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Bahrain an island country in the Persian Gulf off the coast of Saudi Arabia. [2 definitions]
baht the chief monetary unit of Thailand, equaling one hundred satang.
bail1 an amount of money or other property left with a court to ensure that a person who is released after arrest will return to stand trial. [5 definitions]
bail2 the curved handle of a bucket or pail. [2 definitions]
bail3 to remove (water) from a boat by scooping and emptying with a container. [4 definitions]
bailee the person who receives property in the payment of bail.
bailiff a U.S. court attendant in charge of maintaining order and other minor matters. [2 definitions]
bailiwick the district, office, or jurisdiction of a British bailiff. [2 definitions]
bailor a person who gives money or property in the payment of bail.
bailout a giving of support to someone in trouble. [3 definitions]
bail out (informal) to jump from an airplane with a parachute.
bailsman a person who supplies bail for another.
Bairiki the capital of Kiribati.
bait food used to lure prey, esp. in fishing or trapping. [5 definitions]
bait-and-switch a sales tactic in which a seller attracts customers by advertising at a bargain price one item that is often out of stock, and then diverts their attention by encouraging them to buy another item at a higher price. [2 definitions]
baiza the smaller monetary unit of Oman. (Cf. rial omani.)
baize a woolen cloth similar to felt, usu. green and mainly used to cover billiard tables.
Baja California a Mexican peninsula south of California; Baja; Lower California.
bajada a smooth, sloping plain along the base of a mountain range, formed by eroded debris deposited by moving water.
bake to cook using dry heat at a moderately high temperature. [5 definitions]
baked Alaska a rich dessert made by piling ice cream on top of a layer of cake, covering the whole with meringue, and baking or broiling until the meringue begins to brown.