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Baghdad the capital of Iraq.
bagnio a place of prostitution; brothel.
bagpipe (often pl.) a musical instrument, played esp. in Scotland, consisting of a double-reed melody pipe and one or more drone pipes that protrude from a flexible leather bag that is inflated through a blowpipe by the breath or by bellows. The pipes are traditionally made of wood.
baguette a long, thin loaf of bread with a crisp crust, made from a basic, wheat flour dough. The baguette has its origins in France. [3 definitions]
bah used as an expression of disgust or annoyance.
Bahai a modern Iranian religion that is based on a doctrine of universal brotherhood, the equality of the sexes, and total religious tolerance.
Bahaism Bahai.
Bahamas (used with a pl. verb) a chain of islands southeast of Florida and roughly parallel to Cuba; Bahama Islands. [2 definitions]
Bahrain an island country in the Persian Gulf off the coast of Saudi Arabia. [2 definitions]
baht the chief monetary unit of Thailand, equaling one hundred satang.
bail1 an amount of money or other property left with a court to ensure that a person who is released after arrest will return to stand trial. [5 definitions]
bail2 the curved handle of a bucket or pail. [2 definitions]
bail3 to remove (water) from a boat by scooping and emptying with a container. [4 definitions]
bailee the person who receives property in the payment of bail.
bailiff a U.S. court attendant in charge of maintaining order and other minor matters. [2 definitions]
bailiwick a person's area of interest or expertise. [2 definitions]
bailor a person who gives money or property in the payment of bail.
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.