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bog asphodel
noun Date: 1857 either of two bog herbs (Narthecium ossifragum of Europe and N. americanum of the United States) of the lily family
bogart
transitive verb Etymology: probably from Humphrey Bogart died 1957 American film actor Date: 1966 1. bully, intimidate 2. to use or consume without sharing
bogey
I. noun also bogie or bogy (plural bogeys; also bogies) Etymology: probably alteration of bogle Date: 1826 1. specter, phantom 2. a source of fear, perplexity, or ...
bogeyman
also bogyman noun Date: 1890 1. a monstrous imaginary figure used in threatening children 2. a terrifying or dreaded person or thing ; bugbear
boggle
verb (boggled; boggling) Etymology: perhaps from bogle Date: 1598 intransitive verb 1. to start with fright or amazement ; be overwhelmed 2. to hesitate because of ...
boggy
adjective see bog I
bogie
also bogey noun (plural bogies; also bogeys) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1835 1. a low strongly built cart 2. a. chiefly British a swiveling railway truck b. the ...
bogle
also boggle noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1505 dialect British goblin, specter; also an object of fear or loathing
Bogomil
also Bogomile noun Etymology: Middle Greek Bogomilos, from Bogomilos Bogomil, 10th century Bulgarian priest, founder of the sect Date: 1841 a member of a medieval Bulgarian ...
Bogomile
noun see Bogomil
Bogotá
geographical name city capital of Colombia on plateau in the Andes population 4,921,300
bogus
adjective Etymology: obsolete argot bogus counterfeit money Date: 1825 not genuine ; counterfeit, sham • bogusly adverb • bogusness noun
bogusly
adverb see bogus
bogusness
noun see bogus
bogy
noun see bogey I
bogyman
noun see bogeyman
bohea
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Chinese (Fujian) Bú-î, hills in China where it was grown Date: 1692 a black tea
bohemia
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: translation of French bohème Date: 1861 a community of bohemians ; the world of bohemians
Bohemia
or Čechy geographical name region W Czech Republic; once a kingdom, later a province capital Prague
Bohemian
noun Date: 1555 1. a. a native or inhabitant of Bohemia b. the group of Czech dialects used in Bohemia 2. often not capitalized a. vagabond, wanderer; especially ...
bohemian
adjective see Bohemian
Bohemian Brethren
noun plural Date: 1857 a Christian body originating in Bohemia in 1467 and forming a parent body of the Moravian Church
Bohemian Forest
or German Böhmer Wald geographical name forested mountain region Czech Republic & Germany along boundary between E Bavaria & SW Bohemia
bohemianism
noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 1858 the unconventional way of life of bohemians
Böhme
biographical name Jakob 1575-1624 German mystic
Böhmer Wald
geographical name see Bohemian Forest
boho
noun (plural bohos) Etymology: by shortening & alteration Bohemian 2b • boho adjective
Bohol
geographical name island S central Philippines, one of the Visayan Islands, N of Mindanao area 1492 square miles (3879 square kilometers)
Bohr
I. biographical name Aage Niels 1922- son of Niels Danish physicist II. biographical name Niels Henrik David 1885-1962 Danish physicist
Bohr effect
noun Etymology: Christian Bohr died 1911 Danish physiologist Date: 1939 the decrease in the oxygen affinity of a respiratory pigment (as hemoglobin) in response to decreased ...
Bohr theory
noun Etymology: Niels Bohr Date: 1923 a theory in early quantum physics: an atom consists of a positively charged nucleus about which revolves one or more electrons of ...
bohrium
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Niels Bohr Date: 1994 a short-lived radioactive element produced artificially — see element table
bohunk
noun Etymology: Bohemian + Hunk person of central European descent, by shortening & alteration from Hungarian Date: circa 1903 usually disparaging a person of central ...
Boiardo
biographical name Matteo Maria 1441?-1494 Italian poet
boil
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French buillir, boillir, from Latin bullire to bubble, from bulla bubble Date: 13th century intransitive verb 1. a. to ...
boil down
verb Date: 1731 transitive verb 1. to reduce in bulk by boiling 2. condense, summarize intransitive verb 1. to undergo reduction in bulk by boiling 2. a. to ...
boil over
intransitive verb Date: 15th century 1. to overflow while boiling or during boiling 2. to become so incensed as to lose one's temper • boilover noun
boilable
adjective see boil I
Boileau-Despréaux
biographical name Nicolas 1636-1711 French critic & poet
boiler
noun Date: circa 1540 1. one that boils 2. a. a vessel used for boiling b. the part of a steam generator in which water is converted into steam and which consists ...
boiler room
noun Date: 1903 1. a room in which a boiler is located 2. a room equipped with telephones used for making high-pressure usually fraudulent sales pitches
boilermaker
noun Date: 1865 1. a worker who makes, assembles, or repairs boilers 2. whiskey with a beer chaser
boilerplate
noun Date: 1897 1. syndicated material supplied especially to weekly newspapers in matrix or plate form 2. a. standardized text b. formulaic or hackneyed language ...
boilersuit
noun Date: 1928 coverall
boiling
I. adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. heated to the boiling point b. torrid 2. intensely agitated II. adverb Date: 1607 to an extreme degree ; very
boiling point
noun Date: 1773 1. the temperature at which a liquid boils 2. a. the point at which a person becomes uncontrollably angry b. the point of crisis ; head 17b
boilover
noun see boil over
boink
transitive verb Etymology: boink, boing, interjections imitative of a reverberating sound Date: 1987 sometimes vulgar to copulate with
bois d'arc
noun (plural bois d'arcs or bois d'arc) Etymology: American French, literally, bow wood Date: 1805 Osage orange; also its wood
Bois de Belleau
geographical name — see Belleau
Bois de Boulogne
geographical name park France W of Paris
Boisbriand
geographical name town Canada in S Quebec population 26,729
Boise
geographical name 1. river 60 miles (96 kilometers) SW central Idaho flowing W into Snake River 2. city capital of Idaho on Boise River population 185,787
boiserie
noun Etymology: French, from bois wood, from Old French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German busk forest Date: 1832 a panel or paneling of carved wood
boisterous
adjective Etymology: Middle English boistous crude, clumsy, from Anglo-French Date: 14th century 1. obsolete a. coarse b. durable, strong c. massive 2. a. ...
boisterously
adverb see boisterous
boisterousness
noun see boisterous
boîte
noun Etymology: French, literally, box Date: 1922 nightclub
Bojador, Cape
geographical name headland NW Africa in the Atlantic on W coast of Western Sahara
Bojer
biographical name Johan 1872-1959 Norwegian writer
Bok
biographical name Edward William 1863-1930 American (Dutch-born) editor
bok choi
noun see bok choy
bok choy
also bok choi or pak choi noun Etymology: Chinese (Guangdong) baahk-choi, literally, white vegetable Date: 1847 a Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa chinensis) forming an open ...
Bokhara
I. noun Etymology: Bokhara (Bukhara), Uzbekistan Date: 1900 an Oriental rug characterized by fine knotting and a design of usually three rows of octagonal medallions II. ...
Bokharan
adjective or noun see Bukhara
Bokmål
noun Etymology: Norwegian, literally, book language Date: 1931 a literary form of Norwegian developed by the gradual reform of written Danish — compare Nynorsk
Boksburg
geographical name city NE Republic of South Africa in Gauteng E of Johannesburg population 110,832
bola
or bolas noun (plural bolas; also bolases) Etymology: American Spanish bolas, from Spanish bola ball Date: 1818 a cord with weights attached to the ends for throwing at and ...
bola tie
noun see bolo tie
Bolan Pass
geographical name mountain pass 5900 feet (1798 meters) Pakistan in N Baluchistan
bolas
noun see bola
Bolbitine
geographical name — see Rosetta
bold
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English beald; akin to Old High German bald bold Date: before 12th century 1. a. fearless before danger ; intrepid b. ...
bold-faced
adjective Date: 1591 1. bold in manner or conduct ; impudent 2. (usually boldfaced) being or set in boldface
boldface
noun Date: circa 1889 a heavy-faced type; also printing in boldface
boldfaced
adjective see bold-faced 2
boldly
adverb see bold I
boldness
noun see bold I
bole
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse bolr Date: 14th century trunk 1a
bolero
noun (plural -ros) Etymology: Spanish Date: 1787 1. a Spanish dance characterized by sharp turns, stamping of the feet, and sudden pauses in a position with one arm arched ...
bolete
noun Etymology: New Latin Boletus Date: 1914 any of a family (Boletaceae) of fleshy stalked pore fungi that usually grow on the ground in wooded areas; especially boletus
boletus
noun (plural -tus or boleti) Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Latin, mushroom Date: 1601 any of a genus (Boletus) of boletes (as a porcini) some of which are poisonous ...
Boleyn
biographical name Anne 1507?-1536 2d wife of Henry VIII of England & mother of Queen Elizabeth I
Bolger
biographical name James Brendan 1935- prime minister of New Zealand (1990-97)
bolide
noun Etymology: French, from Latin bolid-, bolis, from Greek, from bolē throw, stroke Date: 1834 a large meteor ; fireball; especially one that explodes
Bolingbroke
biographical name 1st Viscount 1678-1751 Henry Saint John English statesman
Bolingbrook
geographical name city NE Illinois SW of Chicago population 56,321
bolivar
noun (plural bolivares or -vars) Etymology: American Spanish bolívar, from Simón Bolívar Date: circa 1895 — see money table
Bolívar
biographical name Simón 1783-1830 South American liberator
Bolívar, Cerro
or formerly La Parida geographical name iron mountain 2018 feet (615 meters) E Venezuela S of Ciudad Bolívar
Bolívar, Pico
geographical name mountain 16,427 feet (5007 meters) W Venezuela in Cordillera de Mérida; highest in Venezuela
Bolivia
geographical name country W central South America; a republic; administrative capital La Paz, constitutional capital Sucre area about 424,200 square miles (1,102,920 square ...
Bolivian
adjective or noun see Bolivia
boliviano
noun (plural -nos) Etymology: American Spanish, from boliviano, adjective, Bolivian Date: circa 1872 — see money table
boll
noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 15th century the pod or capsule of a plant (as cotton)
Böll
biographical name Heinrich Theodor 1917-1985 German writer
boll weevil
noun Date: 1895 a usually grayish or brown weevil (Anthonomus grandis grandis) that feeds on the squares and bolls of the cotton plant
bollard
noun Etymology: perhaps from bole Date: circa 1775 1. a post of metal or wood on a wharf around which to fasten mooring lines 2. bitt 1 3. chiefly British any of a series ...
bollix
transitive verb Etymology: alteration of ballocks, plural of ballock testis, from Middle English, from Old English bealluc — more at ball Date: 1937 to throw into disorder; ...
bollworm
noun Date: 1847 corn earworm; also any of several other moths that feed on cotton bolls as larvae
bolo
noun (plural bolos) Etymology: Phillippine Spanish Date: circa 1900 a long heavy single-edged knife of Philippine origin used to cut vegetation and as a weapon
bolo tie
or bola tie noun Etymology: probably from bola Date: 1964 a cord fastened around the neck with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie — called also bolo
bologna
also baloney noun Etymology: short for Bologna sausage, from Bologna, Italy Date: 1596 a large smoked sausage of beef, veal, and pork; also a sausage made (as of turkey) to ...
Bologna
or ancient Bononia geographical name commune N Italy capital of Emilia-Romagna at foot of the Apennines population 404,322 • Bolognan or Bolognese adjective or noun
Bolognan
adjective or noun see Bologna
Bolognese
adjective Date: 1754 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Bologna, Italy 2. being or prepared with tomato sauce flavored with meat
bolometer
noun Etymology: Greek bolē stroke, beam of light (from ballein to throw) + English -o- + -meter — more at devil Date: 1881 a very sensitive thermometer whose electrical ...
bolometric
adjective see bolometer
bolometrically
adverb see bolometer
boloney
variant of baloney II
Bolsena, Lake
geographical name lake central Italy in NW Lazio
Bolshevik
noun (plural Bolsheviks; also Bolsheviki) Etymology: Russian bol'shevik, from bol'shiĭ greater Date: 1917 1. a member of the extremist wing of the Russian Social Democratic ...
bolshevism
noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 1917 1. the doctrine or program of the Bolsheviks advocating violent overthrow of capitalism 2. Russian communism
Bolshevist
noun or adjective Date: 1917 Bolshevik
Bolshevization
noun see bolshevize
bolshevize
transitive verb (-vized; -vizing) Date: 1919 to make Bolshevist • Bolshevization noun
bolshie
or bolshy noun or adjective Usage: often capitalized Etymology: by shortening & alteration Date: 1918 Bolshevik
bolshy
noun or adjective see bolshie
bolster
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old English belg bag — more at belly Date: before 12th century 1. a long pillow or cushion 2. a structural ...
bolsterer
noun see bolster II
bolt
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German bolz crossbow bolt, and perhaps to Lithuanian beldėti to beat Date: before 12th century 1. a. ...
bolt from the blue
Date: 1907 a complete surprise ; something totally unexpected — called also bolt out of the blue
bolt out of the blue
see bolt from the blue
bolt-action
adjective Date: 1896 of a firearm loaded by means of a manually operated bolt
bolt-hole
noun Date: circa 1851 chiefly British a place of escape or refuge
bolter
noun Date: circa 1699 one that bolts: as a. a horse given to running away b. a voter who bolts from a political party
Bolton
geographical name town NW England in NW Greater Manchester population 253,300
boltrope
noun Date: 14th century a strong rope stitched to the edges of a sail to strengthen it
bolus
noun (plural boluses) Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek bōlos lump Date: 1562 1. a rounded mass: as a. a large pill b. a soft mass of chewed food 2. a dose of a ...
Bolzano
geographical name 1. former province N Italy in S Tirol, now part of Trentino-Alto Adige region 2. commune in Trentino-Alto Adige region population 98,233
Boma
geographical name city & port W Republic of the Congo on Congo River population 246,207
bomb
I. noun Etymology: French bombe, from Italian bomba, probably from Latin bombus deep hollow sound, from Greek bombos, of imitative origin Date: 1684 1. a. an explosive ...
bombard
I. noun Etymology: Middle English bombarde, from Middle French, probably from Latin bombus Date: 15th century a late medieval cannon used to hurl large stones II. transitive ...
bombardier
noun Date: 1560 1. a. archaic artilleryman b. a noncommissioned officer in the British artillery 2. a bomber-crew member who releases the bombs
bombardment
noun see bombard II
bombardon
noun Etymology: French, from Italian bombardone Date: 1856 1. a bass tuba 2. the bass member of the shawm family
bombast
noun Etymology: Middle English bombast cotton padding, from Middle French bombace, from Medieval Latin bombac-, bombax cotton, alteration of Latin bombyc-, bombyx silkworm, silk, ...
bombastic
adjective Date: 1704 marked by or given to bombast ; pompous, overblown • bombastically adverb
bombastically
adverb see bombastic
Bombay
geographical name 1. former state W India capital Bombay; divided 1960 into Gujarat & Maharashtra states; a province of British India 1937-47 2. (or Mumbai) city & port W ...
Bombay Island
geographical name island W India on which city of Bombay is situated area 24 square miles (62 square kilometers)
bombazine
noun Etymology: Middle French bombasin, from Medieval Latin bombacinum, bombycinum silken texture, from Latin, neuter of bombycinus of silk, from bombyc-, bombyx Date: 1572 1. ...
bombe
noun Etymology: French, literally, bomb Date: 1892 a frozen dessert usually containing ice cream and formed in layers in a mold
bombé
or bombe adjective Etymology: French, from bombe Date: 1904 having outward curving lines — usually used of furniture
bombed
adjective Date: 1956 affected by alcohol or drugs ; drunk, high
bombed-out
adjective Date: 1972 1. destroyed by bombing 2. extremely dilapidated or run-down
bomber
noun Date: 1862 1. one that bombs; specifically an airplane designed for bombing 2. bomber jacket 3. a skilled long-distance shooter in basketball
bomber jacket
noun Date: 1952 a zippered usually leather jacket with front pockets and knitted cuffs and waistband
bombinate
intransitive verb (-nated; -nating) Etymology: New Latin bombinatus, past participle of bombinare, alteration of Latin bombilare, from bombus Date: 1880 buzz, drone • ...
bombination
noun see bombinate
bombing
noun see bomb II
bomblet
noun Date: 1937 a small bomb; especially one of the many small bombs that make up a cluster bomb
bombproof
adjective Date: 1702 1. safe from the force of bombs 2. extremely sturdy or durable
bombshell
noun Date: 1708 1. bomb 1a 2. one that is stunning, amazing, or devastating
bombsight
noun Date: 1917 a sighting device for aiming bombs
Bomu
or Mbomou geographical name river 500 miles (805 kilometers) W central Africa forming boundary between Democratic Republic of the Congo & Central African Republic & uniting ...
bon appétit
foreign term Etymology: French good appetite ; enjoy your meal
bon gré, mal gré
foreign term Etymology: French whether with good grace or bad ; willy-nilly
bon mot
noun (plural bons mots or bon mots) Etymology: French, literally, good word Date: circa 1730 a clever remark ; witticism
bon ton
noun Etymology: French, literally, good tone Date: 1747 1. a. fashionable manner or style b. the fashionable or proper thing 2. high society
bon vivant
noun (plural bons vivants or bon vivants) Etymology: French, literally, good liver Date: circa 1695 a person having cultivated, refined, and sociable tastes especially with ...
bon voyage
noun Etymology: French, literally, good journey! Date: 15th century farewell — often used interjectionally
Bon, Cape
or Arabic Ra's at Tib geographical name headland NE Tunisia on Cape Bon Peninsula
bona fide
adjective Etymology: Latin, literally, in good faith Date: 1632 1. made in good faith without fraud or deceit 2. made with earnest intent ; sincere 3. neither specious ...
bona fides
noun Etymology: Latin, literally, good faith Date: 1665 1. good faith ; sincerity 2. the fact of being genuine — often plural in constr. 3. evidence of one's good faith ...
Bona, Mount
geographical name mountain about 16,500 feet (5030 meters) S Alaska at W end of Wrangell Mountains
Bonaire
geographical name island Netherlands Antilles E of Curaçao area 111 square miles (287 square kilometers), population 11,058
bonanza
noun Etymology: Spanish, literally, calm sea, from Medieval Latin bonacia, alteration of Latin malacia, from Greek malakia, literally, softness, from malakos soft Date: 1829 ...
Bonaparte
Italian Buonaparte biographical name Corsican family including Napoléon I (q.v.) & his brothers: Joseph 1768-1844 king of Naples & Spain; Lucien 1775-1840 prince of Canino ; ...
Bonapartism
noun Date: 1815 1. support of the French emperors Napoleon I, Napoleon III, or their dynasty 2. a political movement associated chiefly with authoritarian rule usually by a ...
Bonapartist
noun or adjective see Bonapartism
Bonar Law
biographical name — see law
Bonaventura
or Bonaventure biographical name Saint circa 1217-1274 the Seraphic Doctor Italian philosopher
Bonaventure
biographical name see Bonaventura
bonbon
noun Etymology: French, reduplication of bon good, from Latin bonus — more at bounty Date: 1770 1. a candy with chocolate or fondant coating and fondant center that ...
bond
I. noun Etymology: Middle English band, bond — more at band Date: 12th century 1. something that binds or restrains ; fetter 2. a binding agreement ; covenant 3. a. ...
bond paper
noun Date: 1869 a durable paper originally used for documents
bond servant
noun Date: 15th century one bound to service without wages; also slave
bondable
adjective see bond II
bondage
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from bonde customary tenant, from Middle English Date: 14th century 1. the tenure or service of a villein, serf, or ...
bonded
adjective Date: 1945 composed of two or more layers of the same or different fabrics held together by an adhesive
bonded whiskey
noun see bond I
bonder
noun see bond II
bondholder
noun Date: 1823 one that holds a government or corporation bond
Bondi
geographical name town SE Australia S of entrance to Port Jackson on Bondi Beach; SE suburb of Sydney
bonding
noun Date: 1969 1. the formation of a close relationship (as between a mother and child or between a person and an animal) especially through frequent or constant association ...
bondmaid
noun Date: 1526 archaic a female bond servant
bondman
also bondsman noun Date: 13th century slave, serf
bondsman
I. noun Date: 1713 one who assumes the responsibility of a bond ; surety II. variant of bondman
bondstone
noun Date: 1823 a stone long enough to extend through the full thickness of a wall to bind it together
bondswoman
noun see bondwoman
bondwoman
also bondswoman noun Date: 14th century a female slave
Bone
biographical name Sir Muirhead 1876-1953 Scottish etcher & painter
Bône
geographical name — see Annaba
bone
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English bon, from Old English bān; akin to Old High German & Old Norse bein bone, and perhaps to Old Irish benaid he hews ...
bone ash
noun Date: 1622 the white porous residue chiefly of tribasic calcium phosphate from bones calcined in air used especially in making pottery and glass and in cleaning jewelry
bone black
noun Date: 1815 the black residue chiefly of tribasic calcium phosphate and carbon from bones calcined in closed vessels used especially as a pigment or as a decolorizing ...
bone char
noun see bone black
bone china
noun Date: 1879 translucent white china made with bone ash or calcium phosphate and characterized by whiteness
bone marrow
noun Date: 1893 a soft highly vascular modified connective tissue that occupies the cavities of most bones and occurs in two forms: a. one that is yellowish, consists ...
bone to pick
phrasal a matter to argue or complain about
bone up
intransitive verb Date: 1887 1. to try to master necessary information quickly ; cram 2. to renew one's skill or refresh one's memory
bone-chilling
adjective Date: 1883 intensely cold ; also penetrating, disturbing, or intense in emotional or physical effect
bone-dry
adjective Date: circa 1825 1. very dry 2. dry 5
boned
adjective see bone I
bonefish
noun Date: 1884 1. a slender silvery small-scaled fish (Albula vulpes) that is a notable sport and food fish of warm seas 2. ladyfish 2 • bonefishing noun
bonefishing
noun see bonefish
bonehead
I. noun Date: 1908 a stupid person ; numskull • boneheaded adjective • boneheadedness noun II. adjective Date: 1911 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a ...
boneheaded
adjective see bonehead I
boneheadedness
noun see bonehead I
boneless
adjective see bone I
bonemeal
noun Date: 1850 crushed or ground bone used especially as fertilizer or feed
boner
noun Date: circa 1899 1. one that bones 2. a clumsy or stupid mistake; also howler 2 3. usually vulgar an erect penis
Boner
biographical name see Bonner
boneset
noun Date: 1764 any of several composite herbs (genus Eupatorium); especially a perennial (E. perfoliatum) of central and eastern North America with opposite perfoliate leaves ...
bonesetter
noun Date: 15th century a person who sets broken or dislocated bones usually without being a licensed physician
boney
adjective see bony
boneyard
noun Date: 1851 1. cemetery 2. a place where worn-out or damaged objects (as cars) are collected to await disposal
bonfire
noun Etymology: Middle English bonefire a fire of bones, from bon bone + fire Date: 15th century a large fire built in the open air
bong
I. noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1853 the deep resonant sound especially of a bell • bong verb II. noun Etymology: Thai buɔŋ hollow piece of wood or bamboo Date: ...
bongo
I. noun (plural bongos; also bongoes) Etymology: American Spanish bongó Date: 1920 one of a pair of small connected drums of different sizes and pitches played with the ...
bongoist
noun see bongo I
Bonheur
biographical name Rosa 1822-1899 Marie-Rosalie French painter
bonhomie
noun Etymology: French bonhomie, from bonhomme good-natured man, from bon good + homme man Date: 1779 good-natured easy friendliness • bonhomous adjective
bonhomous
adjective see bonhomie
boniato
noun (plural -tos) Etymology: American Spanish, perhaps from Taino Date: 1980 a sweet potato having white dry flesh with little sweetness that is usually grown in ...
boniface
noun Etymology: Boniface, innkeeper in The Beaux' Stratagem (1707) by George Farquhar Date: 1742 the proprietor of a hotel, nightclub, or restaurant
Boniface
I. biographical name Saint circa 675-754 Wynfrid or Wynfrith English missionary in Germany II. biographical name name of 9 popes: especially VIII (Benedict Caetani) circa ...
Bonin Islands
or Ogasawara Islands geographical name islands W Pacific about 600 miles (966 kilometers) SSE of Tokyo; belong to Japan; administered by United States 1945-68 area 40 square ...
bonis avibus
foreign term Etymology: Latin under good auspices
Bonita Springs
geographical name city SW Florida population 32,797
bonito
noun (plural -tos or -to) Etymology: Spanish, from bonito pretty, diminutive of bueno good, from Latin bonus Date: 1565 any of several scombroid fishes (especially genera ...
bonjour
foreign term Etymology: French good day ; good morning
bonk
transitive verb Etymology: imitative Date: 1931 hit
bonkers
adjective Etymology: perhaps from bonk + -ers (as in crackers) Date: circa 1948 crazy, mad
Bonn
geographical name city W Germany on the Rhine SSE of Cologne; capital of Federal Republic of Germany (sometimes called Bonn Republic) before reunification; seat of reunified ...
Bonnard
biographical name Pierre 1867-1947 French painter
bonne
noun Etymology: French, from feminine of bon Date: 1771 a French nursemaid or maidservant
bonne foi
foreign term Etymology: French good faith
Bonner
or Boner biographical name Edmund circa 1500-1569 English prelate
Bonnet
biographical name Georges-Étienne 1889-1973 French politician & diplomat
bonnet
I. noun Etymology: Middle English bonet auxiliary sail, kind of cap, from Anglo-French, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old Saxon gibund bundle, Old English bindan to bind ...
Bonneville Salt Flats
geographical name broad level area of Great Salt Lake Desert E of Wendover, Utah
Bonney
biographical name William H., Jr. 1859-1881 Billy the Kid originally Henry McCarty? American outlaw
bonnie
adjective see bonny
bonnily
adverb see bonny
bonny
also bonnie adjective (bonnier; -est) Etymology: Middle English (Scots) bonie, perhaps ultimately from Anglo-French bon good, from Latin bonus — more at bounty Date: 15th ...
Bonny, Bight of
geographical name — see Biafra (Bight of)
bonnyclabber
noun Etymology: Irish bainne clabair, from bainne milk + clabair, genitive of clabar sour thick milk Date: 1605 Northern & Midland clabber
bonobo
noun (plural -bos) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1954 a rare anthropoid ape (Pan paniscus) that has a more slender build and longer limbs than the related common chimpanzee ...
Bononia
geographical name see Bologna
bonsai
noun (plural bonsai) Etymology: Japanese, literally, tray planting Date: 1900 a potted plant (as a tree) dwarfed (as by pruning) and trained to an artistic shape; also the ...
bonsoir
foreign term Etymology: French good evening
bonspiel
noun Etymology: perhaps from Dutch bond league + spel game Date: circa 1772 a match or tournament between curling clubs
Bontemps
biographical name Arna Wendell 1902-1973 American writer
bonus
noun Etymology: Latin, literally, good — more at bounty Date: 1773 something in addition to what is expected or strictly due: as a. money or an equivalent given in ...
bony
also boney adjective (bonier; -est) Date: 14th century 1. a. consisting of bone b. resembling bone 2. a. full of bones b. having prominent bones 3. a. ...
bony fish
noun Date: 1691 any of a major taxon (class Osteichthyes or superclass Teleostomi) comprising fishes (as sturgeons, eels, mackerels, and sunfish) with a bony rather than a ...
bonze
noun Etymology: French, from Portuguese bonzo, from Japanese bonsō Date: 1653 a Buddhist monk
boo
I. interjection Etymology: Middle English bo Date: 15th century — used to express contempt or disapproval or to startle or frighten II. noun (plural boos) Date: 1801 1. ...
boo-boo
noun (plural boo-boos) Etymology: probably baby-talk alteration of boohoo, imitation of the sound of weeping Date: 1953 1. a usually trivial injury (as a bruise or scratch) ...
boob
I. noun Etymology: short for 1booby Date: 1907 1. a stupid awkward person ; simpleton 2. boor, Philistine • boobish adjective II. noun Etymology: 3boob Date: 1934 ...
boob tube
noun Date: 1966 television
boobird
noun Date: 1975 a home fan at a sporting event who boos one or more members of the home team
boobish
adjective see boob I

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