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badger a furry mammal with short legs and a long body. The American badger has a white stripe on its forehead that runs down its back, and it has long dark marks on its face also. Badgers eat worms, rodents, rabbits, and plants. Different kinds of badgers live in Europe, Asia, and North America. They are related to skunks, otters, and other kinds of weasels. [2 definitions]
badly not well; in a bad way. [3 definitions]
badminton a sport in which players use rackets to hit a small rubber object back and forth across a high net.
badmouth (informal) to speak of in a way that is not kind or fair.
baffle to confuse; puzzle.
bag a soft container made of cloth, paper, or leather, used to hold things; sack; pouch. [4 definitions]
bagel a kind of bread roll that is shaped like a ring. Bagel dough is boiled in water before it is baked.
baggage suitcases, bags, or trunks used to carry things during travel; luggage.
baggy hanging in a loose way; puffed out.
Baghdad the capital city of Iraq.
bagpipe a wind instrument made of a leather bag and pipes. It is played by blowing air into the bag and squeezing the bag to force air through pipes that produce musical tones.
Bahamas (used with a plural verb) a chain of islands southeast of Florida. [2 definitions]
Bahrain an island country in the Persian Gulf off the coast of Saudi Arabia. The capital of Bahrain is Manama. [2 definitions]
bail1 money left with a court to make sure that a person who is set free after arrest will return for trial. [3 definitions]
bail3 to remove water from a boat by scooping.
bail out (informal) to jump from an airplane with a parachute.
bait food used to attract and catch fish or animals. [4 definitions]
bake to cook using dry heat at a medium oven temperature. Things such as bread, cookies, and pies are baked. [3 definitions]
baker a person who bakes.
bakery a store in which baked goods, such as bread, cake, and pastry, are made or sold.
baking powder a powder that is used to raise dough or batter during baking.