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bank on (informal) to count on.
bankrupt not able to pay money owed and free by law from having to pay. [2 definitions]
bankruptcy the legal inability to pay debts. [2 definitions]
banner a small flag with designs or writing on it that represents a team, club, or other group. [2 definitions]
banquet a fancy, formal dinner.
banshee a female spirit in Irish folk stories. Banshees wail to predict someone's death.
banter joking, clever conversation. [2 definitions]
baptism a Christian ceremony in which someone who wishes to join the church is sprinkled with water or dipped in water.
baptize to perform the Christian ceremony of dipping in or sprinkling with water as a symbol of becoming a member of the church. [2 definitions]
bar1 a length of metal or other strong, solid material often used to hold something back, support something, or hold things together. [10 definitions]
barb a small, sharp point that sticks out in the opposite direction of the main point or hook, as on an arrow, fishhook, or the like.
Barbados an island country in the Caribbean Sea. The capital of Barbados is Bridgetown.
barbarian a person in a culture that is believed by others to be savage, primitive, or not civilized. [2 definitions]
barbecue an outdoor party at which meat and vegetables are cooked over an open fire. [4 definitions]
barbed wire wire with barbs. Barbed wire is used to make fences.
barbell a bar with weights attached at each end used for exercising and building muscle. Barbells are usually made of metal, and the weights can be changed to make the bar heavier or lighter.
barber a person whose job is to shave, trim, or style hair and beards.
barbershop a place where a barber cuts people's hair.
bar code a set of black bars on a white background printed on the labels of goods and mail. A bar code is scanned by a computer that reads information such as price.
bare wearing no clothing or covering; naked. [5 definitions]
bareback on the back of a horse or donkey without a saddle.