Old EnglishsbEnglish
Boar nA wild boar (sus scrofa) the wild ancestor of the domestic pig. 2. a male pig.
Boar hound nA ground mastiff used in hunting boar.
Board n(In OE.) a shield. 2. a hem, edge, coast, as in seaboard. 3. a border or side of anything. 4. a ship's side. 5. piece of timber sawn thin, as in floorboard, weatherboard. 6. stage of a theatre. 7. tablet on which games are played. 8. a table used for meals; food served at the table, as in board and lodgings 9. a table at which a council is held; person who meet at a council table. 10. any piece of furniture resembling a table, as in sideboard.
Board phr"Above Board" - open, without deceit, honestly, legitimate, reputably.
Board phr"Board Out" - have meals outside the place one's sleep. 2. give somebody food and lodging in a separate place from school, college etc where they work.
Board phr"Board Up" - cover with boards (because a house is no longer occupied; is about to be pulled down).
Board phr"Go By the Board" - be forgotten, ignored.
Board phr"Go Overboard" - act foolishly and in a excessive way.
Board phr"On board" - aboard.
Board phr"On the Drawing Board" - be planned in detail.
Board }phr"Pipe On Board" - welcome a person.
Board phr"Stiff as a Board" - rigid, very stiff (of one joints).
Board phr"Sweep The Board" - win everything.
Board phr"Take on Board" - acept an idea, proposal.
Board phr"Tread the Boards" - to appear as an actor.
Boardbook n
Boarding nA wooden fence, floor, etc.; entering a ship by force. 2. obtaining board and lodging for a fixed cost.
Boarding-house nA house in which boarders are accommodated.
Boarding-out nA system by which government authority send children under their charge to be cared for in private arrangement for payment.
Boarding school nA school in which the pupils are in residence.
Board rider nA surfer.
Boards nA stage in a theatre.
Board-shaper nSomeone who builds or designs surfboards by hand.
Board sock nA covering for a surfboard.
Board-walk nIn US, a footway consisting of planks.
Boarish adjSwinish, brutal, cruel.
Boat nA small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars or paddles, but often by a sail. 2. Different kinds of boats have different names; as, canoe, yawl, wherry, pinnace, punt, etc. 2. Hence, any vessel; usually with some epithet descriptive of its use or mode of propulsion; as, pilot boat, packet boat, passage boat, advice boat, etc. The term is sometimes applied to steam vessels, even of the largest class. 3. a vehicle, utensil, or dish, somewhat resembling a boat in shape; as, a stone boat; a gravy 4. Note: boat is much used either as an adjective or in combination; as, boat builder or boat builder; boat building or boat building; boat hook or boathook; boathouse; boat keeper or boat-keeper; boat load; boat race; boat rowing; boat song; boat-like; boat-shaped.
Boat vbTo carry by boat or ship. 2. to take a boat, embark. 3. to go in a boat, to row, navigate. 3. to ride or go by boat. 4. to transport in a boat; as, to boat goods. 5. . to place in a boat; as, to boat oars.
Boat phr"Be in Someone Boat" - to meddle in the affairs of others.
Boat phr"Be In the Same Boat" - in the same situation or predicament. 2. to share a common set of difficulties.
Boat phr"Get off the Boat" - to disassociate oneself from some project.
Boat phr"Have an Oar in Another Boat" - to meddle in another affairs.
Boat phr"Miss the Boat" - to fail to take advantage of, or exploit, an opportunity.
Boat phr"To Rock the Boat" - to disturb the comfortable status quo.
Boat-bone nA bone of the carpus and tarsus, 'os naviculare'
Boat-bridge nA pontoon.
Boatful adjAs much cargo or as many passengers as a boat can hold.
Boat-hook nA long pole with a hook and a spike at one end, for moving boats.
Boat-house nA building at the edge of a river or lake in which boats are kept.
Boating nBoats in a collective sense. 2. the action of going by boat.
Boat-keeper nBoat hirer.
Boatload nEnough to fill a boat. 2. colloquial: a large number of people.
Boatman nA man who manages a boat.
Boatmanship nThe art of managing a boat or boats.
Boat song nA song sung by rowers to keep in time.
Boatswain nThe officer (or warrant officer) in charge of sails, rigging, anchors. 3. the petty officer of a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen. 4. a kind of gull, the jaeger.
Boaty adjFond of or given to boats.
Bockland nSee "Bookland"
Boc-leden nLatin, hence any literary language.
Boc-spel n(Book and story) - a history or narrative.
Bocstaff nA letter of the alphabet.
Bode nA message, announcement, herald, proclamation. 2. command, order, tiding. 3. premonition, omen, augaury, presentment, foreboding, prayer, petition. 4. on who makes an announcement, a herald, messenger.
Bode vbTo announce, proclaim, preach. 2. to proclaim authoritatively, decree, order, bid, command (a person.) 3. to announce beforehand, forebode, foretell, predict, prognosticate, presage, portend. 4. 'well' or 'ill'-bode: give good or bad augur. 5. to signify. typify, present.
Bode vbTo bid for, make an offer for.
Bode phr" Bode well" - show good signs for the future.
Bodeful adjFull of presage, boding, ominous.
Bodeword nCommandment, behest, message, announcement, premonition, presage.
Bodied adjHaving a specific form of body. 2. having form, corporeal or incarnate.
Bodiend nA preacher; ecclessiast. See: friend, fiend, healend, waldend, shapend, mightend, almightend, milciend, slinkend, speliend, stygand.
Boddiless adjLacking a body. 2. incorporeal, insubstantial.
Bodily adjOf, or relating to, concerning the body. 2. having a material form, physical, corporeal. 3. real, actual,put into execution.
Bodily advIn or by a body, physically.
Bodily advIn a manner of unspiritually, worldly.
Bodily fear nA fear of bodily harm for another person.
Bodily-hood nBodlihood: of a corporeal nature or state.
Bodilyness nBoldliness: corporeality, the quality of being bodily.
Bodilywise adjCorporeally, in the body.
Bodiness nThe state or quality of having having bodily form. 2. corporeality, material condition.
Boding nAnnunciation, proclamation, preaching, presentment, prognostication.
Boding adjThat bodes, portending, presaging, ominous.
Bodingly advIn a boding, portending, presaging, ominous manner.
Bodiship nCorporeality, material, substance or condition.
Body nWas rendered bodiġ (IPA /ˈbodij/) in Old English, and was of neuter gender.

The physical frame. 2. the physical structure of a human or animal seen as one single organism. 3. the fleshly or corporeal nature of a human, as opposed to the spirit or soul. 4. corpse. 5. (archaic or informal except in compounds) - a person. 6. the torso, the main structure of a human or animal frame excluding the extremities (limbs, head, tail). 7. the largest or most important part of anything, as distinct from its appendages or accessories. 8. (archaic) the section of a dress extending from the neck to the waist, excluding the arms. 9. the content of a letter, message, or other printed or electronic document, as distinct from signatures, salutations, headers, and so on. 10. a bodysuit. 11. (computer programming) the code of a subroutine, contrasted to its signature and parameters. 12. a coherent group. 13. group of people having a common purpose or opinion; a mass. 14. an organization, company or other authoritative group. 15. unified collection of details, knowledge or information. 16. material entity. 17. any physical or materail object. 18. substance; physical presence. 19. comparative viscosity, solidity or substance (in wine, colours etc.). 20. an agglomeration of some substance, especially one that would be otherwise uncountable, as the English Channel as a body of water. 21. a nonpareil face on an agate body Bosworth-Toller Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, the Old English word also meant "bigness or height of body, stature; statura." Oxford Dictionary this word's origin is: "Old English bodig, of unknown origin." Online Etymology Dictionary this word's origin is: "Old English bodig 'trunk of a man or beast, physical structure of a human or animal; material frame, material existence of a human; main or principal part of anything,' related to Old High German botah, but otherwise of unknown origin. Not elsewhere in Germanic, and the word has died out in German (replaced by Leib, originally 'life,' and Körper, from Latin), 'but in English body remains as a great and important word' [OED]" This word has recently been borrowed into other Germanic languages, however.]

Body vbTo furnish with a body, to embody. 2. to give a body, consistence, or strength to (lit. & fig.) 3. to draw up or form troops; to form in a body.
Body phr"A Body Blow?" - something that effects one or one's plans badly, severely etc., a stroke of bad luck, bad news, adverse criticism.
Body phr"Body and Soul" - completely, with all one's energy, devotion etc.
Body phr"Body Forth" - to represent in one's bodily form form. 2. to give mental shape to.
Body phr"Body Out" - to give body or a body to. 2. to fill out a skeleton. 3. to give mental shape to. 4. to put an idea in outward shape or tangible form. 5. to exhibit in outward reality. 6. to represent, symbolize. 7. to indicate to betaken.
Body phr"Have No Body" - lack substance.
Body phr"In a Body" - all together.
Body phr"Keep Body and Soul Together" - to keep alive.
Body phr"Over My Dead Body" - only if my most vigorous opposition fails.
Body phr"Own Somebody Body and Soul" - control somebody completely.
Body phr"The Seven Bodies" - the seven metals supposed by alchemists to corespond with the seven planets. The Sun (or Apollo) - Gold; The Moon (or Diana) - Silver; Mercury - Quicksilver; Venus - Copper; Jupiter - Tin; Mars - Iron; Saturn - Lead.
Body-building nThe practice of strengthening the body, esp. by shaping and enlarging the muscles, by exercise.
Bodyhood nQuality of having a body or being in a body.
Body-like adjLike a body, real, solid. 2. in a body form; bodily. like, resembling a body, real, solid.
Body linen nShirts, underwear, etc made of linen or cotton.
Body-mind n"We know ourselves as 'body-mind' if by that be meant to co-existent, independent existence." 2. the defenders of this view speak not of a body-mind, seeking to identify by the hyphen the compound word in monastic identity of the inseparable state of the bodily-mental corporeality.
Body shop nA workshop where repairs to the bodywork of vehicles are carried out.
Bodysome adjCorporeal.
Body-soul nBody and soul regarded as a unified whole.
Body-stead nThe nave of a church.
Body-warmer nSleeveless quilted or padded jacket worn as an outdoor garment.
Body-wave nA soft light permanent wave designed to give the hair fullness.
Body-weight nThe weight of a person's body.
Body-whorl nThe last formed whorl of a univalve shell. ('Whorl': to turn)
Body-work nThe outer shell of a vehicle.
Bold nDwelling, habitation, house, habitation (appears as "botl")
Bold vbTo be or show oneself to be bold. 2. to become bold, grow strong or big.
Boil nOE. byle: a sore. a local inflammation of the skin around a hair follicle consisting of a hard swelling of dead tissue with the accumulation of pus.
Bold adjOf persons: stout-hearted, courageous, daring, fearless, opposite to timid, or fearful. 2. of words & actions: showing or requiring courage, daring, brave. 3. strong, mighty, big. 4. of grain: well-filled, plump, strong, fierce. 5. showing, daring, vigour, licence of conception or expression, vigorous, striking. 6. standing out, 'striking to the eye' 7. of typing or blue: boldface. 8. nautical language: applied to a coast or coastline rising steeply from the deep water; any broad, steep or projecting rock-face. 9. of a ship: broad in the bow.
Bold phr"Be so Bold as" - presume, venture to.
Bold phr"Bold as Brass" - impudent, aggressive; defiant; in a shameless, insolent, manner.
Bold phr"Make or be Bold with" - to embolden, encourage. 2. to be so bold as venture, so far as, take the liberty (to do a thing) 3. to take liberties with, make free with. 4. in a negative sense: audacious, presumptuous, too forward, immodest.
Bold phr"Make so Bold As" - presume, take the liberty.
Bolden vbTo make bold, embolden, encourage. 2. to take courage (to do something); be bold.
Bolden adjSwollen. 2. to make bold.
Boldening nThe state or condition of being bold; emboldening.
Bold-hearted adjBrave, courageous, fearless, daring, stout-hearted.
Boldhood nBolden, audacity.
Boldly advIn a bold manner, courageously, daringly, fearlessly. 2. in a bad or negative sense: with effrontery, impudently, shamelessly, presumptuously. 3. confidently, with assurance, without doubt, without hesitation. 4. with bold expression or handling; strongly, vigorously, with the shakes, boldly.
Boldly adjBold-looking.
BoldnessnCourage, daring, fearlessness. 2. confidence, assurance, security. 3. boldship.
Boldness phr"Take Boldness To" - to venture, to take the liberty (to do a thing) 2. to be impudent, presumptious
Boldness phr"Upon the Boldness of" - in reliance on, on the security of,
Boldship nBoldness.
Boldwordy adjBold, outspoken in speech.
Bolg(h)en adjTo swell, be proud or angry. 2. swollen with rage, anger; wrathful. 3. physically swollen.
Boll nOld Englis bolla "bowl, cup, pot," merged with Middle Dutch bolle "round object," borrowed 13c., both from Proto-Germanic *bul-, from PIE *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell" (see bole ). Influenced in meaning by Latin bulla "bubble, ball," ultimately from the same PIE root. Extended c.1500 to "round seed pod of flax or cotton." Boll weevil is 1895, American English. 2. a bowl, vesicle, bud.
Boll vbTo swell, increase.
Bolled adjSwollen, enflated, ptotuberant. 2. swollen with pride; puffed up. 3. embossed, embellished.
Bolling nSwelling, inflating, enlarging. 2. excessive drinking, boozing, as in a 'boll-fellow.'
Bollock(s)nTesticles, goolies.
Bolly adjCovered in bubbles.
Bolster nA large cushion or pillow.  2. a pad, quilt, or anything used to hinder pressure, support part of the body, or make a bandage sit easy upon a wounded part; a compress. 3. (vehicles, agriculture) A small spacer located on top of the axle of horse-drawn wagons which give the front wheels enough clearance to turn. 4. short, horizontal, structural timber between a post and a beam for enlarging the bearing area of the post and/or reducing the span of the beam. 5. sometimes also called a pillow or cross-head. 6. the perforated plate in a punching machine on which anything rests when being punched. 8. the part of a knife blade that abuts upon the end of the handle. 9. the metallic end of a pocket knife handle. 10. (architecture) the rolls forming the ends or sides of the Ionic capital. 11. (military, historical) a block of wood on the carriage of a siege gun, upon which the breech of the gun rests when arranged for transportation.
Bolster vbTo brace, reinforce, secure or support.
Bolstered adjPropped up, supported, padded, stuffed.
Bolstering nAction of maintaining or upholding almost always in a regular way or service;in modern use the factitious propping up of what can not stand of itself.
Bolster-shaped adjIn the form or shape of a bolster.
Bolt nAn arrow; hence the phrases 'bolt-upright' - straight up like an arrow; and 'bolt on end,' perpendicular. The word 'thunderbolt' thus means the arrow or weapon, that falls to the earth, after being discharged from the thunder-god. 2. a projectile, crossbow bolt. 3. the act of bolting; the act of breaking away, the act of breaking away from a political party. 4. a sudden spring or start. 5. (door latch; joiner)
Bolt phr"At First Bolt" - at the frst go.
Bolt phr"Bolt Down (Food)" - swallow one's food quickly (through hunger and greed, or because one is in a hurry).
Bolt phr"Bolt From the Blue" - a sudden and unexpected event, especially one of of an unpleasant or catastrophic nature.
Bolt phr"Bolt Out" - (lit. and Fig.)to exclude, shut in, shut up, as (bolting a door)
Bolt phr"Make a Shaft or Bolt of It" - to accept the issue whatever it may be, to run with the risk; to venture.
Bolt phr"Shoot One's Bolt" - to lose one's temper.
Bolt phr"Sit Bolt Upright" - to sit up suddenly and rigidly straight. 2. to stand on end.
Bolt phr"To Bolt" (sl.) - to run away, go straight away or out of sight quickly (like a arrow).
Bolted adjFastened together with bolts?. 2. connected or assembled using a bolt. 3. secured as a door by a bolt. 4. started, dislodged. 5. struck suddenly like a bolt of lightning. 6. escaped, fled, left town, ran away with haste. 7. swallowed of food and drink quickly, gulped down. 8. blurted out, utter forcefully.
Bolthole na place where a person can escape and hide. 2. a hole or burrow by which a rabbit or other wild animal can escape. 3. a means of escape from a hiding place. 4. place of escape or refuge; a haven.
Bolting nThe action of bolting. 2. a hasty utterance, sudden blurting out. 3. a sudden starting off, a hurrying-away, a flight or running away (from a political party.)
Boltless adjWithout or not having bolts.
Bolt-on nA thing that can be bolted on.
Bolt-on adjAble to be fastened or attached.
Bolt-upright adjTo carry oneself with a straight or upright posture.
Bolt-uprightness nThe state or quality of having an upright posture.
Bond nLate O.E. from Old Norse. phonetic variation of bond - see 'band' OE. 'bonda' 'bunda' - husbandman, householder, husband, master of the house. 2. peasant, churl, , vassal, serf, one in bondage, to a superior, state of serfdom, slavery, not free, in bondage.
Bond vbTo hold or bind together.
Bonded adjHeld in payment of bonds for payment of duties. 2. secured by bond, as a debt. 3. mortgaged.
Bonded wharehouse nA wharehouse for bonded goods.
Bondhold nTenure in bond service. 2. a tenure of a bond land.
Bondholder nA tenant in bond service or bond-land.
Bondhood nCondition of a bond or vassal. 2. bondage, vassalage.
Bonding nThe action of the verb: to hold or bind together. 2. the storage of goods in a bond-house.
Bond-land nLand held by bondage tenure.
Bond-less adjFree from bonds, unfettered, unrestrained.
Bondling nA slave, a slave child.
Bond-maid nA slave girl.
Bond-man nVillien, serf, slave.
Bond-man-blind nThe game of "Blindman's bluff.'
Bond-manship nState or condition of a bond-man or bondsman. 2. serfdom, slavery.
Bondship nCondition or state of bondsman. 2. serfdom, bondage, suretyship.
Bondsman nOne who becomes Surety by bond. 2. a man in bondage, a villein, a serf, a slave.
Bondswoman nBondwoman or female slave.
Bone nA composite material consisting largely of calcium phosphate and collagen and making up the skeleton of most vertebrates. 2. any of the components of an endoskeleton, made of bone. 3. a bone of a fish; a fish bone. 4. one of the rigid parts of a corset that forms its frame, the boning, originally made of whalebone. 5. anything made of bone, such as a bobbin for weaving bone lace. 6. (figuratively) the framework of anything. 7. on off-white colour, like the colour of bone; bone colour. 8. (US, informal) a dollar. 9. (sl) an erect penis; a boner, 10. (sl) dominoes or dice.
Bone adjOf an off-white colour, like the colour of bone.
Bone vbTo prepare (meat, etc) by removing the bone or bones from. 2. to fertilize with bone.  3. to put whalebone into, as to 'bone stays' (in civil engineering) 4. to make level, using a particular procedure; to survey a level line. 5. (vulgar, slang, of a man) to have sexual intercourse with. (usually with "up") 6. to throw out spicules of bone. 7. to deprive of bone; to take out the bones; fillet.
Bone phr"A Good Bone Never Falls to a Good Dog" - reward reward is always in the inverse ratio of the duties done.
Bone phr"Bone Idle" - idle, lazy, as an incurable fault.
Bone phr"Bone in One's Mouth" - said of a ship speeding along throwing up spray or foam under the bows.
Bone phr"Bred in the Bone" - idiomatic: of a habit, personal characteristic - to ingrain, deeply instill or establish firmly within something natural; as, 'bred-in-the-bone goodness.'
Bone phr"Feel Something In One's Bones" - suspect something without having any real evidence for it.
Bone phr"Gnaw One's Fingers to the Bone" - to fret.
Bone phr"Have a Bone in One's Throat" - I cannot talk; I cannot answer your question.
Bone phr"In One's Bones - to have a sense or intuition of.
Bone phr"Make No Bones of It" - to make no objects or have any scruples about. 2. be brutally frank.
Bone phr"Make Old Bones" - live to a great ahge.
Bone phr"Near to the Bone" - miserly, niggardly.
Bone phr"Put Flesh and Bone on Something" - to supply details of a proposal previously only revealed in outline.
Bone phr"The Bare Bones" - (of a story) nothing but the essential elements.
Bone phr"Throw Somebody a Bone" - to fob a person off with a symbolic but unimportant gesture.
Bone phr"Work Ones Fingers to the Bone" - to work (usually someone other) extremely hard and long.
Boned adjDeprived of bones; filleted. 2. having high bone structure. 3. furnished with or having bones.
Bone-deep adjas deep as the bone: penetrating to the depth of bone. 2. very thorough or deeply felt.
Bone dry adjCompletely and thoroughly dry. 2. dull, boring, uninteresting, tedious.
Bone earth nAsh left when are reduced in a furnace.
Bonefire vbTo illuminate with bonfires; to make bonfires.
Bonefire nBonfire: a fire in which bones are cremated. 2. a fire to burn unwanted or 'disreputable' items or people; such as proscribed works or heretics; a balefire. 3. a large, controlled outdoor fire, as a signal or to celebrate something. 4. Guy Fawkes night.
Bone-frame nSkeleton.
Bonehead nFool, idiot, simpleton.
Bone-headness nIdiotcy, stupidity, foolishness.
Bone-house nA charnel-house; a mortuary, flesh-house; a coffin; the human body.
Bone-know nOsteology.
Boneless adjWithout bones; destitute of bones, mainly backbone; invertebrate. 2. lack energy and stamina; weak and insipid.
Bonelessness nCondition of having no bones.
Bone-like adjResembling or characteristic of bone.
Bone-marrow nA soft fatty substance in the cavities of bone, in which bone cells are produced. 2. the essential part; typifying strength and vitality.
Bone-meal nCrushed or ground bone used esp. as fertilizer.
Bone-rotting adjThe decaying of bones by becoming brittle.
Bones nHuman remains; corpse.
Bone-salt nThe main chemical compound in bones.
Bone-setter nA person who sets broken bones or dislocated bones, esp. without being a qualified surgeon.
Bone-shaker nAny old crock of a vehicle.
Bonewort nName given to various plants, on account of their supposed bone-healing properties, including the daisy, golden-rod, centuary (erythiceae); yellow-mountain pansy (consolida minor).
Bone-yard nCemetery, graveyard.
Bonefire vbTo illuminate with bonfires; to make bonfires.
Bonefire nBonfire: a fire in which bones are cremated. 2. a fire to burn unwanted or 'disreputable' items or people; such as proscribed works or heretics; a balefire. 3. a large, controlled outdoor fire, as a signal or to celebrate something. 4. Guy Fawkes night.
Bonfire Night nThe night of 5th of November on which fireworks are let off and an effigy of Guy fawkes is burnt.
Book nA hard-cover book. 2. a long work fit for publication, typically prose, such as a novel or textbook, and typically published as such a bound collection of sheets. 3. a major division of a long work, as Genesis is the first book of the Bible. 4. record of betting (from the use of a notebook to record what each person has bet). 5. convenient collection, in a form resembling a book, of small paper items for individual use. 6. the script of a musical. 7. records of the accounts of a business. 8. long document stored (as data) that is or will become a book; an e-book. 9. (law) a colloquial reference to a book award, a recognition for receiving the highest grade in a class (traditionally an actual book, but recently more likely a letter or certificate acknowledging the achievement. 10.(sports) a document, held by the referee, of the incidents happened in the game. 11. (sports, by extension) a list of all players who have been booked (received a warning) in a game.  
Book vbTo reserve (something) for future use. 2. to write down, to register or record in a book or as in a book. 3. (law enforcement, transitive) To record the name and other details of a suspected offender and the offence for later judicial action. 4. (sports) to issue with a caution, usually a yellow card, or a red card if a yellow card has already been issued. 5. (intransitive, slang) to travel very fast. 6. to record bets as bookmaker. 7. (law student slang) to receive the highest grade in a class. 8. to grant or assign (land) by charter.
Book phr"Be In Somebody's Black Books" - be out of favor with a person.
Book phr"Be In Somebody's Good Books" - be well regarded by another person.
Book phr"Bell, Book and Candle" - the phrase for the ceremonial name for excomunication in the Roman Catholic Church.
Book phr"Book a Seat" - purchase a ticket for a theatre, railway journey. In coaching days and in early days or railways, tickets sold at Booking offices were written out and entered up in the books by clerks.
Book phr"Booked Up" - have no seats or rooms left (for a travelers, film or theatre-goers etc). 2. have no free time left, through pressure of engagements etc.
Book phr"Book In" - enter or register the name of a guest at arrival at a hotel, motel.
Book phr"Book of Books" - the Bible.
Book phr"Book of God" - the Bible
Book phr"Book of Life" - in the Bible language, a register of names of those who have inherited eternal life.
Book phr"Book of the Dead" - collection of Egyptian texts, both religious and magical, concerned with guidance for the safe conduct of souls through Amenti (the Egyptian Hades).
Book phr"Book of Words" - libretto.
Book phr"Book Up" - reserve accommodation in a hotel, on an aircraft or train.
Book phr"Bring to Book" - call to account. 2. find evidence to arrest. 3. try or punish someone.
Book phr"Go by the Book" - to do something exactly as by rules state; to do something by the book.
Book phrIn One's Book" - in one's own opinion.
Book phr"In One's Good Books" - liked.
Book phr"Kiss the Book" - to kiss the Bible or New Testament, after taking an oath, the kiss of confirmation or promise to act in accordance with the words of the oath, and the public acknowledge of its sanctity
Book phr"Know One's Book" - to know one's own interest; know which side one's bread is buttered.
Book phr"Men Who Burn Books, in the End Burn Other Men" - intolerance grows slowly but surely.
Book phr"On the Books" - on the list of candidates for membership to a club, for employment etc.
Book phr"One for the Book" - something worth noting or recording.
Book phr"Out of My Books" - not in favor, no longer on my list of friends.
Book phr"Out of One's Book" - out of one's reckoning, mistaken. 2. in the books (recorded, in existence).
Book phr"Play by the Book" - to apply the rules strictly.
Book phr"Read like a (Open)Book" - to be able to discern someone's thoughts from his or her body language or other behaviour. 2. to know like a book.
Book phr"Speak by the Book" - speak with meticulous exactness. 2. to speak literatim, according to what is in the book.
Book phr"Speak Like a Book" - to speak with great precision and accuracy; to be full of information. Often used by a pedant.
Book phr"Take a Leaf Out of Somebody's Book" - to model oneself on another person. 2. copy someone's example.
Book phr"Take One's Name Off the Books" - to withdraw from a club, organization or register; etc. In the passive voice it means to be excluded
Book phr"Talk Like a Book" - to have an eloquent flow of language. 2. to speak pedantically.
Book phr"Talk One's Book" - to present arguments which, while plausible, are really designed to foster one's vested interest.
Book phr"Throw the Book At" - to charge with or convict of as many crimes as possible. 2. to apply the harshest punishment to
Book phr"To Be Booked" - not to be available; to have a previous commitment in one's engagement book or diary.
Book phr"Turn Up for the Books" - to be a surprizing developments.
Book phr"Upon the Books" - to have one's name included on an official list.
Book phr"Without (One's) Book" - without authority. 2. from memorty, by rote.
Book-answerer nCritic.
Book-binder nA person whose profession is binding pages together to form a book; bibliopegist.
Book-binding nThe art or craft of binding books.
Book-borrower nOne who borrows books from a library or other sources.
Book-burning nThe destruction of books and writings regarded as harmful or subversive.
Bookcraft nBook-learning, literary skill, literature.
Book-dealer nOne who deals in books.
Booked adjnstructed by books, entered in books, registered, conveyed by character, listed, scheduled.
Book-end nOne of the ends of an ornamental book props.
Booker nA writer of books, a scribe, one who enters in a book, a book-keeper.
Book-fell nA skin prepared for writing on a sheet of vellum or parchment, a vellum manuscript.
Book-flood nThe deluge of books coming on the market around Christmas time.
Bookful adjAs much as fills a book. 2. the entire contents of a book. 3. full of knowledge of books gathered from books.) 4. full or stored with books.
Book-hand nWriting in which each letter is formed separately and not joined to the others.
Book-hoard nA repository for books or documents (an exclusively OE word.) 2. a library; a biblioteque.
Book-holder nAn appliance for keeping a book in a reading position.
Bookhood nKnowledge of books, scholarship. 2. the estate of dignity of the book.
Book-hunt vbTo follow the pursuits of a book-hunter or searcher of old and rare books.
Book-hunter nOne who searches for old and rare books.
Booking nThe act or procees of writing something down in a book or books, esp. in accounting. 2. a reservation for a service, such as an accommodation in a hotel. 3. the engagement of a performer for a particular performer. 4. the issuing of a caution which is usually written down in a book, results in a yellow card or (another booking) a red card , that results in the player being sent off the playing field. 5. the process of photocopying, finger printing and recording identity data of a suspect following arrest.
Booking-hall nA booking office.
Bookish adjOf, or belonging to a book or books, literary. 2. addicted to the reading of books, studious. 3. disparagingly acquainted with books.
Bookishly advIn a bookish way, fondness for books or study, learning (somewhat contemptously)
Book-keep vbTo do book-keeping. 2. the skill or practice of keeping books or systematic records of financial transactions, eg. income and expenses.
Book-keeper nA person responsible for keeping financial records and business records and documents,
Book-keeping nThe act of being responsible for keeping financial record and documents.
Book-knowing n"An ounce of mother-wit, improved by observation, is worth a store of book-knowledge.
Bookland nAlso spelt Bocland. In Anglo-Saxon society, land held by charter or written title, free from fief, fee, service or such. The land was held chiefly by the nobility or denominated church holders. 2. land of inheritance grant from Folkland in Anglo-Saxon England by the king of the Witan by written charter or book. It was first given to the Church, but also to lay-folk. the origin of the freehold system. The place-name Buckland is probably derived from this.
Book-learned adjLearned in books, or knowldge acquired from them (usually in a disparaginging way)
Book-learnedness nState or quality of knowledge learned or acquired from books.
Book-learning nMere theory.
Book-less adjIgnorant of books, unscholarly, destitute of books.
Book-like adjLike or resembling a book.
Bookling nA little book.
Booklore nBook-learning, knowledge given, or acquired from books.
Bok-louse nA minute insect often damaging books.
Book-lover nOne who loves books, loves to read books; bibliophile.
Bookmaker nOne who makes books.
Bookman nOne who sells or deals in books.
Book mark nA strip of leather, card etc used to mark one's place in a book.
Book-minded adjBookish, literary, scholastic; pedantic.
Book-mindness nThe state or quality of being bookish, pedantic, etc.
Bookmonger nA bookseller or dealer in books.
Bookness nBookishness.
Book oath nAn oath made on the Bible.
Book of God nBible
Book of the Dead nThe ancient Egyptian funerary text.
Book of the LivingnThe book Amun-Ra of the ancient Eygptian made of pure gold and containing ancient spells and incantation that could take away living mortals.
Book of Words nLibretto.
Book-read adjWell read; skilled in or with book-learning.
Book-reading nA reading from a book by the author, usually at it's public launch. 2. a reading from a book on radio, usually to assist the sight-impaired.
Book-rest nAn adjustable support for an open book on a table.
Book-ridden adjDominated or plagued by books, as a dusty "book-ridden" room.
Book-rights nThe intellectual property and copyright relating to the publication and use of the book.
Bookroom nA room in which books are kept; a library.
Bookseller nA person engaged in the selling of books. 2. a business that sells books.
Bookselling nThe occupation of buying and selling books.
Bookshelf nA shelf or shelves for storing books for easy visual reference
Bookshop nA shop that sells books; a bookstore.
Book-shy adjA reluctance or unwilling to read books.
Bookspeech nThe speech of books, stiff, formal and sometimes prtentious.
Book spell nBoc speed.
Book stall nA stand for selling books, newspapers etc. esp. out of doors or at a train station.
Bookstand nA case or stand for books.
Booksy adjCharacterized or derived from books. 2. given to books, bookish.
Book-token nA voucher which can be exchanged for books with a specific value.
Bookwards advIn the direction of books,; in print.
Bookwise adjIn the manner or form of a book.
Bookword nAn inkhorn term or pretentious, rare word.
Book-work nAccounts, book-keeping works. 2. the art and science of formatting books. 3. work done with the aid of textboks.
Book-worm nAn avid reader of books. 2. of various insects that infect books.
Book-worship nThe ardent love of books and reading.
Bookwright nA maker or author of books.
Boor nOE: gebur. dweller, farmer.
Boor vbTo dwell.
Boot n(1)(Not Old English)An outer covering for the foot, esp. of leather, reaching above the ankle, often to the knee. This word does not derive from Old English: it is Middle English from Old Norse or French. NB. Himming is the Old English word for boot
Boot n(2)(Bote), good, advantage, profit, avail, use. 2. well-being, bote. 3. that thing which is thrown in and given in addition. 4. to make up deficiency of value, a minimum compensation, odds. 5. the repair of decaying structures eg. bridges (bridgebote); also the levied contribution for keeping these in repair. 6. the right of the tenant to take timber, etc. for repairs, fixing and other necessary purpose from the landlords estate; common of estover; firebote, housebote, hedgebote. 7. a medicinal cure or remedy. 8. help or deliverance from evil or peril; assistance, relief, remedy, rescue. 9. the making amands for mischief or wrong doing; amends made. 10. compensation made, according to OE. usage for injury or wrongdoing, reparation, amends, satisfaction, manbote, inbote, thiefbote. 11. the expiation of sin, an offering by way of atonement, repentance, sin-offering, penance.
Bootphr"Boot of Bale" - a means or agent of help, also a personal agent, a helper.
Boot phr"It Is No Boot' - it avails me not. 2. it is of no use.
Boot phr"Make No Boot of " - to make profit, gain by, to gain.
Boot phr"None Other Boot" - no other resource, no (other) alternative.
Boot phr"To Boot (Bote)" - to the good; to the advantage, into the bargain, in addition, besides, moreover. 2. phrases, 'in appreciatory phrases, "King Alfred to Boot!"
Bor nApparently O.E. gebur, neighbour. An east Anglican form of address to a lad, boy, or young man.
Bore vbTo make a hole through something. 3. to make a hole with, or as if with, a boring instrument; to cut a circular hole by the rotary motion of a tool. 4. to bore for water or oil. 5. to form or enlarge (something) by means of a boring instrument or apparatus. 6. to bore a steam cylinder or a gun barrel; to bore a hole. 7. to make (a passage) by laborious effort, as in boring; to force a narrow and difficult passage through. 8. to be pierced or penetrated by an instrument that cuts as it turns. 9. to push forward in a certain direction with laborious effort.
Bore nA hole drilled or milled through something. 2. The tunnel inside of a gun's barrel through which the bullet travels when fired. 3. a tool, such as an auger, for making a hole by boring. 4. a capped well drilled to tap artesian water. 5. the place where the well exists
Bore phr"Full Bore Ahead" - proceed.
Borer nAn insect which bores into wood.
Born adjExisting as a result of birth. 2. being such or likely to become such by natural ability or quality (a born leader). 3. having a specified destiny or prospect (born to be a king). 4. certain status by birth and upbringing.
Born sfxBorn in or native to a place, as 'English-born'. 2. with respect to the birth order, as 'firstborn child.'
Born phr"Born and Bred" - born, reared and educated in a specified place, in a specified manner.
Born phr"Born in the Purple" - born of royal or very aristocratic parents; a privileged member of society.
Born phr"Born with a Silver Spoon in One's Mouth" - born of wealthy parents; born the heir to a fortune, or comfortable living.
Born phr"In All My Born Days" - in all my experience.
Born phr"Not Born Yesterday" - not naive, stupid, shrewd.
Born-again adjRegenerated, revitalized,
Borne adjCarried, sustained, endured.
Borough nOld English burgh "stronghold, fortress, borough'; influenced by bergh "hill," and berwen "to defend, take refuge." 2. fortress, castle, or citadel; simply a large building. 3. court, a manor house. 4. a fortified town, a town possessing municipal organization. 5. any place larger than a village. 6. an incorporated town, or village. 2, a town having a chief warden or burgess-master or borough-master larger than a village. 7. a town which sends a representative to parliament.
Borough-botenBurgh-bote: a tax for repairing of a fortress.
Borough-breaking nBurgh-breaking : burglary.
Borough English nA custom abolished in 1925 by which real estate passed to the youngest instead of the eldest. Also known as, Cradle-land; Cradle-holding.
Borough-folk nthe people of the town.
Borough-holder nIn some Yorkshire boroughs: a person who holds property by burgage tenure.
Boroughhood nThe state of being a borough.
Borough-kenning nBarbican.
Borough-kind nOf the nature of a borough.
Borough-man nTownsfolk, citizen, burgess.
Borough-monger nOne who trades in parliamentary seats for boroughs.
Borough-mote nBurgh-mote: Judicial assembly of a borough.
Borough-reeve nA governor of a town or city, especially during the Norman Conquest, representing the king's authority for fiscal and other purposes in borough. 2. a chief municipal officer in certain unincorporated english towns.
Boroughship nA township, the fact of constituting a borough or township. 2. the condition of being for //// the good behaviour of neighbours.
Borough-town nA town which is a borough.
Borough-were nThe people or community of a town; the townsmen.
Borrow vbTo receive (something) from somebody temporarily, expecting to return it. 2. to adopt (an idea) as one's own. 3. to borrow the style, manner, or opinions of another. 4. to adopt a word from another language. 5. in arithmetic subtraction, to deduct (one) from a digit of the minuend and add ten to the following digit, in order that the subtraction of a larger digit in the subtrahend from the digit in the minuend to which ten is added gives a positive result. 5. to lend. 6. to temporarily obtain (something) for (someone). 7. to feign or counterfeit.  8. to give back (exchanging the transfer of ownership), lend (exchanging the owners), return (exchanging the transfer of ownership)
Borrow nO.E. (borg) - a pledge or security; the modern sense depended originally on the actual pledging of something for a security for a loan.
Borrow-brain nTo consult with or hire temporarily hire a person who has expertise in a particular field; a consultant.
Borrowed adjThat which has been borrowed.
Borrowed phr"Living On Borrowed Time" - an unexpected extension of time, especially of a person. 2. to live longer than expected.
Borrowed days nThe last three days of March are said to be "borrowed from April". 2. borrowing days.
Borrower nOne who borrows.
Borrowgang nSuretyship, the responsibility incurred by a surety.
Borrowing nAn instance of borrowing something.
Borrowing phr"Ask in Borrowing" - to ask for a loan.
Borrowing-days nThe last three days of March (old reckoning) in Scottish folklore to have been borrowed (borrowed days)from April and supposed to be especially stormy.
Borrow-pit nIn construction and civil engineering, an area which material, usually soil, gravel, sand, has been dug up for use at another (usually nearby) location.
Bosom n(Originally meaning: arm?) women's breast. 2. the cavity of the stomach; one of the chambers of the heart, 3. the womb. part of the dress which covers the breast; the front of a shirt. 4. a curved recess, a cavity, a hollow interior, a sinus. 5. a hull or hold of a ship. 6. applied to the surface of the sea, a lake, a river or on the ground (with various association in the literal sense. 7. a concave bend in a coastline, or the part of the sea embraced by it; a bay. 8. the breast considered as the seat of one's thoughts, feelings, emotions and desires. 9. repository of secret thoughts and counsels; hence used for inward thoughts.
Bosom vbTo form a bosom, belly. 2. to put into a bosom, to embosom, to take to the bosom, embrace. 3. fig. to receive into intimate companionship. 4. to have familiar interaction. 5. to hide a secret in the bosom. 6. to take to heart. 7. to keep in mind.
Bosom phr"Take to One's Bosom" - make an intimate friend of.
Bosom phr"The Friend of One's Bosom" - one's best friend; one's bosom friend.
Bosom-child nCherished child or offspring.
Bosom-devil nTorment of profound guilt and guiltiness.
Bosomed adjHaving a bosom, shaped like a bosom. 3. enclsed, hidden, with bated breath.
Bosomer nOne who or that which bosoms (in various senses)
Bosom-felt adjDeeply heart-felt emotion. 2. private, confidential, intimate.
Bosom-friend nClose, personal and intimate friend.
Bosom-friendship nClose and deep friendship.
Bosomful adjBosomy, full-bossomed.
Bosom-hell nDeep emotional anguish.
Bosoming adjEmbracing, taken into aone's bosom.
Bosom-throes nStruggle and agony of emotional torment.
Bosomy adjFull of secluded recesses, embracing. 2. of a woman having prominent breasts.
Bote nCompensation, such as for injury to person or honor.
Boten vbTo be better, to amend, recover health, be healed. 2. to make better in health, to heal, cure, boot, bote.
Botener nA healer, a curer, restorer.
Botening nHealing, restoring, curing.
Both adj?Pronoun, conjunction: there are a number of theories, all similar, and deriving the word from the tendency to say "both the." One is that it is from the extended base of Old English begen. Another traces it to the rare late Old English by ba þa "both these," from ba (begen) + þa, a plural of se "that." A third theory traces it to Old Norse baðir "both, and "both the." 2. each of two.
Both phr"Play Both Ends Against the Middle" - risky action of trying to play one's opponents off against each other.
Bottle nA dwelling, habitation, building; from Middle English bottle, botle, buttle, from Old English botl, bold , abode, house, dwelling-place, mansion, hall, castle, temple. Related to Old English byldan (“to build, construct”).
Bottom nThe foundation, base, basis, footing. 3. the ground under a plant; the soil in which it grows. that which underlies or supports a thing. 4. a deep place, depth in the sea or land, abyss. 5. a ground or bed under the water, or a lake, sea, river. 6. dregs, sediment of liquor. 7. the lowest surface or part of a thing, the base. 8. the posterior. 9. the lap. 10. the seat of a chair. 9. the cocoon of the silk worm.
Bottom vbTo put a bottom to. 2. to find a bottom or foundation. 3. to serve as a bottom for; fig, to establish firmly. 4. to rest as on foundation, to be based, to be grounded,(lit. and fig.) 5. to wind as a skein. 6. to reach the bottom of. 7. to drain to thr bottom; empty. 8. to reach the bottom. 9. to get to the bottom of; understanding thoroughly, reach the bottom of..
Bottom phr"At Bottom" - radically, fundamentally.
Bottom phr"Be At The Bottom of" - to underlie, to be real cause or source of. 2. to instigate it or prompt it.
Bottom phr"Be At the Bottom of the Ladder" - be the most junior position in some hierarchy.
Bottom phr"Be Rock Bottom" - reach the lowest possible point.
Bottom phr"Bottom Falls Out Of" - collapses; gives way.
Bottom phr"Bottom Out" - to have reached the lowest point in a continuously changing situation and to be about to improve.
Bottom phr"(Forgive) From the Bottom of One's Heart" - to forgive sincerely and completely.
Bottom phr"Get to The Bottom Of" - to reach the bottom of, to drill down, understand thoroughly.
Bottom phr"Have No Bottom" - ti be unfathomable; to be unstable.
Bottom phr"Hit Rock Bottom" - the lowest point possible.
Bottom phr"Knock the Bottom Out Of" - to be at the bottom; at the bottom, in reality as distinguished from a superficial.
Bottom phr"One Bottom Drawer" - a girl or young woman's collection of clothes, linen etc towards her marriage (although she may collect these items long before she has any actual plans of marriage).
Bottom phr"On the Bottom Rung of the Ladder" - of the lowest status or position.
Bottom ash nBottom ash is the coarse, granular, incombustible by-product of coal combustion that is collected from the bottom of furnaces. Most bottom ash is produced at coal-fired power plants.
Bottom-bed nThe lowest stratum of a formation of rocks. 2. the stratum.
Bottomed adjHaving a bottom; furnished with a bottom of some special material or form, as in composition. 2. covered at the bottom or foundation. 3. founded, based, grounded (mostly fig.)
Bottomedness nThe quality of resting upon the a sure foundation. 2. stability.
Bottomer nOne who puts a bottom to. 2. one who works or lives at the lowest stratum of society.
Bottom-fish nFish such as a catfish, carp, or flounder, that live on or near the bottom of a body of water. 2. bottom-livers.
Bottom-fishing nTrawling.
Bottom-ground nThe basis, reason, as 'the bottom-ground of his wickedness.'
Bottom-heavy adjMore weight at the top than the bottom.
Bottoming nThe act of putting a bottom to anything. 2. the act of setting a sound foundation.
Bottom-lands nLow-lying stretch of level lands near a river.
Bottomless adjThat has no bottom. 2. without a foundation, baseless, inexhaustible, unfathomable.
Bottomlessly advUnfathomably,
Bottomlessness nState or quality of being bottomless.
Bottomless pit nHell is so called in the "Book of Revelation". 2. a scheme that promises prosperity, but in the end costs the investor a large sum of his money.
Bottom-livers nMarine life living at extreme depths. 2. bottom-livers in the food chain" - poorest members of society.
Bottom-most adjThat is at the very bottom; lowest.
Bottomness n(In physics) A quantum number of quarks & hadrons, determined by the number(s) of bottom quarks & antiquarks present. Symbol B.
Bottom rung nThe lowest status or position.
Bottom time nTime used in calculating decompression obligation from decompression tables. For most tables this is defined as the elapsed time from starting the descent to starting the final ascent to the surface, excluding ascent and decompression time.
Bottom-up(wards) advAn inverted position.
Bottomwards adjTo or towards the bottom. 2. in the direction of the bottom; downwards.
Bottomy adjLying on a bottom, low-lying.
Bough nA firm branch of a tree.
Bough nA shoulder of an animal. 2. a limb, leg. 3. one of the larger limbs or off shots of a tree. 4. a main branch, but also applied to smaller branches. 4. in transfiguratively and fig. a main branch of a vein or artery. 5. a branch of a family or anything metaphorically referred to a tree, the gallows.
Bough phr"The Father to the Bough, the Son to the Plough." - supposed to mean that, according to a Kent Custom, attainder for felony does not deprive a man's children of the succession to his property.
Boughed adjHaving branches; stripped of boughs.
Bough-house nA temporary structure msde of boughs.
Boughless adjWithout or destitute of branches.
Boughly adjBent, curved, having several bends.
Bough-runes nName for the runic characteristic modifier so as to resemble 'the branching tree.' (also, the ice-runes one read in the same way as the 'bough-runes on the Maeshouse (Maeshowe) stones, a neolithic chambered cairn and passage grave situated on Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
Bought n(OE: byht) a bend or curve. 2. a hollow, angle or bend in an animal body. 3. a bending in a coastline, mountain chain. 4. a bend in a rope, loop, string or chain.
Bought-book nA book for keeping an account of goods bought.
Boughten vbIn US, in application to purchased as opposed to home-made articles.
Bought-in adjHome produced. (bought-in goods)
Bought-out adjPurchased from an outside sources (not raised or produced on one's own premises)
Boughtwise nA coil, fold or knot formed by the body of a serpent. 2. tail of a horse.
Boughy adjAbounding in boughs.
Bouk nA belly, paunch, abdomen. 2. a trunk of the body, hence the body of a man or animal. 3. volume, largeness of volume, bulk, the greater portion of anything.
Bouked adjHaving a protuberance, bulksome, corpulent, portly, occupy large space, bulky. 3. great, plentiful, influential. 3.magnitude in three-dimension.
Boult nA hypotheical law case propounded and arranged and arranged for practice by students of The Inns of The Court (a Moot) -
Bound adjEnglish has no fewer than four separate words 'bound'. the only one going back to Old Engish is the adjective meaning 'obliged or destined'.
Bounden adjObligatory, necessary as aduty. 2. undeer obligation, obliged.
Bourn nBurn, bourne, a small stream, a brook, creek, river, ea, sike, a winter bourn or torrents of rain of the chalk downs.
Bout adv(Prp and conjunction) - originally, be-utan: without, split up into. It sense continued as prep. and adv. Butan: but (still continues) - bout becomes obsolete, but acquires some uses in northern dialect, such as, outside, without; of position: with, beyond, except.
Bout-gate advA going about, circuvention, equivocation, quibble.
Bove advShortening of 'above' - from OE. bufan, be-utan, from above.
Bow nA thing bent or fashioned so as to form part of the circumference of a circle or other curve; a bend, bent line. 2. a curved stroke forming part of a letter in calligraphy. 3. an arch (masonry) as in a gateway, or bridge. 5. a weapon for shooting an arrow. 6. a yoke for an oxen. 8. a single passage of the bow across the string. 9. an arc or circle. 10. an instrument for drawing curves. 11. the iris of the eye
Bow nOE: bu^ - a dwelling, cottage, building. 2. the stock of cattle on a farm, a herd, livestock. 3. a term used in old deeds to denote cattle.
Bow n"The Bow" - the hand (bowman) that holds the bow in archery
Bow nAn inclination of the body or head in salutation.
Bow vbTo play music on (a stringed instrument) using a bow. 2. the musician bowed his violin expertly. 3. to become bent or curved. 4. to make something bend or curve. 5. to exercise powerful or controlling influence over; to bend, figuratively; to turn; to inclin. 5. to premiere.
Bow vbTo bend oneself as a gesture of respect or deference. 2. to defer (to something).
Bow phr"Bend or Bring (another) to One's Bow" - to bring someone to one's will, inclination or control.
Bow phr"Bow Down to (Someone) Better" - to succumb to pressure. 2. accept that someone knows bett er.
Bow phr"Bowed Down With" - troubled, worried by.
Bow phr"Bow Out" - to leave, retire, retreat, resign, withdrawn, go away.
Bow phr"Bow Out (of)" - bow low to a customer or a visitor as one leaves his presence.
Bow phr"By the Stringer Rather Than the Bow" - by the most direct way.
Bow phr'Come to Bow" - to be compliant or submissive.
Bow phr"Draw a Long Bow" - to make exaggerated statements.
Bow phr"Have More/Two Strings to One's Bow" - to have many resources, skills or alternatives. 2. to have an additional qualification appropriate to the task.
Bow phr"Have Too Much of the Bow Hand" - to fail in a design. 2. to lack dexterity.
Bow phr"Of the Bow and Arrow" - attributively belonging to or characteristic of the period when the 'bow and arrow' was the chief weapon of war.
Bow phr"Shoot with Another Bow"- to practise an art, occupation other than your own.
Bow Phr"Take A Bow" - to receive recognition.
Bow phr"The Bent of One's Bow" - one's intentions, inclinations, disposition.
Bow phr"To Unstring the Bow Will Not Heal the Wound" -lamenatation for the loss of a wife is poor satisfaction.
Bow phr"Wide on the Bow Hand" - wide of the mark, inaccurate.
Bow-backed adjHaving a permanently bent or crooked back. 2. having the back arched as an angry cat. 3.
Bow-bearer nA bearer of a bow; an archer.
Bow-bells n(The bells of the Bow Church)- 'St Mary-le-Bon" - within the sounds of the bow bells, synonymous with the city bounds. Cf cockney
Bow-bent adjBowed.
Bowed adjBent, curved, crooked. 2. bent down under the load or the weight of years.
Bowed adjFurnised with or provided with a bow.
Bowedness nIn a bowed or bent condition.
Bower nOE: dwelling, abode, habitation, lady apartment. 2. in early use : a cottage; in later poetical word for 'abode' 3. a vague, poetic word for an idealised, not realised in any actual dwelling. 4. a fancy, rustic cottage or country residence. 5. a covered stall or booth at a fair. 6. an inner apartment, esp. distinguished from the hall or large public room, in ancient mansion. 7. esp. applied to a lady private apartment; a boduor (poetic). 8. a place closed in or overarched with branches of trees, shrubs or other plants; a shady recess, arbour.
Bower nOf a tenant who rents a herd of cows along with their pasture and fodder from a proprietor or farmer and makes what profit he can get out of their produce, after paying the rents; or who gives his labour as a share ; and divides profits with the proprietor of the stocks. 2. a farmer, peasant.
Bower nOne who plays with a bow on a violin or stringed instruments.
Bower nOne who bows, stoops. 2. one who bends anything; that which causes to bend; a muscle.
Bower vbTo embower, to enclose. 2. to take shelter, make one's dwelling.
Bower-bird nA name given to several australian birds of the starling family, which builds bowers or runs.
Bowered adjShaded, enbowered, finished with bowers.
Bowering nEmbowering, shady, covering.
Bowerless adjWithout a bower or bowers.
Bowermaid nChambermaid; a lady-in-waiting.
Bower-thane nA chambermaid; lady-in-waiting.
Bow-houghed adjhaving the crooked hips.
Bow-house nA cattle stall.
Bowing nBowing, bending, bend, curving, twisting, flexing, flexion, flexive inclination. 2. curved or bent part. 3. the bowing inflexion of the voice. 4. the action of the body or head in salutation. 5. the place of the violin on a bow.
Bowing adjThat bends or inclines, inclined, bent. 2. that may be bent, flexible, pliant. 3. yielding, submissive, obedient.
Bowingly advIn a curving or bending manner or direction.
Bowingness nA bending quality.
Bowl nRound vessel to hold liquids, a cup. 2. a drinking vessel. 3. a tub or rounded vessel. 4. the more or less bowl-shaped part of a vessel. 5. the basis of a fountain.
Bowl n"The Bowl" - drinking, conviviality.
Bowl phr"Be in a Fish Bowl" - be very open to view.
Bowl vbTo curve, crook, hence bowled, bowled.
Bowl-barrow nA pre-historic mound of the shape of an upturned bowl.
Bowl-dish nA dish or food served in a bowl.
Bowler nOne who engages in the sport of bowling. 2. (cricket) the player currently bowling. 3. (cricket) A player selected mainly for his bowling ability. 2. a deep-drinker, drunkard.
Bowlful adjAs much as a bowl could hold.
Bow-like adjResembling or characteristic of a bow.
Bowl-less adjNot having or without a bowl.
Bowl-shaped adjHaving a natural basis. 2. the blade of an oar.
Bowl-weft nApplied to materials drawn out by weavers in Lanarkshire to exchange with travelling hawkers for bowls and other earthenware dishes.
Bowly adjBent, round.
Bow-maker nA maker of bows and arrows.
Bowman nOne who shoots arrow. 2. one who roars by oar. 3. "the bowman' - plural collective.
Bowman's-root nName given to certain plants, as 'gillenia trifolata"; euphorbia corollata, incardia alternifolia.'
Bow-shape nHaving the shape of a bow.
Bow shot nTHe distance to which a bow can send an arrow.
Bowsprit nSprout-pole.
Bowstring nThe string of an archer's bow.
Bowstring vbTo strangle with a bow string.
Bow-tie nA necktie in the form of a bow.
Bow-window nA curved bay window.
Bow-wise adjIn the form or figure of a bow.
Bowyer nOne who makes or trades in bows. 2. a bower.
Bowyer God phrCupid.
Box nLate Old English, probably from late Latin buxis, from Latin pyxis ‘boxwood box’, from Greek puxos (see box): a receptacle, container, holder. 2. a coffin. 3. box under the driver's seat on a coach. 4. a box and its contents; hence, a variable measure of quality. 4. light shield worn by cricketers to protect their genitals. 5. a cavity made in the trunk of a tree to collect its sap. 6. the box tree.
Box nTelevision or "The Box"
Box phr"Be in the Same Box" - (colloq) to be in the same box; to be in similar (unhappy) predicament.
Box phr"Box In" - prevent somebody from going faster, manuoeuvring etc by surrounding them on all sides.
Box phr"Be in a Box Seat" - be in a very powerful position to control activity.
Box phr"Be On One's Soap Box" - speak freely on issues about which one keenly feels.
Box phr"Box Up" - confine in a small space.
Box phr"I Got Into the Wrong Box - I am out of my element or in a wrong place or false position.
Box phr"One Out of the Box" - an excellent person or thing.
Box phr"Put One Back In Their Box" - make it clear to a person that his views are not welcome.
Boxmaker nOne who makes boxes for a living.
Boxed adjEnclosed or included in a box; confined in a box. 2. confined, limited, boxed up, uncomfortable.
Boxen nA small evergreen tree
Boxer nSquarely built, fawn or brindle breed of dog of the bulldog type.
Boxful adjAs much as a box can contain.
Box girder nA hollow girder square in cross-section.
Boxing nThe structure or working of boxes. 2. the putting in or providing with, a box. 3. a wooden casin, conduit constructed after a manner of a box. 4. the lining of a well.
Boxing-day nThe day after Christmas Day, December, 26th, when Christmas boxes were given to servants.
Box stall nA large, boxed-in stall for horses or cattle, in which they do not have to be tied.
Box wood nThe wood of a box tree, esp. used by engravers for the fineness of its grain and for is hardness.
Boxy adjResembling a box in shape, comparable to a box. 2. of clothes: having a squared look of the feet of a horse or mule. 3. high and narrow.
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