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bequest the act of disposing of property by will. [2 definitions]
berate to reproach or scold severely.
Berber a member of one of several North African Muslim tribes. [2 definitions]
berbere an Ethiopian spice blend, red in color and containing chili pepper and paprika, often used in stews and curries.
berceuse a soothing song, as would be sung to an infant; lullaby.
bereave to deprive and make mournful (usu. fol. by "of"). [2 definitions]
bereaved in a state of grief over the death of a friend or relative. [2 definitions]
bereavement the condition or fact of being deprived of something or someone, especially by the death of a loved one.
bereft past participle of bereave. [4 definitions]
beret a soft, round, flat cap with a close-fitting headband and no visor, usu. made of felt or wool.
berg an iceberg.
bergamot a small citrus evergreen that bears a sour fruit whose rind yields a fragrant oil. [3 definitions]
beriberi a disease of the nervous system, caused by lack of thiamine and characterized by paralysis of the extremities and by swelling or emaciation.
Bering Sea a northern extension of the Pacific Ocean between Russia and Alaska, north of the Aleutian Islands.
Bering Strait the waterway between Russia and Alaska that connects the Pacific to the Arctic Ocean.
berkelium a radioactive synthetic metal element of the actinide series that has ninety-seven protons in each nucleus. (symbol: Bk)
Berlin the capital of Germany. (Cf. East Berlin, West Berlin.)
berlin a large four-wheeled closed carriage with separate perches for the footman and driver, and two facing seats inside. [2 definitions]
Berliner a native or resident of Berlin.
Berlin Wall a barrier first erected in 1961 that separated West Berlin from East Berlin, eventually fortified and extended to create a border between West Germany and East Germany, and ultimately opened to unrestricted transit on November 9, 1989, prior to being dismantled.
berm a narrow ledge or shoulder, as alongside a road or canal. [3 definitions]