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B.L.E.
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. * * *
B.L.S.
1. Bachelor of Library Science. 2. Bureau of Labor Statistics. * * *
B.Land.Arch.
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. * * *
B.Lit.
Bachelor of Literature. * * *
B.Litt.
Bachelor of Letters. * * *
B.LL.
Bachelor of Laws. * * *
B.M.
1. Bachelor of Medicine. 2. Bachelor of Music. 3. British Museum. * * *
B.M.E.
1. Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. 2. Bachelor of Mining Engineering. 3. Bachelor of Music Education. * * *
B.M.Ed.
Bachelor of Music Education. * * *
B.M.S.
Bachelor of Marine Science. * * *
B.M.T.
Bachelor of Medical Technology. * * *
B.M.V.
Blessed Mary the Virgin. [ < L Beata Maria Virgo] * * *
B.Mar.E.
Bachelor of Marine Engineering. * * *
B.Met.
Bachelor of Metallurgy. * * *
B.Met.E.
Bachelor of Metallurgical Engineering. * * *
B.Mgt.E.
Bachelor of Management Engineering. * * *
B.Min.E.
Bachelor of Mining Engineering. * * *
B.Mus.
Bachelor of Music. * * *
B.N.
Bachelor of Nursing. * * *
B.N.S.
Bachelor of Naval Science. * * *
B.O.
1. Board of Ordnance. 2. Informal. body odor. 3. Theat. box office. * * *
b.o.
1. back order. 2. box office. 3. branch office. 4. broker's order. 5. buyer's option. * * *
B.O.T.
Board of Trade. * * *
B.P.
1. Bachelor of Pharmacy. 2. Bachelor of Philosophy. 3. Finance. See basis point. 4. Archaeol. before the present: (in radiocarbon dating) in a specified amount of time or at a ...
b.p.
1. Finance. basis point. 2. below proof. 3. Com. bills payable. 4. Physics, Chem. boiling point. * * *
B.P.A.
Bachelor of Professional Arts. * * *
B.P.E.
Bachelor of Physical Education. * * *
B.P.H.
Bachelor of Public Health. * * *
B.P.O.E.
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. See under elk (def. 4). * * *
B.Pet.E.
Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering. * * *
B.Ph.
Bachelor of Philosophy. * * *
B.Pharm.
Bachelor of Pharmacy. * * *
B.Phil.
Bachelor of Philosophy. * * *
b.r.
Com. bills receivable. Also, B.R., B/R. * * *
B.R.C.A.
Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America. * * *
B.R.C.S.
British Red Cross Society. * * *
B.R.E.
Bachelor of Religious Education. * * *
B.R.T.
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. * * *
B.S.
1. See Bachelor of Science. 2. Bachelor of Surgery. 3. See bill of sale. 4. Slang (sometimes vulgar). bullshit. * * *
b.s.
1. balance sheet. 2. See bill of sale. 3. Slang (sometimes vulgar). bullshit. * * *
B.S.A.
1. Also, B.S. Agr. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. 2. Bachelor of Scientific Agriculture. 3. Boy Scouts of America. * * *
B.S.A.A.
Bachelor of Science in Applied Arts. * * *
B.S.A.E.
1. Also, B.S.Ae.Eng. Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering. 2. Also, B.S.Ag.E. Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering. 3. Also, B.S.Arch.E., B.S.Arch.Eng. ...
B.S.Adv.
Bachelor of Science in Advertising. * * *
B.S.Arch.
Bachelor of Science in Architecture. * * *
B.S.Art.Ed.
Bachelor of Science in Art Education. * * *
B.S.B.A.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. * * *
B.S.Bus.
Bachelor of Science in Business. * * *
B.S.Bus.Mgt.
Bachelor of Science in Business Management. * * *
B.S.C.
Bachelor of Science in Commerce. * * *
B.S.C.E.
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. * * *
B.S.C.P.
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. * * *
B.S.Ch.
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. * * *
B.S.Ch.E.
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. * * *
B.S.Com.
Bachelor of Science in Communications. * * *
B.S.D.
Bachelor of Science in Design. Also, B.S.Des. * * *
B.S.D.Hyg.
Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. * * *
B.S.E.
1. Also, B.S.Ed. Bachelor of Science in Education. 2. Also, B.S.Eng. Bachelor of Science in Engineering. * * *
B.S.E.E.
1. Also, B.S.E.Engr. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. 2. Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. * * *
B.S.E.M.
Bachelor of Science in Engineering of Mines. * * *
B.S.E.P.
Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics. * * *
B.S.E.S.
Bachelor of Science in Engineering Sciences. * * *
B.S.Ec.
Bachelor of Science in Economics. * * *
B.S.El.E.
Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering. * * *
B.S.F.
Bachelor of Science in Forestry. Also, B.S.For. * * *
B.S.F.M.
Bachelor of Science in Forest Management. * * *
B.S.F.Mgt.
Bachelor of Science in Fisheries Management. * * *
B.S.F.S.
Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service. * * *
B.S.F.T.
Bachelor of Science in Fuel Technology. * * *
B.S.G.E.
Bachelor of Science in General Engineering. Also, B.S.Gen.Ed. * * *
B.S.G.Mgt.
Bachelor of Science in Game Management. * * *
B.S.H.A.
Bachelor of Science in Hospital Administration. * * *
B.S.H.E.
Bachelor of Science in Home Economics. Also, B.S.H.Ec. * * *
B.S.H.Ed.
Bachelor of Science in Health Education. * * *
B.S.Hyg.
Bachelor of Science in Hygiene. * * *
B.S.I.E.
1. Also, B.S.Ind.Ed. Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education. 2. Also, B.S.Ind.Engr. Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. * * *
B.S.I.R.
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Relations. * * *
B.S.I.T.
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology. * * *
B.S.Ind.Mgt.
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management. * * *
B.S.J.
Bachelor of Science in Journalism. * * *
B.S.L.
1. Bachelor of Sacred Literature. 2. Bachelor of Science in Law. 3. Bachelor of Science in Linguistics. * * *
B.S.L.A. and Nurs.
Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Nursing. * * *
B.S.L.Arch.
Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture. * * *
B.S.L.M.
Bachelor of Science in Landscape Management. * * *
B.S.L.S.
Bachelor of Science in Library Science. * * *
B.S.Lab.Rel.
Bachelor of Science in Labor Relations. * * *
B.S.M.
1. Bachelor of Sacred Music. 2. Bachelor of Science in Medicine. 3. Bachelor of Science in Music. * * *
B.S.M.E.
1. Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. 2. Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering. 3. Also, B.S.Mus.Ed. Bachelor of Science in Music Education. * * *
B.S.M.T.
Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology. Also, B.S.Med.Tech. * * *
B.S.Met.
Bachelor of Science in Metallurgy. * * *
B.S.Met.E.
Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering. * * *
B.S.N.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing. * * *
B.S.N.A.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Administration. * * *
B.S.O.T.
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. * * *
B.S.Orn.Hort.
Bachelor of Science in Ornamental Horticulture. * * *
B.S.P.
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. Also, B.S.Phar., B.S.Pharm. * * *
B.S.P.A.
Bachelor of Science in Public Administration. * * *
B.S.P.E.
Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. * * *
B.S.P.H.
Bachelor of Science in Public Health. * * *
B.S.P.H.N.
Bachelor of Science in Public Health Nursing. * * *
B.S.P.T.
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. Also, B.S.Ph.Th. * * *
B.S.R.T.
Bachelor of Science in Radiological Technology. * * *
B.S.Radio-TV.
Bachelor of Science in Radio and Television. * * *
B.S.Ret.
Bachelor of Science in Retailing. * * *
B.S.S.
1. Bachelor of Secretarial Science. 2. Bachelor of Social Science. * * *
B.S.S.A.
Bachelor of Science in Secretarial Administration. * * *
B.S.S.E.
Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education. * * *
B.S.S.S.
1. Bachelor of Science in Secretarial Studies. 2. Bachelor of Science in Social Science. * * *
B.S.T.&I.E.
Bachelor of Science in Trade and Industrial Education. * * *
B.S.Trans.
Bachelor of Science in Transportation. * * *
B.Sc.
See Bachelor of Science. * * *
B.Sch.Music
Bachelor of School Music. * * *
B.T.
Bachelor of Theology. * * *
B.t.
See Bacillus thuringiensis. * * *
B.T.Ch.
Bachelor of Textile Chemistry. * * *
B.T.E.
Bachelor of Textile Engineering. * * *
B.T.U.
Physics. British thermal unit; British thermal units. Also, BTU, B.t.u., B.th.u., Btu. * * *
B.Th.
Bachelor of Theology. * * *
B.V.
1. Blessed Virgin. [ < L Beata Virgo] 2. farewell. [ < L bene vale] * * *
b.v.
book value. * * *
B.V.A.
Bachelor of Vocational Agriculture. * * *
B.V.D.
Trademark. a brand of men's underwear. Also, BVD's. * * *
B.V.E.
Bachelor of Vocational Education. * * *
B.V.M.
Blessed Virgin Mary. [ < L Beata Virgo Maria] * * *
B.W.I.
British West Indies. * * *
b.y.
b.y. abbr. billion years. * * *
B/B
bottled in bond. * * *
B/C
bills for collection. * * *
B/D
1. bank draft. 2. bills discounted. 3. Accounting. brought down. * * *
b/d
barrels per day. * * *
B/E
bill of exchange. Also, b.e. * * *
B/F
Accounting. brought forward. * * *
B/H
B/H abbr. bill of health. * * *
b/l
Com. See bill of lading. Also, B/L. * * *
B/o
Accounting. brought over. * * *
B/P
Com. bills payable. * * *
b/s
1. bags. 2. bales. 3. See bill of sale. * * *
B/W
B/W or BW abbrev. black and white * * *
B2B
/bee" teuh bee"/ business-to-business: B2B Web sites. Also, B-to-B. [1990-95] * * *
ba
/bah/, n. Egyptian Religion. an aspect of the soul, represented as a human-headed bird. [vocalization of Egyptian b'] /bah/, n. the second letter of the Arabic alphabet. * * ...
BA
See bank acceptance. * * * ▪ ancient Chinese state Wade-Giles romanization  Pa        ancient tribe and later an ancient Chinese feudal state that came into being in ...
Ba
Symbol, Chem. barium. * * * ▪ ancient Chinese state Wade-Giles romanization  Pa        ancient tribe and later an ancient Chinese feudal state that came into being ...
Ba Jin
/bah" jin"/, (Li Feigan) born 1904, Chinese writer and novelist. * * * ▪ 2006 Li Yaotang        Chinese writer (b. Nov. 25, 1904, Chengdu, Sichuan province, China—d. ...
Ba Maw
▪ prime minister of Myanmar born Feb. 8, 1893, Maubin, Burma [Myanmar] died May 29, 1977, Yangon       politician who in 1937 became the first Burmese premier under ...
Ba'th
/bah"ahth/, n. Baath. * * *
ba.
1. bath. 2. bathroom. * * *
Ba. Is.
Bahama Islands. * * *
baa
/ba, bah/, v., baaed, baaing, n. v.i. 1. to make the sound of a sheep; bleat. n. 2. the bleating cry of a sheep. [1580-90; imit.] * * *
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
an old children’s song, which may refer to a tax put on wool in England in 1275. The full song is Baa, baa, black sheep, Have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, Three bags ...
Baa-baas
➡ Barbarians. * * *
Baader, Franz Xaver von
▪ German theologian born March 27, 1765, Munich, Bavaria [Germany] died May 23, 1841, Munich       Roman Catholic layman who became an influential mystical theologian ...
Baader-Meinhof Gang
or Red Army Faction West German leftist terrorist group formed in 1968 and popularly named after two of its early leaders, Andreas Baader (1943–1977) and Ulrike Meinhof ...
baal
/bahl/, adv. Australian Slang. no; not. [Austral Pidgin E < Dharuk bí-al] * * * God worshiped in many ancient Middle Eastern communities, especially among Canaanites, for whom ...
Baal
—Baalish, adj. /bay"euhl, bayl/, n., pl. Baalim /bay"euh lim, bay"lim/. 1. any of numerous local deities among the ancient Semitic peoples, typifying the productive forces of ...
baal kore
Seph. /bahl kaw rdde"/; Ashk. /bahl koh"rdday/, Hebrew. an official in the synagogue, as a cantor, who reads the weekly portion of the Torah. [ba'al qore lit., reading master] * ...
Baal Merodach
/mer"euh dahk'/ Marduk. * * *
Baal Shem Tov
Baal Shem Tov [bäl΄ shem′ tōv′] (born Israel ben Eliezer) 1700?-60; Jewish religious leader in Poland: founder of Hasidism: also Baal Shem Tob * * *
Baal Shem-Tov
Ashk. Heb. /bahl" shem"tohv", -tohv'/; Seph. Heb. /bahl" shem"tawv", -tawv'/, (Israel ben Eliezer) ("Besht") c1700-60, Ukrainian teacher and religious leader: founder of the ...
Baalat
▪ ancient deity, chiefly of Byblos also spelled  Baʿalat  or  Baʿalath        (from West Semitic baʿalat, “lady”), often used as a synonym for the special ...
Baalbeck
▪ archaeological site, Lebanon also spelled  Baalbek , Arabic  Baʿlabakk , Greek  Heliopolis , also known as  City of the Sun        large archaeological ...
Baalbek
/bahl"bek, bay"euhl-, bayl"-/, n. a town in E Lebanon: ruins of ancient city; Temple of the Sun. 16,000. Ancient Greek name, Heliopolis. * * * Arabic Baʽlabakk City (pop., ...
Baalism
—Baalist, Baalite /bay"euh luyt', bay"luyt/, n. —Baalistic, Baalitical /bay'euh lit"i keuhl, bay lit"-/, adj. /bay"euh liz'euhm, bay"liz-/, n. 1. the worship of Baal. 2. ...
Baalshem
/bahl shem"/, n. a person who works miracles by calling upon the name of God, esp. one of the German and Polish Jews of the 16th-19th centuries considered to be saintly and to ...
BaalShem Tov
Baal Shem Tov (bälʹ shĕmʹ tōvʹ), Originally Israel ben Eliezer. 1700?-1760. Polish-born Jewish religious leader and mystic who founded Hasidism. * * *
Baarova, Lida
▪ 2001       Czech actress (b. 1914, Prague, Austro-Hungarian Empire [now Czech Rep.]—d. Oct. 27, 2000, Salzburg, Austria), appeared in a number of successful German ...
baas
baas [bäs, bôs] n. 〚Afrik < Du, master, foreman, BOSS1〛 Historical master; sir: term of address used in South Africa for a white man * * *
baaskap
baaskap or baasskap [bäs′käp΄] n. 〚Afrik < baas (see BAAS) + MDu - scap, -SHIP〛 the policy of absolute domination of the native peoples by white settlers in South ...
Baath
—Baathism, n. —Baathist, n., adj. /bah"ahth/, n. a socialist party of some Arab countries, esp. Iraq and Syria. Also, Ba'ath, Ba'th. [ < Ar ba'ath lit., renaissance] * * *
Baathism
See Baathist. * * *
Baathist
Ba·ath·ist also Ba'ath·ist (bäʹä-thĭst) n. A member of a pan-Arab socialist political party active principally in Syria and Iraq.   [After the Ba'ath Party, from Arabic ...
Bab
/bahb/, n. abbreviated form of Bab ed-Din. * * * (as used in expressions) Bab the Bab al Mandab Bab el Mandeb * * *
Bab ed-Din
/bahb" ed deen"/, (the Bab, Ali Muhammad of Shiraz) 1819-50, a Persian religious leader: founder of Babi. [ < Ar bab al-din gate(way) of the faith] * * *
Bab el Mandeb
/bahb' el mahn"deb/ a strait between NE Africa and the SW tip of the Arabian peninsula, connecting the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. 20 mi. (32 km) wide. * * *
Bab el-Mandeb Strait
▪ strait, Red Sea Arabic  Bāb al-Mandab         strait between Arabia (northeast) and Africa (southwest) that connects the Red Sea (northwest) with the Gulf of Aden ...
Bāb, the
orig. Mīrzā ʽAlī Muḥammad of Shīrāz born Oct. 20, 1819, or Oct. 8, 1820, Shīrāz, Iran died July 9, 1850, Tabriz Iranian religious leader who founded the Bābī ...
Bab,the
Bab (bäb, băb), the. Title of Ali Mohammad of Shiraz. 1819-1850. Persian founder of Babism. * * *
Bab.
Babylon; Babylonia. * * *
baba
/bah"beuh/; Fr. /bann bann"/, n., pl. babas /-beuhz/; Fr. /-bann"/. a spongelike cake leavened with yeast and often containing raisins, baked in a small mold and then usually ...
baba au rhum
/bah"beuh oh rum"/; Fr. /bann bann oh rddawm"/, pl. babas au rhum /bah"beuhz oh rum"/; Fr. /bann bann zoh rddawm"/. a baba steeped in rum syrup. [1930-35; < F: baba with rum] * * ...
baba ghanouj
/ba'beuh geuh noohzh"/, Middle Eastern Cookery. a salad of cooked eggplant, olive oil, garlic, etc. [of uncert. orig.] * * *
Bābā Ṭāhir
▪ Persian author byname  ʿUryān , Ṭāhir also spelled  Ṭāher  born c. 1000, Luristan or Hamadan, Iran died after 1055, Hamadan       one of the most revered ...
Baba-Yaga
▪ Russian folklore also called  Baba-jaga,         in Russian folklore, an ogress who steals, cooks, and eats her victims, usually children. A guardian of the ...
babaau rhum
ba·ba au rhum (bä'bä ōrŭmʹ) n. Baba.   [French : baba, baba + au, with the + rhum, rum.] * * *
babagannouj
ba·ba gan·nouj or ba·ba ga·noosh (bäʹbə gə-no͞oshʹ, -no͞ozhʹ) n. A purée of roasted eggplant and tahini, flavored with garlic and lemon juice.   [Egyptian Arabic ...
Babahoyo
▪ Ecuador       city, west-central Ecuador, on the southern shore of the Babahoyo River, a major branch of the Guayas River. A processing and trade centre for the ...
Bābak
▪ Iranian religious leader Iranian Pāpak  died 838       leader of the Iranian Khorram-dīnān, a religious sect that arose following the execution of Abū Muslim, ...
Babalola, S Adeboye
▪ Nigerian poet and scholar born Dec. 17, 1926, Nigeria       poet and scholar known for his illuminating study of Yoruba ìjalá (a form of oral poetry) and his ...
Babangida, Ibrahim
▪ head of state of Nigeria born August 17, 1941, Minna, Nigeria       Nigerian military leader, who served as head of state (1985–93).       Born in northern ...
Babar
/bah"beuhr/, n. Baber. * * *
Babar Island
▪ island, Indonesia Bahasa Indonesia  Pulau Babar        island and island group in the Banda Sea, Maluku propinsi (province), Indonesia. Located between Timor to the ...
Babashoff, Shirley
▪ American athlete born Jan. 31, 1957, Whittier, Calif., U.S.       American swimmer who won eight Olympic medals and was one of only two women to win five medals in ...
Babashoff,Shirley
Bab·a·shoff (băbʹə-shôf'), Shirley. Born 1957. American swimmer. She won eight Olympic medals, including one gold and two silvers in 1972 and one gold and four silvers in ...
babassu
/bah'beuh sooh"/, n. a palm, Orbignya barbosiana, of northeastern Brazil, bearing nuts that yield babassu oil. [1920-25; < Pg babaçú < Tupi, equiv. to ybá fruit + guasu ...
babassu oil
a yellow oil expressed or extracted from babassu nuts, used chiefly in the manufacture of soaps and cosmetics and as a cooking oil. [1955-60] * * *
babassu palm
▪ plant  (Attalea martiana, A. oleifera, or A. speciosa), tall palm tree with feathery leaves that grows wild in tropical northeastern Brazil. The kernels of its hard-shelled ...
Babbage
/bab"ij/, n. Charles, 1792-1871, English mathematician: invented the precursor of the modern computer. * * *
Babbage, Charles
born Dec. 26, 1791, London, Eng. died Oct. 18, 1871, London British mathematician and inventor. Educated at Cambridge University, he devoted himself from about 1812 to devising ...
Babbage,Charles
Bab·bage (băbʹĭj), Charles. 1792-1871. British mathematician and inventor of an analytical machine based on principles similar to those used in modern computers. * * *
Babbitry
/bab"i tree/, n. (often l.c.) Babbittry. * * *
babbitt
/bab"it/, n. 1. See Babbitt metal. 2. a bearing or lining of Babbitt metal. adj. 3. pertaining to or made of Babbitt metal. v.t. 4. to line, face, or furnish with Babbitt ...
Babbitt
/bab"it/, n. 1. Irving, 1865-1933, U.S. educator and critic. 2. Milton Byron, born 1916, U.S. composer. 3. (italics) a novel (1922) by Sinclair Lewis. 4. (often l.c.) a ...
Babbitt metal
Metall. 1. any of various alloys of tin with smaller amounts of antimony and copper, used as an antifriction lining for bearings. 2. any of various similar alloys. Also, babbitt ...
Babbitt, Irving
▪ American critic born Aug. 2, 1865, Dayton, Ohio, U.S. died July 15, 1933, Cambridge, Mass.       American critic and teacher, leader of the movement in literary ...
Babbitt, Isaac
▪ American inventor born July 26, 1799, Taunton, Mass., U.S. died May 26, 1862, Somerville, Mass.       American inventor of a tin-based alloy (now known as babbitt) ...
Babbitt, Milton
▪ American composer in full  Milton Byron Babbitt   born May 10, 1916, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.    American composer and theorist known as a leading proponent of total ...
Babbitt, Milton (Byron)
born May 10, 1916, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. U.S. composer. At Princeton University he studied with composer Roger Sessions and later joined the faculty. He became one of the ...
Babbitt,Irving
Babbitt, Irving. 1865-1933. American humanist and scholar whose New Humanism movement sought to revive interest in classical virtues in literary criticism. * * *
Babbitt,Milton Byron
Babbitt, Milton Byron. Born 1916. American composer whose works, including Vision and Prayer (1961) for soprano and synthesizer, combine serial music and electronic effects. * * *
babbittmetal
bab·bitt metal (băbʹĭt) n. Any of several soft, silvery antifriction alloys composed of tin usually with small amounts of copper and antimony.   [After Isaac Babbitt ...
Babbittry
/bab"i tree/, n. (often l.c.) the attitude and behavior of a Babbitt. Also, Babbitry. [1925-30; BABBITT + -RY] * * *
babble
/bab"euhl/, v., babbled, babbling, n. v.i. 1. to utter sounds or words imperfectly, indistinctly, or without meaning. 2. to talk idly, irrationally, excessively, or foolishly; ...
babbler
/bab"leuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that babbles. 2. any of the birds of the family Timaliidae, many of which have a loud, babbling cry. [1520-30; BABBLE + -ER1] * * *
babbling
—babblingly, adv. /bab"ling/, n. 1. foolish or meaningless chatter; prattle: the constant babbling of idle gossips. 2. the random production of meaningless vocal sounds ...
Babcock test
/bab"kok'/ a test for determining the butterfat content of milk and milk products, conducted by adding sulfuric acid to a sample and then centrifuging it in a flask with a ...
Babcock, Harold Delos
▪ American scientist born Jan. 24, 1882, Edgerton, Wis., U.S. died April 8, 1968, Pasadena, Calif.       astronomer who with his son Horace Welcome Babcock invented ...
Babcock, Horace Welcome
▪ 2004       American astronomer (b. Sept. 13, 1912, Pasadena, Calif.—d. Aug. 29, 2003, Santa Barbara, Calif.), led the effort to create, in 1969, Chile's Las Campanas ...
Babcock, Stephen Moulton
▪ American chemist born Oct. 22, 1843, near Bridgewater, N.Y., U.S. died July 2, 1931, Madison, Wis.  agricultural research chemist, often called the father of scientific ...
babe
/bayb/, n. 1. a baby or child. 2. an innocent or inexperienced person. 3. (usually cap.) Southern U.S. (used, often before the surname, as a familiar name for a boy or man, esp. ...
Babel
—Babelic /bay bel"ik, ba-/, adj. /bay"beuhl, bab"euhl/, n. 1. an ancient city in the land of Shinar in which the building of a tower (Tower of Babel) intended to reach heaven ...
Babel Mandeb
Bab el Man·deb (bäb' ĕl mänʹdĕb) A strategically important strait, 27.4 km (17 mi) wide, between the Arabian Peninsula and eastern Africa. It links the Red Sea with the ...
Babel, Isaak (Emmanuilovich)
born July 13, 1894, Odessa, Ukraine, Russian Empire died March 17, 1941, Siberia, Russia, U.S.S.R. Russian short-story writer. Born Jewish in Ukraine, Babel grew up in an ...
Babel, Isaak Emmanuilovich
▪ Russian author born July 13 [July 1, Old Style], 1894, Odessa, Ukraine, Russian Empire died Jan. 27, 1940, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R.  Soviet short-story writer noted for his ...
Babel, Tower of
In the Hebrew scriptures, a high tower built in Shinar (Babylonia). According to Genesis 11:1–9, the Babylonians wanted to build a tower "with its top in the heavens." Angry ...
Babelism
/bay"beuh liz'euhm, bab"euh-/, n. (sometimes l.c.) a confusion, as of ideas, speech, etc. [1825-35; BABEL + -ISM] * * *
Babelize
—Babelization, n. /bay"beuh luyz', bab"euh-/, v.t., Babelized, Babelizing. (sometimes l.c.) to make a confusion of (customs, languages, usages, etc.); cause to be mixed or ...
Babelized
/bay"beuh luyzd', bab"euh-/, adj. (sometimes l.c.) reduced to complete confusion or meaninglessness. [1590-1600; BABELIZE + -ED2] * * *
Babelthuap
▪ island, Palau also called  Babeldaob,  Baberudaobu To,  or  Arrecifos        largest of the Caroline Islands and largest island within the country of Palau. It ...
Babenberg, House of
Austrian ruling house in the 10th–13th century. Leopold I of Babenberg became margrave of Austria in 976. The Babenbergs' power was modest until the 12th century, when they ...
Babenco, Hector
▪ Brazilian film director born February 7, 1946, Buenos Aires, Argentina       Brazilian film director known for socially conscious films that examine the lives of ...
Baber
/bah"beuhr/, n. (Zahir ed-Din Mohammed) 1483-1530, founder of the Mogul Empire. Also, Babar, Babur. * * *
Babergh
▪ district, England, United Kingdom       district, administrative and historic county of Suffolk, England. Babergh extends across the southern part of Suffolk. Babergh ...
Babes in the Wood
a traditional story about a boy and girl who go to live with their wicked uncle after their father dies. He pays two men to kill them, so that he can steal their property. ...
babesia
/beuh bee"zheuh, -zhee euh, -zee euh/, n. any protozoan of the genus Babesia, certain species of which are parasitic and pathogenic for warm-blooded animals. [1893; < NL, named ...
babesiosis
/beuh bee'zee oh"sis/, n. Vet. Pathol. any of several tick-borne diseases of cattle, dogs, horses, sheep, and swine, caused by a babesia protozoan and characterized by fever and ...
Babette
/ba bet"/, n. a female given name, form of Barbara. * * *
Babeuf
/bann buef"/, n. François Noël /frddahonn swann" noh el"/, (Gracchus Babeuf),1760-97, French revolutionary. [1840-50] * * *
Babeuf, François-Noë l
born Nov. 23, 1760, Saint-Quentin, France died May 27, 1797, Vendôme French political journalist and agitator. During the era of the French Revolution he advocated an equal ...
Babeuf, François-Noël
▪ French political journalist byname  Gracchus Babeuf  born November 23, 1760, Saint-Quentin, France died May 27, 1797, Vendôme  early political journalist and agitator in ...
Babi
—Babite /bah"buyt/, adj. /bah"bee/, n. 1. Also called Babism. a Persian religion, originating in the 19th century, now supplanted by Baha'i. 2. an adherent of Babi. Also, ...
Babi Yar
/bah"bee yahr"/; Russ. /bah"byee yahrdd"/ a ravine near Kiev, U.S.S.R.: site of German massacre of Jews in World War II. * * *
Babi Yar Symphony
/bah"bee yahr"/ a symphony (1962) by Dimitri Dimitrievich Shostakovich. * * *
Babia Góra
Ba·bi·a Gó·ra (bä'bē-ə go͝orʹə) A peak, 1,726 m (5,659 ft) high, of the Beskids in the West Beskids on the border between Poland and Slovakia. It is the highest ...
Babia, Mount
▪ mountain, Poland Polish  Babia Góra , Slovak  Babia Hora        highest mountain (5,659 feet [1,725 m] at Diablok) peak in the Beskid Mountains, on the ...
BabianJiang
Ba·bian Jiang (bäʹbyänʹ jyängʹ) See Black River. * * *
babiche
/beuh beesh"/, n. (in the Pacific Northwest) thong, thread, or lacings made of rawhide, gut, or sinew, esp. for making snowshoes. [1800-10; < CanF (la) babiche < Micmac ...
babies' breath
babies' breath n. BABY'S BREATH * * *
babies'-breath
/bay"beez breth'/, n. baby's-breath. * * *
Babington, Anthony
born October 1561, Dethick, Derbyshire, Eng. died Sept. 20, 1586, London English conspirator. Raised secretly as a Catholic, Babington was joined by the priest John Ballard in ...
Babinski's reflex
/beuh bin"skeez/ a reflex extension of the great toe with flexion of the other toes, evoked by stroking the sole of the foot: normal in infants but otherwise denoting central ...
Babinskireflex
Ba·bin·ski reflex (bə-bĭnʹskē) also Ba·bin·ski's reflex (-skēz) n. An extension of the great toe, sometimes with fanning of the other toes, in response to stroking of ...
babirusa
/bab'euh rooh"seuh, bah'beuh-/, n. an East Indian swine, Babyrousa babyrussa, the male of which has upper canine teeth growing upward through the roof of the mouth and curving ...
Babism
—Babist, n., adj. /bah"biz euhm/, n. Babi (def. 1). [1840-50; BAB + -ISM] * * * Religion that developed in Iran around Mīrzā ʽAlī Muḥammad's claim (1844) to be the ...
Babits, Mihály
▪ Hungarian author born Nov. 26, 1883, Szekszárd, Hung., Austria-Hungary died Aug. 4, 1941, Budapest       Hungarian poet, novelist, essayist, and translator who, from ...
BabiYar
Ba·bi Yar (bäʹbē yärʹ, bäʹbyē) A ravine outside Kiev in north-central Ukraine where the Jews of the city were killed by German troops in 1941. The massacre is ...
babka
/bahb"keuh/, n. a sweet, spongy yeast cake with raisins, traditionally made in the form of a high cylinder, either solid or with a hole, often glazed, and sometimes flavored with ...
Bābol
▪ Iran also spelled  Bābul,  formerly  Bārfurush         city, northern Iran, on the Bābol River, about 15 miles (24 km) south of the Caspian Sea. Bābol gained ...
Bábolna
▪ Hungary       village, Komárom-Esztergom megye (county), western Hungary, located on the Little Alfold (Little Hungarian Plain) between the towns of Győr and ...
baboo
/bah"booh/, n., pl. baboos. babu. * * *
baboon
—baboonish, adj. /ba boohn"/ or, esp. Brit., /beuh-/, n. 1. any of various large, terrestrial monkeys of the genus Papio and related genera, of Africa and Arabia, having a ...
baboonery
/ba booh"neuh ree/ or, esp. Brit., /beuh-/, n., pl. babooneries. an uncouth, ridiculous, or brutish condition, attitude, or action. [1375-1425; late ME babwynrie, equiv. to ...
baboonish
See baboonery. * * *
babracot
/bab"reuh kot'/, n. a wooden grating used by Indians in South America for roasting and drying food. [of uncert. orig.] * * *
Babrius
▪ fabulist flourished 2nd century AD       author of a collection of fables (fable) in Greek. Nothing is known of the author. The fables are for the most part versions ...
Babruysk
Ba·bruysk or Bo·bruysk also Bo·bruisk (bə-bro͞oʹĭsk) A city of southern Belarus southeast of Minsk. It was founded in the 16th century. Population: 226,000. * * *
Babs
/babz/, n. a female given name, form of Barbara. * * *

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