birthright, n. right, privilege, due, droit, Law. primogeniture; heritage, patrimony, legacy, inheritance, Inf. what's coming to one.
biscuit, n. bun, scone, Brit, cookie; cracker, soda cracker, saltine; rusk, cracknel, zwieback, wafer; hardtack; pretzel.
bisect, v. 1. halve, divide in half, cut in two, dichotomize, Obs. dimidiate; split, cleave, sunder, cut down the middle.
2. intersect, intercross, decussate, cross, crisscross, crosscut, cut across.
3. fork, part, furcate, bifurcate, separate, subdivide; branch, ramify, stem, diverge, divaricate.
bisexual, adj. 1. androgynous, epicine; All Biol. hermaphrodite, hermaphroditic, hermaphroditical, hermaphroditish, pseudohermaphrodite, pseudoher-maphroditic; All. Bot. gynandrous, gynandromorphic, gynandromorphous, monoclinous.
2. bisexed, amphierotic, SI. ac/dc, SI. switch-hitting, SI. hitting from both sides of the plate.
-n. 3. androgyne, epicine; All Biol, hermaphrodite, pseudohermaphrodite, gynandromorph.
4. All SI. switch-hitter, bi-guy.
bisexuality, n. 1. androgyny, epicinism; All Biol. hermaphroditism, hermaphrodism, pseudohermaphroditism; All Bot. gynandry, gynandrism, gynan-dromorphy, gynandromorphism.
2. bisexualism, amphieroticism, SI. swinging from both sides of the plate, SI. switch-hitting, SI. swinging or hitting both ways,
bishop, n. diocesan, prelate, archpriest, high priest, supervisor, overseer, Ethiopian Ch. abuna; patriarch, Eastern Ch. exarch, metropolitan, archbishop; coadjutor, auxiliary, suffragan; primate, pope, pontiff, Bishop of Rome. See - ecclesiastic, clergyman, bishopric, n. episcopate, cathedral seat, cathedra, miter, see, diocese, office, territory, province, jurisdiction; archdiocese, archbishopric; prelacy, prelature, episcopacy, Brit, incumbency; primacy, pontificate, papal crown, Holy See.
bit1, n. 1. restrainer, harness, halter, yoke, rein; curb, check, restraint, brake.
2. take the bit in or
between one's teeth rebel, break with, break away, revolt; resist, defy, disobey.
-v. 3. hinder, impede, inhibit, curb; restrain, hold back, keep back, keep or hold in check, retard, hamper.
bit2, n. 1. piece, cantle, slice, Brit. Dial, collop, rasher, Australian, skerrick; part, cut, share, section, segment, moiety; particle, moit, mote; division, subdivision, fraction, hair; shaving, paring, sliver, shive, splinter, flake, scale, fragment, shard; morsel, crumb, grain, granule; chunk, lump, hunk, gob; portion, dose, installment; snatch, scrap, remnant, shred, fritter; cutting, snip, snippet; tab, stub, stump, butt, tatter; taste, sample, mouthful, sip, sup.
2. trace, touch, hint, trifle, tinge, suggestion, suspicion, tincture, Archaic, spice, shadow; spark, scintilla, gleam; mite, speck, smidgen, Inf. smitch, iota, molecule, atom, jot, whit, tittle; dot, point, dab, fleck, speck; minimum, pittance, modicum, driblet; item, article, particular, detail.
3. second, minute, little while, blink of an eye, flash; Inf. before you know it.
4. bit by bit by degrees, gradually, step by step, one step at a time; in time, slowly.
bitch, n. 1. female dog, female canine.
2. Slang, prostitute, whore, harlot, call girl, hustler. See - whore.
My Account / Test History
When someone calls you, you answer the phone (or pick up the phone).
When you make a statement or some comments, we usually say the other person replies or responds.
When you ask a question, we usually say the other person answers. However, this is not 100% - reply and respond can also be used for answering a question.
When used as a noun (with a, an, the and possessive pronouns like my, your, his, her, etc.) the words answer and reply don't change - but the noun form of "respond" is response.