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bobby calf
Brit., Australian. a calf no more than a week old that is sent to be slaughtered. [1925-30; bob (as in BOB VEAL) + -Y2] * * *
Bobby Charlton
➡ Charlton (I) * * *
bobby dazzler
Brit. and Australian Slang. a person or thing that is outstanding or excellent. [1865-70; appar. generic use of BOBBY] * * *
Bobby Fischer
➡ Fischer * * *
Bobby Jones
➡ Jones (I) * * *
Bobby Moore
➡ Moore (I) * * *
bobby on the beat
➡ law enforcement * * *
bobby pin
a flat, springlike metal hairpin having the prongs held close together by tension. [1935-40, Amer.; perh. BOBBY (proper name), by assoc. with bobbed hair (see BOB2), in which ...
Bobby Robson
➡ Robson (I) * * *
Bobby Shafto
an old children’s song, which may have been sung in support of Robert Shafto, a candidate in the British general election in 1761. Many British people know the first ...
bobby socks
☆ bobby socks or bobby sox n. 〚
Bobby Unser
➡ Unser * * *
bobby-soxer
☆ bobby-soxer or bobbysoxer [bäb′ēsäks΄ər ] n. Informal esp. in the 1940s, a girl in her early teens, esp. one who conformed to adolescent fads * * *
bobbypin
bobby pin n. A small metal hair clip with the ends pressed tightly together.   [From bob2.] * * *
bobbysocks
/bob"ee soks'/, n.pl. 1. socks that reach above the ankle and are sometimes folded down to the ankle. adj. 2. indicating or associated with the wearing of bobbysocks; adolescent: ...
bobbysoxer
/bob"ee sok'seuhr/, n. an adolescent girl, esp. during the 1940s, following youthful fads and fashions. Also, bobby soxer, bobby-soxer. [1940-45, Amer.; BOBBYSOCKS + -ER1] * * *
bobcat
/bob"kat'/, n., pl. bobcats, (esp. collectively) bobcat. a North American wildcat, Lynx rufus, ranging from southern Canada to central Mexico, having a brownish coat with black ...
bobèche
/boh besh"/, n. a slightly cupped ring placed over the socket of a candleholder to catch the drippings of a candle. [1895-1900; < F, of uncert. orig.; bob- perh. akin to the base ...
Bobetko, Janko
▪ 2004       Croatian army chief (b. Jan. 10, 1919, Crnac, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes [now in Croatia]—d. April 29, 2003, Zagreb, Croatia), was regarded as ...
Bobigny
/baw bee nyee"/, n. a city in and the capital of Seine-St-Denis department, in N France, NE of Paris. 43,125. * * *
Bobo
▪ people       people of Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta), who speak a language of the Gur branch of the Niger-Congo family.       The Bobo are a sedentary ...
Bobo Dioulasso
▪ Burkina Faso       city, southwestern Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta). Dating (according to tradition) from the 15th century, the city was engaged in continual ...
Bobo-Dioulasso
/boh"boh dyooh las"oh/, n. a city in W Burkina Faso. 102,059. * * *
Boboli Gardens
▪ gardens, Florence, Italy Italian  Giardino di Boboli        approximately 111 acres (45 hectares) of lavishly landscaped gardens behind the Pitti Palace, extending ...
bobolink
/bob"euh lingk'/, n. a common North American songbird, Dolichonyx oryzivorus, that winters in South America. [1765-75, Amer.; short for Bob o' Lincoln, the bird's call as heard ...
Bobrikov, Nikolay
▪ governor of Finland born Jan. 27 [Feb. 8, Old Style], 1839, Strelna, near St. Petersburg, Russia died June 17 [June 4], 1904, Helsinki       ruthless ultranationalist ...
Bobruisk
/beuh brooh"isk/; Russ. /bu brddoohisk"/, n. a city in SE Byelorussia (Belarus), in Europe, SE of Minsk. 192,000. * * *
bobrun
/bob"run'/, n. an ice-covered course for bobsledding consisting of a chute with high walls, banked turns, and straightaways. [BOB(SLED) + RUN] * * *
Bobruysk
Bo·bruysk also Bo·bruisk (bə-bro͞oʹĭsk) See Babruysk. * * * ▪ Belarus also spelled  Bobrujsk        city, Mogilyov oblast (administrative region), ...
Bobrzyński, Michał
▪ Polish historian born Sept. 30, 1849, Kraków, Pol., Austrian Empire died July 3, 1935, Poznań, Pol.  Polish historian and Conservative politician who maintained that the ...
bobskate
bob skate n. An ice skate with two parallel bearing edges.   [Possibly bobsled + skate1.] * * *
bobsled
—bobsledder, n. /bob"sled'/, n., v., bobsledded, bobsledding. n. 1. a sled having two pairs of runners, a brake, and a steering wheel or other mechanism that enables the front ...
bobsledder
See bobsled. * * *
bobsledding
/bob"sled'ing/, n. the sport of coasting or competing in races on a bobsled. [1830-40; BOBSLED + -ING1] * * * Sport of sliding down a winding ice-covered run on a large metal ...
Bobsledding and Luge
▪ 2002 Introduction Bobsledding.       The top story of the 2000–01 bobsled season was the success of Jean Racine (and her brakeman, Jennifer Davidson) of the U.S. ...
bobsleigh
/bob"slay'/, n., v.i. Chiefly Brit. bobsled. * * *
Bobsleigh, Skeleton, and Luge
▪ 2009 Introduction Bobsleigh.       German bobsleigh pilot André Lange (Lange, Andre ) claimed the 2007–08 World Cup overall titles in both two- and four-man ...
bobstay
/bob"stay'/, n. Naut. a rope, chain, or rod from the outer end of the bowsprit to the cutwater. [1750-60; BOB1 + STAY3] * * *
bobtail
/bob"tayl'/, n. 1. a short or docked tail. 2. an animal with such a tail. adj. 3. Also, bobtailed. having a bobtail. 4. cut short; docked; cropped. 5. shorter or briefer than ...
bobtailed
See bobtail. * * *
bobwhite
/bob"hwuyt", -wuyt"/, n. any of several American quail of the genus Colinus, esp. C. virginianus (northern bobwhite), having mottled reddish-brown, black, and white plumage. See ...
Boca Raton
/boh"keuh reuh tohn"/ a city in SE Florida. 49,505. * * * ▪ Florida, United States       city, Palm Beach county, southeastern Florida, U.S. It is located about 15 ...
bocaccio
/beuh kah"choh, -chee oh', boh-/, n., pl. bocaccios. a large, brown, big-mouthed rockfish, Sebastes paucispinis, of California coastal waters. [1885-90; < It boccaccio ugly ...
bocage
/boh kahzh"/, n. Fine Arts. a decorative motif of trees, branches, or foliage, as in a tapestry or a ceramic figure group. [1635-45; < F; OF boscage BOSCAGE] * * * ▪ ...
Bocage, Manuel Maria Barbosa du
▪ Portuguese poet born Sept. 15, 1765, Setúbal, Port. died Dec. 21, 1805, Lisbon       Neoclassical Portuguese lyric poet who aspired to be a second Camões but who ...
BocaRaton
Bo·ca Ra·ton (bō'kə rə-tōnʹ) A city of southeast Florida on the Atlantic Ocean south of Palm Beach. It is a resort and industrial center. Population: 61,492. * * *
Bocas del Toro
▪ Panama       town, western Panama, at the southern tip of Colón Island in Almirante Bay. Founded by African immigrants in the early 19th century and destroyed by fire ...
Boccaccio
/boh kah"chee oh', -choh, beuh-/; It. /bawk kaht"chaw/, n. Giovanni /jee'euh vah"nee/; It. /jaw vahn"nee/, 1313-75, Italian writer: author of the Decameron. * * *
Boccaccio, Giovanni
born 1313, Paris, France died Dec. 21, 1375, Certaldo, Tuscany Italian poet and scholar. His life was full of difficulties and occasional bouts of poverty. His early works ...
Boccaccio,Giovanni
Boc·cac·cio (bō-käʹchē-ō', -chō'), Giovanni. 1313-1375. French-born Italian poet and writer whose classic work, the Decameron (1351-1353), is a collection of 100 tales ...
Boccalini, Traiano
▪ Italian author born 1556, Loreto, Papal States [Italy] died Nov. 29, 1613, Venice       prose satirist and anti-Spanish political writer, influential in the Europe of ...
Boccanegra Family
▪ Genoese family       wealthy Genoese family that played an important role in two great “popular” (democratic) revolutions, one in 1257 and the other in 1339, and ...
bocce
boc·ce or boc·ci or boc·cie (bŏchʹē) n. A game of Italian origin similar to lawn bowling that is played with wooden balls on a long narrow court covered with fine ...
Boccherini
/bok'euh ree"nee, boh"keuh-/; It. /bawk'ke rddee"nee/, n. Luigi /looh ee"jee/, 1743-1805, Italian composer. * * *
Boccherini, Luigi
▪ Italian composer Introduction in full  Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini   born Feb. 19, 1743, Lucca [Italy] died May 28, 1805, Madrid, Spain       Italian composer and ...
Boccherini, Luigi (Rodolfo)
born Feb. 19, 1743, Lucca died May 28, 1805, Madrid, Spain Italian composer. Son of a musician, he received excellent early training and toured widely in Europe as a cellist. ...
Boccherini,Luigi
Boc·che·ri·ni (bō'kə-rēʹnē, bŏk'ə-, bōk'kĕ-), Luigi. 1743-1805. Italian composer noted for his chamber music and cello concertos. * * *
Bocchus I
▪ king of Mauretania flourished late 2nd and early 1st centuries BC died between 91 and 81 BC       king of Mauretania in North Africa from about 110 to between 91 and ...
Bocchus II
▪ king of Mauretania died c. 33 BC       king of the eastern half of Mauretania in North Africa from 49 to c. 38 BC, when he became ruler of all Mauretania. He was a ...
boccie
/boch"ee/, n. an Italian variety of lawn bowling played on a dirt court that is shorter and narrower than the rink of a bowling green. Also, bocci /boch"ee/; It. /bawt"chee/, ...
Boccioni
/bo choh"nee/; It. /bawt chaw"nee/, n. Umberto /oohm berdd"taw/, 1882-1916, Italian painter and sculptor. * * *
Boccioni, Umberto
born Oct. 19, 1882, Reggio di Calabria, Italy died Aug. 16, 1916, Verona Italian painter, sculptor, and theorist. He was trained in the studio of Giacomo Balla (1871–1958) in ...
Boccioni,Umberto
Boc·cio·ni (bŏ-chōʹnē, bōt-chōʹ-), Umberto. 1882-1916. Italian artist whose works embodied futurism. * * *
Bocelli, Andrea
▪ 2000       By 1999, in a feat not often achieved by classical musicians, Italian opera tenor Andrea Bocelli had attained phenomenal international success both in opera ...
Bochart de Saron, Jean-Baptiste-Gaspard
▪ French scientist born Jan. 16, 1730, Paris, France died April 20, 1794, Paris       French lawyer and natural scientist who became especially known for his advances ...
Bochco, Steven (Ronald)
born Dec. 16, 1943, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. television writer, director, and producer. He worked as a scriptwriter and producer for Universal Studios (1966–78) and MTM ...
Boche
/bosh, bawsh/, n., pl. Boche, Boches /bosh, bawsh/. Disparaging. a German, esp. a German soldier in World War I. Also, boche. [1885-90; < F, aph. var. of Alboche German, equiv. ...
Bocher, Joan
▪ English heretic Bocher also spelled  Boucher , or  Butcher , byname  Joan of Kent , or  Joan Knel  died May 2, 1550, Smithfield, London, Eng.       English ...
Bôcher, Maxime
▪ American mathematician born , Aug. 28, 1867, Boston, Mass., U.S. died Sept. 12, 1918, Cambridge, Mass.       American mathematician and educator whose teachings and ...
Bochner, Salomon
▪ American mathematician born , August 20, 1899, Podgorze (near Kraków), Austria-Hungary [now in Poland] died May 2, 1982, Houston, Texas, U.S.       Galician-born ...
Bocholt
▪ Germany       city, North Rhine-Westphalia (North Rhine–Westphalia) Land (state), northwestern Germany, on the Aa, a stream near the Dutch border, just north of ...
Bochum
/boh"khoom/, n. a city in central North Rhine-Westphalia, in W Germany. 413,400. * * * ▪ Germany       city, North Rhine–Westphalia Land (state), northwestern ...
bock
☆ bock [bäk ] n. 〚Ger < bockbier, contr. < oanbock-, ambock-, Bavarian dial. pronun. of Einbecker bier, after Einbeck, Hanover, where first brewed〛 a dark beer ...
bock beer
/bok/ a strong, dark beer typically brewed in the fall and aged through the winter for consumption the following spring. Also called bock. [1855-60; < G Bock, Bockbier lit., buck ...
Bock, Fedor von
▪ German military officer born Dec. 3, 1880, Küstrin, near Berlin, Ger. died May 1945, Lensahn, Holstein       German army officer and field marshal (from 1940), who ...
Bock, Hieronymus
▪ German scientist born , 1498, Heidersbach, Ger. died Feb. 21, 1554, Hornbach  German priest, physician, and botanist who helped lead the transition from the philological ...
bockbeer
bock beer (bŏk) n. A strong dark beer drawn first from the vats, especially in spring.   [Partial translation of German Bockbier: Bock(shortening and alteration of Einbeck ...
Böcklin, Arnold
born Oct. 16, 1827, Basel, Switz. died Jan. 16, 1901, Fiesole, Italy Swiss-born Italian painter. After studies and work in northern Europe and Paris, he won the patronage of ...
Bockscar
/boks"kahr'/, n. the U.S. B-29 bomber that dropped the atom bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, on Aug. 9, 1945. Also, Bock's Car. * * *
bocor
/boh kawr"/, n. a malevolent voodoo priest of Haiti. [ < Haitian Creole boco(r) sorcerer, one who practices magic] * * *
Bocskay, István
▪ prince of Transylvania German  Stephan Bocskay   born 1557, Kolozsvár, Transylvania [now Cluj-Napoca, Rom.] died Dec. 29, 1606, Kassa [now Košice], Slovakia  prince of ...
Bocuse, Paul
▪ French chef born Feb. 11, 1926, Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or, Fr.       French chef and restaurateur known for introducing and championing a lighter style of ...
bod
/bod/, n. Informal. 1. body: You've got to have a great bod to look good in that bathing suit. 2. Chiefly Brit. person: We need a few more bods to help with the extra ...
BOD
biochemical oxygen demand. * * *
Bod, Péter
▪ Hungarian clergyman, historian and author born Feb. 22, 1712, Csernáton, Transylvania, Hung. [now Cernat, Rom.] died March 3, 1769, Magyarigen [now Ighiu, ...
bodacious
—bodaciously, adv. /boh day"sheuhs/, adj. South Midland and Southern U.S. 1. thorough; blatant; unmistakable: a bodacious gossip. 2. remarkable; outstanding: a bodacious ...
Bodanzky
/boh dahnts"kee/, n. Artur /ahr"toor/, 1877-1939, Austrian opera director and orchestra conductor: in the U.S. after 1915. * * *
Bodawpaya
born 1740/41 died 1819, Amarapura, Myanmar King of Myanmar (Burma) (r. 1782–1819). He was a son of Alaungpaya and the sixth monarch of the Alaungpaya dynasty. Bodawpaya ...
bode
bode1 /bohd/, v., boded, boding. v.t. 1. to be an omen of; portend: The news bodes evil days for him. 2. Archaic. to announce beforehand; predict. v.i. 3. to portend: The news ...
Bode's law
/boh"deuhz/, Astron. a numerical scheme that gives the approximate distance from the sun of the seven inner planets but fails for Neptune and Pluto. Also called Titius-Bode ...
Bode, Boyd H.
▪ American philosopher in full  Boyd Henry Bode   born Oct. 4, 1873, Ridott, Ill., U.S. died March 29, 1953, Gainesville, Fla.       American educational philosopher ...
Bode, Johann Elert
▪ German astronomer born Jan. 19, 1747, Hamburg [Germany] died Nov. 23, 1826, Berlin       German astronomer best known for his popularization of Bode's law, or the ...
Bode, Wilhelm von
▪ German art critic born Dec. 10, 1845, Calvörde, Prussian Saxony [Germany] died March 1, 1929, Berlin, Ger.       art critic and museum director who helped bring ...
bodega
/boh day"geuh/; Sp. /baw dhe"gah/, n., pl. bodegas /-geuhz/; Sp. /-gahs/. 1. (esp. among Spanish-speaking Americans) a grocery store. 2. a wineshop. 3. a warehouse for storing or ...
Bodel, Jehan
▪ French writer Jehan also spelled  Jean   born c. 1167, Arras, Artois [France] died 1210, Arras       jongleur, epic poet, author of fabliaux, and dramatist, whose ...
bodement
/bohd"meuhnt/, n. 1. a foreboding or omen; presentiment. 2. a prophecy or prediction. [1595-1605; BODE1 + -MENT] * * *
Bodenheim
/bohd"n huym'/, n. Maxwell, 1892-1954, U.S. poet and novelist. * * *
Bodenheim, Maxwell
▪ American poet original name  Maxwell Bodenheimer   born May 26, 1893, Hermanville, Miss., U.S. died Feb. 6, 1954, New York, N.Y.       poet who contributed to the ...
Bodensee
/bohd"n zay'/, n. German name of Lake Constance. * * *
Bodenstedt, Friedrich Martin von
▪ German writer and translator born April 22, 1819, Peine, Hanover [Germany] died April 18, 1892, Wiesbaden, Ger.       German writer, translator, and critic whose ...
bodgie
/boj"ee/, n. Australian. a juvenile delinquent; youthful troublemaker. [1950-55; perh. dial. (Yorkshire) bodge clumsy worker (see BOTCH) + -IE; cf. bodger inferior, worthless] * ...
Bodgo Gegen
/bohd"goh gay"gayn/ a former Buddhist leader of the Mongols. * * *
Bodh Gaya
▪ India also spelled  Buddh Gaya   town in central Bihar state, northeastern India. It is situated west of the Phalgu River, a tributary of the Ganges (Ganga) River ...
bodhi
/boh"dee/, n. Buddhism. supreme knowledge or enlightenment. [ < Pali, Skt] * * * (Sanskrit and Pali: "awakening" or "enlightenment") In Buddhism, the final enlightenment that ...
bodhi tree
or bo tree In Buddhism, the fig tree under which the Buddha sat when he attained enlightenment (bodhi) at Bodh Gaya (near Gaya, India). The tree growing on the site now is ...
bodhi tree.
See bo tree. * * *
Bodhidharma
/boh"di dur"meuh/, n. died A.D. c530, Indian Buddhist philosopher and missionary: founder of Ch'an in China, which was later called Zen in Japan. * * * Chinese Damo Japanese ...
Bodhisattva
/boh'deuh sut"veuh/, n. Buddhism. a person who has attained prajna, or Enlightenment, but who postpones Nirvana in order to help others to attain Enlightenment: individual ...
bodhran
bodhran [bou rän′] n. a shallow, hand-held drum played by striking the single drumhead with alternate knobbed ends of a beater: used esp. in Irish folk music * * * bodh·ran ...
bodice
/bod"is/, n. 1. a usually fitted vest or wide, lace-up girdle worn by women over a dress or blouse, esp. a cross-laced, sleeveless outer garment covering the waist and bust, ...
bodice ripper
Informal. a modern Gothic novel or historical romance, usually in paperback format, featuring at least one passionate love scene, characteristically one in which the heroine ...
bodice-ripper
bodice-ripper [bäd′is rip΄ər] n. a ROMANCE (n. 3) set in the past and having a formulaic plot that features scenes of sexual passion and violent action: also bodice ripper * ...
bodiceripper
bodice ripper n. Slang A work of popular fiction characterized by scenes of unrestrained romantic passion. * * *
Bodichon, Barbara Leigh Smith
▪ British activist née  Smith  born April 8, 1827, Watlington, Norfolk [now Oxfordshire], Eng. died June 11, 1891, Robertsbridge, Sussex [now East ...
bodied
/bod"eed/, adj. having a body of a specific kind (used in combination): a flat-bodied fish; a wide-bodied car. [BODY + -ED3] * * *
bodiless
—bodilessness, n. /bod"ee lis, -i lis/, adj. having no body or material form; incorporeal; disembodied. [1350-1400; ME bodiles. See BODY, -LESS] * * *
bodily
/bod"l ee/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the body. 2. corporeal or material, as contrasted with spiritual or mental. adv. 3. as a physical entity; as a complete physical unit: The ...
Bodin, Jean
born 1530, Angers, Fr. died June 1596, Laon French political philosopher. He studied at the University of Toulouse and later taught law there (1551–61). In 1571 he entered ...
boding
—bodingly, adv. /boh"ding/, n. 1. a foreboding; omen. adj. 2. foreboding; ominous. [bef. 1000; (n.) ME; OE bodunge announcement (see BODE1, -ING1); (adj.) BODE1 + -ING2] * * *
bodkin
/bod"kin/, n. 1. a small, pointed instrument for making holes in cloth, leather, etc. 2. a long pinshaped instrument used by women to fasten up the hair. 3. a blunt, needlelike ...
Bodleian
/bod lee"euhn, bod"lee-/, n. 1. the library of Oxford University, reestablished by Sir Thomas Bodley, 1545-1613, English diplomat and scholar. adj. 2. of, pertaining to, or ...
Bodleian Library
the main library of Oxford University. It has one of the largest collections in the world of books and papers, many of them written by hand. It is one of the six copyright ...
Bodley
/bod"lee/, n. George Frederick, 1827-1907, English architect. * * *
Bodmer, Johann Georg
born Dec. 6, 1786, Zürich, Switz. died May 30, 1864, Zürich Swiss inventor of machine tools and textile-making machinery. In 1824 he established a small factory in England to ...
Bodmer, Johann Jakob
▪ Swiss historian and writer born July 19, 1698, Greifensee, Switz. died Jan. 2, 1783, near Zürich  Swiss historian, professor, and critical writer who contributed to the ...
Bodmin
▪ England, United Kingdom       town (“parish”), North Cornwall district, administrative and historic county of Cornwall, England. The town lies on the edge of ...
Bodmin Moor
a moor in Cornwall, England. * * *
Bodö
/booh"due, boh-/, n. a seaport in W Norway. 31,096. * * * ▪ anthropological and archaeological site, Ethiopia       site of paleoanthropological excavation in the ...
Bodoni
/beuh doh"nee/; for 1 also It. /baw daw"nee/, n. 1. Giambattista /jahm'baht tees"tah/, 1740-1813, Italian painter and printer. 2. Print. a style of type based on a design by G. ...
Bodoni, Giambattista
born Feb. 16, 1740, Saluzzo, Piedmont died Nov. 29, 1813, Parma, French Empire Italian typographer. Son of a printer, he served an apprenticeship at the press of the Roman ...
Bodoni,Gianbattista
Bo·do·ni (bō-dōʹnē, bə-), Gianbattista. 1740-1813. Italian printer and designer of the Bodoni typeface, which is still widely used. * * *
Bodrum
▪ Turkey  town, southwestern Turkey. It lies at the northern end of the Gulf of Kerme (ancient Ceramic Gulf) on the Aegean Sea, opposite the Greek island of Cos. It was ...
Bodvar Bjarki
/bawdh"vahr byahr"kee/, Scand. Legend. the greatest of Rolf Kraki's heroes, often fighting in the likeness of a bear: probably identical with Beowulf. [ < ON Bothvar, equiv. to ...
body
/bod"ee/, n., pl. bodies, v., bodied, bodying, adj. n. 1. the physical structure and material substance of an animal or plant, living or dead. 2. a corpse; carcass. 3. the trunk ...
body art
—body artist. an artistic practice or style of the 1960s and 1970s developing from conceptual art and performance art and utilizing the artist's body as both the subject and ...
body bag
a large bag made of heavy material and used to transport a dead body, as from a battlefield to a place of burial or from the scene of a death to a city morgue. * * *
body blow
Boxing. 1. a blow driven to the opponent's body between the breastbone and the navel. 2. any action that causes severe damage, losses, etc.: Our business received a body blow in ...
body bolster
Railroads. the lower transverse member of a car body to which the body center plate is attached. Cf. truck bolster. * * *
body Brussels.
See under Brussels carpet. * * *
body center plate
Railroads. See under center plate. * * *
body check
Ice Hockey. an obstructing or impeding with the body of the movement or progress of an opponent. Cf. check1 (def. 42). [1890-95] * * *
body clock
body clock n. BIOLOGICAL CLOCK * * *
body corporate
Law. a person, association, or group of persons legally incorporated; corporation. [1490-1500] * * *
body count
the number of soldiers killed in a specific period or in a particular military action: The daily body count increased as the war went on. [1965-70] * * *
body double
a person whose body is shown in a movie or TV show in substitution for a leading actor, esp. in a nude scene. [1990-95] * * *
body drop
a judo throw executed by grabbing the opponent as one is turning one's back and then extending a leg to pull the opponent down over it. [1945-50] * * *
body English
Sports. a twisting of the body by a player as if to help a ball already hit, rolled, or kicked to travel in the desired direction. [1905-10] * * *
body heat
       thermal energy that is a by-product of metabolism in higher animals, especially noticeable in birds and mammals, which exhibit a close control of their body ...
body image
an intellectual or idealized image of what one's body is or should be like that is sometimes misconceived in such mental disorders as anorexia nervosa. [1930-35] * * *
body language
nonverbal, usually unconscious, communication through the use of postures, gestures, facial expressions, and the like. Cf. kinesics, paralanguage, proxemics. [1925-30] * * *
body louse
body louse n. LOUSE (n. 1a) * * *
body louse.
See under louse (def. 1). [1565-75] * * *
body mass index
▪ medicine  an estimate of total body fat. The BMI is defined as weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in metres: weight height2 = BMI. This number, which ...
body mechanics
(used with a sing. or pl. v.) a set of exercises designed to develop an individual's coordination, grace, and stamina. [1965-70] * * *
body mike
a small, wireless microphone worn inconspicuously by an actor, singer, or other performer to amplify the voice without inhibiting mobility. [1970-75] * * *
body modification and mutilation
Intentional modification of the human body for religious, aesthetic, or social reasons. It is frequently performed for magical or pseudo-medical purposes, but cosmetic motives ...
body modifications and mutilations
Introduction       intentional permanent or semipermanent alterations of the living human body for reasons such as ritual, folk medicine, aesthetics, or corporal ...
Body of Christ
1. the community of believers of which Christ is the head. I Cor. 12:27. 2. the consecrated bread of the Eucharist. * * *
body piercing
the piercing of a part of the body, as the navel, in order to insert an ornamental ring or stud. [1990-95] * * *
body plan
1. Biol. the basic shape of members of an animal phylum; the general structure each individual organism assumes as it develops. Cf. bilateral symmetry, radial symmetry. 2. Naval ...
body politic
Political Science. a people regarded as a political body under an organized government. [1425-75; late ME bodi politik] * * *
body post
Naut. sternpost. * * *
body press
a hold in which a wrestler places full body weight on a supine opponent in trying to pin the opponent's shoulders to the mat. * * *
body rhythm
biorhythm. * * *
body rub
massage. * * *
body shirt
1. a close-fitting shirt or blouse having a shape and seams that follow the contours of the body. 2. such a garment with a sewn-in or snap crotch, esp. a woman's leotard or ...
body shop
1. a factory or machine shop in which bodies for vehicles, as automobiles, trucks, or the like, are manufactured, repaired, etc. 2. Slang. a. an employment agency, school, or the ...
body slam
a wrestling throw in which an opponent is lifted and hurled to the mat, landing on his or her back. * * *
body snatcher
1. a person who steals corpses; graverobber. 2. Slang. an agency that recruits executives working for one company to fill top management positions in another. [1805-15] * * *
body snatching
the act or practice of robbing a grave to obtain a cadaver for dissection. [1825-35] * * *
body stocking
a close-fitting, one-piece garment made of knitted or stretch material and usually covering the feet, legs, trunk, and arms, worn as an exercise costume or under other ...
body track
the tracks of a railroad yard used for switching or sorting cars. * * *
body type
Print. type used in the main text of printed matter, generally less than 14 points. Cf. display type. [1895-1900] * * *
body wave
1. Geol. a transverse or longitudinal earthquake wave that travels through the interior of the earth (distinguished from surface wave). 2. a permanent with little or no curl, ...
Bódy, Gábor
▪ Hungarian director Hungarian form  Bódy Gábor  born Aug. 30, 1946, Budapest, Hung. died Oct. 24, 1985, Budapest       Hungarian film and video director. His often ...
body-building
➡ sport and fitness * * *
body-centered
/bod"ee sen'teuhrd/, adj. Crystall. (of a crystal structure) having lattice points at the centers of the unit cells. Cf. face-centered. [1920-25] * * *
body-check
See body check. * * *
body-mike
/bod"ee muyk'/, v.t., body-miked, body-miking. to equip with a body mike: The star was body-miked, but he was still inaudible. [1970-75] * * *
body-search
/bod"ee serrch'/, v.t. to search all parts of the body of: Police ordered the suspects to strip and then body-searched them for hidden caches of narcotics. * * *
body-slam
body-slam [bäd′ēslam΄] vt. body-slammed, body-slamming to lift and throw (someone) to the ground, as in wrestling * * *
body-surf
—body-surfer, n. /bod"ee serrf'/, v.i. to ride a cresting wave toward the shore by lying face down in the water with the arms stretched forward in the direction of the ...
bodybag
body bag n. A zippered bag, usually of rubber, for transporting a human corpse. * * *
bodyblow
body blow n. 1. Sports. A blow delivered to the front of the torso above the waist in boxing. 2. A serious setback; a major disappointment. * * *
bodyboard
bod·y·board also bod·y-board (bŏdʹē-bôrd', -bōrd') n. A very short surfboard with one straight end, ridden usually by lying on one's chest. intr.v. bod·y·board·ed, ...
bodyboarder
See bodyboard. * * *
bodybuilder
/bod"ee bil'deuhr/, n. a person who practices bodybuilding. Also, body-builder. [1965-70; BODYBUILD(ING) + -ER1] * * *
bodybuilding
/bod"ee bil'ding/, n. the act or practice of exercising, lifting weights, etc., so as to develop the muscles of the body. Also, body-building, body building. [1900-05; from the ...
bodybunker
body bunker n. A portable bulletproof shield used especially by riot police. Also called body shield. * * *
bodycavity
body cavity n. See coelom. * * *
bodycell
body cell n. See somatic cell. * * *
bodycheck
/bod"ee chek'/, v.t., v.i. Ice Hockey. to give (an opponent) a body check. [1905-10; v. use of BODY CHECK] * * *
bodyclock
body clock n. A physiological mechanism that is thought to regulate physical and mental functions in chronological rhythm. * * *
bodycorporate
body corporate n. See corporation. * * *
bodycount
body count n. A count of individual bodies, such as those of troops killed in combat operations. * * *
bodydouble
body double n. A movie actor who substitutes for a leading performer, especially in distance shots or scenes not involving the face, such as close-ups of a portion of the body. * ...
bodyEnglish
body English n. 1. Bodily movement in a usually unconscious attempt to influence the movement of a propelled object, such as a ball. 2. The usually irregular movement or spin of ...
bodyfluid
body fluid n. 1. A natural bodily fluid or secretion of fluid such as blood, semen, or saliva. 2. Total body water, contained principally in blood plasma and in intracellular and ...
bodyguard
/bod"ee gahrd'/, n. 1. a person or group of persons employed to guard an individual, as a high official, from bodily harm. 2. a retinue; escort. v.t., v.i. 3. to provide with or ...
bodyimage
body image n. The subjective concept of one's physical appearance based on self-observation and the reactions of others. * * *
bodylanguage
body language n. The gestures, postures, and facial expressions by which a person manifests various physical, mental, or emotional states and communicates nonverbally with ...
bodylouse
body louse n. A parasitic louse (Pediculus humanus subsp. corporis) that infests the body and clothes of humans. * * *
bodymass index
body mass index n. Abbr. BMI A measurement of the relative percentages of fat and muscle mass in the human body, in which weight in kilograms is divided by height in meters and ...
bodymechanics
body mechanics n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) The application of kinesiology to the use of proper body movement in daily activities, to the prevention and correction of ...
bodymike
body mike n. A small wireless microphone worn inconspicuously or hidden on the body, as by a performer or announcer, so as to allow freedom of movement. * * *
bodypacker
body packer n. A drug smuggler who swallows bags, usually filled with cocaine, to elude drug enforcement officers or customs officials. * * *
bodypolitic
body politic n. The people of a politically organized nation or state considered as a group. * * *
bodysearch
body search (bŏdʹē-sûrchʹ) n. A physical search of a person made usually by patting the body with the hands and often by exploring bodily orifices in an attempt to find ...
bodyshell
/bod"ee shel'/, n. the outer shell of an automobile body, excluding doors, window glass, interior fittings, and all mechanical components. [BODY + SHELL] * * *
bodyshield
body shield n. 1. Any of variously configured devices used to protect the body of a corrections or law enforcement officer, as in a riot. 2. See body bunker. * * *
bodyshirt
body shirt n. 1. A woman's garment for the torso that is made with a sewn-in or snapped crotch. 2. A tight-fitting shirt or blouse. * * *
bodyshop
body shop n. A shop or garage where the bodies of automotive vehicles are repaired. * * *
bodysnatcher
body snatcher n. 1. A person who steals corpses from graves and sells them, usually for purposes of dissection. 2. Slang. A corporate recruiter.   bodʹy·snatch'ing ...
bodysnatching
See body snatcher. * * *
bodystocking
body stocking n. A tight-fitting, usually one-piece garment that covers the torso and sometimes has sleeves and legs. * * *
bodysuit
/bod"ee sooht'/, n. a close-fitting, one-piece, usually sleeved garment for the torso, having a snap crotch. Also, body suit. Cf. body shirt, leotard. [1965-70; BODY + SUIT] * * *
bodysurf
bodysurf [bäd′ēsʉrf΄] vi. to engage in the sport of surfing while lying prone on a wave without the use of a surfboard * * * bod·y·surf (bŏdʹē-sûrf') intr.v. Sports ...
bodysurfer
See bodysurf. * * *
bodywall
body wall n. The portion of an animal body that consists of ectoderm and mesoderm, forms the external body surface, and encloses the body cavity. * * *
bodywear
/bod"ee wair'/, n. close-fitting clothing, as leotards or bodysuits, made of lightweight, usually stretch fabrics and worn for exercising, dancing, or leisure activity. [BODY + ...
bodywork
/bod"ee werrk'/, n. 1. the work involved in making or repairing automobile or other vehicle bodies. 2. the body of an automobile or other vehicle, esp. with regard to the details ...
bodyworker
See bodywork. * * *
Bodø
▪ Norway       town and port, north-central Norway. It is located at the end of a peninsula projecting into the Norwegian Sea, at the entrance to Salt Fjord. Bodø was ...
Bodø Affair
▪ Scandinavian-British history       (1818–21), a diplomatic scandal involving Sweden-Norway (then a dual monarchy) and Great Britain. The affair arose over the ...
Boé
▪ Guinea-Bissau formerly  Madina Do Boé        town located on the Corubal River in southeastern Guinea-Bissau. It was the site of the declaration of independence ...
Boece
/boh ees"/, n. Boethius. * * *
Boece, Hector
▪ Scottish historian Latin  Boethius   born c. 1465, , Dundee, Angus, Scot. died c. 1536       historian and humanist, author of an important Latin history of ...
Boegoebergdam
▪ dam, South Africa       concrete irrigation dam, on the middle Orange River, Northern Cape province, South Africa. The Orange River flows through a hard quartzite ...
Boehm system
/baym, bohm/ a system of improved fingering and keying for the flute and clarinet, invented by the German musician Theobald Boehm (1794-1881). [1900-05] * * *
Boehm, Theobald
born April 9, 1794, Munich, Bavaria died Nov. 25, 1881, Munich, German Empire German flutist and flute designer. Son of a goldsmith, he was a self-taught virtuoso flutist. ...
Boehme
/bay"meuh, boh"-/; Ger. /bue"meuh/, n. Jakob Ger. /yah"kawp/. See Böhme, Jakob. * * *
Boehme,Jakob
Boeh·me (bœʹmə) or Boehm (bœm), Jakob. See Böhme, Jakob. * * *
Boehmenism
/bay"meuh niz'euhm, boh"-/, n. the mystical doctrines or conceptions of Jakob Böhme. Also, Behmenism. [1650-60; J. BOEHME + -n (as in BEHMEN) + -ISM] * * *
Boehmenist
/bay"meuh nist, boh"-/, n. a supporter or adherent of Boehmenism. Also, Behmenist, Boehmenite, Behmenite, Boehmist. [1645-55; J. BOEHME + -n (as in BEHMEN) + -IST] * * *
Boehmian
/bay"mee euhn, boh"-/, adj. of or pertaining to Boehmenism. [J. BOEHME + -IAN] * * *
boehmite
/bay"muyt, boh"-/, n. a mineral, hydrous aluminum oxide, AlO(OH), a major component of bauxite. [1925-30; < G Böhmit, named after J. Böhm, 20th-century German scientist; see ...
Boeing
a US company that makes aircraft. Its well-known passenger planes include the Boeing 707, Boeing 737 and Boeing 747 (the ‘jumbo jet’). In 1997 it joined other companies to ...
Boeing 737
➡ 737 * * *
Boeing 747
➡ 747 * * *
Boeing Co.
Major U.S. firm that is the world's largest aerospace company and foremost maker of commercial jet transports. It was founded by William E. Boeing (1881–1956) in 1916 (as Aero ...
Boeing Company
▪ American company Introduction       American aerospace company—the world's largest—that is the foremost manufacturer of commercial jet transports. It is also a ...
Boeotia
/bee oh"sheuh/, n. a district in ancient Greece, NW of Athens. Cap.: Thebes. * * * District and ancient republic, eastern central Greece. Bounded by Attica and the Gulf of ...
Boeotian
/bee oh"sheuhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Boeotia or its inhabitants. 2. dull; obtuse; without cultural refinement. n. 3. a native or inhabitant of Boeotia. 4. a dull, obtuse ...
Boeotian League
▪ ancient Greece       league that first developed as an alliance of sovereign states in Boeotia, a district in east-central Greece, about 550 BC, under the leadership ...
Boeotus
/bee oh"teuhs/, n. Class. Myth. a son of Arne and Poseidon, and ancestor of the Boeotians. * * *
Boer
/bawr, bohr, boor/; Du. /boohrdd/, n. 1. a South African of Dutch extraction. adj. 2. of or pertaining to the Boers. [1825-35; < Afrik < D: peasant, farmer. See BOOR] * * * ▪ ...
Boer War
1. a war in which Great Britain fought against the Transvaal and Orange Free State, 1899-1902. 2. a war between Great Britain and the Transvaal, 1880-81. * * *
Boerhaave Museum
▪ museum, Leiden, The Netherlands byname of  Royal Museum Of The History Of Natural And Exact Sciences,  Dutch  Rijksmuseum Voor De Geschiedenis Van Der Natuurwetenschappen ...
Boerhaave, Hermann
born Dec. 31, 1668, Voorhout, Neth. died Sept. 23, 1738, Leiden Dutch physician. As a professor at the University of Leiden, he was renowned as a teacher, and he is often ...
BoerWar
Boer War n. A war fought from 1899 to 1902 between an alliance of the Boer governments of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State on the one hand and Great Britain on the other, ...
Boesak, Allan
▪ South African clergyman in full  Allan Aubrey Boesak  born Feb. 23, 1946, Kakamas, S.Af.       South African clergyman, who was one of South Africa's leading ...
Boesmanland
▪ historical region, Namibia also called  Bushmanland,         historic region in northeastern Namibia traditionally inhabited by the San (Bushmen). A part of the ...
Boethius
—Boethian, adj. /boh ee"thee euhs/, n. Anicius Manlius Severinus /euh nish"ee euhs man"lee euhs sev'euh ruy"neuhs/, A.D. 475?-525?, Roman philosopher and statesman. Also, ...
Boethius, Anicius Manlius Severinus
▪ Roman scholar, philosopher, and statesman born AD 470–475?, Rome? [Italy] died 524, Pavia?       Roman scholar, Christian philosopher, and statesman, author of the ...
Boethius,Anicius Manlius Severinus
Bo·e·thi·us (bō-ēʹthē-əs), Anicius Manlius Severinus. A.D. 480?-524?. Roman philosopher and mathematician. Falsely accused of treason, he wrote his greatest work, The ...
Boethusian
▪ Judaism       member of a Jewish sect that flourished for a century or so before the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70. Their subsequent history is obscure, as is also ...
Boetticher, Budd
▪ 2002 Oscar Boetticher, Jr.        American film director and screenwriter (b. July 29, 1916, Chicago, Ill.—d. Nov. 29, 2001, Ramona, Calif.), was a professional ...
boeuf bourguignon
/buef boohrdd gee nyawonn"/, French Cookery. beef cubes cooked in red wine with mushrooms, onions, and bacon. Also called boeuf à la bourguignonne /buef ann lann boohrdd gee ...
Boeuf River
▪ river, United States also spelled  Boeuff,         river rising in southeastern Arkansas, U.S., and flowing southwest between the Bartholomew and Mason bayous into ...
BOF
BOF abbrev. basic oxygen furnace * * *
boff
/bof/, Slang. n. 1. Theat. a. a box-office hit. b. a joke or humorous line producing hearty laughter. 2. a loud hearty laugh; belly laugh. v.t. 3. to cause to be overcome with ...
Boffa
▪ Guinea       town and fishing port, western Guinea, West Africa, on the Pongo Estuary formed by the Fatala River on the Atlantic coast. The surrounding region is ...
boffin
/bof"in/, n. Brit. Slang. a scientist or technical expert. [1940-45; orig. uncert.] * * *
boffo
/bof"oh/, n., pl. boffos, adj. Slang. n. 1. boff. adj. 2. highly effective or successful: He gave a boffo performance as Cyrano. Also, boffola /bo foh"leuh/. [perh. alter. of ...
boffola
bof·fo·la (bŏf-ōʹlə) n. Slang See boff1.   [From boff1.] * * *


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