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Bermuda shorts shorts ending just above the knee, worn by both sexes and often with knee-length socks; bermudas.
Bermuda Triangle an area of ocean associated with unsolved mysteries, whose perimeter is marked by an imaginary line that connects Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and the southern tip of Florida.
Bern the capital of Switzerland.
Bernoulli effect the decrease in a fluid's pressure as its speed increases.
berretta see biretta.
berry any of several small, juicy, pulpy fruits, usu. without a pit, such as the strawberry, raspberry, or gooseberry. [5 definitions]
berserk violently enraged; wildly destructive. [2 definitions]
berth a shelf or bunk for sleeping on a ship or train. [6 definitions]
Bertillon system a system used before the adoption of fingerprinting for identification, esp. of criminals, through records of bodily measurements, markings, coloring, and the like.
beryl a crystalline mineral, aluminum beryllium silicate, from which beryllium and certain gemstones such as emeralds are derived.
beryllium a chemical element of the alkaline-earth group that has four protons in each nucleus and occurs in pure form as a hard, light, gray solid, chiefly used in alloys with copper and in aerospace material. (symbol: Be)
bescreen (archaic) to conceal as if by covering with a screen; hide from sight.
beseech to request urgently; implore. [3 definitions]
beset to set upon or assail from all sides; besiege. [2 definitions]
besetting constantly attacking, troubling, or preoccupying, as a temptation or sin.
beside next to; at the side of. [3 definitions]
beside oneself in a state of extreme agitation or excitement.
besides moreover. [4 definitions]
beside the point not relevant to the main focus of interest or discussion.
besiege to surround with enemy forces; lay siege to. [2 definitions]
besmear to stain or soil by, or as if by, smearing.