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bank box.
See safe-deposit box. * * *
bank card
Also called bank credit card. a card issued by a bank for credit or identification purposes, as for use in cashing checks or at an automated teller machine. [1965-70] * * *
bank check
1. See cashier's check. 2. a check that the holder of a checking account draws on a bank for payment. [1795-1805, Amer.] * * *
bank clerk
Brit. teller (def. 2). [1820-30] * * *
Bank Craps
▪ dice game also called  Las Vegas Craps,         dice game, the variant of Craps most played in Nevada gambling houses. A special table and layout are used, and all ...
bank deposit
money placed in a bank against which the depositor can withdraw under prescribed conditions. [1825-35] * * *
bank deposit insurance
the protection of bank deposits against the insolvency of banks in the U.S., up to a specified maximum per account that is revised periodically, under special insurance through ...
bank discount
interest on a loan, deducted in advance from the face value of the note. [1905-10] * * *
bank draft
a draft drawn by one bank on another. Also called banker's bill. [1825-35, Amer.] * * *
bank examiner
a public official appointed under U.S. state or federal laws to inspect and audit the operations and accounts of banks in the examiner's jurisdiction. [1865-70, Amer.] * * *
bank holiday
1. a weekday on which banks are closed by law; legal holiday. 2. Brit. a secular day on which banks are closed, obligations then falling due being performable on the following ...
bank indicator
Aeron. a flight instrument that measures the angle of roll about an aircraft's horizontal axis, thereby indicating whether or not the aircraft is skidding or slipping. Also ...
bank loan
an amount of money loaned at interest by a bank to a borrower, usually on collateral security, for a certain period of time. * * *
bank money
checks, drafts, and bank credits other than currency that are the equivalent of money. [1900-05] * * *
bank night
Informal. (esp. in the 1930s) an evening when prizes are awarded to members of the audience at a motion-picture theater. [1935-40, Amer.] * * *
bank note
a promissory note, payable on demand, issued by an authorized bank and intended to circulate as money. Also, banknote. [1685-95] * * *
Bank of America Corporation
▪ American corporation       banking and financial services corporation formed through the merger of NationsBank and BankAmerica in 1998. One of the largest banking ...
Bank of Boston Corporation
▪ American company       former American bank holding company that was acquired by Fleet Financial Group in 1999. The bank, one of the oldest in the United States, was ...
Bank of Canada
Canada's central bank, established under the Bank of Canada Act (1934). It was founded during the Great Depression to regulate credit and currency. The Bank acts as the Canadian ...
Bank of China Tower
▪ building, Hong Kong, China       triangular glass skyscraper in Hong Kong, completed in 1989. It houses the Hong Kong headquarters of the Beijing-based central Bank ...
Bank of England
the central bank of the United Kingdom, in London. It is the official source of all paper money in Britain, it advises the government on financial matters, and it acts as banker ...
bank of issue
a bank, as a Federal Reserve Bank, empowered by a government to issue currency. [1930-35] * * *
Bank of New York Company, Inc., The
▪ American company       major American bank holding company, headquartered in New York City.       The original Bank of New York was founded in 1784 by Alexander ...
Bank of the United States
Bank chartered in 1791 by the U.S. Congress. It was conceived by Alexander Hamilton to pay off the country's debts from the American Revolution and to provide a stable currency. ...
Bank One
▪ American company       Former U.S. bank holding company that merged with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMorgan Chase & Co.) in 2004. Bank One had been created through the ...
bank paper
1. drafts, bills, and acceptances payable by banks. 2. commercial paper that may be discounted in a bank. [1780-90] * * *
bank rate
1. the rate of discount fixed by a bank or banks. 2. Brit. the discount charge set by a central bank, as by the Bank of England. [1875-80] * * *
bank shot
1. Basketball. a shot into the basket, made by rebounding the ball off the backboard. 2. Billiards, Pool. a shot in which the cue ball or object ball is banked. [1935-40] * * *
bank statement
1. a monthly statement of account mailed by a bank to each of its customers with checking or other accounts, recording the banking transactions and current balance during a ...
Bank Street College of Education
▪ college, New York City, New York, United States       privately supported coeducational teachers college in New York (New York City), New York, U.S. It offers graduate ...
bank swallow
a swallow, Riparia riparia, of the Northern Hemisphere, that nests in tunnels dug in sand or clay banks. [1645-55] * * *
Bank War
Controversy in the 1830s over the existence of the Bank of the United States, at that time the only national banking institution. The first Bank of the United States, chartered ...
bank-and-turn indicator
/bangk"euhn terrn"/, Aeron. a flight instrument that combines a bank indicator and turn indicator in a single unit. Also called turn-and-bank indicator, turn-and-slip ...
/bang"keuh/, n. Bangka. * * *
See bankable. * * *
—bankability, n. /bang"keuh beuhl/, adj. 1. acceptable for processing by a bank: bankable checks and money orders. 2. considered powerful, prestigious, or stable enough to ...
bank acceptance n. A draft or bill of exchange drawn upon and accepted by a bank. Also called banker's acceptance. * * *
bank account n. Funds deposited in a bank that are credited to and subject to withdrawal by the depositor. * * *
bank annuity n. Chiefly British See consol. * * *
bank barn n. A barn built into a hillside as protection against wind and cold, with a back entrance at the second-floor level. * * *
bank bill n. See bank note. * * *
/bangk"book'/, n. a book held by a depositor in which a bank enters a record of deposits and withdrawals. [1705-15; BANK2 + BOOK] * * *
bank·card (băngkʹkärd') n. A card issued by a bank authorizing the holder to receive bank services and often functioning as a debit card. * * *
bank discount n. The interest on a loan computed in advance and deducted at the time the loan is made. * * *
banker1 /bang"keuhr/, n. 1. a person employed by a bank, esp. as an executive or other official. 2. Games. the keeper or holder of the bank. [1525-35; < MF banquier; see BANK2, ...
banker's acceptance
banker's acceptance n. a draft or bill of exchange drawn on a bank and accepted by it * * *
banker's acceptance.
See bank acceptance. * * *
banker's bill.
See bank draft. * * *
banker's check.
See cashier's check. * * *
bank·er's acceptance (băngʹkərz) n. See bank acceptance. * * *
/bang"keuhr ish/, adj. resembling or befitting a banker, esp. in being perceived as reserved and conservative in dress and demeanor: a model of bankerish decorum. [BANKER1 + ...
See banker1. * * *
bankers' hours
a short working day, esp. one that extends from 9 or 10 A.M. until 2 P.M., the hours during which banks were traditionally open to the public. * * *
bank·ers' hours (băngʹkərz) pl.n. A short working day. * * *
banker’s cards
➡ credit cards * * *
/bangk"hed/, n. 1. Tallulah (Brockman) /teuh looh"leuh brok"meuhn/, 1903-68, U.S. actress (daughter of William Brockman Bankhead). 2. William Brockman, 1874-1940, U.S. ...
Bankhead, Tallulah
▪ American actress in full  Tallulah Brockman Bankhead  born January 31, 1902, Huntsville, Ala., U.S. died December 12, 1968, New York, N.Y.  American actress who was as ...
Bankhead, Tallulah (Brockman)
born Jan. 31, 1902, Huntsville, Ala., U.S. died Dec. 12, 1968, New York, N.Y. U.S. film and stage actress. Born to a prestigious family (her father became a prominent ...
Bankhead,Tallulah Brockman
Bank·head (băngkʹhĕd'), Tallulah Brockman. 1903-1968. American actress noted for her wit, glamour, and performances in plays, such as The Little Foxes (1939), and motion ...
bank holiday n. 1. A day on which banks are legally closed. 2. Chiefly British. A legal holiday when banks are ordered to remain closed. * * *
/bang"king/, n. 1. the business carried on by a bank or a banker. 2. banking as a profession. [1725-35; BANK2 + -ING1] * * *
banking account
Brit. See bank account. * * *
banking house
banking house n. a company in the business of banking * * *
banking pin
Horol. either of two pins for damping or halting the oscillation, in either direction, of a balance or lever. * * *
banking principle
the principle that bank notes are a form of credit and should be issued freely in order to maintain an elastic currency. Also called banking doctrine. Cf. currency principle. * * ...
BANKING: Microbanking
▪ 1997       One of the simple truths of the financial world had been that it was necessary to have money to make money. Generally, banks would not extend credit or ...
ban·kit (băngʹkĭt) n. Southern Louisiana & East Texas Variant of banquette. * * *
bank note n. A note issued by a bank representing its promise to pay a specific sum to the bearer on demand and acceptable as money. Also called bank bill. * * *
bank paper n. 1. Bank notes considered as a group. 2. Securities, drafts, bills of exchange, and other commercial paper acceptable by a bank. * * *
bank rate n. The rate of discount established by a country's central bank. * * *
—bankroller, n. /bangk"rohl'/, n. 1. money in one's possession; monetary resources. v.t. 2. Informal. to finance; provide funds for: to bankroll a new play. [1885-90; BANK2 + ...
See bankroll. * * *
/bangk"rupt, -reuhpt/, n. 1. Law. a person who upon his or her own petition or that of his or her creditors is adjudged insolvent by a court and whose property is administered ...
bankrupt worm
a roundworm (genus Trichostrongylus) that is an intestinal parasite of birds and mammals, especially devastating to young livestock. [so called because of its destructive effect ...
/bangk"rupt see, -reuhp see/, n., pl. bankruptcies. 1. the state of being or becoming bankrupt. 2. utter ruin, failure, depletion, or the like. [1690-1700; BANKRUPT + -CY] * * ...
See bankruptcy. * * *
/bangks/, n. 1. Sir Joseph, 1734-1820, English naturalist. 2. Nathaniel Prentiss /pren"tis/, 1816-94, U.S. army officer and politician: Speaker of the House 1856-57. * * *
Banks Island
an island in the W Northwest Territories, in NW Canada. 24,600 sq. mi. (63,700 sq. km). * * * Island, Northwest Territories, Canada. The westernmost island in the Canadian ...
Banks Islands
▪ islands, Vanuatu       volcanic group in northern Vanuatu, southwestern Pacific Ocean. The group includes the islands of Vanua Lava, Santa Maria (Gaua), Mota, and ...
Banks Peninsula
Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand, extending about 35 mi (55 km) into the Pacific Ocean. Originally an island formed by two contiguous volcanic cones, the peninsula was ...
Banks, Ernie
in full Ernest Banks born Jan. 31, 1931, Dallas, Tex., U.S. American baseball player. In 1950 Banks was signed by the Kansas City Monarchs, one of the top teams in the Negro ...
Banks, Nathaniel P.
▪ United States politician and general in full  Nathaniel Prentiss Banks   born , Jan. 30, 1816, Waltham, Mass., U.S. died Sept. 1, 1894, Waltham  American politician and ...
Banks, Russell
born March 28, 1940, Newton, Mass., U.S. U.S. novelist. Banks was associated in the 1960s with Lillabulero Press and has taught at various colleges and universities. He ...
Banks, Sir Joseph
born , Feb. 13, 1743, London, Eng. died June 19, 1820, Isleworth, London British explorer and naturalist. After studying at Oxford, Banks inherited a fortune that allowed him ...
Banks, Sir Joseph, Baronet
▪ British naturalist born , February 13, 1743, London, England died June 19, 1820, Isleworth, London  British explorer, naturalist, and long-time president of the Royal ...
Banks, Tyra
▪ 2006  Supermodel Tyra Banks, the host and executive producer of America's Next Top Model—a weekly prime-time reality talent show that chronicled the search for a promising ...
Banks,Sir Joseph
Banks (băngks), Sir Joseph. 1743-1820. British botanist noted for his circumnavigation of the globe (1768-1771) with James Cook, during which he discovered and cataloged many ...
bank shot n. 1. A shot in billiards in which the player causes the cue ball or an object ball to rebound off a cushion. 2. A shot in basketball in which the ball glances off the ...
/bangk"see euh/, n. any Australian shrub or tree of the genus Banksia, having alternate leaves and dense, cylindrical flower heads. [1782; < NL; named after Sir Joseph BANKS; see ...
banksia rose
a climbing rose, Rosa banksiae, native to China, having long, serrated leaves and white or yellow flowers. [1885-90; from the specific name, after Sir Joseph BANKS; see -IA] * * *
/bangk"suyd'/, n. the slope of the bank of a stream or river. [1590-1600; BANK1 + SIDE1] * * * ▪ neighbourhood, London, United Kingdom       loosely defined area along ...
Banks Island An island of northern Northwest Territories, Canada, in the Arctic Ocean west of Victoria Island. It is the westernmost island of the Arctic Archipelago. * * *
Banks·town (băngksʹtoun') A city of southeast Australia, a suburb of Sydney. Population: 153,600. * * *
▪ 2008 born 1974?, Bristol?, Eng.       In April 2007 London city workers painted over a mural by the graffiti artist Banksy near the Old Street Tube station in Hackney ...
▪ India       city, western West Bengal state, northeastern India. It lies just north of the Dhaleshwari River. As a major rail junction on the Grand Trunk Road, ...
Bann, River
River, Northern Ireland. The Upper Bann flows northwest 25 mi (40 km) into Lough Neagh, while the Lower Bann flows north out of the lake 33 mi (53 km) into the Atlantic Ocean. ...
Bannatyne, George
▪ Scottish compiler born 1545, Newtyle, Angus, Scot. died 1608?       compiler of an important collection of Scottish poetry from the 15th and 16th centuries (the ...
Bannāʾ, Ḥasan al-
born 1906, Egypt died February 1949, Cairo Egyptian political and religious leader. He began teaching Arabic at a primary school in Ismailia in 1927. In 1928 he established the ...
/ban"i keuhr/, n. Benjamin, 1731-1806, U.S. mathematician, natural historian, and astronomer. * * *
Banneker, Benjamin
born Nov. 9, 1731, Ellicott's Mills, Md. died Oct. 25, 1806, Baltimore, Md., U.S. American astronomer, compiler of almanacs, and inventor. A free black who owned a farm near ...
Ban·ne·ker (bănʹĭ-kər), Benjamin. 1731-1806. American mathematician and astronomer who published an almanac (1792-1802) containing ephemerides that he had calculated. * * *
Bannen, Ian
▪ 2000       Scottish character actor whose 50-year career included acclaimed stage appearances in plays by Shakespeare and Eugene O'Neill; television work such as the ...
—bannered, adj. —bannerless, adj. —bannerlike, adj. /ban"euhr/, n. 1. the flag of a country, army, troop, etc. 2. an ensign or the like bearing some device, motto, or ...
banner cloud
a plume-shaped cloud extending downwind from an isolated mountain peak. Also called cloud banner. Cf. cap cloud (def. 1). [1905-10] * * *
Banner system
Military organization used by the Manchu tribes of Manchuria (now northeastern China) to conquer and control China in the 17th century. The system was developed by the Manchu ...
banneret1 /ban"euhr it, -euh ret'/, n. 1. Hist. a knight who could bring a company of followers into the field under his own banner. 2. a rank of knighthood; knight ...
ban·ner·ette (băn'ə-rĕtʹ) n. Variant of banneret1. * * *
/ban"euhr meuhn/, n., pl. bannermen. a person who carries a flag or banner; standard-bearer. [1400-50; late ME baner(e)man. See BANNER, -MAN] Usage. See -man. * * *
bannerol [ban′ər ōl΄] n. BANDEROLE * * * ban·ne·rol (bănʹə-rōl') n. Variant of banderole. * * *
/ban"euhr stohn'/, n. a North American prehistoric stone implement in the form of a double-edged ax with a notch or hole, possibly for attaching a handle. [BANNER (from the ...
/ban"ing/, n. a city in S California, near Los Angeles. 14,020. * * * ▪ South African law       in South Africa, an administrative action by which publications, ...
/ban"euh steuhr/, n. banister. * * *
/ban"euh steuhr/, n. Sir Roger (Gilbert), born 1929, English track and field athlete: first to run a mile in less than four minutes. * * *
Bannister, Sir Roger
▪ British athlete born March 23, 1929, Harrow, Middlesex, England    English neurologist who was the first athlete to run a mile in less than four ...
Bannister, Sir Roger (Gilbert)
born March 23, 1929, Harrow, Middlesex, Eng. British runner. He attended the University of Oxford before earning a medical degree. In 1954 he became the first person to run a ...
Ban·nis·ter (bănʹĭ-stər), Roger. Born 1929. British runner who in 1954 became the first person to run the mile in under four minutes. * * *
/ban"euhk/, n. Scot. and Brit. Cookery. a flat cake made of oatmeal, barley meal, etc., usually baked on a griddle. [bef. 1000; ME bannok, OE bannuc morsel < British Celtic; cf. ...
/ban"euhk/, n., pl. Bannocks, (esp. collectively) Bannock for 1. 1. a member of a North American Indian people formerly of Idaho and Wyoming who merged with the Shoshone in the ...
/ban"euhk berrn', ban'euhk berrn"/, n. a village in central Scotland: site of the victory (1314) of the Scots under Robert the Bruce over the English, which assured the ...
Bannockburn, Battle of
(June 23–24, 1314) Decisive battle in Scottish history, at which the Scots under Robert the Bruce (later Robert I) defeated the English under Edward II. The Scots were ...
/banz/, n. (used with a pl. v.) Eccles. 1. notice of an intended marriage, given three times in the parish church of each of the betrothed. 2. any public announcement of a ...
▪ Pakistan       town, central part of North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan, just south of the Kurram River. The nearby Akra mounds have revealed finds dating to ...
/ba non", -nawonn"/, n. a small, round goat cheese from Provence, France, that is dipped in brandy before being wrapped in chestnut leaves. [after Banon, a village in SE France ...
or Pan-p'o Site of a Neolithic village located on the Wei River in China, dating to the earlier part of the Yangshao culture, 5000–4000 BC. A huge number of artifacts have ...
Banpo site
▪ archaeological site, China also called  Banpocun , Wade-Giles romanization  Pan-p'o  or  Pan-p'o-ts'un        one of the most important archaeological sites ...
Banque de France
National bank of France, created in 1800 to restore confidence in the French banking system after the financial upheavals of the revolutionary period. Napoleon was one of its ...
—banqueter, banqueteer /bang'kwi tear"/, n. /bang"kwit/, n., v., banqueted, banqueting. n. 1. a lavish meal; feast. 2. a ceremonious public dinner, esp. one honoring a person, ...
banquet room
a spacious dining room for accommodating banquets, as in a hotel. [1830-40] * * *
See banquet. * * *
Banqueting House
one of the most famous buildings in Whitehall, London, designed by Inigo Jones in 1622. Today it is used for formal social events. * * *
banquet room n. A large room, as in a restaurant, suitable for banquets. * * *
/bang ket"/; locally /bang"kit/ for 3, n. 1. a long bench with an upholstered seat, esp. one along a wall, as in a restaurant. 2. an embankment for buttressing the base of a ...
/bang"kwoh, -koh/, n. (in Shakespeare's Macbeth) a murdered thane whose ghost appears to Macbeth. * * *
/banz/, n. (used with a pl. v.) Eccles. banns. * * *
▪ The Gambia       town, east-central Gambia (Gambia, The), on the south bank of the Gambia River. Bansang is a local trade centre for peanuts (groundnuts), rice, and ...
Banshan ware
Wade-Giles romanization  Pan-shan        type of Chinese Neolithic (Neolithic Period) painted pottery. Its name is derived from the grave site in the Gansu province of ...
/ban"shee, ban shee"/, n. (in Irish folklore) a spirit in the form of a wailing woman who appears to or is heard by members of a family as a sign that one of them is about to ...
Banská Bystrica
▪ Slovakia German  Neusohl , Hungarian  Besztercebánya        town, capital of Střední Slovensko kraj, Slovakia. It lies in the Hron River valley, surrounded by ...
▪ India       town, southern part of Rajasthan (Rājasthān) state, northwestern India. A walled town, it was founded in the early 16th century. Banswara is an ...
/bant/, v.i. Med. to lose weight by practicing Bantingism. [1860-65; back formation from BANTING] * * *
/ban"teuhm/, n. 1. (often cap.) a chicken of any of several varieties or breeds characterized by very small size. 2. a small and feisty or quarrelsome person. adj. 3. diminutive; ...
/ban"teuhm/; Du. /bahn tahm"/, n. a village in W Java, in S Indonesia: first Dutch settlement in the East Indies. * * * Former city and sultanate, Java. It was located at the ...
Bantam work.
See Coromandel work. [1745-55] * * *
/ban"teuhm wayt'/, n. a boxer or other contestant intermediate in weight between a flyweight and a featherweight, esp. a professional boxer weighing up to 118 pounds. [1880-85; ...
/ban"teng/, n., pl. bantengs, (esp. collectively) banting. a wild ox, Bos banteng (javanicus), of southeastern Asia and the Malay Archipelago, resembling the domestic cow: now ...
—banterer, n. —banteringly, adv. /ban"teuhr/, n. 1. an exchange of light, playful, teasing remarks; good-natured raillery. v.t. 2. to address with banter; chaff. v.i. 3. to ...
See banter. * * *
See banterer. * * *
/ban"theen, -thuyn/, Pharm., Trademark. a brand of methantheline. * * *
Banti, Anna
▪ Italian author and critic pseudonym of  Lucia Lopresti , married name  Lucia Longhi Lopresti  born June 27, 1895, Florence, Italy died September 25, 1985, Ronchi di ...
/ban"ting/, n. 1. Sir Frederick Grant, 1891-1941, Canadian physician: one of the discoverers of insulin; Nobel prize 1923. 2. (often l.c.) Bantingism. * * *
Banting, Sir Frederick Grant
born Nov. 14, 1891, Alliston, Ont., Can. died Feb. 21, 1941, Nfd. Canadian physician. He taught at the University of Toronto from 1923. With Charles Best, he was the first to ...
Banting,Sir Frederick Grant
Ban·ting (bănʹtĭng), Sir Frederick Grant. 1891-1941. Canadian physiologist. He shared a 1923 Nobel Prize for the discovery of insulin. * * *
/ban"ting iz'euhm/, n. (often l.c.) Med. a weight-reduction method based on a diet high in proteins and low in fats and carbohydrates. Also, Banting. [1860-65; after W. Banting ...
/bant"ling/, n. a very young child. [1585-95; < G Bänkling illegitimate child. See BENCH, -LING1] * * *
Bantock, Sir Granville
▪ English composer born Aug. 7, 1868, London, Eng. died Oct. 11, 1946, London       English composer known especially for his large-scale choral and orchestral ...
Bantry Bay
▪ bay, Ireland       long inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, southwestern County Cork, Ireland. The bay has a maximum length of 30 miles (48 km) and is 10 miles (16 km) wide ...
/ban"tooh/, n., pl. Bantus, (esp. collectively) Bantu, adj. n. 1. a member of any of several Negroid peoples forming a linguistically and in some respects culturally interrelated ...
Bantu languages
Group of some 500 languages belonging to the Benue-Congo language branch of the Niger-Congo language family. They are spoken by more than 200 million people in a very large ...
Bantu peoples
Speakers of the close to 500 distinct Bantu languages, numbering more than 200 million and occupying almost the entire southern projection of Africa. The classification is ...
/ban"tooh stan'/, n. homeland (def. 3). * * * ▪ historical territory, South Africa also known as  Bantu homeland , South Africa homeland , or  black ...
☆ banty [ban′tē ] n. pl. banties Informal 1. BANTAM (sense 1): also banty rooster or banty hen 2. a short or small, often aggressive person adj. Informal short or small, ...
/bahonn veel"/, n. Théodore Faullain de /tay aw dawrdd" foh laonn" deuh/, 1823-91, French poet and dramatist. * * *
Banville, John
▪ Irish writer pseudonym  Benjamin Black  born Dec. 8, 1945, Wexford, Ire.       Irish novelist and journalist whose fiction is known for being referential, ...
Banville, Théodore de
▪ French poet in full  Étienne-Claude-Jean-Baptiste-Théodore-Faullain de Banville  born March 14, 1823, Moulins, France died March 13, 1891, Paris       French poet ...
Banyak Islands
▪ islands, Indonesia Indonesian  Kepulauan Banyak , Banyak also spelled  Banjak        group of more than 60 small islands, in Aceh semiautonomous province, ...
/ban yal"euh/, n. See Victorian box. * * *
/ban"yeuhn/, n. 1. Also called banyan tree. an East Indian fig tree, Ficus benghalensis, of the mulberry family, having branches that send out adventitious roots to the ground ...
▪ Indonesia also spelled  Banjuwangi  or  Banjoewangi        city, East Java (Jawa Timur) (Jawa Timur) propinsi (province), Java, Indonesia. A major port on the ...
/bahn zuy", bahn"-/; Japn. /bahn"dzah"ee/, interj. 1. (used as a Japanese patriotic cry or joyous shout.) 2. (used as a Japanese battle cry.) adj. 3. leading to likely or ...
banzai attack n. A desperate attack by Japanese troops in World War II. Also called banzai charge. * * *
Bánzer Suárez, Hugo
born July 10, 1926, Santa Cruz, Bol. died May 5, 2002, Santa Cruz Soldier and president of Bolivia (1971–78, 1997–2001). After an education in Bolivian and U.S. Army ...
/bow/, n. an African board game usually played by moving pebbles along two rows of holes. [ < Swahili] * * *
Bao Dai
/bow" duy"/, n. (Nguyen Vinh Thuy) 1913-97, emperor of Annam 1925-45, chief of state of Vietnam 1949-55. * * * orig. Nguyen Vinh Thuy born Oct. 22, 1913, Vietnam died Aug. 1, ...
/bay"oh bab', bah"oh-, bow"bab/, n. any large tree belonging to the genus Adansonia, of the bombax family, esp. A. digitata, which is native to tropical Africa, has an ...
/bow"ding"/, n. Pinyin. a city in central Hebei province, in NE China. Also, Paoting. Formerly, Qingyuan. * * * ▪ China Wade-Giles romanization ...
/bow"jee"/, n. Pinyin. a city in W Shaanxi province, in central China. 275,000. Also, Paochi, Paoki. * * * ▪ China Wade-Giles romanization  Pao-chi        city, ...
or pao-chia Chinese village militia system created by Wang Anshi as part of his reforms of 1069–76. Units of 10 families were regularly trained and supplied with arms, ...
▪ historical state, Africa       in the 14th century, a satellite state of the Wolof empire of West Africa. Situated along the coast and inland to the south of Dakar in ...
/bow"ching"/, n. Pinyin. former name of Shaoyang. Also, Paoch'ing, Paoking. * * *
Baoruco, Sierra de
▪ mountains, Hispaniola Baoruco also spelled  Bahoruco        mountain range in the southwestern part of the Dominican Republic. It extends about 50 mi (80 km) east ...
/bow"shahn"/, n. Pinyin. a town in W Yunnan province, in S China, on the Burma Road. Also, Paoshan. * * *
Baotou [bou′dō′] city in SW Inner Mongolia, China: pop. 1,200,000 * * * Bao·tou also Pao·tow (bouʹtōʹ) A city of northern China on the Huang He (Yellow River) west ...
Baotou carpet
      floor covering handwoven in Baotou, in the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region of China, noted for its high-quality of workmanship and materials. The designs usually ...
/bap/, n. Brit. a soft, flattish bread roll. [1505-15; of obscure orig.] * * *
Baptist. Also, Bapt. * * *
baptized. * * *
Bapt. abbr. Baptist. * * *
baptisia [bap tiz′ē ə, baptizh′ə] n. 〚ModL < Gr baptisis, a dipping: see BAPTIZE〛 any of a genus (Baptisia) of herbs of the pea family, including a common wildflower ...
—baptismal /bap tiz"meuhl/, adj. —baptismally, adv. /bap"tiz euhm/, n. 1. Eccles. a ceremonial immersion in water, or application of water, as an initiatory rite or sacrament ...
baptism for the dead
the baptism of a living person in the place of and for the sake of one who has died unbaptized: now practiced chiefly by Mormons. * * *
baptism of fire
1. spiritual sanctification as a gift of the Holy Ghost. 2. the first time a soldier faces battle. 3. any severe ordeal that tests one's endurance. [1815-25] * * *
See baptism. * * *
baptismal name.
See Christian name (def. 1). [1865-70] * * *
baptismal regeneration
Theol. the doctrine that regeneration and sanctification are received in and through baptism. [1645-55] * * *
See baptismal. * * *
baptismal name n. See Christian name. * * *
baptismof fire
baptism of fire n. 1. A soldier's first experience of actual combat conditions. 2. A severe ordeal experienced for the first time. * * *
/bap"tist/, n. 1. a member of a Christian denomination that baptizes believers by immersion and that is usually Calvinistic in doctrine. 2. (l.c.) a person who baptizes. 3. the ...
Baptist Federation of Canada
      cooperative agency for several Canadian Baptist groups, organized in 1944 in Saint John, N.B., by the United Baptist Convention of the Maritime Provinces, the ...
Baptist General Conference
      conservative Baptist denomination that was organized in 1879 as the Swedish Baptist General Conference of America; the present name was adopted in 1945. It developed ...
Baptist Missionary Association of America
      association of independent, conservative Baptist churches, organized as the North American Baptist Association in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S., in 1950, in protest ...
Baptist Union of Great Britain and Ireland
      largest Baptist group in the British Isles, organized in 1891 as a union of the Particular Baptist and New Connection General Baptist associations. These groups were ...
Baptist World Alliance
      international advisory organization for Baptists, founded in 1905 in London. Its purpose is to promote fellowship and cooperation among all Baptists. It sponsors ...
/bap tis"teuh/, n. a female given name. * * *
(as used in expressions) Jean Baptiste Poquelin Bienville Jean Baptiste Le Moyne de Bouillaud Jean Baptiste Chardin Jean Baptiste Siméon Jean Baptiste Bernadotte Colbert Jean ...
/bap"teuh stree, -tis teuh ree/, n., pl. baptisteries. 1. a building or a part of a church in which baptism is administered. 2. (esp. in Baptist churches) a tank for ...
/bap"teuh stree/, n., pl. baptistries. baptistery. * * *
—baptizable, adj. —baptizement, n. —baptizer, n. /bap tuyz", bap"tuyz/, v., baptized, baptizing. v.t. 1. to immerse in water or sprinkle or pour water on in the Christian ...
See baptize. * * *
▪ people also spelled  Baggara        (Arabic: “Cattlemen”), nomadic people of Arab and African ancestry who live in a part of Africa that will support cattle but ...
Baquero y Diaz, Gaston
▪ 1998       Cuban poet who left his homeland after the 1959 revolution and spent the rest of his life in exile in Spain; only in 1994 did his poems begin to be ...
bar1 —barless, adj. —barrable, adj. /bahr/, n., v., barred, barring, prep. n. 1. a relatively long, evenly shaped piece of some solid substance, as metal or wood, used as a ...
See Browning automatic rifle. * * * (as used in expressions) bar graph offshore bar American Bar Association bar association bar code Bar Kokhba Simeon bar Kosba Bar ...
bar association
Group of lawyers organized primarily to deal with issues affecting the legal profession. In general, they are concerned with furthering the interests of lawyers through ...
bar billiards
n [U] (BrE) a game played mainly in pubs on a special table. Players use cues (= long wooden rods) to try to hit balls into holes on the surface of the table. * * *
bar car
a railroad car equipped with a bar that serves beverages, esp. liquors and beer, and sometimes snacks. [1940-45] * * *
bar cart
a small table on wheels, outfitted for serving drinks; a portable bar. * * *
bar chart
bar chart n. BAR GRAPH * * *
bar chart.
See bar graph. [1920-25] * * *
bar clamp
a clamp having two jaws attached to a bar, one fixed and the other adjustable by means of a screw mechanism. See illus. under clamp. * * *
Bar Cocheba
/bahrdd' kawkh"bah, -vah/. See Bar Kokba. Also, Bar Cochba. * * *
bar code
a series of lines of varying width, printed, as on a container or product, that can be read by an optical scanner to determine charges for purchases, destinations for letters, ...
Bar Council
(in Britain) the group of senior barristers that governs the Bar in England and Wales and the Inns of Court. Its full name is the General Council of the Bar and of the Inns of ...
bar ditch
Western U.S. See barrow pit. * * *
bar exam
➡ exams * * *
bar examination
a written examination to determine if one is qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction. Also, bar exam. * * *
bar foot
Furniture. See runner foot. * * *
Bar form
▪ music       in music, the structural pattern aab as used by the medieval German minnesingers (minnesinger) and meistersingers (meistersinger), who were poet-composers ...
bar gemel
/jem"euhl/, pl. bars gemels. Heraldry. a charge consisting of two barrulets separated by an area the width of a barrulet. [1600-10] * * *
bar girl
1. a barmaid. 2. B-girl. 3. a female prostitute who frequents bars in search of customers. [1855-60] * * *
bar graph
a graph using parallel bars of varying lengths, as to illustrate comparative costs, exports, birth-rates, etc. Also called bar chart. [1920-25] * * *
Bar Harbor
a town on Mount Desert Island, in S Maine: summer resort. 4124. * * * ▪ Maine, United States       coastal town, Hancock county, southern Maine, U.S. It is on Mount ...
Bar Hebraeus
▪ Syrian philosopher Arabic  Ibn Al-ʿIbrī (“Son of the Hebrew”) , or  Abū al-Faraj , Latin name  Gregorius  born 1226, Melitene, Armenia [now Malatya, ...
bar joist
a welded steel joist having an open web consisting of a single bent bar running in a zigzag pattern between horizontal upper and lower chords. * * *
Bar Kokba
/bahrdd' kawkh"bah, -vah/ Simon, died A.D. 135, Hebrew leader of insurrection against the Romans A.D. 132-135. Also, Bar Cocheba, Bar Cochba, Bar Kochba. * * *
Bar Kokhba
orig. Simeon bar Kosba died AD 135 Leader of an unsuccessful Jewish revolt against Roman rule in Palestine. In 131 Hadrian forbade circumcision and built a temple to Jupiter ...
bar line
Music. bar1 (def. 16a). [1925-30] * * *
bar magnet
a bar-shaped, usually permanent, magnet. [1820-30] * * *
bar mitzvah
/bahr mits"veuh / or, Ashk. Heb. /bahrdd/; Seph. Heb. /bahrdd' meets vah"/, (often caps.) Judaism. 1. a solemn ceremony held in the synagogue, usually on Saturday morning, to ...
bar pin
a long, slender, decorative pin or brooch. * * *
bar pit
Western U.S. See barrow pit. * * *
bar Sauma, Rabban
▪ Mongol envoy born c. 1220, Zhongdu [now Beijing], China died January 1294, Baghdad, Iraq        Nestorian Christian ecclesiastic, whose important but little-known ...
bar sinister
1. Heraldry. (not in technical use) a bend sinister or a baton. 2. the proof, condition, or stigma of illegitimate birth. [1815-25] * * *
bar snack
n [usu pl] (BrE) a light meal that can be bought and eaten in a pub. Bar snacks might include sandwiches, salads and pies. See also ploughman’s lunch. * * *
bar syrup.
See simple syrup (def. 1). * * *
bar tack
a close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth, as in an article of clothing, in order to reinforce it at a point of concentrated strain. [1950-55] * * *
Bar, Confederation of
▪ Polish history Polish  Barska Konfederacja (1768–72)        league of Polish nobles and gentry that was formed to defend the liberties of the nobility within the ...
Bar, François de
▪ French historian born 1538, Seizencourt, near Saint-Quentin, France died March 25, 1606, Abbey of Anchin, near Pecquencourt       French historiographer and scholar ...
bar- pref. Variant of baro-. * * *
/bahr"euhn gril"/, n. a place where food and alcoholic drinks are served to customers; a combined barroom and grillroom. * * *
/bahr"bi kyooh', -bee-/, n. barbecue. [playful representation of the phonetics by letter names] * * *
/bahr"bi kyooh', -bee-/, n., v.t., v.i., bar-b-qued, bar-b-quing. barbecue. [see BAR-B-Q] * * *
bar-le-duc also Bar-le-Duc (bär'lĭ-do͞okʹ) n. A savory preserve made of white currants or gooseberries.   [After Bar-le-Duc, a town of northeast France.] * * * ▪ ...
Bar-Salibi, Jacob
▪ Syrian bishop also called  Dionysius Bar-salibi   died Nov. 2, 1171       the great spokesman of the Jacobite (monophysite) church in the 12th ...
/bahr"tak'/, v.t., v.i. to sew or reinforce with bar tack. [1950-55] * * *
Bible. Baruch. * * *
1. barometer. 2. barometric. 3. barrel. 4. barrister. * * *
/bar"euh/, n. Theda /thee"deuh/, (Theodosia Goodman), 1890-1955, U.S. actress. * * * ▪ people also called  Ibara         Malagasy people who live in south-central ...
Bara Banki
▪ India also spelled  Barabanki        town, east-central Uttar Pradesh state, northern India. It lies northeast of Lucknow and includes the larger town of ...
Bara, Theda
orig. Theodosia Goodman born July 20, 1885?, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. died April 7, 1955, Los Angeles, Calif. U.S. film actress. She had a brief stage career before going to ...
Bar·a (bărʹə), Theda. 1890?-1955. American actress of the silent film era. She appeared in sensational, highly publicized films, including Cleopatra (1917) and Salome ...
/bahr'euh bahr"euh/, n. an Alaskan or north Siberian semisubterranean house built of sod or turf. [1865-70, Amer.; < dial. Russ barabóra; further orig. uncert.] * * *
Barabás, Miklós
▪ Hungarian artist born Feb. 10, 1810, Kézdimárkosfalva, Transylvania, Hung. [now Mărcuşa, Rom.] died Feb. 12, 1898, Budapest       painter and printmaker whose ...
/beuh rab"euhs/, n. a condemned criminal pardoned by Pilate in order to appease the mob, which demanded that he be freed instead of Jesus. Mark 15:6-11; John 18:40. * * * In the ...

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