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bargain counter a counter in a store that is stocked with items to be sold at reduced prices.
bargain for take into account; expect.
bargaining chip something that can be used in negotiating or making deals, esp. if likely to yield an advantage.
bargain on to anticipate. [2 definitions]
barge a large, long, flat-bottomed boat that is used for carrying freight. [4 definitions]
barge in to interrupt or intrude, esp. clumsily or impolitely.
bar graph a graph in which numerical values of data are represented by bars of equal widths but varying lengths, also known as a bar chart.
barhop (informal) to drink at a series of bars during the course of a given period, esp. during an evening.
bariatrics (used with a sing. verb) the study of obesity and its medical or surgical treatment.
barista a person whose job is to prepare and serve different types of coffee drinks, esp. in a café or coffee house.
barite a mineral used as a source of the metal barium; barium sulfate.
baritone the range of the male voice that is intermediate between tenor and bass. [4 definitions]
barium a chemical element of the alkaline-earth group that has fifty-seven protons in each nucleus and that is usu. found in compounds such as salts. (symbol: Ba) [2 definitions]
barium sulfate an opaque insoluble white powder that is used as a pigment in paints and a filler for plastics and textiles, and is swallowed as a diagnostic aid in x-ray examination of the stomach and intestines.
bark1 the harsh sound made by a dog. [7 definitions]
bark2 the outside covering of the trunks, branches, and roots of woody plants. [3 definitions]
bark3 a sailing ship with between three and five masts, all but one of which are square-rigged.
bark beetle a small weevil, the adults and larvae of which burrow under the bark of conifers and other trees to feed on the inner bark, often causing great damage.
barkeeper a person who manages or owns an establishment selling alcoholic beverages. [2 definitions]
barkentine a ship with three or more masts, square-rigged on the foremast, and fore-and-aft rigged on the others.
barker1 one that makes a barking noise. [2 definitions]