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bolide
/boh"luyd, -lid/, n. Astron. a large, brilliant meteor, esp. one that explodes; fireball. [1850-55; < F < Gk bolid- (s. of bolís) missile] * * *
bolillo
/beuh lee"oh/; Sp. /baw lee"yaw/, n., pl. bolillos /-lee"ohz/; Sp. /-lee"yaws/. Mexican Cookery. 1. a crusty hard roll with a soft center. 2. a sandwich made with this roll. [ < ...
Bolin, Bert Richard Johannes
▪ 2008       Swedish meteorologist born May 15, 1925, Nyköping, Swed. died Dec. 30, 2007, Stockholm, Swed. was the founding chairman (1988–97) of the UN ...
Bolingbroke
/bol"ing brook'/; older /bool"-/, n. 1. See Henry IV (def. 2). 2. Henry St. John /sin"jeuhn/, 1st Viscount, 1678-1751, British statesman, writer, and orator. * * *
Bolingbroke, Henry Saint John, 1st Viscount
born Sept. 16, 1678, probably Wiltshire, Eng. died Dec. 12, 1751, Battersea, near London British politician. After entering Parliament in 1701, he became a prominent Tory in ...
Bolingbroke, Henry Saint John, 1st Viscount, Baron Saint John Of Lydiard Tregoze
▪ British politician Introduction born Sept. 16, 1678, probably Wiltshire, Eng. died Dec. 12, 1751, Battersea, near London       prominent Tory politician in the reign ...
Bolingbroke,First Viscount
Bol·ing·broke (bŏlʹĭng-bro͝ok', bo͝olʹ-, bōʹlĭng-), First Viscount. See Saint John, Henry. * * *
Bolingbrook
/boh"ling brook'/, n. a city in NE Illinois. 37,261. * * *
bolita
/beuh lee"teuh, boh-/, n. a form of numbers pool. [ < Cuban Sp: lit., little ball (prob. after the balls used to choose lottery winners), equiv. to Sp bol(a) ball (see BOLA) + ...
bolivar
/bol"euh veuhr, beuh lee"vahr/; Sp. /baw lee"vahrdd/, n., pl. bolivars, Sp. bolivares /baw'lee vah"rddes/. a coin and monetary unit of Venezuela, equal to 100 centimos. Abbr.: ...
Bolívar
/bol"euh veuhr, beuh lee"vahr/; Sp. /baw lee"vahrdd/, n. Simón /suy"meuhn/; Sp. /see mawn"/, ("El Libertador") 1783-1830, Venezuelan statesman: leader of revolt of South ...
bolívar fuerte
▪ Venezuelan currency Spanish‘‘strong " bolívar formerly  bolívar  and  bolivar        monetary unit of Venezuela. Each bolívar fuerte is divided into 100 ...
Bolívar Peak
or Pico Bolívar or La Columna Mountain, Venezuela. It is located in Sierra Nevada National Park. Rising 16,427 ft (5,007 m), it is the highest mountain in the Cordillera de ...
Bolívar, Cerro
▪ hill, Bolívar, Venezuela       hill of iron ore in north-central Bolívar estado (state), southeastern Venezuela. Discovered in 1947, the hill is 3/4 mi (1.2 km) ...
Bolívar, Simón
Bolívar, Simón. Known as “the Liberator.” 1783-1830. South American revolutionary leader who defeated the Spanish in 1819, was made president of Greater Colombia (now ...
Bolívar,Pico
Bo·lí·var (bō-lēʹvär), Pico A mountain, 5,005.4 m (16,411 ft) high, of western Venezuela in the Cordillera Mérida south of Lake Maracaibo. It is the highest elevation ...
Bolivia
—Bolivian, adj., n. /beuh liv"ee euh, boh-/; Sp. /baw lee"vyah/, n. 1. a republic in W South America. 7,669,868; 404,388 sq. mi. (1,047,370 sq. km). Caps.: La Paz and Sucre. 2. ...
Bolivia, flag of
▪ Flag History       horizontally striped red-yellow-green national flag that incorporates the national coat of arms (arms, coat of) when it is flown by the ...
Bolivian
See Bolivia. * * *
boliviano
/beuh liv'ee ah"noh, boh-/; Sp. /baw'lee vyah"naw/, n., pl. bolivianos /-nohz/; Sp. /-naws/. a former silver or bronze coin, paper money, and monetary unit of Bolivia, equal to ...
bolix
/bol"iks/, v.t., n. bollix. * * *
Bolkiah Muʿizzaddin Waddaulah, Haji Hassanal
▪ sultan of Brunei born July 15, 1946, Brunei Town [now Bandar Seri Begawan], Brunei       29th sultan of Brunei.       Hassanal Bolkiah was the eldest son of ...
boll
/bohl/, n. Bot. a rounded seed vessel or pod of a plant, as of flax or cotton. [1400-50; late ME bolle, perh. < MD bolle (D bol), though formally identical with BOWL1] * * *
Böll
/buel/, n. Heinrich (Theodor) /huyn"rddikh tay"aw dohrdd'/, 1917-85, German novelist and short-story writer: Nobel prize 1972. * * *
boll weevil
1. a snout beetle, Anthonomus grandis, that attacks the bolls of cotton. 2. Informal. (esp. in the U.S. Congress) a Southern Democrat with conservative views who often votes with ...
Böll, Heinrich
▪ German author in full  Heinrich Theodor Böll   born Dec. 21, 1917, Cologne, Ger. died July 16, 1985, Bornheim-Merten, near Cologne, W.Ger.       German writer, ...
Böll, Heinrich (Theodor)
born Dec. 21, 1917, Cologne, Ger. died July 16, 1985, near Bonn, W.Ger. German writer. As a soldier in World War II he fought on several fronts, a central experience in the ...
Böll,Heinrich
Böll (bœl), Heinrich. 1917-1985. German writer whose works, such as The Clown (1963), examine the psychological and societal effects of World War II on the German people. He ...
Bolland
/bol"euhnd/; Fr. /baw lahonn"/; Flemish /bol"ahnt/, n. Jean de Fr. /zhahonn deuh/ or Johan van Flemish. /yoh hahn" vahn/ or John, 1596-1665, Belgian Jesuit hagiographer. Also, ...
Bolland, Jean
▪ Belgian Jesuit Latin  Johannes Bollandus   born Aug. 18, 1596, Tirlemont, Duchy of Brabant died Sept. 12, 1665, Antwerp       Jesuit ecclesiastical historian known ...
Bollandist
/bol"euhn dist/, n. any of the editors of the Acta Sanctorum. [1745-55; after Jean de BOLLAND; see -IST] * * * ▪ Belgian Jesuit group       member of a small group of ...
bollard
/bol"euhrd/, n. 1. Naut. a. a thick, low post, usually of iron or steel, mounted on a wharf or the like, to which mooring lines from vessels are attached. b. a small post to ...
Bollingen Prize
▪ American literature prize       award for achievement in American poetry, originally conferred by the Library of Congress with funds established in 1948 by the ...
bollitomisto
bol·li·to mis·to (bō-lēʹtō mĭsʹtō) n. pl. bol·li·ti mis·ti (bō-lēʹtē mĭsʹtē) A dish of vegetables and various meats, such as chicken, beef, and sausage, ...
bollix
/bol"iks/, v.t. Informal. 1. to do (something) badly; bungle (often fol. by up): His interference bollixed up the whole deal. n. 2. a confused bungle. Also, bolix, ...
bollocks
/bol"euhks/, n. 1. (used with a pl. v.) Vulgar. ballocks. 2. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) Brit. Vulgar. rubbish; nonsense; claptrap (often used interjectionally). [1735-45; var. ...
bollweevil
boll weevil n. 1. A small, grayish, long-snouted beetle (Anthonomus grandis) of Mexico and the southern United States, having adults that puncture cotton buds and larvae that ...
bollworm
/bohl"werrm'/, n. 1. See pink bollworm. 2. See corn earworm. [1840-50, Amer.; BOLL + WORM] * * * Any larva of various moth species, including the pink bollworm (family ...
Bollywood
/bol"ee wood'/, n. the motion-picture industry of India, based in Bombay. [b. Bombay + Hollywood] * * * Indian moviemaking industry that began in Bombay (now Mumbai) in the ...
bolo
bolo1 /boh"loh/, n., pl. bolos. a large, heavy, single-edged knife or machete for hacking, used in the Philippines and by the U.S. Army. [1900-05; < Philippine Sp; further orig. ...
bolo tie
a necktie of thin cord fastened in front with an ornamental clasp or other device. Also, bola tie. Also called bolo, bola. [1960-65; bolo, appar. an error for BOLA, after the ...
bologna
/beuh loh"nee, -neuh, -lohn"yeuh/, n. a large seasoned sausage made of finely ground meat, usually beef and pork, that has been cooked and smoked. Also called bologna ...
Bologna
/beuh lohn"yeuh/; It. /baw law"nyah/, n. 1. Giovanni da /jee'euh vah"nee deuh/; It. /jaw vahn"nee dah/, (Jean de Boulogne, Giambologna), c1525-1608, Italian sculptor, born in ...
Bologna stone
▪ magic stone       any of the dense, silvery white stones first found (1603) on Mount Paderno, near Bologna, by an Italian cobbler-alchemist, Vicenzo Cascariolo, who ...
Bologna, University of
Oldest university in Europe, founded in Bologna, Italy, in 1088. It became in the 12th–13th centuries the principal centre for studies in civil and canon law, and it served as ...
Bolognan
See Bologna. * * *
Bolognese
/boh'leuh neez", -nees", -leuhn yeez", -yees"/; for 2 also /boh'leuhn yayz", -yay"zee/ or, It., /baw'law nye"ze/, adj., n., pl. Bolognese. adj. 1. of or pertaining to Bologna or ...
Bolognese school
Works produced and theories expounded by the Academy of the Progressives, founded in Bologna с 1582 by Lodovico, Agostino, and Annibale Carracci. In reaction against Mannerism, ...
bolograph
☆ bolograph [bō′lə graph΄ ] n. 〚bolo- (as in BOLOMETER) + -GRAPH〛 a record of variations registered by a bolometer bolographic adj. * * *
boloknife
bolo knife n. A bolo. * * *
bolometer
—bolometric /boh'leuh me"trik/, adj. —bolometrically, adv. /boh lom"i teuhr, beuh-/, n. Physics. a device for measuring minute amounts of radiant energy by determining the ...
bolometric
See bolometer. * * *
bolometric magnitude
Astron. the magnitude of a star derived either from the total energy that it radiates at all wavelengths or from the total energy of those of its wavelengths that are received on ...
bolometrically
See bolometric. * * *
boloney
/beuh loh"nee/, n. baloney. [1895-1900, Amer.] * * *
bolotie
bolo tie also bola tie n. A necktie consisting of a piece of cord fastened with an ornamental bar or clasp.   [Alteration of bola + tie.] * * *
Bolovens Plateau
▪ plateau, Laos French  Plateau des Bolovens,         fertile, gently rolling upland, southern Laos. The plateau lies east of Pakxé between the Mekong River and the ...
Bolsena
▪ Italy       town, Lazio (Latium) regione, central Italy. It is situated on the northeast bank of Lake Bolsena (ancient Lacus Volsiniensis), just southwest of Orvieto. ...
Bolshaya Sovetskaya Entsiklopediya
▪ Soviet encyclopaedia English  Great Soviet Encyclopedia        major encyclopaedia of the former Soviet Union.       The first edition, which appeared in 65 ...
Bolshevik
/bohl"sheuh vik, bol"-/; Russ. /beuhl shi vyeek"/, n., pl. Bolsheviks, Bolsheviki /-vik'ee, -vee'kee/; Russ. /-vyi kyee"/. 1. (in Russia) a. a member of the more radical majority ...
Bolshevism
/bohl"sheuh viz'euhm, bol"-/, n. 1. the doctrines, methods, or procedure of the Bolsheviks. 2. (sometimes l.c.) the principles or practices of ultraradical socialists or ...
Bolshevistic
—Bolshevistically, bolshevistically, adv. /bohl'sheuh vis"tik, bol'-/, adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Bolshevists or Bolshevism. Also, bolshevistic. [1915-20; ...
Bolshevize
—Bolshevization, n. /bohl"sheuh vuyz', bol"-/, v., Bolshevized, Bolshevizing. v.t. 1. to bring under the influence or domination of Bolshevists; render Bolshevik or ...
Bolshie
/bohl"shee, bol"-/, n. Slang. 1. Bolshevik. 2. Bolshevist. [1915-20; BOLSH(EVIK) + -IE] * * *
Bolshoi
Theatre complex in Moscow where concerts, opera, ballet, and dramatic works are presented. The institution (whose name means "Large") dates back to 1776, when Catherine II ...
Bolshoi Ballet
/bohl"shoy, bol"-/ a ballet company founded in Moscow in 1776. * * * Leading ballet company of Russia, noted for elaborate productions of 19th-century classical ballets. The ...
Bolshoi Theatre
▪ Russian theatrical company Russian  Bolshoy Teatr,  official name  State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia        leading theatre company for ballet and opera in ...
Bolshy
/bohl"shee, bol"-/, n., pl. Bolshies. Slang. 1. Bolshevik. 2. Bolshevist. [1915-20; see BOLSHIE, -Y2] * * *
bolson
/bohl sohn"/, n. a desert valley, the level of which has been raised by aggradation, usually draining into a playa. [1830-40, Amer.; < Sp: big purse, equiv. to bols(a) purse ( < ...
Bolsover
▪ England, United Kingdom       town and district, administrative and historic county of Derbyshire, England. The district takes its name from the principal town in an ...
bolster
—bolsterer, n. /bohl"steuhr/, n. 1. a long, often cylindrical, cushion or pillow for a bed, sofa, etc. 2. anything resembling this in form or in use as a support. 3. any ...
bolsterer
See bolster. * * *
bolt
bolt1 —bolter, n. —boltless, adj. —boltlike, adj. /bohlt/, n. 1. a movable bar or rod that when slid into a socket fastens a door, gate, etc. 2. the part of a lock that is ...
bolt action
Type of breech mechanism that was key to developing an effective repeating rifle. It combines the firing pin, a spring, and an extractor, all housed in or attached to the bolt. ...
bolt boat
a boat suitable for use in rough seas. * * *
Bolt, Robert
▪ English playwright and screenwriter in full  Robert Oxton Bolt   born Aug. 15, 1924, Sale, near Manchester, Eng. died Feb. 20, 1995, near Petersfield, ...
Bolt, Robert Oxton
▪ 1996       British dramatist (b. Aug. 15, 1924, Sale, near Manchester, England—d. Feb. 20, 1995, near Petersfield, Hampshire, England), drew international acclaim ...
Bolt, Usain
▪ 2009 born Aug. 21, 1986, Montego Bay, Jam.       Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, a track and field barrier breaker since his mid-teens, smashed records as never before ...
bolt-action
/bohlt"ak'sheuhn/, adj. (of a rifle) equipped with a manually operated sliding bolt. [1870-75] * * *
bolt-hole
/bohlt"hohl'/, n. 1. a hole in the ground, protected opening in bushes, etc., into which an animal can flee when pursued or frightened. 2. a place or avenue of escape or refuge: ...
boltel
/bohl"teuhl/, n. Archit. 1. Also, boutel, boutell, bowtel, bowtell. a convex molding, as a torus or ovolo. 2. Also, bottle. a curved fractable. [1425-75; late ME boltell, equiv. ...
bolter
bolter bolter1 [bōl′tər] n. 1. a horse that bolts, or runs away ☆ 2. a person who withdraws from a political party, group, etc. bolter2 [bōl′tər] n. a device for ...
bolthead
/bohlt"hed'/, n. 1. the head of a bolt. 2. Chem. (formerly) a matrass. [1425-75; late ME; see BOLT1, HEAD] * * *
bolthole
bolt·hole (bōltʹhōl') n. 1. A hole through which to bolt: found a bolthole in the fencing. 2. A place affording escape: “The book offered exotic escape, but one could ...
bolting cloth
a sturdy fabric, usually of fine silk or nylon mesh, used chiefly in serigraphy, embroidery, and as a foundation fabric for wigs. [1275-1325; ME] * * *
Bolton
/bohl"tn/, n. a borough in Greater Manchester, in NW England. 263,300. * * * ▪ England, United Kingdom       town and metropolitan borough, metropolitan county of ...
Bolton, Edmund
▪ English author and historian Bolton also spelled  Boulton   born 1575? died 1633?       English historian, antiquarian, and poet whose lyrics are among the best in ...
Bolton, Guy
▪ American writer born Nov. 23, 1884, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, Eng. died Sept. 5, 1979, London       American playwright and librettist perhaps best known for his ...
Bolton, Guy (Reginald)
born Nov. 23, 1884, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, Eng. died Sept. 5, 1979, London British-born U.S. playwright and librettist. The son of American parents, Bolton studied ...
Bolton, Herbert Eugene
▪ American historian born July 20, 1870, Wilton Township, Wis., U.S. died Jan. 30, 1953, Berkeley, Calif.       American historian and educator, one of the first ...
Bolton, John Gatenby
▪ 1994       British-born Australian astronomer (b. June 5, 1922, Sheffield, England—d. July 6, 1993, Buderim, Queensland, Australia), was a pioneer in the field of ...
Bolton, John R.
▪ 2006       On Aug. 1, 2005, Pres. George W. Bush named John R. Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the UN in a recess appointment, made while Congress was not in session. ...
boltonia
/bohl toh"nee euh/, n. any of several composite plants of the genus Boltonia, of the U.S., having blue, purple, or white asterlike flower heads. [ < NL (1788); after James ...
boltrope
/bohlt"rohp'/, n. 1. Naut. a rope or the cordage sewn on the edges of a sail to strengthen it. 2. a superior grade of rope. Also, bolt rope. [1620-30; BOLT1 + ROPE] * * *
Boltwood, Bertram Borden
▪ American chemist and physicist born July 27, 1870, Amherst, Mass., U.S. died Aug. 15, 1927, Hancock Point, Maine       American chemist and physicist whose work on ...
Boltzmann
/bawlts"mahn'/; Eng. /bohlts"meuhn/, n. Ludwig /loohd"vikh, looht"-/, 1844-1906, Austrian physicist. * * *
Boltzmann constant
Physics. the ratio of the universal gas constant to Avogadro's number, equal to 1.3803 × 10-16 erg per degree C. Symbol: k Also, Boltzmann's constant. [1905-10; after L. ...
Boltzmann, Ludwig (Eduard)
born Feb. 20, 1844, Vienna, Austria died Sept. 5, 1906, Duino, Italy Austrian physicist. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Vienna and thereafter taught at ...
Boltzmann, Ludwig Eduard
▪ Austrian physicist born Feb. 20, 1844, Vienna, Austria died Sept. 5, 1906, Duino, Italy       physicist whose greatest achievement was in the development of ...
Bolu
▪ Turkey       city, northwestern Turkey. It is situated at 2,434 feet (742 metres) above sea level on the southern slopes of a bare hill. The region was once part of ...
bolus
/boh"leuhs/, n., pl. boluses. 1. Pharm., Vet. Med. a round mass of medicinal material, larger than an ordinary pill. Abbr.: bol. 2. a soft, roundish mass or lump, esp. of chewed ...
Bolyai
/baw"lyoy/, n. János /yah"nawsh/, 1802-60, Hungarian mathematician. * * *
Bolyai, János
▪ Hungarian mathematician born December 15, 1802, Kolozsvár, Hungary [now Cluj, Romania] died January 27, 1860, Marosvásárhely, Hungary [now Târgu Mureş, ...
Bolza, Oskar
▪ German mathematician born May 12, 1857, Bergzabern, Rhenish Palatinate [Germany] died July 5, 1942, Freiburg im Breisgau, Ger.       German mathematician and educator ...
Bolzano
/bohl zah"noh, bohlt sah"-/; for 2 also It. /bawl tsah"naw/, n. 1. Bernhard /berddn"hahrddt/, 1781-1848, Austrian mathematician and theologian. 2. German, Bozen. a city in NE ...
Bolzano, Bernhard
▪ Bohemian mathematician and theologian born , Oct. 5, 1781, Prague, Bohemia, Austrian Habsburg domain [now in Czech Republic] died Dec. 18, 1848, Prague       Bohemian ...
Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem
/bohl zah"noh vuy"euhr shtrahs', -strahs', bohlt sah"-/, Math. the theorem that every bounded set with an infinite number of elements contains at least one accumulation ...
Boma
/boh"meuh/, n. a city in the W Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the Zaire (Congo) River. 79,000. * * * ▪ Democratic Republic of the Congo formerly  Lombi,  or  Embomma ...
Bomarc
/boh"mahrk/, n. U.S. Mil. a winged, surface-to-air interceptor missile. [1960-65; Bo(eing) + M(ichigan) A(eronautical) R(esearch) C(enter)] * * *
bomb
—bombable, adj. /bom/, n. 1. Mil. a projectile, formerly usually spherical, filled with a bursting charge and exploded by means of a fuze, by impact, or otherwise, now ...
bomb bay
Aeron., Mil. (in the fuselage of a bomber) the compartment in which bombs are carried and from which they are dropped. [1915-20] * * *
bomb ketch
Naut. a ketch-rigged vessel of the 17th and 18th centuries, carrying heavy mortars for firing bombs. Also called bombard, mortar ketch. [1685-95] * * *
bomb lance
a harpoon fitted with an explosive head. [1900-05] * * *
bomb rack
a device for carrying bombs in or under the fuselage of an aircraft. [1915-20] * * *
bomb run
the part of a bombing mission between the sighting of the target or its identification by electronic instruments and the release of the bombs. Also, bombing run. [1940-45] * * *
bomb shelter
a room or area, usually underground, especially reinforced against the effects of bombs, used as a shelter during an air raid. Cf. air-raid shelter. [1935-40] * * *
bomb squad
a squad or force of police officers or others trained to disarm bombs and other explosive devices. * * *
Bombacaceae
▪ plant family  the bombax or kapok family of flowering trees and shrubs, in the mallow order (Malvales), comprising 27 genera. It is allied to the mallow family (Malvaceae), ...
bombacaceous
/bom'beuh kay"sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Bombacaceae, the bombax family of plants. Cf. bombax family. [1860-65; < NL Bombacace(ae) name of the family (see BOMBAX FAMILY, ...
Bombal, María Luisa
▪ Chilean author born June 8, 1910, Viña del Mar, near Valparaiso, Chile died May 6, 1980, Santiago       Chilean novelist and short-story writer whose innovative ...
bombard
—bombarder, n. —bombardment, n. v. /bom bahrd", beuhm-/; n. /bom"bahrd/, v.t. 1. to attack or batter with artillery fire. 2. to attack with bombs. 3. to assail vigorously: to ...
bombarde
▪ musical instrument English  bombard , German  Pumhart , or  Pommer        double-reed wind instrument belonging to the oboe or shawm family. It has a wooden ...
bombarder
See bombard. * * *
bombardier
/bom'beuhr dear", -beuh-/, n. 1. Mil. the member of a bombing plane crew who operates the bombsight and bomb-release mechanism. 2. Hist. artilleryman. [1550-60; < MF; see ...
Bombardier
/bom'beuhr dear", -beuh-, bom'bahr dyay"/, Trademark, Canadian. a snowmobilelike vehicle driven by an internal-combustion engine, equipped with caterpillar tracks at the rear, ...
bombardier beetle
any ground beetle of the genus Brachinus, which ejects a puff of volatile fluid from its abdomen with a popping sound when disturbed. [1795-1805] * * *
Bombardier Inc.
▪ Canadian company  Canadian manufacturer of aircraft, rail transportation equipment and systems, and motorized consumer products. The company adopted its present name in ...
bombardierbeetle
bombardier beetle n. Any of various beetles of the genus Brachinus and related genera that expel an acrid, volatile secretion from the abdomen when disturbed, making an audible ...
bombardment
See bombarder. * * *
bombardon
/bom"beuhr deuhn, bom bahr"dn/, n. 1. a bass reed stop on a pipe organ. 2. a large, deep-toned, valved, brass wind instrument resembling a tuba. [1855-60; < It bombardone wind ...
bombasine
/bom'beuh zeen", -seen"; bom"beuh zeen', -seen'/, n. bombazine. * * *
bombast
/bom"bast/, n. 1. speech too pompous for an occasion; pretentious words. 2. Obs. cotton or other material used to stuff garments; padding. adj. 3. Obs. bombastic. [1560-70; ...
bombaster
See bombast. * * *
bombastic
—bombastically, adv. /bom bas"tik/, adj. (of speech, writing, etc.) high-sounding; high-flown; inflated; pretentious. Also, bombastical. [1695-1705; BOMBAST + -IC] Syn. ...
bombastically
See bombaster. * * *
bombax
bombax [bäm′baks΄] adj. 〚ModL < ML, cotton: see BOMBAST〛 designating a family (Bombacaceae, order Malvales) of dicotyledonous tropical trees, including the kapok tree, ...
bombax cotton
also called  tree cotton, or vegetable down        seed floss of various trees of the Bombax genus of the Malvaceae family; the plants grow in tropical countries and are ...
bombax family
/bom"baks/ the plant family Bombacaceae, typified by tropical deciduous trees having palmate leaves, large and often showy solitary or clustered flowers, and dry fruit with a ...
Bombay
/bom bay"/, n. 1. a seaport in and the capital of Maharashtra, in W India, on the Arabian Sea. 5,970,575. 2. a former state in W India: divided in 1960 into the Gujarat and ...
Bombay duck
1. a small lizardfish, Harpadon nehereus, inhabiting river mouths and estuaries of Asia. 2. (in India) the flesh of this fish, impregnated with asafetida, dried, salted, and used ...
Bombay hemp
sunn. * * *
bombay mix
[U] a cold snack which is a mixture of nuts, lentils (= small green, orange or brown seeds) and small pieces of fried noodle (= a long thin strip of pasta) covered in spices, ...
Bombayduck
Bombay duck n. 1. A small edible lizardfish (Harpodon nehereus) of Asia, having a thin, nearly transparent body. 2. The dried salted flesh of this fish that is used in India as a ...
bombazine
/bom'beuh zeen", bom"beuh zeen'/, n. a twill fabric constructed of a silk or rayon warp and worsted filling, often dyed black for mourning wear. Also, bombasine, ...
bombbay
bomb bay n. The compartment in the fuselage of a combat aircraft into which bombs are loaded and from which they are dropped. * * *
bombe
/bom, bomb/; Fr. /bawonnb/, n., pl. bombes /bomz, bombz/; Fr. /bawonnb/. a round or melon-shaped frozen mold made from a combination of ice creams, mousses, or ices. [1890-95; < ...
bombé
/bom bay"/; Fr. /bawonn bay"/, adj. Furniture. curving or swelling outward. Also, bombed. Cf. swell front. [1900-05; < F: lit., rounded like a bomb (bombe BOMB + -é adj. suffix ...
Bombeck, Erma Louise
▪ 1997       U.S. humorist (b. Feb. 21, 1927, Dayton, Ohio—d. April 22, 1996, San Francisco, Calif.), turned her views of daily life in the suburbs into satirical ...
bombed
/bomd/, adj. Slang. 1. completely intoxicated; drunk. 2. completely under the influence of drugs; high. [1935-40; BOMB + -ED2] * * *
bombed-out
/bomd"owt"/, adj. destroyed or severely damaged by or as by bombing: a bombed-out village; a bombed-out economy. [1915-20] * * *
bomber
/bom"euhr/, n. 1. Mil. an airplane equipped to carry and drop bombs. 2. a person who drops or sets bombs, esp. as an act of terrorism or sabotage. 3. See bomber jacket. [1910-15; ...
bomber jacket
a jacket, often made of leather with ribbed trim, resembling those worn by World War II bomber crews. * * *
bombesin
bombesin [bäm′bə sin] n. a short polypeptide in some animals, esp. in the brain and stomach of a mammal, that stimulates the activity of the nervous, endocrine, and immune ...
Bombieri, Enrico
▪ Italian mathematician born November 26, 1940, Milan, Italy       Italian mathematician who was awarded the Fields Medal in 1974 for his work in number theory. ...
bombilla
/bawm bee"yah, -lyah/, n., pl. bombillas /-yahs, -lyahs/. Spanish. a tube or drinking straw with a strainer at one end, esp. for drinking maté. [1865-70] * * *
bombinate
—bombination, n. /bom"beuh nayt'/, v.i., bombinated, bombinating. to make a humming or buzzing noise. [1875-80; < NL bombinatus, ptp. of bombinare, appar. coined by Rabelais on ...
bombination
See bombinate. * * *
bombing run.
See bomb run. [1940-45] * * *
bomblet
/bom"lit/, n. any of numerous explosive, incendiary, or fragmentation bombs packed into a larger bomb or canister that releases or scatters them to explode separately. [BOMB + ...
bombload
/bom"lohd'/, n. the total load of bombs carried by an airplane, usually expressed in terms of their total weight. [BOMB + LOAD] * * *
Bombo
▪ town, Uganda       town located in south-central Uganda. Bombo is situated about 23 miles (37 km) north of Kampala and 58 miles (93 km) south of Nakasongola and is ...
bombora
/bom bawr"euh/, n. Australian. 1. a hidden reef of rocks. 2. a dangerous eddy over such a reef. [1930-35; perh. < Dharuk bumbora name of a current off Dobroyde Head, Port ...
bombous
/bom"beuhs/, adj. Entomol. convex; spherical. [1705-15; BOMB + -OUS] * * *
bombproof
/bom"proohf'/, adj. 1. strong enough to resist the impact and explosive force of bombs or shells: a bombproof shelter. v.t. 2. to make bombproof. [1695-1705; BOMB + -PROOF] * * *
bombrack
bomb rack n. A framework or mechanical holder for bombs on a combat aircraft. * * *
bombshell
/bom"shel'/, n. 1. a bomb. 2. something or someone having a sudden and sensational effect: The news of his resignation was a bombshell. [1700-10; 1925-30 for def. 2; BOMB + ...
bombsight
/bom"suyt'/, n. Mil. (in an aircraft) an instrument for aiming bombs at a target, esp. a device that can assume complete control of the aircraft during a bombing run, can ...
bombycid
/bom"beuh sid/, n. 1. a moth of the family Bombycidae, comprising a single species, Bombyx mori, the Chinese silkworm moth. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the family ...
Bombycillidae
▪ bird family       songbird family, order Passeriformes, that includes waxwings (see waxwing), the silky flycatchers (the best known of which is the phainopepla, ...
Bomu
/boh"mooh/, n. a river in central Africa, forming part of the boundary between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic, flowing N and W into the ...
Bomu River
River, central Africa. Flowing west, it forms the boundary between northern Congo and southern Central African Republic (where it is called the Mbomou). It flows in a wide ...
Bon
/bon/; Fr. /bawonn/, n. Cape, a cape on the NE coast of Tunisia: surrender of the German African forces, May 12, 1943. Also called Ras Addar. /bawn/, n. an annual festival of the ...
Bön
/bohn/, n. a shamanistic Tibetan sect, absorbed by the first Buddhist sects of the 7th century and later. * * * I Indigenous religion of Tibet. It was originally concerned with ...
bon ami
/baw nann mee"/, pl. bons amis /bawonn zann mee"/. French. 1. a good friend. 2. a sweetheart or lover. * * *
bon appétit
/baw nann pay tee"/, French. (I wish you) a hearty appetite. * * *
bon gré, mal gré
/bon" grdday' mannl" grdday'/, French. whether willing or not; willy-nilly. * * *
bon marché
/bawonn mannrdd shay"/, pl. bons marchés /bawonn mannrdd shay"/. French. a bargain. [lit., good market] * * * (French; "Good Buy") Paris department store. It was founded as a ...
bon mot
/bon" moh"/; Fr. /bawonn moh"/, pl. bons mots /bon" mohz"/; Fr. /bawonn moh"/. a witty remark or comment; clever saying; witticism. [1725-35; < F: lit., good word; see BOON2, ...
bon ton
/bon" ton"/; Fr. /bawonn tawonn"/ 1. good or elegant form or style. 2. something regarded as fashionably correct: The bon ton in this circle is to dress well and know influential ...
bon vivant
/bon" vee vahnt"/; Fr. /bawonn vee vahonn"/, pl. bons vivants /bon" vee vahnts"/; Fr. /bawonn vee vahonn"/. a person who lives luxuriously and enjoys good food and drink. [ < ...
bon voyage
/bon' voy ahzh"/; Fr. /bawonn vwann yannzh"/ (have a) pleasant trip. [1490-1500; < F: lit., good journey. See BOON2, VOYAGE] * * *
Bon,Cape
Bon (bŏn, bōɴ), Cape A peninsula of northeast Tunisia extending into the Mediterranean Sea across from Sicily. * * *
Bona
/boh"neuh, -nah/, n. Bône. * * *
Bona Dea
/boh"neuh dee"euh, day"euh/ an ancient Roman goddess of chastity and fertility. Also called Fauna. [ < L: lit., (the) Good Goddess] * * * In Roman religion, the deity of ...
bona fide
/boh"neuh fuyd', bon"euh; boh"neuh fuy"dee/ 1. made, done, presented, etc., in good faith; without deception or fraud: a bona fide statement of intent to sell. 2. authentic; ...
bona fides
/boh"nah fee"des/; Eng. /boh"neuh fuy"deez/ or, esp. for 2, /boh"neuh fuydz', bon"euh/ 1. (italics) Latin. (used with a sing. v.) good faith; absence of fraud or deceit; the ...
bona vacantia
/boh"nah vah kahn"tee ah/; Eng. /boh"neuh veuh kan"tee euh/, Law. property without an apparent owner or claimant. [1750-60; < L] * * *
Bona,Mount
Bo·na (bōʹnə), Mount A peak, 5,032.5 m (16,500 ft) high, of southern Alaska at the southern end of the Wrangell Mountains near the Canadian border. It is the highest ...
bonaci
/boh'neuh see"/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) bonaci, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) bonacis. any of several edible serranid fishes, as Mycteroperca bonaci. [ < ...
Bonacolsi Family
▪ Italian history       Italian family in despotic control of the cities of Mantua (1276–1328), Modena (1312–26), and Carpi (1317–26). The first member recorded in ...
Bonadoxin
/bon'euh dok"sin/, Pharm., Trademark. a brand of meclizine. * * *
bonafide
bo·na fide (bōʹnə fīd', fīʹdē, bŏnʹə) adj. 1. Made or carried out in good faith; sincere: a bona fide offer. 2. Authentic; genuine: a bona fide Rembrandt. See ...
bonafides
bona fi·des (fīʹdēz, fīdz) n. 1. (used with a sing. verb) Good faith; sincerity. 2. (used with a pl. verb) Information that serves to guarantee a person's good faith, ...
Bonaire
/baw nair"/, n. an island in the E Netherlands Antilles, in the S West Indies. 9137; 95 sq. mi. (245 sq. km). * * * ▪ island, Netherlands Antilles  second largest island of ...
Bonald, Louis-Gabriel-Ambroise, vicomte de
▪ French philosopher and statesman born Oct. 2, 1754, Le Monna, near Millau, Fr. died Nov. 23, 1840, Le Monna       political philosopher and statesman who, with the ...
Bonampak
Bo·nam·pak (bō-nämʹpäk) A ruined Mayan city near present-day Tuxtla Gutiérrez in southern Mexico. The ruins, with temples and well-preserved frescoes, were discovered in ...
Bonanno, Joseph
▪ 2003 “Joe Bananas”        Italian-born American organized crime figure (b. Jan. 18, 1905, Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy—d. May 11, 2002, Tucson, Ariz.), ...
bonanza
/beuh nan"zeuh, boh-/, n. 1. a rich mass of ore, as found in mining. 2. a source of great and sudden wealth or luck; a spectacular windfall: The play proved to be a bonanza for ...
Bonanza Creek
▪ stream, Yukon Territory, Canada       stream in the western Yukon Territory, Canada, rising near Dawson and flowing 20 mi (32 km) northwest to the Klondike River. In ...
BonanzaCreek
Bo·nan·za Creek (bə-nănʹzə) A stream of western Yukon Territory, Canada, flowing about 32 km (20 mi) to the Klondike River near Dawson. The first gold strike in the Yukon ...
Bonaparte
—Bonapartean, adj. /boh"neuh pahrt'/; Fr. /baw nann pannrddt"/, n. 1. Jérôme /jeuh rohm"/; Fr. /zhay rddohm"/, 1784-1860, king of Westphalia 1807 (brother of Napoleon I). 2. ...
Bonaparte Family
▪ French history Italian  Buonaparte,         a family made famous by Napoleon I (q.v.), emperor of the French (1804–1814/15). The French form Bonaparte was not ...
Bonaparte, (Marie-) Pauline
born Oct. 20, 1780, Ajaccio, Corsica died June 9, 1825, Florence French noblewoman. A sister of Napoleon, in 1797 she married one of his staff officers, Gen. C.V.E. Leclerc ...
Bonaparte, (Marie-Annonciade-) Caroline
born March 25, 1782, Ajaccio, Corsica died May 18, 1839, Florence Queen of Naples (1808–15). The youngest sister of Napoleon, she married Joachim Murat in 1800. Her ambitious ...
Bonaparte, Caroline
▪ queen of Naples original Italian  Maria Nunziata Carolina Buonaparte   born March 25, 1782, Ajaccio, Corsica died May 18, 1839, Florence       queen of Naples ...
Bonaparte, Charles Joseph
▪ United States attorney general born June 9, 1851, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. died June 28, 1921, Baltimore  lawyer and grandson of Jérôme Bonaparte, youngest brother of ...
Bonaparte, Charles-Lucien, Principe Di Canino E Di Musignano
▪ French scientist born May 24, 1803, Paris died July 29, 1857, Paris       scientist, eldest son of Napoleon I's second surviving brother Lucien. His publication of ...
Bonaparte, Élisa
▪ sister of Napoleon original Italian  Maria Anna Elisa Buonaparte   born Jan. 3, 1777, Ajaccio, Corsica died Aug. 7, 1820, Sant'Andrea, near Trieste       Napoleon ...
Bonaparte, Jérôme
born Nov. 15, 1784, Ajaccio, Corsica died June 24, 1860, Villegenis, France French nobleman. He was the youngest brother of Napoleon, from whom he became estranged after ...
Bonaparte, Joseph
born Jan. 7, 1768, Corte, Corsica died July 28, 1844, Florence, Tuscany, Italy French lawyer, diplomat, and soldier. Elder brother of Napoleon, he served during Napoleon's ...
Bonaparte, Louis
born Sept. 2, 1778, Ajaccio, Corsica died July 25, 1846, Livorno, Italy French nobleman and soldier. A brother of Napoleon, he accompanied Napoleon on the Italian campaign of ...
Bonaparte, Louis-Lucien
▪ French politician born Jan. 4, 1813, Thorngrove, Worcestershire, Eng. died Nov. 3, 1891, Fano, Italy       philologist, politician, and third son of Napoleon's second ...
Bonaparte, Lucien
born May 21, 1775, Ajaccio, Corsica died June 29, 1840, Viterbo, Italy French nobleman and politician. A brother of Napoleon, he became president of the Council of Five ...
Bonaparte, Napoléon-Joseph-Charles-Paul
▪ French prince also called  (from 1852) Prince Napoléon-jérôme   born Sept. 9, 1822, Trieste died March 17, 1891, Rome  youngest son of Jérôme Bonaparte, Napoleon I's ...
Bonaparte, Pauline
▪ sister of Napoleon original Italian  Maria Paola Buonaparte   born Oct. 20, 1780, Ajaccio, Corsica died June 9, 1825, Florence       second sister of Napoleon to ...
Bonaparte, Pierre-Napoléon
▪ French prince born Oct. 11, 1815, Rome died April 7, 1881, Versailles, Fr.       French prince (after 1851) and son of Napoleon I's brother Lucien ...
Bonapartism
Bonapartism [bō′nə pärt΄iz΄əm] n. 1. support of the Bonaparte dynasty in France 2. the methods, doctrines, etc. of any military-political dictator like Napoleon ...
Bonapartist
—Bonapartism, n. /boh"neuh pahr'tist/, n. an adherent of the Bonapartes or their policies. [1805-15; earlier Buonapartist. See BONAPARTE, -IST] * * * ▪ French ...
Bonar Law
➡ Law (I) * * *
Bonar, Horatius
▪ Scottish minister born Dec. 19, 1808, Edinburgh, Scot. died July 31, 1889, Edinburgh       Scottish Presbyterian minister whose poems, hymns, and religious tracts ...
Bonard, Louis-Adolphe
▪ French admiral born March 27, 1805, Cherbourg, Fr. died March 31, 1867, Amiens       French admiral who served as the first official military governor of Cochinchina ...
Bonaventura
/bon'euh ven choor"euh/; It. /baw'nah ven tooh"rddah/, n. See Bonaventure, Saint. * * *
bonaventure
/bon"euh ven'cheuhr, bon'euh ven"-/, n. Naut. a mast fitted with a lateen sail (bonaventure mizzen) or lugsail, situated behind the mizzenmast at or near the stern, used in the ...
Bonaventure
/bon"euh ven'cher, bon'euh ven"-/, n. Saint ("the Seraphic Doctor"), 1221-74, Italian scholastic theologian. Also, Bonaventura. * * *
Bonaventure Island
▪ island, Canada French  Île Bonaventure,         island in Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region, eastern Quebec province, Canada. The island lies in the Gulf of ...
Bonaventure, Saint
born 1217, Bagnoregio, Papal States died July 15, 1274, Lyon; canonized April 14, 1482; feast day July 15 Italian medieval theologian, cardinal, and minister general of the ...
Bonaventure,Saint
Bon·a·ven·ture (bŏnʹə-vĕn'chər) also Bon·a·ven·tu·ra (bŏn'ə-vĕn-cho͝orʹə, -to͝orʹə, -tyo͝orʹə), Saint Originally Giovanni di Fidanza. Known as “the ...
bonavist
/bon"euh vist/, n. See hyacinth bean. [1690-1700; < It buonavista good sight. See BONUS, VISTA] * * *
Bonavista
▪ Newfoundland, Canada       town, eastern Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It lies on the northeastern shore of Bonavista Bay. Cape Bonavista may have ...
bonbon
/bon"bon'/; Fr. /bawonn bawonn"/, n., pl. bonbons /-bonz'/; Fr. /-bawonn"/. 1. a fondant, fruit, or nut center dipped in fondant or chocolate; a chocolate. 2. a piece of ...
bonbonnière
/bon'beuh near", -nyair"/; Fr. /bawonn baw nyerdd"/, n., pl. bonbonnières /-nearz", -nyairz"/; Fr. /-nyerdd"/. 1. a person or store that makes or sells candies. 2. a box or dish ...
bonce
/bons/, n. Brit. Slang. head; skull. [1860-65; perh. to be identified with bonce a large playing marble, perh. repr. dial. pron. of BOUNCE; cf. dial. (Yorkshire) bouncer large ...
bond
bond1 —bondable, adj. —bondability, n. —bonder, n. —bondless, adj. /bond/, n. 1. something that binds, fastens, confines, or holds together. 2. a cord, rope, band, or ...
Bond
/bond/, n. 1. Carrie (nee Jacobs), 1862-1946, U.S. songwriter and author. 2. Julian, born 1940, U.S. civil-rights leader and politician. * * * I In construction, the systematic ...
bond immunization
immunization (def. 2). * * *
bond paper
a superior variety of paper usually with high cotton fiber content, esp. used for stationery. Also called bond. [1875-80] * * *
bond servant
1. a person who serves in bondage; slave. 2. a person bound to service without wages. Also, bond-servant. [1525-35] * * *
Bond Street
a street in the West End of London, England, known for its expensive shops and art galleries. * * *
Bond, (Horace) Julian
born Jan. 14, 1940, Nashville, Tenn., U.S. U.S. politician and civil-rights leader. The son of prominent educators, Bond graduated from Morehouse College. In 1960 he helped ...
Bond, Carrie Jacobs
▪ American composer née  Carrie Minetta Jacobs   born Aug. 11, 1862, Janesville, Wis., U.S. died Dec. 28, 1946, Hollywood, Calif.  composer-author of sentimental art songs ...
Bond, Julian
▪ American politician in full  Horace Julian Bond  born January 14, 1940, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.    U.S. legislator and black civil rights (civil rights movement) ...
Bond, Sir Robert
▪ prime minister of colonial Newfoundland born Feb. 25, 1857, St. John's, Nfd. [Canada] died March 16, 1927, Whitbourne       leader of the Liberal Party in ...
Bond, William Cranch
▪ American astronomer born Sept. 9, 1789, Falmouth, District of Maine, Mass. [now Portland, Maine], U.S. died Jan. 29, 1859, Cambridge, Mass.  American astronomer who, with ...
Bond,Julian
Bond (bŏnd), Julian. Born 1940. American politician and civil rights leader who was elected to the Georgia legislature (1966) but temporarily barred from taking office because ...
bondability
See bond. * * *
bondable
See bondability. * * *
bondage
/bon"dij/, n. 1. slavery or involuntary servitude; serfdom. 2. the state of being bound by or subjected to some external power or control. 3. the state or practice of being ...
Bondar, Roberta
▪ Canadian neurologist, researcher, and astronaut in full  Roberta Lynn Bondar  born Dec. 4, 1945, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Can.       Canadian neurologist, ...
Bondarchuk, Sergey
▪ 1995       Soviet film director and actor (b. Sept. 25, 1920, Belozerka, Ukraine—d. Oct. 20, 1994, Moscow, Russia), as one of the most prominent and successful film ...
Bonde, Gustaf, Friherre
▪ Swedish statesman (Baron) born Feb. 4, 1620, Esplunda, Swed. died May 25, 1667, Hamburg [Germany]  statesman and one of the regents ruling Sweden during the minority of ...
bonded
/bon"did/, adj. 1. secured by or consisting of bonds: bonded debt. 2. placed in bond: bonded goods. 3. Textiles. made of two layers of the same fabric or of a fabric and a lining ...
bonded warehouse
a warehouse for goods held in bond by the government. [1840-50] * * *
bonded whiskey
bond1 (def. 10). * * *
bonder
bond·er (bŏnʹdər) n. 1. One that bonds. 2. See header. * * *
bonderize
/bon"deuh ruyz'/, v.t., bonderized, bonderizing. to coat (steel) with an anticorrosive phosphate solution, usually in preparation for the application of paint, enamel, or ...
Bondfield, Margaret (Grace)
▪ British labour leader born March 17, 1873, Chard, Somerset, Eng. died June 16, 1953, Sanderstead, Surrey  trade-union leader and the first woman to attain Cabinet rank in ...
bondholder
—bondholding, adj., n. /bond"hohl'deuhr/, n. a holder of a bond or bonds issued by a government or corporation. [1815-25; BOND1 + HOLDER] * * *
Bondi, Sir Hermann
▪ 2006       Austrian-born British mathematician and cosmologist (b. Nov. 1, 1919, Vienna, Austria—d. Sept. 10, 2005, Cambridge, Eng.), was best known for his ...
bonding
/bon"ding/, n. 1. Psychol., Animal Behav. a. a relationship that usually begins at the time of birth between a parent and offspring and that establishes the basis for an ongoing ...
Bonding types and glass transition temperatures of representative amorphous solids
▪ Table Bonding types and glass transition temperatures of representative amorphous solids glass bonding glass transition temperature (K) silicon ...
bondmaid
/bond"mayd'/, n. 1. a female slave. 2. a woman bound to service without wages. [1520-30; BOND2 + MAID] * * *
bondman
/bond"meuhn/, n., pl. bondmen. 1. a male slave. 2. a man bound to service without wages. 3. Old Eng. Law. a villein or other unfree tenant. Also, bondsman. [1200-50; ME bonde ...
Bondo
Bon·do (bŏnʹdō) A trademark for a variety of materials used to repair automobile bodies. * * *
bondpaper
bond paper n. A superior grade of strong white paper made wholly or in part from rag pulp. * * *


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