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begone
/bi gawn", -gon"/, v.i. to go away; depart (usually used in the imperative). [1325-75; ME; see BE (impv.), GONE] * * *
begonia
/bi gohn"yeuh, -goh"nee euh/, n. any tropical plant belonging to the genus Begonia, including species cultivated for the handsome, succulent leaves and waxy flowers. [ < NL ...
Begoniaceae
▪ plant family       the begonia family of flowering plants in the order Cucurbitales. The Begoniaceae consists of two genera: Begonia, with some 1,000 species, and ...
begorra
/bi gawr"euh, -gor"euh, bee-/, interj. Irish Eng. (used as a euphemism for by God): It's a fine day, begorra. Also, begorah, begorrah. [1830-40] * * *
begot
/bi got"/, v. pt. and a pp. of beget. * * *
begotten
/bi got"n/, v. a pp. of beget. * * *
begrime
/bi gruym"/, v.t., begrimed, begriming. to make grimy. [1545-55; BE- + GRIME] * * *
begrudge
—begrudgingly, adv. /bi gruj"/, v.t., begrudged, begrudging. 1. to envy or resent the pleasure or good fortune of (someone): She begrudged her friend the award. 2. to be ...
begrudger
See begrudge. * * *
begrudgingly
See begrudger. * * *
beguile
—beguilement, n. —beguiler, n. /bi guyl"/, v.t., beguiled, beguiling. 1. to influence by trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead; delude. 2. to take away from by cheating or ...
beguilement
See beguile. * * *
beguiler
See beguilement. * * *
beguilingly
See beguilement. * * *
Beguin
/beg"in/; Fr. /be gaonn"/, n. a Beghard. [back formation from BEGUINE] * * *
beguine
/beuh geen"/, n. 1. a dance in bolero rhythm that originated in Martinique. 2. a modern social dance based on the beguine. 3. music for either of these dances. [1930-35; < F ...
Beguine
/beg"een, bay"geen, beuh geen"/, n. Rom. Cath. Ch. a member of a lay sisterhood, founded in Liège in the 12th century. [1350-1400; ME begyne < MF beguine, said to be after ...
Beguines
▪ lay religious group       women in the cities of northern Europe who, beginning in the Middle Ages, led lives of religious devotion without joining an approved ...
begum
begum1 /bee"geuhm, bay"-/, n. (in India) a high-ranking Muslim woman, esp. a widow. [1625-35; < Urdu begam
begun
/bi gun"/, v. pp. of begin. * * *
Begusarai
▪ India       town, north-central Bihar state, northeastern India. It is situated in the Middle Ganges Plain, just north of the Ganges (Ganga) River (Ganges River). ...
Behaghel, Otto
▪ German language scholar born May 3, 1854, Karlsruhe, Baden [Germany] died Oct. 9, 1936, Munich  language scholar who specialized in studies of the German language and whose ...
Behaim, Martin
▪ Portuguese geographer and navigator Portuguese  Martim Behaim, or Martinho De Boémia  born October 6, 1459, Nürnberg [Germany] died July 29, 1507, Lisbon ...
behalf
/bi haf", -hahf"/, n. 1. in or on behalf of, as a representative of or a proxy for: On behalf of my colleagues, I address you tonight. 2. in or on (someone's) behalf, in the ...
Beham, Hans Sebald
▪ German engraver born 1500, Nürnberg [Germany] died Nov. 22, 1550, Frankfurt am Main       German engraver who was the most prolific of the Kleinmeister (German: ...
Behan
/bee"euhn/, n. Brendan (Francis) /bren"deuhn/, 1923-64, Irish playwright. * * *
Behan, Brendan
▪ Irish author in full  Brendan Francis Behan  born Feb. 9, 1923, Dublin, Ire. died March 20, 1964, Dublin  Irish author noted for his earthy satire and powerful political ...
Behan, Brendan (Francis)
born Feb. 9, 1923, Dublin, Ire. died March 20, 1964, Dublin Irish author. An alcoholic from age eight and an anti-English rebel, he was repeatedly arrested. Borstal Boy (1958) ...
Behan,Brendan Francis
Be·han (bēʹən), Brendan Francis. 1923-1964. Irish writer whose early association with the Irish Republican Army and experiences in prison influenced his works, including the ...
Behar
/bi hahr"/, n. Bihar. * * *
behave
/bi hayv"/, v., behaved, behaving. v.i. 1. to act in a particular way; conduct or comport oneself or itself: The ship behaves well. 2. to act properly: Did the child behave? 3. ...
behavior
—behavioral, adj. —behaviorally, adv. /bi hayv"yeuhr/, n. 1. manner of behaving or acting. 2. Psychol., Animal Behav. a. observable activity in a human or animal. b. the ...
behavior modification
Psychol. the direct changing of unwanted behavior by means of biofeedback or conditioning. [1970-75] * * *
behavior pattern
a recurrent way of acting by an individual or group toward a given object or in a given situation. [1955-60] * * *
behavior therapy
Psychol. a form of therapy emphasizing the correction of a person's undesirable behavior through Pavlovian conditioning, aversive therapy, or similar learning ...
behavioral
See behavior. * * *
behavioral science
—behavioral scientist. a science or branch of learning, as psychology or sociology, that derives its concepts from observation of the behavior of living organisms. [1955-60] * ...
behavioralgenetics
behavioral genetics n. The study of the genetic underpinnings of behavioral phenotypes such as eating or mating activity, substance abuse, social attitudes, violence, and mental ...
behaviorally
See behavioral. * * *
behavioralmedicine
behavioral medicine n. The study, prevention, and treatment of medical and psychosomatic disorders and of undesirable behaviors, such as overeating and substance abuse, by the ...
behavioralpsychophysics
behavioral psychophysics n. A branch of psychology dealing primarily with the measurement of sensory functions in animals. * * *
behavioralscience
behavioral science n. A scientific discipline, such as sociology, anthropology, or psychology, in which the actions and reactions of humans and animals are studied through ...
behavioralscientist
See behavioral science. * * *
behavioraltherapy
behavioral therapy n. See behavior therapy. * * *
behaviorism
—behaviorist, n., adj. —behavioristic, adj. —behavioristically, adv. /bi hayv"yeuh riz'euhm/, n. Psychol. the theory or doctrine that human or animal psychology can be ...
behaviorist
See behaviorism. * * *
behavioristic
See behaviorist. * * *
behaviormodification
behavior modification n. 1. The use of basic learning techniques, such as conditioning, biofeedback, reinforcement, or aversion therapy, to alter human behavior. 2. See behavior ...
behaviormodifier
See behavior modification. * * *
behaviortherapist
See behavior therapy. * * *
behaviortherapy
behavior therapy n. A form of psychotherapy that uses basic learning techniques to modify maladaptive behavior patterns by substituting new responses to given stimuli for ...
behaviour
/bi hayv"yeuhr/, n. Chiefly Brit. behavior. Usage. See -or1. * * * (as used in expressions) aggressive behaviour avoidance behaviour behaviour genetics behaviour ...
behaviour genetics
Study of the influence of an organism's genetic composition on its behaviour and of the interaction of heredity and environment ("nature" and "nurture") in determining ...
behaviour therapy
or behaviour modification Application of experimentally derived principles of learning to the treatment of psychological disorders and the control of behaviour. The concept, ...
behaviourism
Highly influential academic school of psychology that dominated psychological theory in the U.S. between World War I and World War II. Classical behaviourism concerned itself ...
Behbehān
▪ Iran       town, southwestern Iran, in the foothills of the Zagros Mountains near the Mārūn River. The largely mountainous county extends to Mt. Dīnār and has ...
behead
—beheadal, n. —beheader, n. /bi hed"/, v.t. 1. to cut off the head of; kill or execute by decapitation. 2. Geol. (of a pirate stream) to divert the headwaters of (a river, ...
beheading
▪ punishment       a mode of executing capital punishment by which the head is severed from the body. The ancient Greeks and Romans regarded it as a most honourable ...
beheld
/bi held"/, v. pt. and pp. of behold. * * *
behemoth
/bi hee"meuhth, bee"euh-/, n. 1. an animal, perhaps the hippopotamus, mentioned in Job 40:15-24. 2. any creature or thing of monstrous size or power: The army's new tank is a ...
behenic
/beuh hen"ik, -hee"nik/, adj. Chem. of or derived from behenic acid; docosanoic. [1870-75; behen, var. of BEN2 + -IC] * * *
behenic acid
Chem. a crystalline, saturated fatty acid, C22H44O2, obtained from plant sources, used chiefly in the manufacture of cosmetics, waxes, and plasticizers. [1870-75] * * *
Beheshti, Mohammad Hosayn
▪ Iranian cleric also spelled  Muḥammad Ḥusayn Bihishtī  born 1929, Eṣfahān, Iran died June 28, 1981, Tehrān       Iranian cleric who played a key role in ...
behest
/bi hest"/, n. 1. a command or directive. 2. an earnest or strongly worded request. [bef. 1000; ME bihest(e), OE behaes promise. See BE-, HEST] Syn. 1. order, bidding, decree, ...
behind
/bi huynd"/, prep. 1. at or toward the rear of: Look behind the house. 2. not keeping up with, later than; after: behind schedule. 3. in the state of making less progress than: ...
behind-the-scenes
/bi huynd"dheuh seenz"/, adj. 1. happening or conducted out of view of the general public: The behind-the-scenes preparations made the convention a huge success. 2. held or kept ...
behindhand
/bi huynd"hand'/, adv., adj. 1. late; tardy. 2. behind in progress; backward: They were never behindhand in following artistic fads. 3. in debt or arrears. [1520-30; BEHIND + ...
Behistun
/bay'hi stoohn"/, n. a ruined town in W Iran: site of a cliff that bears on its face a cuneiform inscription in Old Persian, Elamite, and Babylonian that provided a key for the ...
Behmen
/bay"meuhn/, n. Jakob /jay"keuhb/. See Böhme, Jakob. * * *
Behmenism
/bay"meuh niz'euhm/, n. Boehmenism. * * *
Behmenist
/bay"meuh nist/, n. Boehmenist. Also, Behmenite /bay"meuh nuyt'/. * * *
Behn
Behn [bān, ben] Aphra [af′rə] 1640-89; Eng. dramatist & novelist * * * (1640–89) an English writer of plays, novels and poems. She was probably the first professional ...
Behn, Aphra
born July 1640, Harbledown?, Kent, Eng. died April 16, 1689, London English dramatist, novelist, and poet, the first Englishwoman known to earn her living by writing. Her early ...
Behn, Sosthenes
▪ American businessman born Jan. 30, 1882, St. Thomas, Danish Virgin Islands died June 6, 1957, New York City       telephone executive, president and founder, with his ...
behold
—beholdable, adj. —beholder, n. /bi hohld"/, v., beheld, beholding, interj. v.t. 1. to observe; look at; see. interj. 2. look; see: And, behold, three sentries of the King ...
beholden
/bi hohl"deuhn/, adj. obligated; indebted: a man beholden to no one. [1300-50; ME, adj. use of beholden, old ptp. of BEHOLD] Syn. obliged, bound, grateful, liable. * * *
beholder
See behold. * * *
behoof
/bi hoohf"/, n., pl. behooves /hoohvz"/. use; advantage; benefit: The money was spent for his own behoof. [bef. 1000; ME behove, OE behof profit, need; c. D behoef, G Behuf] * * *
behoove
/bi hoohv"/, v., behooved, behooving. (chiefly in impersonal use) v.t. 1. to be necessary or proper for, as for moral or ethical considerations; be incumbent on: It behooves the ...
behove
/bi hohv"/, v.t., v.i., behoved, behoving. Chiefly Brit. behoove. * * *
Behr, Edward Samuel
▪ 2008       British journalist and author born May 7, 1926, Paris, France died May 26, 2007, Paris covered wars in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, as well as such ...
Behrens
/bair"euhnz/; Ger. /bay"rddeuhns/, n. Peter /pee"teuhr/; Ger. /pay"teuhrdd/, 1868-1940, German architect. * * *
Behrens, Peter
born April 14, 1868, Hamburg died Feb. 27, 1940, Berlin, Ger. German architect and designer. He became director of Düsseldorf's arts and crafts school in 1903. The large ...
Behring
/bay"rdding/, n. 1. Emil von /ay"meel feuhn/, 1854-1917, German physician and bacteriologist: Nobel prize in medicine 1901. 2. Vitus /vee"toos/. See Bering, Vitus. * * *
Behring, Emil von
▪ German bacteriologist in full  Emil Adolf von Behring  born March 15, 1854, Hansdorf, West Prussia [now Jankowa Żagańska, Pol.] died March 31, 1917, Marburg, ...
Behrman
/bair"meuhn/, n. S(amuel) N(athan), 1893-1973, U.S. playwright and author. * * *
Behrman, S(amuel) N(athaniel)
Behr·man (bârʹmən), S(amuel) N(athaniel). 1893-1973. American playwright whose works include The Second Man (1927) and No Time for Comedy (1939). * * * born June 9, 1893, ...
Behrman, S.N.
▪ American author in full  Samuel Nathaniel Behrman  born June 9, 1893, Worcester, Mass., U.S. died Sept. 9, 1973, New York City       American short-story writer and ...
Behzād
▪ Persian painter in full  Ustād Kamāl Ad-dīn Behzād  born c. 1455?, Herāt, Khorāsān died c. 1536?, Tabrīz, Azerbaijan  major Persian painter whose style as a ...
Bei Dao
▪ Chinese author Wade-Giles romanization  Pei Tao , also spelled  Beidao , original name  Zhao Zhenkai  born August 2, 1949, Beijing, China       Chinese poet and ...
Bei River
▪ river, China Chinese (Pinyin)  Bei Jiang  or  (Wade-Giles romanization)  Pei Chiang,  also spelled  Pai Chiang  or  Peh Chiang,  English  North ...
Beiderbecke
/buy"deuhr bek'/, n. Leon Bismarck ("Bix"), 1903-31, U.S. jazz cornetist and composer. * * *
Beiderbecke, (Leon) Bix
born March 10, 1903, Davenport, Iowa, U.S. died Aug. 6, 1931, Long Island, N.Y. U.S. jazz cornetist and composer. Beiderbecke developed a style independent of the influence of ...
Beiderbecke, Bix
▪ American musician in full  Leon Bix Beiderbecke  born March 10, 1903, Davenport, Iowa, U.S. died August 6, 1931, Long Island, N.Y.  American jazz cornetist who was an ...
Beiderbecke,Leon Bismark
Bei·der·becke (bīʹdər-bĕk'), Leon Bismark. Known as “Bix.” 1903-1931. American jazz composer and musician. A self-taught pianist and cornet player, he was the first ...
beige
/bayzh/, n. 1. very light brown, as of undyed wool; light gray with a brownish tinge. adj. 2. of the color beige. [1855-60; < F; OF bege, of uncert. orig.] * * *
beignet
/ben yay"/; Fr. /be nye"/, n., pl. beignets /ben yayz"/; Fr. /be nye"/. 1. a fritter or doughnut. 2. French Cookery. any fruit, vegetable, seafood, etc., dipped in batter and ...
Beihai
▪ China Wade-Giles romanization  Pei-hai , also called  Pak-hoi        city and port, southern Zhuang Autonomous Region of Guangxi (Kwangsi), China. For a time the ...
Beijing
/bay"jing"/, n. Pinyin. a city in and the capital of the People's Republic of China, in the NE part, in central Hebei province: traditional capital of China. 7,570,000. Also, ...
Beijing 2008 Olympic Games: Mount Olympus Meets the Middle Kingdom
Introduction officially  Games of the XXIX Olympiad        The Games of the XXIX Olympiad, involving some 200 Olympic committees and as many as 13,000 accredited ...
Beijing China olympic wld
▪ Table ● Official name: Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo (People’s Republic of China). ● Form of government: single-party people’s republic with one legislative house ...
Beijing duck.
See Peking duck. * * *
beijing olympics picture gallery
▪ Table Billboard featuring the official slogan of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games: “One World One Dream.” The National Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest, the ...
Beijing University
One of the oldest and most important universities in China. It was founded as Capital College in 1898 and became a university in 1911. By 1920 it had become a centre for ...
Beilan Pass
/bay lahn"/ a mountain pass in SE Turkey near Syria. 2395 ft. (730 m). * * *
Beilby, Sir George Thomas
▪ British chemist born , Nov. 17, 1850, Edinburgh, Scot. died Aug. 1, 1924, Hampstead, London, Eng.       British industrial chemist who developed the process of ...
Beilstein, Friedrich Konrad
born Feb. 17, 1838, St. Petersburg, Russia died Oct. 18, 1906, St. Petersburg Russian chemist. From 1866 to his retirement he taught at St. Petersburg's Technical Institute. ...
being
/bee"ing/, n. 1. the fact of existing; existence (as opposed to nonexistence). 2. conscious, mortal existence; life: Our being is as an instantaneous flash of light in the midst ...
Beinum, Eduard van
▪ Dutch musician born September 3, 1901, Arnhem, Neth. died April 13, 1959, Amsterdam       Dutch conductor, pianist, and violist who led orchestras in Europe and the ...
Beipiao
▪ China Wade-Giles romanization  Pei-p'iao        mining town, western Liaoning sheng (province), northeastern China. It is located northwest of Daling Stream and ...
Beira
/bay"reuh/, n. a seaport in central Mozambique. 115,000. * * * Coastal city (pop., 1997: 412,588), southeastern Mozambique. Located near the mouth of the Zambezi River, it is ...
Beirut
/bay rooht", bay"rooht/, n. a seaport in and the capital of Lebanon. 702,000. Also, Beyrouth. * * * City (pop., 1998 est.: metro. area, 1,500,000), capital of Lebanon. The ...
Beirut, American University of
▪ university, Beirut, Lebanon       private, nondenominational, coeducational international and intercultural university in Beirut, Lebanon, chartered in 1863 by the ...
beisa
      African antelope, a race of the species Oryx gazella. See oryx. * * *
Beissel, Conrad
▪ American religious leader in full  Johann Conrad Beissel  born April 1690, Eberbach, Palatinate [now in Germany] died July 6, 1768, Ephrata, Pa., U.S.       hymn ...
Beit Bridge
▪ Zimbabwe also spelled  Beitbridge        town, southern Zimbabwe. It lies near the bridge across the Limpopo River named for Alfred Beit, a British South African ...
Beja
/bay"jeuh/, n., pl. Bejas, (esp. collectively) Beja for 1. 1. a member of a group of nomadic, predominantly Muslim peoples of northeastern Sudan. 2. the Cushitic language of the ...
bejabbers
/bi jab"euhrz/, interj. 1. (used as a mild oath expressing astonishment, dismay, disbelief, or the like). n. 2. Informal. dickens; devil: The fighter's left uppercut knocked the ...
Bejaïa
Bejaïa [bə jī′ə] seaport in NE Algeria, on the Mediterranean: pop. 115,000 * * * ▪ Algeria formerly  Bougie         town, Mediterranean port, northeastern ...
Béjart
/bay zhannrdd"/, n. Maurice /maw rddees"/, (Maurice Berger), born 1927, French ballet dancer and choreographer. * * *
Béjart family
Seventeenth-century French theatrical family. Brothers Joseph (с 1617–59) and Louis (1630–78) and their sisters Madeleine (1618–72) and Geneviève (с 1622–75) were ...
Béjart, Armande
▪ French actress in full  Armande-Grésinde-Claire-Élisabeth Béjart  born 1642?, Paris died Nov. 30, 1700, Paris       French actress, member of the Béjart ...
Béjart, Geneviève
▪ French actress also called  Mademoiselle Hervé   born June 1624, Paris died Oct. 23, 1678, Paris       French actress and early member of Molière's Illustre ...
Béjart, Joseph
▪ French actor born c. 1616, Paris died May 21, 1659, Paris       French actor, a strolling player who later joined Molière's first company, the Illustre-Théâtre. ...
Béjart, Louis
▪ French actor born November 1630, Paris died Oct. 13, 1678, Paris       French actor, a member of the famous Béjart family theatrical troupe, and an original member ...
Béjart, Madeleine
▪ French actress and theatrical manager born Jan. 8, 1618, Paris died Feb. 17, 1672, Paris       French actress and theatrical manager, a member of the Béjart family, ...
Béjart, Maurice
orig. Maurice Jean Berger born Jan. 1, 1927, Marseille, Fr. French-born Belgian dancer, choreographer, and opera director. He studied in Paris, then toured with various ...
bejel
/bej"euhl/, n. Pathol. a nonvenereal syphilis occurring mainly among children in certain subtropical areas of southern Africa and southeastern Asia, caused by the spirochete ...
bejesus
/bi jee"zeuhs, -jay"-/, interj. 1. (used as a mild oath expressing dismay, anger, or the like). n. 2. Informal. dickens; devil; deuce: The conglomerate plans to take that tiny ...
bejewel
/bi jooh"euhl/, v.t., bejeweled, bejeweling or (esp. Brit.) bejewelled, bejewelling. to adorn with or as if with jewels. [1550-60; BE- + JEWEL] * * *
bejeweled
be·jew·eled or be·jew·elled (bĭ-jo͞oʹəld) adj. Decorated with or as if with jewels. * * *
Bekabad
▪ Uzbekistan       city, eastern Uzbekistan. It lies along both banks of the Syr River. The town arose originally in connection with a cement plant and until World War ...
Beke, Charles Tilstone
▪ British explorer and biblical scholar born Oct. 10, 1800, Stepney [now in Greater London] died July 31, 1874, Bromley, Kent [now in Greater London]       English ...
Bekele, Kenenisa
▪ 2004       At the 2002 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) world cross country championships in Dublin, 19-year-old Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele, ...
Békés
▪ county, Hungary  megye (county), southeastern Hungary, occupying a vast area of agricultural flatland on the Great Alfold (Great Hungarian Plain, or Nagy Magyar Alföld). ...
Békéscsaba
▪ Hungary       city of county status and seat of Békés megye (county), southeastern Hungary. A central point for road and rail communications, it is also connected ...
Békésy
/bay"keuh shee/; Hung. /bay"kay shi/, n. Georg von /gay"awrg von/; Hung. /ge"orddg fawn/. See Von Békésy, Georg. * * *
Békésy, Georg von
born June 3, 1899, Budapest, Hung. died June 13, 1972, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. Hungarian-born U.S. physicist and physiologist. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1947 and taught at ...
Bekhterev, Vladimir
▪ Russian psychiatrist in full  Vladimir Mikhaylovich Bekhterev   born Jan. 20 [Feb 1, New Style], 1857, Sorali, Vyatka [now Kirov], Russia died Dec. 24, 1927, Moscow, ...
Bekhterev, Vladimir (Mikhaylovich)
born Feb. 1, 1857, Sorali, Vyatka, Russia died Dec. 24, 1927, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R. Russian neurophysiologist and psychiatrist. A competitor of Ivan Pavlov, Bekhterev ...
Bekker, August Immanuel
▪ German philologist born May 21, 1785, Berlin [Germany] died June 7, 1871, Berlin       German philologist and classical scholar who prepared a great array of critical ...
Bektashi
▪ Islamic sect Turkish  Bektaşi        any member of an order of Muslim mystics founded, according to their own traditions, by Ḥājjī Bektāsh Walī of ...
bel
bel1 /bel/, n. Physics. a unit of power ratio, equal to 10 decibels. [1925-30; named after A. G. BELL] bel2 /bel/, n. bael. * * * Akkadian god of the atmosphere and member of a ...
Bel and the Dragon
a book of the Apocrypha that is included as chapter 14 of Daniel in the Douay Bible. * * * ▪ religious work in full  The History Of The Destruction Of Bel And The Dragon, ...
bel canto
/bel' kan"toh, -kahn"-/; It. /bel kahn"taw/, Music. a smooth, cantabile style of singing. [1890-95; < It: lit., fine singing, equiv. to bel (c. BEAU) + canto (see CANTO)] * * ...
bel esprit
bel esprit [bel es prē′] n. pl. beaux esprits [bō zes prē′] 〚Fr, lit., beautiful spirit〛 a clever, cultured person * * *
bel fruit
▪ fruit bel also spelled  Bael,  also called  Bengal Quince        (species Aegle marmelos), fruit of the bel tree of the family Rutaceae, found wild or cultivated ...
Bel Geddes
Bel Geddes see GEDDES Norman Bel * * *
Bel Geddes, Barbara
▪ 2006       American actress (b. Oct. 31, 1922, New York, N.Y.—d. Aug. 8, 2005, Northeast Harbor, Maine), first gained acclaim for her performances in such films as I ...
Bel Paese
/bel' pah ay"zee/; It. /bel' pah e"ze/, Trademark. a brand of semisoft, mild Italian cheese. * * *
bel-
Strong. 1. Suffixed o-grade form *bol-iyo-. Bolshevik, from Russian bol'shoĭ, large. 2. Prefixed form *dē-bel-i-, “without strength” (dē-, privative prefix; see de-). ...
bel-esprit
/bel es prddee"/, n., pl. beaux-esprits /boh zes prddee"/. French. a person of great wit or intellect. * * *
Bel.
1. Belgian. 2. Belgic. 3. Belgium. * * *
Bela
/bay"leuh, bel"euh/, n. a male given name. Hungarian, Béla /bay"lo/. * * * (as used in expressions) Bartók Béla Kun Béla Blasko Béla Ferenc Dezsö * * *
Béla I
▪ king of Hungary born c. 1020 died September 1063       king of Hungary (1060–63) who fought a successful war against the Holy Roman emperor Henry III to defend his ...
Béla II
▪ king of Hungary byname  Vak Béla (Hungarian: Béla the Blind)  born c. 1109 died Feb. 13, 1141       king of Hungary (1131–41). He was the son of Prince Álmos, ...
Béla III
▪ king of Hungary died 1196       king of Hungary (1173–96) under whom Hungary became the leading power of south-central Europe.       Béla was educated at ...
Béla IV
▪ king of Hungary born 1206 died May 3, 1270       king of Hungary (1235–70) during whose reign the Mongol invasions left three-quarters of Hungary in ruins. He was ...
belabor
/bi lay"beuhr/, v.t. 1. to explain, worry about, or work at (something) repeatedly or more than is necessary: He kept belaboring the point long after we had agreed. 2. to assail ...
belabour
be·la·bour (bĭ-lāʹbər) v. Chiefly British Variant of belabor. * * *
Belafonte
/bel'euh fon"tee/, n. Harry, born 1922, U.S. singer and actor. * * *
Belafonte, Harry
orig. Harold George Belafonte, Jr. born March 1, 1927, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. singer, actor, and producer. He was born to immigrants from Martinique and Jamaica, and he ...
belah
/bee"leuh/, n. beefwood. [1860-65; < Wiradjuri bilarr] * * *
Bélain, Pierre, sieur d'Esnambuc
▪ French trader born 1585, Alouville, France died 1637       French trader who in 1635 established the first colony for the Compagnie des Îles d'Amérique on the ...
Bélanger, François-Joseph
▪ French architect, artist, landscape designer, and engineer born 1744, Paris died May 1, 1818, Paris       architect, artist, landscape designer, and engineer, best ...
Belanger, Mark Henry
▪ 1999       American baseball player who won eight Gold Gloves and played in four World Series during his 16 seasons (1965-81) as a fielding shortstop with the ...
Belarus
/byel'euh roohs", bel'-/, n. official name of Byelorussia. * * * Belarus Introduction Belarus Background: After seven decades as a ...
Belarus, flag of
▪ Flag History       horizontally striped red-green national flag with a vertical stripe of red and white at the hoist. Its width-to-length ratio is 1 to ...
Belarusian
Be·la·rus·ian (bĕl'ə-ro͞oʹsē-ən, -rŭshʹən, byĕl'-) also Be·la·rus·sian (-rŭshʹən) adj. Of or relating to Belarus or its people, language, or culture. n. 1. A ...
Belarusian language
or Belarusan language East Slavic language of Belarus, spoken by some 10. 2 million people worldwide. Belarusian features begin to appear in Church Slavonic manuscripts from ...
Belarusian Ridge
▪ region, Belarus Belarusian also spelled  Belorussian, or Byelorussian,  Russian  Belorusskaya Gryada, or Belorusskaja Gr'ada,         upland region in Belarus. ...
Belasco
/beuh las"koh/, n. David, 1854-1931, U.S. playwright, actor, and producer. * * *
Belasco, David
born July 25, 1853, San Francisco, Calif., U.S. died May 14, 1931, New York, N.Y. U.S. theatrical producer and playwright. He acted with traveling companies before becoming a ...
Belasco,David
Be·las·co (bə-lăsʹkō), David. 1853-1931. American playwright and theatrical producer known for his realistic stage settings and innovative lighting effects. Among his ...
belated
—belatedly, adv. —belatedness, n. /bi lay"tid/, adj. 1. coming or being after the customary, useful, or expected time: belated birthday greetings. 2. late, delayed, or ...
belatedly
See belated. * * *
belatedness
See belatedly. * * *
Belau
/beuh low"/, n. Republic of, a group of Pacific islands in the W part of the Caroline group: taken by U.S. forces after severe fighting 1944; formerly a Japanese mandate, then ...
belaud
—belauder, n. /bi lawd"/, v.t. to praise excessively. [1840-50; BE- + LAUD] * * *
Belaúnde
/be'lah oohn"de/, n. Fernando /ferdd nahn"daw/, (Fernando Belaúnde Terry), born 1913?, Peruvian architect and statesman: president 1963-68. * * *
Belaunde Terry, Fernando
▪ 2003       Peruvian politician (b. Oct. 7, 1912, Lima, Peru—d. June 4, 2002, Lima), served two terms as president, from 1963 to 1968 and from 1980 to 1985. A ...
Belawan
▪ Indonesia also called  Belewan Deli        the most important port in northeastern Sumatra, Indonesia, located on Belawan Island at the estuary of the Deli and ...
belay
/bi lay"/, v., belayed, belaying, n. v.t. 1. Naut. to fasten (a rope) by winding around a pin or short rod inserted in a holder so that both ends of the rod are clear. 2. ...
Belaya
Be·la·ya (bĕlʹə-yə) A river of southwest Russia rising in the Ural Mountains and flowing about 1,416 km (880 mi) generally northwest to the Kama River. * * *
Belaya River
▪ river, Russia       river in Bashkortostan republic, west-central Russia. The Belaya is the largest tributary of the Kama River, which is itself an important tributary ...
Belaya Tserkov
/bye"leuh yeuh tserdd"keuhf/; Eng. /bel"euh yeuh tserr"kawf, -kof/ a city in E Ukraine, S of Kiev. 151,000. * * *
belaying cleat
cleat (def. 8). [1860-65] * * *
belaying pin
Naut. a short, round bar of metal or wood, inserted in a fife rail or pin rail, to which a rope is belayed. [1830-40] * * *
belayingpin
be·lay·ing pin (bĭ-lāʹĭng) n. Nautical A short, removable wooden or metal pin fitted in a hole in the rail of a boat and used for securing running gear. * * *
belcanto
bel can·to (bĕl känʹtō) n. A style of operatic singing characterized by full, even tones and a brilliant display of vocal technique.   [Italian : bel, bello, beautiful + ...
belch
—belcher, n. /belch/, v.i. 1. to eject gas spasmodically and noisily from the stomach through the mouth; eruct. 2. to emit contents violently, as a gun, geyser, or volcano. 3. ...
Belcher Islands
▪ islands, Canada       archipelago in southeastern Hudson Bay, north of the mouth of James Bay, Baffin region, Nunavut territory, Canada. The islands, low-lying and ...
Belcher, Jonathan
▪ British colonial governor born Jan. 8, 1681/82, Cambridge, Mass. [now in U.S.] died Aug. 31, 1757, Elizabethtown, N.J.       colonial governor and merchant who was an ...
Belcher, Sir Edward
▪ British admiral born 1799, Halifax, Nova Scotia [now in Canada] died March 18, 1877, London, Eng.       naval officer who performed many coastal surveys for the ...
Belcredi, Richard, Count
▪ prime minister of Austria born February 12, 1823, Ingrowitz, near Svitavy [Zwittau], Moravia died December 2, 1902, Gmunden, Austria       statesman of the Austrian ...
beld
/beld/, adj. Scot. bald; hairless. * * *
beldam
/bel"deuhm, -dam/, n. 1. an old woman, esp. an ugly one; hag. 2. Obs. grandmother. Also, beldame /bel"deuhm, -daym'/. [1400-50; late ME, equiv. to bel- grand- ( < MF bel, belle ...
beleaguer
—beleaguerer, n. /bi lee"geuhr/, v.t. 1. to surround with military forces. 2. to surround or beset, as with troubles. [1580-90; BE- + LEAGUER1] Syn. 2. harass, pester, badger, ...
beleaguerment
See beleaguer. * * *
belection
/bi lek"sheuhn/, n. Archit., Furniture. bolection. * * *
Belém
/beuh lem"/; Port. /be layonn"/, n. a seaport in N Brazil on the Pará River. 949,463. Also called Pará. * * * City (pop., 2000 prelim.: metro. area , 1,271,615), northern ...
belemnite
/bel"euhm nuyt'/, n. Paleontol. a conical fossil, several inches long, consisting of the internal calcareous rod of an extinct animal allied to the cuttlefish; a ...
belemnoid
or belemnite Member of an extinct group of cephalopods, possessing a large internal shell, that first appeared с 345 million years ago, in the Early Carboniferous Period, and ...
Belen
▪ New Mexico, United States       city, Valencia county, central New Mexico, U.S. Reserved for genizaros, or people of mixed ethnicity, the original village, located in ...
Belenus
▪ Celtic deity       (Celtic: possibly, Bright One), one of the most ancient and most widely worshipped of the pagan Celtic deities; he was associated with pastoralism. ...
Bélep Islands
▪ island group, New Caledonia       coral island group in the French overseas country of New Caledonia, southwestern Pacific Ocean. Comprising Pott and Art islands and ...
belesprit
bel es·prit (bĕl' ĕ-sprēʹ) n. pl. beaux es·prits (bō'zĕ-sprēʹ) A cultivated, highly intelligent person.   [French : bel, fine + esprit, mind.] * * *
Belfast
/bel"fast, -fahst, bel fast", -fahst"/, n. a seaport in and capital of Northern Ireland, on the E coast. 374,300. * * * District, seaport, and capital (pop., 1999 est.: 297,200) ...
Belfast Agreement
▪ British-Irish history also called  Good Friday Agreement        accord reached on April 10, 1998, and ratified in both Ireland and Northern Ireland by popular ...
Belfast Lough
▪ inlet of North Channel, Ireland       inlet of the North Channel that connects the Irish Sea with the Atlantic, 12 mi (20 km) long and 3 to 5 mi (4.8 to 8 km) wide, ...
Belfort
/bel fawrdd", bay-/, n. 1. Territoire de /te rddee twannrdd" deuh/, a department in E France. 128,125; 235 sq. mi. (610 sq. km). Cap.: Belfort. 2. a fortress city in E France, ...
belfried
See belfry. * * *
belfry
/bel"free/, n., pl. belfries. 1. a bell tower, either attached to a church or other building or standing apart. 2. the part of a steeple or other structure in which a bell is ...
Belg
Belg abbrev. Belgium * * *
Belg.
1. Belgian. 2. Belgium. * * *
belga
/bel"geuh/, n. a former Belgian currency unit in foreign exchange, equal to five Belgian francs: in use from 1926 to 1945. [1925-30; < F, D < L Belga, sing. of BELGAE] * * *
Belgae
/bel"jee/, n. (used with a pl. v.) an ancient chiefly Celtic people that lived in northern Gaul. * * * Inhabitants of Gaul north of the Sequana (Seine) and Matrona (Marne) ...
Belgaum
/bel gowm"/, n. a city in W Karnataka state, in W India. 213,830. * * * ▪ India       city, northwestern Karnataka (Karnātaka) state, southern India. It is located in ...
Belgian
/bel"jeuhn/, n. 1. a native or an inhabitant of Belgium. 2. one of a breed of large, strong draft horses, raised originally in Belgium. adj. 3. of or pertaining to ...
Belgian Congo
a former name of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. * * * ▪ historical region, Africa French  Congo Belge,        former colony (coextensive with the present-day ...
Belgian endive
endive (def. 2). * * *
Belgian griffon
one of a variety of the Brussels griffon having a black or reddish-brown and black coat. * * *
Belgian hare
one of a breed of domestic rabbits. [1895-1900] * * *
Belgian horse
 breed of heavy draft horse descended from the Flemish “great horse,” the medieval battle horse native to the Low Countries. An old breed, Belgians were considerably ...
Belgian literature
Introduction  the body of written works produced by Belgians and written in Flemish, which is equivalent to the Standard Dutch (Dutch language) (Netherlandic) language of The ...
Belgian Malinois
/mal'euhn wah"/ one of a Belgian breed of medium-sized dogs having a short coat, tan to dark brown in color, a black mask, and erect ears, bred originally as a sheepherding ...
Belgian sheepdog
one of a Belgian breed of medium-sized dogs having a long, straight black coat and erect ears, raised originally for herding sheep. [1925-30] * * * ▪ breed of dog also called ...
Belgian Tervuren
/ter vyoor"euhn, teuhr-/ one of a Belgian breed of medium-sized dogs having a long, straight coat, fawn to mahogany in color, differing from the Belgian sheepdog only in ...
BelgianCongo
Belgian Congo See Congo. * * *
BelgianEast Africa
Belgian East Africa The former Belgian trust territory of Ruanda-Urundi, now divided into the independent countries of Rwanda and Burundi. * * *
Belgianendive
Belgian endive n. See endive. * * *
Belgianhare
Belgian hare n. A large reddish-brown rabbit of a domestic breed developed in England from Belgian stock. * * *
BelgianMalinois
Belgian Mal·in·ois (măl'ən-wäʹ) n. See Belgian sheep dog. * * *
Belgiansheep dog
Belgian sheep dog n. 1. Any of a breed of hardy black sheep dogs developed in Belgium. 2. Any of a breed of working dogs closely related to the Belgian sheep dog. Also called ...
BelgianTervuren
Belgian Ter·vu·ren (tĕr-vyo͝orʹən, tər-) n. See Belgian sheep dog. * * *
Belgic
/bel"jik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the Belgae. 2. Belgian. [1580-90; < L belgicus. See BELGAE, -IC] * * *
Belgic Confession
▪ Protestant religion Latin  Confessio Belgica,         statement of the Reformed faith in 37 articles written by Guido de Brès, a Reformer in the southern Low ...
Belgica
Ancient country, northeastern Gallia (Gaul). One of the administrative areas into which Augustus divided Gaul, it stretched from the Seine River to the Rhine and included the ...
Belgioioso
▪ Italy       town, Lombardia ( Lombardy) regione, northern Italy. It lies on the left bank of the Po River. Situated in an area of well-irrigated plateaus, the town is ...
Belgium
/bel"jeuhm/, n. a kingdom in W Europe, bordering the North Sea, N of France. 10,203,683; 11,779 sq. mi. (30,508 sq. km). Cap.: Brussels. French, Belgique /bel zheek"/; Flemish, ...
Belgium, flag of
▪ Flag History       vertically striped black-yellow-red national flag. Its width-to-length ratio is 13 to 15.       A rampant lion appeared in the seal of ...
Belgorod
/bel"geuh rod'/; Russ. /byel"geuh rddeuht/, n. a city in the W Russian Federation, NE of Kharkov. 293,000. * * * ▪ Russia       city and administrative centre of ...
Belgorod-Dnestrovsky
/bel"geuh rod'ne strawf"skee/; Russ. /byel"geuh rddeuht dnyi strddawf"skyee/, n. a seaport in SW Ukraine, on the Black Sea. 37,000. Rumanian, Cetatea Alba. Formerly, Akkerman. * ...
Belgrade
/bel"grayd, -grahd, -grad, bel grayd", -grahd", -grad"/, n. a city in and the capital of Yugoslavia and the republic of Serbia, at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers. ...
Belgrade, Peace of
(1739) Either of two peace settlements that ended the Ottoman empire's four-year war with Russia and its two-year war with Austria. In 1735 Russia had attempted to establish ...
Belgrade, Treaty of
▪ 1739       (September 1739), either of two peace settlements achieved by the Ottoman Empire that ended a four-year war with Russia and a two-year war with ...
Belgrano
/bel grah"noh/; Sp. /bel grddah"naw/, n. Manuel /mah nwel"/, 1770-1820, Argentine general. * * *
Belgrano, Manuel
▪ Argentine military leader born , June 3, 1770, Buenos Aires, Viceroyalty of Río de la Plata [now in Argentina] died June 20, 1820, Buenos Aires  military leader in the ...
Belgravia
—Belgravian, adj. /bel gray"vee euh/, n. a fashionable district in London, England, adjoining Hyde Park. * * * ▪ neighbourhood, London, United ...
Belhadj, Ali
also spelled ʽAlī Bel Ḥajj born с 1956, Tunisia Deputy leader of the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS), an Algerian political party. Born to Algerian parents, he became a ...
Belial
/bee"lee euhl, beel"yeuhl/, n. 1. Theol. the spirit of evil personified; the devil; Satan. 2. (in Milton's Paradise Lost) one of the fallen angels. [ < Heb baliyya'al, equiv. to ...
Belidor, Bernard Forest de
born 1698, Catalonia, Spain died Sept. 8, 1761, Paris, France French military and civil engineer. After serving in the French army, he worked on measuring an arc of the Earth. ...
belie
—belier, n. /bi luy"/, v.t., belied, belying. 1. to show to be false; contradict: His trembling hands belied his calm voice. 2. to misrepresent: The newspaper belied the ...
belief
/bi leef"/, n. 1. something believed; an opinion or conviction: a belief that the earth is flat. 2. confidence in the truth or existence of something not immediately susceptible ...
belier
See belie. * * *
believability
See believable. * * *
believable
be·liev·a·ble (bĭ-lēʹvə-bəl) adj. Capable of eliciting belief or trust. See Synonyms at plausible.   be·liev'a·bilʹi·ty n. be·lievʹa·bly adv. * * *
believably
See believability. * * *
believe
—believability, believableness, n. —believable, adj. —believably, adv. —believer, n. —believingly, adv. /bi leev"/, v., believed, believing. v.i. 1. to have confidence ...
believer
See believe. * * *
belike
/bi luyk"/, adv. Archaic. very likely; perhaps; probably. [1525-35; BE- + LIKE1] * * *
Belin, Édouard
▪ French engineer born March 5, 1876, Vesoul, France died March 4, 1963, Territet, Switz.       French engineer who in 1907 made the first telephoto transmission, from ...
Belinda
/beuh lin"deuh/, n. a female given name: from an Old Spanish word meaning "beautiful." * * *
Belinsky, Vissarion (Grigoryevich)
born May 30, 1811, Sveaborg, Fin., Russian Empire died May 26, 1848, St. Petersburg, Russia Russian literary critic. Expelled from the University of Moscow in 1832, he worked ...
Belinsky, Vissarion Grigoryevich
▪ Russian literary critic born May 30 [June 11, New Style], 1811, Sveaborg, Fin., Russian Empire died May 26 [June 7], 1848, St. Petersburg, Russia       eminent ...


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