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beachhead the initial position or area that invading troops try to secure when landing on an enemy shore. [2 definitions]
beacon a signal of light that guides or gives warning, often located in an elevated position. [7 definitions]
bead a small, generally round object, usu. made of glass, wood, or the like with a hole through its center for stringing to make necklaces or for decorating clothing. [8 definitions]
beading the decorative use of beads, as on dresses or purses; beadwork. [4 definitions]
beadle an official of an English church who ushers and maintains order during church services.
beadwork art or craft work with beads, or the beaded products themselves; beading.
beady small, round, and bright or shiny; beadlike. [2 definitions]
beagle a small, short-legged hound with long ears and a smooth coat, usu. having black, tan, and white markings.
beak the hard structures forming a bird's bill. [3 definitions]
beaker a wide-mouthed drinking cup or container. [3 definitions]
be-all and end-all a thing or person of utmost importance or significance.
beam a long, heavy timber or piece of metal or stone used as a major support in a building. [8 definitions]
beamed ceiling a ceiling that has exposed beams.
beam-ends the ends of the crossbeams of a ship.
beaming glowing with happiness; joyful.
beamy radiating light; shining. [2 definitions]
bean the edible seed or seed pod of several types of leguminous plants. [5 definitions]
beanbag a small cloth bag with dried beans or pellets sealed inside, used as a plaything. [2 definitions]
bean curd a soft, protein-rich food made from puréed soy beans; tofu.
beanery (informal) a cheap restaurant.
beanie a small, colorful skull cap or brimless hat.