- (context, literary, or, poetic) A baby or infant; a very young human or animal.
- These events came to pass when he was but a .
- (slang) An attractive person, especially a woman.
- She's a real !
- (also babes (singular)) Darling (term of endearment).
- Hey, , how's about you and me getting together?
- A cut of meat from the sides, belly or back a pig, particularly, or sometimes other animals.
- A thin slice of pork in a long strip that is fried to a crisp.
- Having no hair.
- Of tyres: whose surface is worn away.
- A (typically uphostered) bench-like seat that runs along a wall.
- A similar bench in a military trench which soldiers stand on to shoot.
verb (barg, ing)
- A large flat-bottomed towed or self-propelled boat used mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods or bulk cargo
- A richly decorated ceremonial state vessel propelled by rowers for river processions
- A large flat-bottomed coastal trading vessel having a large spritsail and jib-headed topsail, a fore staysail and a very small mizen, and having leeboards instead of a keel
- One of the boats of a warship having fourteen oars
- The wooden disk in which bread or biscuit is placed on a mess table
- To intrude or break through, particularly in an unwelcome or clumsy manner.
noun (Plural: barnburners)
proper noun Barnburners (uncountable)
- (idiom) An extremely exciting or successful event.
- One who burns down a barn.
- Liberal faction of the New York state United States Democratic Party in the mid 19th century.
- (intransitive) To shout or utter in a loud and intense manner.
- (intransitive) To wail; to give out a blaring cry.
- A region of Somalia.
- An inlet from the Gulf of Mexico, from a lake, or from a large river, sometimes sluggish, sometimes without perceptible movement except from tide and wind.
- being unable to leave one's bed, especially because of illness, weakness or obesity
noun (wikipedia, bellyflop)
- A type of dive onto a body of water where the impact is made mostly by smacking onto the water on one's belly.
- (UK, slang) A stupid or dull-witted person.
- (UK, slang) A temper tantrum
- A male given name; a diminutive of Benjamin.
- A narrow ledge or shelf, as along the top or bottom of a slope
- A raised bank or path, especially the bank of a canal opposite the towpath
- A terrace formed by wave action along a beach
- A mound or bank of earth, used especially as a barrier or to provide insulation
- A ledge between the parapet and the moat in a fortification
- A strip of land between a street and sidewalk (regional)
- (pejorative) a woman, especially an old woman
adjective (bigg, er)
- Of a great size; large; the weakest sense of great size.
- Elephants are animals, and they eat a lot.
- (colloquial) Adult.
- Kids should get help from people if they want to use the kitchen.
- (colloquial) fat, Fat.
- Gosh, she is big!
- important, Important or significant.
- What's so about that? I do it all the time.
- popular, Popular.
- That style is very right now in Europe, especially among teenagers.
- (colloquial) (construed with on) enthusiastic, Enthusiastic (about).
- I'm not on the idea, but if you want to go ahead with it, I won't stop you.
- Of an industry or other field: Thought to have undue influence.
- There were concerns about the ethics of science.
- (idiom) Something or someone of importance.
- (nautical) The wooden housing for a ship's compass, its corrector magnets and illuminating arrangements; the log and other equipment for measuring the ships speed is also stowed there.
- The vulgar hand gesture in which the middle finger is extended.
- 2003, The Beach House, James Patterson—Then she raised both hands above her shoulders and flipped him the bird with each one.
- To observe or identify wild birds in their natural environment.
- (uncountable) The process of childbearing.
- (countable) An instance of childbirth.
- (countable) A beginning or start; a point of origin.
- (uncountable) The circumstances of one's background, ancestry, or upbringing: of noble birth.
- (regional) To bear children or to give birth.
- Someone of something who bites
- (curling) A stone that barely touches the outside of the house
- (context, usually singular) A loud sound.
verb (blares, blaring, blared)
- I can hardly hear you over the of the radio.
<!-- Say what?
- To make a loud sound.
- The trumpet's loud woke me up immediately.
verb to blat
- To cry, as a calf or sheep; to bleat; to make a senseless noise; to talk inconsiderately.
adjective (blat, er)
- bashful, Bashful, sheepish.
- dull, Dull, stupid.
- a blind tiger or speakeasy
- A wild boar (Sus scrofa), the wild ancestor of the domesticated pig.
- A male pig.
- audacious and unrestrained
- If you're going to lie, you might as well tell a lie.
- incorrigible and insolent
- You, sir, are a scoundrel.
- (Australia, slang) extraordinary, impressively great in size, and enormous.
- 1999, Leo Frankowski, A Boy and His Tank, Baen, First Hardback Printing, pg. 1,
- :Twenty meters in diameter to match the bore of the huge Japanese ore drilling machines, the floor had been leveled by an equally milling robot, and the shiny metallic walls seemed to stretch on to infinity.
- A piece of solid or semisolid mucus in or removed from the nostril.
- (surfing slang, mildly derogatory) bodyboarder
- Watch the local boogers charge it — wannasurf.com http://www.wannasurf.com/spot/Australia_Pacific/Australia_NSW/North/bullies/
- (slang) A thing; especially a problematic or difficult thing.
- (obsolete) A flexure; a bend; a twist; a turn; a coil, as in a rope; as the boughts of a serpent.
- (obsolete) The part of a sling that contains the stone.
- (past of, buy)
- She an expensive bag last week.
- People have gas masks.
- Our products can be at your local store.
- (archaic) Characterized as having been purchased or bought versus handmade. Found regionally in the US and other English-speaking communities.
- Is that a chair?
- A broad, well-paved and landscaped thoroughfare.
- The woody part of a tree arising from the trunk and usually dividing
- Something that divides like the branch of a tree
- A location of an organization with several locations.
verb (branch, es)
- Our main branch is downtown, and we have branches in all major suburbs.
- (context, Mormonism) A subdivision of the LDS Church, smaller than and part of a stake, but smaller than a ward.
- An area in business or of knowledge, research
- (nautical) The certificate given by Trinity House to a pilot qualified to take navigational control of a ship in British waters
- (context, intransitive) To arise from the trunk or a larger branch of a tree.
- (context, intransitive) To produce branches.
- (context, intransitive, computing) To jump to a different location in a program, especially as the result of a conditional statement.
- Something added at no extra charge, usually edible such as the thirteenth item in a baker's dozen.
- (rare) a contemptuous Black American term for poor, white people.
- A breed of dog formerly used for bullbaiting that has a very smooth coat, a flattened face, wrinkly cheeks, powerful front legs and smaller hind legs.
- A shortened form of British bulldog.
- A stubborn person.
- A type of turkey
noun (butter, ies)
adjective (butterier, butteriest)
- A room for keeping food or beverages.
- A room in a university where snacks are sold.
- Made with or tasting of butter.
- The -tasting cookie was actually made with margarine, but you couldn't tell by tasting it.
- Resembling butter in some way.
- The old paper was a color you no longer get.