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baobab a large African tree with a trunk up to thirty feet thick and large, gourd-like, fleshy-centered fruits.
baptism a Christian rite in which an applicant for membership to the church is sprinkled with or immersed in water, signifying purification. [2 definitions]
baptism of fire a soldier's first experience of being in combat and under fire. [2 definitions]
Baptist a member of a Christian sect that believes in baptism of adults by immersion, following a profession of faith. [2 definitions]
baptistery a part of a church or a separate building used for administering baptism. [2 definitions]
baptize to administer the Christian rite of immersion in or sprinkling with water, to purify symbolically and admit to church membership. [4 definitions]
bar1 a length of rigid, solid material, often cylindrical in shape, generally used as a barrier or support. [13 definitions]
bar2 a unit of pressure equal to one million dynes per square centimeter.
Barack Obama the 44th President of the United States. Before his 2004 election to the U.S. Senate, in which he served until November 2008, Barack Obama worked as an attorney, a community organizer, and an Illinois state senator (1997-2004). He is the first African-American to be elected to the U.S. presidency (b.1961).
barb a small, sharp point projecting in the opposite direction of the main point or hook, as on an arrow, fishhook, or the like. [3 definitions]
Barbados an island country in the Antilles.
barbarian a person in a culture believed by those in another culture to be savage, primitive, or uncivilized. [4 definitions]
barbaric of or resembling barbarians; savage; primitive; brutal. [2 definitions]
barbarism a crude or brutal act, custom, or characteristic. [3 definitions]
barbarity cruel or vicious behavior. [3 definitions]
barbarize to corrupt, coarsen, or degrade in quality. [4 definitions]
barbarous brutal; cruel. [3 definitions]
Barbary ape a tailless monkey native to North Africa and Gibraltar.
Barbary Coast the North African Mediterranean coast from Egypt to the Atlantic, formerly known as a base for pirates.
barbate bearded, or having tufts resembling a beard, as oats or barley.
barbecue a party, often held outdoors, at which meat and sometimes vegetables are roasted on a grill or spit over an open fire. [4 definitions]