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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.
bairn (chiefly Scottish) a child.
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.
baked beans beans that have been boiled and then baked, often with salt pork, tomato sauce, or molasses.