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ballast
—ballaster, n. —ballastic /beuh las"tik/, adj. /bal"euhst/, n. 1. Naut. any heavy material carried temporarily or permanently in a vessel to provide desired draft and ...
ballast line
Naut. the level to which a vessel is immersed when in ballast. * * *
ballast pocket
Railroads. a depression that is formed beneath the ballast layer by penetration of ballast particles into the subgrade and that tends to collect moisture. * * *
ballast resistor
ballast (def. 5a). * * *
ballata
/beuh lah"teuh/, n., pl. ballate /-lah"tay/. a 14th-century Italian verse form composed of stanzas beginning and ending with a refrain, often set to music and accompanied by ...
ballbearing
ball bearing n. Abbr. bb 1. A friction-reducing bearing consisting essentially of a ring-shaped track containing freely revolving hard metal balls against which a rotating shaft ...
ballboy
ball boy n. 1. A male attendant on a tennis court who collects the ball when it is out of play. 2. A boy who is in charge of the extra balls used in practice or those that are ...
ballcarrier
☆ ballcarrier [bôl′kar΄ē ər ] n. Football the player carrying the ball on an offensive play * * * ball carrier or ball·car·ri·er (bôlʹkăr'ē-ər) n. Football A ...
ballcock
ball cock n. A self-regulating device controlling the supply of water in a tank, cistern, or toilet by means of a float connected to a valve that opens or closes with a change in ...
ballcontrol
ball control n. Sports An offensive strategy, as in football, in which a team tries to keep possession of the ball as long as possible so as to limit the opposition's chances to ...
balled-and-burlapped
/bawld"n berr"lapt/, adj. Hort. of or pertaining to a tree, shrub, or other plant prepared for transplanting by allowing the roots to remain covered by a ball of soil around ...
ballerina
/bal'euh ree"neuh/, n. 1. a principal female dancer in a ballet company. Cf. prima ballerina. 2. any female ballet dancer. 3. a woman's very low-heeled or heelless shoe or ...
Ballesteros, Seve
▪ Spanish golfer in full  Severiano Ballesteros  born April 9, 1957, Pedrena, Spain       Spanish golfer who was one of the sport's most prominent figures in the ...
Ballesteros, Seve(riano)
born April 9, 1957, Pedreña, Spain Spanish golfer. One of four professional golfing brothers, he frequently won the British Open (1979, 1984, 1988) and the Masters (1980, ...
Ballestrero, Anastasio Alberto Cardinal
▪ 1999       Italian Roman Catholic priest who served as archbishop of Turin from 1977 to 1989 and as such was custodian of the Shroud of Turin; he allowed scientific ...
ballet
—balletic /ba let"ik, beuh-/, adj. —balletically, adv. /ba lay", bal"ay/, n. 1. a classical dance form demanding grace and precision and employing formalized steps and ...
ballet blanc
Fr. /bann le blahonn"/, pl. ballets blancs Fr. /bann le blahonn", blahonnz"/. a ballet in which the ballerinas' skirts are white. [1945-50; < F: lit., white ballet] * * *
Ballet comique de la reine
▪ dance by Beaujoyeulx       court entertainment that is considered the first ballet. Enacted in 1581 at the French court of Catherine de Médicis by the Queen, her ...
ballet d'action
▪ dance       ballet in which all the elements of production (e.g., choreography, set design, and costuming) are subordinate to the plot and theme. John Weaver (Weaver, ...
ballet master
a man who trains a ballet company. Also called maître de ballet. [1755-65] * * *
ballet mistress
a woman who trains a ballet company. [1835-45] * * *
ballet movement
▪ dance       in classical ballet, any of the formalized actions of a dancer that follow specific rules regarding the positions of the arms, feet, and body. Ballet ...
ballet position
Any of the five positions of the feet fundamental to all classical ballet. First codified by Pierre Beauchamp (1636–1705) in 1680, the positions form the base from which a ...
Ballet Rambert
▪ British ballet company       oldest existing ballet company in England. Since the 1930s the Ballet Rambert has been an important training ground for young talent; ...
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo
Ballet company formed in Monte Carlo in 1932. The name derived from Sergey Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, which dissolved after his death in 1929. Under René Blum and Col. W. de ...
ballet slipper
1. a heelless cloth or leather slipper worn by ballet dancers. 2. a woman's shoe similar in form. * * *
ballet suite
music written for a ballet but suitable or arranged for performance in an orchestral concert. [‡1960-65] * * *
balletic
See ballet. * * *
balletomane
—balletomania, n. /ba let"euh mayn', beuh-/, n. a ballet enthusiast. [1925-30; back formation from balletomania; see BALLET, -O- -MANIA] * * *
balletomania
See balletomane. * * *
Ballets Russes
Ballet company founded in Paris in 1909 by Sergey Diaghilev. Considered the source of modern ballet, the company employed the most outstanding creative talent of the period. Its ...
ballett
/ba let"/, n. an early 17th-century dancelike vocal composition similar to the madrigal in style. [1585-95; perh. var. of obs. ballette (see BALLET, -ETTE)] * * *
balletto
▪ music       in music, genre of light vocal composition of the late 16th–early 17th centuries, originating in Italy. Dancelike and having much in common with the ...
ballflower
/bawl"flow'euhr/, n. Archit. a medieval English ornament suggesting a flower of three or four petals enclosing and partly concealing a ball. [1835-45; BALL1 + FLOWER] * * *
ballgame
☆ ballgame [bôl′gām΄ ] n. 1. a game played with a ball; specif., a baseball game 2. any contest 3. Informal a set of circumstances [a different ...
ballgirl
ball girl n. 1. A woman attendant on a tennis court who collects the ball when it is out of play. 2. A girl who is in charge of the extra balls used in practice or those that are ...
ballhandler
ballhandler [bôl′hand΄lər] n. Basketball a player particularly skilled at passing and dribbling * * *
ballhawk
ballhawk [bôl′hôk΄] n. Slang 1. Baseball a skillful outfielder 2. Football a) a defensive player adept at intercepting passes and recovering fumbles b) a skillful pass ...
Ballia
▪ India       city, eastern Uttar Pradesh state, northern India. It lies along the Ganges (Ganga) River (Ganges River), 75 miles (120 km) northeast of Varanasi ...
Balliett, Whitney Lyon
▪ 2008       American writer born April 17, 1926 , New York, N.Y. died Feb. 1, 2007 , New York City became the most influential of all jazz critics by describing the ...
Ballina
▪ Ireland Irish  Béal an Átha        urban district, County Mayo, Ireland, on the River Moy. The town, the largest in Mayo, has a modern Roman Catholic cathedral ...
Ballinasloe
▪ Ireland Irish  Béal Átha na Sluaighe        market town and urban district, County Galway, Ireland, on the River Suck and a northerly extension of the Grand ...
Ballinger, Richard A
▪ American politician born July 9, 1858, Boonesboro, Iowa, U.S. died June 6, 1922, Seattle, Wash.       U.S. secretary of the interior (1909–11) whose land-use policy ...
Ballinger, Richard A(chilles)
born July 9, 1858, Boonesboro, Iowa, U.S. died June 6, 1922, Seattle, Wash. U.S. secretary of the interior (1909–11). As the reform mayor of Seattle, Wash. (1904–06), he ...
Balliol
/bayl"yeuhl, bay"lee euhl/, n. a college of Oxford University, founded before 1268. * * *
Balliol family
▪ British family also spelled  Baliol         medieval family that played an important part in the history of Scotland and came originally to England from Bailleul ...
Balliol, John de
▪ Scottish magnate Balliol also spelled  Baliol   died 1268/69       Scottish magnate of Norman descent, one of the richest landowners of his time in Britain, who is ...
ballism
/bal"iz euhm/, n. Pathol. 1. a condition characterized by twisting, shaking, and jerking motions. 2. See Parkinson's disease. Also, ballismus /ba liz"meuhs/. [1955-60; < NL ...
ballista
/beuh lis"teuh/, n., pl. ballistae /-tee/. an ancient military engine for throwing stones or other missiles. [1590-1600; < L, prob. < Gk *ballistás, dial. var. of *ballistés, ...
ballistic
—ballistically, adv. /beuh lis"tik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to ballistics. 2. having its motion determined or describable by the laws of exterior ballistics. 3. go ballistic, ...
ballistic camera
a camera for tracking missiles launched at night. [1955-60] * * *
ballistic galvanometer
Elect. a galvanometer used to measure the quantity of electricity in a current of short duration. [1875-80] * * *
ballistic missile
Rocketry. any missile that, after being launched and possibly guided during takeoff, travels unpowered in a ballistic trajectory. [1950-55] * * *
ballistic pendulum
Physics. a device consisting of a large mass hung from a horizontal bar by two rods, used to measure the velocity of an object, as a bullet, by retaining the object upon impact, ...
ballistic trajectory
the path of an unpowered object, as a missile, moving only under the influence of gravity and possibly atmospheric friction and with its surface providing no significant lift to ...
ballistic wind
/wind/ a single wind vector that would have the same net effect on the trajectory of a projectile as the varying winds encountered in flight. * * *
ballistically
See ballistic. * * *
ballistician
See ballistics. * * *
ballisticmissile
ballistic missile n. A projectile that assumes a free-falling trajectory after an internally guided, self-powered ascent. * * *
ballistics
—ballistician /bal'euh stish"euhn/, n. /beuh lis"tiks/, n. (usually used with a sing. v.) 1. the science or study of the motion of projectiles, as bullets, shells, or bombs. 2. ...
ballistite
/bal"euh stuyt'/, n. Chem. a smokeless powder consisting of nitroglycerine and cellulose nitrate chiefly in a 40 to 60 percent ratio: used as a solid fuel for rockets. [1890-95; ...
ballistocardiogram
/beuh lis'toh kahr"dee euh gram'/, n. Med. the graphic record produced by a ballistocardiograph. [1935-40; BALLIST(IC) + -O- + CARDIOGRAM] * * *
ballistocardiograph
—ballistocardiography /beuh lis'toh kahr'dee og"reuh fee/, n. /beuh lis'toh kahr"dee euh graf', -grahf'/, n. Med. a device that determines cardiac output by recording the ...
ballistocardiography
See ballistocardiograph. * * *       graphic recording of the stroke volume of the heart for the purpose of calculating cardiac output. The heartbeat results in motion ...
ballistospore
/beuh lis"teuh spawr', -spohr'/, n. Mycol. a forcibly expelled mature fungal spore. [BALLIST(IC) + -O- + -SPORE] * * *       in fungi, a spore forcibly propelled ...
ballium
/bal"ee euhm/, n. bailey. [1790-1800; < ML, Latinized var.] * * *
Ballivián, Lake
▪ ancient lake, South America       predecessor to modern Lake Titicaca (Titicaca, Lake), on the Bolivia-Peru border during the Pleistocene Epoch (approximately 1.8 ...
balljoint
ball joint n. See ball-and-socket joint. * * *
balllightning
ball lightning n. A rare form of lightning in the shape of a glowing red ball, associated with thunderstorms and thought to consist of ionized gas. * * *
ballocks
/bol"euhks/, n.pl. Vulgar. testes. [bef. 1000; ME ballokes (pl.), OE beallucas, with unclear suffix. See BALL1] * * *
ballof fire
ball of fire n. pl. balls of fire A highly energetic or dynamic person. Also called fireball. * * *
ballof wax
ball of wax n. Slang An unspecified set of items or circumstances: went shopping, had dinner, saw a play—the whole ball of wax. * * *
ballon
Fr. /bann lawonn"/, n. Ballet. the lightness and grace of movement that make a dancer appear buoyant. Also, balon. [1820-30; < F: lit., BALLOON] * * *
ballon d'essai
/bann lawonn de se"/, pl. ballons d'essai /bann lawonn de se"/. French. See trial balloon (def. 1). * * *
ballonet
/bal'euh nay"/, n. an air or gasbag compartment in a balloon or airship, used to control buoyancy and maintain shape. [1900-05; < F; see BALLOON, -ET] * * *
ballonné
/bal'euh nay"/; Fr. /bann law nay"/, n., pl. ballonnés /-nayz"/; Fr. /-nay"/. Ballet. a broad leap with a battement to the front, side, or back. [1770-80; < F: lit., ballooned, ...
balloon
—balloonlike, adj. /beuh loohn"/, n. 1. a bag made of thin rubber or other light material, usually brightly colored, inflated with air or with some lighter-than-air gas and ...
balloon angioplasty
Surg. a method of opening a clogged or narrowed blood vessel in which a small balloon is introduced into the vessel by means of a catheter and then inflated at the site of ...
balloon barrage
a series of moored balloons, usually strung together and hung with cables, for impeding a low-level attack by enemy aircraft. [1915-20] * * *
balloon catheter
balloon catheter n. a type of catheter with a tiny, inflatable balloon at the tip, used in various surgical procedures * * *
balloon chuck
a lathe chuck having the form of a hollow hemisphere, for enclosing and holding small parts, as balance staffs of watches, so that only their ends are exposed. * * *
balloon clock
a bracket clock of the late 18th century, having a round dial on a short case with concave sides resting on bracket feet. * * *
balloon flight
▪ aviation Introduction  passage through the air of a balloon that contains a buoyant gas, such as helium or heated air, for which reason it is also known as lighter-than-air ...
balloon fly
▪ insect also called  small-headed fly,         any member of a family of flies in the insect order Diptera that are named for their swollen abdomen. It is also ...
balloon frame
a wooden building frame composed of machine-sawed scantlings fastened with nails, having studs rising the full height of the frame with the joists nailed to the studs and ...
balloon framing
▪ architecture       framework of a wooden building in which the elements consist of small members nailed together. In balloon framing, the studs (vertical members) ...
balloon sail
Naut. any light, loose sail, as a jib or spinnaker, used by a yacht in light wind. [1895-1900] * * *
balloon seat
Furniture. See bell seat. * * *
balloon shade
a window shade that when raised is gathered into a series of puffy festoons created by inverted pleats in the fabric. * * *
balloon tire
a broad tire filled with air at low pressure for cushioning the shock of uneven surfaces: used on road vehicles such as bicycles and early automobiles. [1890-95] * * *
balloon vine
a tropical climbing plant, Cardiospermum halicacabum, of the soapberry family, bearing big, bladderlike pods and black seeds with a white, heart-shaped spot. [1830-40, Amer.] * * ...
balloon-berry
/beuh loohn"ber'ee/, n., pl. balloon-berries. See strawberry-raspberry. * * *
balloonfish
/beuh loohn"fish'/, n., pl. balloonfishes, (esp. collectively) balloonfish. a porcupinefish, Diodon holacanthus, inhabiting tropical and subtropical waters. [1825-35; BALLOON + ...
balloonflower
balloon flower n. An east Asian perennial herb (Platycodon grandiflorus) having large, star-shaped, often violet-blue flowers and grown as an ornamental. * * * ▪ plant also ...
ballooning
Flying in a balloon in competition or for recreation. Sport ballooning began in the early 20th century and became popular in the 1960s. The balloons used are of lightweight ...
balloonist
/beuh looh"nist/, n. a person who ascends in a balloon, esp. as a sport or hobby. [1775-85; BALLOON + -IST] * * *
balloonmortgage
balloon mortgage n. A short-term mortgage in which small periodic payments are made until the completion of the term, at which time the balance is due as a single lump-sum ...
balloonpayment
balloon payment n. A final loan payment that is significantly larger than the payments preceding it. * * *
balloonsail
balloon sail n. A comparatively large foresail used when going before the wind to supplement or replace a jib. * * *
balloontire
balloon tire n. A wide pneumatic tire designed for full inflation at relatively low pressure, used especially in certain early bicycles and motor vehicles. * * *
balloonvine
balloon vine n. A tendril-bearing vine (Cardiospermum halicacabum) widespread in warm regions and having small whitish flowers and bladderlike fruits. * * *
ballot
—balloter, n. /bal"euht/, n., v., balloted, balloting. n. 1. a slip or sheet of paper, cardboard, or the like, on which a voter marks his or her vote. 2. the method of secret ...
Ballot Act
(1872) British law that introduced the secret ballot for all parliamentary and municipal elections. The secret ballot was also called the Australian ballot, because it was first ...
ballot box
1. a receptacle for voters' ballots. 2. a system or instance of voting by ballot. [1670-80] * * *
ballot paper
➡ elections * * *
ballotade
/bal'euh tayd", -tahd"/, n. Dressage. a movement similar to a croupade except that the horse draws in its hind legs so that the iron of the shoes is visible. [1720-30; < F ...
ballotbox
ballot box n. 1. A box in which a voter deposits his or her marked ballot. 2. The process or method of voting, especially in secret: The popularity of the party's platform will ...
balloter
See ballot. * * *
ballottement
/beuh lot"meuhnt/, n. Med. a physical diagnostic technique used to detect solid objects surrounded by fluid, as abdominal organs or tumors, performed by suddenly compressing the ...
ballottine
/bal"euh teen', bal'euh teen"/; Fr. /bann law teen"/, n., pl. ballottines /-teenz', -teenz"/; Fr. /-teen"/. a kind of galantine made of meat, poultry, or fish that is stuffed and ...
Ballou, Hosea
▪ American theologian born April 30, 1771, Richmond, N.H. [now U.S.] died June 7, 1852, Boston, Mass.       American theologian who for more than 50 years was an ...
ballpark
/bawl"pahrk'/, n. 1. a tract of land where ball games, esp. baseball, are played. 2. a baseball stadium. 3. in the ballpark, Informal. within reasonable, acceptable, or expected ...
ballplayer
/bawl"play'euhr/, n. 1. a person who plays ball professionally, esp. baseball. 2. anyone who plays ball. [1610-20; BALL1 + PLAYER] * * *
ballpoint
/bawl"poynt'/, n. a pen in which the point is a fine ball bearing that rotates against a supply of semisolid ink in a cartridge. Also called ballpoint pen. [1945-50; BALL1 + ...
ballpoint (pen)
ballpoint (pen) [ball′point΄] n. a pen having, instead of a point, a small ball bearing that picks up its ink by rolling against an interior ink reservoir: also ball-point ...
ballroom
/bawl"roohm', -room'/, n. a large room, as in a hotel or resort, with a polished floor for dancing. [1730-40; BALL2 + ROOM] * * *
ballroom dance
—ballroom dancing. any of a variety of social or recreational dances performed by couples, as in a ballroom. [1890-95] * * * European and American social dancing performed by ...
ballroomdance
ballroom dance n. Any of various social dances, such as the fox trot, tango, or waltz, in which couples follow a conventional pattern of steps.   ballroom dancing n. * * *
ballroomdancing
See ballroom dance. * * *
balls
balls [bôlz] interj. Slang nonsense * * *
ballsy
—ballsiness, n. /bawl"zee/, adj., ballsier, ballsiest. Slang (usually vulgar). boldly aggressive or courageous: a ballsy gal who isn't afraid of anyone. [1955-60; BALLS + -Y1; ...
ballup
/bawl"up'/, n. Slang. a state of confusion; mix-up. Also, esp. Brit., balls-up /bawlz"up'/. [1935-40; n. use of v. phrase ball up] * * *
ballute
☆ ballute [ba lo͞ot′ ] n. 〚 BALL(
ballvalve
ball valve n. A valve regulated by the position of a free-floating ball that moves in response to fluid or mechanical pressure. * * *
Ballwin
/bawl"win/, n. a town in E Missouri. 12,750. * * *
bally
/bal"ee/, adj., adv. Brit. Slang. damned (euphemism for bloody). [1840-50; by alter.] * * * ▪ India also spelled  Bali  or  Baly        city, southeastern West ...
Bally
/bah"lee/, n. a city in SW West Bengal, in E India, NW of Calcutta. 262,001. * * * ▪ India also spelled  Bali  or  Baly        city, southeastern West Bengal ...
Ballycastle
Town (pop., 1991: 4,005), district seat of Moyle, Northern Ireland. It is situated along Ballycastle Bay, opposite an island where Scotland's King Robert I is said to have ...
ballyhoo
n. /bal"ee hooh'/; v. /bal"ee hooh', bal'ee hooh"/, n., pl. ballyhoos, v., ballyhooed, ballyhooing. n. 1. a clamorous and vigorous attempt to win customers or advance any cause; ...
Ballymena
District (pop., 2001: 58,610), Northern Ireland. Established in 1973, it is an agricultural area. The Antrim Mountains, which reach a height of 1,430 ft (435 m), traverse the ...
Ballymoney
District (pop., 2001: 26,894), Northern Ireland. Established in 1973, it is an agricultural area intersected by the Antrim Mountains. The town of Ballymoney is the district ...
ballyrag
/bal"ee rag'/, v.t., ballyragged, ballyragging. bullyrag. * * *
balm
—balmlike, adj. /bahm/, n. 1. any of various oily, fragrant, resinous substances, often of medicinal value, exuding from certain plants, esp. tropical trees of the genus ...
balm of Gilead
balm of Gilead n. 〚in allusion to Jer. 8:22〛 1. a) a small evergreen tree (Commiphora opobalsamum) of the bursera family native to Asia and Africa b) the resinous juice of ...
balm-of-Gilead
/bahm"euhv gil"ee euhd/, n. 1. any of several plants of the genus Commiphora, esp. C. opobalsamum and C. meccanensis, which yield a fragrant oleoresin. 2. Also called Mecca ...
balmacaan
/bal'meuh kan", -kahn"/, n. a loose-fitting, somewhat flared, single-breasted overcoat, often of tweed and having raglan sleeves, originally worn by men. [1915-20; after ...
Balmaceda, José Manuel
▪ president of Chile born July 19, 1840, Santiago, Chile died Sept. 19, 1891, Santiago  liberal reformer and president of Chile (1886–91) whose conflict with his ...
Balmain
/bannl maonn"/, n. Pierre (Alexandre) /pyerdd ann lek sahonn"drddeu/, 1914-82, French fashion designer. * * *
Balmain, Pierre
▪ French couturier in full  Pierre-Alexandre-Claudius Balmain  born May 18, 1914, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Fr. died June 29, 1982, Paris       French couturier who ...
Balmain, Pierre (-Alexandre-Claudius)
born May 18, 1914, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Fr. died June 29, 1982, Paris French fashion designer. He gave up architectural studies to become a designer in 1934. He worked ...
Balmer series
/bahl"meuhr/, Physics. a series of lines in the visible spectrum of hydrogen. [1960-65; named after J. J. Balmer (1825-98), Swiss physicist who derived its formula] * * *
Balmer, Johann Jakob
▪ Swiss mathematician born May 1, 1825, Lausanne, Switz. died March 12, 1898, Basel       Swiss mathematician who discovered a formula basic to the development of ...
Balmes, Jaime Luciano
▪ Spanish philosopher born Aug. 28, 1810, Vich, Spain died July 9, 1848, Vich       ecclesiastic, political writer, and philosopher whose liberal ideas were strongly ...
balmily
See balmy. * * *
balminess
See balmily. * * *
balmof Gilead
balm of Gil·e·ad (gĭlʹē-əd, -ăd') n. 1. a. Any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Commiphora, especially C. opobalsamum, of Arabia and Somalia. b. See myrrh. 2. A ...
Balmoral
/bal mawr"euhl, -mor"euhl/, n. 1. a colored woolen petticoat, formerly worn under a skirt and draped so that portions of it could be seen. 2. (l.c.) Also called bal. an ...
Balmoral Castle
▪ castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom  private residence of the British sovereign, on the right bank of the River Dee, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at 926 feet (282 ...
Balmung
/bahl"moong/, n. (in the Nibelungenlied) a sword seized from the Nibelungs by Siegfried. Also, Balmunc /bahl"moongk/. Cf. Gram. * * *
balmusette
bal mu·sette (bäl' mo͞o-zĕtʹ) n. A dance hall in France, with the music provided by an accordion band.   [French : bal, dance + musette, musette.] * * *
balmy
—balmily, adv. —balminess, n. /bah"mee/, adj., balmier, balmiest. 1. mild and refreshing; soft; soothing: balmy weather. 2. having the qualities of balm; aromatic; fragrant: ...
Balnaves, Henry
▪ Scottish politician born c. 1512, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scot. died February 1579, Edinburgh       politician and diplomat who was one of the chief promoters of the ...
balneal
/bal"nee euhl/, adj. of or pertaining to baths or bathing. [1635-45; < L balne(um) ( < Gk balaneîon bathing room, bath) + -AL1] * * *
balneology
—balneologic /bal'nee euh loj"ik/, balneological, adj. —balneologist, n. /bal'nee ol"euh jee/, n. Med. the science dealing with the therapeutic effects of baths and ...
balneotherapy
/bal'nee oh ther"euh pee/, n. the treatment of diseases, injuries, and other physical ailments with baths and bathing, esp. in natural mineral waters. [1880-85; balne- (see ...
Baloch
▪ people also spelled  Baluch  or  Beluch        group of tribes speaking the Balochi language and estimated at about five million inhabitants in the province of ...
Balochi
/beuh loh"chee/, n., pl. Balochis, (esp. collectively) Balochi. Baluchi. * * * or Baluchi Any member of a group of tribes speaking the Balochi language and inhabiting the ...
Balochi language
also spelled  Baluchi , or  Beluchi        modern Iranian language of the Indo-Iranian group of the Indo-European language family. Balochi speakers live mainly in an ...
Balochistan
or Baluchistan Province (pop., 1998: 6,511,000), southwestern Pakistan. Its capital is Quetta (pop., 1998: 560,307). Its landscape includes mountains, notably the Sulaiman and ...
Balodis, Jānis
▪ Latvian politician born Feb. 20, 1881, Trikata, Latvia, Russian Empire [now in Latvia] died Aug. 8, 1965, Saulkrasti, Latvia, U.S.S.R.       army officer and ...
balon
Fr. /bann lawonn"/, n. Ballet. ballon. [ < F] * * *
Balon, Jean
▪ French dancer Balon also spelled  Ballon   born 1676, Paris, France died 1739, Paris       ballet dancer whose extraordinarily light, elastic leaps reputedly ...
baloney
/beuh loh"nee/, n. 1. Slang. foolishness; nonsense. 2. Informal. bologna. interj. 3. Slang. nonsense. Also, boloney. [1915-20, Amer.; 1925-30 for def. 2; alter. of BOLOGNA, with ...
balop
/bal"op/, n. 1. Also called balop card. a photographic print made on smooth, matte, double-weight paper, used esp. in television advertisements. 2. Informal. balopticon. [by ...
balopticon
/ba lop"ti kon', beuh-/, n. a type of stereopticon for projecting images of objects by reflected light. [formerly trademark] * * *
Balqash
▪ Kazakstan formerly  Balkhash        city, east-central Kazakhstan. The city is a landing on the northern shore of Lake Balqash. A major centre of nonferrous ...
Balqash,Lake
Bal·qash (băl-kăshʹ, bäl-käshʹ, -KHäshʹ), Lake See Balkhash, Lake. * * *
Balquhidder
▪ Scotland, United Kingdom       village, Stirling council area, historic county of Perthshire, Scotland. It lies near the east end of Loch Voil. Balquhidder is famous ...
Balranald
▪ New South Wales, Australia       town, southern New South Wales, Australia, on the Murrumbidgee River, near its junction with the Murray. Settled in 1847 and ...
balsa
/bawl"seuh, bahl"-/, n. 1. a tropical American tree, Ochroma pyramidale (lagopus), of the bombax family, yielding an exceedingly light wood used for life preservers, rafts, toy ...
balsam
—balsamaceous /bawl'seuh may"sheuhs/, adj. —balsamic /bawl sam"ik/, adj. —balsamy, adj. /bawl"seuhm/, n. 1. any of various fragrant exudations from certain trees, esp. ...
balsam apple
1. a climbing Old World tropical vine, Momordica balsamina, of the gourd family. 2. the orange, ovoid, warty fruit of this vine. [1570-80] * * *
balsam capivi
/keuh pee"vee, -puy"-/ copaiba. * * *
balsam family
the plant family Balsaminaceae, typified by succulent stems, alternate, opposite, or whorled simple leaves, and irregular solitary or clustered flowers, including the balsam and ...
balsam fir
1. a North American fir, Abies balsamea, having dark purplish cones and yielding Canada balsam. 2. the wood of this tree. 3. any of certain other firs. [1795-1805, Amer.] * * *
balsam of fir.
See Canada balsam. * * *
balsam of Peru
balsam of Peru n. a viscous liquid resin obtained from a leguminous Central American tree (Myroxylon pereirae), used in medical preparations, flavorings, perfumes, etc. * * *
balsam of Peru.
See Peru balsam. [1765-75] * * *
balsam of tolu
tolu. [1665-75] * * *
balsam pear
an Old World tropical vine, Momordica charantia, of the gourd family, having yellow flowers and orange-yellow fruit. * * *
balsam poplar
a North American tree, Populus balsamifera, having sticky, resinous buds and shiny ovate leaves. Also called hackmatack, tacamahac. [1780-90, Amer.] * * * North American poplar ...
balsam woolly aphid.
See under woolly aphid (def. 2). * * *
Balsam, Artur
▪ 1995       Polish-born U.S. pianist (b. Feb. 8, 1906, Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire—d. Sept. 1, 1994, New York, N.Y.), was an accomplished soloist, accompanist for ...
Balsam, Martin
▪ 1997       U.S. character actor who provided durable support in a wide variety of roles onstage and in such films as Twelve Angry Men, Psycho, Breakfast at Tiffany's, ...
balsamapple
balsam apple n. A tendril-bearing annual Old World vine (Momordica balsamina) grown as an ornamental for its yellow flowers and orange warty fruits that open at maturity to ...
balsamfir
balsam fir Abies balsamea Wendy Smith n. A North American tree (Abies balsamea) having a pyramidal shape and flattened needles. It is widely used as a Christmas tree and yields ...
balsamic
bal·sam·ic (bôl-sămʹĭk) adj. 1. Of, relating to, or resembling balsam. 2. Containing or yielding balsam. 3. Restorative; curative. * * *
balsamic vinegar
a sweetish, aromatic vinegar made from the must of white grapes and aged in wood barrels. [trans. of It aceto balsamico; so called from its supposed medicinal effects, likened to ...
balsamicvinegar
balsamic vinegar n. 1. An aromatic vinegar of Modena, Italy, made from white Trebbiano grape juice that is heated and aged in wooden barrels for several years. 2. Any of various ...
balsamiferous
/bawl"seuh mif"euhr euhs/, adj. yielding balsam. [1675-85; BALSAM + -I- + -FEROUS] * * *
balsaminaceous
/bawl'seuh meuh nay"sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the plant family Balsaminaceae. Cf. balsam family. [ < Gk balsamín(e) garden balsam + -ACEOUS] * * *
balsamof Peru
balsam of Peru n. The thick, brown, aromatic resin of a Central American tree (Myroxylon balsamum var. pereirae) used medically in skin lotions, allergy testing, and cough ...
balsamof Tolu
balsam of Tolu n. The resin, similar to balsam of Peru, of a South American tree (Myroxylon balsamum), used especially in the manufacture of perfumes and medicinally as a basis ...
Balsamon, Theodore
▪ Byzantine scholar also called  Balsamo  born c. 1130–40, Constantinople, Byzantine Empire [now Istanbul, Turkey] died c. 1195, Constantinople       the principal ...
balsampear
balsam pear n. 1. A tropical, Old World, tendril-bearing annual vine (Momordica charantia) having yellow flowers and orange, warty fruits that open at maturity to expose ...
balsampoplar
balsam poplar n. A poplar tree of northern North America (Populus balsamifera) having ovate leaves and large buds coated with a sticky, fragrant resin. Also called hackmatack, ...
balsamroot
bal·sam·root (bôlʹsəm-ro͞ot', -ro͝ot') n. Any of several western North American perennial herbs of the genus Balsamorhiza in the composite family, having radiate heads of ...
Balsas
Balsas [bäl′säs] river in SC Mexico, flowing into the Pacific: c. 450 mi (724 km): in full Río (de las) Balsas * * * Bal·sas (bôlʹsəs, bälʹ-) A river flowing about ...
Balsas River
▪ river, Mexico Spanish  Río Balsas        river in south-central Mexico, one of that country's largest rivers. It rises as the Atoyac River at the confluence of ...
Balshem
/bahl shem"/, n. Baalshem. * * *
Balt
/bawlt/, n. a native or inhabitant of Estonia, Latvia, or Lithuania. * * * ▪ people       member of a people of the Indo-European linguistic family living on the ...
Balt.
Baltic. * * *
Baltassar
/bal tas"euhr/, n. Douay Bible. Belteshazzar. * * *
Baltazar de Zúñiga
▪ Spanish diplomat and statesman born 1561, Monterrey, Spain died Oct. 7, 1622, Madrid       Spanish diplomat and statesman who led his country into the Thirty Years' ...
balteus
/bal"tee euhs, bawl"-/, n., pl. baltei /-tee uy'/. 1. (on an Ionic capital) the horizontal band connecting the volutes on either side. 2. (in an ancient Roman amphitheater) a ...
Balthazar
/bal thay"zeuhr, -thaz"euhr, bawl-, bahl"theuh zahr'/, n. 1. one of the three Magi. 2. a wine bottle holding 13 qt. (12.3 l). 3. a male given name. * * * (as used in ...
Balthus
Balthus [bäl′thəs] (pseud. of Balthasar Klossowski de Rola) 1908-2001; Fr. painter * * * orig. Balthazar Klossowski born Feb. 29, 1908, Paris, Fr. died Feb. 18, 2001, La ...
Balti
n [U, C] a type of hot and spicy food from Pakistan that is popular in Britain. It is cooked and served in a round shallow dish: a Balti house (= a restaurant that serves Balti ...
Baltic
/bawl"tik/, adj. 1. of, near, or on the Baltic Sea. 2. of or pertaining to the Baltic States. 3. of or pertaining to a group of languages, as Latvian, Lithuanian, and Old ...
Baltic Entente
▪ mutual-defense pact, 1934       mutual-defense pact signed by Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia on Sept. 12, 1934, that laid the basis for close cooperation among those ...
Baltic languages
Branch of the Indo-European language family that includes three attested languages, Lithuanian, Latvian, and Old Prussian. They were or are spoken along the eastern and ...
Baltic religion
Ancient beliefs and practices of the Balts of Eastern Europe. They are believed to give evidence of a common source with Vedic and Iranian religion. The most important Baltic ...
Baltic Sea
a sea in N Europe, bounded by Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Germany. ab. 160,000 sq. mi. (414,000 sq. km). * * * Sea, northern Europe. An ...
Baltic States
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and sometimes Finland. * * * Republics of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, situated on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea. The name has sometimes ...
BalticSea
Baltic Sea An arm of the Atlantic Ocean in northern Europe bounded by Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Germany. It opens to the North Sea via ...
BalticStates
Baltic States Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. Formerly Russian provinces, they became independent countries after World War I and were ...
Baltimore
/bawl"teuh mawr', -mohr'/, n. a black nymphalid butterfly, Melitaea phaeton, characterized by orange-red, yellow, and white markings, common in those areas of the northeastern ...
Baltimore (of Baltimore), George Calvert, 1st Baron
born 1578/79, Kipling, Yorkshire, Eng. died April 15, 1632 English colonialist. He served in the House of Commons from 1621; charged with communicating the policy of James I, ...
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
▪ American railway  first steam-operated railway in the United States to be chartered as a common carrier of freight and passengers (1827). The B&O Railroad Company was ...
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O)
First steam-operated railway in the U.S. to be chartered as a common carrier of freight and passengers (1827). The B&O was established by Baltimore merchants to foster trade ...
Baltimore Canyon
a submarine valley cut into the continental shelf and slope seaward of Chesapeake Bay. * * *
Baltimore chop
Baseball. a batted ball that takes a high bounce upon hitting the ground on or immediately in front of home plate, often enabling the batter to reach first base safely. [1890-95, ...
Baltimore clipper
a small, fast American sailing vessel of the early 19th century, having a sharp hull form and two masts with a pronounced rake and carrying a brig or schooner rig. [1815-25, ...
Baltimore heater
a stove for heating a lower and upper room, having its fire door in the lower room. [1865-70, Amer.] * * *
Baltimore oriole
an oriole, Icterus galbula galbula, of eastern North America: a subspecies of the northern oriole. [1800-10; earlier Baltimore (bird); so named because the black and orange of ...
Baltimore Orioles
▪ American baseball team, American League  American professional baseball team based in Baltimore, Md. Playing in the American League (AL), the Orioles won World Series ...
Baltimore Sun
Daily newspaper published in Baltimore, Md. , U.S. It was begun as a four-page penny tabloid in 1837 by Arunah Shepherdson Abell, a journeyman printer from Rhode Island. Known ...
Baltimore Sun, The
▪ American newspaper       morning newspaper published in Baltimore, long one of the most influential dailies in the United States. It was founded in Baltimore in 1837 ...
Baltimore, Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron
▪ British statesman in full  Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore of Baltimore  born August 27, 1637, England died February 21, 1715, London       English statesman ...
Baltimore, David
born March 7, 1938, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. virologist. He received his doctorate from the Rockefeller Institute. He and Howard Temin (1934–94), working independently, ...
Baltimore, George Calvert, 1st Baron
▪ British statesman also called  (1617–25) Sir George Calvert   born 1578/79, Kipling, Yorkshire, Eng. died April 15, 1632  English statesman who projected the founding ...
Baltimore,David
Baltimore, David. Born 1938. American microbiologist. He shared a 1975 Nobel Prize for research on the interaction of tumor viruses and genetic material. * * *
Baltimore,Lord
Baltimore,Lord. See Calvert. * * *
Baltimorean
See Baltimore. * * *
Baltimoreoriole
Baltimore oriole n. A subspecies (Icterus galbula galbula) of the northern oriole in its eastern range, of which the male is bright orange and black and the female olive brown ...
Baltistan
▪ region, Northern Areas, Kashmir, Pakistan  geographic region of the Northern Areas, in the Pakistani-administered sector of the Kashmir region, in the northern part of the ...
Baltiysk
▪ Russia also spelled  Baltiisk, or Baltijsk,  formerly  (until 1946) Pillau,         city and port, Kaliningrad oblast (province), northwestern Russia. It lies ...
Balto-Slavic
/bawl"toh slah"vik, -slav"ik/, n. a grouping of Indo-European languages comprising the Baltic and Slavic groups. [1895-1900; Balto- (comb. form of BALTIC) + SLAVIC] * * *
Balto-Slavic languages
      hypothetical language group comprising the languages of the Baltic and Slavic subgroups of the Indo-European language family. Those scholars who accept the ...
Baltra Island
▪ island, Ecuador also called  South Seymour Island,         one of the smaller of the Galápagos Islands, with an area of 8 square miles (21 square km). It lies in ...
Baltzell, E Digby
▪ 1997       U.S. sociologist who popularized the term WASP, an acronym for "white Anglo-Saxon Protestant"; though the term reportedly originated in 1957, not until ...
Baluch
/beuh loohch"/ n., pl. Baluches, (esp. collectively) Baluch. Baluchi. * * *
Baluchi
/beuh looh"chee/, n., pl. Baluchis, (esp. collectively) Baluchi for 1. 1. a member of a nomadic, primarily Sunni Muslim people of Baluchistan. 2. the language of the Baluchi, an ...
Baluchi rug
Baluchi also spelled  Baloochi  or  Balochi   floor covering woven by the Baloch people living in Afghanistan and eastern Iran. The patterns in these rugs are highly varied, ...
Baluchistan
/beuh looh'cheuh stahn", -stan", beuh looh"cheuh stan'/, n. 1. an arid mountainous region in S Asia, in SE Iran and SW Pakistan, bordering on the Arabian Sea. 2. a former ...
Baluchistan States
a group of three former native states in W British India: now incorporated into Pakistan. * * *
baluchithere
/beuh looh"cheuh thear'/, n. a hornless rhinoceros of the extinct genus Baluchitherium that inhabited central Asia during the Oligocene and early Miocene epochs: the largest land ...
Balue, Jean
▪ French cardinal born c. 1421, , Angles-sur-l'Anglin, Poitou, France died 1491, Ancona, Papal States [Italy]       French cardinal, the treacherous minister of King ...
balun
/bal"euhn/, n. Elect. a device for converting a balanced line into an unbalanced line and vice versa. [BAL(ANCE) + UN(BALANCE)] * * *
Balurghat
▪ India       city, northern West Bengal state, northeastern India, just east of the Atrai River. Connected by road with Ingraj Bazar (Angrezabad) in India and ...
baluster
—balustered, adj. /bal"euh steuhr/, n. 1. Archit. any of a number of closely spaced supports for a railing. 2. balusters, a balustrade. 3. any of various symmetrical supports, ...
baluster measure
an antique liquid measure usually made of pewter, having a concave top on a convex base. * * *
baluster stem
a stem of a drinking glass or the like having a gradual swelling near the top or bottom. [1870-75] * * *
balustrade
—balustraded, adj. /bal"euh strayd', bal'euh strayd"/, n. Archit. a railing with supporting balusters. [1635-45; < F balustre BALUSTER + -ade -ADE1; cf. Sp balaustrada, It ...
Baluze, Étienne
▪ French scholar born Nov. 24, 1630, Tulle, France died July 28, 1718, Paris       French scholar, notable both as a historian and as the collector and publisher of ...
Balykchy
▪ Kyrgyzstan formerly  Issyk-Kul,  and  Rybachye        town, capital of Ysyk-Köl oblasty (province), Kyrgyzstan. It is a port located on the western shore of ...
Balzac
/bawl"zak, bal"-/; Fr. /bannl zannk"/, n. Honoré de /on'euh ray" deuh/; Fr. /aw naw rdday" deuh/, 1799-1850, French novelist. * * *
Balzac, Honoré de
orig. Honoré Balssa born May 20, 1799, Tours, France died Aug. 18, 1850, Paris French writer. Balzac began working as a clerk in Paris at about age 16. An early attempt at a ...
Balzac, Honoréde
Bal·zac (bôlʹzăk', bălʹ-, bäl-zäkʹ), Honoré de. 1799-1850. French writer and a founder of the realist school of fiction who portrayed the panorama of French society in ...
Balzac, Jean-Louis Guez de
▪ French scholar and author born 1597, probably in Balzac, near Angoulême, Fr. died Feb. 18, 1654, Balzac       man of letters and critic, one of the original members ...
Balzacian
See Balzac, Honoré de. * * *
bam
/bam/, n., v., bammed, bamming. n. 1. a loud thud, as that produced when two objects strike against each other with force. v.i. 2. to make or emit a bam. [imit.] * * * ▪ ...
Bamako
/bam"euh koh'/; Fr. /bann mann koh"/, n. a city in and the capital of Mali: inland port on the Niger River. 380,000. * * * City pop. , 1996: metro area, 809,552), capital of ...
Bambara
/bahm bahr"ah, -bahr"euh/, n. 1. a Mande language that is used as a trade language in the upper Niger drainage basin in Africa. 2. a member of an agricultural, Mande-speaking ...
Bambara states
▪ historical states, Africa       two separate West African states, one of which was based on the town of Ségou, between the Sénégal and Niger rivers, and the other ...


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