8 letter word starting with bu

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
buansuah noun The wild dog of northern India (Cuon primaevus), supposed by some to be an ancestral species of the domestic dog.
bubaline adjective Resembling a buffalo.
bubbling present participle & vb. noun of Bubble
buccinal adjective Shaped or sounding like a trumpet; trumpetlike.
buccinum noun A genus of large univalve mollusks abundant in the arctic seas. It includes the common whelk (B. undatum).
buckling present participle & vb. noun of Buckle, Wavy; curling, as hair.
buckshot noun A coarse leaden shot, larger than swan shot, used in hunting deer and large game.
buckskin noun The skin of a buck., A soft strong leather, usually yellowish or grayish in color, made of deerskin., A person clothed in buckskin, particularly an American soldier of the Revolutionary war., Breeches made of buckskin.
bucrania plural of Bucranium
buddhism noun The religion based upon the doctrine originally taught by the Hindoo sage Gautama Siddartha, surnamed Buddha, “the awakened or enlightened,” in the sixth century b. c., and adopted as a religion by the greater part of the inhabitants of Central and Eastern Asia and the Indian Islands. Buddha’s teaching is believed to have been atheistic; yet it was characterized by elevated humanity and morality. It presents release from existence (a beatific enfranchisement, Nirvana) as the greatest good. Buddhists believe in transmigration of souls through all phases and forms of life. Their number was estimated in 1881 at 470,000,000.
buddhist noun One who accepts the teachings of Buddhism., Of or pertaining to Buddha, Buddhism, or the Buddhists.
budgerow noun A large and commodious, but generally cumbrous and sluggish boat, used for journeys on the Ganges.
buffeted imp. & past participle of Buffet
buffeter noun One who buffets; a boxer.
bufonite noun An old name for a fossil consisting of the petrified teeth and palatal bones of fishes belonging to the family of Pycnodonts (thick teeth), whose remains occur in the oolite and chalk formations; toadstone; — so named from a notion that it was originally formed in the head of a toad.
buhlwork noun Decorative woodwork in which tortoise shell, yellow metal, white metal, etc., are inlaid, forming scrolls, cartouches, etc.
buhlbuhl noun See Bulbul.
building present participle & vb. noun of Build, The act of constructing, erecting, or establishing., The art of constructing edifices, or the practice of civil architecture., That which is built; a fabric or edifice constructed, as a house, a church, etc.
bukshish noun See Backsheesh.
bulkhead noun A partition in a vessel, to separate apartments on the same deck., A structure of wood or stone, to resist the pressure of earth or water; a partition wall or structure, as in a mine; the limiting wall along a water front.
bulldoze verb t. To intimidate; to restrain or coerce by intimidation or violence; — used originally of the intimidation of negro voters, in Louisiana.
bulletin noun A brief statement of facts respecting some passing event, as military operations or the health of some distinguished personage, issued by authority for the information of the public., Any public notice or announcement, especially of news recently received., A periodical publication, especially one containing the proceeding of a society.
bullfist noun Alt. of Bullfice
bullfice noun A kind of fungus. See Puffball.
bull fly noun Alt. of Bullfly
bullfrog noun A very large species of frog (Rana Catesbiana), found in North America; — so named from its loud bellowing in spring.
bullhead noun A fresh-water fish of many species, of the genus Uranidea, esp. U. gobio of Europe, and U. Richardsoni of the United States; — called also miller’s thumb., In America, several species of Amiurus; — called also catfish, horned pout, and bullpout., A marine fish of the genus Cottus; the sculpin., The black-bellied plover (Squatarola helvetica); — called also beetlehead., The golden plover., A stupid fellow; a lubber., A small black water insect.
bullirag noun To intimidate by bullying; to rally contemptuously; to badger.
bullpout noun See Bullhead, 1 (b).
bullweed noun Knapweed.
bullwort noun See Bishop’s-weed.
bullying present participle & vb. noun of Bully
bullyrag verb t. Same as Bullirag.
bumbarge noun See Bumboat.
bunching present participle & vb. noun of Bunch
buncombe noun Alt. of Bunkum
bundling present participle & vb. noun of Bundle
bungalow noun A thatched or tiled house or cottage, of a single story, usually surrounded by a veranda.
bungarum noun A venomous snake of India, of the genus Bungarus, allied to the cobras, but without a hood.
bunghole noun See Bung, n., 2.
bungling present participle & vb. noun of Bungle, Unskillful; awkward; clumsy; as, a bungling workman.
buntline noun One of the ropes toggled to the footrope of a sail, used to haul up to the yard the body of the sail when taking it in.
buoyance noun Buoyancy.
buoyancy noun The property of floating on the surface of a liquid, or in a fluid, as in the atmosphere; specific lightness, which is inversely as the weight compared with that of an equal volume of water., The upward pressure exerted upon a floating body by a fluid, which is equal to the weight of the body; hence, also, the weight of a floating body, as measured by the volume of fluid displaced., Cheerfulness; vivacity; liveliness; sprightliness; — the opposite of heaviness; as, buoyancy of spirits.
burdened imp. & past participle of Burden
burdener noun One who loads; an oppressor.
bur fish A spinose, plectognath fish of the Allantic coast of the United States (esp. Chilo mycterus geometricus) having the power of distending its body with water or air, so as to resemble a chestnut bur; — called also ball fish, balloon fish, and swellfish.
burgamot noun See Bergamot.
burganet noun See Burgonet.
burgeois noun See 1st Bourgeois., A burgess; a citizen. See 2d Bourgeois.
burglary noun Breaking and entering the dwelling house of another, in the nighttime, with intent to commit a felony therein, whether the felonious purpose be accomplished or not.
burgonet noun A kind of helmet.
burgrass noun Grass of the genus Cenchrus, growing in sand, and having burs for fruit.
burgrave noun See Burggrave.
burgundy noun An old province of France (in the eastern central part)., A richly flavored wine, mostly red, made in Burgundy, France.
burinist noun One who works with the burin.
burletta adjective A comic operetta; a music farce.
burnable adjective Combustible.
burnoose noun Alt. of Burnous
burrowed imp. & past participle of Burrow
burrower noun One who, or that which, burrows; an animal that makes a hole under ground and lives in it.
burschen plural of Bursch
bursitis noun Inflammation of a bursa.
bursting present participle & vb. noun of Burst
bushless adjective Free from bushes; bare.
bushment noun A thicket; a cluster of bushes., An ambuscade.
business noun That which busies one, or that which engages the time, attention, or labor of any one, as his principal concern or interest, whether for a longer or shorter time; constant employment; regular occupation; as, the business of life; business before pleasure., Any particular occupation or employment engaged in for livelihood or gain, as agriculture, trade, art, or a profession., Financial dealings; buying and selling; traffic in general; mercantile transactions., That which one has to do or should do; special service, duty, or mission., Affair; concern; matter; — used in an indefinite sense, and modified by the connected words., The position, distribution, and order of persons and properties on the stage of a theater, as determined by the stage manager in rehearsal., Care; anxiety; diligence.
buskined adjective Wearing buskins., Trodden by buskins; pertaining to tragedy.
bustling noun of Bustle, Agitated; noisy; tumultuous; characterized by confused activity; as, a bustling crowd.
busybody noun One who officiously concerns himself with the affairs of others; a meddling person.
butchery noun The business of a butcher., Murder or manslaughter, esp. when committed with unusual barbarity; great or cruel slaughter., A slaughterhouse; the shambles; a place where blood is shed.
buttered imp. & past participle of Butter
butteris noun A steel cutting instrument, with a long bent shank set in a handle which rests against the shoulder of the operator. It is operated by a thrust movement, and used in paring the hoofs of horses.
buttoned imp. & past participle of Button
buttress noun A projecting mass of masonry, used for resisting the thrust of an arch, or for ornament and symmetry., Anything which supports or strengthens., To support with a buttress; to prop; to brace firmly.
buttweld verb t. To unite by a butt weld.
butylene noun Any one of three metameric hydrocarbons, C4H8, of the ethylene series. They are gaseous or easily liquefiable.
butyrate noun A salt of butyric acid.
butyrone noun A liquid ketone obtained by heating calcium butyrate.
butyrous adjective Butyraceous.