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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]
barium a chemical element. Barium is usually found in compounds with other elements. (symbol: Ba)
bark1 the harsh sound made by a dog. [3 definitions]
bark2 the outside cover of the trunks, branches, and roots of woody plants. [2 definitions]
barley a plant that is like grass and whose grains are used to make food. [2 definitions]
bar mitzvah a Jewish ceremony that celebrates a boy becoming an adult and the beginning of his religious duties. The bar mitzvah usually takes place when the boy is thirteen years old.
barn a large farm building used to shelter animals or store equipment or crops.