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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.
baking soda a white powder used to raise dough or batter during baking. It is also used to settle an upset stomach.