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benefit anything that provides an advantage or produces a positive result. [5 definitions]
benefit of clergy a rite performed by a member of the clergy signifying the blessing of the church, such as a liturgical wedding or a prayer over a dying person. [2 definitions]
benefit of the doubt acceptance of a statement or belief as true in the absence of contrary proof.
benefits money from a government program. [2 definitions]
benevolence the inclination to act to the benefit of others; good will. [2 definitions]
benevolent desiring to do good for others; generous. [3 definitions]
Bengal a region consisting of the northeastern state of West Bengal in India and the neighboring country of Bangladesh. Bengal was formerly a province of India before India's division into India and Pakistan.
Bengali a native or inhabitant of Bengal. [3 definitions]
bengaline a heavy, corded fabric with crosswise ribs of coarse silk, wool, or synthetics, woven with wool or cotton.
Benghazi the seaport capital of Libya.
benighted in intellectual or moral darkness; ignorant; unenlightened. [2 definitions]
benign possessing or displaying kindness or gentleness. [4 definitions]
benignant kind and gracious, as to one's inferiors. [3 definitions]
benignity the quality or condition of being kind or beneficial; benignancy.
Benin an African country on the west central coast between Togo and Nigeria.
Benito Mussolini an Italian Fascist leader and premier of Italy from 1922 to 1943 (b.1883--d.1945), also known as "Il Duce" (The Leader).
Benjamin Franklin U.S. statesman, inventor, diplomat, postmaster, scientist, and author, considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America (b. 1706--d. 1790).
Ben Nevis the highest mountain peak in Great Britain (elevation, 4,406 feet, or 1,344 meters), located in the Grampian Mountains of western Scotland. [2 definitions]
bent1 not straight; curved or crooked. [6 definitions]
bent2 any of several low-growing grasses, some of which are used for lawns or for hay; bent grass. [2 definitions]
benthos the bottom layer of a body of water.