5 letter word starting with bl

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black adjective Destitute of light, or incapable of reflecting it; of the color of soot or coal; of the darkest or a very dark color, the opposite of white; characterized by such a color; as, black cloth; black hair or eyes., In a less literal sense: Enveloped or shrouded in darkness; very dark or gloomy; as, a black night; the heavens black with clouds., Fig.: Dismal, gloomy, or forbidding, like darkness; destitute of moral light or goodness; atrociously wicked; cruel; mournful; calamitous; horrible., Expressing menace, or discontent; threatening; sullen; foreboding; as, to regard one with black looks., Sullenly; threateningly; maliciously; so as to produce blackness., That which is destitute of light or whiteness; the darkest color, or rather a destitution of all color; as, a cloth has a good black., A black pigment or dye., A negro; a person whose skin is of a black color, or shaded with black; esp. a member or descendant of certain African races., A black garment or dress; as, she wears black, Mourning garments of a black color; funereal drapery., The part of a thing which is distinguished from the rest by being black., A stain; a spot; a smooch., To make black; to blacken; to soil; to sully., To make black and shining, as boots or a stove, by applying blacking and then polishing with a brush.
blade noun Properly, the leaf, or flat part of the leaf, of any plant, especially of gramineous plants. The term is sometimes applied to the spire of grasses., The cutting part of an instrument; as, the blade of a knife or a sword., The broad part of an oar; also, one of the projecting arms of a screw propeller., The scapula or shoulder blade., The principal rafters of a roof., The four large shell plates on the sides, and the five large ones of the middle, of the carapace of the sea turtle, which yield the best tortoise shell., A sharp-witted, dashing, wild, or reckless, fellow; — a word of somewhat indefinite meaning., To furnish with a blade., To put forth or have a blade.
blady adjective Consisting of blades.
blain noun An inflammatory swelling or sore; a bulla, pustule, or blister., A bladder growing on the root of the tongue of a horse, against the windpipe, and stopping the breath.
blame verb t. To censure; to express disapprobation of; to find fault with; to reproach., To bring reproach upon; to blemish., An expression of disapprobation fir something deemed to be wrong; imputation of fault; censure., That which is deserving of censure or disapprobation; culpability; fault; crime; sin., Hurt; injury.
bland adjective Mild; soft; gentle; smooth and soothing in manner; suave; as, a bland temper; bland persuasion; a bland sycophant., Having soft and soothing qualities; not drastic or irritating; not stimulating; as, a bland oil; a bland diet.
blank adjective Of a white or pale color; without color., Free from writing, printing, or marks; having an empty space to be filled in with some special writing; — said of checks, official documents, etc.; as, blank paper; a blank check; a blank ballot., Utterly confounded or discomfited., Empty; void; without result; fruitless; as, a blank space; a blank day., Lacking characteristics which give variety; as, a blank desert; a blank wall; destitute of interests, affections, hopes, etc.; as, to live a blank existence; destitute of sensations; as, blank unconsciousness., Lacking animation and intelligence, or their associated characteristics, as expression of face, look, etc.; expressionless; vacant., Absolute; downright; unmixed; as, blank terror., Any void space; a void space on paper, or in any written instrument; an interval void of consciousness, action, result, etc; a void., A lot by which nothing is gained; a ticket in a lottery on which no prize is indicated., A paper unwritten; a paper without marks or characters a blank ballot; — especially, a paper on which are to be inserted designated items of information, for which spaces are left vacant; a bland form., A paper containing the substance of a legal instrument, as a deed, release, writ, or execution, with spaces left to be filled with names, date, descriptions, etc., The point aimed at in a target, marked with a white spot; hence, the object to which anything is directed., Aim; shot; range., A kind of base silver money, first coined in England by Henry V., and worth about 8 pence; also, a French coin of the seventeenth century, worth about 4 pence., A piece of metal prepared to be made into something by a further operation, as a coin, screw, nuts., A piece or division of a piece, without spots; as, the “double blank”; the “six blank.”, To make void; to annul., To blanch; to make blank; to damp the spirits of; to dispirit or confuse.
blare verb i. To sound loudly and somewhat harshly., To cause to sound like the blare of a trumpet; to proclaim loudly., The harsh noise of a trumpet; a loud and somewhat harsh noise, like the blast of a trumpet; a roar or bellowing.
blase adjective Having the sensibilities deadened by excess or frequency of enjoyment; sated or surfeited with pleasure; used up.
blast noun A violent gust of wind., A forcible stream of air from an orifice, as from a bellows, the mouth, etc. Hence: The continuous blowing to which one charge of ore or metal is subjected in a furnace; as, to melt so many tons of iron at a blast., The exhaust steam from and engine, driving a column of air out of a boiler chimney, and thus creating an intense draught through the fire; also, any draught produced by the blast., The sound made by blowing a wind instrument; strictly, the sound produces at one breath., A sudden, pernicious effect, as if by a noxious wind, especially on animals and plants; a blight., The act of rending, or attempting to rend, heavy masses of rock, earth, etc., by the explosion of gunpowder, dynamite, etc.; also, the charge used for this purpose., A flatulent disease of sheep., To injure, as by a noxious wind; to cause to wither; to stop or check the growth of, and prevent from fruit-bearing, by some pernicious influence; to blight; to shrivel., Hence, to affect with some sudden violence, plague, calamity, or blighting influence, which destroys or causes to fail; to visit with a curse; to curse; to ruin; as, to blast pride, hopes, or character., To confound by a loud blast or din., To rend open by any explosive agent, as gunpowder, dynamite, etc.; to shatter; as, to blast rocks., To be blighted or withered; as, the bud blasted in the blossom., To blow; to blow on a trumpet.
blaze noun A stream of gas or vapor emitting light and heat in the process of combustion; a bright flame., Intense, direct light accompanied with heat; as, to seek shelter from the blaze of the sun., A bursting out, or active display of any quality; an outburst; a brilliant display., A white spot on the forehead of a horse., A spot made on trees by chipping off a piece of the bark, usually as a surveyor’s mark., To shine with flame; to glow with flame; as, the fire blazes., To send forth or reflect glowing or brilliant light; to show a blaze., To be resplendent., To mark (a tree) by chipping off a piece of the bark., To designate by blazing; to mark out, as by blazed trees; as, to blaze a line or path., To make public far and wide; to make known; to render conspicuous., To blazon.
bleak adjective Without color; pale; pallid., Desolate and exposed; swept by cold winds., Cold and cutting; cheerless; as, a bleak blast., A small European river fish (Leuciscus alburnus), of the family Cyprinidae; the blay.
blear verb Dim or sore with water or rheum; — said of the eyes., Causing or caused by dimness of sight; dim., To make somewhat sore or watery, as the eyes; to dim, or blur, as the sight. Figuratively: To obscure (mental or moral perception); to blind; to hoodwink.
bleat verb i. To make the noise of, or one like that of, a sheep; to cry like a sheep or calf., A plaintive cry of, or like that of, a sheep.
bleck verb t. Alt. of Blek
bleed verb i. To emit blood; to lose blood; to run with blood, by whatever means; as, the arm bleeds; the wound bled freely; to bleed at the nose., To withdraw blood from the body; to let blood; as, Dr. A. bleeds in fevers., To lose or shed one’s blood, as in case of a violent death or severe wounds; to die by violence., To issue forth, or drop, as blood from an incision., To lose sap, gum, or juice; as, a tree or a vine bleeds when tapped or wounded., To pay or lose money; to have money drawn or extorted; as, to bleed freely for a cause., To let blood from; to take or draw blood from, as by opening a vein., To lose, as blood; to emit or let drop, as sap., To draw money from (one); to induce to pay; as, they bled him freely for this fund.
blent of Blend, Mingled; mixed; blended; also, polluted; stained., Blinded. Also (Chaucer), 3d sing. pres. Blindeth.
blend verb t. To mix or mingle together; esp. to mingle, combine, or associate so that the separate things mixed, or the line of demarcation, can not be distinguished. Hence: To confuse; to confound., To pollute by mixture or association; to spoil or corrupt; to blot; to stain., To mingle; to mix; to unite intimately; to pass or shade insensibly into each other, as colors., A thorough mixture of one thing with another, as color, tint, etc., into another, so that it cannot be known where one ends or the other begins., To make blind, literally or figuratively; to dazzle; to deceive.
blenk verb i. To blink; to shine; to look.
blest of Bless, Blessed.
bless verb t. To make or pronounce holy; to consecrate, To make happy, blithesome, or joyous; to confer prosperity or happiness upon; to grant divine favor to., To express a wish or prayer for the happiness of; to invoke a blessing upon; — applied to persons., To invoke or confer beneficial attributes or qualities upon; to invoke or confer a blessing on, — as on food., To make the sign of the cross upon; to cross (one’s self)., To guard; to keep; to protect., To praise, or glorify; to extol for excellences., To esteem or account happy; to felicitate., To wave; to brandish.
blind adjective Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect or by deprivation; without sight., Not having the faculty of discernment; destitute of intellectual light; unable or unwilling to understand or judge; as, authors are blind to their own defects., Undiscerning; undiscriminating; inconsiderate., Having such a state or condition as a thing would have to a person who is blind; not well marked or easily discernible; hidden; unseen; concealed; as, a blind path; a blind ditch., Involved; intricate; not easily followed or traced., Having no openings for light or passage; as, a blind wall; open only at one end; as, a blind alley; a blind gut., Unintelligible, or not easily intelligible; as, a blind passage in a book; illegible; as, blind writing., Abortive; failing to produce flowers or fruit; as, blind buds; blind flowers., To make blind; to deprive of sight or discernment., To deprive partially of vision; to make vision difficult for and painful to; to dazzle., To darken; to obscure to the eye or understanding; to conceal; to deceive., To cover with a thin coating of sand and fine gravel; as a road newly paved, in order that the joints between the stones may be filled., Something to hinder sight or keep out light; a screen; a cover; esp. a hinged screen or shutter for a window; a blinder for a horse., Something to mislead the eye or the understanding, or to conceal some covert deed or design; a subterfuge., A blindage. See Blindage., A halting place., Alt. of Blinde
blink verb i. To wink; to twinkle with, or as with, the eye., To see with the eyes half shut, or indistinctly and with frequent winking, as a person with weak eyes., To shine, esp. with intermittent light; to twinkle; to flicker; to glimmer, as a lamp., To turn slightly sour, as beer, mild, etc., To shut out of sight; to avoid, or purposely evade; to shirk; as, to blink the question., To trick; to deceive., A glimpse or glance., Gleam; glimmer; sparkle., The dazzling whiteness about the horizon caused by the reflection of light from fields of ice at sea; ice blink., Boughs cast where deer are to pass, to turn or check them.
blirt noun A gust of wind and rain.
bliss noun Orig., blithesomeness; gladness; now, the highest degree of happiness; blessedness; exalted felicity; heavenly joy.
blite noun A genus of herbs (Blitum) with a fleshy calyx. Blitum capitatum is the strawberry blite.
blive adverb Quickly; forthwith.
bloat verb t. To make turgid, as with water or air; to cause a swelling of the surface of, from effusion of serum in the cellular tissue, producing a morbid enlargement, often accompanied with softness., To inflate; to puff up; to make vain., To grow turgid as by effusion of liquid in the cellular tissue; to puff out; to swell., Bloated., A term of contempt for a worthless, dissipated fellow., To dry (herrings) in smoke. See Blote.
block verb t. A piece of wood more or less bulky; a solid mass of wood, stone, etc., usually with one or more plane, or approximately plane, faces; as, a block on which a butcher chops his meat; a block by which to mount a horse; children’s playing blocks, etc., The solid piece of wood on which condemned persons lay their necks when they are beheaded., The wooden mold on which hats, bonnets, etc., are shaped., The pattern or shape of a hat., A large or long building divided into separate houses or shops, or a number of houses or shops built in contact with each other so as to form one building; a row of houses or shops., A square, or portion of a city inclosed by streets, whether occupied by buildings or not., A grooved pulley or sheave incased in a frame or shell which is provided with a hook, eye, or strap, by which it may be attached to an object. It is used to change the direction of motion, as in raising a heavy object that can not be conveniently reached, and also, when two or more such sheaves are compounded, to change the rate of motion, or to exert increased force; — used especially in the rigging of ships, and in tackles., The perch on which a bird of prey is kept., Any obstruction, or cause of obstruction; a stop; a hindrance; an obstacle; as, a block in the way., A piece of box or other wood for engravers’ work., A piece of hard wood (as mahogany or cherry) on which a stereotype or electrotype plate is mounted to make it type high., A blockhead; a stupid fellow; a dolt., A section of a railroad where the block system is used. See Block system, below., To obstruct so as to prevent passage or progress; to prevent passage from, through, or into, by obstructing the way; — used both of persons and things; — often followed by up; as, to block up a road or harbor., To secure or support by means of blocks; to secure, as two boards at their angles of intersection, by pieces of wood glued to each., To shape on, or stamp with, a block; as, to block a hat.
blond verb t. Alt. of Blonde
blood noun The fluid which circulates in the principal vascular system of animals, carrying nourishment to all parts of the body, and bringing away waste products to be excreted. See under Arterial., Relationship by descent from a common ancestor; consanguinity; kinship., Descent; lineage; especially, honorable birth; the highest royal lineage., Descent from parents of recognized breed; excellence or purity of breed., The fleshy nature of man., The shedding of blood; the taking of life, murder; manslaughter; destruction., A bloodthirsty or murderous disposition., Temper of mind; disposition; state of the passions; — as if the blood were the seat of emotions., A man of fire or spirit; a fiery spark; a gay, showy man; a rake., The juice of anything, especially if red., To bleed., To stain, smear or wet, with blood., To give (hounds or soldiers) a first taste or sight of blood, as in hunting or war., To heat the blood of; to exasperate.
bloom noun A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud; flowers, collectively., The opening of flowers in general; the state of blossoming or of having the flowers open; as, the cherry trees are in bloom., A state or time of beauty, freshness, and vigor; an opening to higher perfection, analogous to that of buds into blossoms; as, the bloom of youth., The delicate, powdery coating upon certain growing or newly-gathered fruits or leaves, as on grapes, plums, etc. Hence: Anything giving an appearance of attractive freshness; a flush; a glow., The clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon the surface of a picture., A yellowish deposit or powdery coating which appears on well-tanned leather., A popular term for a bright-hued variety of some minerals; as, the rose-red cobalt bloom., To produce or yield blossoms; to blossom; to flower or be in flower., To be in a state of healthful, growing youth and vigor; to show beauty and freshness, as of flowers; to give promise, as by or with flowers., To cause to blossom; to make flourish., To bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant., A mass of wrought iron from the Catalan forge or from the puddling furnace, deprived of its dross, and shaped usually in the form of an oblong block by shingling., A large bar of steel formed directly from an ingot by hammering or rolling, being a preliminary shape for further working.
blore noun The act of blowing; a roaring wind; a blast.
blote verb t. To cure, as herrings, by salting and smoking them; to bloat.
blown past participle of Blow, of Blow, Swollen; inflated; distended; puffed up, as cattle when gorged with green food which develops gas., Stale; worthless., Out of breath; tired; exhausted., Covered with the eggs and larvae of flies; fly blown., Opened; in blossom or having blossomed, as a flower.
blowy adjective Windy; as, blowy weather; a blowy upland.
blued imp. & past participle of Blue
bluey adjective Bluish.
bluff adjective Having a broad, flattened front; as, the bluff bows of a ship., Rising steeply with a flat or rounded front., Surly; churlish; gruff; rough., Abrupt; roughly frank; unceremonious; blunt; brusque; as, a bluff answer; a bluff manner of talking; a bluff sea captain., A high, steep bank, as by a river or the sea, or beside a ravine or plain; a cliff with a broad face., An act of bluffing; an expression of self-confidence for the purpose of intimidation; braggadocio; as, that is only bluff, or a bluff., A game at cards; poker., To deter (an opponent) from taking the risk of betting on his hand of cards, as the bluffer does by betting heavily on his own hand although it may be of less value., To frighten or deter from accomplishing a purpose by making a show of confidence in one’s strength or resources; as, he bluffed me off., To act as in the game of bluff.
blunt adjective Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; dull; not sharp., Dull in understanding; slow of discernment; stupid; — opposed to acute., Abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious; wanting the forms of civility; rough in manners or speech., Hard to impress or penetrate., To dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker; to make blunt., To repress or weaken, as any appetite, desire, or power of the mind; to impair the force, keenness, or susceptibility, of; as, to blunt the feelings., A fencer’s foil., A short needle with a strong point. See Needle., Money.
blurt verb t. To utter suddenly and unadvisedly; to divulge inconsiderately; to ejaculate; — commonly with out.
blush verb i. To become suffused with red in the cheeks, as from a sense of shame, modesty, or confusion; to become red from such cause, as the cheeks or face., To grow red; to have a red or rosy color., To have a warm and delicate color, as some roses and other flowers., To suffuse with a blush; to redden; to make roseate., To express or make known by blushing., A suffusion of the cheeks or face with red, as from a sense of shame, confusion, or modesty., A red or reddish color; a rosy tint.