9 letter word starting with bo

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
boanerges Any declamatory and vociferous preacher or orator.
boardable adjective That can be boarded, as a ship.
boastance noun Boasting.
boastless adjective Without boasting or ostentation.
boathouse noun A house for sheltering boats.
boatswain noun An officer who has charge of the boats, sails, rigging, colors, anchors, cables, cordage, etc., of a ship, and who also summons the crew, and performs other duties., The jager gull., The tropic bird.
boat-tail noun A large grackle or blackbird (Quiscalus major), found in the Southern United States.
boatwomen plural of Boatwoman
boatwoman noun A woman who manages a boat.
bobsleigh noun A short sled, mostly used as one of a pair connected by a reach or coupling; also, the compound sled so formed.
bobtailed adjective Having the tail cut short, or naturally short; curtailed; as, a bobtailed horse or dog; a bobtailed coat.
bock beer A strong beer, originally made in Bavaria.
bodyguard noun A guard to protect or defend the person; a lifeguard., Retinue; attendance; following.
bogsucker noun The American woodcock; — so called from its feeding among the bogs.
boilingly adverb With boiling or ebullition.
bolection noun A projecting molding round a panel. Same as Bilection.
bolognese adjective Of or pertaining to Bologna., A native of Bologna.
bolognian adjective & noun Bolognese.
bolometer noun An instrument for measuring minute quantities of radiant heat, especially in different parts of the spectrum; — called also actinic balance, thermic balance.
bolstered imp. & past participle of Bolster, Supported; upheld., Swelled out.
bolsterer noun A supporter.
boltonite noun A granular mineral of a grayish or yellowish color, found in Bolton, Massachusetts. It is a silicate of magnesium, belonging to the chrysolite family.
boltsprit noun See Bowsprit.
bombarded imp. & past participle of Bombard
bombardon noun Originally, a deep-toned instrument of the oboe or bassoon family; thence, a bass reed stop on the organ. The name bombardon is now given to a brass instrument, the lowest of the saxhorns, in tone resembling the ophicleide.
bombasine noun Same as Bombazine.
bombastic adjective Alt. of Bombastical
bombastry noun Swelling words without much meaning; bombastic language; fustian.
bombazine noun A twilled fabric for dresses, of which the warp is silk, and the weft worsted. Black bombazine has been much used for mourning garments.
bombilate noun To hum; to buzz.
bombinate verb i. To hum; to boom.
bomboloes plural of Bombolo
bombproof adjective Secure against the explosive force of bombs., A structure which heavy shot and shell will not penetrate.
bombshell noun A bomb. See Bomb, n.
bona fide In or with good faith; without fraud or deceit; real or really; actual or actually; genuine or genuinely; as, you must proceed bona fide; a bona fide purchaser or transaction.
bona roba A showy wanton; a courtesan.
boncilate noun A substance composed of ground bone, mineral matters, etc., hardened by pressure, and used for making billiard balls, boxes, etc.
bondslave noun A person in a state of slavery; one whose person and liberty are subjected to the authority of a master.
bondstone noun A stone running through a wall from one face to another, to bind it together; a binding stone.
bondwomen plural of Bondwoman
bondwoman noun A woman who is a slave, or in bondage.
boneblack noun See Bone black, under Bone, n.
bonhommie noun good nature; pleasant and easy manner.
bonnilass noun A “bonny lass”; a beautiful girl.
bonniness noun The quality of being bonny; gayety; handsomeness.
boohooing present participle & vb. noun of Boohoe
bookcraft noun Authorship; literary skill.
bookmaker noun One who writes and publishes books; especially, one who gathers his materials from other books; a compiler., A betting man who “makes a book.” See To make a book, under Book, n.
bookplate noun A label, placed upon or in a book, showing its ownership or its position in a library.
bookshelf noun A shelf to hold books.
bookstall noun A stall or stand where books are sold.
bookstand noun A place or stand for the sale of books in the streets; a bookstall., A stand to hold books for reading or reference.
bookstore noun A store where books are kept for sale; — called in England a bookseller’s shop.
boomerang noun A very singular missile weapon used by the natives of Australia and in some parts of India. It is usually a curved stick of hard wood, from twenty to thirty inches in length, from two to three inches wide, and half or three quarters of an inch thick. When thrown from the hand with a quick rotary motion, it describes very remarkable curves, according to the shape of the instrument and the manner of throwing it, often moving nearly horizontally a long distance, then curving upward to a considerable height, and finally taking a retrograde direction, so as to fall near the place from which it was thrown, or even far in the rear of it.
bootblack noun One who blacks boots.
bootmaker noun One who makes boots.
borborygm noun A rumbling or gurgling noise produced by wind in the bowels.
bordelais adjective Of or pertaining to Bordeaux, in France, or to the district around Bordeaux.
bordeller noun A keeper or a frequenter of a brothel.
bordering present participle & vb. noun of Border
borrowing present participle & vb. noun of Borrow
bosjesman noun See Bushman.
boskiness noun Boscage; also, the state or quality of being bosky.
bosporian adjective Of or pertaining to the Thracian or the Cimmerian Bosporus.
botanical adjective Of or pertaining to botany; relating to the study of plants; as, a botanical system, arrangement, textbook, expedition.
botanized imp. & past participle of Botanize
botanizer noun One who botanizes.
botchedly adverb In a clumsy manner.
botcherly adjective Bungling; awkward.
bothering present participle & vb. noun of Bother
botocudos noun pl. A Brazilian tribe of Indians, noted for their use of poisons; — also called Aymbores.
botryogen noun A hydrous sulphate of iron of a deep red color. It often occurs in botryoidal form.
bottoming present participle & vb. noun of Bottom
boulework noun Same as Buhl, Buhlwork.
boulevard noun Originally, a bulwark or rampart of fortification or fortified town., A public walk or street occupying the site of demolished fortifications. Hence: A broad avenue in or around a city.
boundless adjective Without bounds or confines; illimitable; vast; unlimited.
bounteous adjective Liberal in charity; disposed to give freely; generously liberal; munificent; beneficent; free in bestowing gifts; as, bounteous production.
bountiful adjective Free in giving; liberal in bestowing gifts and favors., Plentiful; abundant; as, a bountiful supply of food.
bouquetin noun The ibex.
bourgeois noun A size of type between long primer and brevier. See Type., A man of middle rank in society; one of the shopkeeping class., Characteristic of the middle class, as in France.
bournless adjective Without a bourn or limit.
bow-bells noun pl. The bells of Bow Church in London; cockneydom.
bowelling of Bowel
bowelless adjective Without pity.
bowstring noun The string of a bow., A string used by the Turks for strangling offenders., To strangle with a bowstring.
bowstrung of Bowstring
boxhauled imp. & past participle of Boxhaul
boxkeeper noun An attendant at a theater who has charge of the boxes.
boycotted imp. & past participle of Boycott
boycotter noun A participant in boycotting.