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beach the land at the edge of a lake, ocean, or other body of water. A beach slopes gently toward the water and usually has sand or pebbles. [2 definitions]
beacon a signal of light or radio waves that guides or warns ships or aircraft.
bead a small, round object made of material such as glass, wood, or plastic. A bead has a small hole through its center so it can be put on a string to make necklaces or to decorate clothing. [3 definitions]
beagle a breed of dog. Beagles are small dogs with short legs, drooping ears, and smooth fur that is usually black, tan, and white.
beak the hard, curved mouth part of a bird; bill.
beaker an open glass container with a flat bottom and a pouring spout. Beakers are used by chemists and other scientists.
beam a long, strong piece of wood or metal used to support floors, ceilings or roofs. [5 definitions]
bean the seed or seed pod of certain plants. Many kinds of beans are eaten as a vegetable. [4 definitions]
bear1 to carry. [7 definitions]
bear2 a large furry mammal with a short tail. Bears are omnivorous; they may eat plants, honey, insects, fish, and small mammals. There are several kinds of bears, including black bears, brown bears, grizzly bears, and polar bears.
beard the hair growing on a man's face. [2 definitions]
bearing the way a person acts, behaves, stands, or walks. [4 definitions]
bear up to work through something difficult without giving up; endure.
bear with be patient with.
beast any animal other than a human, especially a mammal with four legs. [2 definitions]
beastly of or like a beast in appearance or manner. [2 definitions]
beat to hit again and again. [9 definitions]
beat around the bush to avoid or delay speaking about the most important matter.
beaten used by many people; much traveled. [3 definitions]
beat the tar out of (informal) to beat or whip severely. [2 definitions]
beautiful delightful to see, hear, or experience; lovely to the senses; having beauty.