bruit

  1. tell or spread rumors

    Synonyms : rumor, rumour
    Type Of : dish the dirt, gossip

broadcast

  1. cause to become widely known

    Synonyms : circularise, circularize, circulate, diffuse, disperse, disseminate, distribute, pass around, propagate, spread
    Type Of : publicize, air, publicise, bare
    Examples :
    • broadcast the news
  2. a radio or television show

    Synonyms : program, programme
    Type Of : show
  3. broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television

    Synonyms : air, beam, send, transmit
    Type Of : bare, publicize, publicise, air
  4. message that is transmitted by radio or television

    Type Of : message
  5. sow over a wide area, especially by hand

    Type Of : sow, seed
    Examples :
    • broadcast seeds

billiard

  1. of or relating to billiards

    Examples :
    • a billiard ball
    • a billiard cue
    • a billiard table

bridge

  1. the link between two lenses; rests on the nose

    Synonyms : nosepiece
    Type Of : tie-in, tie, link, linkup
  2. a denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth

    Synonyms : bridgework
    Type Of : plate, denture, dental plate
  3. an upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands

    Synonyms : bridge deck
    Type Of : upper deck
  4. a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.

    Synonyms : span
    Type Of : structure, construction
  5. a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected

    Synonyms : bridge circuit
    Type Of : circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit
  6. connect or reduce the distance between

    Synonyms : bridge over
    Type Of : link, tie, link up, connect
  7. any of various card games based on whist for four players

    Type Of : cards, card game
  8. a wooden support that holds the strings up

    Type Of : support
  9. cross over on a bridge

    Type Of : cover, cross, cut through, cut across, pass over, get across, get over, track, traverse
  10. make a bridge across

    Type Of : join
    Examples :
    • bridge a river
  11. something resembling a bridge in form or function

    Type Of : connection, connectedness, connexion
    Examples :
    • his letters provided a bridge across the centuries
  12. the hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose

    Type Of : body structure, structure, complex body part, anatomical structure, bodily structure
    Examples :
    • her glasses left marks on the bridge of her nose

beggars

  1. reduce to beggary

    Synonyms : pauperise, pauperize
    Type Of : impoverish
  2. a pauper who lives by begging

    Synonyms : mendicant
    Type Of : pauper
  3. be beyond the resources of

    Type Of : resist, defy, refuse
    Examples :
    • This beggars description!

budding

  1. beginning to develop

    Examples :
    • a budding genius
  2. reproduction of some unicellular organisms (such as yeasts) by growth and specialization followed by the separation by constriction of a part of the parent

    Type Of : agamogenesis, asexual reproduction

brussels sprouts

  1. the small edible cabbage-like buds growing along a stalk of the brussels sprout plant

    Type Of : cruciferous vegetable

barrenness

  1. the quality of yielding nothing of value

    Synonyms : aridity, fruitlessness
    Type Of : quality
  2. the state (usually of a woman) of having no children or being unable to have children

    Type Of : infertility, sterility

bang

  1. a vigorous blow

    Synonyms : bash, belt, knock, smash
    Type Of : blow, bump
    Examples :
    • he got a bang on the head
  2. a conspicuous success

    Synonyms : hit, smash, smasher, strike
    Type Of : success
    Examples :
    • the party went with a bang
  3. have sexual intercourse with

    Synonyms : be intimate, bed, bonk, do it, eff, fuck, get it on, get laid, have a go at it, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, have sex, hump, jazz, know, lie with, love, make love, make out, roll in the hay, screw, sleep together, sleep with
    Type Of : couple, pair, mate, copulate
  4. close violently

    Synonyms : slam
    Type Of : shut, close
  5. directly

    Synonyms : bolt, slap, slapdash, smack
    Examples :
    • he ran bang into the pole
  6. a border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the forehead

    Synonyms : fringe
    Type Of : hairstyle, coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo
  7. strike violently

    Synonyms : slam
    Type Of : hit
  8. a sudden very loud noise

    Synonyms : bam, blast, clap, eruption
    Type Of : noise
  9. leap, jerk, bang

    Synonyms : spang
    Type Of : run into, collide with, hit, impinge on, strike
  10. the swift release of a store of affective force

    Synonyms : boot, charge, flush, kick, rush, thrill
    Type Of : exhilaration, excitement
    Examples :
    • they got a great bang out of it
  11. move noisily

    Type Of : move, go, travel, locomote
    Examples :
    • The window banged shut
    • The old man banged around the house
  12. to produce a sharp often metallic explosive or percussive sound

    Type Of : sound, go
    Examples :
    • One of them banged the sash of the window nearest my bed

boiler

  1. a metal pot for stewing or boiling; usually has a lid

    Synonyms : kettle
    Type Of : pot
  2. sealed vessel where water is converted to steam

    Synonyms : steam boiler
    Type Of : vessel