Top 100 Commonly Used Words Starting with B

Learn common words starting with B in English. “You know how to whistle don’t you…You just put your lips together and blow.” This was made famous in a movie by Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart. Okay, maybe we won’t whistle today. Instead, we will have a list of words. They all start with a letter of the alphabet that’s as easy as whistling.

Get ready. Put your lips together. Now blow, letting your lips resist opening for a second. You just made the letter “B”. And here are—

Words Starting with B

Here are 100 frequently used words that start with B.

1. BABY

Noun:

A very young child.; an infant

She rocked the baby to sleep

Adjective:

Atypically tiny

  • baby carrots
  • Let’s take baby steps at first

Verb:

To care for to an extreme degree

I just want someone to baby me today

Slang:

Used as a way of speaking to someone, Usually used flirtatiously or affectionately.

Hey, baby, you’re lookin’ good.

2. BEDROOM

Noun:

Room in the home where sleeping is done (bed+room)

We’ve turned the smallest bedroom into a nursery for our new baby.

3. BEER

Noun:

Fermented alcoholic beverage. Typically made from grains such as barley, with hops added, then carbonated.

I’ve put the beer in the fridge to chill.

4. BLOG

Noun:

A computer site containing mainly statements and personal thoughts by the person who writes it.

Do you actually want to monetize your blog?

5. BIRD

Noun:

A winged vertebrate that is warm-blooded and covered with feathers.

Crane is a kind of bird with very long legs and neck.

Slang:

Obscene gesture

6. BOOS

Noun:

Plural form of sound made, usually by people in a crowd, to indicate disapproval.

The performance was met with boos and hisses.

7. BOOBS

Slang:

Breasts

Today, I told my mom I was excited my boobs were getting bigger.

8. BOMB

Noun:

Explosive device

The bomb had been set with a four-hour fuse.

Slang:

Disastrous loss

 The play was a bomb.

When used with “the”, absolutely wonderful

The play was the bomb.

9. BORN

Adjective:

Given a start or life

She was born into a wealthy family.

10. BOSS

Noun:

A person who has authority

His boss gave him a reprimand for being late.

11. BLUE

Adjective:

Color. Related to what the sky looks like.

They have dressed alike in blue jersey and knickers.

12. BLACK

Adjective:

Color. Often used to describe African American people and things associated with them, like their culture.

I like the contrast of the white trousers with a black jacket.

13. BOY

Noun:

A young male

The little boy sat in a gloomy corner.

14. BREW

Verb:

To boil, steep, or ferment

I’ll brew up a fresh pot of tea when they arrive.

Slang:

Beer

I thought I’d try the local brew.

15. BUGS

Noun:

Insects

The birds that eat bugs can see them from far away.

Slang:

Problems with computer systems, software, etc.

The command module had shown several bugs in its components and a maddening fault with the communications systems.

16. BURY

Verb:

To totally cover

He’d had to bury his pain over the years.

17. BUTT

Noun:

An alternative for rear end

If I go out on that ice, I will fall on my butt.

18. BUSY

Adjective:

Teeming with activity

I’m afraid I’m busy tonight.

19. BUY

Verb:

Purchase, give money in exchange for goods

I usually buy all my vegetables at the market.

20. BACK

Noun:

Body area from the lower spine to the neck. Often used to denote responsibility.

Movement can be painful when you’ve hurt your back.

To have someone leave you alone about something, you say, “Get off my back“.

To tell a person you are loyal to them, you say, “I’ve got your back“.

21. BADGE

Noun:

Marker showing membership

He was wearing a badge with his name on it.

22. BAGGY

Adjective:

Loose, often flowing

He was wearing a stripy shirt and baggy blue trousers.

23. BAKERY

Noun:

The location where edibles are cooked in ovens.

The smell of fresh bread from a bakery made him hungry but he did not stop.

24. BALLS

Noun:

Spheres used primarily in sports

She could not stop those balls from rolling round.

Slang:

Testicles

25. BARK

Verb:

The sound made by a dog

The dog gave a loud bark.

Noun:

Outside of a tree

The bark of plane trees peels off regularly.

26. BASIC

Adjective:

Related to the starting point or essence

He knew the basic rules of the game

27. BASIS

Noun:

Foundation

She was chosen for the job on the basis of her qualifications and ideas.

28. BEANS

Noun:

Plural, edible seeds often eaten with their pods as vegetables

The beans will only germinate if the temperature is warm enough.

29. BEAM

Noun:

Wide support

The approaching car’s headlights were on full beam.

30. BEAT

Noun:

The sound a drum makes in music

They danced to the rhythmic beat of the music.

Verb:

What happens when one team triumphs over another.

The Lakers beat the Pistons.

31. BELLY

Noun:

The front part of the body near the waist

He’s so fat, his belly hangs over his trousers.

32. BEGIN

Verb:

Start

If everyone is ready, I’ll begin.

33. BEIGE

Adjective:

Color, white with a hint of brown.

It was a white man in middle age, dressed in a light beige suit.

34. BELL

Noun:

An instrument that makes a ringing sound

The bell is massive, weighing over 40 tons.

35. BELOW

Adverb:

In a lower place

He dived below the surface of the water.

36. BEAUTIFUL

Adjective:

Very attractive to look at

It’s a very beautiful place in the summertime.

37. BIRTH

Noun:

The moment when life begins

The baby weighed three kilos at birth.

38. BLAME

Verb:

Say another person did something wrong

Don’t blame me – it’s not my fault.

39. BLEED

Verb:

Have blood flow

And after about three days, I was in terrible pain and started to bleed a lot.

40. BLEND

Verb:

Mix together

Blend a little milk with the custard powder to form a paste.

41. BLIND

Adjective:

Unable to see

I must have been blind not to realize the danger we were in.

42. BLINK

Verb:

To close eyes for a very short time

When I told her how much it would cost, she didn’t even blink.

43. BELT

Noun:

Article of clothing used to hold up pants

She wore a wide belt around her waist.

Drink, usually alcoholic

Think I’ll have a belt.

44. BRING

Transitive verb:

To cause, either by carrying, dragging, or some other means to come with you.

Please bring me a pot of coffee.

45. BOOK

Noun:

Written words, either on pages between covers or online, usually with a beginning, middle and end.

We searched for hours, but couldn’t find the book.

46. BOOTH

Noun:

Stall

They sat in a corner booth, away from other diners.

47. BOSSY

Adjective:

Overly authoritative, controlling

She’s terribly bossy and nobody likes her much.

48. BOWL

Noun:

Dish with raised sides

bowl of hot chicken soup will be good for you.

49. BOX

Noun:

Temporary container, often cardboard

She removed every single thing from the box.

50. BOXER

Noun:

A person whose job is striking at an opponent with fists

The boxer turned aside the sudden blow with his left arm.

51. BRAKE

Verb:

Stop

I had to brake suddenly, and the car behind me ran into me.

52. BREAK

Verb:

Split in more than one piece.

I want to break up with you.

53. BRAND

Verb:

To burn

You can’t brand all football supporters as hooligans.

Noun:

Company logo

He gave his name to a well-known brand of frozen food.

54. BRAIN

Noun:

The organ that controls the body

The brain is a part of the nervous system of the human body.

55. BRACE

Noun:

Support

She wore a brace to correct her gappy teeth.

56. BRICK

Noun:

A rectangular piece of building or paving material

The house has a wooden frame faced with brick.

57. BRAVE

Adjective:

Getting something done even though circumstances are disheartening

He was not brave enough to report the loss of the documents.

58. BLOW

Verb:

Make a gust of wind

If you blow that balloon up any more it will burst.

59. BRIDE

Noun:

Woman on her wedding day

The bride and bridegroom received their guests in the great hall.

60. BREAD

Noun:

Baked side dish made of grains

She was sawing the bread with a blunt knife.

Slang:

Money

He earns his daily bread as a tourist guide.

61. BRIEF

Noun:

Underwear

Adjective:

Short, quick

Saunder’s lawyer made a brief statement to the press outside the court.

62. BROOM

Noun:

Sweeping tool

I can’t sweep without a broom.

63. BROKE

Slang:

Without money

64. BROWN

Adjective:

Color, the color of dirt

He’s got brown eyes and a cheerful smile.

65. BROTHER

Noun:

Male sibling

I have received a letter from my brother.

66. BROTH

Noun:

Soup stock

Add wine, chicken broth, and 2 cups of water.

67. BUILD

Verb:

To make something by putting more than one thing together

There are no plans to build new offices.

68. BULB

Noun:

Round structure. Can be a light bulb or plant bulb.

I’m not very practical – I can’t even change a light bulb.

69. BUNCH

Noun:

Group

I received a bunch of flowers yesterday.

Verb:

Gather

I will bunch these together

70. BURNT

Adjective:

Overcooked

I’m afraid I’ve burnt the pizza.

71. BYTES

Noun:

A unit of data storage capacity or information on a computer

A graphic character is fixed length 2 bytes per character.

72. BANANA

Noun:

Long yellow fruit related to the plantain

I watched her take a banana from a paper bag, peel it, and offer it to Frank.

73. BARELY

Adverb:

Hardly any at all

The water was barely dribbling out of the tap.

74. BEARD

Noun:

Hair grew on a man’s face

His chin was completely covered by his beard.

75. BEAR

Noun:

Large animal

The white fur of the polar bear is a natural camouflage.

76. BARE

Adjective:

Naked

Don’t walk on the cold floor with bare feet.

77. BORING

Adjective:

Uninteresting

This job is so boring. I wish I could do something more creative.

78. BORED

Adjective:

Characterized by a lack of interest

I’m bored: let’s go to the cinema.

79. BOARD

Noun:

Plank

The teacher pegged a notice to a notice board.

80. BASS

Noun:

In seafood, a freshwater fish

Largemouth bass, yellow bass, channel catfish, and rainbow trout accounted for about 5 percent of the total.

In music, the low notes

Do you sing bass or baritone?

81. BASKET

Noun:

A woven container

I have picked out the bad tomatoes from the basket.

82. BATH

Noun:

A container of water specifically for sitting in and cleansing the body

After a week of camping, I really needed a bath.

83. BREATH

Noun:

The air that comes into or goes from the body

Take a deep breath, and you will feel relaxed.

84. BREATHE

Verb:

The act of inhaling or exhaling air

I can’t breathe in this room.

85. BECOME

Verb:

To experience change

The colors become mellow as the sun went down.

86. BEFORE

Adverb or adjective:

At an earlier date or time

I saw Simon shortly before his departure for Russia.

87. BELIEVE

Verb:

To consider to be the fact

You shouldn’t believe everything you read.

88. BESIDE

Preposition:

Next to

He is sitting beside her on the sofa.

89. BILL

Noun:

Request for money from a debtor

He beckoned to the waiter to bring the bill.

90. BINGE

Verb:

Over-indulgence

I tend to binge on chocolate when I’m watching TV.

91. BRIBE

Noun:

Money given for favors

She had been offered a $50 000 bribe to drop the charges.

92. BRIDGE

Noun:

Structure over water

There’s a wooden bridge over the river.

93. BRIGHT

Adjective:

Reflecting a high level of light

The sunlight was very bright.

94. BROKEN

Adjective:

Not whole

Can you glue the broken vase together?

95. BUDGET

Noun:

Guide set for money spent

Cutting the budget was an impressive accomplishment.

96. BUCKET

Noun:

Container for carrying liquids

Armed with a bucket and a mop, I started washing the floor.

97. BUMPER

Adjective:

Large, to an unusual extent

Plum growers say they are expecting a bumper harvest this year.

98. BUREAU

Noun:

Subdivision of a department

The travel bureau is not so far from here.

99. BURGER

Noun:

Short for hamburger

Would you like a large or small cola with your burger?

100. BUTTER

Noun:

Spread made from cream

Do you want butter or margarine on your toast?

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