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boombox
☆ boombox [bo͞om′bäks΄ ] n. 〚descriptive of sound produced and of shape〛 Slang a large, powerful portable radio and tape player * * * boom box n. Informal A portable ...
boomer
/booh"meuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that booms. 2. a person who settles in areas or towns that are booming. 3. Informal. See baby boomer. 4. Informal. a wandering or migratory ...
Boomer State
Oklahoma (used as a nickname). * * *
boomerang
/booh"meuh rang'/, n. 1. a bent or curved piece of tough wood used by the Australian Aborigines as a throwing club, one form of which can be thrown so as to return to the ...
boomie
/booh"mee/, n. Canadian Slang. a person who was an adolescent in the 1960s. [(BABY) BOOM + -IE] * * *
boomkin
/boohm"kin/, n. Naut. bumpkin2. [See BUMPKIN2] * * *
boomlet
/boohm"lit/, n. a brief increase, as in business activity or political popularity. [1875-80, Amer.; BOOM1 + -LET] * * *
boomslang
/boohm"slahng, -slang/, n. a venomous, tree-dwelling snake, Dispholidus typus, of tropical and southern Africa, having black to greenish scales. [1785-95; < Afrik, equiv. to boom ...
boomtown
boomtown [bo͞om′toun΄] n. a town that has sprung up or expanded rapidly as a result of an economic boom: also boom town * * * boom·town (bo͞omʹtoun') n. A town ...
boomy
/booh"mee/, adj., boomier, boomiest. 1. excessively resonant: a loudspeaker with a boomy sound in the lower register. 2. affected by, characterized by, or indicative of an ...
boon
boon1 —boonless, adj. /boohn/, n. 1. something to be thankful for; blessing; benefit. 2. something that is asked; a favor sought. [1125-75; ME bone < ON bon prayer; c. OE ...
Boon, Alan Wheatley
▪ 2001       British book editor (b. Sept. 28, 1913, London, Eng.—d. July 29, 2000, Leicester, Eng.), built Mills & Boon, a small family publishing house cofounded by ...
boondocker
/boohn"dok'euhr/, n. Slang. See combat boot. [1950-55, Amer.; BOONDOCK(S) + -ER1] * * *
boondocks
/boohn"doks'/, n. (used with a pl. v.) 1. an uninhabited area with thick natural vegetation, as a backwoods or marsh (usually prec. by the). 2. a remote rural area (usually prec. ...
boondoggle
—boondoggler, n. /boohn"dog'euhl, -daw'geuhl/, n., v., boondoggled, boondoggling. n. 1. a product of simple manual skill, as a plaited leather cord for the neck or a knife ...
boondoggler
See boondoggle. * * *
Boone
/boohn/, n. 1. Daniel, 1734-1820, American pioneer, esp. in Kentucky. 2. Pat, born 1934, U.S. singer. 3. a city in central Iowa. 12,602. 4. a town in NW North Carolina. 10,191. * ...
Boone, Daniel
born , с Nov. 2, 1734, Berks county, Pa. died с Sept. 26, 1820, St. Charles, Mo., U.S. U.S. frontiersman and legendary hero. He lived on the North Carolina frontier as a ...
Boone,Daniel
Boone (bo͞on), Daniel. 1734-1820. American frontiersman, folk hero, and central figure in the settlement of Kentucky. * * *
Boonesborough
▪ Kentucky, United States       resort village, Madison county, Kentucky, U.S., on the Kentucky River, 15 miles (24 km) southeast of Lexington. It is the site of Fort ...
boong
/boohng, boh"ong/, n. Australian Informal (disparaging). 1. a native of New Guinea. 2. an Aborigine. [1940-45; of obscure orig.] * * *
boongary
/boohng"geuh ree/, n., pl. boongaries. a small, tree-dwelling kangaroo, Dendrolagus lumholtzi, inhabiting northeastern Queensland. Also called Lumholtz's kangaroo. [1885-90; < ...
boonies
/booh"neez/, n. (used with a pl. v.) Informal. boondocks. [see BOONDOCKS, -IE] * * *
Boonville
▪ Missouri, United States       city, seat (1818) of Cooper county, central Missouri, U.S. It lies along the Missouri River, 27 miles (43 km) west of Columbia. Settled ...
boor
/boor/, n. 1. a churlish, rude, or unmannerly person. 2. a country bumpkin; rustic; yokel. 3. peasant. 4. Boer. [1545-55; < D boer or LG bur (c. G Bauer farmer), deriv. of Gmc ...
Boorda, Jeremy Michael
▪ 1997       ("MIKE"), U.S. naval commander (b. Nov. 26, 1938, South Bend, Ind.—d. May 16, 1996, Washington, D.C.), joined the military as an enlisted sailor and rose ...
Boorde, Andrew
▪ English physician and author Boorde also spelled  Borde   born c. 1490, , Borde hill, Cuckfield, Sussex, Eng. died April 1549, Fleet Prison, London       English ...
boorish
—boorishly, adv. —boorishness, n. /boor"ish/, adj. of or like a boor; unmannered; crude; insensitive. [1555-65; BOOR + -ISH1] Syn. coarse, uncouth, loutish, churlish. ...
boorishly
See boorish. * * *
boorishness
See boorishly. * * *
Boorman
(1933– ) an English film director. After working in television in Britain, he moved to the US to make Point Blank in 1967. His best-known films since then have included ...
Boorman, John
born Jan. 18, 1933, Shepperton, Middlesex, Eng. British film director. As head of the BBC's documentary film unit in Bristol (1962–64) he produced the acclaimed Citizen 63 ...
Boorstin, Daniel J.
▪ American historian in full  Daniel Joseph Boorstin  born October 1, 1914, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. died February 28, 2004, Washington, D.C.  influential social historian ...
Boorstin, Daniel Joseph
▪ 2005       American social historian (b. Oct. 1, 1914, Atlanta, Ga.—d. Feb. 28, 2004, Washington, D.C.), recounted in his writings the importance of ordinary objects ...
boost
/boohst/, v.t. 1. to lift or raise by pushing from behind or below. 2. to advance or aid by speaking well of; promote: She always boosts her hometown. 3. to increase; raise: to ...
boost-start
/boohst"stahrt'/, v.t. Auto. jump-start. * * *
booster
—boosterish, adj. /booh"steuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that boosts, esp. an energetic and enthusiastic supporter. 2. Elect. a device connected in series with a current for ...
booster cable
Auto. either of a pair of electric cables having clamps at each end and used for starting the engine of a vehicle whose battery is dead. Also called jumper cable, jumper. * * *
booster cables
booster cables n. JUMPER CABLES * * *
booster seat
a padded seat that can be placed on a chair seat, for seating a child at the proper height, as at a table or in a barber chair. * * *
booster shot
☆ booster shot or booster injection n. an injection of a vaccine or other antigen some time after the initial series of injections, for maintaining immunity * * *
boostercable
booster cable n. An electric cable used to connect a discharged battery to a power source for charging. Also called jumper cable. * * *
boosterdose
booster dose n. See booster shot. * * *
boosterism
/booh"steuh riz'euhm/, n. the action or policy of enthusiastically promoting something, as a city, product, or way of life: boosterism about the latest world's fair. [1910-15; ...
boosterseat
booster seat n. 1. A car seat for a small child that lifts the child by several inches, designed for use with an adult seat belt. 2. A seat placed on top of the seat of a chair, ...
boostershot
booster shot n. An additional dose of an immunizing agent, such as a vaccine or toxoid, given at a time after the initial dose to sustain the immune response elicited by the ...
boostphase
boost phase n. The period during which the rockets of a ballistic missile operate to bring it near or to peak velocity. * * *
boot
boot1 /booht/, n. 1. a covering of leather, rubber, or the like, for the foot and all or part of the leg. 2. Chiefly Brit. any shoe or outer foot covering reaching to the ...
boot camp
U.S. Navy, Marines. a camp for training recruits. [1940-45, Amer.] * * *
boot hill
Western U.S. a cemetery of a frontier settlement, esp. one in which gunfighters were buried. [1900-05, Amer.] * * *
boot hook
one of a pair of L-shaped metal hooks fixed to a handle, for drawing on a boot by inserting it through a bootstrap. [1800-10] * * *
boot tree
a device of wood, metal, or plastic, inserted in a boot or shoe when it is not being worn, to preserve the shape. [1760-70] * * *
bootblack
/booht"blak'/, n. a person who shines shoes and boots for a living. [1810-20, Amer.; BOOT1 + BLACK] * * *
bootblock
boot block n. An area of a disk having information for loading the operating system that is needed to start a computer. * * *
bootcamp
boot camp n. 1. A training camp for military recruits. 2. A correctional facility that uses the training techniques applied to military recruits to teach usually youthful ...
booted
/booh"tid/, adj. 1. equipped with or wearing boots. 2. Ornith. (of the tarsus of certain birds) covered with a continuous horny, bootlike sheath. [1545-55; BOOT1 + -ED3] * * *
bootee
/booh tee"/ or, esp. for 1, 3 /booh"tee/, n. 1. Also, bootie. a baby's socklike shoe, usually knitted or crocheted, and calf-length or shorter. 2. any boot having a short leg. 3. ...
bootery
/booh"teuh ree/, n., pl. booteries. a store selling boots, shoes, etc. [1915-20, Amer.; BOOT1 + -ERY] * * *
Boötes
/boh oh"teez/, n., gen. Boötis /-tis/. Astron. the Herdsman, a northern constellation between Ursa Major and Serpens, containing the bright star Arcturus. [1650-60; < L < Gk ...
booth
/boohth/, n., pl. booths /boohdhz, boohths/. 1. a stall, compartment, or light structure for the sale of goods or for display purposes, as at a market, exhibition, or fair. 2. a ...
Booth
/boohth/; Brit. /boohdh/, n. 1. Ballington /bal"ing teuhn/, 1859-1940, founder of the Volunteers of America 1896 (son of William Booth). 2. Edwin Thomas, 1833-93, U.S. actor ...
Booth, Catherine
▪ British religious leader née Mumford born Jan. 17, 1829, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, Eng. died Oct. 4, 1890, Clacton, Essex       wife of the founder of the Salvation ...
Booth, Charles
▪ British sociologist born March 30, 1840, Liverpool, Eng. died Nov. 23, 1916, Whitwick, Leicestershire  English shipowner and sociologist whose Life and Labour of the People ...
Booth, Cherie
▪ 2001       Until 1997, when the Labour Party's victory in the U.K. general election propelled her into Downing Street as the wife of the incoming prime minister, Tony ...
Booth, Edwin
▪ American actor in full  Edwin Thomas Booth  born Nov. 13, 1833, near Belair, Md., U.S. died June 7, 1893, New York, N.Y.       renowned tragedian of the ...
Booth, Edwin (Thomas)
born Nov. 13, 1833, near Belair, Md., U.S. died June 7, 1893, New York, N.Y. U.S. actor. Born into a noted theatrical family, he played his first starring roles in Boston and ...
Booth, Evangeline Cory
▪ American religious leader original name  Eva Cory Booth   born Dec. 25, 1865, London, Eng. died July 17, 1950, Hartsdale, N.Y., U.S.  Anglo-American Salvation Army ...
Booth, John Wilkes
born May 10, 1838, near Bel Air, Md., U.S. died April 26, 1865, near Port Royal, Va. U.S. actor and assassin of Pres. Abraham Lincoln. Born into a family of famous actors, he ...
Booth, Mary Louise
▪ American journalist born April 19, 1831, Millville [now Yaphank], N.Y., U.S. died March 5, 1889, New York, N.Y.  American journalist, prolific translator from the French, ...
Booth, Maud Ballington
▪ American religious leader née  Maud Elizabeth Charlesworth   born Sept. 13, 1865, Limpsfield, Surrey, Eng. died Aug. 26, 1948, Great Neck, N.Y., U.S.   Salvation Army ...
Booth, Shirley
▪ American actress original name  Thelma Booth Ford  born August 30, 1898, New York, N.Y., U.S. died October 16, 1992, North Chatham, Mass.  American actress who was ...
Booth, Wayne C.
▪ American literary critic in full  Wayne Clayson Booth   born February 22, 1921, American Fork, Utah, U.S. died October 10, 2005, Chicago, Illinois       American ...
Booth, Wayne Clayson
▪ 2006       American literary critic (b. Feb. 22, 1921, American Fork, Utah—d. Oct. 10, 2005, Chicago, Ill.), broke from the New Criticism school, which prevailed in ...
Booth, William
born April 10, 1829, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Eng. died Aug. 20, 1912, London British religious leader, founder and general (1878–1912) of the Salvation Army. At age 15 ...
Booth, William Bramwell
▪ British minister born March 8, 1856, Halifax, Yorkshire, Eng. died June 16, 1929, London       second general of the Salvation Army (1912–29) and eldest son of ...
Boothbay Harbor
▪ Maine, United States       town, Lincoln county, southern Maine, U.S. It lies on a peninsula of the Atlantic coast between the Sheepscot and Damariscotta rivers, 59 ...
bootheel
/booht"heel'/, n. (sometimes cap.) an area of SE Missouri where the Missouri-Arkansas border dips southward forming a rectangular-shaped extension of the state. [BOOT1 + HEEL1; ...
Boothia
/booh"thee euh/, n. 1. a peninsula in N Canada: the northernmost part of the mainland of North America; former location of the north magnetic pole. 2. Gulf of, a gulf between ...
Boothia Peninsula
Boothia Peninsula 〚after Sir Felix Booth (1775-1850), London distiller & promoter of Arctic expeditions〛 peninsula in Nunavut, Canada: its N tip is the northernmost point of ...
BoothiaPeninsula
Boo·thi·a Peninsula (bo͞oʹthē-ə) The northernmost tip of the North American mainland, in central Nunavut, Canada. It is connected with the Canadian mainland by the narrow ...
Boothroyd
(1929– ) a British Labour politician who in 1992 became the first woman to be elected Speaker of the House of Commons. She was made a life peer in 2000. * * *
bootie
/booh"tee/, n. 1. Also, bootee. a usually soft, sometimes disposable sock or bootlike covering for the foot or shoe, as for informal wear, warmth, or protection: quilted booties ...
booting
/booh"ting/, n. the practice of dealing with scofflaws by attaching a boot to the wheel of a car, immobilizing it until its owner reports to the police or pays delinquent ...
bootjack
/booht"jak'/, n. 1. a yokelike device for catching the heel of a boot, as a riding boot, to aid in removing it. 2. a notch or molding for the same purpose, cut into a piece of ...
bootlace
/booht"lays'/, n. 1. a long, strong lace used to fasten a boot. 2. Brit. a shoelace. [1930-35; BOOT1 + LACE] * * *
bootlace worm
a brownish-black, ribbonlike nemertean, Lineus longissimus. * * *
Bootle
/booht"l/, n. a city in Merseyside metropolitan county, in W England, on the Mersey estuary. 74,208. * * *
bootleg
—bootlegger, n. /booht"leg'/, n., v., bootlegged, bootlegging, adj. n. 1. alcoholic liquor unlawfully made, sold, or transported, without registration or payment of taxes. 2. ...
bootleg cut
➡ jeans * * *
bootleg play
Football. a play in which the quarterback pretends to hand the ball to a teammate, hides it by placing it next to his hip, and runs with it. * * *
bootlegged
/booht"legd'/, adj. bootleg. [see BOOTLEG, -ED3] * * *
bootlegger
See bootleg. * * *
bootlegging
Illegal traffic in liquor in the U.S. The term was probably first used to describe the practice of concealing flasks of illicit liquor in boot tops when going to trade with ...
bootless
—bootlessly, adv. —bootlessness, n. /booht"lis/, adj. without result, gain, or advantage; unavailing; useless. [bef. 1000; ME bot(e)les, OE botleas unpardonable. See BOOT2, ...
bootlessly
See bootless. * * *
bootlick
—bootlicker, n. /booht"lik'/, v.t. 1. to seek the favor or goodwill of in a servile, degraded way; toady to. v.i. 2. to be a toady. [1835-45, Amer.; BOOT1 + LICK] Syn. 1, 2. ...
bootlicker
See bootlick. * * *
boots
/boohts/, n., pl. boots. Brit. a servant, as at a hotel, who blacks or polishes shoes and boots. [1615-25; pl. of BOOT1; see -S3] * * *
boots and saddles
U.S. Army. a cavalry bugle call for mounted drill or formation. * * *
bootstrap
/booht"strap'/, n., adj., v., bootstrapped, bootstrapping. n. 1. a loop of leather or cloth sewn at the top rear, or sometimes on each side, of a boot to facilitate pulling it ...
bootstrapmemory
bootstrap memory n. A memory that allows new programs to be entered without erasing instructions already in the computer. * * *
boottopping
/booht"top'ing/, n. Naut. 1. the area between the water lines of a ship when fully loaded and when unloaded. 2. a distinctive band of paint covering this area. Also called ...
booty
—bootyless, adj. /booh"tee/, n., pl. booties. 1. spoil taken from an enemy in war; plunder; pillage. 2. something that is seized by violence and robbery. 3. any prize or ...
booze
—boozer, n. /boohz/, n., v., boozed, boozing. Informal. n. 1. any alcoholic beverage; whiskey. 2. a drinking bout or spree. v.i. 3. to drink alcohol, esp. to excess: He ...
booze-up
/boohz"up'/, n. Chiefly Brit. a drinking spree. [1895-1900] * * *
boozed-up
/boohzd"up"/, adj. drunk; intoxicated. [1855-60; BOOZE + -ED2] * * *
boozehound
/boohz"hownd'/, Informal. n. a boozer. [1925-30; BOOZE + HOUND1] * * *
boozer
boozer [bo͞oz′ər] n. Slang 1. a person who drinks alcoholic liquor to excess; drunk 2. Brit. a pub; tavern * * * See booze. * * *
boozily
See boozer. * * *
boozy
—boozily, adv. —booziness, n. /booh"zee/, adj., boozier, booziest. 1. drunken; intoxicated. 2. addicted to liquor. [1520-30; BOOZE + -Y1] * * *
bop
bop1 /bop/, n., v., bopped, bopping. n. 1. Also called bebop. early modern jazz developed in the early 1940s and characterized by often dissonant triadic and chromatic chords, ...
Bophuthatswana
/boh'pooh taht swah"neuh/, n. a self-governing Bantu territory of South Africa, consisting of several landlocked areas, along the NE part: granted independence in 1977 by South ...
Bopolu
▪ Liberia also called  Bopora, or Boporo,         town, western Liberia. Once the centre of the Malinke-dominated Kondo Confederation—including the Gola, Vai, De ...
Bopp
/bop/; Ger. /bawp/, n. Franz, 1791-1867, German philologist. * * *
Bopp, Franz
born Sept. 14, 1791, Mainz, archbishopric of Mainz died Oct. 23, 1867, Berlin, Prussia German linguist. He published the first lengthy comparative analysis of Indo-European ...
Bopp,Franz
Bopp (bŏp), Franz. 1791-1867. German philologist whose Comparative Grammar (1833-1852) illustrated the similarities among Indo-European languages. * * *
Boppard
▪ Germany  city, Rhineland-Palatinate Land (state), western Germany. Boppard is located on the left bank of the Rhine (Rhine River), some 12 miles (20 km) south of the city ...
bopper
/bop"euhr/, n. 1. a musician who specializes in bop. 2. a fan of bop. 3. teenybopper. 4. Slang. a hip, self-assured person. Also, bopster /bop"steuhr/ (for defs. 1, 2). [BOP1 + ...
boppish
bop·pish (bŏpʹĭsh) n. In the style of bop music: “a spirited boppish essay, full of harmonic twists and darting single-note runs” (Washington Post). * * *
BOQ
U.S. Mil. bachelor officers' quarters. * * *
Bor
Bor abbrev. Borough * * * ▪ Serbia       city, eastern Serbia. Bor is the site of one of the largest copper mines in Europe, and it has been a mining centre since ...
bor-
bor- [bôr] combining form BORO-: used before a vowel * * * bor- pref. Variant of boro-. * * *
bor.
borough. * * *
bora
bora1 /bawr"euh, bohr"euh/, n. Meteorol. (on the Adriatic coasts) a violent, dry, cold wind blowing from the north or northeast. [1860-65; < Upper It, var. of It borea ...
Bora Bora
/bawr"euh bawr"euh; bohr"euh bohr"euh/ an island in the Society Islands, in the S Pacific, NW of Tahiti. ab. 2000; 15 sq. mi. (39 sq. km). * * *
Bora-Bora
▪ island, French Polynesia   volcanic island, Îles Sous le Vent (Leeward Islands), in the Society Islands of French Polynesia. It lies in the central South Pacific ...
BoraBora
Bo·ra Bo·ra (bôrʹə bôrʹə, bōrʹə bōrʹə) A volcanic island of French Polynesia in the Leeward group of the Society Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean. * * *
boracic
/beuh ras"ik, baw-, boh-/, adj. Chem. boric. [1795-1805; borac- (s. of BORAX1) + -IC] * * *
boracite
/bawr"euh suyt', bohr"-/, n. a strongly pyroelectric mineral, a borate and chloride of magnesium, Mg6Cl2B14O26, occurring in white or colorless cubic crystals or fine-grained ...
borage
/bawr"ij, bor"-, berr"-/, n. 1. a plant, Borago officinalis, native to southern Europe, having hairy leaves and stems, used medicinally and in salads. Cf. borage family. 2. any ...
borage family
any member of the plant family Boraginaceae, typified by herbaceous plants, shrubs, and trees having simple, alternate, hairy leaves and usually blue, five-lobed flowers in a ...
Boraginaceae
▪ plant family   borage or forget-me-not family of flowering plants, with 148 genera and more than 2,700 species. In the earlier Cronquist botanical classification system, it ...
boraginaceous
/beuh raj'euh nay"sheuhs, baw-, boh-/, adj. belonging to the plant family Boraginaceae. Cf. borage family. [ < NL Boraginace(ae) family name (Boragin-, s. of Borago genus name; ...
Borah
/bawr"euh, bohr"euh/, n. William Edgar, 1865-1940, U.S. senator from Idaho 1906-40. * * *
Borah Peak
▪ mountain, Idaho, United States       peak in Lost River Range in Custer county, Idaho, U.S., and—at an elevation of 12,662 feet (3,859 metres)—the highest point ...
Borah, William E(dgar)
born June 29, 1865, Fairfield, Ill., U.S. died Jan. 19, 1940, Washington, D.C. U.S. senator (1907–40). He practiced law in Boise, Idaho, and in 1892 became the state's ...
Borah, William E.
▪ American politician in full  William Edgar Borah   born June 29, 1865, Fairfield, Ill., U.S. died Jan. 19, 1940, Washington, D.C.  Republican U.S. senator from Idaho for ...
BorahPeak
Bo·rah Peak (bôrʹə, bōrʹə) A mountain, 3,861.9 m (12,662 ft) high, in the Lost River Range of central Idaho. It is the highest elevation in the state. * * *
borak
/bawr"euhk, bor"-/, n. Australian. ridicule. [1835-45; < Wathawurrung (Austral Aboriginal language spoken around Geelong, Victoria) borak no] * * *
boral
/bawr"al, -euhl, bohr"-/, n. Pharm. a compound of an aluminum tartrate and borate, used chiefly as an astringent and antiseptic. [BOR(ATE) + AL(UMINUM)] * * *
borane
/bawr"ayn, bohr"-/, n. Chem. any of the compounds, both neutral and anionic, of boron and hydrogen with formulas ranging from B2H6 to B20H16. Also called boron hydride. [ < G ...
Borås
/booh rddaws"/, n. a city in S Sweden, near Göteborg. 102,129. * * * ▪ Sweden       town, Västra Götaland län (county), southwestern Sweden, on the Viskan River ...
borasca
/beuh ras"keuh/, n. (esp. in the Mediterranean) a squall, usually accompanied by thunder and lightning. Also, borasco /beuh ras"koh/, borasque /beuh rask"/. [1680-90; < It ...
borate
n. /bawr"ayt, -it, bohr"-/; v. /bawr"ayt, bohr"-/, n., v., borated, borating. Chem. n. 1. a salt or ester of boric acid. 2. (loosely) a salt or ester of any acid containing ...
borate mineral
       Borate minerals Borate mineralsany of various naturally occurring compounds of boron and oxygen. Most borate minerals are rare, but some form large deposits that ...
Borate minerals
▪ Table Borate minerals name colour lustre Mohs hardness specific gravity boracite colourless or white vitreous 7–7½ 2.9–3.0 borax colourless to white; grayish, ...
borated
bo·rat·ed (bôrʹā-tĭd, bōrʹ-) adj. Combined with or containing borax or boric acid. * * *
borax
borax1 /bawr"aks, -euhks, bohr"-/, n., pl. boraxes, boraces /bawr"euh seez', bohr"-/. a white, water-soluble powder or crystals, hydrated sodium borate, Na2B4O7·10H2O, occurring ...
borax bead
Chem. a bead of fused borax, used in chemical analysis for the identification of certain metal oxides. * * *
borax pentahydrate
Chem. a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, Na2B4O7·5H2O, used chiefly for killing weeds, as a water softener, and as a disinfectant and deodorizing agent. * * *
borazine
/bawr"euh zeen', bohr"-/, n. Chem. a colorless liquid, B3N3H6, that hydrolyzes with water to form boron hydrides. It is the inorganic analogue of benzene with similar physical ...
Borazon
/bawr"euh zon', bohr"-/, Chem. Trademark. a brand name for a cubic, diamondlike, extremely hard form of boron nitride, obtained at high temperatures and pressures: used as an ...
Borba
▪ Yugoslavian newspaper Serbo-Croatian“Struggle”       morning Yugoslavian newspaper published daily except Thursday in the Serbo-Croatian language, printed in the ...
Borba, Emilinha
▪ 2006  Brazilian singer (b. Aug. 31, 1923, Rio de Janeiro, Braz.—d. Oct. 3, 2005, Rio de Janeiro), endured as one of Brazil's most beloved radio personalities for 30 years. ...
borborygmus
/bawr'beuh rig"meuhs/, n., pl. borborygmi /-muy/. Physiol. a rumbling or gurgling sound caused by the movement of gas in the intestines. [1710-20; < NL < Gk borborygmós ...
Borcherds, Richard Ewen
▪ British mathematician born Nov. 29, 1959, Cape Town, S.Af.       British mathematician who won the Fields Medal in 1998 for his work in ...
Borchert, Wolfgang
▪ German writer born May 20, 1921, Hamburg, Ger. died Nov. 20, 1947, Basel, Switz.       playwright and short-story writer who gave voice to the anguish of the German ...
Borda, Jean-Charles de
▪ French naval officer and physicist born May 4, 1733, Dax, France died February 20, 1799, Paris       French mathematician and nautical astronomer noted for his ...
Bordaberry Arocena, Juan María
▪ president of Uruguay born June 17, 1928, Montevideo, Uruguay       president of Uruguay in 1972–76.       Bordaberry was born into a wealthy ranching family ...
Bordeaux
/bawr doh"/, n. 1. a seaport in and the capital of Gironde, in SW France, on the Garonne River. 226,281. 2. any of various wines produced in the region surrounding Bordeaux, esp. ...
Bordeaux I, II, and III, Universities of
▪ university, Bordeaux, France French  Universités de Bordeaux I, II, et III        coeducational, autonomous, state-financed institutions of higher learning at ...
Bordeaux mixture
Hort. a fungicide consisting of a mixture of copper sulfate, lime, and water. [1890-95; free trans. of F bouillie bordelaise. See BOIL1, BORDELAISE] * * *
Bordeaux wine
Introduction also called  claret   any of numerous wines of the region surrounding the city of Bordeaux, France. Bordeaux has a long history in wine culture; like Burgundy ...
Bordeauxmixture
Bordeaux mixture n. A mixture of copper sulfate, lime, and water that is sprayed as a fungicide on trees and plants.   [Translation of French bouillie bordelaise: bouillie, ...
bordel
/bawr"dl/, n. Archaic. a brothel. [1275-1325; ME < AF, OF, equiv. to borde wooden hut ( < Gmc; akin to BOARD) + -el < L -ellus dim. suffix] * * *
Bordelais
/bawr'dl ay"/; Fr. /bawrdd deuh le"/, n. a wine-growing region in SW France, in Gironde. * * *
Bordelaise
/bawr'dl ayz"/; Fr. /bawrdd deuh lez"/, n. a brown sauce flavored with red wine and shallots and garnished with poached marrow and parsley. Also called Bordelaise sauce. [ < F, ...
bordelaise sauce
bordelaise sauce [bôr′də lāz΄] n. 〚Fr, fem. of bordelais, of Bordeaux〛 a dark sauce made from meat stock, flour, wine, onions, seasonings, etc., served over broiled ...
bordello
/bawr del"oh/, n., pl. bordellos. a brothel. [1590-1600; < It < OF bordel BORDEL] * * *
Borden
/bawr"dn/, n. 1. Gail, 1801-74, U.S. inventor: developed technique for condensing milk. 2. Lizzie (Andrew), 1860-1927, defendant in U.S. 1893 trial: acquitted of ax murder of ...
Borden, Gail
▪ American philanthropist born Nov. 9, 1801, Norwich, New York, U.S. died Jan. 11, 1874, Borden, Texas       American philanthropist, businessman, and inventor, who ...
Borden, Lizzie
▪ American filmmaker in full  Linda Elizabeth Borden  born Feb. 3, 1955?, Detroit, Mich., U.S.       American filmmaker whose feminist perspective informed her ...
Borden, Lizzie (Andrew)
born July 19, 1860, Fall River, Mass., U.S. died June 1, 1927, Fall River U.S. murder suspect. The daughter of a businessman, she lived with her wealthy but parsimonious father ...
Borden, Sir Frederick (William)
born May 14, 1847, Cornwallis, Nova Scotia died Jan. 6, 1917, Canning, Nova Scotia, Can. Canadian politician. After studying at Harvard University, he returned to Nova Scotia ...
Borden, Sir Frederick William
▪ Canadian statesman born May 14, 1847, Cornwallis, Nova Scotia died Jan. 6, 1917, Canning, Nova Scotia, Can.  Canadian statesman who, as Liberal minister of militia and ...
Borden, Sir Robert
▪ prime minister of Canada born June 26, 1854, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia [Canada] died June 10, 1937, Ottawa, Ont., Can.  eighth prime minister of Canada (1911–20) and leader ...
Borden, Sir Robert (Laird)
born June 26, 1854, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia died June 10, 1937, Ottawa, Ont., Can. Prime minister of Canada (1911–20). He practiced law in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from 1874 and ...
Borden,Gail
Bor·den (bôrʹdn), Gail. 1801-1874. American surveyor and inventor who developed condensed milk (1853) and other food products. * * *
Borden,Lizzie Andrew
Borden, Lizzie Andrew. 1860-1927. American woman accused and acquitted of the ax murder of her parents (1892). * * *
Borden,Sir Robert Laird
Borden, Sir Robert Laird. 1854-1937. Canadian prime minister (1911-1920) during World War I. * * *
Bordentown
▪ New Jersey, United States       city, Burlington county, western New Jersey, U.S., on the Delaware River, just south of Trenton. Settled in 1682 by Thomas ...
border
—bordered, adj. —borderless, adj. /bawr"deuhr/, n. 1. the part or edge of a surface or area that forms its outer boundary. 2. the line that separates one country, state, ...
border ballad
      type of spirited heroic ballad celebrating the raids, feuds, seductions, and elopements on the border between England and Scotland in the 15th and 16th centuries, ...
Border collie
one of a breed of herding dogs, developed in the border area between Scotland and England, having a harsh, wavy coat, usually black with white around the neck, chest, face, feet, ...
border light
Theat. a striplight hung upstage of a border, for lighting the stage. Also, borderlight. * * *
border line
boundary line; frontier. [1865-70] * * *
Border States
1. U.S. Hist. the slave states of Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri, which refused to secede from the Union in 1860-61. 2. the U.S. states touching the Canadian ...
border tax
a tax system for imports and exports, esp. one that compensates for internal taxes in Common Market countries by levying fees or paying rebates. * * *
Border Television
one of the British ITV companies. It broadcasts programmes to northern England and southern Scotland. * * *
Border terrier
one of a British breed of small terriers having a dense, wiry coat ranging in color from red to pale yellow, sometimes being gray and tan, or blue and tan. [1890-95] * * * ▪ ...
Border, Allan Robert
▪ Australian athlete born July 27, 1955, Cremorne, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia       Australian cricketer (cricket) who became the all-time leading run-scorer in Test ...
Bordercollie
Bor·der collie (bôrʹdər) n. A British sheepdog that has a wavy, usually black coat with white markings and is used for herding.   [From the border country of England and ...
bordereau
/bawr'deuh roh"/; Fr. /bawrdd deuh rddoh"/, n., pl. bordereaux /-rohz"/; Fr. /-rddoh"/. a detailed memorandum, esp. one in which documents are listed. [1895-1900; < F, equiv. to ...
borderer
/bawr"deuhr euhr/, n. a person who dwells on or near the border of a country, region, etc. [1485-95; BORDER + -ER1] * * *
borderland
/bawr"deuhr land'/, n. 1. land forming a border or frontier. 2. an uncertain, intermediate district, space, or condition. [1805-15; BORDER + LAND] * * *
borderline
/bawr"deuhr luyn'/, adj. 1. on or near a border or boundary. 2. uncertain; indeterminate; debatable: not an alcoholic, but a borderline case. 3. not quite meeting accepted, ...
borderline personality
Psychiatry. a personality disorder characterized by instability in many areas, as mood, identity, self-image, and behavior, and often manifested by impulsive actions, suicide ...
Borders
/bawr"deuhrz/, n. a region in SE Scotland. 99,409; 1804 sq. mi. (4671 sq. km). * * *
BorderStates
Border States The slave states of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, and Missouri that were adjacent to the free states of the North during the Civil War. Virginia joined ...
Borderterrier
Border terrier n. A small, hardy, rough-coated terrier bred to hunt foxes in the border country of England and Scotland. * * *
Bordes, Charles
▪ French composer born May 12, 1863, Rochecorbon, near Vouvray, France died Nov. 8, 1909, Toulon       French composer, choirmaster, and musicologist who was important ...
Bordet
/bawr day"/; Fr. /bawrdd de"/, n. Jules Jean Baptiste Vincent /zhyuul zhahonn bann teest" vaonn sahonn"/, 1870-1961, Belgian physiologist and bacteriologist: Nobel prize for ...
Bordet, Jules
▪ Belgian bacteriologist in full  Jules-Jean-Baptiste-Vincent Bordet  born June 13, 1870, Soignies, Belg. died April 6, 1961, Brussels  Belgian physician, bacteriologist, ...
Bordet, Jules (-Jean-Baptiste–Vincent)
born June 13, 1870, Soignies, Belg. died April 6, 1961, Brussels Belgian bacteriologist and immunologist. In 1895 he found that two blood serum components cause bacteriolysis ...
bordetella
bor·de·tel·la (bôr'də-tĕlʹə) n. Any of various small, gram-negative coccobacilli of the genus Bordetella, some of which are pathogenic in the human respiratory tract. It ...
Bordighera
▪ Italy       town, Liguria regione, northwestern Italy. It lies along the Riviera di Ponente coast between Ventimiglia and San Remo. The Institute of Ligurian Studies, ...
Bordone, Paris
▪ Italian painter in full  Paris Paschalinus Bordone , Bordone also spelled  Bordon  born 1500, Treviso, Republic of Venice [Italy] died Jan. 19, 1571, ...
Bordoni, Faustina
▪ Italian opera singer married name Hasse born c. 1700, , Venice [Italy] died Nov. 4, 1781, Venice       Italian mezzo-soprano, one of the first great prima donnas, ...
Borduas, Paul-Émile
born Nov. 1, 1905, Saint-Hilaire, Que., Can. died Feb. 22, 1960, Paris, France Canadian painter. He was trained in Montreal as a church decorator and later studied in Paris. In ...
bordure
/bawr"jeuhr/, n. Heraldry. the area adjacent to the outer edges of an escutcheon. [1300-50; ME; see BORDER] * * *
bore
bore1 —boreable, borable, adj. /bawr, bohr/, v., bored, boring, n. v.t. 1. to pierce (a solid substance) with some rotary cutting instrument. 2. to make (a hole) by drilling ...
Boré, Étienne
▪ American agriculturalist born Dec. 27, 1741, French North America died Feb. 2, 1820, near New Orleans, La., U.S.       founder of the sugar industry in ...
boreal
/bawr"ee euhl, bohr"-/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the north wind. 2. of or pertaining to the north. 3. (sometimes cap.) pertaining to Boreas. [1425-75; late ME boriall < LL ...
boreal chickadee
boreal chickadee n. a brown-capped, black-throated chickadee (Parus hudsonicus) found near the Atlantic coast from Labrador to N New York * * *
boreal forest
▪ northern forest Introduction also called  taiga        vegetation composed primarily of cone-bearing, needle-leaved, or scale-leaved evergreen trees, found in ...
Boreas
/bawr"ee euhs, bohr"-/, n. the ancient Greek personification of the north wind. Cf. Aquilo. * * * ▪ Greek mythology  in Greek mythology, the personification of the north ...
borecole
/bawr"kohl', bohr"-/, n. kale (def. 1). [1705-15; < D boerenkool lit., farmer's cabbage; equiv. to boer (see BOOR) + -en- connective + kool COLE] * * *
boredom
/bawr"deuhm, bohr"-/, n. the state of being bored; tedium; ennui. [1850-55; BORE2 + -DOM] Syn. dullness, doldrums, weariness. Ant. excitement, diversion, amusement. * * *
boreen
boreen [bô rēn′] n. 〚Ir bōithrīn〛 in Ireland, a lane * * *
borehole
/bawr"hohl', bohr"-/, n. Mining. a hole drilled in the earth, as for the purpose of extracting a core, releasing gas, oil, water, etc. [1700-10; BORE1 + HOLE] * * *
Borel
/baw rel", beuh-/; Fr. /baw rddel"/, n. Félix Édouard Émile /fay leeks" ay dwannrdd" ay meel"/, 1871-1956, French mathematician. * * *
Borel, Émile
▪ French mathematician in full  Félix-Édouard-Justin-Émile  born January 7, 1871, Saint-Affrique, France died February 3, 1956, Paris       French mathematician ...
Borel, Jacques
▪ French author born Dec. 17, 1925, Paris, Fr. died Sept. 25, 2002, Villejuif       French writer, translator, and critic.       The son of a civil servant, ...
Borel, Petrus
▪ French author original name  Joseph-Pierre Borel , also called  Borel d'Hauterive  born June 29, 1809, Lyon, Fr. died July 1859, Mostaganem, Alg.  French poet, ...
Borel-Lebesgue theorem
/baw rel"leuh beg", beuh-/, Math. See Heine-Borel theorem. [1950-55; named after F.E.E. BOREL and H. LEBESGUE] * * *
Borelli
/baw rel"ee, beuh-/; It. /baw rddel"lee/, n. Giovanni Alfonso /joh vah"nee al fon"soh, -zoh, jee'euh-/; It. /jaw vahn"nee ahl fawn"zaw/, 1608-79, Italian astronomer, physicist, ...
Borelli, Giovanni Alfonso
▪ Italian physiologist and physicist original name  Giovanni Francesco Antonio Alonso   born Jan. 28, 1608, Naples, Kingdom of Naples [Italy] died Dec. 31, 1679, ...
Borenius, Tancred
▪ Finnish art historian born July 14, 1885, Vyborg, Russia died Sept. 2, 1948, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, Eng.       Finnish art historian who had a profound knowledge ...
borer
/bawr"euhr, bohr"-/, n. 1. a person or thing that bores or pierces. 2. Mach. a tool used for boring; auger. 3. Zool. a. any of several insects that bore into trees, fruits, etc., ...
borer beetle
▪ insect       any of the approximately 1,100 species of insects of the family Anobiidae (order Coleoptera). These beetles tend to be small (1 to 9 mm, or less than 0.5 ...
borescope
/bawr"skohp', bohr"-/, n. Optics. an instrument using optical fibers for the visual inspection of narrow cavities, as the bore of a gun. [1955-60; BORE1 + -SCOPE] * * *
boresight
/bawr"suyt', bohr"-/, v.t. to verify the alignment of the sights and bore of (a firearm). [back formation from boresighting; see BORE1, SIGHT, -ING1] * * *
boresome
/bawr"seuhm, bohr"-/, adj. tedious; dull; wearisome; boring. [1865-70; BORE2 + -SOME1] * * *
Borg
/bawrg/, n. Björn /byawrn/, born 1956, Swedish tennis player. * * *
Borg, Arne
▪ Swedish athlete byname  The Swedish Sturgeon   born Aug. 18, 1901, Stockholm, Swed. died Nov. 6, 1987       Swedish athlete, one of the dominant swimmers of the ...
Borg, Björn
▪ Swedish athlete in full  Björn Rune Borg  born June 6, 1956, Södertälje, Swed.    Swedish tennis player who was one of the finest competitors of the modern era. He ...
Borg, Björn (Rune)
born June 6, 1956, Södertälje, Swed. Swedish tennis player. Turning professional at age 14, Borg was noted for his powerful serve and two-handed backhand. He became the first ...
Borg,Bjorn
Borg (bôrg), Bjorn. Born 1956. Swedish tennis player who won five consecutive Wimbledon championships (1976-1980). * * *
Borge, Victor
orig. Borge Rosenbaum born Jan. 3, 1909, Copenhagen, Den. died Dec. 23, 2000, Greenwich, Conn., U.S. Danish-born U.S. comedian and pianist. He studied at the Copenhagen Music ...
Borgen, Johan
▪ Norwegian author in full  Johan Collet Müller Borgen  born April 28, 1902, Kristiania [now Oslo], Norway died October 16, 1979, Hvaler       Norwegian novelist, ...
Borger
/bawr"geuhr/, n. a city in N Texas. 15,837. * * * ▪ Texas, United States       city, Hutchinson county, northwestern Texas, U.S., in the Texas Panhandle, near Sanford ...
Borgerhout
Flemish. /bawrdd"kheuhrdd howt'/, n. a city in N Belgium, near Antwerp. 46,794. * * *
Borges
/bawrdd"hes/, n. Jorge Luis /hawrdd"he lwees/, 1899-1986, Argentine poet, short-story writer, and philosophical essayist. * * *
Borges, Jorge Luis
born Aug. 24, 1899, Buenos Aires, Arg. died June 14, 1986, Geneva, Switz. Argentine poet, essayist, and short-story writer. Educated in Switzerland, Borges recognized early ...
Borges,Jorge Luis
Bor·ges (bôrʹhĕs), Jorge Luis. 1899-1986. Argentinian writer particularly known for his short stories, which have a metaphysical, fantastic quality.   Bor·gesʹi·an ...
Borgesian
See Borges, Jorge Luis. * * *
Borghese
/bawrdd ge"ze/; Eng. /bawr gay"zee, -zay/, n. a member of a noble Italian family, originally from Siena, that was important in Italian politics and society from the 16th to the ...
Borghese family
Noble Italian family, originally from Siena, who first gained fame in the 13th century as magistrates, ambassadors, and other public officials. They moved to Rome in the 16th ...
Borghese Gallery
▪ museum, Rome, Italy Italian  Galleria Borghese,         state museum in Rome distinguished for its collection of Italian Baroque painting and ancient sculpture. It ...
Borghild
/bawrg"hild'/, n. (in the Volsunga Saga) the first wife of Sigmund: she poisons Sinfiotli in revenge for his killing of her brother. * * *
Borgia
/bawr"jeuh, -zheuh/; It. /bawrdd"jah/, n. 1. Cesare /che"zah rdde/, 1476?-1507, Italian cardinal, military leader, and politician. 2. Lucrezia /looh kree"sheuh, -zheuh/; It. ...
Borgia Family
▪ Italian family Spanish  Borja,         descendants of a noble line, originally from Valencia, Spain, that established roots in Italy and became prominent in ...
Borgia, Cesare
later duc de Valentinois born с 1475/76, probably Rome died 1507, near Viana, Spain Italian military leader, illegitimate son of Pope Alexander VI, and brother of Lucrezia ...
Borgia, Cesare, Duc De Valentinois
▪ Italian noble Introduction Italian  Duca Valentino   born c. 1475, /76, probably Rome [Italy] died 1507, near Viana, Spain       natural son of Pope Alexander VI. ...
Borgia, Lucrezia
born April 18, 1480, Rome died June 24, 1519, Ferrara, Papal States Italian noblewoman. The daughter of the future pope Alexander VI and sister of Cesare Borgia, she was ...
Borgia, Saint Francis
▪ Jesuit superior general Spanish  San Francisco de Borjia , original name  Francisco de Borja y Aragon, 4e duque (4th duke) de Gandīa  born Oct. 28, 1510, Gandía, ...
Borglum
/bawr"gleuhm/, n. John Gutzon /gut"seuhn/, 1867-1941, and his brother Solon Hannibal, 1868-1922, U.S. sculptors. * * *
Borglum, (John) Gutzon (de la Mothe)
born March 25, 1867, St. Charles, Idaho, U.S. died March 6, 1941, Chicago, Ill. U.S. sculptor. Born to Danish immigrant parents, he studied art in Paris. In 1901 he opened a ...
Borglum, Gutzon
▪ American sculptor in full  John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum  born March 25, 1867, St. Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho, U.S. died March 6, 1941, Chicago, Illinois  American ...
Borglum,Gutzon
Bor·glum (bôrʹgləm), Gutzon. Originally John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum. 1867-1941. American sculptor noted for his monumental works, particularly the busts of four U.S. ...
Borgo Maggiore
▪ San Marino, Europe       town, Republic of San Marino, located northeast of the city of San Marino, the republic's capital, on the slopes of Monte Titano, at an ...
Borgongini-Duca, Francesco
▪ Italian cardinal born Feb. 26, 1884, Rome died Oct. 4, 1954, Rome       cardinal, Vatican dignitary, and author of the Lateran Treaty, which assured the Holy See ...
Borgu
▪ emirate, Nigeria       traditional emirate, Niger State, western Nigeria. After a race by the colonial developer Frederick Lugard, on behalf of the Royal Niger ...
Borhyaenidae
▪ marsupial family       family of extinct South American marsupial mammals occurring from the Late Paleocene Epoch into the Pliocene (from about 63.5 to 5 million years ...
boric
/bawr"ik, bohr"-/, adj. Chem. of or containing boron; boracic. [1860-65; BOR- + -IC] * * *

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