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barmaid a woman who mixes or serves drinks in an establishment selling alcoholic beverages; bartender.
barman a man who mixes or serves drinks in an establishment selling alcoholic beverages; bartender.
bar mitzvah a Jewish ceremony that celebrates a boy's adulthood and the assumption of his religious duties, usu. occurring at the age of thirteen. (Cf. bat mitzvah.) [2 definitions]
barmy containing, resembling, or full of barm; yeasty, foamy, or frothy. [2 definitions]
barn a large farm building designed to house livestock or store equipment or produce.
barnacle any of a large group of marine crustaceans that are free-floating as larvae, but attach to submerged or intertidal surfaces such as wharves, rocks, ship bottoms, and the like, and form sharp-edged shells as adults. [3 definitions]
barn dance a social gathering for dancing, often held in a barn and featuring square dances.
barn owl a brown and white owl that lives in barns and feeds on rodents.
barnstorm to travel through rural areas giving performances, political speeches, exhibition contests, or the like. [3 definitions]
barn swallow a small insect-eating bird with dark blue and tan plumage and a deeply forked tail, that often nests in barns and similar structures.
barnyard a yard or fenced area adjacent to a barn, esp. an enclosure for livestock and other farm animals. [3 definitions]
baro- weight; pressure.
barogram a visual record of atmospheric pressure over time, produced by a barograph.
barograph a barometer that automatically records the atmospheric pressure.
barometer a meteorological instrument that measures atmospheric pressure, esp. used to predict weather changes. [2 definitions]
barometric pressure the pressure of the earth's atmosphere, as measured by a barometer; atmospheric pressure.
baron a member of the hereditary nobility. In Great Britain, a baron is a nobleman of the lowest rank; peer. [2 definitions]
baronage the rank of baron. [2 definitions]
baroness a female baron. [2 definitions]
baronet a member of the hereditary nobility ranking below a baron and above a knight.
barong a heavy, broad-bladed knife or cleaver that is used by the Moros of the Philippines.