5 letter word starting with bu

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
buolt noun Corrupted form Bolt.
bubby noun A woman’s breast., Bub; — a term of familiar or affectionate address to a small boy.
buchu noun A South African shrub (Barosma) with small leaves that are dotted with oil glands; also, the leaves themselves, which are used in medicine for diseases of the urinary organs, etc. Several species furnish the leaves.
budge verb i. To move off; to stir; to walk away., Brisk; stirring; jocund., A kind of fur prepared from lambskin dressed with the wool on; — used formerly as an edging and ornament, esp. of scholastic habits., Lined with budge; hence, scholastic., Austere or stiff, like scholastics.
budgy noun Consisting of fur.
buffa noun fem. The comic actress in an opera., Comic, farcical.
buffo nounmasc. The comic actor in an opera.
buffy adjective Resembling, or characterized by, buff.
buggy adjective Infested or abounding with bugs., A light one horse two-wheeled vehicle., A light, four-wheeled vehicle, usually with one seat, and with or without a calash top.
bugle noun A sort of wild ox; a buffalo., A horn used by hunters., A copper instrument of the horn quality of tone, shorter and more conical that the trumpet, sometimes keyed; formerly much used in military bands, very rarely in the orchestra; now superseded by the cornet; — called also the Kent bugle., An elongated glass bead, of various colors, though commonly black., Jet black., A plant of the genus Ajuga of the Mint family, a native of the Old World.
built imp. & past participle of Build, Shape; build; form of structure; as, the built of a ship., Formed; shaped; constructed; made; — often used in composition and preceded by the word denoting the form; as, frigate-built, clipper-built, etc.
build verb t. To erect or construct, as an edifice or fabric of any kind; to form by uniting materials into a regular structure; to fabricate; to make; to raise., To raise or place on a foundation; to form, establish, or produce by using appropriate means., To increase and strengthen; to increase the power and stability of; to settle, or establish, and preserve; — frequently with up; as, to build up one’s constitution., To exercise the art, or practice the business, of building., To rest or depend, as on a foundation; to ground one’s self or one’s hopes or opinions upon something deemed reliable; to rely; as, to build on the opinions or advice of others., Form or mode of construction; general figure; make; as, the build of a ship.
bulau noun An East Indian insectivorous mammal (Gymnura Rafflesii), somewhat like a rat in appearance, but allied to the hedgehog.
bulge noun The bilge or protuberant part of a cask., A swelling, protuberant part; a bending outward, esp. when caused by pressure; as, a bulge in a wall., The bilge of a vessel. See Bilge, 2., To swell or jut out; to bend outward, as a wall when it yields to pressure; to be protuberant; as, the wall bulges., To bilge, as a ship; to founder.
bulgy adjective Bulged; bulging; bending, or tending to bend, outward.
bulky adjective Of great bulk or dimensions; of great size; large; thick; massive; as, bulky volumes.
bulla noun A bleb; a vesicle, or an elevation of the cuticle, containing a transparent watery fluid., The ovoid prominence below the opening of the ear in the skulls of many animals; as, the tympanic or auditory bulla., A leaden seal for a document; esp. the round leaden seal attached to the papal bulls, which has on one side a representation of St. Peter and St. Paul, and on the other the name of the pope who uses it., A genus of marine shells. See Bubble shell.
bully noun A noisy, blustering fellow, more insolent than courageous; one who is threatening and quarrelsome; an insolent, tyrannical fellow., A brisk, dashing fellow., Jovial and blustering; dashing., Fine; excellent; as, a bully horse., To intimidate with threats and by an overbearing, swaggering demeanor; to act the part of a bully toward., To act as a bully.
bulse noun A purse or bag in which to carry or measure diamonds, etc.
bulti noun Same as Bolty.
bunch noun A protuberance; a hunch; a knob or lump; a hump., A collection, cluster, or tuft, properly of things of the same kind, growing or fastened together; as, a bunch of grapes; a bunch of keys., A small isolated mass of ore, as distinguished from a continuous vein., To swell out into a bunch or protuberance; to be protuberant or round., To form into a bunch or bunches.
bungo noun A kind of canoe used in Central and South America; also, a kind of boat used in the Southern United States.
bunko noun A kind of swindling game or scheme, by means of cards or by a sham lottery.
bunny noun A great collection of ore without any vein coming into it or going out from it., A pet name for a rabbit or a squirrel.
burel noun & adjective Same as Borrel.
burgh noun A borough or incorporated town, especially, one in Scotland. See Borough.
burin noun The cutting tool of an engraver on metal, used in line engraving. It is made of tempered steel, one end being ground off obliquely so as to produce a sharp point, and the other end inserted in a handle; a graver; also, the similarly shaped tool used by workers in marble., The manner or style of execution of an engraver; as, a soft burin; a brilliant burin.
burke verb t. To murder by suffocation, or so as to produce few marks of violence, for the purpose of obtaining a body to be sold for dissection., To dispose of quietly or indirectly; to suppress; to smother; to shelve; as, to burke a parliamentary question.
burly adjective Having a large, strong, or gross body; stout; lusty; — now used chiefly of human beings, but formerly of animals, in the sense of stately or beautiful, and of inanimate things that were huge and bulky., Coarse and rough; boisterous.
burnt of Burn, Consumed with, or as with, fire; scorched or dried, as with fire or heat; baked or hardened in the fire or the sun.
burro noun A donkey.
burry adjective Abounding in burs, or containing burs; resembling burs; as, burry wool.
bursa noun Any sac or saclike cavity; especially, one of the synovial sacs, or small spaces, often lined with synovial membrane, interposed between tendons and bony prominences.
burse noun A purse; also, a vesicle; a pod; a hull., A fund or foundation for the maintenance of needy scholars in their studies; also, the sum given to the beneficiaries., An ornamental case of hold the corporal when not in use., An exchange, for merchants and bankers, in the cities of continental Europe. Same as Bourse., A kind of bazaar.
burst imp. & past participle of Burst, To fly apart or in pieces; of break open; to yield to force or pressure, especially to a sudden and violent exertion of force, or to pressure from within; to explode; as, the boiler had burst; the buds will burst in spring., To exert force or pressure by which something is made suddenly to give way; to break through obstacles or limitations; hence, to appear suddenly and unexpectedly or unaccountably, or to depart in such manner; — usually with some qualifying adverb or preposition, as forth, out, away, into, upon, through, etc., To break or rend by violence, as by an overcharge or by strain or pressure, esp. from within; to force open suddenly; as, to burst a cannon; to burst a blood vessel; to burst open the doors., To break., To produce as an effect of bursting; as, to burst a hole through the wall., A sudden breaking forth; a violent rending; an explosion; as, a burst of thunder; a burst of applause; a burst of passion; a burst of inspiration., Any brief, violent exertion or effort; a spurt; as, a burst of speed., A sudden opening, as of landscape; a stretch; an expanse., A rupture or hernia; a breach.
busby noun A military headdress or cap, used in the British army. It is of fur, with a bag, of the same color as the facings of the regiment, hanging from the top over the right shoulder.
bushy adjective Thick and spreading, like a bush., Full of bushes; overgrowing with shrubs.
busky adjective See Bosky, and 1st Bush, n.
busto noun A bust; a statue.
butte noun A detached low mountain, or high rising abruptly from the general level of the surrounding plain; — applied to peculiar elevations in the Rocky Mountain region.
butty noun One who mines by contract, at so much per ton of coal or ore.
butyl noun A compound radical, regarded as butane, less one atom of hydrogen.
buxom adjective Yielding; pliable or compliant; ready to obey; obedient; tractable; docile; meek; humble., Having the characteristics of health, vigor, and comeliness, combined with a gay, lively manner; stout and rosy; jolly; frolicsome.
buyer noun One who buys; a purchaser.