5 letter word starting with ba

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babel noun The city and tower in the land of Shinar, where the confusion of languages took place., Hence: A place or scene of noise and confusion; a confused mixture of sounds, as of voices or languages.
baboo noun Alt. of Babu
backs noun pl. Among leather dealers, the thickest and stoutest tanned hides.
bacon noun The back and sides of a pig salted and smoked; formerly, the flesh of a pig salted or fresh.
badge noun A distinctive mark, token, sign, or cognizance, worn on the person; as, the badge of a society; the badge of a policeman., Something characteristic; a mark; a token., A carved ornament on the stern of a vessel, containing a window or the representation of one., To mark or distinguish with a badge.
badly adverb In a bad manner; poorly; not well; unskillfully; imperfectly; unfortunately; grievously; so as to cause harm; disagreeably; seriously.
bafta noun A coarse stuff, usually of cotton, originally made in India. Also, an imitation of this fabric made for export.
baggy adjective Resembling a bag; loose or puffed out, or pendent, like a bag; flabby; as, baggy trousers; baggy cheeks.
bague noun The annular molding or group of moldings dividing a long shaft or clustered column into two or more parts.
bahar noun A weight used in certain parts of the East Indies, varying considerably in different localities, the range being from 223 to 625 pounds.
bairn noun A child.
baize noun A coarse woolen stuff with a long nap; — usually dyed in plain colors.
baked imp. & past participle of Bake
baken p. p. of Bake.
baker verb i. One whose business it is to bake bread, biscuit, etc., A portable oven in which baking is done.
baled imp. & past participle of Bale
balky adjective Apt to balk; as, a balky horse.
balmy adjective Having the qualities of balm; odoriferous; aromatic; assuaging; soothing; refreshing; mild., Producing balm., Full of barm or froth; in a ferment.
balsa noun A raft or float, used principally on the Pacific coast of South America.
banal adjective Commonplace; trivial; hackneyed; trite.
banat noun The territory governed by a ban.
banco noun A bank, especially that of Venice.
bandy noun A carriage or cart used in India, esp. one drawn by bullocks., A club bent at the lower part for striking a ball at play; a hockey stick., The game played with such a club; hockey; shinney; bandy ball., To beat to and fro, as a ball in playing at bandy., To give and receive reciprocally; to exchange., To toss about, as from man to man; to agitate., To content, as at some game in which each strives to drive the ball his own way., Bent; crooked; curved laterally, esp. with the convex side outward; as, a bandy leg.
banns noun pl. Notice of a proposed marriage, proclaimed in a church, or other place prescribed by law, in order that any person may object, if he knows of just cause why the marriage should not take place.
barde noun A piece of defensive (or, sometimes, ornamental) armor for a horse’s neck, breast, and flanks; a barb. [Often in the pl.], Defensive armor formerly worn by a man at arms., A thin slice of fat bacon used to cover any meat or game.
bared imp. & past participle of Bare
barge noun A pleasure boat; a vessel or boat of state, elegantly furnished and decorated., A large, roomy boat for the conveyance of passengers or goods; as, a ship’s barge; a charcoal barge., A large boat used by flag officers., A double-decked passenger or freight vessel, towed by a steamboat., A large omnibus used for excursions.
baria noun Baryta.
baric adjective Of or pertaining to barium; as, baric oxide., Of or pertaining to weight, esp. to the weight or pressure of the atmosphere as measured by the barometer.
barky adjective Covered with, or containing, bark.
baron noun A title or degree of nobility; originally, the possessor of a fief, who had feudal tenants under him; in modern times, in France and Germany, a nobleman next in rank below a count; in England, a nobleman of the lowest grade in the House of Lords, being next below a viscount., A husband; as, baron and feme, husband and wife.
barry adjective Divided into bars; — said of the field.
barse noun The common perch. See 1st Bass.
barth noun A place of shelter for cattle.
basal adjective Relating to, or forming, the base.
basan noun Same as Basil, a sheepskin.
based imp. & past participle of Base, Having a base, or having as a base; supported; as, broad-based., Wearing, or protected by, bases.
basi- A combining form, especially in anatomical and botanical words, to indicate the base or position at or near a base; forming a base; as, basibranchials, the most ventral of the cartilages or bones of the branchial arches; basicranial, situated at the base of the cranium; basifacial, basitemporal, etc.
basic adjective Relating to a base; performing the office of a base in a salt., Having the base in excess, or the amount of the base atomically greater than that of the acid, or exceeding in proportion that of the related neutral salt., Apparently alkaline, as certain normal salts which exhibit alkaline reactions with test paper., Said of crystalline rocks which contain a relatively low percentage of silica, as basalt.
basil noun The slope or angle to which the cutting edge of a tool, as a plane, is ground., To grind or form the edge of to an angle., The name given to several aromatic herbs of the Mint family, but chiefly to the common or sweet basil (Ocymum basilicum), and the bush basil, or lesser basil (O. minimum), the leaves of which are used in cookery. The name is also given to several kinds of mountain mint (Pycnanthemum)., The skin of a sheep tanned with bark.
basin noun A hollow vessel or dish, to hold water for washing, and for various other uses., The quantity contained in a basin., A hollow vessel, of various forms and materials, used in the arts or manufactures, as that used by glass grinders for forming concave glasses, by hatters for molding a hat into shape, etc., A hollow place containing water, as a pond, a dock for ships, a little bay., A circular or oval valley, or depression of the surface of the ground, the lowest part of which is generally occupied by a lake, or traversed by a river., The entire tract of country drained by a river, or sloping towards a sea or lake., An isolated or circumscribed formation, particularly where the strata dip inward, on all sides, toward a center; — especially applied to the coal formations, called coal basins or coal fields.
bases plural of Basis
basis noun The foundation of anything; that on which a thing rests., The pedestal of a column, pillar, or statue., The ground work the first or fundamental principle; that which supports., The principal component part of a thing.
bason noun A basin.
bassa noun Alt. of Bassaw
basso adjective The bass or lowest part; as, to sing basso., One who sings the lowest part., The double bass, or contrabasso.
basta interj. Enough; stop.
baste verb t. To beat with a stick; to cudgel., To sprinkle flour and salt and drip butter or fat on, as on meat in roasting., To mark with tar, as sheep., To sew loosely, or with long stitches; — usually, that the work may be held in position until sewed more firmly.
basto noun The ace of clubs in quadrille and omber.
batch verb t. The quantity of bread baked at one time., A quantity of anything produced at one operation; a group or collection of persons or things of the same kind; as, a batch of letters; the next batch of business.
bated imp. & past participle of Bate, Reduced; lowered; restrained; as, to speak with bated breath.
baths plural of Bath
bathe verb t. To wash by immersion, as in a bath; to subject to a bath., To lave; to wet., To moisten or suffuse with a liquid., To apply water or some liquid medicament to; as, to bathe the eye with warm water or with sea water; to bathe one’s forehead with camphor., To surround, or envelop, as water surrounds a person immersed., To bathe one’s self; to take a bath or baths., To immerse or cover one’s self, as in a bath., To bask in the sun., The immersion of the body in water; as to take one’s usual bathe.
baton noun A staff or truncheon, used for various purposes; as, the baton of a field marshal; the baton of a conductor in musical performances., An ordinary with its ends cut off, borne sinister as a mark of bastardy, and containing one fourth in breadth of the bend sinister; — called also bastard bar. See Bend sinister.
batta noun Extra pay; esp. an extra allowance to an English officer serving in India., Rate of exchange; also, the discount on uncurrent coins.
batty adjective Belonging to, or resembling, a bat.
baulk noun & verb See Balk.
bavin noun A fagot of brushwood, or other light combustible matter, for kindling fires; refuse of brushwood., Impure limestone.
bawdy adjective Dirty; foul; — said of clothes., Obscene; filthy; unchaste.
bayed imp. & past participle of Bay, Having a bay or bays.
bayad noun Alt. of Bayatte
bayou noun An inlet from the Gulf of Mexico, from a lake, or from a large river, sometimes sluggish, sometimes without perceptible movement except from tide and wind.
bayze noun See Baize.
bazar noun In the East, an exchange, marketplace, or assemblage of shops where goods are exposed for sale., A spacious hall or suite of rooms for the sale of goods, as at a fair., A fair for the sale of fancy wares, toys, etc., commonly for a charitable objects.