5 letter word starting with bo

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borne of Bear, Carried; conveyed; supported; defrayed. See Bear, v. t.
bound imp. of Bind, of Bind, The external or limiting line, either real or imaginary, of any object or space; that which limits or restrains, or within which something is limited or restrained; limit; confine; extent; boundary., To limit; to terminate; to fix the furthest point of extension of; — said of natural or of moral objects; to lie along, or form, a boundary of; to inclose; to circumscribe; to restrain; to confine., To name the boundaries of; as, to bound France., To move with a sudden spring or leap, or with a succession of springs or leaps; as the beast bounded from his den; the herd bounded across the plain., To rebound, as an elastic ball., To make to bound or leap; as, to bound a horse., To cause to rebound; to throw so that it will rebound; as, to bound a ball on the floor., A leap; an elastic spring; a jump., Rebound; as, the bound of a ball., Spring from one foot to the other., imp. & p. p. of Bind., Restrained by a hand, rope, chain, fetters, or the like., Inclosed in a binding or cover; as, a bound volume., Under legal or moral restraint or obligation., Constrained or compelled; destined; certain; — followed by the infinitive; as, he is bound to succeed; he is bound to fail., Resolved; as, I am bound to do it., Constipated; costive., Ready or intending to go; on the way toward; going; — with to or for, or with an adverb of motion; as, a ship is bound to Cadiz, or for Cadiz.
board noun A piece of timber sawed thin, and of considerable length and breadth as compared with the thickness, — used for building, etc., A table to put food upon., Hence: What is served on a table as food; stated meals; provision; entertainment; — usually as furnished for pay; as, to work for one’s board; the price of board., A table at which a council or court is held. Hence: A council, convened for business, or any authorized assembly or meeting, public or private; a number of persons appointed or elected to sit in council for the management or direction of some public or private business or trust; as, the Board of Admiralty; a board of trade; a board of directors, trustees, commissioners, etc., A square or oblong piece of thin wood or other material used for some special purpose, as, a molding board; a board or surface painted or arranged for a game; as, a chessboard; a backgammon board., Paper made thick and stiff like a board, for book covers, etc.; pasteboard; as, to bind a book in boards., The stage in a theater; as, to go upon the boards, to enter upon the theatrical profession., The border or side of anything., The side of a ship., The stretch which a ship makes in one tack., To cover with boards or boarding; as, to board a house., To go on board of, or enter, as a ship, whether in a hostile or a friendly way., To enter, as a railway car., To furnish with regular meals, or with meals and lodgings, for compensation; to supply with daily meals., To place at board, for compensation; as, to board one’s horse at a livery stable., To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation; as, he boards at the hotel., To approach; to accost; to address; hence, to woo.
boast verb i. To vaunt one’s self; to brag; to say or tell things which are intended to give others a high opinion of one’s self or of things belonging to one’s self; as, to boast of one’s exploits courage, descent, wealth., To speak in exulting language of another; to glory; to exult., To display in ostentatious language; to speak of with pride, vanity, or exultation, with a view to self-commendation; to extol., To display vaingloriously., To possess or have; as, to boast a name., To dress, as a stone, with a broad chisel., To shape roughly as a preparation for the finer work to follow; to cut to the general form required., Act of boasting; vaunting or bragging., The cause of boasting; occasion of pride or exultation, — sometimes of laudable pride or exultation.
bobac noun The Poland marmot (Arctomys bobac).
bobby noun A nickname for a policeman; — from Sir Robert Peel, who remodeled the police force. See Peeler.
bocal noun A cylindrical glass vessel, with a large and short neck.
bocca noun The round hole in the furnace of a glass manufactory through which the fused glass is taken out.
boded imp. & past participle of Bode
bodge noun A botch; a patch., To botch; to mend clumsily; to patch., See Budge.
bodle noun A small Scotch coin worth about one sixth of an English penny.
bogey noun A goblin; a bugbear. See Bogy.
boggy adjective Consisting of, or containing, a bog or bogs; of the nature of a bog; swampy; as, boggy land.
bogie noun A four-wheeled truck, having a certain amount of play around a vertical axis, used to support in part a locomotive on a railway track.
bogle noun A goblin; a specter; a frightful phantom; a bogy; a bugbear.
bogue verb i. To fall off from the wind; to edge away to leeward; — said only of inferior craft., The boce; — called also bogue bream. See Boce.
bogus adjective Spurious; fictitious; sham; — a cant term originally applied to counterfeit coin, and hence denoting anything counterfeit., A liquor made of rum and molasses.
bohea noun Bohea tea, an inferior kind of black tea. See under Tea.
boiar noun See Boyar.
boist noun A box.
bolar adjective Of or pertaining to bole or clay; partaking of the nature and qualities of bole; clayey.
bolas noun sing. & pl. A kind of missile weapon consisting of one, two, or more balls of stone, iron, or other material, attached to the ends of a leather cord; — used by the Gauchos of South America, and others, for hurling at and entangling an animal.
boldo noun Alt. of Boldu
boldu noun A fragrant evergreen shrub of Chili (Peumus Boldus). The bark is used in tanning, the wood for making charcoal, the leaves in medicine, and the drupes are eaten.
boley noun Alt. of Bolye
bolye noun Same as Booly.
bolis noun A meteor or brilliant shooting star, followed by a train of light or sparks; esp. one which explodes.
bolty noun An edible fish of the Nile (genus Chromis).
bolus noun A rounded mass of anything, esp. a large pill.
bonce noun A boy’s game played with large marbles.
boned imp. & past participle of Bone, Having (such) bones; — used in composition; as, big-boned; strong-boned., Deprived of bones; as, boned turkey or codfish., Manured with bone; as, boned land.
bonne noun A female servant charged with the care of a young child.
bonny adjective Handsome; beautiful; pretty; attractively lively and graceful., Gay; merry; frolicsome; cheerful; blithe., A round and compact bed of ore, or a distinct bed, not communicating with a vein.
bonus noun A premium given for a loan, or for a charter or other privilege granted to a company; as the bank paid a bonus for its charter., An extra dividend to the shareholders of a joint stock company, out of accumulated profits., Money paid in addition to a stated compensation.
bonze noun A Buddhist or Fohist priest, monk, or nun.
booby noun A dunce; a stupid fellow., A swimming bird (Sula fiber or S. sula) related to the common gannet, and found in the West Indies, nesting on the bare rocks. It is so called on account of its apparent stupidity. The name is also sometimes applied to other species of gannets; as, S. piscator, the red-footed booby., A species of penguin of the antarctic seas., Having the characteristics of a booby; stupid.
boodh noun Same as Buddha.
booky adjective Bookish.
booly noun A company of Irish herdsmen, or a single herdsman, wandering from place to place with flocks and herds, and living on their milk, like the Tartars; also, a place in the mountain pastures inclosed for the shelter of cattle or their keepers.
boort noun See Bort.
boose noun A stall or a crib for an ox, cow, or other animal., To drink excessively. See Booze.
boost verb i. To lift or push from behind (one who is endeavoring to climb); to push up; hence, to assist in overcoming obstacles, or in making advancement., A push from behind, as to one who is endeavoring to climb; help.
booth noun A house or shed built of boards, boughs, or other slight materials, for temporary occupation., A covered stall or temporary structure in a fair or market, or at a polling place.
boots noun A servant at a hotel or elsewhere, who cleans and blacks the boots and shoes.
booty noun That which is seized by violence or obtained by robbery, especially collective spoil taken in war; plunder; pillage.
booze verb i. To drink greedily or immoderately, esp. alcoholic liquor; to tipple., A carouse; a drinking.
boozy adjective A little intoxicated; fuddled; stupid with liquor; bousy.
borax noun A white or gray crystalline salt, with a slight alkaline taste, used as a flux, in soldering metals, making enamels, fixing colors on porcelain, and as a soap. It occurs native in certain mineral springs, and is made from the boric acid of hot springs in Tuscany. It was originally obtained from a lake in Thibet, and was sent to Europe under the name of tincal. Borax is a pyroborate or tetraborate of sodium, Na2B4O7.10H2O.
bored imp. & past participle of Bore
boree noun Same as BourrEe.
borel noun See Borrel.
borer noun One that bores; an instrument for boring., A marine, bivalve mollusk, of the genus Teredo and allies, which burrows in wood. See Teredo., Any bivalve mollusk (Saxicava, Lithodomus, etc.) which bores into limestone and similar substances., One of the larvae of many species of insects, which penetrate trees, as the apple, peach, pine, etc. See Apple borer, under Apple., The hagfish (Myxine).
boric adjective Of, pertaining to, or containing, boron.
boron noun A nonmetallic element occurring abundantly in borax. It is reduced with difficulty to the free state, when it can be obtained in several different forms; viz., as a substance of a deep olive color, in a semimetallic form, and in colorless quadratic crystals similar to the diamond in hardness and other properties. It occurs in nature also in boracite, datolite, tourmaline, and some other minerals. Atomic weight 10.9. Symbol B.
borwe noun Pledge; borrow.
bosky adjective Woody or bushy; covered with boscage or thickets., Caused by boscage.
bosom noun The breast of a human being; the part, between the arms, to which anything is pressed when embraced by them., The breast, considered as the seat of the passions, affections, and operations of the mind; consciousness; secret thoughts., Embrace; loving or affectionate inclosure; fold., Any thing or place resembling the breast; a supporting surface; an inner recess; the interior; as, the bosom of the earth., The part of the dress worn upon the breast; an article, or a portion of an article, of dress to be worn upon the breast; as, the bosom of a shirt; a linen bosom., Inclination; desire., A depression round the eye of a millstone., Of or pertaining to the bosom., Intimate; confidential; familiar; trusted; cherished; beloved; as, a bosom friend., To inclose or carry in the bosom; to keep with care; to take to heart; to cherish., To conceal; to hide from view; to embosom.
boson noun See Boatswain.
bossy adjective Ornamented with bosses; studded., A cow or calf; — familiarly so called.
botch noun A swelling on the skin; a large ulcerous affection; a boil; an eruptive disease., A patch put on, or a part of a garment patched or mended in a clumsy manner., Work done in a bungling manner; a clumsy performance; a piece of work, or a place in work, marred in the doing, or not properly finished; a bungle., To mark with, or as with, botches., To repair; to mend; esp. to patch in a clumsy or imperfect manner, as a garment; — sometimes with up., To put together unsuitably or unskillfully; to express or perform in a bungling manner; to spoil or mar, as by unskillful work.
bothy noun Alt. of Boothy
botts noun pl. See Bots.
bouch noun A mouth., An allowance of meat and drink for the tables of inferior officers or servants in a nobleman’s palace or at court.
bouge verb i. To swell out., To bilge., To stave in; to bilge., Bouche (see Bouche, 2); food and drink; provisions., To scoop out with a gouge., To scoop out, as an eye, with the thumb nail; to force out the eye of (a person) with the thumb., To cheat in a bargain; to chouse.
bough noun An arm or branch of a tree, esp. a large arm or main branch., A gallows.
boule noun Alt. of Boulework
bourd noun A jest., To jest.
bouri noun A mullet (Mugil capito) found in the rivers of Southern Europe and in Africa.
bourn verb Alt. of Bourne, Alt. of Bourne
bouse verb i. To drink immoderately; to carouse; to booze. See Booze., Drink, esp. alcoholic drink; also, a carouse; a booze.
bousy adjective Drunken; sotted; boozy.
bovid adjective Relating to that tribe of ruminant mammals of which the genus Bos is the type.
bowed imp. & past participle of Bow, of Bow
bowel noun One of the intestines of an animal; an entrail, especially of man; a gut; — generally used in the plural., Hence, figuratively: The interior part of anything; as, the bowels of the earth., The seat of pity or kindness. Hence: Tenderness; compassion., Offspring., To take out the bowels of; to eviscerate; to disembowel.
bower verb & noun One who bows or bends., An anchor carried at the bow of a ship., A muscle that bends a limb, esp. the arm., One of the two highest cards in the pack commonly used in the game of euchre., Anciently, a chamber; a lodging room; esp., a lady’s private apartment., A rustic cottage or abode; poetically, an attractive abode or retreat., A shelter or covered place in a garden, made with boughs of trees or vines, etc., twined together; an arbor; a shady recess., To embower; to inclose., To lodge., A young hawk, when it begins to leave the nest.
bowge verb i. To swell out. See Bouge., To cause to leak.
bowls noun pl. See Bowl, a ball, a game.
bowne verb t. To make ready; to prepare; to dress.
bowse verb i. To carouse; to bouse; to booze., To pull or haul; as, to bowse upon a tack; to bowse away, i. e., to pull all together., A carouse; a drinking bout; a booze.
boxes plural of Box
boxed imp. & past participle of Box
boxen adjective Made of boxwood; pertaining to, or resembling, the box (Buxus).
boxer noun One who packs boxes., One who boxes; a pugilist.
boyar noun Alt. of Boyard
boyau noun A winding or zigzag trench forming a path or communication from one siegework to another, to a magazine, etc.
boyer noun A Flemish sloop with a castle at each end.