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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.
Bakelite trademark for any of various synthetic resins and plastics molded by heat, usu. made with phenol, cresol, and formaldehyde.
baker a person who bakes, esp. one who is highly skilled at baking or does it professionally. [2 definitions]
baker's dozen any group of thirteen items.
bakery a store, or part of a store, in which baked goods, such as bread, cake, and pastry are made or sold.
bakeshop a shop at which bakery items are made and sold; bakery.
baking the act or process of a person or device that bakes. [2 definitions]
baking powder a powder containing sodium bicarbonate and an acidic substance, that serves as a leavening agent in baking by releasing carbon dioxide when mixed with water, thereby causing the dough to rise.