New York Times Spelling Bee Solution and Answers for April 21, 2020

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Today’s pangram is JAILBIRD.

JAILBIRD is defined as a criminal who has been jailed repeatedly.

ARID is defined as lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless. It is also defined as lacking sufficient water or rainfall.

BALD is defined as without the natural or usual covering. It is also defined as lacking hair on all or most of the scalp. It is also defined as with no effort to conceal. It is also defined as grow bald; lose hair on one’s head.

BALLAD is defined as a narrative poem of popular origin. It is also defined as a narrative song with a recurrent refrain.

BARD is defined as put a caparison on. It is also defined as a lyric poet. It is also defined as an ornamental caparison for a horse.

BILLIARD is defined as of or relating to billiards.

BIRD is defined as informal terms for a (young) woman. It is also defined as badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers. It is also defined as a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt. It is also defined as watch and study birds in their natural habitat. It is also defined as the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food. It is also defined as warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings.

BRAD is defined as a small nail. It is also defined as fasten with brads.

BRAID is defined as form or weave into a braid or braids. It is also defined as trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains. It is also defined as make by braiding or interlacing. It is also defined as a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair. It is also defined as decorate with braids or ribbons.

BRIDAL is defined as of or relating to a wedding. It is also defined as archaic terms for a wedding or wedding feast. It is also defined as of or pertaining to a bride.

DIAL is defined as a disc on a telephone that is rotated a fixed distance for each number called. It is also defined as choose by means of a dial. It is also defined as operate a dial to select a telephone number. It is also defined as the circular graduated indicator on various measuring instruments. It is also defined as the control on a radio or television set that is used for tuning. It is also defined as the face of a timepiece; graduated to show the hours.

DILL is defined as aromatic threadlike foliage of the dill plant used as seasoning. It is also defined as aromatic Old World herb having aromatic threadlike foliage and seeds used as seasoning.

DRAB is defined as a dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown. It is also defined as lacking brightness or color; dull. It is also defined as causing dejection. It is also defined as of a light brownish green color. It is also defined as lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise.

DRIB is defined as a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid).

DRILL is defined as make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool. It is also defined as systematic training by multiple repetitions. It is also defined as learn by repetition. It is also defined as similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored. It is also defined as a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows). It is also defined as (military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms. It is also defined as teach by repetition. It is also defined as train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons. It is also defined as undergo military training or do military exercises.

ILIAD is defined as a Greek epic poem (attributed to Homer) describing the siege of Troy.

LAID is defined as set down according to a plan.

LARD is defined as add details to. It is also defined as prepare or cook with lard. It is also defined as soft white semisolid fat obtained by rendering the fatty tissue of the hog.

RABID is defined as marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea. It is also defined as of or infected by rabies.

RADAR is defined as measuring instrument in which the echo of a pulse of microwave radiation is used to detect and locate distant objects.

RADIAL is defined as arranged like rays or radii; radiating from a common center. It is also defined as pneumatic tire that has radial-ply casing. It is also defined as relating to or near the radius. It is also defined as relating to or moving along or having the direction of a radius. It is also defined as issuing in rays from a common center; relating to rays of light.

The word RADII has no known definition.

RAID is defined as search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on. It is also defined as a sudden short attack. It is also defined as enter someone else’s territory and take spoils. It is also defined as an attempt by speculators to defraud investors. It is also defined as search for something needed or desired. It is also defined as take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock.

RAILBIRD is defined as a fan of racing who watches races from the outer rail of the track.

RIBALD is defined as humorously vulgar. It is also defined as a ribald person; someone who uses vulgar and offensive language.

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