5 letter word starting with be

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being present participle & vb. noun of Be, Existing., Existence, as opposed to nonexistence; state or sphere of existence., That which exists in any form, whether it be material or spiritual, actual or ideal; living existence, as distinguished from a thing without life; as, a human being; spiritual beings., Lifetime; mortal existence., An abode; a cottage., Since; inasmuch as.
beach noun Pebbles, collectively; shingle., The shore of the sea, or of a lake, which is washed by the waves; especially, a sandy or pebbly shore; the strand., To run or drive (as a vessel or a boat) upon a beach; to strand; as, to beach a ship.
beady adjective Resembling beads; small, round, and glistening., Covered or ornamented with, or as with, beads., Characterized by beads; as, beady liquor.
beamy adjective Emitting beams of light; radiant; shining., Resembling a beam in size and weight; massy., Having horns, or antlers.
beard noun The hair that grows on the chin, lips, and adjacent parts of the human face, chiefly of male adults., The long hairs about the face in animals, as in the goat., The cluster of small feathers at the base of the beak in some birds, The appendages to the jaw in some Cetacea, and to the mouth or jaws of some fishes., The byssus of certain shellfish, as the muscle., The gills of some bivalves, as the oyster., In insects, the hairs of the labial palpi of moths and butterflies., Long or stiff hairs on a plant; the awn; as, the beard of grain., A barb or sharp point of an arrow or other instrument, projecting backward to prevent the head from being easily drawn out., That part of the under side of a horse’s lower jaw which is above the chin, and bears the curb of a bridle., That part of a type which is between the shoulder of the shank and the face., An imposition; a trick., To take by the beard; to seize, pluck, or pull the beard of (a man), in anger or contempt., To oppose to the gills; to set at defiance., To deprive of the gills; — used only of oysters and similar shellfish.
bearn noun See Bairn.
beast noun Any living creature; an animal; — including man, insects, etc., Any four-footed animal, that may be used for labor, food, or sport; as, a beast of burden., As opposed to man: Any irrational animal., Fig.: A coarse, brutal, filthy, or degraded fellow., A game at cards similar to loo., A penalty at beast, omber, etc. Hence: To be beasted, to be beaten at beast, omber, etc.
beath verb t. To bathe; also, to dry or heat, as unseasoned wood.
beaux plural of Beau, pl. of Beau., of Bel-esprit
beaus plural of Beau
bedel noun Alt. of Bedell
beden noun The Abyssinian or Arabian ibex (Capra Nubiana). It is probably the wild goat of the Bible.
bedew verb t. To moisten with dew, or as with dew.
bedim verb t. To make dim; to obscure or darken.
bedye verb t. To dye or stain.
beech noun A tree of the genus Fagus.
beefy adjective Having much beef; of the nature of beef; resembling beef; fleshy.
beeld noun Same as Beild.
beery adjective Of or resembling beer; affected by beer; maudlin.
beete verb t. Alt. of Bete
beeve noun A beef; a beef creature.
befit verb t. To be suitable to; to suit; to become.
befog verb t. To involve in a fog; — mostly as a participle or part. adj., Hence: To confuse; to mystify.
begem verb t. To adorn with gems, or as with gems.
begot imp. of Beget, of Beget, imp. & p. p. of Beget.
begat of Beget
beget verb t. To procreate, as a father or sire; to generate; — commonly said of the father., To get (with child.), To produce as an effect; to cause to exist.
began imp. & past participle of Begin
begun of Begin, p. p. of Begin.
begin verb i. To have or commence an independent or first existence; to take rise; to commence., To do the first act or the first part of an action; to enter upon or commence something new, as a new form or state of being, or course of action; to take the first step; to start., To enter on; to commence., To trace or lay the foundation of; to make or place a beginning of., Beginning.
begod verb t. To exalt to the dignity of a god; to deify.
begum noun In the East Indies, a princess or lady of high rank.
behen noun Alt. of Behn
beige noun Debeige.
beild noun A place of shelter; protection; refuge.
bekah noun Half a shekel.
belam verb t. To beat or bang.
belay verb t. To lay on or cover; to adorn., To make fast, as a rope, by taking several turns with it round a pin, cleat, or kevel., To lie in wait for with a view to assault. Hence: to block up or obstruct.
belch verb i. To eject or throw up from the stomach with violence; to eruct., To eject violently from within; to cast forth; to emit; to give vent to; to vent., To eject wind from the stomach through the mouth; to eructate., To issue with spasmodic force or noise., The act of belching; also, that which is belched; an eructation., Malt liquor; — vulgarly so called as causing eructation.
belee verb t. To place under the lee, or unfavorably to the wind.
belie noun To show to be false; to convict of, or charge with, falsehood., To give a false representation or account of., To tell lie about; to calumniate; to slander., To mimic; to counterfeit., To fill with lies.
belle noun A young lady of superior beauty and attractions; a handsome lady, or one who attracts notice in society; a fair lady.
belly noun That part of the human body which extends downward from the breast to the thighs, and contains the bowels, or intestines; the abdomen., The under part of the body of animals, corresponding to the human belly., The womb., The part of anything which resembles the human belly in protuberance or in cavity; the innermost part; as, the belly of a flask, muscle, sail, ship., The hollow part of a curved or bent timber, the convex part of which is the back., To cause to swell out; to fill., To swell and become protuberant, like the belly; to bulge.
below preposition Under, or lower in place; beneath not so high; as, below the moon; below the knee., Inferior to in rank, excellence, dignity, value, amount, price, etc.; lower in quality., Unworthy of; unbefitting; beneath., In a lower place, with respect to any object; in a lower room; beneath., On the earth, as opposed to the heavens., In hell, or the regions of the dead., In court or tribunal of inferior jurisdiction; as, at the trial below., In some part or page following.
bemad verb t. To make mad.
bemet imp. & past participle of Bemeet
bemol noun The sign /; the same as B flat.
bench noun A long seat, differing from a stool in its greater length., A long table at which mechanics and other work; as, a carpenter’s bench., The seat where judges sit in court., The persons who sit as judges; the court; as, the opinion of the full bench. See King’s Bench., A collection or group of dogs exhibited to the public; — so named because the animals are usually placed on benches or raised platforms., A conformation like a bench; a long stretch of flat ground, or a kind of natural terrace, near a lake or river., To furnish with benches., To place on a bench or seat of honor., To sit on a seat of justice.
bendy adjective Divided into an even number of bends; — said of a shield or its charge.
benet verb t. To catch in a net; to insnare.
benim verb t. To take away.
benne noun The name of two plants (Sesamum orientale and S. indicum), originally Asiatic; — also called oil plant. From their seeds an oil is expressed, called benne oil, used mostly for making soap. In the southern United States the seeds are used in candy.
benty adjective A bounding in bents, or the stalks of coarse, stiff, withered grass; as, benty fields., Resembling bent.
beray verb t. To make foul; to soil; to defile.
berbe noun An African genet (Genetta pardina). See Genet.
bergh noun A hill.
berme noun A narrow shelf or path between the bottom of a parapet and the ditch., A ledge at the bottom of a bank or cutting, to catch earth that may roll down the slope, or to strengthen the bank.
berob verb t. To rob; to plunder.
beroe noun A small, oval, transparent jellyfish, belonging to the Ctenophora.
berry noun Any small fleshy fruit, as the strawberry, mulberry, huckleberry, etc., A small fruit that is pulpy or succulent throughout, having seeds loosely imbedded in the pulp, as the currant, grape, blueberry., The coffee bean., One of the ova or eggs of a fish., To bear or produce berries., A mound; a hillock.
berth noun Convenient sea room., A room in which a number of the officers or ship’s company mess and reside., The place where a ship lies when she is at anchor, or at a wharf., An allotted place; an appointment; situation or employment., A place in a ship to sleep in; a long box or shelf on the side of a cabin or stateroom, or of a railway car, for sleeping in., To give an anchorage to, or a place to lie at; to place in a berth; as, she was berthed stem to stern with the Adelaide., To allot or furnish berths to, on shipboard; as, to berth a ship’s company.
beryl noun A mineral of great hardness, and, when transparent, of much beauty. It occurs in hexagonal prisms, commonly of a green or bluish green color, but also yellow, pink, and white. It is a silicate of aluminium and glucinum (beryllium). The aquamarine is a transparent, sea-green variety used as a gem. The emerald is another variety highly prized in jewelry, and distinguished by its deep color, which is probably due to the presence of a little oxide of chromium.
besee verb t. & i. To see; to look; to mind.
beset imp. & past participle of Beset, To set or stud (anything) with ornaments or prominent objects., To hem in; to waylay; to surround; to besiege; to blockade., To set upon on all sides; to perplex; to harass; — said of dangers, obstacles, etc., To occupy; to employ; to use up.
besit verb t. To suit; to fit; to become.
besom noun A brush of twigs for sweeping; a broom; anything which sweeps away or destroys., To sweep, as with a besom.
besot verb t. To make sottish; to make dull or stupid; to stupefy; to infatuate.
betel noun A species of pepper (Piper betle), the leaves of which are chewed, with the areca or betel nut and a little shell lime, by the inhabitants of the East Indies. It is a woody climber with ovate many-nerved leaves.
betid obs of Betide
beton noun The French name for concrete; hence, concrete made after the French fashion.
betso noun A small brass Venetian coin.
betty noun A short bar used by thieves to wrench doors open., A name of contempt given to a man who interferes with the duties of women in a household, or who occupies himself with womanish matters., A pear-shaped bottle covered round with straw, in which olive oil is sometimes brought from Italy; — called by chemists a Florence flask.
bevel noun Any angle other than a right angle; the angle which one surface makes with another when they are not at right angles; the slant or inclination of such surface; as, to give a bevel to the edge of a table or a stone slab; the bevel of a piece of timber., An instrument consisting of two rules or arms, jointed together at one end, and opening to any angle, for adjusting the surfaces of work to the same or a given inclination; — called also a bevel square., Having the slant of a bevel; slanting., Hence: Morally distorted; not upright., To cut to a bevel angle; to slope the edge or surface of., To deviate or incline from an angle of 90ยก, as a surface; to slant.
bever noun A light repast between meals; a lunch., To take a light repast between meals.
bewet imp. & past participle of Bewet, To wet or moisten.
bewig verb t. To cover (the head) with a wig.
bewit noun A double slip of leather by which bells are fastened to a hawk’s legs.
bezel noun The rim which encompasses and fastens a jewel or other object, as the crystal of a watch, in the cavity in which it is set.