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barbituric acid a white crystalline organic acid, used in polymerization and in the manufacture of sedatives and dyes.
barbless combined form of barb.
Bar-B-Que variant of barbecue.
barbule a small projection from the barb of a feather.
barbwire see barbed wire.
barcarole a piece of music composed in the style of Venetian gondoliers' songs, with a rhythm suggesting rowing.
bar code a set of vertical bars of varying widths containing coded information that can be read by an optical scanner, usu. printed on the labels of consumer goods, on mail, and the like. (Cf. Universal Product Code.)
bard in ancient Celtic times, a person who composed and recited or sang epic poetry. [2 definitions]
bare lacking clothing or covering; naked. [6 definitions]
bareback on the back of a horse, donkey, or the like, without a saddle.
barefaced with no covering over the face. [3 definitions]
barefoot with nothing on the feet.
barehanded without any sort of aid in hand, such as a weapon or tool. [2 definitions]
bareheaded without a covering for the head; hatless.
barelegged with the legs mostly uncovered.
barely only just; hardly. [2 definitions]
barf (slang) to vomit. [2 definitions]
bargain an agreement that contains the terms of a transaction or exchange. [6 definitions]
bargain basement a basement floor in a department store where items are sold at greatly reduced prices.
bargain counter a counter in a store that is stocked with items to be sold at reduced prices.
bargain for take into account; expect.