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bedside the space beside a bed, especially of a sick person. [2 definitions]
bedspread a covering for a bed.
bedtime the usual time when a person goes to bed.
bee an insect with a hairy body, four wings, and sometimes a stinger. Some kinds of bees live in social groups, and some live alone. Many bees drink nectar from flowers.
beech a tree that has smooth, gray bark and nuts that people can eat.
beef meat from a cow or steer. [2 definitions]
beefsteak a slice of beef for frying or broiling.
beehive a shelter in which bees live. [2 definitions]
been past participle of be.
beep a short, high sound that serves as a signal. A beep is made by an electronic device or a car horn. [3 definitions]
beer an alcoholic drink made of hops and malt. [2 definitions]
beeswax the wax made by bees in building their honeycombs.
beet a plant whose leaves and fleshy dark red root can be eaten.
beetle1 an insect with a pair of hard front wings that covers a pair of thin wings. There are many different kinds of beetles. Japanese beetles, ladybugs, and fireflies are beetles.
befall to take place; happen. [2 definitions]
before at an earlier time; in the past. [6 definitions]
beforehand ahead of time; at an earlier time.
befriend to be or act as a friend to.
beg to ask a favor of; to plead for. [3 definitions]
began past tense of begin.
beggar a person who begs as a way to meet basic needs such as food and clothing.