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transitive verb (-lied; -lying) Date: before 12th century 1. a. to give a false impression of b. to present an appearance not in agreement with 2. a. to show ...
noun Etymology: Middle English beleave, probably alteration of Old English gelēafa, from ge-, associative prefix + lēafa; akin to Old English lȳfan — more at believe Date: ...
noun see belie
noun see believable
adjective Date: 14th century capable of being believed especially as within the range of known possibility or probability • believability noun • believably adverb
adverb see believable
verb (believed; believing) Etymology: Middle English beleven, from Old English belēfan, from be- + lȳfan, lēfan to allow, believe; akin to Old High German gilouben to ...
noun see believe
adverb Date: circa 1500 archaic most likely ; probably
biographical name circa 505-565 Byzantine general
transitive verb (-littled; belittling) Date: 1797 1. to speak slightingly of ; disparage 2. to cause (a person or thing) to seem little or less Synonyms: see decry • ...
noun see belittle
noun see belittle
or Billiton geographical name island Indonesia between Sumatra & Borneo area 1866 square miles (4852 square kilometers), population 102,375
adverb Etymology: Middle English bilive vigorously, from by + live, dative of lif life Date: 1594 Scottish in due time ; by and by
or formerly British Honduras geographical name country Central America bordering on the Caribbean; an independent member of the Commonwealth of Nations capital Belmopan area ...
Belize City
geographical name seaport Belize; formerly capital of British Honduras population 45,158
adjective or noun see Belize
I. biographical name Alexander Graham 1847-1922 American (Scottish-born) inventor II. geographical name city SW California SE of Los Angeles population 36,664
I. noun Etymology: Middle English belle, from Old English; perhaps akin to Old English bellan to roar — more at bellow Date: before 12th century 1. a. a hollow metallic ...
bell buoy
noun Date: 1838 a buoy with a bell rung by the action of the waves
Bell Burnell
biographical name (Susan) Jocelyn 1943- née Bell British astronomer
bell captain
noun Date: 1926 captain 2c
bell curve
noun Etymology: from the shape Date: circa 1941 normal curve
Bell Gardens
geographical name city SW California E of Los Angeles population 44,054
bell jar
noun Date: circa 1849 a bell-shaped usually glass vessel designed to cover objects or to contain gases or a vacuum
bell lyre
noun see bell-lyra
bell metal
noun Date: 1541 bronze that consists usually of three to four parts of copper to one of tin and that is used for making bells
bell pepper
noun Date: 1707 sweet pepper; especially a large bell-shaped sweet pepper
bell push
noun Date: 1878 a button that is pushed to ring a bell
bell the cat
phrasal to do a daring or risky deed
bell tower
noun Date: 1614 a tower that supports or shelters a bell
Bell's palsy
noun Etymology: Sir Charles Bell died 1842 Scottish anatomist Date: circa 1860 paralysis of the facial nerve producing distortion on one side of the face
adjective see bell-bottoms
noun plural Date: 1898 pants with wide flaring bottoms • bell-bottom adjective
or bell lyre noun Etymology: lyra from Latin, lyre Date: circa 1943 a glockenspiel mounted in a portable lyre-shaped frame and used especially in marching bands
adjective Date: 1757 1. shaped like a bell 2. relating to or being a normal curve or a normal distribution
Bella Coola
geographical name river about 60 miles (96 kilometers) Canada in British Columbia flowing W to Burke Channel E of Queen Charlotte Sound
bella figura
foreign term Etymology: Italian fine appearance or impression
noun Etymology: Italian, literally, beautiful lady Date: 1597 1. an Old World poisonous plant (Atropa belladonna) of the nightshade family having purple or green bell-shaped ...
belladonna lily
noun Date: 1734 amaryllis
biographical name Edward 1850-1898 American author
Bellay, du
biographical name Joachim circa 1522-1560 French poet
noun Date: 1802 any of various birds (as flycatchers of the genus Procnias and the honeyeater of the genus Anthornis) whose notes suggest the sound of a bell
noun Date: 1861 bellhop
noun Etymology: French, from feminine of beau beautiful — more at beau Date: 1622 a popular and attractive girl or woman; especially a girl or woman whose charm and beauty ...
belle epoque
or belle époque noun Usage: often capitalized B&E Etymology: French, literally, beautiful age Date: 1954 a period of high artistic or cultural development; especially such ...
belle époque
noun see belle epoque
Belle Fourche
geographical name river NE Wyoming & W South Dakota flowing NE & E into Cheyenne River
Belle Isle, Strait of
geographical name channel between N tip of Newfoundland & SE Labrador
belle laide
foreign term Etymology: French beautiful ugly woman ; woman who is attractive though not conventionally beautiful
noun see belletrist
adjective see belletrist
geographical name village N France NW of Château-Thierry & N of Belleau Wood ( (French Bois de Belleau) )
noun Etymology: Belleek, town in Northern Ireland Date: 1869 a very thin translucent porcelain with a lustrous pearly glaze produced in Ireland — called also Belleek china, ...
Belleek china
noun see Belleek
Belleek ware
noun see Belleek
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Bellerophōn Date: 1581 a legendary Greek hero noted for killing the Chimera
belles lettres
noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: French, literally, fine letters Date: 1710 literature that is an end in itself and not merely informative; specifically ...
also belle-lettrist noun Etymology: belles lettres Date: 1816 a writer of belles lettres • belletristic also belle-lettristic adjective
adjective see belletrist
geographical name 1. city SW Illinois population 41,410 2. unincorporated population center NE New Jersey N of Newark population 35,928 3. city Canada in SE Ontario ...
geographical name 1. city E Nebraska S of Omaha population 44,382 2. city W Washington E of Seattle population 109,569
noun Date: 1578 any of a genus (Campanula of the family Campanulaceae, the bellflower family) of widely cultivated herbs having alternate leaves and usually showy bell-shaped ...
geographical name city SW California E of Los Angeles population 72,878
noun Etymology: short for bell-hopper Date: 1910 a hotel or club employee who escorts guests to rooms, assists them with luggage, and runs errands
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin bellicosus, from bellicus of war, from bellum war Date: 15th century favoring or inclined to start quarrels or wars Synonyms: ...
noun see bellicose
adjective Date: 15th century having a belly of a specified kind — used in combination
noun Date: 1814 an aggressive or truculent attitude, atmosphere, or disposition
noun Date: 1863 1. the state of being at war or in conflict; specifically the status of a legally recognized belligerent state or nation 2. belligerence
adjective Etymology: modification of Latin belligerant-, belligerans, present participle of belligerare to wage war, from belliger waging war, from bellum + gerere to wage Date: ...
adverb see belligerent
geographical name city & port NW Washington on Bellingham Bay (inlet at N end of Puget Sound) population 67,171
Bellingshausen Sea
geographical name sea comprising a large bay of the S Pacific W of base of Antarctic Peninsula
I. noun Etymology: probably from Giovanni Bellini died 1516 Venetian painter Date: 1980 a cocktail of champagne and usually peach juice II. biographical name family of ...
geographical name commune S Switzerland E of Locarno capital of Ticino population 17,142
noun Date: 14th century 1. a man (as a town crier) who rings a bell 2. bellhop
biographical name (Joseph-Pierre) Hilaire 1870-1953 English author
noun Etymology: Latin Date: 14th century the Roman goddess of war
verb Etymology: Middle English belwen, from Old English bylgian; akin to Old English & Old High German bellan to roar Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. to make ...
biographical name Saul 1915- American (Canadian-born) writer
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: Middle English bely, below, belwes — more at belly Date: before 12th century 1. an instrument or machine that ...
biographical name George Wesley 1882-1925 American painter & lithographer
noun Date: 1816 a handle or knob attached to a cord by which one rings a bell; also the cord itself
bells and whistles
noun plural Date: 1969 items or features that are useful or decorative but not essential ; frills
bellum omnium contra omnes
foreign term Etymology: Latin war of all against all
noun Etymology: Middle English, leading sheep of a flock, leader, from belle bell + wether; from the practice of belling the leader of a flock Date: 13th century one that ...
noun Date: 1784 any of a small genus (Uvularia) of herbs of the lily family with yellow bell-shaped flowers
I. noun (plural bellies) Etymology: Middle English bely bellows, belly, from Old English belg bag, skin; akin to Old High German balg bag, skin, Old English blāwan to blow — ...
belly button
noun Date: circa 1877 the human navel
belly dance
noun Date: 1899 a usually solo dance emphasizing movements of the belly • belly dance intransitive verb • belly dancer noun
belly dancer
noun see belly dance
belly flop
noun Date: 1895 a dive (as into water or in coasting prone on a sled) in which the front of the body strikes flat against another surface — called also belly flopper • ...
belly flopper
noun see belly flop
belly landing
noun see belly-land
belly laugh
noun Date: 1921 a deep hearty laugh
belly up
intransitive verb Date: 1880 to move close or next to
intransitive verb Date: 1943 to land an airplane on its undersurface without use of landing gear • belly landing noun
adjective Etymology: from the floating position of a dead fish Date: 1939 hopelessly ruined or defeated; especially bankrupt
I. noun Date: 1552 pain in the abdomen and especially in the stomach ; stomachache II. intransitive verb Date: 1881 to complain whiningly or peevishly ; find fault • ...
noun see bellyache II
noun Date: 15th century a band around or across the belly: as a. girth 1 b. band 4b
noun Date: 1535 an excessive amount
geographical name 1. city W California SE of San Francisco population 25,123 2. town E Massachusetts W of Boston population 24,194
geographical name city capital of Belize population 3687
biographical name Carlos Filipe Ximenes 1948- East Timorese bishop & peace activist
Belo Horizonte
geographical name city E Brazil capital of Minas Gerais population 2,300,000
geographical name city S Wisconsin on Illinois border population 35,775
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: French, from Bélon, river in Brittany Date: 1940 European flat; specifically a European flat oyster of coastal waters of ...
verb Etymology: Middle English belongen, from be- + longen to be suitable — more at long Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. a. to be suitable, appropriate, or ...
noun Date: 1782 1. possession — usually used in plural 2. close or intimate relationship • belongingness noun
noun see belonging
or Byelorussia geographical name constituent republic of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics bordering on Poland, Lithuania, & Latvia; became independent 1991 — see ...
noun Date: 1943 Belarusian • Belorussian adjective
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from past participle of beloven to love, from be- + loven to love Date: 14th century dearly loved ; dear to the heart • beloved noun
I. adverb Etymology: Middle English bilooghe, from bi by + looghe low, adjective Date: 14th century 1. in or to a lower place 2. a. on earth b. in or to Hades or ...
below the belt
phrasal unfair, unfairly
adverb Date: 1897 inside or into the superstructure of a boat ; down to a lower deck
adverb or adjective Date: 1617 beneath the surface of the earth
Beloye More
geographical name — see White Sea
or Bergen-Belsen geographical name locality N Germany on Lüneburg Heath NW of Celle; site of Nazi concentration camp during World War II
noun Etymology: Hebrew Bēlshaṣṣar Date: 1587 a son of Nebuchadnezzar and king of Babylon in the book of Daniel
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German balz belt; both from Latin balteus belt Date: before 12th century 1. a. a strip of flexible ...
belt up
intransitive verb Date: 1949 British shut up
noun Date: 1937 a reduction in spending
noun Etymology: Middle English (Scots), May 1 or 2, from Scottish Gaelic bealltain Date: 15th century the Celtic May Day festival
adjective see belt I
belted kingfisher
noun Date: 1811 a North American kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon syn. Megaceryle alcyon) that is slate blue above and white below with a slate-blue breast band and an additional ...
noun Date: 1953 a singer with a powerful voice
noun Date: 1567 1. belts 2. material for belts
adjective see belt I
noun Usage: often attributive Date: circa 1952 1. a highway skirting an urban area 2. cap ; the political and social world of Washington, D.C., viewed especially as insular ...
noun Etymology: Russian, from belyĭ white; akin to Greek phalios having a white spot — more at bald Date: 1772 1. a large white sturgeon (Huso huso syn. Acipenser huso) of ...
geographical name mountain 15,157 feet (4620 meters) Russia in Asia; highest in Altai Mountains
noun Etymology: Italian, literally, beautiful view Date: 1593 a structure (as a cupola or a summerhouse) designed to command a view
abbreviation 1. bachelor of engineering of mines 2. British Empire Medal
noun Etymology: Late Latin & Late Greek; Late Latin, from Late Greek bēma, from Greek, step, tribunal, from bainein to go — more at come Date: 1683 1. the usually raised ...
noun (plural Bemba or Bembas) Etymology: Bemba, stem of ulúbembá, a self-designation Date: 1940 1. a member of a primarily agricultural Bantu-speaking people of northeastern ...
or bemedalled adjective Date: 1880 wearing or decorated with medals
adjective see bemedaled
transitive verb Date: circa 1532 1. to soil with mud or dirt 2. to drag through or sink in mire
transitive verb Date: before 12th century 1. to express deep grief or distress over 2. to regard with displeasure, disapproval, or regret Synonyms: see deplore
transitive verb Date: 1607 archaic mock
transitive verb Date: 1735 1. to make confused ; puzzle, bewilder 2. to occupy the attention of ; distract, absorb 3. to cause to have feelings of wry or tolerant ...
adverb see bemuse
noun see bemuse
I. adverb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English binnan, from be- + innan within, from within, from in Date: before 12th century Scottish within II. preposition Date: ...
Ben Lomond
geographical name — see lomond (Ben)
Ben Nevis
geographical name mountain 4406 feet (1343 meters) W Scotland in Grampian Hills; highest in Great Britain
ben trovato
adjective Etymology: Italian, literally, well found Date: 1874 characteristic or appropriate even if not true
Ben Venue
geographical name mountain 2393 feet (729 meters) central Scotland S of Loch Katrine
biographical name David 1886-1973 Israeli (Polish-born) statesman; prime minister of Israel (1949-53; 1955-63)
biographical name Baruj 1920- American (Venezuelan-born) pathologist
geographical name — see Varanasi
Benavente y Martínez
biographical name Jacinto 1866-1954 Spanish dramatist
Bence-Jones protein
noun Etymology: Henry Bence-Jones died 1873 English physician and chemist Date: circa 1923 a polypeptide composed of one or two antibody light chains that is found especially ...
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English benc; akin to Old High German bank bench Date: before 12th century 1. a. a long seat for two or more persons b. a ...
bench jockey
noun Date: 1939 benchwarmer; especially one who rides members of the opposing team from the bench
bench mark
noun see benchmark I, 1
bench press
noun Date: circa 1965 a lift or exercise in which a weight is raised by extending the arms upward while lying on a bench • bench-press transitive verb
bench seat
noun Date: 1952 a seat in an automotive vehicle that extends the full width of the passenger section
bench warrant
noun Date: 1696 a warrant issued by a presiding judge or by a court against a person guilty of contempt or indicted for a crime
transitive verb see bench press
noun Date: 15th century one who sits on or presides at a bench
noun Date: 1857 bench 5a
biographical name Robert Charles 1889-1945 American humorist
I. noun Date: circa 1842 1. (usually bench mark) a mark on a permanent object indicating elevation and serving as a reference in topographic surveys and tidal observations ...
adjective Date: 1965 suitable (as in size or configuration) for convenient use on a laboratory workbench
noun Date: 1892 a reserve player on an athletic team
geographical name city central Oregon on the Deschutes population 52,029
I. verb (bent; bending) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English bendan; akin to Old English bend fetter — more at band Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to ...
bend one's ear
phrasal to talk to someone at length
bend over backward
I. phrasal or lean over backward to make extreme efforts (as at concession) II. phrasal or bend over backwards to make extreme efforts
bend over backwards
phrasal see bend over backward II
bend sinister
noun Date: 1612 a diagonal band that runs from the sinister chief to the dexter base on a heraldic shield
adjective see bend I
adjective Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Benjamin Day died 1916 American printer Date: 1903 involving a process for adding shaded or tinted areas made up of dots for ...
noun Date: 15th century 1. one that bends 2. spree
geographical name city SE Australia in central Victoria NNW of Melbourne population 30,133
noun see decompression sickness
adjective Date: 1928 chiefly British flexible, pliable
noun see benne
I. adverb Etymology: Middle English benethe, from Old English beneothan, from be- + neothan below; akin to Old English nithera nether — more at nether Date: before 12th ...
noun Etymology: alteration of Benedick, character in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing Date: 1821 a newly married man who has long been a bachelor
I. biographical name name of 15 popes: especially XIV (Prospero Lambertini) 1675-1758 (pope 1740-58); XV (Giacomo della Chiesa) 1854-1922 (pope 1914-22) II. biographical name ...
Benedict of Nursia
biographical name Saint circa 480-circa 547 Italian founder of Benedictine order
Benedict's solution
noun Etymology: Stanley Rossiter Benedict died 1936 American chemist Date: 1921 a blue solution containing a carbonate, citrate, and sulfate which yields a red, yellow, or ...
noun Date: 15th century a monk or a nun of one of the congregations following the rule of St. Benedict and devoted especially to scholarship and liturgical worship • ...
noun Etymology: Middle English benediccioun, from Late Latin benediction-, benedictio, from benedicere to bless, from Latin, to speak well of, from bene well (akin to Latin bonus ...
adjective Date: 1710 of or expressing benediction
noun Etymology: Late Latin, blessed, from past participle of benedicere; from its first word Date: 1552 1. a canticle from Luke 1:68 beginning “Blessed be the Lord God of ...
noun Etymology: Late Latin benefaction-, benefactio, from Latin bene facere to do good to, from bene + facere to do — more at do Date: 1635 1. the act of benefiting 2. a ...
noun Date: 15th century one that confers a benefit; especially one that makes a gift or bequest
noun Date: 1711 a woman who is a benefactor
adjective Etymology: Latin beneficus, from bene + facere Date: 1641 beneficent
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin beneficium, from Latin, favor, promotion, from beneficus Date: 14th century 1. an ecclesiastical office ...
noun Etymology: Latin beneficentia, from beneficus Date: 15th century 1. the quality or state of being beneficent 2. benefaction
adjective Etymology: back-formation from beneficence Date: 1616 1. doing or producing good; especially performing acts of kindness and charity 2. beneficial • ...
adverb see beneficent
adjective Etymology: Latin beneficium favor, benefit Date: 15th century 1. conferring benefits ; conducive to personal or social well-being 2. receiving or entitling one to ...
adverb see beneficial
noun see beneficial
noun plural Date: 1989 organisms (as ladybugs, lacewings, and bacteria) that feed on or parasitize pests of crops, gardens, and turf
noun (plural -ries) Date: 1662 1. one that benefits from something 2. a. the person designated to receive the income of a trust estate b. the person named (as in an ...
transitive verb see beneficiation
noun Date: 1871 the treatment of raw material (as iron ore) to improve physical or chemical properties especially in preparation for smelting • beneficiate transitive verb
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French benfet, from Latin bene factum, from neuter of bene factus, past participle of bene facere Date: 14th century 1. archaic ...
benefit of clergy
Date: 15th century 1. clerical exemption from trial in a civil court 2. the ministration or sanction of the church
noun see benefit II
geographical name economic union comprising Belgium, the Netherlands, & Luxembourg; formed 1947
biographical name Edvard 1884-1948 Czech statesman; president (1935-38; 1940-48)
I. biographical name Stephen Vincent 1898-1943 brother of W.R. American poet II. biographical name William Rose 1886-1950 American poet, novelist, & editor
geographical name commune S Italy in Campania NE of Naples population 62,683
noun Date: 14th century 1. disposition to do good 2. a. an act of kindness b. a generous gift 3. a compulsory levy by certain English kings with no other authority ...
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin benevolent-, benevolens, from bene + volent-, volens, present participle of velle to wish — more at will Date: 15th century 1. ...
adverb see benevolent
noun see benevolent
geographical name region E India (subcontinent) including delta of the Ganges & the Brahmaputra; a province of British India 1937-47; divided 1947 between Pakistan & India ...
Bengal light
noun Date: 1818 a usually blue light or flare used formerly especially for signaling and illumination
Bengal tiger
noun Date: 1826 a tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) occurring especially in India
Bengal, Bay of
geographical name arm of the Indian Ocean between India & Sri Lanka on the W & Myanmar & Malay Peninsula on the E
adjective or noun see Bengal
noun Etymology: Hindi baṅgālī, from Baṅgāl Bengal Date: circa 1841 1. a native or resident of Bengal 2. the modern Indo-Aryan language of Bengal • Bengali adjective
noun Etymology: French, from Bengal Date: 1884 a fabric with a crosswise rib made from textile fibers (as rayon, nylon, cotton, or wool) often in combination
or Pang-pu or Peng-pu geographical name city E China in N Anhui population 449,245
or ancient Berenice geographical name city & port NE Libya; a former capital of Libya population 446,250
abbreviation bachelor of engineering
abbreviation bachelor of engineering science
geographical name city & port W Angola population 40,996
geographical name river about 1000 miles (1609 kilometers) central & N Bolivia flowing N to unite with Mamoré River forming Madeira River
Beni Suef
geographical name city N central Egypt on W bank of the Nile population 174,000
geographical name city central California NNE of Oakland population 26,865
adjective Date: 15th century 1. overtaken by darkness or night 2. existing in a state of intellectual, moral, or social darkness ; unenlightened • benightedly adverb • ...
adverb see benighted
noun see benighted
adjective Etymology: Middle English benigne, from Anglo-French, from Latin benignus, from bene + gignere to beget — more at kin Date: 14th century 1. of a gentle disposition ...
benign neglect
noun Date: 1970 an attitude or policy of ignoring an often delicate or undesirable situation that one is held to be responsible for dealing with
benign prostatic hyperplasia
noun Date: 1968 enlargement of the prostate gland caused by a benign overgrowth of chiefly glandular tissue that occurs especially in some men over 50 years old and that tends ...
benign prostatic hypertrophy
noun see benign prostatic hyperplasia
noun Date: 1876 the quality or state of being benignant or benign
adjective Etymology: benign + -ant (as in malignant) Date: circa 1782 1. serenely mild and kindly ; benign 2. favorable, beneficial • benignantly adverb
adverb see benignant
noun see benign
adverb see benign
geographical name 1. river about 100 miles (161 kilometers) S Nigeria W of the Niger flowing into Bight of Benin 2. former kingdom W Africa on lower Niger River; incorporated ...
Benin City
geographical name see Benin 4
Benin, Bight of
geographical name the N section of Gulf of Guinea W Africa SW of Nigeria
adjective or noun see Benin
noun Etymology: Middle English beneson, from Anglo-French beneiçon, from Late Latin benediction-, benedictio Date: 14th century blessing, benediction
I. noun Etymology: Hebrew Binyāmīn Date: 14th century a son of Jacob and the traditional eponymous ancestor of one of the tribes of Israel II. biographical name Judah ...
also bene noun Etymology: of African origin; akin to Malinke bĕne sesame Date: 1769 sesame 1
I. biographical name (Enoch) Arnold 1867-1931 English novelist II. biographical name James Gordon 1795-1872 American (Scottish-born) journalist III. biographical name ...
noun (plural bennies) Etymology: Benzedrine + -ie Date: 1945 1. slang amphetamine 2. slang a tablet of amphetamine taken as a stimulant
Benoît de Sainte-Maure
biographical name 12th century French trouvère
noun Etymology: benz- + -o- + methyl Date: 1969 a derivative C14H18N4O3 of carbamate and benzimidazole used especially as a systemic agricultural fungicide
geographical name city NE Republic of South Africa in Gauteng on the Witwatersrand E of Johannesburg population 151,294
biographical name Edward White 1829-1896 British prelate; archbishop of Canterbury (1882-96)
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, grassy place, bent grass, from Old English beonot-; akin to Old High German binuz rush Date: 14th century 1. unenclosed grassland 2. a. ...
bent grass
noun Date: 1677 any of a genus (Agrostis) of grasses including important chiefly perennial and rhizomatous pasture and lawn grasses with fine velvety or wiry herbage
bent out of shape
phrasal extremely upset or angry
biographical name Jeremy 1748-1832 English jurist & philosopher
noun Date: 1829 the utilitarian philosophy of Jeremy Bentham and his followers • Benthamite noun or adjective
noun or adjective see Benthamism
adjective Etymology: benthos Date: 1902 1. of, relating to, or occurring at the bottom of a body of water 2. of, relating to, or occurring in the depths of the ocean

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