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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.
barefoot with nothing on the feet. [2 definitions]
barely only just; hardly.
bargain an agreement that contains the terms of a transaction or exchange. [3 definitions]
barge a large, long boat with a flat bottom used for carrying freight.
barge in to enter or interrupt in a rude or clumsy way.
bar graph a graph that uses bars of different lengths to show information.
baritone the range of the male voice that is between tenor and bass. [3 definitions]