Name Report For First Name BEN:

BEN

First name BEN's origins are Hebrew and English. BEN means "son" (Hebrew) and "abbreviation of benjamin and benedict" in English. You can find other first names and English words that rhymes with BEN below. Ryhme list involves the matching sounds according to the first letters, last letters and first&last letters of ben.(Brown names are of the same origin (Hebrew,English) with BEN and Red names are first names with English/Anglo-Saxon origin)

Rhymes with BEN - Names & Words

First Names Rhyming BEN

FIRST NAMES WHICH INCLUDES BEN AS A WHOLE:

abena agbenyaga bennu benedetta benigna sheshebens kwabena zebenjo benoyce bendision hoben benes bent adeben benton ben-ami benci beniamino benjiro joben bena benita robena benat benecroft benedicto benen benicio benjamin benji benjy benkamin benn bennet bennett bennie benny benoic benon benson bentleah bentleigh benwick reuben ruben stanbeny torben eben benzion ben-tziyon benroy ben-aryeh bentle bentley irenbend corbenic bendigeidfran benedictson benoni ebenezer corben

NAMES RHYMING WITH BEN (According to last letters):

Rhyming Names According to Last 2 Letters (en) - Names That Ends with en:

cwen guendolen raven coleen helen hien huyen quyen tien tuyen yen aren essien mekonnen shaheen yameen kadeen arden kailoken nascien bingen evnissyen lairgnen nisien yspaddaden christiansen jorgen joren espen akhenaten amen aten moswen braden heikkinen mustanen seppanen valkoinen soren vaden camden fagen girven jurgen bastien evzen hymen owen jurrien kelemen sebestyen kalen sen eugen chien dien nguyen nien vien addisen adeen aideen aileen alberteen aleen ambreen anwen ardeen arleen arwen ashleen ashlen ashten augusteen belen berneen brishen bronwen bysen caden carleen carmen carsten cathleen charleen chereen christeen christen colleen coreen correen cristen dareen darleen daveen deneen doreen edeen eden edlen

NAMES RHYMING WITH BEN (According to first letters):

Rhyming Names According to First 2 Letters (be) - Names That Begins with be:

beacan beacher beadu beadurinc beadurof beadutun beadwof beagan beagen beal bealantin beale beall bealohydig beaman beamard beamer bean bearacb bearach bearcban bearn bearnard bearrocscir beartlaidh beat beatha beathag beathan beathas beatie beaton beatrice beatricia beatrisa beatriz beattie beatty beau beaufort beaumains beauvais beb bebeodan bebhinn bebti becan becca beceere beck beckham becki becky beda bede bedegrayne bedivere bednar bedrosian bedver bedwyr beecher behdeti behrend behula beinvenido beircheart beiste beitris bek bekele bekki bel bela belakane belda beldan beldane belden beldene beldon belia belina belinda belisarda bell bella bellamy bellance bellangere belle bellerophon bellinus beltane beltran beluchi belva bem bemabe bemadette

NAMES BOTH FIRST AND LAST LETTERS RHYMING WITH BEN:

First Names which starts with 'b' and ends with 'n':

baen baethan baibin bailintin bain bairrfhionn bairrfhoinn balduin baldwin baldwyn balen balin ban banain banan banbhan bannan baran bardan barden bardon baron barran barrington barron bartalan barton bastiaan battseeyon battzion bawdewyn bayen baylen beomann beorhttun beorn beretun berihun berlyn bern bernardyn bernon berrin bertin berton bestandan besyrwan bethann bevan bevin bevyn bharain bheathain bhradain bian binyamin biron biton bittan bitten bjorn blagdan blagden blagdon blian boden bodgan bodwyn bogdan bohannon bohdan bolton bonny-jean bordan borden botan bothain bothan bourkan bourn bowden bowdyn bowen bowyn boyden boynton bradan bradburn braddon bradon bradyn braeden braedon braedyn braelyn braiden brain bran brandan branddun

English Words Rhyming BEN

ENGLISH WORDS WHICH INCLUDES BEN AS A WHOLE:

absorbencynoun (n.) Absorptiveness.

absorbentnoun (n.) Anything which absorbs.
 noun (n.) Any substance which absorbs and neutralizes acid fluid in the stomach and bowels, as magnesia, chalk, etc.; also a substance e. g., iodine) which acts on the absorbent vessels so as to reduce enlarged and indurated parts.
 noun (n.) The vessels by which the processes of absorption are carried on, as the lymphatics in animals, the extremities of the roots in plants.
 adjective (a.) Absorbing; swallowing; absorptive.

accumbencynoun (n.) The state of being accumbent or reclining.

accumbentnoun (n.) One who reclines at table.
 adjective (a.) Leaning or reclining, as the ancients did at their meals.
 adjective (a.) Lying against anything, as one part of a leaf against another leaf.

alebenchnoun (n.) A bench in or before an alehouse.

azobenzenenoun (n.) A substance (C6H5.N2.C6H5) derived from nitrobenzene, forming orange red crystals which are easily fusible.

benchnoun (n.) A long seat, differing from a stool in its greater length.
 noun (n.) A long table at which mechanics and other work; as, a carpenter's bench.
 noun (n.) The seat where judges sit in court.
 noun (n.) The persons who sit as judges; the court; as, the opinion of the full bench. See King's Bench.
 noun (n.) A collection or group of dogs exhibited to the public; -- so named because the animals are usually placed on benches or raised platforms.
 noun (n.) A conformation like a bench; a long stretch of flat ground, or a kind of natural terrace, near a lake or river.
 verb (v. t.) To furnish with benches.
 verb (v. t.) To place on a bench or seat of honor.
 verb (v. i.) To sit on a seat of justice.

benchingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bench

benchernoun (n.) One of the senior and governing members of an Inn of Court.
 noun (n.) An alderman of a corporation.
 noun (n.) A member of a court or council.
 noun (n.) One who frequents the benches of a tavern; an idler.

bendingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bend
 noun (n.) The marking of the clothes with stripes or horizontal bands.

bendnoun (n.) A turn or deflection from a straight line or from the proper direction or normal position; a curve; a crook; as, a slight bend of the body; a bend in a road.
 noun (n.) Turn; purpose; inclination; ends.
 noun (n.) A knot by which one rope is fastened to another or to an anchor, spar, or post.
 noun (n.) The best quality of sole leather; a butt. See Butt.
 noun (n.) Hard, indurated clay; bind.
 noun (n.) same as caisson disease. Usually referred to as the bends.
 noun (n.) A band.
 noun (n.) One of the honorable ordinaries, containing a third or a fifth part of the field. It crosses the field diagonally from the dexter chief to the sinister base.
 verb (v. t.) To strain or move out of a straight line; to crook by straining; to make crooked; to curve; to make ready for use by drawing into a curve; as, to bend a bow; to bend the knee.
 verb (v. t.) To turn toward some certain point; to direct; to incline.
 verb (v. t.) To apply closely or with interest; to direct.
 verb (v. t.) To cause to yield; to render submissive; to subdue.
 verb (v. t.) To fasten, as one rope to another, or as a sail to its yard or stay; or as a cable to the ring of an anchor.
 verb (v. i.) To be moved or strained out of a straight line; to crook or be curving; to bow.
 verb (v. i.) To jut over; to overhang.
 verb (v. i.) To be inclined; to be directed.
 verb (v. i.) To bow in prayer, or in token of submission.

bendableadjective (a.) Capable of being bent.

bendernoun (n.) One who, or that which, bends.
 noun (n.) An instrument used for bending.
 noun (n.) A drunken spree.
 noun (n.) A sixpence.

bendletnoun (n.) A narrow bend, esp. one half the width of the bend.

bendyadjective (a.) Divided into an even number of bends; -- said of a shield or its charge.

benenoun (n.) See Benne.
 noun (n.) A prayer; boon.
 noun (n.) Alt. of Ben

bennoun (n.) A hoglike mammal of New Guinea (Porcula papuensis).
 adverb (adv. & prep.) Within; in; in or into the interior; toward the inner apartment.
 adverb (adv.) The inner or principal room in a hut or house of two rooms; -- opposed to but, the outer apartment.
  () Alt. of Ben nut
  () An old form of the pl. indic. pr. of Be.

beneapedadjective (a.) See Neaped.

benedicitenoun (n.) A canticle (the Latin version of which begins with this word) which may be used in the order for morning prayer in the Church of England. It is taken from an apocryphal addition to the third chapter of Daniel.
 noun (n.) An exclamation corresponding to Bless you !.

benedictnoun (n.) Alt. of Benedick
 adjective (a.) Having mild and salubrious qualities.

benedicknoun (n.) A married man, or a man newly married.

benedictinenoun (n.) One of a famous order of monks, established by St. Benedict of Nursia in the sixth century. This order was introduced into the United States in 1846.
 adjective (a.) Pertaining to the monks of St. Benedict, or St. Benet.

benedictionnoun (n.) The act of blessing.
 noun (n.) A blessing; an expression of blessing, prayer, or kind wishes in favor of any person or thing; a solemn or affectionate invocation of happiness.
 noun (n.) The short prayer which closes public worship; as, to give the benediction.
 noun (n.) The form of instituting an abbot, answering to the consecration of a bishop.
 noun (n.) A solemn rite by which bells, banners, candles, etc., are blessed with holy water, and formally dedicated to God.

benedictionalnoun (n.) A book of benedictions.

benedictionarynoun (n.) A collected series of benedictions.

benedictiveadjective (a.) Tending to bless.

benedictoryadjective (a.) Expressing wishes for good; as, a benedictory prayer.

benedictusadjective (a.) The song of Zacharias at the birth of John the Baptist (Luke i. 68); -- so named from the first word of the Latin version.

benedightadjective (a.) Blessed.

benefactionnoun (n.) The act of conferring a benefit.
 noun (n.) A benefit conferred; esp. a charitable donation.

benefactornoun (n.) One who confers a benefit or benefits.

benefactressnoun (n.) A woman who confers a benefit.

beneficadjective (a.) Favorable; beneficent.

beneficenoun (n.) A favor or benefit.
 noun (n.) An estate in lands; a fief.
 noun (n.) An ecclesiastical living and church preferment, as in the Church of England; a church endowed with a revenue for the maintenance of divine service. See Advowson.
 verb (v. t.) To endow with a benefice.

beneficedadjective (a.) Possessed of a benefice or church preferment.
  (imp. & p. p.) of Benefice

beneficelessadjective (a.) Having no benefice.

beneficencenoun (n.) The practice of doing good; active goodness, kindness, or charity; bounty springing from purity and goodness.

beneficentadjective (a.) Doing or producing good; performing acts of kindness and charity; characterized by beneficence.

beneficentialadjective (a.) Relating to beneficence.

beneficialadjective (a.) Conferring benefits; useful; profitable; helpful; advantageous; serviceable; contributing to a valuable end; -- followed by to.
 adjective (a.) Receiving, or entitled to have or receive, advantage, use, or benefit; as, the beneficial owner of an estate.
 adjective (a.) King.

beneficialnessnoun (n.) The quality of being beneficial; profitableness.

beneficiarynoun (n.) A feudatory or vassal; hence, one who holds a benefice and uses its proceeds.
 noun (n.) One who receives anything as a gift; one who receives a benefit or advantage; esp. one who receives help or income from an educational fund or a trust estate.
 adjective (a.) Holding some office or valuable possession, in subordination to another; holding under a feudal or other superior; having a dependent and secondary possession.
 adjective (a.) Bestowed as a gratuity; as, beneficiary gifts.

beneficientadjective (a.) Beneficent.

benefitnoun (n.) An act of kindness; a favor conferred.
 noun (n.) Whatever promotes prosperity and personal happiness, or adds value to property; advantage; profit.
 noun (n.) A theatrical performance, a concert, or the like, the proceeds of which do not go to the lessee of the theater or to the company, but to some individual actor, or to some charitable use.
 noun (n.) Beneficence; liberality.
 noun (n.) Natural advantages; endowments; accomplishments.
 verb (v. t.) To be beneficial to; to do good to; to advantage; to advance in health or prosperity; to be useful to; to profit.
 verb (v. i.) To gain advantage; to make improvement; to profit; as, he will benefit by the change.

benefittingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Benefit

benefiternoun (n.) One who confers a benefit; -- also, one who receives a benefit.

benevolencenoun (n.) The disposition to do good; good will; charitableness; love of mankind, accompanied with a desire to promote their happiness.
 noun (n.) An act of kindness; good done; charity given.
 noun (n.) A species of compulsory contribution or tax, which has sometimes been illegally exacted by arbitrary kings of England, and falsely represented as a gratuity.

benevolentadjective (a.) Having a disposition to do good; possessing or manifesting love to mankind, and a desire to promote their prosperity and happiness; disposed to give to good objects; kind; charitable.

benevolousadjective (a.) Kind; benevolent.

ENGLISH WORDS RHYMING WITH BEN (According to last letters):


Rhyming Words According to Last 2 Letters (en) - English Words That Ends with en:


abdomennoun (n.) The belly, or that part of the body between the thorax and the pelvis. Also, the cavity of the belly, which is lined by the peritoneum, and contains the stomach, bowels, and other viscera. In man, often restricted to the part between the diaphragm and the commencement of the pelvis, the remainder being called the pelvic cavity.
 noun (n.) The posterior section of the body, behind the thorax, in insects, crustaceans, and other Arthropoda.

acrogennoun (n.) A plant of the highest class of cryptogams, including the ferns, etc. See Cryptogamia.

acumennoun (n.) Quickness of perception or discernment; penetration of mind; the faculty of nice discrimination.

aethogennoun (n.) A compound of nitrogen and boro/, which, when heated before the blowpipe, gives a brilliant phosphorescent; boric nitride.

agnomennoun (n.) An additional or fourth name given by the Romans, on account of some remarkable exploit or event; as, Publius Caius Scipio Africanus.
 noun (n.) An additional name, or an epithet appended to a name; as, Aristides the Just.

albumennoun (n.) The white of an egg.
 noun (n.) Nourishing matter stored up within the integuments of the seed in many plants, but not incorporated in the embryo. It is the floury part in corn, wheat, and like grains, the oily part in poppy seeds, the fleshy part in the cocoanut, etc.
 noun (n.) Same as Albumin.

aliennoun (n.) A foreigner; one owing allegiance, or belonging, to another country; a foreign-born resident of a country in which he does not possess the privileges of a citizen. Hence, a stranger. See Alienage.
 noun (n.) One excluded from certain privileges; one alienated or estranged; as, aliens from God's mercies.
 adjective (a.) Not belonging to the same country, land, or government, or to the citizens or subjects thereof; foreign; as, alien subjects, enemies, property, shores.
 adjective (a.) Wholly different in nature; foreign; adverse; inconsistent (with); incongruous; -- followed by from or sometimes by to; as, principles alien from our religion.
 verb (v. t.) To alienate; to estrange; to transfer, as property or ownership.

alkargennoun (n.) Same as Cacodylic acid.

alpenadjective (a.) Of or pertaining to the Alps.

alumennoun (n.) Alum.

alunogennoun (n.) A white fibrous mineral frequently found on the walls of mines and quarries, chiefly hydrous sulphate of alumina; -- also called feather alum, and hair salt.

amennoun (interj., adv., & n.) An expression used at the end of prayers, and meaning, So be it. At the end of a creed, it is a solemn asseveration of belief. When it introduces a declaration, it is equivalent to truly, verily.
 verb (v. t.) To say Amen to; to sanction fully.

amidogennoun (n.) A compound radical, NH2, not yet obtained in a separate state, which may be regarded as ammonia from the molecule of which one of its hydrogen atoms has been removed; -- called also the amido group, and in composition represented by the form amido.

amphigennoun (n.) An element that in combination produces amphid salt; -- applied by Berzelius to oxygen, sulphur, selenium, and tellurium.

armozeennoun (n.) Alt. of Armozine

arpennoun (n.) Formerly, a measure of land in France, varying in different parts of the country. The arpent of Paris was 4,088 sq. yards, or nearly five sixths of an English acre. The woodland arpent was about 1 acre, 1 rood, 1 perch, English.

arthenadjective (a.) Same as

ashennoun (n.) obs. pl. for Ashes.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to the ash tree.
 adjective (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, ashes; of a color between brown and gray, or white and gray.

aspennoun (n.) Alt. of Asp
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to the aspen, or resembling it; made of aspen wood.

astyllennoun (n.) A small dam to prevent free passage of water in an adit or level.

attagennoun (n.) A species of sand grouse (Syrrghaptes Pallasii) found in Asia and rarely in southern Europe.

ayegreennoun (n.) The houseleek (Sempervivum tectorum).

amylogennoun (n.) That part of the starch granule or granulose which is soluble in water.

analgennoun (n.) Alt. of Analgene

baleennoun (n.) Plates or blades of "whalebone," from two to twelve feet long, and sometimes a foot wide, which in certain whales (Balaenoidea) are attached side by side along the upper jaw, and form a fringelike sieve by which the food is retained in the mouth.

barkenadjective (a.) Made of bark.

barrennoun (n.) A tract of barren land.
 noun (n.) Elevated lands or plains on which grow small trees, but not timber; as, pine barrens; oak barrens. They are not necessarily sterile, and are often fertile.
 adjective (a.) Incapable of producing offspring; producing no young; sterile; -- said of women and female animals.
 adjective (a.) Not producing vegetation, or useful vegetation; /rile.
 adjective (a.) Unproductive; fruitless; unprofitable; empty.
 adjective (a.) Mentally dull; stupid.

beatenadjective (a.) Made smooth by beating or treading; worn by use.
 adjective (a.) Vanquished; conquered; baffled.
 adjective (a.) Exhausted; tired out.
 adjective (a.) Become common or trite; as, a beaten phrase.
 adjective (a.) Tried; practiced.
  () of Beat

beaverteennoun (n.) A kind of fustian made of coarse twilled cotton, shorn after dyeing.

bedennoun (n.) The Abyssinian or Arabian ibex (Capra Nubiana). It is probably the wild goat of the Bible.

beechenadjective (a.) Consisting, or made, of the wood or bark of the beech; belonging to the beech.

behennoun (n.) Alt. of Behn

beholdenadjective (p. a.) Obliged; bound in gratitude; indebted.
  (p. p.) of Behold

beseenadjective (a.) Seen; appearing.
 adjective (a.) Decked or adorned; clad.
 adjective (a.) Accomplished; versed.

betweennoun (n.) Intermediate time or space; interval.
 prep (prep.) In the space which separates; betwixt; as, New York is between Boston and Philadelphia.
 prep (prep.) Used in expressing motion from one body or place to another; from one to another of two.
 prep (prep.) Belonging in common to two; shared by both.
 prep (prep.) Belonging to, or participated in by, two, and involving reciprocal action or affecting their mutual relation; as, opposition between science and religion.
 prep (prep.) With relation to two, as involved in an act or attribute of which another is the agent or subject; as, to judge between or to choose between courses; to distinguish between you and me; to mediate between nations.
 prep (prep.) In intermediate relation to, in respect to time, quantity, or degree; as, between nine and ten o'clock.

biogennoun (n.) Bioplasm.

birchenadjective (a.) Of or relating to birch.

birkenadjective (a.) Birchen; as, birken groves.
 verb (v. t.) To whip with a birch or rod.

bittenadjective (a.) Terminating abruptly, as if bitten off; premorse.
  (p. p.) of Bite
  () p. p. of Bite.

bitumennoun (n.) Mineral pitch; a black, tarry substance, burning with a bright flame; Jew's pitch. It occurs as an abundant natural product in many places, as on the shores of the Dead and Caspian Seas. It is used in cements, in the construction of pavements, etc. See Asphalt.
 noun (n.) By extension, any one of the natural hydrocarbons, including the hard, solid, brittle varieties called asphalt, the semisolid maltha and mineral tars, the oily petroleums, and even the light, volatile naphthas.

blowennoun (n.) Alt. of Blowess

bollenadjective (a.) See Boln, a.
 adjective (a.) Swollen; puffed out.

bonchretiennoun (n.) A name given to several kinds of pears. See Bartlett.

botryogennoun (n.) A hydrous sulphate of iron of a deep red color. It often occurs in botryoidal form.

boughtenadjective (a.) Purchased; not obtained or produced at home.

boundenadjective (p. p & a.) Bound; fastened by bonds.
 adjective (p. p & a.) Under obligation; bound by some favor rendered; obliged; beholden.
 adjective (p. p & a.) Made obligatory; imposed as a duty; binding.
  () of Bind

boxenadjective (a.) Made of boxwood; pertaining to, or resembling, the box (Buxus).

brackennoun (n.) A brake or fern.

brasenadjective (a.) Same as Brazen.

brazenadjective (a.) Pertaining to, made of, or resembling, brass.
 adjective (a.) Sounding harsh and loud, like resounding brass.
 adjective (a.) Impudent; immodest; shameless; having a front like brass; as, a brazen countenance.
 verb (v. t.) To carry through impudently or shamelessly; as, to brazen the matter through.

ENGLISH WORDS RHYMING WITH BEN (According to first letters):


Rhyming Words According to First 2 Letters (be) - Words That Begins with be:


beauxitenoun (n.) A ferruginous hydrate of alumina. It is largely used in the preparation of aluminium and alumina, and for the lining of furnaces which are exposed to intense heat.
 noun (n.) See Bauxite.

beingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Be
 noun (n.) Existence, as opposed to nonexistence; state or sphere of existence.
 noun (n.) That which exists in any form, whether it be material or spiritual, actual or ideal; living existence, as distinguished from a thing without life; as, a human being; spiritual beings.
 noun (n.) Lifetime; mortal existence.
 noun (n.) An abode; a cottage.
 adverb (adv.) Since; inasmuch as.
  (p. pr.) Existing.

beachnoun (n.) Pebbles, collectively; shingle.
 noun (n.) The shore of the sea, or of a lake, which is washed by the waves; especially, a sandy or pebbly shore; the strand.
 verb (v. t.) To run or drive (as a vessel or a boat) upon a beach; to strand; as, to beach a ship.

beachingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beach

beachedadjective (p. p. & a.) Bordered by a beach.
 adjective (p. p. & a.) Driven on a beach; stranded; drawn up on a beach; as, the ship is beached.
  (imp. & p. p.) of Beach

beachyadjective (a.) Having a beach or beaches; formed by a beach or beaches; shingly.

beaconnoun (n.) A signal fire to notify of the approach of an enemy, or to give any notice, commonly of warning.
 noun (n.) A signal or conspicuous mark erected on an eminence near the shore, or moored in shoal water, as a guide to mariners.
 noun (n.) A high hill near the shore.
 noun (n.) That which gives notice of danger.
 verb (v. t.) To give light to, as a beacon; to light up; to illumine.
 verb (v. t.) To furnish with a beacon or beacons.

beaconingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beacon

beaconagenoun (n.) Money paid for the maintenance of a beacon; also, beacons, collectively.

beaconlessadjective (a.) Having no beacon.

beadnoun (n.) A prayer.
 noun (n.) A little perforated ball, to be strung on a thread, and worn for ornament; or used in a rosary for counting prayers, as by Roman Catholics and Mohammedans, whence the phrases to tell beads, to at one's beads, to bid beads, etc., meaning, to be at prayer.
 noun (n.) Any small globular body
 noun (n.) A bubble in spirits.
 noun (n.) A drop of sweat or other liquid.
 noun (n.) A small knob of metal on a firearm, used for taking aim (whence the expression to draw a bead, for, to take aim).
 noun (n.) A small molding of rounded surface, the section being usually an arc of a circle. It may be continuous, or broken into short embossments.
 noun (n.) A glassy drop of molten flux, as borax or microcosmic salt, used as a solvent and color test for several mineral earths and oxides, as of iron, manganese, etc., before the blowpipe; as, the borax bead; the iron bead, etc.
 verb (v. t.) To ornament with beads or beading.
 verb (v. i.) To form beadlike bubbles.

beadingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bead
 noun (n.) Molding in imitation of beads.
 noun (n.) The beads or bead-forming quality of certain liquors; as, the beading of a brand of whisky.

beadhousenoun (n.) Alt. of Bedehouse

bedehousenoun (n.) An almshouse for poor people who pray daily for their benefactors.
 noun (n.) Same as Beadhouse.

beadlerynoun (n.) Office or jurisdiction of a beadle.

beadleshipnoun (n.) The state of being, or the personality of, a beadle.

beadrollnoun (n.) A catalogue of persons, for the rest of whose souls a certain number of prayers are to be said or counted off on the beads of a chaplet; hence, a catalogue in general.

beadsmannoun (n.) Alt. of Bedesman

bedesmannoun (n.) A poor man, supported in a beadhouse, and required to pray for the soul of its founder; an almsman.
 noun (n.) Same as Beadsman.

beadsnakenoun (n.) A small poisonous snake of North America (Elaps fulvius), banded with yellow, red, and black.

beadswomannoun (n.) Alt. of Bedeswoman

bedeswomannoun (n.) Fem. of Beadsman.

beadworknoun (n.) Ornamental work in beads.

beadyadjective (a.) Resembling beads; small, round, and glistening.
 adjective (a.) Covered or ornamented with, or as with, beads.
 adjective (a.) Characterized by beads; as, beady liquor.

beaglenoun (n.) A small hound, or hunting dog, twelve to fifteen inches high, used in hunting hares and other small game. See Illustration in Appendix.
 noun (n.) Fig.: A spy or detective; a constable.

beaknoun (n.) The bill or nib of a bird, consisting of a horny sheath, covering the jaws. The form varied much according to the food and habits of the bird, and is largely used in the classification of birds.
 noun (n.) A similar bill in other animals, as the turtles.
 noun (n.) The long projecting sucking mouth of some insects, and other invertebrates, as in the Hemiptera.
 noun (n.) The upper or projecting part of the shell, near the hinge of a bivalve.
 noun (n.) The prolongation of certain univalve shells containing the canal.
 noun (n.) Anything projecting or ending in a point, like a beak, as a promontory of land.
 noun (n.) A beam, shod or armed at the end with a metal head or point, and projecting from the prow of an ancient galley, in order to pierce the vessel of an enemy; a beakhead.
 noun (n.) That part of a ship, before the forecastle, which is fastened to the stem, and supported by the main knee.
 noun (n.) A continuous slight projection ending in an arris or narrow fillet; that part of a drip from which the water is thrown off.
 noun (n.) Any process somewhat like the beak of a bird, terminating the fruit or other parts of a plant.
 noun (n.) A toe clip. See Clip, n. (Far.).
 noun (n.) A magistrate or policeman.

beakedadjective (a.) Having a beak or a beaklike point; beak-shaped.
 adjective (a.) Furnished with a process or a mouth like a beak; rostrate.

beakernoun (n.) A large drinking cup, with a wide mouth, supported on a foot or standard.
 noun (n.) An open-mouthed, thin glass vessel, having a projecting lip for pouring; -- used for holding solutions requiring heat.

beakheadnoun (n.) An ornament used in rich Norman doorways, resembling a head with a beak.
 noun (n.) A small platform at the fore part of the upper deck of a vessel, which contains the water closets of the crew.
 noun (n.) Same as Beak, 3.

beakironnoun (n.) A bickern; a bench anvil with a long beak, adapted to reach the interior surface of sheet metal ware; the horn of an anvil.

bealingnoun (p. pr & vb. n.) of Beal

beamnoun (n.) Any large piece of timber or iron long in proportion to its thickness, and prepared for use.
 noun (n.) One of the principal horizontal timbers of a building or ship.
 noun (n.) The width of a vessel; as, one vessel is said to have more beam than another.
 noun (n.) The bar of a balance, from the ends of which the scales are suspended.
 noun (n.) The principal stem or horn of a stag or other deer, which bears the antlers, or branches.
 noun (n.) The pole of a carriage.
 noun (n.) A cylinder of wood, making part of a loom, on which weavers wind the warp before weaving; also, the cylinder on which the cloth is rolled, as it is woven; one being called the fore beam, the other the back beam.
 noun (n.) The straight part or shank of an anchor.
 noun (n.) The main part of a plow, to which the handles and colter are secured, and to the end of which are attached the oxen or horses that draw it.
 noun (n.) A heavy iron lever having an oscillating motion on a central axis, one end of which is connected with the piston rod from which it receives motion, and the other with the crank of the wheel shaft; -- called also working beam or walking beam.
 noun (n.) A ray or collection of parallel rays emitted from the sun or other luminous body; as, a beam of light, or of heat.
 noun (n.) Fig.: A ray; a gleam; as, a beam of comfort.
 noun (n.) One of the long feathers in the wing of a hawk; -- called also beam feather.
 verb (v. t.) To send forth; to emit; -- followed ordinarily by forth; as, to beam forth light.
 verb (v. i.) To emit beams of light.

beamingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beam
 adjective (a.) Emitting beams; radiant.

beambirdnoun (n.) A small European flycatcher (Muscicapa gricola), so called because it often nests on a beam in a building.

beamedadjective (a.) Furnished with beams, as the head of a stag.
  (imp. & p. p.) of Beam

beamfuladjective (a.) Beamy; radiant.

beaminessnoun (n.) The state of being beamy.

beamlessadjective (a.) Not having a beam.
 adjective (a.) Not emitting light.

beamletnoun (n.) A small beam of light.

beamyadjective (a.) Emitting beams of light; radiant; shining.
 adjective (a.) Resembling a beam in size and weight; massy.
 adjective (a.) Having horns, or antlers.

beannoun (n.) A name given to the seed of certain leguminous herbs, chiefly of the genera Faba, Phaseolus, and Dolichos; also, to the herbs.
 noun (n.) The popular name of other vegetable seeds or fruits, more or less resembling true beans.

bearingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bear
 noun (n.) The manner in which one bears or conducts one's self; mien; behavior; carriage.
 noun (n.) Patient endurance; suffering without complaint.
 noun (n.) The situation of one object, with respect to another, such situation being supposed to have a connection with the object, or influence upon it, or to be influenced by it; hence, relation; connection.
 noun (n.) Purport; meaning; intended significance; aspect.
 noun (n.) The act, power, or time of producing or giving birth; as, a tree in full bearing; a tree past bearing.
 noun (n.) That part of any member of a building which rests upon its supports; as, a lintel or beam may have four inches of bearing upon the wall.
 noun (n.) The portion of a support on which anything rests.
 noun (n.) Improperly, the unsupported span; as, the beam has twenty feet of bearing between its supports.
 noun (n.) The part of an axle or shaft in contact with its support, collar, or boxing; the journal.
 noun (n.) The part of the support on which a journal rests and rotates.
 noun (n.) Any single emblem or charge in an escutcheon or coat of arms -- commonly in the pl.
 noun (n.) The situation of a distant object, with regard to a ship's position, as on the bow, on the lee quarter, etc.; the direction or point of the compass in which an object is seen; as, the bearing of the cape was W. N. W.
 noun (n.) The widest part of a vessel below the plank-sheer.
 noun (n.) The line of flotation of a vessel when properly trimmed with cargo or ballast.

bearnoun (n.) A bier.
 noun (n.) Any species of the genus Ursus, and of the closely allied genera. Bears are plantigrade Carnivora, but they live largely on fruit and insects.
 noun (n.) An animal which has some resemblance to a bear in form or habits, but no real affinity; as, the woolly bear; ant bear; water bear; sea bear.
 noun (n.) One of two constellations in the northern hemisphere, called respectively the Great Bear and the Lesser Bear, or Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
 noun (n.) Metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person.
 noun (n.) A person who sells stocks or securities for future delivery in expectation of a fall in the market.
 noun (n.) A portable punching machine.
 noun (n.) A block covered with coarse matting; -- used to scour the deck.
 noun (n.) Alt. of Bere
 verb (v. t.) To support or sustain; to hold up.
 verb (v. t.) To support and remove or carry; to convey.
 verb (v. t.) To conduct; to bring; -- said of persons.
 verb (v. t.) To possess and use, as power; to exercise.
 verb (v. t.) To sustain; to have on (written or inscribed, or as a mark), as, the tablet bears this inscription.
 verb (v. t.) To possess or carry, as a mark of authority or distinction; to wear; as, to bear a sword, badge, or name.
 verb (v. t.) To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to entertain; to harbor
 verb (v. t.) To endure; to tolerate; to undergo; to suffer.
 verb (v. t.) To gain or win.
 verb (v. t.) To sustain, or be answerable for, as blame, expense, responsibility, etc.
 verb (v. t.) To render or give; to bring forward.
 verb (v. t.) To carry on, or maintain; to have.
 verb (v. t.) To admit or be capable of; that is, to suffer or sustain without violence, injury, or change.
 verb (v. t.) To manage, wield, or direct.
 verb (v. t.) To behave; to conduct.
 verb (v. t.) To afford; to be to; to supply with.
 verb (v. t.) To bring forth or produce; to yield; as, to bear apples; to bear children; to bear interest.
 verb (v. i.) To produce, as fruit; to be fruitful, in opposition to barrenness.
 verb (v. i.) To suffer, as in carrying a burden.
 verb (v. i.) To endure with patience; to be patient.
 verb (v. i.) To press; -- with on or upon, or against.
 verb (v. i.) To take effect; to have influence or force; as, to bring matters to bear.
 verb (v. i.) To relate or refer; -- with on or upon; as, how does this bear on the question?
 verb (v. i.) To have a certain meaning, intent, or effect.
 verb (v. i.) To be situated, as to the point of compass, with respect to something else; as, the land bears N. by E.
 verb (v. t.) To endeavor to depress the price of, or prices in; as, to bear a railroad stock; to bear the market.

berenoun (n.) Barley; the six-rowed barley or the four-rowed barley, commonly the former (Hord. vulgare).
 noun (n.) See Bear, barley.
 verb (v. t.) To pierce.

bearableadjective (a.) Capable of being borne or endured; tolerable.

bearberrynoun (n.) A trailing plant of the heath family (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi), having leaves which are tonic and astringent, and glossy red berries of which bears are said to be fond.

bearbindnoun (n.) The bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis).

beardnoun (n.) The hair that grows on the chin, lips, and adjacent parts of the human face, chiefly of male adults.
 noun (n.) The long hairs about the face in animals, as in the goat.
 noun (n.) The cluster of small feathers at the base of the beak in some birds
 noun (n.) The appendages to the jaw in some Cetacea, and to the mouth or jaws of some fishes.
 noun (n.) The byssus of certain shellfish, as the muscle.
 noun (n.) The gills of some bivalves, as the oyster.
 noun (n.) In insects, the hairs of the labial palpi of moths and butterflies.
 noun (n.) Long or stiff hairs on a plant; the awn; as, the beard of grain.
 noun (n.) A barb or sharp point of an arrow or other instrument, projecting backward to prevent the head from being easily drawn out.
 noun (n.) That part of the under side of a horse's lower jaw which is above the chin, and bears the curb of a bridle.
 noun (n.) That part of a type which is between the shoulder of the shank and the face.
 noun (n.) An imposition; a trick.
 verb (v. t.) To take by the beard; to seize, pluck, or pull the beard of (a man), in anger or contempt.
 verb (v. t.) To oppose to the gills; to set at defiance.
 verb (v. t.) To deprive of the gills; -- used only of oysters and similar shellfish.

beardingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beard

beardedadjective (a.) Having a beard.
  (imp. & p. p.) of Beard

ENGLISH WORDS BOTH FIRST AND LAST LETTERS RHYMING WITH BEN:

English Words which starts with 'b' and ends with 'n':

babiannoun (n.) Alt. of Babion

babionnoun (n.) A baboon.

baboonnoun (n.) One of the Old World Quadrumana, of the genera Cynocephalus and Papio; the dog-faced ape. Baboons have dog-like muzzles and large canine teeth, cheek pouches, a short tail, and naked callosities on the buttocks. They are mostly African. See Mandrill, and Chacma, and Drill an ape.

babyloniannoun (n.) An inhabitant of Babylonia (which included Chaldea); a Chaldean.
 noun (n.) An astrologer; -- so called because the Chaldeans were remarkable for the study of astrology.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to the real or to the mystical Babylon, or to the ancient kingdom of Babylonia; Chaldean.

bacchanaliannoun (n.) A bacchanal; a drunken reveler.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to the festival of Bacchus; relating to or given to reveling and drunkenness.

backdownnoun (n.) A receding or giving up; a complete surrender.

backgammonnoun (n.) A game of chance and skill, played by two persons on a "board" marked off into twenty-four spaces called "points". Each player has fifteen pieces, or "men", the movements of which from point to point are determined by throwing dice. Formerly called tables.
 verb (v. i.) In the game of backgammon, to beat by ending the game before the loser is clear of his first "table".

backwardationnoun (n.) The seller's postponement of delivery of stock or shares, with the consent of the buyer, upon payment of a premium to the latter; -- also, the premium so paid. See Contango.

backwoodsmannoun (n.) A man living in the forest in or beyond the new settlements, especially on the western frontiers of the older portions of the United States.

baconnoun (n.) The back and sides of a pig salted and smoked; formerly, the flesh of a pig salted or fresh.

baconiannoun (n.) One who adheres to the philosophy of Lord Bacon.
 noun (n.) One who maintains that Lord Bacon is the author of the works commonly attributed to Shakespeare.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to Lord Bacon, or to his system of philosophy.

bactriannoun (n.) A native of Bactria.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to Bactria in Asia.

badiannoun (n.) An evergreen Chinese shrub of the Magnolia family (Illicium anisatum), and its aromatic seeds; Chinese anise; star anise.

badigeonnoun (n.) A cement or paste (as of plaster and freestone, or of sawdust and glue or lime) used by sculptors, builders, and workers in wood or stone, to fill holes, cover defects, or finish a surface.
 noun (n.) A cement or distemper paste (as of plaster and powdered freestone, or of sawdust and glue or lime) used by sculptors, builders, and workers in wood or stone, to fill holes, cover defects, etc.

badmintonnoun (n.) A game, similar to lawn tennis, played with shuttlecocks.
 noun (n.) A preparation of claret, spiced and sweetened.

bagmannoun (n.) A commercial traveler; one employed to solicit orders for manufacturers and tradesmen.

bainnoun (n.) A bath; a bagnio.

bairnnoun (n.) A child.

balconnoun (n.) A balcony.

baldachinnoun (n.) A rich brocade; baudekin.
 noun (n.) A structure in form of a canopy, sometimes supported by columns, and sometimes suspended from the roof or projecting from the wall; generally placed over an altar; as, the baldachin in St. Peter's.
 noun (n.) A portable canopy borne over shrines, etc., in procession.

baldwinnoun (n.) A kind of reddish, moderately acid, winter apple.

balloonnoun (n.) A bag made of silk or other light material, and filled with hydrogen gas or heated air, so as to rise and float in the atmosphere; especially, one with a car attached for aerial navigation.
 noun (n.) A ball or globe on the top of a pillar, church, etc., as at St. Paul's, in London.
 noun (n.) A round vessel, usually with a short neck, to hold or receive whatever is distilled; a glass vessel of a spherical form.
 noun (n.) A bomb or shell.
 noun (n.) A game played with a large inflated ball.
 noun (n.) The outline inclosing words represented as coming from the mouth of a pictured figure.
 verb (v. t.) To take up in, or as if in, a balloon.
 verb (v. i.) To go up or voyage in a balloon.
 verb (v. i.) To expand, or puff out, like a balloon.

ballotationnoun (n.) Voting by ballot.

ballotinnoun (n.) An officer who has charge of a ballot box.

balneationnoun (n.) The act of bathing.

balsamationnoun (n.) The act of imparting balsamic properties.
 noun (n.) The art or process of embalming.

bannoun (n.) A public proclamation or edict; a public order or notice, mandatory or prohibitory; a summons by public proclamation.
 noun (n.) A calling together of the king's (esp. the French king's) vassals for military service; also, the body of vassals thus assembled or summoned. In present usage, in France and Prussia, the most effective part of the population liable to military duty and not in the standing army.
 noun (n.) Notice of a proposed marriage, proclaimed in church. See Banns (the common spelling in this sense).
 noun (n.) An interdiction, prohibition, or proscription.
 noun (n.) A curse or anathema.
 noun (n.) A pecuniary mulct or penalty laid upon a delinquent for offending against a ban; as, a mulct paid to a bishop by one guilty of sacrilege or other crimes.
 noun (n.) An ancient title of the warden of the eastern marches of Hungary; now, a title of the viceroy of Croatia and Slavonia.
 verb (v. t.) To curse; to invoke evil upon.
 verb (v. t.) To forbid; to interdict.
 verb (v. i.) To curse; to swear.

bandonnoun (n.) Disposal; control; license.

baniannoun (n.) A Hindoo trader, merchant, cashier, or money changer.
 noun (n.) A man's loose gown, like that worn by the Banians.
 noun (n.) The Indian fig. See Banyan.

bannitionnoun (n.) The act of expulsion.

banyannoun (n.) A tree of the same genus as the common fig, and called the Indian fig (Ficus Indica), whose branches send shoots to the ground, which take root and become additional trunks, until it may be the tree covers some acres of ground and is able to shelter thousands of men.

baptizationnoun (n.) Baptism.

barbacannoun (n.) See Barbican.
 noun (n.) A tower or advanced work defending the entrance to a castle or city, as at a gate or bridge. It was often large and strong, having a ditch and drawbridge of its own.
 noun (n.) An opening in the wall of a fortress, through which missiles were discharged upon an enemy.

barbadiannoun (n.) A native of Barbados.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to Barbados.

barbariannoun (n.) A foreigner.
 noun (n.) A man in a rule, savage, or uncivilized state.
 noun (n.) A person destitute of culture.
 noun (n.) A cruel, savage, brutal man; one destitute of pity or humanity.
 adjective (a.) Of, or pertaining to, or resembling, barbarians; rude; uncivilized; barbarous; as, barbarian governments or nations.

barbicannoun (n.) Alt. of Barbacan

barbitonnoun (n.) An ancient Greek instrument resembling a lyre.

barconnoun (n.) A vessel for freight; -- used in Mediterranean.

bargainnoun (n.) An agreement between parties concerning the sale of property; or a contract by which one party binds himself to transfer the right to some property for a consideration, and the other party binds himself to receive the property and pay the consideration.
 noun (n.) An agreement or stipulation; mutual pledge.
 noun (n.) A purchase; also ( when not qualified), a gainful transaction; an advantageous purchase; as, to buy a thing at a bargain.
 noun (n.) The thing stipulated or purchased; also, anything bought cheap.
 noun (n.) To make a bargain; to make a contract for the exchange of property or services; -- followed by with and for; as, to bargain with a farmer for a cow.
 verb (v. t.) To transfer for a consideration; to barter; to trade; as, to bargain one horse for another.

bargemannoun (n.) The man who manages a barge, or one of the crew of a barge.

barleycornnoun (n.) A grain or "corn" of barley.
 noun (n.) Formerly , a measure of length, equal to the average length of a grain of barley; the third part of an inch.

barnnoun (n.) A covered building used chiefly for storing grain, hay, and other productions of a farm. In the United States a part of the barn is often used for stables.
 noun (n.) A child. [Obs.] See Bairn.
 verb (v. t.) To lay up in a barn.

baronnoun (n.) A title or degree of nobility; originally, the possessor of a fief, who had feudal tenants under him; in modern times, in France and Germany, a nobleman next in rank below a count; in England, a nobleman of the lowest grade in the House of Lords, being next below a viscount.
 noun (n.) A husband; as, baron and feme, husband and wife.

barracannoun (n.) A thick, strong stuff, somewhat like camlet; -- still used for outer garments in the Levant.

barracoonnoun (n.) A slave warehouse, or an inclosure where slaves are quartered temporarily.

bartizannoun (n.) A small, overhanging structure for lookout or defense, usually projecting at an angle of a building or near an entrance gateway.

bartonnoun (n.) The demesne lands of a manor; also, the manor itself.
 noun (n.) A farmyard.

basannoun (n.) Same as Basil, a sheepskin.

basebornadjective (a.) Born out of wedlock.
 adjective (a.) Born of low parentage.
 adjective (a.) Vile; mean.

basilicanadjective (a.) Of, relating to, or resembling, a basilica; basilical.

basiliconnoun (n.) An ointment composed of wax, pitch, resin, and olive oil, lard, or other fatty substance.

basinnoun (n.) A hollow vessel or dish, to hold water for washing, and for various other uses.
 noun (n.) The quantity contained in a basin.
 noun (n.) A hollow vessel, of various forms and materials, used in the arts or manufactures, as that used by glass grinders for forming concave glasses, by hatters for molding a hat into shape, etc.
 noun (n.) A hollow place containing water, as a pond, a dock for ships, a little bay.
 noun (n.) A circular or oval valley, or depression of the surface of the ground, the lowest part of which is generally occupied by a lake, or traversed by a river.
 noun (n.) The entire tract of country drained by a river, or sloping towards a sea or lake.
 noun (n.) An isolated or circumscribed formation, particularly where the strata dip inward, on all sides, toward a center; -- especially applied to the coal formations, called coal basins or coal fields.

basionnoun (n.) The middle of the anterior margin of the great foramen of the skull.

basonnoun (n.) A basin.

basset hornadjective (a.) An instrument blown with a reed, and resembling a clarinet, but of much greater compass, embracing nearly four octaves.
  () The corno di bassetto.

bassoonnoun (n.) A wind instrument of the double reed kind, furnished with holes, which are stopped by the fingers, and by keys, as in flutes. It forms the natural bass to the oboe, clarinet, etc.

bassorinnoun (n.) A constituent part of a species of gum from Bassora, as also of gum tragacanth and some gum resins. It is one of the amyloses.

bastionnoun (n.) A work projecting outward from the main inclosure of a fortification, consisting of two faces and two flanks, and so constructed that it is able to defend by a flanking fire the adjacent curtain, or wall which extends from one bastion to another. Two adjacent bastions are connected by the curtain, which joins the flank of one with the adjacent flank of the other. The distance between the flanks of a bastion is called the gorge. A lunette is a detached bastion. See Ravelin.

bastonnoun (n.) A staff or cudgel.
 noun (n.) See Baton.
 noun (n.) An officer bearing a painted staff, who formerly was in attendance upon the king's court to take into custody persons committed by the court.

bataviannoun (n.) A native or inhabitant of Batavia or Holland.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to (a) the Batavi, an ancient Germanic tribe; or to (b) /atavia or Holland; as, a Batavian legion.

batmannoun (n.) A weight used in the East, varying according to the locality; in Turkey, the greater batman is about 157 pounds, the lesser only a fourth of this; at Aleppo and Smyrna, the batman is 17 pounds.
 noun (n.) A man who has charge of a bathorse and his load.

batonnoun (n.) A staff or truncheon, used for various purposes; as, the baton of a field marshal; the baton of a conductor in musical performances.
 noun (n.) An ordinary with its ends cut off, borne sinister as a mark of bastardy, and containing one fourth in breadth of the bend sinister; -- called also bastard bar. See Bend sinister.

batoonnoun (n.) See Baton, and Baston.

batrachiannoun (n.) One of the Batrachia.
 adjective (a.) Pertaining to the Batrachia.

batsmannoun (n.) The one who wields the bat in cricket, baseball, etc.

battalionnoun (n.) A body of troops; esp. a body of troops or an army in battle array.
 noun (n.) A regiment, or two or more companies of a regiment, esp. when assembled for drill or battle.
 noun (n.) An infantry command of two or more companies, which is the tactical unit of the infantry, or the smallest command which is self-supporting upon the battlefield, and also the unit in which the strength of the infantry of an army is expressed.
 verb (v. t.) To form into battalions.

battonnoun (n.) See Batten, and Baton.

baudekinnoun (n.) The richest kind of stuff used in garments in the Middle Ages, the web being gold, and the woof silk, with embroidery : -- made originally at Bagdad.

bavariannoun (n.) A native or an inhabitant of Bavaria.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to Bavaria.

baviannoun (n.) A baboon.

bavinnoun (n.) A fagot of brushwood, or other light combustible matter, for kindling fires; refuse of brushwood.
 noun (n.) Impure limestone.

bawnnoun (n.) An inclosure with mud or stone walls, for keeping cattle; a fortified inclosure.
 noun (n.) A large house.

bawsinnoun (n.) Alt. of Bawson

bawsonnoun (n.) A badger.
 noun (n.) A large, unwieldy person.

bearnnoun (n.) See Bairn.

bearskinnoun (n.) The skin of a bear.
 noun (n.) A coarse, shaggy, woolen cloth for overcoats.
 noun (n.) A cap made of bearskin, esp. one worn by soldiers.

beatificationnoun (n.) The act of beatifying, or the state of being beatified; esp., in the R. C. Church, the act or process of ascertaining and declaring that a deceased person is one of "the blessed," or has attained the second degree of sanctity, -- usually a stage in the process of canonization.

beaufinnoun (n.) See Biffin.

beckonnoun (n.) A sign made without words; a beck.
 verb (v. t.) To make a significant sign to; hence, to summon, as by a motion of the hand.

bedgownnoun (n.) A nightgown.

bedouinnoun (n.) One of the nomadic Arabs who live in tents, and are scattered over Arabia, Syria, and northern Africa, esp. in the deserts.
 adjective (a.) Pertaining to the Bedouins; nomad.

bedpannoun (n.) A pan for warming beds.
 noun (n.) A shallow chamber vessel, so constructed that it can be used by a sick person in bed.

beduinnoun (n.) See Bedouin.

beginnoun (n.) Beginning.
 verb (v. i.) To have or commence an independent or first existence; to take rise; to commence.
 verb (v. i.) To do the first act or the first part of an action; to enter upon or commence something new, as a new form or state of being, or course of action; to take the first step; to start.
 verb (v. t.) To enter on; to commence.
 verb (v. t.) To trace or lay the foundation of; to make or place a beginning of.

beguinnoun (n.) See Beghard.

behnnoun (n.) The Centaurea behen, or saw-leaved centaury.
 noun (n.) The Cucubalus behen, or bladder campion, now called Silene inflata.
 noun (n.) The Statice limonium, or sea lavender.

belgiannoun (n.) A native or inhabitant of Belgium.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to Belgium.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to Belgium.

belgravianadjective (a.) Belonging to Belgravia (a fashionable quarter of London, around Pimlico), or to fashionable life; aristocratic.

bellerophonnoun (n.) A genus of fossil univalve shells, believed to belong to the Heteropoda, peculiar to the Paleozoic age.

bellmannoun (n.) A man who rings a bell, especially to give notice of anything in the streets. Formerly, also, a night watchman who called the hours.

bellonnoun (n.) Lead colic.

belteinnoun (n.) Alt. of Beltin

beltinnoun (n.) See Beltane.

benignadjective (a.) Of a kind or gentle disposition; gracious; generous; favorable; benignant.
 adjective (a.) Exhibiting or manifesting kindness, gentleness, favor, etc.; mild; kindly; salutary; wholesome.
 adjective (a.) Of a mild type or character; as, a benign disease.

benisonnoun (n.) Blessing; beatitude; benediction.

benjaminnoun (n.) See Benzoin.
 noun (n.) A kind of upper coat for men.

benzoinnoun (n.) A resinous substance, dry and brittle, obtained from the Styrax benzoin, a tree of Sumatra, Java, etc., having a fragrant odor, and slightly aromatic taste. It is used in the preparation of benzoic acid, in medicine, and as a perfume.
 noun (n.) A white crystalline substance, C14H12O2, obtained from benzoic aldehyde and some other sources.
 noun (n.) The spicebush (Lindera benzoin).

berkeleianadjective (a.) Of or relating to Bishop Berkeley or his system of idealism; as, Berkeleian philosophy.

berlinnoun (n.) A four-wheeled carriage, having a sheltered seat behind the body and separate from it, invented in the 17th century, at Berlin.
 noun (n.) Fine worsted for fancy-work; zephyr worsted; -- called also Berlin wool.

betonnoun (n.) The French name for concrete; hence, concrete made after the French fashion.