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barhop (informal) to drink at a series of bars during the course of a given period, esp. during an evening.
bariatrics (used with a sing. verb) the study of obesity and its medical or surgical treatment.
barite a mineral used as a source of the metal barium; barium sulfate.
baritone the range of the male voice that is intermediate between tenor and bass. [4 definitions]
barium a chemical element of the alkaline-earth group that has fifty-seven protons in each nucleus and that is usu. found in compounds such as salts. (symbol: Ba) [2 definitions]
barium sulfate an opaque insoluble white powder that is used as a pigment in paints and a filler for plastics and textiles, and is swallowed as a diagnostic aid in x-ray examination of the stomach and intestines.
bark1 the harsh sound made by a dog. [7 definitions]
bark2 the outside covering of the trunks, branches, and roots of woody plants. [3 definitions]
bark3 a sailing ship with between three and five masts, all but one of which are square-rigged.
bark beetle a small weevil, the adults and larvae of which burrow under the bark of conifers and other trees to feed on the inner bark, often causing great damage.
barkeeper a person who manages or owns an establishment selling alcoholic beverages. [2 definitions]
barkentine a ship with three or more masts, square-rigged on the foremast, and fore-and-aft rigged on the others.
barker1 one that makes a barking noise. [2 definitions]
barker2 a person or machine that removes bark from trees or prepares it for use in tanning leather.
barley a cereal plant bearing bristled grains on densely packed spikes. [2 definitions]
barleycorn barley, or a seed of the barley plant. [2 definitions]
barm yeast foam that appears atop fermenting malt liquors.
barmaid a woman who mixes or serves drinks in an establishment selling alcoholic beverages; bartender.
barman a man who mixes or serves drinks in an establishment selling alcoholic beverages; bartender.
bar mitzvah a Jewish ceremony that celebrates a boy's adulthood and the assumption of his religious duties, usu. occurring at the age of thirteen. (Cf. bat mitzvah.) [2 definitions]
barmy containing, resembling, or full of barm; yeasty, foamy, or frothy. [2 definitions]