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bracken a large, coarse fern. [2 definitions]
bracket an L-shaped fixture attached to a wall or other vertical surface to support something such as a shelf. [7 definitions]
bracket creep (informal) an increase in income leading to one's placement in a higher tax bracket, sometimes resulting in a net decrease in income as a result of higher tax rates and inflation.
brackish somewhat salty; briny. [2 definitions]
bract a leaflike part usu. located below a flower or flower cluster.
bractlet a small or secondary bract on a flower's stem.
brad a thin nail with either a small head or a slight projection on the side. [2 definitions]
brag to speak with excessive pride in oneself, or anything or anyone associated with oneself; boast. [5 definitions]
braggadocio empty or exaggerated boasting. [3 definitions]
braggart one who boasts a lot. [2 definitions]
Brahma according to Hinduism, the impersonal, supreme, and eternal essence of the universe, from which all life originates. [2 definitions]
Brahman among Hindus, a member of the highest, or priestly, caste; Brahmin. [2 definitions]
Brahmana one of a collection of Hindu writings dealing with Vedic rituals and sacrifices.
Brahmanism the religious doctrines and beliefs and the social caste system of the Brahmans.
Brahmaputra a major river of Asia that originates in Tibet and flows through northern India and Bangladesh into the Bay of Bengal.
Brahmaputra River a major river of Asia that originates in Tibet and flows through northern India and Bangladesh into the Bay of Bengal.
Brahmin a cultured, socially elite person, esp. a member of an upper-class New England family. [2 definitions]
Brahminism the attitude or behavior characteristic of Brahmins. [2 definitions]
braid to weave together three or more strands or strips of (hair, cloth, or the like), forming one narrow, ropelike length; plait. [5 definitions]
Braille (often l.c.) a writing and printing system for blind persons, in which raised dots are grouped into different patterns to represent characters, which are read by touch. [2 definitions]
brain the organ of the central nervous system contained within the skull, which thinks, interprets sensations, and coordinates motion and other activity in the rest of the body. [4 definitions]