico Tools
Used as a Hindi courtesy title; equivalent to English `Mr''


Baboon   Dico Tools
Large terrestrial monkeys having doglike muzzles


Baboonish   Dico Tools
Resembling a baboon


Babu   Dico Tools
Used as a Hindi courtesy title; equivalent to English `Mr''


Babushka   Dico Tools
A woman''s headscarf folded into a triangle and tied under the chine; worn by Russian peasant women


Baby   Dico Tools
A project of personal concern to someone; "this project is his baby"


Baby   Dico Tools
A very young mammal; "baby rabbits"


Baby   Dico Tools
Sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women


Baby   Dico Tools
The youngest member of a group (not necessarily young); "the baby of the family"; "the baby of the Supreme Court"


Baby   Dico Tools
A very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk; "isn''t she too young to have a baby?"


Baby   Dico Tools
An immature childish person; "he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived"; "stop being a baby!"


Baby   Dico Tools
Treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let''s not mollycoddle our students!"


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Baby's_bed   Dico Tools
A small bed for babies; enclosed by sides to prevent the baby from falling


Baby's_breath   Dico Tools
Tall plant with small lance-shaped leaves and numerous tiny white or pink flowers


Baby's_dummy   Dico Tools
Device used for an infant to suck or bite on


Baby's_room   Dico Tools
A child''s room for a baby


Baby's_tears   Dico Tools
Prostrate or creeping Corsican herb with mosslike small round short-stemmed leaves


Baby-boom_generation   Dico Tools
The larger than expected generation in United States born shortly after World War II


Baby-faced   Dico Tools
Having a youthful-looking face


Baby-like   Dico Tools
Like a baby; "he cradled it, baby-wise, in his arms"


Baby-sit   Dico Tools
Work or act as a baby-sitter; "I cannot baby-sit tonight; I have too much homework to do"


Baby-sitter   Dico Tools
A person engaged to care for children when the parents are not home


Baby-walker   Dico Tools
An enclosing framework on casters or wheels; helps babies learn to walk


Baby-wise   Dico Tools
Like a baby; "he cradled it, baby-wise, in his arms"


Babyhood   Dico Tools
The earliest state of immaturity


Babyhood   Dico Tools
The early stage of growth or development


Babyish   Dico Tools
Characteristic of a baby; "babyish tears and petulance"


Babylon   Dico Tools
The chief city of ancient Mesopotamia and capitol of the ancient kingdom of Babylonia


Babylonia   Dico Tools
An ancient kingdom in southern Mesopotamia; Babylonia conquered Israel in the 6th century BC and exiled the Jews to Babylon (where the Daniel became a counselor to the king)


Babylonian   Dico Tools
The ideographic and syllabic writing system in which the ancient Babylonian language was written


Babylonian   Dico Tools
An inhabitant of ancient Babylon


Babylonian   Dico Tools
Of or relating to the city of Babylon or its people or culture; "Babylonian religion"


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Babylonian_Captivity   Dico Tools
The deportation of the Jews to Babylonia by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BC


Babylonian_weeping_willow   Dico Tools
Willow with long drooping branches and slender leaves native to China; widely cultivated as an ornamental


Babyminder   Dico Tools
A woman who looks after babies in her own home while their parents are working


Babyrousa   Dico Tools
A genus of Suidae


Babyrousa_Babyrussa   Dico Tools
Indonesian wild pig with enormous curved canine teeth


Babysitter   Dico Tools
A person engaged to care for children when the parents are not home


Babysitting   Dico Tools
The work of a baby sitter; caring for children when their parents are not home


Babytalk   Dico Tools
The developing speech of a young child


Babytalk   Dico Tools
An adult''s imitation of the speech of a young child


Baby_bed   Dico Tools
A small bed for babies; enclosed by sides to prevent the baby from falling


Baby_bird   Dico Tools
Young bird not yet fledged


Baby_blue-eyes   Dico Tools
Delicate California annual having blue flowers marked with dark spots


Baby_boom   Dico Tools
The larger than expected generation in United States born shortly after World War II


Baby_boomer   Dico Tools
A member of the baby boom generation in the 1950s; "they expanded the schools for a generation of baby boomers"


Baby_buggy   Dico Tools
A small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around


Baby_buster   Dico Tools
A person born in the generation following the baby boom when the birth rate fell dramatically


Baby_carriage   Dico Tools
A small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around


Baby_Doc   Dico Tools
Son and successor of Francois Duvalier as president of Haiti; he was overthrown by a mass uprising in 1986 (born in 1951)


Baby_doctor   Dico Tools
A specialist in the care of babies


Baby_farmer   Dico Tools
Someone who runs an establishment that houses and cares for babies for a fee


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Baby_grand   Dico Tools
A small grand piano


Baby_grand_piano   Dico Tools
A small grand piano


Baby_minder   Dico Tools
A woman who looks after babies in her own home while their parents are working


Baby_oil   Dico Tools
An ointment for babies


Baby_powder   Dico Tools
Powder used to prevent a baby''s diaper from chafing


Baby_rose   Dico Tools
Vigorously growing rose having clusters of numerous small flowers; used for hedges and as grafting stock


Baby_shoe   Dico Tools
A shoe designed to be worn by infants


Baby_sitting   Dico Tools
The work of a baby sitter; caring for children when their parents are not home


Baby_talk   Dico Tools
The developing speech of a young child


Baby_talk   Dico Tools
An adult''s imitation of the speech of a young child


Baby_tears   Dico Tools
Prostrate or creeping Corsican herb with mosslike small round short-stemmed leaves


Baby_tooth   Dico Tools
One of the first temporary teeth of a young mammal (one of 20 in children)


Bacca   Dico Tools
An indehiscent fruit derived from a single ovary having one or many seeds within a fleshy wall or pericarp: e.g. grape; tomato; cranberry


Baccalaureate   Dico Tools
An academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies


Baccalaureate   Dico Tools
A farewell sermon to a graduating class at their commencement ceremonies


Baccarat   Dico Tools
A card game played in casinos in which two or more punters gamble against the banker; the player wins who holds 2 or 3 cars that total closest to nine


Baccate   Dico Tools
Producing or bearing berries


Baccate   Dico Tools
Resembling a berry


Bacchanal   Dico Tools
A wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity


Bacchanal   Dico Tools
A drunken reveller; a devotee of Bacchus


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Bacchanal   Dico Tools
Someone who engages in drinking bouts


Bacchanal   Dico Tools
Used of riotously drunken merrymaking; "a night of bacchanalian revelry"; "carousing bands of drunken soldiers"; "orgiastic festivity"


Bacchanalia   Dico Tools
A wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity


Bacchanalia   Dico Tools
An orgiastic festival in ancient Greece in honor of Dionysus (= Bacchus)


Bacchanalian   Dico Tools
Used of riotously drunken merrymaking; "a night of bacchanalian revelry"; "carousing bands of drunken soldiers"; "orgiastic festivity"


Bacchant   Dico Tools
(classical mythology) a priest or votary of Bacchus


Bacchant   Dico Tools
A drunken reveller; a devotee of Bacchus


Bacchant   Dico Tools
Someone who engages in drinking bouts


Bacchante   Dico Tools
(classical mythology) a priestess or votary of Bacchus


Bacchantic   Dico Tools
Of or relating to or resembling a bacchanalian reveler


Baccharis   Dico Tools
Shrubs of western hemisphere often having honey-scented flowers followed by silky thistlelike heads of tiny fruits; often used for erosion control


Baccharis_halimifolia   Dico Tools
A shrub of salt marshes of eastern and south central North America and West Indies; fruit is surrounded with white plumelike hairy tufts


Baccharis_pilularis   Dico Tools
Widely spreading evergreen shrub of southwestern United States with flower heads in a leafy panicle


Baccharis_viminea   Dico Tools
California shrub with slender leafy shoots that are important browse for mule deer


Bacchic   Dico Tools
Used of riotously drunken merrymaking; "a night of bacchanalian revelry"; "carousing bands of drunken soldiers"; "orgiastic festivity"


Bacchus   Dico Tools
(classical mythology) god of wine; equivalent of Dionysus


Bacciferous   Dico Tools
Producing or bearing berries


Baccilar   Dico Tools
Formed like a bacillus


Baccivorous   Dico Tools
Feeding on berries


Baccy   Dico Tools
Leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion


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Bach   Dico Tools
The music of Bach; "he played Bach on the organ"


Bach   Dico Tools
German baroque organist and contrapuntist; composed mostly keyboard music; one of the greatest creators of Western music (1685-1750)


Bach   Dico Tools
Lead a bachelor''s existence


Bachelor   Dico Tools
A man who has never been married


Bachelor   Dico Tools
A knight of the lowest order; could display only a pennon


Bachelor   Dico Tools
Lead a bachelor''s existence


Bachelor's_button   Dico Tools
Tropical American herb having rose to red or purple flowers that can be dried without losing color


Bachelor's_button   Dico Tools
An annual Eurasian plant cultivated in North America having showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowers


Bachelor's_degree   Dico Tools
An academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies


Bachelor-at-arms   Dico Tools
A knight of the lowest order; could display only a pennon


Bachelorhood   Dico Tools
The state of being an unmarried man


Bachelorhood   Dico Tools
The time of a man''s life prior to marriage


Bachelor_girl   Dico Tools
An unmarried girl who lives alone


Bachelor_of_Arts   Dico Tools
A bachelor''s degree in arts and sciences


Bachelor_of_Arts_in_Library_Science   Dico Tools
A bachelor''s degree in library science


Bachelor_of_Arts_in_Nursing   Dico Tools
A bachelor''s degree in nursing


Bachelor_of_Divinity   Dico Tools
A bachelor''s degree in religion


Bachelor_of_Laws   Dico Tools
A three-year law degree


Bachelor_of_Literature   Dico Tools
A bachelor''s degree in literature


Bachelor_of_Medicine   Dico Tools
(a British degree) a bachelor''s degree in medicine


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Bachelor_of_Music   Dico Tools
A bachelor''s degree in music


Bachelor_of_Naval_Science   Dico Tools
A bachelor''s degree in naval science


Bachelor_of_Science   Dico Tools
A bachelor''s degree in science


Bachelor_of_Science_in_Architecture   Dico Tools
A bachelor''s degree in architecture


Bachelor_of_Science_in_Engineering   Dico Tools
A bachelor''s degree in engineering


Bachelor_of_Theology   Dico Tools
A bachelor''s degree in theology


Bachelor_party   Dico Tools
Stag party held for a bachelor (usually on the night before he is married)


Bacillaceae   Dico Tools
Typically rod-shaped usually gram-positive bacteria that produce endospores


Bacillar   Dico Tools
Relating to or produced by or containing bacilli


Bacillariophyceae   Dico Tools
Marine and freshwater eukaryotic algae: diatoms


Bacillary   Dico Tools
Formed like a bacillus


Bacillary   Dico Tools
Relating to or produced by or containing bacilli


Bacillary_dysentery   Dico Tools
An acute infection of the intestine by Shigella bacteria; characterized by diarrhea and fever and abdominal pains


Bacillary_white_diarrhea   Dico Tools
A serious bacterial disease of young chickens


Bacillary_white_diarrhoea   Dico Tools
A serious bacterial disease of young chickens


Bacilli   Dico Tools
Aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil


Bacilliform   Dico Tools
Formed like a bacillus


Bacillus   Dico Tools
Aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil


Bacillus_anthracis   Dico Tools
A species of Bacillus that causes anthrax in humans and in animals (cattle and swine and sheep and sheep and rabbits and mice and guinea pigs); can be used a bioweapon


Bacillus_globigii   Dico Tools
A species of Bacillus found in soil and decomposing organic matter; some strains produce antibiotics


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Bacillus_subtilis   Dico Tools
A species of Bacillus found in soil and decomposing organic matter; some strains produce antibiotics


Bacitracin   Dico Tools
A polypeptide antibiotic of known chemical structure effective against several types of Gram-positive organisms; usually applied locally


Back   Dico Tools
The position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage


Back   Dico Tools
A support that you can lean against while sitting; "the back of the dental chair was adjustable"


Back   Dico Tools
The part of a garment that covers your back; "they pinned a `kick me'' sign on his back"


Back   Dico Tools
The front and back covering of a book; "the book had a leather binding"


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The side that goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"


Back   Dico Tools
The posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine; "his back was nicely tanned"


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The series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"


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The part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer; "he stood at the back of the stage"; "it was hidden in the rear of the store"


Back   Dico Tools
(football) a person who plays in the backfield


Back   Dico Tools
Strengthen by providing with a back or backing


Back   Dico Tools
Establish as valid or genuine; "Can you back up your claims?"


Back   Dico Tools
Shift to a counterclockwise direction; "the wind backed"


Back   Dico Tools
Place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I''m betting on the new horse"


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Travel backward; "back into the driveway"; "The car backed up and hit the tree"


Back   Dico Tools
Cause to travel backward; "back the car into the parking spot"


Back   Dico Tools
Support financial backing for; "back this enterprise"


Back   Dico Tools
Be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"


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Give support or one''s approval to; "I''ll second that motion"; "I can''t back this plan"; "endorse a new project"


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Back   Dico Tools
Be in back of; "My garage backs their yard"


Back   Dico Tools
In or to or toward a past time; "set the clocks back an hour"; "never look back"; "lovers of the past looking fondly backward"


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At or to or toward the back or rear; "he moved back"; "tripped when he stepped backward"; "she looked rearward out the window of the car"


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In repayment or retaliation; "we paid back everything we had borrowed"; "he hit me and I hit him back"; "I was kept in after school for talking back to the teacher"


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In or to or toward a former location; "she went back to her parents'' house"


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In or to or toward an original condition; "he went back to sleep"


Back   Dico Tools
In answer; "he wrote back three days later"; "had little to say in reply to the questions"


Back Pressure   Dico Tools
Pressure which creates resistance against a flow of water.


Back(a)   Dico Tools
Located at or near the back of an animal; "back (or hind) legs"; "the hinder part of a carcass"


Back(a)   Dico Tools
Related to or located at the back; "the back yard"; "the back entrance"


Back(a)   Dico Tools
Of an earlier date; "back issues of the magazine"


Back-blast   Dico Tools
Backfire from a recoilless weapon


Back-channel   Dico Tools
Via a back channel; "thefailure of back-channel negotiations"


Back-formation   Dico Tools
A word invented (usually unwittingly by subtracting an affix) on the assumption that a familiar word derives from it


Back-geared   Dico Tools
(of a lathe) equipped with gearing for reducing the speed of the spindle from that of the driving pulley; "a back-geared lathe"


Back-number   Dico Tools
Someone who is no longer popular


Back-to-back   Dico Tools
One after the other; "back-to-back home runs"


Backache   Dico Tools
An ache localized in the back


Backband   Dico Tools
A broad band that passes over the back of a horse and supports the shafts of a vehicle


Backbeat   Dico Tools
A loud steady beat


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Backbench   Dico Tools
Any of the seats occupied by backbenchers in the House of Commons


Backbencher   Dico Tools
A member of the House of Commons who is not a party leader


Backbend   Dico Tools
An acrobatic feat in which the trunk is bent backward from a standing position until the hands touch the floor


Backbite   Dico Tools
Say mean things


Backbiter   Dico Tools
One who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libel


Backblast   Dico Tools
Backfire from a recoilless weapon


Backboard   Dico Tools
A board used to support the back of someone or something


Backboard   Dico Tools
A raised vertical board with basket attached; used to play basketball; "he banked the shot off the backboard"


Backbone   Dico Tools
The part of a network that connects other networks together; "the backbone is the part of a communication network that carries the heaviest traffic"


Backbone   Dico Tools
Fortitude and determination; "he didn''t have the guts to try it"


Backbone   Dico Tools
The series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"


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A central cohesive source of support and stability; "faith is his anchor"; "the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money"; "he is the linchpin of this firm"


Backbreaking   Dico Tools
Characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort; "worked their arduous way up the mining valley"; "a grueling campaign"; "hard labor"; "heavy work"; "heavy going"; "spent many laborious hours on the project"; "set a


Backchat   Dico Tools
Light teasing repartee


Backcloth   Dico Tools
Scenery hung at back of stage


Backcross   Dico Tools
Mate a hybrid of the first generation with one of its parents


Backdate   Dico Tools
Make effective from an earlier date; "The increase in tax was backdated to January"


Backdown   Dico Tools
A retraction of a previously held position


Backdrop   Dico Tools
Scenery hung at back of stage


Backed   Dico Tools
Having a back or backing, usually of a specified type


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Backed   Dico Tools
Used of film that is coated on the side opposite the emulsion with a substance to absorb light


Backed   Dico Tools
Having backing; "a claim backed up by strong evidence"


Backed_up   Dico Tools
Having backing; "a claim backed up by strong evidence"


Backer   Dico Tools
Invests in a theatrical production


Backfield   Dico Tools
The offensive football players who line up behind the linemen


Backfire   Dico Tools
A miscalculation that recoils on its maker


Backfire   Dico Tools
A loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine


Backfire   Dico Tools
Set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire


Backfire   Dico Tools
Emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire; "My old car backfires all the time"


Backfire   Dico Tools
Have an unexpected and undesired effect; "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble"


Backflow   Dico Tools
A flow that returns toward its source


Backflow   Dico Tools
The flow of water in a pipe or line in a direction opposite to the normal flow.


Backflowing   Dico Tools
A flow that returns toward its source


Backgammon   Dico Tools
A board game for two players; pieces move according to throws of the dice


Backgammon_board   Dico Tools
The board on which backgammon is played


Background   Dico Tools
Scenery hung at back of stage


Background   Dico Tools
(computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear


Background   Dico Tools
A person''s social heritage: previous experience or training; "he is a lawyer with a sports background"


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Information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem; "the embassy filled him in on the background of the incident"


Background   Dico Tools
The part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground; "he posed her against a background of rolling hills"


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Background   Dico Tools
Relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation; "when the rain came he could hear the sound of thunder in the background"


Background   Dico Tools
Extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured; "they got a bad connection and could hardly hear one another over the background signals"


Background   Dico Tools
The state of the environment in which a situation exists; "you can''t do that in a university setting"


Background   Dico Tools
Understate the importance or quality of; "he played down his royal ancestry"


Backgrounder   Dico Tools
A press conference or interview in which a government official explains to reporters the background of an action or policy; "the secretary gave us a backgrounder on public health issues"


Backgrounding   Dico Tools
The execution of low priority programs while higher priority programs are not using the processing system


Background_knowledge   Dico Tools
Information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem; "the embassy filled him in on the background of the incident"


Background_level   Dico Tools
The amplitude level of the undesired background noise


Background_noise   Dico Tools
Extraneous noise contaminating sound measurements that cannot be separated from the desired signal


Background_processing   Dico Tools
The execution of low priority programs while higher priority programs are not using the processing system


Background_radiation   Dico Tools
Radiation coming from sources other than those being observed


Background_signal   Dico Tools
Extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured; "they got a bad connection and could hardly hear one another over the background signals"


Backhand   Dico Tools
A return made with the back of the hand facing the direction of the stroke


Backhand   Dico Tools
Hit a tennis ball backhand


Backhand   Dico Tools
(of handwriting) having the letters slanting from left down to right


Backhand(a)   Dico Tools
(of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke


Backhanded   Dico Tools
Roundabout or ambiguous; "attacks from tht source amounted to a backhanded compliment to his integrity"; "a backhanded and dishonest way of reaching his goal"


Backhanded   Dico Tools
(of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke


Backhand_drive   Dico Tools
A hard straight return made on the backhand side


Backhand_shot   Dico Tools
A return made with the back of the hand facing the direction of the stroke


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Backhand_stroke   Dico Tools
A return made with the back of the hand facing the direction of the stroke


Backhoe   Dico Tools
An excavator whose shovel bucket is attached to a hinged boom and is drawn backward to move earth


Backing   Dico Tools
The act of providing approval and support; "his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"


Backing   Dico Tools
Something forming a back that is added for strengthening


Backing   Dico Tools
Financial resources provided to make some project possible; "the foundation provided support for the experiment"


Backlash   Dico Tools
An adverse reaction to some political or social occurrence; "there was a backlash of intolerance"


Backlash   Dico Tools
A movement back from an impact


Backlash   Dico Tools
Have an unexpected and undesired effect; "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble"


Backless   Dico Tools
Lacking a back; "a stool is a backless and armless seat"


Backlog   Dico Tools
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   Dico Tools
Something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose


Backlog   Dico Tools
Large log at the back of a hearth fire


Backlog   Dico Tools
Accumulate and create a backlog


Backmost   Dico Tools
Located farthest to the rear


Backpack   Dico Tools
A bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder


Backpack   Dico Tools
Hike with a backpack; "Every summer they are backpacking in the Rockies"


Backpacker   Dico Tools
A hiker who wears a backpack


Backpacking   Dico Tools
Carrying something in a pack on the back; "the backpacking of oxygen is essential for astronauts"


Backpacking_tent   Dico Tools
A tent that can be carried in a backpack


Backpedal   Dico Tools
Modify one'' opinion, make it less strong


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Backpedal   Dico Tools
Step backwards, in boxing


Backpedal   Dico Tools
Pedal backwards on a bicycle


Backplate   Dico Tools
Plate armor protecting the back; worn as part of a cuirass


Backrest   Dico Tools
A support that you can lean against while sitting; "the back of the dental chair was adjustable"


Backroom   Dico Tools
The meeting place of a group of leaders who make their decisions via private negotiations


Backroom_boy   Dico Tools
An expert adviser involved in making important decisions but usually lacking official status


Backsaw   Dico Tools
A handsaw stiffened by metal along upper edge


Backscatter   Dico Tools
Scatter (radiation) by the atoms of the medium through which it passes


Backscratcher   Dico Tools
A long-handled scratcher for scratching your back


Backscratcher   Dico Tools
Someone who is willing to trade favors or services for mutual advantage


Backseat   Dico Tools
A seat at the rear (especially the backseat of an automobile)


Backseat   Dico Tools
A secondary or inferior position or status; "tennis has had to take a backseat while his work is so demanding"


Backseat_driver   Dico Tools
A meddler who insists on giving unwanted advice


Backsheesh   Dico Tools
A relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)


Backside   Dico Tools
The fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"


Backside   Dico Tools
The side of an object that is opposite its front; "his room was toward the rear of the hotel"


Backslap   Dico Tools
Display excessive cordiality (towards); "he is always backslapping his colleagues at staff meetings"


Backslapper   Dico Tools
Someone who demonstrates enthusiastic or excessive cordiality


Backslide   Dico Tools
Drop to a lower level, as in one''s morals or standards


Backslider   Dico Tools
Someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior


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Backsliding   Dico Tools
A failure to maintain a higher state


Backspace   Dico Tools
Hit the backspace key on a computer or typewriter keyboard; "To erase, you must backspace"


Backspacer   Dico Tools
The typewriter key used for back spacing


Backspace_character   Dico Tools
A control character that indicates moving a space to the left


Backspace_key   Dico Tools
The typewriter key used for back spacing


Backspin   Dico Tools
Spin (usually of a moving ball) that retards or reverses the forward motion


Backstage   Dico Tools
A stage area out of sight of the audience


Backstage   Dico Tools
Concealed from the public


Backstage   Dico Tools
In or to a backstage area of a theater; "costumes were changed backstage"


Backstage   Dico Tools
Out of view of the public; behind the scenes; "Working backstage to gain political support for his proposal"; "many private deals were made backstage at the convention"


Backstair   Dico Tools
Secret and sly or sordid; "backstairs gossip"; "his low backstairs cunning"- A.L.Guerard; "backstairs intimacies"; "furtive behavior"


Backstairs   Dico Tools
A second staircase at the rear of a building


Backstairs   Dico Tools
Secret and sly or sordid; "backstairs gossip"; "his low backstairs cunning"- A.L.Guerard; "backstairs intimacies"; "furtive behavior"


Backstay   Dico Tools
A stay that supports the back of something


Backstitch   Dico Tools
Overlapping stitch made by starting next stitch at middle of preceding one


Backstitch   Dico Tools
Do backstitches


Backstop   Dico Tools
(baseball) a fence or screen (as behind home plate)


Backstop   Dico Tools
Act as a backstop


Backstroke   Dico Tools
A swimming stroke that resembles the crawl except the swimmer lies on his or her back


Backstroke   Dico Tools
Swim on one''s back


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Backstroker   Dico Tools
Someone who swims the backstroke


Backswept   Dico Tools
Used of hair


Backswimmer   Dico Tools
Predaceous aquatic insect that swims on its back and may inflict painful bites


Backsword   Dico Tools
A sword with only one cutting edge


Backsword   Dico Tools
A stick used instead of a sword for fencing


Backtalk   Dico Tools
An impudent or insolent rejoinder; "don''t give me any of your sass"


Backtrack   Dico Tools
Retrace one''s course; "The hikers got into a storm and had to turn back"


Backup   Dico Tools
The act of providing approval and support; "his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"


Backup   Dico Tools
(computer science) a copy of a file or directory on a separate storage device; "he made a backup in case the original was accidentally damaged or erased"


Backup   Dico Tools
A subordinate musical part; provides background for more important parts


Backup   Dico Tools
Someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult); "the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes"; "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"


Backup   Dico Tools
An accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage; "a traffic backup on the main street"; "he discovered a backup in the toilet"


Backup_file   Dico Tools
(computer science) a computer file dedicated to storing and updating computer backups


Backup_man   Dico Tools
Someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult); "the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes"; "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"


Backward   Dico Tools
Directed or facing toward the back or rear; "a backward view"


Backward   Dico Tools
(used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature; "a backward lover"


Backward   Dico Tools
Retarded in intellectual development


Backward   Dico Tools
In or to or toward a past time; "set the clocks back an hour"; "never look back"; "lovers of the past looking fondly backward"


Backward   Dico Tools
At or to or toward the back or rear; "he moved back"; "tripped when he stepped backward"; "she looked rearward out the window of the car"


Backward   Dico Tools
In a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal; "it''s easy to get the `i'' and the `e'' backward in words like `seize'' and `siege''"; "the child put her jersey on backward"


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Backwardness   Dico Tools
Lack of normal development of intellectual capacities


Backwards   Dico Tools
At or to or toward the back or rear; "he moved back"; "tripped when he stepped backward"; "she looked rearward out the window of the car"


Backwards   Dico Tools
In a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal; "it''s easy to get the `i'' and the `e'' backward in words like `seize'' and `siege''"; "the child put her jersey on backward"


Backward_and_forward   Dico Tools
Moving from one place to another and back again; "he traveled back and forth between Los Angeles and New York"


Backwash   Dico Tools
The wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward; "the motorboat''s wake capsized the canoe"


Backwash   Dico Tools
The consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event); "the aftermath of war"; "in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"


Backwash   Dico Tools
The flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller


Backwater   Dico Tools
Any backward region that is isolated from the world and resists progress


Backwater   Dico Tools
A body of water that was created by a flood or tide or by being held or forced back by a dam; "the bayous and backwaters are breeding grounds for mosquitos"


Backwoods   Dico Tools
A remote and undeveloped area


Backwoods(a)   Dico Tools
Inaccessible and sparsely populated


Backwoodsman   Dico Tools
A man who lives on the frontier


Backyard   Dico Tools
The grounds in back of a house


Back_and_forth   Dico Tools
Moving from one place to another and back again; "he traveled back and forth between Los Angeles and New York"


Back_away   Dico Tools
Make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity; "We''ll have to crawfish out from meeting with him"; "He backed out of his earlier promise"; "The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns"


Back_brace   Dico Tools
A brace worn to support the back


Back_breaker   Dico Tools
Street name for lysergic acid diethylamide


Back_burner   Dico Tools
Reduced priority; "dozens of cases were put on the back burner"


Back_channel   Dico Tools
An alternative to the regular channels of communication that is used when agreements must be made secretly (especially in diplomacy or government); "they negotiated via a back channel"


Back_circle   Dico Tools
A feat in which an acrobat arches the back from a prone position and bends the knees until the toes touch the head


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Back_country   Dico Tools
A remote and undeveloped area


Back_door   Dico Tools
A secret or underhand means of access (to a place or a position); "he got his job through the back door"


Back_door   Dico Tools
An entrance at the rear of a building


Back_down   Dico Tools
Move backwards from a certain position; "The bully had to back down"


Back_down   Dico Tools
Remove oneself from an obligation; "He bowed out when he heard how much work was involved"


Back_end   Dico Tools
The side of an object that is opposite its front; "his room was toward the rear of the hotel"


Back_entrance   Dico Tools
An entrance at the rear of a building


Back_exercise   Dico Tools
Exercise designed to strengthen the back muscles


Back_judge   Dico Tools
A football official


Back_matter   Dico Tools
Written matter following the main text of a book


Back_off   Dico Tools
Move backwards from a certain position; "The bully had to back down"


Back_off   Dico Tools
Remove oneself from an obligation; "He bowed out when he heard how much work was involved"


Back_of_beyond   Dico Tools
A very remote and inaccessible place; "you''d have to go to the back of beyond to find one of those"


Back_out   Dico Tools
Make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity; "We''ll have to crawfish out from meeting with him"; "He backed out of his earlier promise"; "The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns"


Back_out   Dico Tools
Move out of a space backwards; "He backed out of the driveway"


Back_pack   Dico Tools
A bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder


Back_porch   Dico Tools
A porch for the back door


Back_room   Dico Tools
A room located in the rear of an establishment; usually accessible only to privileged groups


Back_street   Dico Tools
A narrow street with walls on both sides


Back_talk   Dico Tools
An impudent or insolent rejoinder; "don''t give me any of your sass"


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Back_tooth   Dico Tools
A tooth situated at the back of the mouth


Back_up   Dico Tools
Establish as valid or genuine; "Can you back up your claims?"


Back_up   Dico Tools
Become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up"


Back_up   Dico Tools
Make a copy of (a computer file) especially for storage in another place as a security cop; "You''d better back up these files!"


Back_up   Dico Tools
Move backwards from a certain position; "The bully had to back down"


Back_up   Dico Tools
Give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up"


Bacon   Dico Tools
Back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried


Bacon   Dico Tools
English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)


Bacon   Dico Tools
English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)


Bacon-lettuce-tomato_sandwich   Dico Tools
Sandwich filled with slices of bacon and tomato with lettuce


Bacon_and_eggs   Dico Tools
Eggs (fried or scrambled) served with bacon


Bacon_and_eggs   Dico Tools
European forage plant having claw-shaped pods introduced in America


Bacon_rind   Dico Tools
The rind of bacon


Bacon_strip   Dico Tools
A slice of bacon


Bacteremia   Dico Tools
Transient presence of bacteria (or other microorganisms) in the blood


Bacteremic   Dico Tools
Of or relating to or having bacteremia


Bacteria   Dico Tools
(microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered plants


Bacteria   Dico Tools
Single-celled organisms (single form = bacterium) which lack well-defined nuclear membranes and other specialized functional cell parts and reproduce by cell division or spores. Bacteria may be free-living organisms or parasites. Bacteria (along with fungi) are decomposers that break down the wastes and bodies of dead organisms making their components available for reuse. Bacteria cells range from about 1 - 10 micron in length and from .2 - 1.0 micron in width. They exist almost everywhere on earth. Despite their small size, the total weight of all bacteria in the world likely exceeds that of all other organisms combined. Some bacteria are helpful others are harmful.


Bacteriacide   Dico Tools
Any chemical agent that destroys bacteria


Bacteriaemia   Dico Tools
Transient presence of bacteria (or other microorganisms) in the blood


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Bacterial   Dico Tools
Relating to or caused by bacteria; "bacterial infection"


Bacterially   Dico Tools
By bacteria; "spreads bacterially"


Bacterial_plaque   Dico Tools
A film of mucus and bacteria deposited on the teeth that encourages the development of dental caries


Bacterial_toxin   Dico Tools
Any endotoxin or exotoxin formed in or elaborated by bacterial cells


Bacteria_bed   Dico Tools
Layer of sand or gravel used to expose sewage effluent to air and the action of microorganisms


Bacteria_family   Dico Tools
A family of bacteria


Bacteria_genus   Dico Tools
A genus of bacteria


Bacteria_order   Dico Tools
An order of bacteria


Bacteria_species   Dico Tools
A species of bacteria


Bactericidal   Dico Tools
Preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms


Bactericide   Dico Tools
Any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth


Bactericide   Dico Tools
Any chemical agent that destroys bacteria


Bactericide   Dico Tools
Any substance or agent which kills bacteria.


Bacteriemia   Dico Tools
Transient presence of bacteria (or other microorganisms) in the blood


Bacteriochlorophyll   Dico Tools
A substance in photosensitive bacteria that is related to but different from chlorophyll of higher plants


Bacterioid   Dico Tools
Resembling bacteria


Bacterioidal   Dico Tools
Resembling bacteria


Bacteriologic   Dico Tools
Of or relating to bacteriology


Bacteriological   Dico Tools
Of or relating to bacteriology


Bacteriological_warfare   Dico Tools
The use of harmful bacteria as a weapon


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Bacteriologist   Dico Tools
A biologist who studies bacteria


Bacteriology   Dico Tools
The branch of medical science that studies bacteria in relation to disease


Bacteriolysis   Dico Tools
Dissolution or destruction of bacteria


Bacteriolytic   Dico Tools
Of or relating to or causing bacteriolysis


Bacteriophage   Dico Tools
A virus that is parasitic in bacteria; it uses the bacterium''s machinery and energy to produce more phage until the bacterium is destroyed and phage is released to invade surrounding bacteria


Bacteriophagic   Dico Tools
Of or relating to bacteriophages


Bacteriophagous   Dico Tools
Of or relating to bacteriophages


Bacteriostasis   Dico Tools
Inhibition of the growth of bacteria


Bacteriostat   Dico Tools
A chemical or biological material that inhibits bacterial growth


Bacteriostatic   Dico Tools
Of or relating to or causing bacteriostasis


Bacteriostatic   Dico Tools
Having the ability to inhibit the growth of bacteria without destroying the bacteria. For example: silver-impregnated activated carbon will reduce bacterial colonization but not eliminate it.


Bacterise   Dico Tools
Subject to the action of bacteria


Bacterium   Dico Tools
(microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered plants


Bacterize   Dico Tools
Subject to the action of bacteria


Bacteroid   Dico Tools
A rodlike bacterium (especially any of the rod-shaped or branched bacteria in the root nodules of nitrogen-fixing plants)


Bacteroid   Dico Tools
Resembling bacteria


Bacteroidaceae   Dico Tools
Family of bacteria living usually in the alimentary canal or on mucous surfaces of warm-blooded animals; sometimes associated with acute infective processes


Bacteroidal   Dico Tools
Resembling bacteria


Bacteroides   Dico Tools
Type genus of Bacteroidaceae; genus of gram-negative rodlike anaerobic bacteria producing no endospores and no pigment and living in the gut of man and animals


Bactrian_camel   Dico Tools
Two-humped camel of the cold deserts of central Asia


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Baculiform   Dico Tools
Formed like a bacillus


Bad   Dico Tools
That which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency; "take the bad with the good"


Bad   Dico Tools
Feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough'' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad''); "my throat feels bad"; "she felt bad all over"; "he was feeling tough after a restless night"


Bad   Dico Tools
(of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition; "bad meat"; "a refrigerator full of spoilt food"


Bad   Dico Tools
Not working properly; "a bad telephone connection"; "a defective appliance"


Bad   Dico Tools
Reproduced fraudulently; "like a bad penny..."; "a forged twenty dollar bill"


Bad   Dico Tools
Having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a


Bad   Dico Tools
Characterized by wickedness or immorality; "led a very bad life"


Bad   Dico Tools
Keenly sorry or regretful; "felt bad about letting the team down"; "was sorry that she had treated him so badly"; "felt bad about breaking the vase"


Bad   Dico Tools
Capable of harming; "bad habits"; "bad air"; "smoking is bad for you"


Bad   Dico Tools
Physically unsound or diseased; "has a bad back"; "a bad heart"; "bad teeth"; "an unsound limb"; "unsound teeth"


Bad   Dico Tools
Very intense; "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm"


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Not financially safe or secure; "a bad investment"; "high risk investments"; "anything that promises to pay too much can''t help being risky"; "speculative business enterprises"


Bad   Dico Tools
Nonstandard; "so-called bad grammar"


Bad   Dico Tools
Below average in quality or performance; "a bad chess player"; "a bad recital"


Bad   Dico Tools
Not capable of being collected; "a bad (or uncollectible) debt"


Bad   Dico Tools
Very much; strongly; "I wanted it badly enough to work hard for it"; "the cables had sagged badly"; "they were badly in need of help"; "he wants a bicycle so bad he can taste it"


Bad   Dico Tools
With great intensity (`bad'' is a nonstandard variant for `badly''); "the injury hurt badly"; "the buildings were badly shaken"; "it hurts bad"; "we need water bad"


Bad-tempered   Dico Tools
Perversely irritable


Badaga   Dico Tools
The dialect of Kannada that is spoken by the Badaga people


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Badaga   Dico Tools
A member of an agricultural people of southern India


Baddeleyite   Dico Tools
A mineral consisting of zirconium oxide


Baddie   Dico Tools
The principle bad character in a film or work of fiction


Bade   Dico Tools
A Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria


Badge   Dico Tools
Any feature that is regarded as a sign of status (a particular power or quality or rank); "wearing a tie was regarded as a badge of respectability"


Badge   Dico Tools
An emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status (rank or membership or affiliation etc.); "they checked everyone''s badge before letting them in"


Badge   Dico Tools
Put a badge on; "The workers here must be badged"


Badger   Dico Tools
Sturdy carnivorous burrowing mammal with strong claws widely distributed in the northern hemisphere


Badger   Dico Tools
Persuade through constant efforts


Badger   Dico Tools
Annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"


Badgerer   Dico Tools
Someone who tries to embarrass you with gibes and questions and objections


Badgering   Dico Tools
The act of harassing someone


Badger_dog   Dico Tools
Small long-bodied short-legged German breed of dog having a short sleek coat and long drooping ears; suited for following game into burrows


Badger_skunk   Dico Tools
Large naked-muzzled skunk with white back and tail; of southwestern North America and Mexico


Badger_State   Dico Tools
A midwestern state in north central United States


Badinage   Dico Tools
Frivolous banter


Badlands   Dico Tools
An eroded and barren region in southwestern South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska


Badlands   Dico Tools
Deeply eroded barren land


Badlands_National_Park   Dico Tools
A national park in South Dakota having multicolored peaks and spires resulting from erosion; fossil sites


Badly   Dico Tools
(`ill'' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well; "he was ill prepared"; "it ill befits a man to betray old friends"; "the car runs badly"; "he performed badly on the exam"; "the team played poorly"; "ill


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Badly   Dico Tools
With unusual distress or resentment or regret or emotional display; "they took their defeat badly"; "took her father''s death badly"; "conducted himself very badly at the time of the earthquake"


Badly   Dico Tools
Unfavorably or with disapproval; "tried not to speak ill of the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern"


Badly   Dico Tools
In a disadvantageous way; to someone''s disadvantage; "the venture turned out badly for the investors"; "angry that the case was settled disadvantageously for them"


Badly   Dico Tools
Without skill or in a displeasing manner; "she writes badly"; "I think he paints very badly"


Badly   Dico Tools
To a severe or serious degree; "fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated"; "badly injured"; "a severely impaired heart"; "is gravely ill"; "was seriously ill"


Badly   Dico Tools
Very much; strongly; "I wanted it badly enough to work hard for it"; "the cables had sagged badly"; "they were badly in need of help"; "he wants a bicycle so bad he can taste it"


Badly   Dico Tools
With great intensity (`bad'' is a nonstandard variant for `badly''); "the injury hurt badly"; "the buildings were badly shaken"; "it hurts bad"; "we need water bad"


Badly   Dico Tools
In a disobedient or naughty way; "he behaved badly in school"; "he mischievously looked for a chance to embarrass his sister"; "behaved naughtily when they had guests and was sent to his room"


Badly   Dico Tools
Evilly or wickedly; "treated his parents badly"; "to steal is to act badly"


Badminton   Dico Tools
A game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net


Badminton_court   Dico Tools
The court on which badminton is played


Badminton_equipment   Dico Tools
Equipment for playing the game of badminton


Badminton_racket   Dico Tools
A light long-handled racket used by badminton players


Badminton_racquet   Dico Tools
A light long-handled racket used by badminton players


Badmouth   Dico Tools
Speak unfavorably about; "She badmouthes her husband everywhere"


Badness   Dico Tools
An attribute of mischievous children


Badness   Dico Tools
Used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather


Badness   Dico Tools
That which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency; "take the bad with the good"


Bad_block   Dico Tools
(computer science) a block (usually one sector) that cannot reliably hold data


Bad_blood   Dico Tools
A feeling of ill will arousing active hostility


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Bad_check   Dico Tools
A check that is dishonored on presentation because of insufficient funds; "issuing a bad check is a form of larceny"


Bad_cheque   Dico Tools
A check that is dishonored on presentation because of insufficient funds; "issuing a bad check is a form of larceny"


Bad_condition   Dico Tools
Poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition


Bad_debt   Dico Tools
A debt that is unlikely to be repaid


Bad_egg   Dico Tools
(old-fashioned slang) a bad person


Bad_fairy   Dico Tools
A fairy that tends to cause harm


Bad_guy   Dico Tools
Any person who is not on your side


Bad_hat   Dico Tools
Someone who deliberately stirs up trouble


Bad_Lands   Dico Tools
An eroded and barren region in southwestern South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska


Bad_luck   Dico Tools
Unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event


Bad_luck   Dico Tools
An unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate; "if I didn''t have bad luck I wouldn''t have any luck at all"


Bad_luck   Dico Tools
An unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes


Bad_manners   Dico Tools
Impoliteness resulting from ignorance


Bad_person   Dico Tools
A person who does harm to others


Bad_temper   Dico Tools
A persisting angry mood


Bad_weather   Dico Tools
Weather unsuitable for outdoor activities


Baeda   Dico Tools
(Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)


Baedeker   Dico Tools
Any of a series of travel guidebooks published by the German firm founded by Karl Baedeker


Baedeker   Dico Tools
German publisher of a series of travel guidebooks (1801-1859)


Baffin_Bay   Dico Tools
A body of water between Greenland and northeastern Canada; connected with the Arctic Ocean to the north and with the Atlantic Ocean (via the Labrador Sea) to the south; icebound in winter


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Baffin_Island   Dico Tools
The 5th largest island and the largest island of Arctic Canada; lies between Greenland and Hudson Bay


Baffle   Dico Tools
A flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy


Baffle   Dico Tools
Check the emission of (sound)


Baffle   Dico Tools
Be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don''t know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"


Baffle   Dico Tools
Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth''s amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"


Baffled   Dico Tools
People who are frustrated and perplexed; "the children''s faces clearly expressed the frustration of the baffled"


Baffled   Dico Tools
Perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment; "obviously bemused by his questions"; "bewildered and confused"; "a cloudy and confounded philosopher"; "just a mixed-up kid"; "she felt lost on the first day of school"


Bafflement   Dico Tools
Confusion resulting from failure to understand


Baffle_board   Dico Tools
A flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy


Baffling   Dico Tools
Making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve; "a baffling problem"; "I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast"; "a problematic situation at home"


Bag   Dico Tools
An activity that you like or at which you are superior; "chemistry is not my cup of tea"; "his bag now is learning to play golf"; "marriage was scarcely his dish"


Bag   Dico Tools
Mammary gland of bovids (cows and sheep and goats)


Bag   Dico Tools
A flexible container with a single opening; "he stuffed his laundry into a large bag"


Bag   Dico Tools
A portable rectangular traveling bag for carrying clothes; "he carried his small bag onto the plane with him"


Bag   Dico Tools
A bag used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women); "she reached into her bag and found a comb"


Bag   Dico Tools
Place that runner must touch before scoring; "he scrambled to get back to the bag"


Bag   Dico Tools
An ugly or ill-tempered woman; "he was romancing the old bag for her money"


Bag   Dico Tools
The quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person); "his bag included two deer"


Bag   Dico Tools
The quantity that a bag will hold; "he ate a large bag of popcorn"


Bag   Dico Tools
Capture or kill, as in hunting; "bag a few pheasants"


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Bag   Dico Tools
Put into a bag; "The supermarket clerk bagged the groceries"


Bag   Dico Tools
Take unlawfully


Bag   Dico Tools
Bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge


Bag   Dico Tools
Hang loosely, like an empty bag


Bagascosis   Dico Tools
Alveolitis caused by inhaling bagasse (sugarcane dust)


Bagasse   Dico Tools
The dry dusty pulp that remains after juice is extracted from sugar cane or similar plants


Bagassosis   Dico Tools
Alveolitis caused by inhaling bagasse (sugarcane dust)


Bagatelle   Dico Tools
A table game in which short cues are used to knock balls into holes that are guarded by wooden pegs; penalties are incurred if the pegs are knocked over


Bagatelle   Dico Tools
Something of little value or significance


Bagatelle   Dico Tools
A light piece of music for piano


Bagdad   Dico Tools
Capital and largest city of Iraq; located on the Tigris River; "Baghdad is one of the great cities of the Muslim world"


Bagel   Dico Tools
(Yiddish) glazed yeast-raised doughnut-shaped roll with hard crust


Bagful   Dico Tools
The quantity that a bag will hold; "he ate a large bag of popcorn"


Baggage   Dico Tools
A case used to carry belongings when traveling


Baggage   Dico Tools
A worthless or immoral woman


Baggageman   Dico Tools
An attendant who takes care of baggage


Baggage_car   Dico Tools
A railway car where passengers'' bags are carried


Bagger   Dico Tools
A machine for putting objects or substances into bags


Bagger   Dico Tools
A workman employed to pack things into containers


Bagging   Dico Tools
Coarse fabric used for bags or sacks


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Baggy   Dico Tools
Not fitting closely; hanging loosely; "baggy trousers"; "a loose-fitting blouse is comfortable in hot weather"


Baghdad   Dico Tools
Capital and largest city of Iraq; located on the Tigris River; "Baghdad is one of the great cities of the Muslim world"


Bagman   Dico Tools
A racketeer assigned to collect or distribute payoff money


Bagman   Dico Tools
A salesman who travels to call on customers


Bagnio   Dico Tools
A building containing public baths


Bagnio   Dico Tools
A building where prostitutes are available


Bagpipe   Dico Tools
A wind instrument; the player blows air into a bag and squeezes it out through pipes


Bagpiper   Dico Tools
Someone who plays the bagpipe


Baguet   Dico Tools
Narrow French stick loaf


Baguette   Dico Tools
Narrow French stick loaf


Bag_lady   Dico Tools
A homeless woman who carries all her possessions with her in shopping bags


Bag_of_tricks   Dico Tools
A supply of ways of accomplishing something; "every good mechanic has a large bag of tricks"


Bahai   Dico Tools
A teacher of or believer in Bahaism


Bahai   Dico Tools
Of or relating to Bahaism


Bahaism   Dico Tools
A religion founded in Iran in 1863; emphasizes the spiritual unity of all humankind; incorporates Christian and Islamic tenets; many adherents live in the United States; "Bahaism has no public rituals or sacraments and praying is done in private"


Bahamas   Dico Tools
Island country in the Atlantic east of Florida and Cuba; a popular winter resort


Bahama_grass   Dico Tools
Trailing grass native to Europe now cosmopolitan in warm regions; used for lawns and pastures especially in southern United States and India


Bahama_Islands   Dico Tools
Island country in the Atlantic east of Florida and Cuba; a popular winter resort


Bahamian   Dico Tools
A native or inhabitant of the Bahamas


Bahamian   Dico Tools
Of or relating to or characteristic of the Bahama Islands or their inhabitants; "Bahamian population"


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Bahamian_dollar   Dico Tools
The basic unit of money in the Bahamas


Bahasa   Dico Tools
The dialect of Malay used as the national language of the Republic of Indonesia or of Malaysia


Bahasa_Indonesia   Dico Tools
The dialect of Malay used as the national language of the Republic of Indonesia or of Malaysia


Bahasa_Kebangsaan   Dico Tools
The Malay language spoken in Malaysia


Bahasa_Malaysia   Dico Tools
The Malay language spoken in Malaysia


Bahasa_Melayu   Dico Tools
The Malay language spoken in Malaysia


Bahia_coquilla   Dico Tools
Brazilian palm yielding fibers used in making ropes, mats, and brushes


Bahia_grass   Dico Tools
Perennial tropical American grass used as pasture grass in arid areas of Gulf states


Bahia_piassava   Dico Tools
Brazilian palm yielding fibers used in making ropes, mats, and brushes


Bahrain   Dico Tools
Bahrain is an island country in the Arabic Gulf off the coast of Saudi Arabia; oil revenues funded progressive programs until reserves were exhausted in 1970s Its a country comprising an archipelago of low sandy islands in the Arabic Gulf between Qatar and Saudi Arabia. It was the first Arabian country to strike oil (1932). A British protectorate after 1861, Bahrain became independent in 1971. Manama, on Bahrain Island, the largest in the archipelago, is the capital. Population: 709,000.


Bahrain   Dico Tools


Bahraini   Dico Tools
A native or inhabitant of Bahrain


Bahraini   Dico Tools
Of or relating to or characteristic of Bahrain or its people or language; "Bahraini beaches"


Bahrainian_monetary_unit   Dico Tools
Monetary unit in Bahrain


Bahrain_dinar   Dico Tools
The basic unit of money in Bahrain; equal to 1,000 fils


Bahrain_Island   Dico Tools


Bahrein   Dico Tools
Bahrain is an island country in the Arabic Gulf off the coast of Saudi Arabia; oil revenues funded progressive programs until reserves were exhausted in 1970s Its a country comprising an archipelago of low sandy islands in the Arabic Gulf between Qatar and Saudi Arabia. It was the first Arabian country to strike oil (1932). A British protectorate after 1861, Bahrain became independent in 1971. Manama, on Bahrain Island, the largest in the archipelago, is the capital. Population: 709,000.


Bahrein   Dico Tools


Bahreini   Dico Tools
A native or inhabitant of Bahrain


Bahrein_Island   Dico Tools


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Baht   Dico Tools
The basic unit of money in Thailand


Bai   Dico Tools
The Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Dali region of Yunnan


Baic   Dico Tools
The Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Dali region of Yunnan


Bail   Dico Tools
The legal system that allows an accused person to be temporarily released from custody (usually on condition that a sum of money guarantees their appearance at trial); "he is out on bail"


Bail   Dico Tools
(criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial; "the judge set bail at $10,000"; "a $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman"


Bail   Dico Tools
Remove (water) from a vessel with a container


Bail   Dico Tools
Empty (a vessel) by bailing


Bail   Dico Tools
Secure the release of (someone) by providing security


Bail   Dico Tools
Deliver something in trust to somebody for a special purpose and for a limited period


Bail   Dico Tools
Release after a security has been paid


Bailable   Dico Tools
Eligible for bail; "a bailable defendant"


Bailable   Dico Tools
Admitting of bail; "a bailable offense"


Bailee   Dico Tools
The agent to whom property involved in a bailment is delivered


Bailey   Dico Tools
The outer defensive wall that surrounds the outer courtyard of a castle


Bailey   Dico Tools
The outer courtyard of a castle


Bailey   Dico Tools
English lexicographer who was the first to treat etymology consistently; his work was used as a reference by Samuel Johnson (died in 1742)


Bailey   Dico Tools
United States singer (1918-1990)


Bailey_bridge   Dico Tools
A temporary bridge designed for rapid construction


Bailiff   Dico Tools
An officer of the court who is employed to execute writs and processes and make arrests etc.


Bailiffship   Dico Tools
The office of bailiff


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Bailiwick   Dico Tools
A branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"


Bailiwick   Dico Tools
The area over which a bailiff has jurisdiction


Bailment   Dico Tools
The delivery of personal property in trust by the bailor to the bailee


Bailor   Dico Tools
The person who delivers personal property (goods or money) in trust to the bailee in a bailment


Bail_bond   Dico Tools
(criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial; "the judge set bail at $10,000"; "a $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman"


Bail_out   Dico Tools
Remove (water) from a boat by dipping and throwing over the side


Bail_out   Dico Tools
Free on bail


Bain-marie   Dico Tools
A large pan that is filled with hot water; smaller pans can be set in a bain-maire to keep food warm or to cook food slowly


Baiomys   Dico Tools
Pygmy mice


Baiomys_taylori   Dico Tools
Very small dark grayish brown mouse resembling a house mouse; of Texas and Mexico


Bairava   Dico Tools
Epithet of Siva; "the terrible"


Bairdiella   Dico Tools
Drumfish


Bairdiella_chrysoura   Dico Tools
Small silvery drumfish often mistaken for white perch; found along coasts of United States from New York to Mexico


Bairiki   Dico Tools
National capital of Kiribati


Bairn   Dico Tools
A child: son or daughter


Baisa   Dico Tools
1,000 baiza equal 1 riyal-omani


Baisakh   Dico Tools
The second month of the Hindu calendar


Bait   Dico Tools
Something used to lure victims into danger


Bait   Dico Tools
Anything that serves as an enticement


Bait   Dico Tools
Harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don''t ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"


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Bait   Dico Tools
Attack with dogs or set dogs upon


Bait   Dico Tools
Lure, entice, or entrap with bait


Baiting   Dico Tools
Harassment especially of a tethered animal


Bait_and_switch   Dico Tools
A deceptive way of selling that involves advertising a product at a very low price in order to attract customers who are then persuaded to switch to a more expensive product


Bait_casting   Dico Tools
The single-handed rod casting of a relatively heavy (artificial) bait


Baiza   Dico Tools
1,000 baiza equal 1 riyal-omani


Baize   Dico Tools
A bright green fabric napped to resemble felt; used to cover gaming tables


Baja_California   Dico Tools
A mountainous peninsula on northwest Mexico


Bake   Dico Tools
Cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven; "bake the potatoes"


Bake   Dico Tools
Heat by a natural force; "The sun broils the valley in the summer"


Bake   Dico Tools
Prepare with dry heat in an oven; "bake a cake"


Bakeapple   Dico Tools
Creeping raspberry of north temperate regions with yellow or orange berries


Baked   Dico Tools
(of bread and pastries) cooked by dry heat (as in an oven); "baked goods"


Baked   Dico Tools
Hardened by subjecting to intense heat; "baked bricks"; "burned bricks"


Baked   Dico Tools
Dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight; "a vast desert all adust"; "land lying baked in the heat"; "parched soil"; "the earth was scorched and bare"; "sunbaked salt flats"


Baked-apple_berry   Dico Tools
Creeping raspberry of north temperate regions with yellow or orange berries


Baked_Alaska   Dico Tools
Cake covered with ice cream and meringue browned quickly in an oven


Baked_egg   Dico Tools
Egg cooked individually in cream or butter in a small ramekin


Baked_goods   Dico Tools
Foods (like breads and cakes and pastries) that are cooked in an oven


Baked_potato   Dico Tools
Potato that has been cooked by baking it in an oven


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Bakehouse   Dico Tools
A workplace where baked goods (breads and cakes and pastries) are produced or sold


Bakelite   Dico Tools
A thermosetting plastic used as electric insulators and for making plastic ware and telephone receivers etc.


Baker   Dico Tools
Someone who bakes bread or cake


Baker   Dico Tools
Someone who bakes commercially


Baker's_dozen   Dico Tools
The cardinal number that is the sum of twelve and one


Baker's_eczema   Dico Tools
Allergic eczema caused by flour or other ingredients handled by bakers


Baker's_yeast   Dico Tools
Used as a leaven in baking and brewing


Bakersfield   Dico Tools
A city in south central California at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley


Bakery   Dico Tools
A workplace where baked goods (breads and cakes and pastries) are produced or sold


Bakeshop   Dico Tools
A workplace where baked goods (breads and cakes and pastries) are produced or sold


Baking   Dico Tools
Cooking by dry heat in an oven


Baking   Dico Tools
Making bread or cake or pastry etc.


Baking   Dico Tools
As hot as if in an oven


Baking-powder_biscuit   Dico Tools
Leavened with baking powder


Baking_chocolate   Dico Tools
Pure unsweetened chocolate used in baking and icings and sauces and candy


Baking_hot   Dico Tools
As hot as if in an oven


Baking_powder   Dico Tools
Any of various powdered mixtures used in baking as a substitute for yeast


Baking_soda   Dico Tools
A white soluble compound (NaHCO3) used in effervescent drinks and in baking powders and as an antacid


Bakke_decision   Dico Tools
A ruling by the Supreme Court on affirmative action; the Court ruled in 1978 that medical schools are entitled to consider race as a factor in their admission policy


Baklava   Dico Tools
Rich Middle Eastern cake made of thin layers of flaky pastry filled with nuts and honey


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Baksheesh   Dico Tools
A relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)


Bakshis   Dico Tools
A relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)


Bakshish   Dico Tools
A relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)


Baku   Dico Tools
A port city on the Caspian Sea that is the capital of Azerbaijan and an important center for oil production


Bakunin   Dico Tools
Russian anarchist; ally and later opponent of Karl Marx (1814-1876)


Balaclava   Dico Tools
A cap that is close-fitting and woolen and covers all of the head but the face


Balaclava_helmet   Dico Tools
A cap that is close-fitting and woolen and covers all of the head but the face


Balaena   Dico Tools
Type genus of the Balaenidae: Greenland whales


Balaena_mysticetus   Dico Tools
Large-mouthed arctic whale


Balaeniceps   Dico Tools
Type genus of the Balaenicipitidae: shoebills


Balaeniceps_rex   Dico Tools
Large stork-like bird of the valley of the White Nile with a broad bill suggesting a wooden shoe


Balaenicipitidae   Dico Tools
Shoebills


Balaenidae   Dico Tools
Right whales


Balaenoptera   Dico Tools
Type genus of the Balaenopteridae


Balaenoptera_acutorostrata   Dico Tools
Small finback of coastal waters of Atlantic and Pacific


Balaenoptera_borealis   Dico Tools
Similar to but smaller than the finback whale


Balaenoptera_musculus   Dico Tools
Largest mammal ever known; bluish-gray migratory whalebone whale mostly of southern hemisphere


Balaenoptera_physalus   Dico Tools
Large flat-headed whalebone whale having deep furrows along the throat; of Atlantic and Pacific


Balaenopteridae   Dico Tools
Rorquals; blue whales


Balagan   Dico Tools
A word for chaos or fiasco borrowed from modern Hebrew (where it is a loan word from Russian); "it was utter and complete balagan!"


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Balalaika   Dico Tools
A stringed instrument that has triangular body and three strings


Balance   Dico Tools
A scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity


Balance   Dico Tools
A wheel that regulates the rate of movement in a machine; especially a wheel oscillating against the hairspring of a timepiece to regulate its beat


Balance   Dico Tools
An equivalent counterbalancing weight


Balance   Dico Tools
(mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact correspondence of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane


Balance   Dico Tools
Harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design); "in all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance"- John Ruskin


Balance   Dico Tools
The seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22


Balance   Dico Tools
(astrology) a person who is born while the sun in in Libra


Balance   Dico Tools
Equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account


Balance   Dico Tools
The difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account


Balance   Dico Tools
Something left after other parts have been taken away; "there was no remainder"; "he threw away the rest"; "he took what he wanted and I got the balance"


Balance   Dico Tools
Equality of distribution


Balance   Dico Tools
A state of equilibrium


Balance   Dico Tools
Hold or carry in equilibrium


Balance   Dico Tools
Compute credits and debits of an account


Balance   Dico Tools
Bring into balance or equilibrium; "She has to balance work and her domestic duties"; "balance the two weights"


Balance   Dico Tools
Be in equilibrium; "He was balancing on one foot"


Balance-of-payments_problem   Dico Tools
An economic problem caused by payments for imports being greater than receipts for exports


Balanced   Dico Tools
Total debits and credits are equal; "the books looked balanced"


Balanced   Dico Tools
Being in a state of proper balance or equilibrium; "the carefully balanced seesaw"; "a properly balanced symphony orchestra"; "a balanced assessment of intellectual and cultural history"; "a balanced blend of whiskeys"; "the educated man shows a balanced


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Balanced_budget   Dico Tools
A budget is balanced when current expenditures are equal to receipts


Balanced_diet   Dico Tools
A diet that contains adequate amounts of all the necessary nutrients required for healthy growth and activity


Balancer   Dico Tools
Either of the club-like rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight


Balancer   Dico Tools
An acrobat who balances himself in difficult positions


Balance_beam   Dico Tools
A gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts


Balance_of_international_payments   Dico Tools
A system of recording all of a country''s economic transactions with the rest of the world over a period of one year; "a favorable balance of payments exists when more payments are coming in than going out"


Balance_of_payments   Dico Tools
A system of recording all of a country''s economic transactions with the rest of the world over a period of one year; "a favorable balance of payments exists when more payments are coming in than going out"


Balance_of_power   Dico Tools
An equilibrium of power between nations


Balance_of_trade   Dico Tools
The difference in value over a period of time of a country''s imports and exports of merchandise; "a nation''s balance of trade is favorable when its exports exceed its imports"


Balance_sheet   Dico Tools
A record of the financial situation of an institution on a particular date by listing its assets and the claims against those assets


Balance_wheel   Dico Tools
A wheel that regulates the rate of movement in a machine; especially a wheel oscillating against the hairspring of a timepiece to regulate its beat


Balanchine   Dico Tools
United States dancer and choreographer (born in Russia) noted for his abstract and formal works (1904-1983)


Balancing   Dico Tools
Getting two things to correspond; "the reconciliation of his checkbook and the bank statement"


Balanidae   Dico Tools
Stalkless barnacles


Balanitis   Dico Tools
Inflammation of the head of the penis


Balanoposthitis   Dico Tools
Inflammation of both the head of the penis and the foreskin


Balanus   Dico Tools
Type genus of the family Balanidae


Balanus_balanoides   Dico Tools
Barnacle that attaches to rocks especially in intertidal zones


Balarama   Dico Tools
Elder brother of Krishna; an incarnation of Vishnu


Balas   Dico Tools
A pale rose-colored variety of the ruby spinel


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Balas_ruby   Dico Tools
A pale rose-colored variety of the ruby spinel


Balata   Dico Tools
A hard-wooded tropical tree yielding balata gum and heavy red timber


Balata   Dico Tools
When dried yields a hard substance used e.g. in golf balls


Balata_tree   Dico Tools
A hard-wooded tropical tree yielding balata gum and heavy red timber


Balaton   Dico Tools
A large shallow lake in western Hungary


Balboa   Dico Tools
Spanish explorer who discovered the Pacific Ocean (1475-1519)


Balboa   Dico Tools
The basic unit of money in Panama; equal to 100 centesimos


Balbriggan   Dico Tools
A cotton knit fabric used for underwear


Balconied   Dico Tools
Having balconies or a balcony; "the balconied houses of New Orleans"


Balcony   Dico Tools
A platform projecting from the wall of a building and surrounded by a balustrade or railing or parapet


Balcony   Dico Tools
An upper floor projecting from the rear over the main floor in an auditorium


Bald   Dico Tools
Grow bald; lose hair on one''s head; "He is balding already"


Bald   Dico Tools
Lacking hair on all or most of the scalp; "a bald pate"; "a bald-headed gentleman"


Bald   Dico Tools
Without the natural or usual covering; "a bald spot on the lawn"; "bare hills"


Bald   Dico Tools
With no effort to conceal; "a barefaced lie"


Bald-faced_hornet   Dico Tools
North American hornet


Bald-headed   Dico Tools
Lacking hair on all or most of the scalp; "a bald pate"; "a bald-headed gentleman"


Bald-pated   Dico Tools
Lacking hair on all or most of the scalp; "a bald pate"; "a bald-headed gentleman"


Baldachin   Dico Tools
Ornamented canopy supported by columns or suspended from a roof or projected from a wall (as over an altar)


Balder   Dico Tools
(Norse mythology) god of light and peace and noted for his beauty and sweet nature; son of Odin and Frigg and husband of Nanna; killed by Hoth


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Balderdash   Dico Tools
Trivial nonsense


Baldhead   Dico Tools
A person whose head is bald


Balding   Dico Tools
Getting bald


Baldly   Dico Tools
In a bald manner; "this book is, to put it baldly, an uneven work."


Baldness   Dico Tools
The condition of having no hair on the top of the head


Baldpate   Dico Tools
American widgeon the male of which has a white crown


Baldpate   Dico Tools
A person whose head is bald


Baldr   Dico Tools
(Norse mythology) god of light and peace and noted for his beauty and sweet nature; son of Odin and Frigg and husband of Nanna; killed by Hoth


Baldric   Dico Tools
A wide (ornamented) belt worn over the right shoulder to support a sword or bugle by the left hip


Baldrick   Dico Tools
A wide (ornamented) belt worn over the right shoulder to support a sword or bugle by the left hip


Baldwin   Dico Tools
An American eating apple with red or yellow and red skin


Baldwin   Dico Tools
English statesman; member of the Conservative Party (1867-1947)


Baldwin   Dico Tools
United States author who was an outspoken citic of racism (1924-1987)


Baldy   Dico Tools
A person whose head is bald


Bald_cypress   Dico Tools
Common cypress of southeastern United States having trunk expanded at base; found in coastal swamps and flooding river bottoms


Bald_cypress   Dico Tools
Smaller than and often included in the closely related Taxodium distichum


Bald_eagle   Dico Tools
Large North American eagle having a white head and dark wings and body


Bale   Dico Tools
A large bundle bound for storage or transport


Bale   Dico Tools
A city in northwestern Switzerland


Bale   Dico Tools
Make into a bale; "bale hay"


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Balearic_Islands   Dico Tools
An archipelago in the western Mediterranean off the eastern coast of Spain


Baleen   Dico Tools
A horny material from the upper jaws of certain whales; used as the ribs of fans or as stays in corsets


Baleen_whale   Dico Tools
Whale with plates of whalebone along the upper jaw for filtering plankton from the water


Balefire   Dico Tools
A large outdoor fire


Baleful   Dico Tools
Threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments; "a baleful look"; "forbidding thunderclouds"; "his tone became menacing"; "ominous rumblings of discontent"; "sinister storm clouds"; "a sinister smile"; "his threatening behavior"; "ugly black clo


Baleful   Dico Tools
Deadly or sinister; "the Florida eagles have a fierce baleful look"


Balefully   Dico Tools
In a baleful manner; "she looked at him balefully"


Balefulness   Dico Tools
The quality or nature of being harmful or evil


Balenciaga   Dico Tools
Spanish fashion designer known for his stark elegant designs (1895-1972)


Bale_out   Dico Tools
Remove (water) from a boat by dipping and throwing over the side


Balfour   Dico Tools
English statesman; member of the Conservative Party (1848-1930)


Bali   Dico Tools
An island in Indonesia east of Java; striking volcanic scenery; culture is known for elaborate dances and rituals and for handicrafts


Balibago   Dico Tools
Shrubby tree widely distributed along tropical shores; yields a light tough wood used for canoe outriggers and a fiber used for cordage and caulk; often cultivated for ornament


Balinese   Dico Tools
The Indonesian language of the people of Bali


Baling_wire   Dico Tools
Wire used to make bales


Balistes   Dico Tools
Type genus of the Balistidae


Balistes_vetula   Dico Tools
Tropical Atlantic fish


Balistidae   Dico Tools
Triggerfishes


Balk   Dico Tools
An illegal pitching motion while runners are on base


Balk   Dico Tools
One of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof


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Balk   Dico Tools
Something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress


Balk   Dico Tools
The area on a billiard table behind the balkline; "a player with ball in hand must play from the balk"


Balk   Dico Tools
Refuse to comply


Balkan   Dico Tools
An inhabitant of the Balkan Peninsula


Balkan   Dico Tools
Of or denoting or relating to the Balkan countries or their inhabitants or the Balkan peninsula or the Balkan Mountains


Balkanise   Dico Tools
Divide a territory into small, hostile states


Balkanize   Dico Tools
Divide a territory into small, hostile states


Balkans   Dico Tools
The Balkan countries collectively


Balkans   Dico Tools
A large peninsula in southeastern Europe containing the Balkan Mountain Range


Balkans   Dico Tools
The major mountain range of Bulgaria and the Balkan Peninsula


Balkan_country   Dico Tools
A country on the Balkan Peninsula


Balkan_Mountains   Dico Tools
The major mountain range of Bulgaria and the Balkan Peninsula


Balkan_Mountain_Range   Dico Tools
The major mountain range of Bulgaria and the Balkan Peninsula


Balkan_nation   Dico Tools
A country on the Balkan Peninsula


Balkan_Peninsula   Dico Tools
A large peninsula in southeastern Europe containing the Balkan Mountain Range


Balkan_state   Dico Tools
A country on the Balkan Peninsula


Balkan_Wars   Dico Tools
Two wars (1912-1913) that were fought over the last of the European territories of the Ottoman Empire and that left the area around Constantinople (now Istanbul) as the only Ottoman territory in Europe


Balker   Dico Tools
A person who refuses to comply


Balkiness   Dico Tools
Likely to stop abruptly and unexpectedly


Balking   Dico Tools
Stopping short and refusing to go on; "a balking"; "a balky mule"; "a balky customer"


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Balkline   Dico Tools
Line across a billiard table behind which the cue balls are placed at the start of a game


Balky   Dico Tools
Stopping short and refusing to go on; "a balking"; "a balky mule"; "a balky customer"


Ball   Dico Tools
A pitch that is not in the strike zone; "he threw nine straight balls before the manager yanked him"


Ball   Dico Tools
A ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of 9 players; teams take turns at bat trying to score run; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empy lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the are


Ball   Dico Tools
Round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games; "the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve"; "the mayor threw out the first ball"; "the ball rolled into the corner pocket"


Ball   Dico Tools
A spherical object used as a plaything; "he played with his rubber ball in the bathtub"


Ball   Dico Tools
A solid ball shot by a musket; "they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball"


Ball   Dico Tools
One of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away"


Ball   Dico Tools
A more or less rounded anatomical body or mass; ball of the human foot or ball at the base of the thumb; "he stood on the balls of his feet"


Ball   Dico Tools
A lavish formal dance


Ball   Dico Tools
A compact mass; "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"


Ball   Dico Tools
The people assembled at a lavish formal dance; "the ball was already emptying out before the fire alarm sounded"


Ball   Dico Tools
United States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989)


Ball   Dico Tools
An object with a spherical shape; "a ball of fire"


Ball   Dico Tools
Form into a ball by winding or rolling; "ball wool"


Ball-and-socket_joint   Dico Tools
A joint that can rotate within a socket


Ball-and-socket_joint   Dico Tools
A freely moving joint in which a sphere on the head of one bone fits into a rounded cavity in the other bone


Ball-breaker   Dico Tools
A job or situation that is demanding and arduous and punishing; "Vietnam was a ball-breaker"


Ball-breaker   Dico Tools
A demanding woman who destroys men''s confidence


Ball-buster   Dico Tools
A job or situation that is demanding and arduous and punishing; "Vietnam was a ball-breaker"


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Ball-buster   Dico Tools
A demanding woman who destroys men''s confidence


Ball-hawking   Dico Tools
Used of a player skilled in stealing the ball or robbing a batter of a hit; "a ball-hawking center fielder"


Ball-peen_hammer   Dico Tools
A hammer with one round and one flat end; used in working metal


Ball-shaped   Dico Tools
Having the shape of a sphere or ball; "a spherical object"; "nearly orbicular in shape"; "little globular houses like mud-wasp nests"- Zane Grey


Ballad   Dico Tools
A narrative poem of popular origin


Ballad   Dico Tools
A narrative song with a recurrent refrain


Ballade   Dico Tools
A poem consisting of 3 stanzas and an envoy


Balladeer   Dico Tools
A singer of popular ballads


Ballad_maker   Dico Tools
A composer of words or music for popular songs


Ballast   Dico Tools
Any heavy material used to stabilize a ship or airship


Ballast   Dico Tools
An electrical device for starting and regulating fluorescent and discharge lamps


Ballast   Dico Tools
A resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes (as those arising from temperature fluctuations)


Ballast   Dico Tools
An attribute that tends to give stability in character and morals; something that steadies the mind or feelings


Ballast   Dico Tools
Coarse gravel laid to form a bed for streets and railroads


Ballast   Dico Tools
Make steady with a ballast


Ballast   Dico Tools
The power supply to activate and regulate voltage in an ultraviolet (UV) lamp.


Ballast_resistor   Dico Tools
A resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes (as those arising from temperature fluctuations)


Ballcock   Dico Tools
Floating ball that controls level in a water tank


Balldress   Dico Tools
A suit or dress for formal occasions


Ballerina   Dico Tools
A female ballet dancer


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Baller_mistress   Dico Tools
A woman who directs and teaches and rehearses dancers for a ballet company


Ballet   Dico Tools
A theatrical representation of a story performed to music by ballet dancers


Ballet   Dico Tools
Music written for a ballet


Balletic   Dico Tools
Characteristic of or resembling or suitable for ballet


Balletomane   Dico Tools
A ballet enthusiast


Balletomania   Dico Tools
Extraordinary enthusiasm for ballets


Ballet_company   Dico Tools
A company that produces ballets


Ballet_dancer   Dico Tools
A dancer who is a member of a ballet company


Ballet_master   Dico Tools
A man who directs and teaches and rehearses dancers for a ballet company


Ballet_position   Dico Tools
Classical position of the body and especially the feet in ballet


Ballet_skirt   Dico Tools
Very short skirt worn by ballerinas


Ballgame   Dico Tools
A field game played with a ball (especially baseball)


Ballgame   Dico Tools
A particular situation that is radically different from the the preceding situation; "HDTV looks the same but it''s really a whole new ballgame"


Ballista   Dico Tools
Medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles


Ballistic   Dico Tools
Relating to or characteristic of the motion of objects moving under their own momentum and the force of gravity; "ballistic missile"


Ballistics   Dico Tools
The science of flight dynamics


Ballistics   Dico Tools
The trajectory of an object in free flight


Ballistic_capsule   Dico Tools
A craft capable of traveling in outer space; technically, a satellite around the sun


Ballistic_fingerprinting   Dico Tools
Identification of the gun that fired a bullet from an analysis of the unique marks that every gun makes on the bullet it fires and on the shell ejected from it


Ballistic_galvanometer   Dico Tools
A moving-coil galvanometer that measures electric charge


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Ballistic_identification   Dico Tools
Identification of the gun that fired a bullet from an analysis of the unique marks that every gun makes on the bullet it fires and on the shell ejected from it


Ballistic_missile   Dico Tools
A missile that is guided in the first part of its flight but falls freely as it approaches target


Ballistic_Missile_Defense_Organization   Dico Tools
An agency in the Department of Defense that is responsible for making ballistic missile defense a reality


Ballistic_pendulum   Dico Tools
A physical pendulum consisting of a large mass suspended from a rod; its displacement is used to measure the velocity of a projectile


Ballistic_trajectory   Dico Tools
The trajectory of an object in free flight


Ballistite   Dico Tools
An explosive (trade name Ballistite) that burns with relatively little smoke; contains pyrocellulose and is used as a propellant


Ballistocardiogram   Dico Tools
A graphical recording made by a ballistocardiograph


Ballistocardiograph   Dico Tools
A medical instrument that measures the mechanical force of cardiac contractions and the amount of blood passing through the heart during a specified period by measuring the recoil of the body as blood is pumped from the ventricles


Ballock   Dico Tools
One of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away"


Balloon   Dico Tools
Large tough non-rigid bag filled with gas or heated air


Balloon   Dico Tools
Small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck


Balloon   Dico Tools
Become inflated; "The sails ballooned"


Balloon   Dico Tools
Ride in a hot-air balloon; "He tried to balloon around the earth but storms forced him to land in China"


Balloonfish   Dico Tools
Similar to but smaller than porcupinefish


Ballooning   Dico Tools
Flying in a balloon


Balloonist   Dico Tools
Someone who flies a balloon


Balloon_bomb   Dico Tools
A bomb carried by a balloon; "In World War II the Japanese launched balloon bombs against North America"


Balloon_flower   Dico Tools
Fragrant puffed-up white to reddish-pink flowers in long narrow clusters on erect stems; Arizona to New Mexico and Utah


Balloon_sail   Dico Tools
Any light loose sail


Balloon_seat   Dico Tools
A seat that has a bell shape (on some 18th century chairs)


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Balloon_vine   Dico Tools
Woody perennial climbing plant with large ornamental seed pods that resemble balloons; tropical India and Africa and America


Ballot   Dico Tools
A choice that is made by voting; "there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion"


Ballot   Dico Tools
A document listing the alternatives that is used in voting


Ballot   Dico Tools
Vote by ballot; "The voters were balloting in this state"


Ballota   Dico Tools
Perennial herbs or subshrubs of especially Mediterranean area: black horehound


Ballota_nigra   Dico Tools
Ill-smelling European herb with rugose leaves and whorls of dark purple flowers


Balloting   Dico Tools
A choice that is made by voting; "there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion"


Ballottement   Dico Tools
A palpatory technique for feeling a floating object in the body (especially for determining the position of a fetus by feeling the rebound of the fetus after a quick digital tap on the wall of the uterus)


Ballot_box   Dico Tools
A box where voters deposit their ballots


Ballpark   Dico Tools
A facility in which ball games are played (especially baseball games); "take me out to the ballpark"


Ballpark   Dico Tools
Near to the scope or range of something; "his answer wasn''t even in the right ballpark"


Ballpen   Dico Tools
A pen that has a small metal ball as the point of transfer of ink to paper


Ballplayer   Dico Tools
An athlete who plays baseball


Ballpoint   Dico Tools
A pen that has a small metal ball as the point of transfer of ink to paper


Ballpoint_pen   Dico Tools
A pen that has a small metal ball as the point of transfer of ink to paper


Ballroom   Dico Tools
Large room used mainly for dancing


Ballroom_dance   Dico Tools
Any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom


Ballroom_dancing   Dico Tools
Any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom


Ballroom_music   Dico Tools
A genre of popular music composed for ballroom dancing


Balls-up   Dico Tools
Something badly botched or muddled


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Ballup   Dico Tools
Something badly botched or muddled


Bally(a)   Dico Tools
(used of persons) informal intensifiers; "what a bally (or blinking) nuisance"; "a bloody fool"; "a crashing bore"; "you flaming idiot"


Ballyhoo   Dico Tools
Blatant or sensational promotion


Ballyhoo   Dico Tools
Advertize noisily or blatantly


Ballyhoo_artist   Dico Tools
Someone who uses exaggerated or lurid material in order to gain public attention


Ballyrag   Dico Tools
Be bossy towards; "Her big brother always bullied her when she was young"


Ball_and_chain   Dico Tools
Heavy iron ball attached to a prisoner by a chain


Ball_bearing   Dico Tools
Bearings containing small metal balls


Ball_boy   Dico Tools
A boy who retrieves balls for tennis players


Ball_carrier   Dico Tools
(football) the player who is carrying (and trying to advance) the ball on an offensive play


Ball_cartridge   Dico Tools
A general purpose cartridge having a primer and a ball and a full charge of powder


Ball_club   Dico Tools
A team of professional baseball players who play and travel together; "each club played six home games with teams in its own division"


Ball_cock   Dico Tools
Floating ball that controls level in a water tank


Ball_fern   Dico Tools
Feathery fern of tropical Asia and Malaysia


Ball_field   Dico Tools
The baseball playing field


Ball_game   Dico Tools
A field game played with a ball (especially baseball)


Ball_gown   Dico Tools
The most formal gown; worn to a ball


Ball_hawk   Dico Tools
A team athlete who is skilled at stealing or catching the ball


Ball_hawking   Dico Tools
A skillful maneuver in catching balls or in stealing the ball from the opposing team


Ball_nettle   Dico Tools
Coarse prickly weed having pale yellow flowers and yellow berrylike fruit; common throughout southern and eastern United States


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Ball_nightshade   Dico Tools
Coarse prickly weed having pale yellow flowers and yellow berrylike fruit; common throughout southern and eastern United States


Ball_of_fire   Dico Tools
Someone whose career progresses rapidly


Ball_of_fire   Dico Tools
A highly energetic and indefatigable person


Ball_over   Dico Tools
Surprise greatly; knock someone''s socks off; "I was floored when I heard that I was promoted"


Ball_up   Dico Tools
Make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"


Ball_valve   Dico Tools
Any valve that checks flow by the seating of a ball


Balm   Dico Tools
Semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation


Balm   Dico Tools
Any of various aromatic resinous substances used for healing and soothing


Balmily   Dico Tools
In a mildly insane manner; "the old lady is beginning to behave quite dottily"


Balmoral   Dico Tools
A brimless dark blue Scottish cap with a flat top and a plume on one side


Balmoral   Dico Tools
A sturdy laced walking shoe


Balmoral_Castle   Dico Tools
A castle in northeastern Scotland that is a private residenc of the British sovereign


Balmy   Dico Tools
Mild and pleasant; "balmy days and nights"; "the climate was mild and conducive to life or growth"


Balmy   Dico Tools
Informal or slang terms for mentally irregular; "it used to drive my husband balmy"


Balm_of_Gilead   Dico Tools
Medium-sized fir of northeastern North America; leaves smell of balsam when crushed; much used for pulpwood and Christmas trees


Balm_of_gilead   Dico Tools
Small evergreen tree of Africa and Asia; leaves have a strong aromatic odor when bruised


Balm_of_Gilead   Dico Tools
A fragrant oleoresin


Balochi   Dico Tools
An Iranian language spoken in Pakistan and Iran and Afghanistan and Russia and the Persian gulf


Baloney   Dico Tools
Pretentious or silly talk or writing


Balsa   Dico Tools
Forest tree of lowland Central America having a strong very light wood; used for making floats and rafts and in crafts


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Balsa   Dico Tools
Strong lightweight wood of the balsa tree used especially for floats


Balsam   Dico Tools
A fragrant ointment containing a balsam resin


Balsam   Dico Tools
Any seed plant yielding balsam


Balsam   Dico Tools
Any of various fragrant oleoresins used in medicines and perfumes


Balsamic   Dico Tools
Of or relating to or containing balsam; "a balsamic fragrance"


Balsaminaceae   Dico Tools
Distinguished from the family Geraniaceae by the irregular flowers


Balsamorhiza   Dico Tools
Genus of coarse western American herbs with large roots containing an aromatic balsam


Balsamroot   Dico Tools
A plant of the genus Balsamorhiza having white-downy leaves in a basal rosette and yellow flowers and long balsam-scented taproots


Balsamy   Dico Tools
Of or relating to or containing balsam; "a balsamic fragrance"


Balsam_apple   Dico Tools
A tropical Old World flowering vine with red or orange warty fruit


Balsam_capivi   Dico Tools
An oleoresin used in varnishes and ointments


Balsam_family   Dico Tools
Distinguished from the family Geraniaceae by the irregular flowers


Balsam_fir   Dico Tools
Medium-sized fir of northeastern North America; leaves smell of balsam when crushed; much used for pulpwood and Christmas trees


Balsam_herb   Dico Tools
Tansy-scented Eurasian perennial herb with buttonlike yellow flowers; used as potherb or salad green and sometimes for potpourri or tea or flavoring; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum


Balsam_of_Peru   Dico Tools
Dark brown syrupy balsam from the Peruvian balsam tree used especially in dressing wounds and treating certain skin diseases


Balsam_of_tolu   Dico Tools
Aromatic yellowish brown balsam from the tolu balsam tree used especially in cough syrups


Balsam_pear   Dico Tools
Tropical Old World vine with yellow-orange fruit


Balsam_poplar   Dico Tools
Poplar of northeastern North America with broad heart-shaped leaves


Balsam_willow   Dico Tools
Small shrubby tree of eastern North America having leaves exuding an odor of balsam when crushed


Balsam_woolly_aphid   Dico Tools
A variety of adelgid


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Balsa_raft   Dico Tools
A light raft made of balsa


Balsa_wood   Dico Tools
Strong lightweight wood of the balsa tree used especially for floats


Balthasar   Dico Tools
(New Testament) one of the three sages from the east who came bearing gifts for the infant Jesus


Balthazar   Dico Tools
(New Testament) one of the three sages from the east who came bearing gifts for the infant Jesus


Baltic   Dico Tools
A branch of the Indo-European family of languages related to the Slavonic languages; Baltic languages have preserved many archaic features that are believed to have existed in Proto-Indo European


Baltic   Dico Tools
A sea in northern Europe; stronghold of the Russian navy


Baltic   Dico Tools
Of or near or on the Baltic Sea; "The Baltic republics"


Baltic   Dico Tools
Of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Baltic States or their peoples or languages


Baltic-Finnic   Dico Tools
A group of Finnic languages including Finnish and Estonian


Baltic_language   Dico Tools
A branch of the Indo-European family of languages related to the Slavonic languages; Baltic languages have preserved many archaic features that are believed to have existed in Proto-Indo European


Baltic_Republic   Dico Tools
European countries bordering the Baltic Sea


Baltic_Sea   Dico Tools
A sea in northern Europe; stronghold of the Russian navy


Baltic_State   Dico Tools
European countries bordering the Baltic Sea


Baltimore   Dico Tools
The largest city in Maryland; a major seaport and industrial center


Baltimore_bird   Dico Tools
Eastern subspecies of northern oriole


Baltimore_oriole   Dico Tools
Eastern subspecies of northern oriole


Balto-Slavic   Dico Tools
A family of Indo-European languages including the Slavic and Baltic languages


Balto-Slavic_language   Dico Tools
A family of Indo-European languages including the Slavic and Baltic languages


Balto-Slavonic   Dico Tools
A family of Indo-European languages including the Slavic and Baltic languages


Baluchi   Dico Tools
An Iranian language spoken in Pakistan and Iran and Afghanistan and Russia and the Persian gulf


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Baluster   Dico Tools
One of a number of closely spaced supports for a railing


Balusters   Dico Tools
A railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling


Balustrade   Dico Tools
A railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling


Balzac   Dico Tools
French novelist; he portrays the complexity of 19th century French society (1799-1850)


Balzacian   Dico Tools
Of or relating to Honore de Balzac or his writings


Bamako   Dico Tools
The capital of Mali; located in the south on the Niger


Bambino   Dico Tools
A young child


Bamboo   Dico Tools
Woody tropical grass having hollow woody stems; mature canes used for construction and furniture


Bamboo   Dico Tools
The hard woody stems of bamboo plants; used in construction and crafts and fishing poles


Bamboozle   Dico Tools
Conceal one''s true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end; "He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well"


Bamboo_curtain   Dico Tools
An ideological barrier around communist China especially in the 1950s and 1960s


Bamboo_fern   Dico Tools
Fast-growing sturdy Japanese fern; cultivated for their attractive broad dark-green pinnate fronds


Bamboo_palm   Dico Tools
A palm of the genus Raffia


Bamboo_palm   Dico Tools
Small graceful palm with reedlike stems and leaf bases clothed with loose coarse fibers


Bamboo_shoot   Dico Tools
Edible young shoots of bamboo


Bambusa   Dico Tools
Tall tender clumping bamboos


Bambusa_vulgaris   Dico Tools
Extremely vigorous bamboo having thin-walled culms striped green and yellow; so widely cultivated that native area is uncertain


Bambuseae   Dico Tools
Bamboos


Ban   Dico Tools
A decree that prohibits something


BAN   Dico Tools
A bachelor''s degree in nursing


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Ban   Dico Tools
An official prohibition or edict against something


Ban   Dico Tools
100 bani equal 1 leu


Ban   Dico Tools
100 bani equal 1 leu


Ban   Dico Tools
Prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure; "Smoking is banned in this building"


Ban   Dico Tools
Forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)


Ban   Dico Tools
Expel from a community or group


Ban   Dico Tools
Ban from a place of residence, as for punishment


Banal   Dico Tools
Obvious and dull; "trivial conversation"; "commonplace prose"


Banal   Dico Tools
Repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "bromidic sermons"; "his remarks were trite and commonplace"; "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer"; "repeating threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn axiom"; "the trite metaphor `hard as nails''"


Banality   Dico Tools
A trite or obvious remark


Banana   Dico Tools
Elongated crescent-shaped yellow fruit with soft sweet flesh


Banana   Dico Tools
Any of several tropical and subtropical treelike herbs of the genus Musa having a terminal crown of large entire leaves and usually bearing hanging clusters of elongated fruits


Banana_boat   Dico Tools
A ship designed to transport bananas


Banana_bread   Dico Tools
Moist bread containing banana pulp


Banana_family   Dico Tools
Treelike tropical Asian herbs


Banana_oil   Dico Tools
A liquid ester derived from amyl alcohol; has the odor of bananas


Banana_passion_fruit   Dico Tools
Cultivated for fruit


Banana_peel   Dico Tools
The skin of a banana (especially when it is stripped off and discarded); "he slipped on a banana skin and almost fell"


Banana_quit   Dico Tools
Any of several honeycreepers


Banana_republic   Dico Tools
A small country (especially in Central America) that is politically unstable and whose economy is dominated by foreign companies and depends on one export (such as bananas)


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Banana_skin   Dico Tools
The skin of a banana (especially when it is stripped off and discarded); "he slipped on a banana skin and almost fell"


Banana_split   Dico Tools
A banana split lengthwise and topped with scoops of ice cream and sauces and nuts and whipped cream


Banana_tree   Dico Tools
Any of several tropical and subtropical treelike herbs of the genus Musa having a terminal crown of large entire leaves and usually bearing hanging clusters of elongated fruits


Banausic   Dico Tools
(formal) ordinary and not refined; "he felt contempt for all banausic occupations"


Banch   Dico Tools
(law) the seat for judges in a courtroom


Band   Dico Tools
Something elongated that is worn around the body or one of the limbs


Band   Dico Tools
A strip or stripe of a contrasting color or material


Band   Dico Tools
A restraint put around something to hold it together


Band   Dico Tools
A strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)


Band   Dico Tools
Jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger; "she had rings on every finger"; "he noted that she wore a wedding band"


Band   Dico Tools
A stripe of contrasting color; "chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands"


Band   Dico Tools
A range of frequencies between two limits


Band   Dico Tools
An unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"


Band   Dico Tools
Instrumentalists not including string players


Band   Dico Tools
A group of musicians playing popular music for dancing


Band   Dico Tools
Attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; "ring birds"; "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"


Band   Dico Tools
Bind or tie together, as with a band


Band-tailed_pigeon   Dico Tools
Wild pigeon of western North America; often mistaken for the now extinct passenger pigeon


Band-tail_pigeon   Dico Tools
Wild pigeon of western North America; often mistaken for the now extinct passenger pigeon


Bandage   Dico Tools
A piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body


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Bandage   Dico Tools
Dress by covering or binding; "The nurse bandaged a sprained ankle"; "bandage an incision"


Bandage   Dico Tools
Wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose


Bandaged   Dico Tools
Covered or wrapped with a bandage; "the bandaged wound on the back of his head"; "an injury bound in fresh gauze"


Bandaging   Dico Tools
The act of applying a bandage


Bandana   Dico Tools
Large and brightly colored handkerchief; often used as a neckerchief


Bandanna   Dico Tools
Large and brightly colored handkerchief; often used as a neckerchief


Bandbox   Dico Tools
A light cylindrical box for holding light articles of attire (especially hats)


Bandeau   Dico Tools
An undergarment worn by women to support their breasts


Banded   Dico Tools
Identified with a band especially around a leg; "kept watch for the return of their banded birds"


Banded   Dico Tools
Characterized by a band of especially white around the body; "banded cattle"


Banded   Dico Tools
Marked with bands or strips of contrasting color or texture; "a banded rock"


Banded_adder   Dico Tools
Sluggish krait banded with black and yellow


Banded_anteater   Dico Tools
Small Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites; nearly extinct


Banded_gecko   Dico Tools
Any of several geckos with dard bands across the body and differing from typical geckos in having movable eyelids; of United States southwest and gulf coast to Florida


Banded_krait   Dico Tools
Sluggish krait banded with black and yellow


Banded_palm_civet   Dico Tools
An East Indian civet


Banded_purple   Dico Tools
North American butterfly with blue-black wings crossed by a broad white band


Banded_rattlesnake   Dico Tools
Widely distributed in rugged ground of eastern United States


Banded_rudderfish   Dico Tools
Fish having the habit of following ships; found in North American and South American coastal waters


Banded_sand_snake   Dico Tools
A sand snake of southwestern United States; lives in fine to coarse sand or loamy soil in which it `swims''; banding resembles that of coral snakes


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Banded_stilt   Dico Tools
Web-footed Australian stilt with reddish-brown pectoral markings


Banded_water_snake   Dico Tools
In some classifications placed in the genus Nerodia; western United States snake that seldom ventures far from water


Bandelet   Dico Tools
Molding in the form of a ring; at top of a column


Bandelette   Dico Tools
Molding in the form of a ring; at top of a column


Banderilla   Dico Tools
A decorated dart that is implanted in the neck or shoulders of the bull during a bull fight


Banderillero   Dico Tools
The bullfighter who implants decorated darts (banderillas) into the neck or shoulders of the bull during a bull fight


Bandicoot   Dico Tools
Any of various agile rat-like terrestrial marsupials of Australia and adjacent islands; insectivorous and herbivorous


Bandicoot_rat   Dico Tools
Burrowing scaly-tailed rat of India and Ceylon


Banding   Dico Tools
A strip or stripe of a contrasting color or material


Bandit   Dico Tools
An armed thief who is (usually) a member of a band


Banditry   Dico Tools
The practice of plundering in gangs


Bandleader   Dico Tools
The leader of a dance band


Bandlet   Dico Tools
Molding in the form of a ring; at top of a column


Bandmaster   Dico Tools
The conductor of a band


Bandoleer   Dico Tools
A broad cartridge belt worn over the shoulder by soldiers


Bandolier   Dico Tools
A broad cartridge belt worn over the shoulder by soldiers


Bandsaw   Dico Tools
A toothed metal band driven by two wheels


Bandsman   Dico Tools
A player in a band (especially a military band)


Bandstand   Dico Tools
A platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air


Bandtail   Dico Tools
Wild pigeon of western North America; often mistaken for the now extinct passenger pigeon


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Bandung   Dico Tools
A city in Indonesia; located on western Java (southeast of Jakarta); a resort known for its climate


Bandwagon   Dico Tools
A large ornate wagon for carrying a musical band; "the gaudy bandwagon led the circus parade"


Bandwagon   Dico Tools
A popular trend that attracts growing support; "when they saw how things were going everybody jumped on the bandwagon"


Bandwagon_effect   Dico Tools
The phenomenon of a popular trend attracting even greater popularity; "in periods of high merger activity there is a bandwagon effect with more and more firms seeking to engage in takeover activity"; "polls are accused of creating a bandwagon effect to be


Bandwidth   Dico Tools
A data transmission rate; the maximum amount of information (bits/second) that can be transmitted along a channel


Bandwidth   Dico Tools
A range within a band of frequencies or wavelengths.


Bandwidth   Dico Tools
A range within a band of frequencies or wavelengths.


Bandwidth   Dico Tools
A range within a band of frequencies or wavelengths.


Bandy   Dico Tools
Discuss lightly; "We bandied around these difficult questions"


Bandy   Dico Tools
Exchange blows


Bandy   Dico Tools
Toss or strike a ball back and forth


Bandy   Dico Tools
Have legs that curve outward at the knees


Bandy-legged   Dico Tools
Have legs that curve outward at the knees


Bandy_about   Dico Tools
Discuss casually; "bandy about an idea"


Bandy_legs   Dico Tools
Outward curvature of the legs


Band_aid   Dico Tools
Hurried repair


Band_Aid   Dico Tools
Trade name for an adhesive bandage to cover small cuts or blisters


Band_of_Partisans   Dico Tools
An extremist Palestinian Sunni group active in Lebanon in the early 1990s that advocates Salafism; responsible for murders and bombings; seeks to overthrow the Lebanese government and control Palestinian refugee camps; funded by al-Qaeda


Band_oneself   Dico Tools
Attach oneself to a group


Band_together   Dico Tools
Form a group or unite; "The groups banded together"


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Bane   Dico Tools
Something causes misery or death; "the bane of my life"


Baneberry   Dico Tools
A plant of the genus Actaea having acrid poisonous berries


Baneberry   Dico Tools
A poisonous berry of a plant of the genus Actaea


Baneful   Dico Tools
Deadly or sinister; "the Florida eagles have a fierce baleful look"


Baneful   Dico Tools
Exceedingly harmful


Banefully   Dico Tools
In a noxiously baneful way; "this banefully poisoned climate"


Banff   Dico Tools
A popular vacation spot in the Canadian Rockies


Bang   Dico Tools
A conspicuous success; "that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"; "that new Broadway show is a real smasher"; "the party went with a bang"


Bang   Dico Tools
A fringe of banged hair (cut short squarely across the forehead)


Bang   Dico Tools
A sudden very loud noise


Bang   Dico Tools
A vigorous blow; "the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head"


Bang   Dico Tools
The swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks"


Bang   Dico Tools
Leap, jerk, bang; "Bullets spanged into the trees"


Bang   Dico Tools
Strike violently; "slam the ball"


Bang   Dico Tools
Close violently; "He slammed the door shut"


Bang   Dico Tools
Have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?"


Bang   Dico Tools
Move noisily; "The window banged shut"; "The old man banged around the house"


Bang   Dico Tools
To produce a sharp often metallic explosive or percussive sound; "One of them banged the sash of the window nearest my bed"


Bang   Dico Tools
Directly; "he ran bang into the pole"; "ran slap into her"


Bang's_disease   Dico Tools
An infectious disease of domestic animals often resulting in spontaneous abortion; transmittable to human beings


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Bang-up   Dico Tools
Very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"


Bangalore   Dico Tools
An industrial city in south central India (west of Chennai)


Bangalore_torpedo   Dico Tools
A metal pipe filled with explosive, used to detonate land mines or to clear a path through barbed wire


Banger   Dico Tools
Firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing


Banger   Dico Tools
(British informal) pork sausage


Bangiaceae   Dico Tools
A family of protoctista


Banging   Dico Tools
The act of subjecting to strong attack


Banging   Dico Tools
A continuing very loud noise


Banging   Dico Tools
(used informally) very large; "a thumping loss"


Bangkok   Dico Tools
The capital and largest city and chief port of Thailand; a leading city in southeastern Asia; noted for Buddhist architecture


Bangladesh   Dico Tools
A Muslim republic in southern Asia bordered by India to the north and west and east and the Bay of Bengal to the south; formerly part of India and then part of Pakistan; it achieved independence in 1971


Bangladeshi   Dico Tools
A native or inhabitant of Bangladesh


Bangladeshi   Dico Tools
Of or relating to or characteristic of Bangladesh or its people or language; "Bangladeshi dialects"


Bangladeshi_monetary_unit   Dico Tools