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bass1 the part of music that requires the lowest range of pitch, or sounds made in the low range. [3 definitions]
bass2 any of several freshwater or saltwater food fishes with spiny fins.
bass drum a large drum that makes a low, booming sound.
bassoon a large woodwind instrument. The bassoon has a long wooden body attached to a curved, metal tube with a mouthpiece at its end.
bass viol see double bass.
baste1 to sew with long, loose stitches. Basting lets one put together the pieces of a garment to see how it fits before the final sewing.
baste2 to keep moist with a liquid during cooking.
bat1 a club of wood or metal used to hit the ball in baseball, softball, or cricket. [3 definitions]
bat2 a small mammal that flies. Bats have small bodies and large wings covered with skin. Most bats eat at night, when they use sound to find and catch flying insects. Bats are found in most parts of the world. There are around one thousand kinds of bats. Their wingspans range from less than two inches to more than five feet. Some kinds of bats live in large colonies that roost in caves or in a section of forest.
batch an amount of something or a number of similar things grouped or considered as a whole. [2 definitions]
bath the act of washing or soaking something in order to clean, refresh, or heal. [3 definitions]
bathe to give a bath to; wash. [4 definitions]
bathing suit a garment worn for swimming.
bathrobe a loose garment worn before or after bathing, over pajamas, or for relaxing in the home.
bathroom a room with a toilet and often a sink or bathtub.
bathtub a large tub in which a person can wash.
bat mitzvah a Jewish ceremony that celebrates a girl becoming an adult and the beginning of her religious duties. The bat mitzvah usually takes place when the girl is thirteen years old.
baton a thin rod or stick used by a conductor in leading an orchestra. [3 definitions]
battalion a large group of soldiers, made up of several companies.
batter1 to beat hard again and again, or to damage by beating. [2 definitions]
batter2 a thick mixture of liquid, flour, eggs, and other ingredients, often baked into bread or cake.