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baker's dozen
noun Date: 1596 thirteen
baker's yeast
noun Date: 1847 a yeast (as Saccharomyces cerevisiae) used or suitable for use as a leavening agent
Baker, Mount
geographical name mountain 10,778 feet (3266 meters) NW Washington in Cascade Range
Bakersfield
geographical name city S central California on the Kern population 247,057
bakery
noun (plural -eries) Date: circa 1820 a place for baking or selling baked goods
bakeshop
noun Date: 1789 bakery
bakeware
noun Date: 1946 dishes used for baking and serving food
Bākhtarān
or formerly Kermanshah geographical name city W Iran population 560,514
baking powder
noun Date: 1850 a powder used as a leavening agent in making baked goods (as quick breads) that typically consists of sodium bicarbonate, an acidic substance (as cream of ...
baking soda
noun Date: 1862 sodium bicarbonate
baklava
noun Etymology: Turkish Date: 1653 a dessert made of thin pastry, nuts, and honey
baksheesh
noun Etymology: Persian bakhshīsh, from bakhshīdan to give; akin to Greek phagein to eat, Sanskrit bhajati he allots Date: circa 1760 payment (as a tip or bribe) to expedite ...
Bakst
biographical name Léon 1866-1924 originally Lev Samoylovich Rosenberg Russian painter
Baku
geographical name city capital of Azerbaijan population 1,150,000
Bakunin
biographical name Mikhail Aleksandrovich 1814-1876 Russian anarchist
Bakwanga
geographical name — see Mbuji-Mayi
bal
abbreviation balance
BAL
noun Etymology: British Anti-Lewisite Date: 1942 dimercaprol
Balaam
noun Etymology: Greek, from Hebrew Bil‘ām Date: before 12th century an Old Testament prophet who is reproached by the ass he is riding and rebuked by God's angel while on ...
balaclava
noun Etymology: Balaclava, Crimea, site of a British encampment during the Crimean War Date: 1941 a knit cap for the head and neck — called also balaclava helmet
balaclava helmet
noun see balaclava
Balaklava
geographical name village Ukraine in Crimea SE of Sevastopol
balalaika
noun Etymology: Russian Date: 1780 a usually 3-stringed instrument of Russian origin with a triangular body played by plucking or strumming
balance
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *bilancia, from Late Latin bilanc-, bilanx having two scalepans, from Latin bi- + lanc-, lanx plate ...
balance beam
noun Date: circa 1949 1. a narrow wooden beam supported in a horizontal position approximately four feet above the floor and used for balancing feats in gymnastics 2. an ...
balance of payments
Date: 1844 a summary of the international transactions of a country or region over a period of time including commodity and service transactions, capital transactions, and gold ...
balance of power
Date: 1701 an equilibrium of power sufficient to discourage or prevent one nation or party from imposing its will on or interfering with the interests of another
balance of trade
Date: 1668 the difference in value over a period of time between a country's imports and exports
balance sheet
noun Date: circa 1771 a statement of financial condition at a given date
balance wheel
noun Date: 1669 1. a wheel that regulates or stabilizes the motion of a mechanism 2. a balancing or stabilizing force
balanced
adjective see balance I
balancer
noun Date: 15th century one that balances; specifically haltere
Balanchine
biographical name George 1904-1983 Georgy Melitonovich Balanchivadze American (Russian-born) choreographer
balancing act
noun Date: 1954 an attempt to cope with several often conflicting factors or situations at the same time
balas
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French balais, from Medieval Latin balagius, balascius, from Arabic balakhsh, from Balakhshān, ancient region of Afghanistan Date: ...
balata
noun Etymology: Spanish, from Carib Date: 1860 the dried latex of a tropical American tree (genus Manilkara and especially M. bidentata) of the sapodilla family that is ...
Balaton, Lake
or German Plattensee geographical name lake W Hungary; largest in central Europe area 232 square miles (601 square kilometers)
Balbo
biographical name Italo 1896-1940 Italian aviator & politician
balboa
noun Etymology: Spanish, from Vasco Núñez de Balboa Date: circa 1909 — see money table
Balboa
biographical name Vasco Núñez de 1475-1519 Spanish explorer & conquistador
Balboa Heights
geographical name town Panama at Pacific entrance to Panama Canal adjacent to Panama (city); former administrative center of Canal Zone
balbriggan
noun Etymology: Balbriggan, town in Ireland Date: 1885 a knitted cotton fabric used especially for underwear or hosiery
Balch
biographical name Emily Greene 1867-1961 American economist & sociologist
balconied
adjective see balcony
balcony
noun (plural -nies) Etymology: Italian balcone, from Old Italian, large window, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German balko beam — more at balk Date: 1618 1. a ...
bald
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English balled; probably akin to Danish dialect bældet bald, Latin fulica coot, Greek phalios having a white spot, Old English bǣl fire, pyre ...
bald cypress
noun Date: 1709 1. a large deciduous conifer (Taxodium distichum of the family Taxodiaceae, the bald cypress family) of southern United States swamps that has flexible flat ...
bald eagle
noun Date: 1688 an eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) of North America that is brown when young with white only on the undersides of the wings but in full adult plumage has white ...
bald-faced
adjective Date: 1943 barefaced
baldachin
or baldachino noun (plural baldachins or baldachinos) Etymology: Italian baldacchino, from Baldacco Baghdad, Iraq Date: 1537 1. a cloth canopy fixed or carried over an ...
baldachino
noun see baldachin
Balder
noun Etymology: Old Norse Baldr Date: 1552 the son of Odin and Frigga and Norse god of light and peace slain through the trickery of Loki by a mistletoe sprig
balderdash
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1674 nonsense
baldhead
noun Date: 1535 a bald-headed person
balding
adjective Date: 1938 becoming bald
baldish
adjective see bald I
baldly
adverb see bald I
baldness
noun see bald I
baldpate
noun Date: 1577 1. baldhead 2. American wigeon
baldric
noun Etymology: Middle English baudry, baudrik, from Middle French baudré, from Old French baldrei Date: 14th century an often ornamented belt worn over one shoulder to ...
Baldwin
I. biographical name James 1924-1987 American writer II. biographical name James Mark 1861-1934 American psychologist III. biographical name Stanley 1867-1947 1st Earl ...
Baldwin I
biographical name 1058?-1118 brother of Godfrey of Bouillon king of Jerusalem (1100-18)
Baldwin Park
geographical name city SW California E of Los Angeles population 75,837
Bâle
geographical name — see Basel
bale
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English bealu; akin to Old High German balo evil, Old Church Slavic bolĭ sick person Date: before 12th century 1. great evil 2. ...
Baleares
geographical name 1. Balearic Islands 2. province E Spain comprising the Balearic Islands capital Palma area 1936 square miles (5034 square kilometers), population 709,138
Balearic Islands
geographical name islands E Spain in the W Mediterranean — see Baleares, Ibiza, Majorca, Minorca
baleen
noun Etymology: Middle English baleine whale, baleen, from Latin balaena whale; akin to Greek phallaina whale Date: 14th century a horny keratinous substance found in two ...
baleen whale
noun Date: 1874 any of a suborder (Mysticeti) of usually large whales lacking teeth but having baleen which is used to filter chiefly small crustaceans (as krill) out of large ...
balefire
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English bǣlfȳr funeral fire, from bǣl pyre + fȳr fire Date: before 12th century an outdoor fire often used as a signal fire
baleful
adjective Date: before 12th century 1. deadly or pernicious in influence 2. foreboding or threatening evil Synonyms: see sinister • balefully adverb • balefulness ...
balefully
adverb see baleful
balefulness
noun see baleful
baler
noun see bale III
Balfour
biographical name Arthur James 1848-1930 1st Earl of Balfour; British philosopher & statesman; prime minister (1902-05)
Bali
geographical name island Indonesia off E Java area 2147 square miles (5582 square kilometers), population 2,777,811
Balıkesir
geographical name city NW Turkey in Asia population 170,589
Balikpapan
geographical name city & port Indonesia on SE Borneo on inlet of Makassar Strait population 309,492
Balinese
noun Etymology: Dutch Balinees, from Bali island of Indonesia Date: 1820 1. a native or inhabitant of Bali 2. any of a breed of slender longhaired cats that originated as a ...
Baliol
or Balliol biographical name John de 1249-1315 king of Scotland (1292-96)
balk
I. noun Etymology: Middle English balke, from Old English balca; akin to Old High German balko beam, Latin fulcire to prop, Greek phalanx log, phalanx Date: before 12th ...
Balkan
adjective see Balkan Peninsula
Balkan Mountains
geographical name mountain range central Bulgaria extending from border with Serbia to Black Sea; highest point Botev Peak 7793 feet (2375 meters)
Balkan Peninsula
geographical name peninsula SE Europe between Adriatic & Ionian seas on W & Aegean & Black seas on E • Balkan adjective • Balkanic adjective
Balkan States
geographical name see Balkans
Balkanic
adjective see Balkan Peninsula
balkanization
noun see balkanize
balkanize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Balkan Peninsula Date: 1919 1. to break up (as a region or group) into smaller and often hostile units 2. ...
Balkans
also Balkan States geographical name the countries occupying the Balkan Peninsula; Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, Romania, ...
Balkaria
geographical name mountain region S Russia in Europe, in S Kabardino-Balkaria Republic
balker
noun see balk II
Balkh
geographical name 1. district N Afghanistan corresponding closely to ancient Bactria 2. (or ancient Bactra) town N Afghanistan capital of ancient Bactria
Balkhash, Lake
geographical name lake 376 miles (605 kilometers) long SE Kazakhstan area about 7100 square miles (18,390 square kilometers)
balkiness
noun see balky
balkline
noun Date: 1839 1. a line across a billiard table near one end behind which the cue balls are placed in making opening shots 2. a. one of four lines parallel to the ...
balky
adjective (balkier; -est) Date: 1847 refusing or likely to refuse to proceed, act, or function as directed or expected Synonyms: see contrary • balkiness noun
Ball
biographical name John died 1381 English priest & social agitator
ball
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English bal, probably from Old English *beall; akin to Old English bealluc testis, Old High German balla ball, Old Norse ...
ball bearing
noun Date: 1883 a bearing in which the journal turns upon loose hardened steel balls that roll easily in a race; also one of the balls in such a bearing
ball boy
noun Date: 1903 a male attendant who retrieves balls for players or officials (as in a tennis match or a baseball or basketball game)
ball cock
noun Date: 1790 an automatic valve whose opening and closing are controlled by a hollow float at the end of a lever
ball control
noun Date: 1928 an offensive strategy (as in football) in which a team tries to keep possession of the ball for extended periods of time
ball game
noun Date: 1848 1. a game played with a ball 2. a. a set of circumstances ; situation b. contest 1
ball girl
noun Date: 1926 a female attendant who retrieves balls for players or officials (as in a tennis match or a baseball or basketball game)
ball handler
noun Date: 1948 a player who controls the ball in any of various games; especially a player who is skilled at handling the ball (as in basketball) • ballhandling noun
ball joint
noun Date: circa 1849 ball-and-socket joint 1
ball lightning
noun Date: 1857 a rare form of lightning consisting of luminous balls that may move along solid objects or float in the air
ball mill
noun Date: 1903 a pulverizing machine consisting of a rotating drum which contains pebbles or metal balls as the grinding implements
ball of fire
Date: circa 1900 a person of unusual energy, vitality, or drive
ball of wax
Date: circa 1953 affair, concern
ball up
verb Date: 1884 transitive verb to make a mess of ; confuse, muddle intransitive verb to become badly muddled or confused
ball valve
noun Date: 1839 a valve in which a ball regulates the aperture especially by its rise and fall due to fluid pressure, a spring, or its own weight
ball-and-socket joint
noun Date: 1809 1. a joint in which a ball moves within a socket so as to allow rotary motion in every direction within certain limits 2. an articulation (as the hip joint) ...
ball-flower
noun Date: 1845 an architectural ornament consisting of a ball in the flower-shaped hollow of a circular mold
ball-peen hammer
noun Date: circa 1876 a hammer having a hemispherical peen at one end of its head
ballad
noun Etymology: Middle English balade ballade, song, from Middle French, from Old Occitan balada dance, song sung while dancing, from balar to dance, from Late Latin ballare ...
ballad stanza
noun Date: 1856 a stanza consisting of four lines with the first and third lines unrhymed iambic tetrameters and the second and fourth lines rhymed iambic trimeters
ballade
noun Etymology: Middle English balade, from Middle French, ballad, ballade Date: 14th century 1. a fixed verse form consisting usually of three stanzas with recurrent rhymes, ...
balladeer
noun Date: 1830 a singer of ballads
balladic
adjective see ballad
balladist
noun Date: 1848 a person who writes or sings ballads
balladry
noun Date: 1596 1. the composing or performing of ballads 2. ballads
Ballantyne
biographical name James 1772-1833 Scottish printer
Ballarat
geographical name city SE Australia in central Victoria population 34,501
Ballard
biographical name Robert Duane 1942- American oceanographer
ballast
I. noun Etymology: probably from Low German, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Danish & Swedish barlast ballast; perhaps akin to Old English bær bare & to Old English hlæst ...
ballbuster
noun Date: circa 1944 sometimes vulgar a person who is relentlessly aggressive, intimidating, or domineering
ballcarrier
noun Date: 1934 a football player who carries the ball on offense
baller
noun Date: 1945 an implement for shaping food into a ball or removing a core
ballerina
noun Etymology: Italian, from ballare to dance, from Late Latin — more at ball Date: 1815 a woman who is a ballet dancer ; danseuse
ballet
noun Etymology: French, from Italian balletto, diminutive of ballo dance, from ballare Date: 1634 1. a. a theatrical art form using dancing, music, and scenery to convey a ...
balletic
adjective see ballet
balletomane
noun Etymology: Russian baletoman, from balet ballet + -o- + -man, from maniya mania Date: 1930 a devotee of ballet • balletomania noun
balletomania
noun see balletomane
ballhandling
noun see ball handler
Balliol
biographical name see Baliol
ballista
noun (plural ballistae) Etymology: Latin, from Greek *ballistēs, from ballein to throw — more at devil Date: 14th century an ancient military engine often in the form of a ...
ballistic
adjective Etymology: Latin ballista Date: circa 1775 1. of or relating to ballistics or to a body in motion according to the laws of ballistics 2. being or characterized by ...
ballistic missile
noun Date: 1954 a missile guided in the ascent of a high-arch trajectory and freely falling in the descent
ballistically
adverb see ballistic
ballistics
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: circa 1737 1. a. the science of the motion of projectiles in flight b. the flight characteristics of a ...
ballon
noun Etymology: French, literally, balloon Date: 1830 lightness of movement that exaggerates the duration of a ballet dancer's jump
ballonet
noun Etymology: French ballonnet, diminutive of ballon Date: 1902 a compartment of variable volume within the interior of a balloon or airship used to control ascent and ...
balloon
I. noun Etymology: French ballon large football, balloon, from Italian dialect ballone large football, augmentative of balla ball, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German ...
balloon angioplasty
noun Date: 1980 dilation of an obstructed atherosclerotic artery by the passage of a balloon catheter through the vessel to the area of disease where inflation of the ...
balloon catheter
noun Date: 1952 a catheter with an inflatable tip that serves especially to hold the catheter in place or to expand a partly closed or obstructed bodily passage or tube (as a ...
balloon flower
noun Date: circa 1900 a perennial Asian herb (Platycodon grandiflorus) cultivated for its star-shaped flowers which open from buds resembling balloons
balloon tire
noun Date: 1923 a flexible low-pressure pneumatic tire with a large cross section designed to provide cushioning
balloon vine
noun Date: 1836 a tropical American vine (Cardiospermum halicacabum) of the soapberry family bearing large ornamental pods
balloon-tipped catheter
noun see balloon catheter
ballooning
noun Date: 1784 the act or sport of riding in a balloon
balloonist
noun Date: 1784 a person who operates or rides in a balloon
ballot
I. noun Etymology: Italian ballotta, from Italian dialect, diminutive of balla ball — more at balloon Date: 1549 1. a. a small ball used in secret voting b. a sheet ...
ballot box
noun Date: circa 1680 1. a box for receiving ballots 2. ballot 2a
balloter
noun see ballot II
ballpark
I. noun Date: 1897 1. a park in which ball games (as baseball) are played 2. a range (as of prices or views) within which comparison or compromise is possible II. adjective ...
ballplayer
noun Date: 1619 a person who plays ball; especially a baseball player
ballpoint
noun Date: 1953 a pen having as the writing point a small rotating metal ball that inks itself by contact with an inner magazine
ballroom
noun Date: 1736 a large room used for dances
ballroom dance
noun Date: 1927 any of various usually social dances (as the tango, two-step, and waltz) in which couples perform set moves • ballroom dancer noun • ballroom dancing ...
ballroom dancer
noun see ballroom dance
ballroom dancing
noun see ballroom dance
balls-up
noun Date: 1900 British sometimes vulgar foul-up
ballsiness
noun see ballsy
ballsy
adjective (ballsier; -est) Etymology: 1ball Date: 1935 sometimes vulgar aggressively bold ; gutsy, nervy • ballsiness noun
Ballwin
geographical name city E Missouri W of St. Louis population 31,283
bally
adjective or adverb Etymology: euphemism for bloody, adjective, adverb Date: 1885 British — used as an intensive
ballyard
noun Date: 1927 ballpark 1
ballyhoo
noun (plural -hoos) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1901 1. a noisy attention-getting demonstration or talk 2. flamboyant, exaggerated, or sensational promotion or ...
Ballymena
geographical name district NE Northern Ireland, established 1974 area 246 square miles (640 square kilometers), population 56,032
Ballymoney
geographical name district N Northern Ireland, established 1974 area 162 square miles (421 square kilometers), population 23,984
ballyrag
variant of bullyrag
balm
noun Etymology: Middle English basme, baume, from Anglo-French, from Latin balsamum balsam Date: 13th century 1. a balsamic resin; especially one from small tropical ...
balm of Gilead
Etymology: Gilead, region of ancient Palestine known for its balm Date: 1629 1. an agency that soothes, relieves, or heals 2. a small evergreen African and Asian tree ...
balmacaan
noun Etymology: Balmacaan, estate near Inverness, Scotland Date: 1919 a loose single-breasted overcoat usually having raglan sleeves and a short turnover collar
balmily
adverb see balmy
balminess
noun see balmy
balmoral
noun Etymology: Balmoral Castle, Scotland Date: 1859 1. a laced boot or shoe 2. often capitalized a round flat cap with a top projecting all around
balmy
adjective (balmier; -est) Date: 15th century 1. a. having the qualities of balm ; soothing b. mild 3 2. crazy, foolish • balmily adverb • balminess noun
balneology
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin balneum bath — more at bagnio Date: circa 1879 the science of the therapeutic use of baths
Balochi
variant of Baluchi
Balochistan
geographical name see Baluchistan 2
baloney
I. variant of bologna II. noun also boloney Etymology: bologna Date: 1922 pretentious nonsense ; bunkum — often used as a generalized expression of disagreement
balsa
noun Etymology: Spanish Date: circa 1600 1. a small raft or boat; specifically one made of tightly bundled reeds and used on Lake Titicaca 2. a tropical American tree ...
balsam
noun Etymology: Latin balsamum, from Greek balsamon, probably of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew bāshām balsam Date: before 12th century 1. a. an aromatic and usually oily ...
balsam fir
noun Date: 1805 a resinous North American fir (Abies balsamea) that is widely used for pulpwood and as a Christmas tree and is the source of Canada balsam
balsam poplar
noun Date: 1786 a North American poplar (Populus balsamifera) that is often cultivated as a shade tree and has buds thickly coated with an aromatic resin — called also balm ...
balsamic
adjective Date: 1705 1. of, relating to, yielding, or containing balsam 2. made with balsamic vinegar
balsamic vinegar
noun Etymology: translation of Italian aceto balsamico, literally, curative vinegar Date: 1980 an aged Italian vinegar made from the must of white grapes
Balsas
geographical name river 426 miles (682 kilometers) central Mexico flowing from Tlaxcala to the Pacific on border between Michoacán & Guerrero
Balt
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin Balthae Balts Date: 1937 a native or inhabitant of Lithuania, Latvia, or Estonia
Balti
noun Date: 1901 a Tibeto-Burman language of northern Kashmir
Baltic
adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin (mare) balticum Baltic Sea Date: circa 1590 1. of or relating to the Baltic Sea or to the states of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia 2. of ...
Baltic Sea
geographical name arm of the Atlantic N Europe enclosed by Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, & Germany area about 160,000 square miles (256,000 ...
Baltimore
I. biographical name David 1938- American microbiologist II. biographical name Baron — see George Calvert III. geographical name city & port N central Maryland on the ...
Baltimore oriole
noun Etymology: George Calvert, Lord Baltimore Date: 1808 an oriole (Icterus galbula) of the eastern and central United States and southern Canada in which the male has a ...
Baltimorean
noun see Baltimore III
Baltistan
geographical name region Ladakh district N Kashmir; under Pakistani control
Balto-Slavic
noun Date: 1896 a subgroup of Indo-European languages consisting of the Baltic and the Slavic branches — see Indo-European languages table
Baluchi
also Balochi noun Etymology: Persian Balūchī of the Baluchis, from Balūch, Baloch Baluchi Date: 1616 1. a member of an Indo-Iranian people of Baluchistan 2. the Iranian ...
Baluchistan
geographical name 1. arid region S Asia bordering on Arabian Sea in SW Pakistan & SE Iran S & SW of Afghanistan 2. (or Balochistan) province SW Pakistan capital Quetta ...
baluster
noun Etymology: French balustre, from Italian balaustro, from balaustra wild pomegranate flower, from Latin balaustium, from Greek balaustion; from its shape Date: 1602 1. an ...
balustrade
noun Etymology: French, from Italian balaustrata, from balaustro Date: 1644 1. a row of balusters topped by a rail 2. a low parapet or barrier • balustraded adjective
balustraded
adjective see balustrade
Balzac
biographical name Honoré de 1799-1850 French novelist • Balzacian adjective
Balzacian
adjective see Balzac
bam
noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1772 a sudden loud noise — often used interjectionally to indicate a sudden impact or occurrence
BAM
abbreviation 1. bachelor of applied mathematics 2. bachelor of arts in music
Bamako
geographical name city capital of Mali on Niger River population 745,787
Bambara
noun (plural Bambara or Bambaras) Etymology: Arabic bambāra, probably ultimately from Bambara bamana, a self-designation Date: 1851 1. a member of an African people of the ...
Bambari
geographical name town S central Central African Republic population 52,100
Bamberg
geographical name city S central Germany in N Bavaria NNW of Nuremberg population 70,689
bambino
noun (plural -nos or bambini) Etymology: Italian, diminutive of bambo child Date: 1722 1. plural usually bambini a representation of the infant Christ 2. child, baby
bamboo
noun (plural bamboos) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Malay bambu Date: 1586 any of various woody or arborescent grasses (as of the genera Bambusa, Arundinaria, and ...
bamboo curtain
noun Usage: often capitalized B&C Date: 1949 a political, military, and ideological barrier isolating an area of eastern Asia
bamboozle
transitive verb (-boozled; bamboozling) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1703 1. to deceive by underhanded methods ; dupe, hoodwink 2. to confuse, frustrate, or throw off ...
bamboozlement
noun see bamboozle
ban
I. verb (banned; banning) Etymology: Middle English bannen to summon, curse, from Old English bannan to summon; akin to Old High German bannan to command, Latin fari to speak, ...
Banaba
or Ocean Island geographical name island W Pacific ESE of Nauru; belongs to Kiribati area over 2 square miles (5 square kilometers), population 284
Banach space
noun Etymology: Stefan Banach died 1945 Polish mathematician Date: 1938 a complete normed vector space
Banahao, Mount
geographical name extinct volcano 7141 feet (2142 meters) Philippines on S Luzon SE of Manila
banal
adjective Etymology: French, from Middle French, of compulsory feudal service, possessed in common, commonplace, from ban Date: 1825 lacking originality, freshness, or novelty ...
banality
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1861 1. something banal ; commonplace 2. the quality or state of being banal
banalize
transitive verb see banal
banally
adverb see banal
banana
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Spanish or Portuguese; Spanish, from Portuguese, of African origin; akin to Wolof banaana banana Date: 1597 1. an elongated usually ...
banana oil
noun Date: 1926 amyl acetate
banana pepper
noun Date: 1973 a long tapered yellow pepper occurring in several varieties from mild and sweet tasting to hot and pungent
banana republic
noun Date: 1904 a small dependent country usually of the tropics; especially one run despotically
Banana River
geographical name lagoon E Florida between Canaveral Peninsula & Merritt Island
banana seat
noun Date: 1965 an elongated bicycle saddle
banana split
noun Date: 1915 ice cream served on a banana sliced in half lengthwise and usually garnished with flavored syrups, fruits, nuts, and whipped cream
bananas
adjective Date: 1957 crazy
bananas Foster
noun Etymology: Richard Foster, friend of New Orleans restaurateur Owen E. Brennan, at whose restaurant the dish was first made Date: 1976 a dessert of bananas flamed (as with ...
Banaras
geographical name — see Varanasi
Banat
geographical name region SE central Europe in Danube basin between the Tisza & the Mures & the Transylvanian Alps; once entirely in Hungary, divided 1919 between Serbia & ...
banausic
adjective Etymology: Greek banausikos of an artisan, nonintellectual, vulgar, from banausos artisan Date: 1845 relating to or concerned with earning a living — used ...
Banbridge
geographical name district SE Northern Ireland, established 1974 area 171 square miles (445 square kilometers), population 33,102
Bancroft
I. biographical name George 1800-1891 American historian II. biographical name Richard 1544-1610 English prelate; archbishop of Canterbury (1604-10)
band
I. noun Etymology: in senses 1 & 2, from Middle English band, bond something that constricts, from Old Norse band; akin to Old English bindan to bind; in other senses, from ...
band saw
noun Date: 1858 a saw in the form of an endless steel belt running over pulleys; also a power saw using this device usually with the blade in a vertical position
band shell
noun Date: 1926 a bandstand having at the rear a sounding board shaped like a huge concave seashell
Band-Aid
I. adjective Date: 1970 offering, making use of, or serving as a temporary or expedient remedy or solution II. trademark — used for a small adhesive strip with a gauze pad ...
band-pass filter
noun Date: 1926 a filter that transmits only frequencies within a selected band
Banda Islands
geographical name islands Indonesia in Moluccas S of Ceram area 16 square miles (42 square kilometers)
Banda Oriental
geographical name — see Uruguay 2
Banda Sea
geographical name sea E Malay Archipelago SE of Sulawesi, S of the Moluccas, W of Aru Islands, & NE of Timor
bandage
I. noun Etymology: Middle French, from bande Date: 1599 1. a strip of fabric used especially to cover, dress, and bind up wounds 2. a flexible strip or band used to cover, ...
bandana
noun see bandanna
bandanna
or bandana noun Etymology: Hindi bāṅdhnū & Urdu bāndhnū tie-dyeing, cloth so dyed, ultimately from Sanskrit badhnāti he ties — more at bind Date: 1741 a large often ...
Bandar
geographical name — see Machilipatnam
Bandar Khomeyni
geographical name see Bandar-e Khomeyni
Bandar Lampung
geographical name — see Tanjungkarang
Bandar Seri Begawan
or formerly Brunei geographical name town capital of Brunei population 21,484
Bandar ‘Abbas
or Bandar-e-Abbas geographical name city S Iran on Strait of Hormuz population 201,642
Bandar-e Khomeyni
or Bandar Khomeyni geographical name town & port SW Iran at head of Persian Gulf ENE of Abadan population 49,355
Bandar-e-Abbas
geographical name see Bandar ‘Abbas
Bandaranaike
biographical name Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias 1916-2000 prime minister of Sri Lanka (1960-65; 1970-77)
bandbox
I. noun Date: 1631 1. a usually cylindrical box of cardboard or thin wood for holding light articles of attire 2. a structure (as a baseball park) having relatively small ...
bandeau
noun (plural bandeaux; also bandeaus) Etymology: French, diminutive of bande Date: 1706 1. a fillet or band especially for the hair 2. brassiere; also a band-shaped ...
banded
adjective Date: 1787 having or marked with bands
Bandelier National Monument
geographical name reservation N central New Mexico W of Santa Fe containing cliff-dweller ruins
Bandello
biographical name Matteo 1485-1561 Italian writer
bander
noun see band II
banderilla
noun Etymology: Spanish, diminutive of bandera banner, probably from Old Occitan bandiera Date: 1789 a decorated barbed dart that the banderillero thrusts into the neck or ...

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