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bubble card.
See blister pack. [1975-80] * * *
bubble chamber
Physics. an apparatus for determining the movements of charged particles, consisting of a chamber containing a superheated transparent liquid that, by boiling and producing ...
bubble dance
—bubble dancer. a solo dance by a nude or nearly nude woman, as in a burlesque show, using one or more balloons for covering. Cf. fan dance. [1935-40, Amer.] * * *
bubble gum
☆ bubble gum n. 1. a kind of chewing gum for blowing large bubbles 2. a kind of rock music with simple lyrics and melodies that is directed at teenage and younger audiences and ...
bubble memory
Computers. a storage medium employing tiny, movable, bubble-shaped magnetized areas within a magnetic material to represent data bits. [1970-75] * * *
bubble pack.
See blister pack. * * *
bubble shell
▪ marine snail       any of various marine snails of the order Cephalaspidea (subclass Opisthobranchia of the class Gastropoda). These snails characteristically have ...
bubble wrap
a clear, bubble-filled plastic material used esp. for cushioning breakable objects during shipment. * * *
Bubble-JetPrinter
Bub·ble-Jet Printer n. A trademark for a printer consisting of a grid of ink-containing nozzles that forms an image when the ink is heated and expanded, forcing it out onto the ...
bubble-top
☆ bubble-top [bub′əl täp΄ ] n. a bulletproof, transparent dome, as over the rear section of an automobile * * *
bubbleand squeak
bubble and squeak n. Chiefly British Cabbage and potatoes fried together.   [Imitative of the sounds made as it cooks.] * * *
bubblebath
bubble bath n. 1. A perfumed preparation, such as powdered crystals or a liquid, added to bath water to make it foam. 2. A bath to which such a preparation has been added. * * *
bubblecar
bubble car n. A small, usually three-wheeled automobile with a transparent bubble top. * * *
bubblechamber
bubble chamber n. An apparatus in which the movement and collision of ionizing particles is determined by the examination of trails of gas bubbles that form in the paths of the ...
bubblegum
/bub"euhl gum'/, n. 1. a type of chewing gum that can be blown into large bubbles through the lips. 2. Slang. light rock-'n'-roll music characterized by simple, repetitive ...
bubblegummer
/bub"euhl gum'euhr/, n. Slang. a young teenager; adolescent. [BUBBLEGUM + -ER1] * * *
bubblehead
—bubble-headed, adj. /bub"euhl hed'/, n. Slang. a stupid or foolish person; dolt. [1950-55; BUBBLE + HEAD] * * *
bubbleheaded
See bubblehead. * * *
bubblememory
bubble memory n. Magnetic bubble memory. * * *
bubblepack
bubble pack n. 1. Flexible plastic sheeting containing numerous small air pockets, used in cushioning items during shipment. Also called bubble wrap. 2. See blister pack. * * *
bubbler
/bub"leuhr/, n. 1. a drinking fountain that spouts water. 2. Chem. any device for bubbling gas through a liquid. [1710-20; BUBBLE + -ER1] * * *
Bubbles
a painting (1886) by Millais of his young grandson blowing soap bubbles. It is especially well known in Britain because it was bought by Pears, a soap company, who used it in ...
bubbletop
/bub"euhl top'/, n. 1. a transparent dome, usually made of plastic or bulletproof glass, that serves as the roof or part of the roof of an automotive vehicle. 2. a vehicle having ...
bubblewrap
bubble wrap n. See bubble pack. * * *
bubbly
—bubbliness, n. /bub"lee/, adj., bubblier, bubbliest, n., pl. bubblies. adj. 1. full of, producing, or characterized by bubbles. 2. lively; effervescent; enthusiastic: the ...
bubby
/booh"bee, boob"ee, bub"ee/, n., pl. bubbies. Slang. a female breast. [1680-90; perh. imit. of baby's cry or of sucking sound; see -Y2] * * *
Bubenberg, Adrian von
▪ Swiss soldier and politician born 1431?, Spiez, Switz. died August 1479, Bern       Swiss soldier and politician, leader of the Bernese forces at the Battle of Morat ...
Buber
/booh"beuhr/, n. Martin, 1878-1965, Jewish philosopher, theologian, and scholar of Hasidism: born in Austria, in Israel from 1938. * * *
Buber, Martin
born Feb. 8, 1878, Vienna, Austria-Hungary died June 13, 1965, Jerusalem German Jewish religious philosopher and biblical translator. Brought up in Lemberg (now Lviv, Ukraine), ...
Buber,Martin
Bu·ber (bo͞oʹbər), Martin. 1878-1965. Austrian-born Judaic scholar and philosopher whose influential I and Thou (1923) posits a direct personal dialogue between God and the ...
Bubis, Ignatz
▪ 2000       German property developer and Orthodox Jewish community leader who survived a Nazi labour camp and eventually served as the acknowledged leader of the ...
Būbiyān
▪ island, Kuwait       island of Kuwait, located at the head of the Persian Gulf. It is the largest of a group of eight islands situated just southwest of the mouth of ...
Bubka, Sergey
born Dec. 14, 1963, Voroshilovgrad, Ukr., U.S.S.R. Ukrainian pole-vaulter. He first cleared 6 m (19 ft 8 in.), long considered impossible, in Paris in 1985. In 1991 he cleared ...
Buble, Michael
▪ 2007       Having spent his youth soaking up the swinging sounds of the 1930s, '40s, and '50s while his peers were rocking and raving, Canadian singer Michael Bublé ...
Bubnov, Andrey Sergeyevich
▪ Soviet official born April 4 [March 23, Old Style], 1883, Ivanovo–Voznesensk [now Ivanovo], Russia died Jan. 12, 1940       Bolshevik revolutionary and Communist ...
bubo
—buboed, adj. /byooh"boh, booh"-/, n., pl. buboes. Pathol. an inflammatory swelling of a lymphatic gland, esp. in the groin or armpit. [1350-1400; ME < LL < Gk boubón lit., ...
bubonic
/byooh bon"ik, booh-/, adj. Pathol. 1. of or pertaining to a bubo. 2. accompanied by or affected with buboes. [1870-75; < LL bubon- (s. of bubo) BUBO + -IC] * * *
bubonic plague
Pathol. a serious, sometimes fatal, infection with the bacterial toxin Yersinia pestis, transmitted by fleas from infected rodents and characterized by high fever, weakness, and ...
bubonicplague
bu·bon·ic plague (bo͞o-bŏnʹĭk, byo͞o-) n. A contagious, often fatal epidemic disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia (syn. Pasteurella) pestis, transmitted from person ...
bubonocele
/byooh bon"euh seel', booh-/, n. Pathol. an inguinal hernia, esp. one in which the protrusion of the intestine is limited to the region of the groin. [1605-15; < Gk boubono-, ...
bubu
/booh"booh/, n. boubou. * * *
Bucaram Ortiz, Abdala
▪ 1997       Campaigning in 1996 under the name El Loco ("The Madman"), Abdalá Bucaram Ortíz seemed an unlikely choice for president of Ecuador. The flamboyant ...
Bucaramanga
/booh'kah rddah mahng"gah/, n. a city in N Colombia. 340,783. * * * ▪ Colombia       city, north-central Colombia, situated on the northeastern slopes of the Andean ...
Bucareli y Ursúa, Antonio María
▪ Spanish soldier and statesman born January 24, 1717, Sevilla, Spain died April 9, 1779, Mexico City, Mexico       Spanish soldier and statesman, noted for his ...
buccal
—buccally, adv. /buk"euhl/, adj. Anat. 1. of or pertaining to the cheek. 2. pertaining to the sides of the mouth or to the mouth; oral. 3. Dentistry. directed toward the cheek. ...
buccally
See buccal. * * *
buccaneer
—buccaneerish, adj. /buk'euh near"/, n. 1. any of the piratical adventurers who raided Spanish colonies and ships along the American coast in the second half of the 17th ...
buccaneering
buc·ca·neer·ing (bŭk'ə-nîrʹĭng) adj. Showing boldness and enterprise, as in business, often to the point of recklessness or unscrupulousness. * * *
buccaro
/booh kahr"oh/, n. unglazed pottery. [see BUCCHERO] * * *
bucchero
/booh"keuh roh', book"euh-/, n., pl. buccheros. an Etruscan black ceramic ware, often ornamented with incised geometrical patterns or figures carved in relief. [1885-90; < It < ...
bucchero ware
▪ Etruscan pottery       Etruscan earthenware pottery common in pre-Roman Italy chiefly between about the 7th and early 5th century BC. Characteristically, the ware is ...
buccinator
—buccinatory /buk"seuh neuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee, buk'seuh nay"teuh ree/, adj. /buk"seuh nay'teuhr/, n. Anat. a thin, flat muscle lining the cheek, the action of which contracts ...
bucco-
a combining form meaning "cheek," "mouth," used in the formation of compound words: buccolingual. [ < L bucc(a) lower cheek, jaw, mouth + -O-] * * *
buccolingual
/buk'euh ling"gweuhl/ or, Can., /-ling"gyooh euhl/, adj. Anat. of or pertaining to the cheek and tongue. [BUCCO- + LINGUAL] * * *
Buccoo Coral Reef
▪ reef, Trinidad and Tobago       reef off the southwestern coast of Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago, southeastern West Indies. It consists of five reef flats surrounding ...
Bucegi Massif
▪ mountain, Romania Romanian  Munții Bucegi        mountain massif, one of the four forming the Transylvanian Alps (Southern Carpathians), south central Romania, ...
Bucentaur
▪ ship Italian  Bucintoro,         in the Republic of Venice, a highly decorated galley used by the doge on solemn state occasions, especially at the annual ceremony ...
Bucephalus
/byooh sef"euh leuhs/, n. the horse used by Alexander the Great on most of his military campaigns. * * *
Bucer, Martin
▪ Protestant religious reformer Bucer also spelled  Butzer   born November 11, 1491, Schlettstadt, Alsace died February 28, 1551, England       Protestant ...
Buch, Leopold, Freiherr von
▪ German geologist born April 26, 1774, Angermünde, Prussia died March 4, 1853, Berlin       geologist and geographer whose far-flung wanderings and lucid writings had ...
Buchalter, Louis
▪ American crime boss byname  Lepke  born Feb. 12, 1897, New York City died March 4, 1944, Ossining, N.Y., U.S.       American crime syndicate boss and founder of the ...
Buchan
/buk"euhn/; Scot. /bukh"euhn/, n. John (Baron Tweedsmuir), 1875-1940, Scottish novelist and historian: governor general of Canada 1935-40. * * *
Buchan, Alexander
▪ British meteorologist born April 11, 1829, Kinneswood, Kinross, Scot. died May 13, 1907, Edinburgh  eminent British meteorologist who first noticed what became known as ...
Buchan, John, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir
▪ British statesman and author born Aug. 26, 1875, Perth, Perthshire, Scot. died Feb. 11, 1940, Montreal  statesman and writer best known for his swift-paced adventure ...
Buchan,Sir John
Buch·an (bŭkʹən, bŭKHʹ-), Sir John. First Baron Tweedsmuir. 1875-1940. Scottish writer and government official who was governor-general of Canada (1935-1940) but is best ...
Buchanan
/byooh kan"euhn, beuh-/, n. James, 1791-1868, 15th president of the U.S. 1857-61. * * * (as used in expressions) Buchanan George Buchanan James Duke James Buchanan * * * ▪ ...
Buchanan, Franklin
▪ United States naval officer born Sept. 17, 1800, Baltimore died May 11, 1874, Talbot County, Md., U.S.  first superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. ...
Buchanan, George
born February 1506, Killearn, Stirlingshire, Scot. died Sept. 29, 1582, Edinburgh Scottish humanist, scholar, and educator. As a teacher of Latin in Paris, Buchanan wrote ...
Buchanan, James
born April 23, 1791, near Mercersburg, Pa., U.S. died June 1, 1868, near Lancaster 15th president of the U.S. (1857–61). He was admitted to the bar in 1812 and soon ...
Buchanan, James M.
▪ American economist and educator in full  James McGill Buchanan  born Oct. 2, 1919, Murfreesboro, Tenn., U.S.       American economist and educator who received the ...
Buchanan, Patrick J.
▪ American journalist and politician in full  Patrick Joseph Buchanan  born November 2, 1938, Washington, D.C., U.S.       conservative American journalist who held ...
Buchanan,James
Bu·chan·an (byo͞o-kănʹən, bə-), James. 1791-1868. The 15th President of the United States (1857-1861). He tried to maintain a balance between proslavery and antislavery ...
Bucharest
/booh"keuh rest', byooh"-/, n. a city in and the capital of Romania, in the S part. 1,832,015. Romanian, Bucuresti. * * * Romanian Bucureti City (pop., 1997: 2,057,512), ...
Bucharest, Treaty of
(May 7, 1918) Settlement forced on Romania after it had been defeated by the Central Powers in World War I. Romania was required to return southern Dobruja to Bulgaria, give ...
bûche de Noël
bûche de Noël [büsh də nō̂ el′] n. 〚Fr, lit., log of Christmas〛 a French Christmas cake made from a thin layer of spongecake that is rolled up and frosted so as to ...
Buchenwald
/booh"keuhn wawld', book"euhn-/; Ger. /boohkh"euhn vahlt'/, n. site of a former Nazi concentration camp in central Germany, near Weimar. * * * One of the first and biggest of ...
Bucher, Lloyd Mark
▪ 2005 “Pete”        U.S. naval officer(b. Sept. 1, 1927, Pocatello, Idaho—d. Jan. 28, 2004, Poway, Calif.), commanded the American intelligence ship USS Pueblo ...
Bucher, Lothar
▪ German publicist born Oct. 25, 1817, Neustettin, Pomerania [now Szczecinek, Pol.] died Oct. 10, 1892, Glion, Switz.       German publicist and one of the most trusted ...
Bucher, Walter Herman
▪ American geologist born March 12, 1888, Akron, Ohio, U.S. died Feb. 17, 1965, Houston, Texas       U.S. geologist known for his studies of cryptovolcanic and other ...
Buchheim, Lothar-Gunther
▪ 2008  German art collector and author born Feb. 6, 1918 , Weimar, Ger. died Feb. 22, 2007, Starnberg, Ger. scrutinized the difficult lives of a German U-boat crew in his ...
Buchholz, Horst
▪ 2004       German film actor (b. Dec. 4, 1933, Berlin, Ger.—d. March 3, 2003, Berlin), enjoyed a lengthy career in several countries and was best known in the U.S. ...
Buchis
▪ Egyptian deity       in ancient Egyptian religion, white bull with black markings, worshipped as a favourite incarnation of the war god Mont. He was represented with ...
Buchman,Frank Nathan Daniel
Buch·man (bo͝okʹmən, bŭkʹ-), Frank Nathan Daniel. 1878-1961. American evangelist who preached at Oxford University in the 1920s, where he founded the Oxford Group, which ...
Buchmanism
—Buchmanite /book"meuh nuyt', buk"-/, n. /book"meuh niz'euhm, buk"-/, n. the principles or the international movement of Moral Re-Armament or of the Oxford Group, or belief in ...
Büchner
Büchner [bookh′nər] 1. Eduard [ā′do͞o ärt΄] 1860-1917; Ger. biochemist 2. Georg [gā ō̂rk′] 1813-37; Ger. poet & dramatist * * *
Buchner, Eduard
▪ German biochemist born May 20, 1860, Munich, Bavaria [Germany] died Aug. 13, 1917, Focşani, Rom.       German biochemist who was awarded the 1907 Nobel Prize for ...
Büchner, Georg
born Oct. 17, 1813, Goddelau, Hesse-Darmstadt died Feb. 19, 1837, Zürich, Switz. German dramatist. As a medical student, he became involved in revolutionary politics and was ...
Buchner, Hans
born Dec. 16, 1850, Munich, Bavaria died April 5, 1902, Munich, Ger. German bacteriologist. He served as a physician in the Bavarian army in the 1870s and taught at the ...
Büchner, Ludwig
▪ German physician and philosopher born March 29, 1824, Darmstadt, Hesse-Darmstadt [Germany] died April 30, 1899, Darmstadt, Ger.       German physician and philosopher ...
buchu
/booh"kooh, byooh"kyooh/, n. any of several southern African citrus shrubs of the genus Agathosma or the genus Diosma, esp. A. betulina, A. crenulata, or D. ericoides, whose ...
Buchwald, Art
▪ 2008 Arthur Buchwald  American humorist born Oct. 20, 1925 , Mount Vernon, N.Y. died Jan. 17, 2007, Washington, D.C. wrote a newspaper column of observational satire that ...
Buchwald, Art(hur)
born Oct. 20, 1925, Mt. Vernon, N.Y., U.S. U.S. humour writer and columnist. Buchwald moved to Paris in 1948. His popular original column reviews of the city's nightlife for ...
buck
buck1 /buk/, n. 1. the male of the deer, antelope, rabbit, hare, sheep, or goat. 2. the male of certain other animals, as the shad. 3. an impetuous, dashing, or spirited man or ...
Buck
/buk/, n. 1. Pearl (Sydenstricker) /suyd"n strik'euhr/, 1892-1973, U.S. novelist: Nobel prize 1938. 2. a male given name. * * * (as used in expressions) Buck Pearl Leonard ...
buck and wing
a tap dance derived in style from black and Irish clog dances, marked esp. by vigorous hopping, flinging of the legs, and clicking of the heels. [1890-95, Amer.] * * *
buck bean
a bog plant, Menyanthes trifoliata, of the gentian family, having narrow clusters of white or pink flowers. Also called bogbean, marsh trefoil. [1570-80; earlier buckes bean, ...
buck fever
1. nervous excitement of an inexperienced hunter upon the approach of game. 2. any nervous excitement preceding a new experience. [1835-45, Amer.] * * *
Buck House
(BrE often ironic) an informal name for Buckingham Palace: We stayed at Thomas’s place. It isn’t exactly Buck House, but it’s comfortable enough. * * *
buck moth
a saturniid moth, Hemileuca maia, having delicate, grayish wings with a white band. [1885-90, Amer.] * * *
buck passer
—buck-passing, n. Informal. a person who avoids responsibility by shifting it to another, esp. unjustly or improperly. [1930-35] * * *
Buck Rogers
➡ Rogers (I) * * *
buck slip
Informal. a paper attached to and showing the destination and source of an interoffice memorandum, file, or the like. Also called buck sheet. * * *
Buck, John Francis
▪ 2003 “Jack”        American sports broadcaster (b. Aug. 21, 1924, Holyoke, Mass.—d. June 18, 2002, St. Louis, Mo.), was considered the voice of baseball's St. ...
Buck, Linda B.
▪ American physician born January 29, 1947, Seattle, Washington, U.S.       American scientist and corecipient, with Richard Axel (Axel, Richard), of the Nobel Prize ...
Buck, Pearl
orig. Pearl Sydenstricker born June 26, 1892, Hillsboro, W.Va., U.S. died March 6, 1973, Danby, Vt. U.S. author. Buck was reared in China by her missionary parents and later ...
Buck, Sir Peter
▪ Maori anthropologist, physicist, and politician in full  Sir Peter Henry Buck,  original name  Te Rangi Hiroa  born Dec. 15, 1880, Uremi, N.Z. died Dec. 1, 1951, ...
Buck,Pearl Sydenstricker
Buck (bŭk), Pearl Sydenstricker. 1892-1973. American writer whose life as a missionary in China lent a vivid immediacy to her novels, including The Good Earth (1931). She won ...
buck-naked
buck-na·ked (bŭkʹnĕkʹĭd) adv. & adj. Chiefly Southern U.S. Bare-naked.   [buck-(perhaps alteration of butt4) + naked.] * * *
buck-passer
☆ buck-passer [buk′pas΄ər ] n. 〚see phr. PASS THE BUCK under BUCK3〛 Informal a person who regularly seeks to shift blame or responsibility to someone ...
buck-passing
buck-pass·ing (bŭkʹpăs'ĭng) n. Informal The shifting of responsibility or blame to another: “smothered in avalanches of recriminations and orgies of buck-passing” ...
buckaroo
/buk"euh rooh', buk'euh rooh"/, n., pl. buckaroos. 1. Western U.S. a cowboy, esp. a broncobuster. 2. Older Slang. fellow; guy. [1820-30, Amer.; earlier bakhara, baccaro, bucharo ...
buckbean
buckbean [buk′bēn΄] n. 〚transl. of Du boksboon, lit., goat's bean〛 a bog plant (Menyanthes trifoliata) of the gentian family, with glossy leaves of three leaflets and ...
buckboard
/buk"bawrd', -bohrd'/, n. a light, four-wheeled carriage in which a long elastic board or lattice frame is used in place of body and springs. [1830-40, Amer.; obs. buck body, ...
buckbrush
buckbrush [buk′brush΄] n. 〚 BUCK1 + BRUSH1〛 Chiefly West any of various shrubby plants, esp. of the honeysuckle family, fed on by deer * * *
bucked
/bukt/, adj. Brit. Informal. happy; elated. [1905-10; BUCK2 + -ED2] * * *
bucker
bucker1 /buk"euhr/, n. 1. a horse that bucks. 2. a person who bucks rivets. 3. a person employed to carry, shovel, lift, or load coal, farm produce, etc. [1880-85, Amer.; BUCK2 + ...
buckeroo
buck·er·oo (bŭk'ə-ro͞oʹ) n. Western U.S. Variant of buckaroo. * * *
bucket
/buk"it/, n., v., bucketed, bucketing. n. 1. a deep, cylindrical vessel, usually of metal, plastic, or wood, with a flat bottom and a semicircular bail, for collecting, carrying, ...
bucket bench.
See water bench. * * *
bucket brigade
1. a line of persons formed to extinguish a fire by passing on buckets of water quickly from a distant source. 2. any group of persons who cooperate to help cope with an ...
bucket conveyor
Mach. a conveyor consisting of an endless chain with a series of buckets attached at regular intervals, used for moving ore, gravel, grain, or other bulk materials. * * *
bucket orchid
▪ plant (genus Coryanthes)        any of about 42 species of tropical American orchid (family Orchidaceae) that has an unusual pollination mechanism. One to five ...
bucket seat
an individual seat with a rounded or contoured back, as in some automobiles and airplanes, often made to fold forward. Also called bucket. [1905-10] * * *
bucket shop
1. Stock Exchange. an unsound, unethical, or overly aggressive brokerage house. 2. Slang. any shady commercial agency, as one dealing in illegally priced theater ...
bucketbrigade
bucket brigade n. A line of people formed to fight a fire by passing buckets of water from a source to the fire. * * *
bucketful
/buk"it fool'/, n., pl. bucketfuls. the amount that a bucket can hold: a bucketful of water. [1555-65; BUCKET + -FUL] Usage. See -ful. * * *
bucketseat
bucket seat n. A single, usually low seat with a contoured back, typically used in some automobiles. * * *
bucketshop
bucket shop n. 1. A fraudulent brokerage operation in which orders to buy and sell are accepted but no executions take place. Instead, the operators expect to profit when ...
buckettruck
bucket truck n. A truck equipped with a cherry picker. * * *
buckeye
/buk"uy'/, n., pl. buckeyes. 1. any of various trees or shrubs of the genus Aesculus, as A. glabra (Ohio buckeye), having palmate leaves, gray, scaly bark, and bell-shaped ...
Buckeye State
Ohio (used as a nickname). * * *
buckfever
buck fever n. Nervous excitement felt by a novice hunter at the first sight of game. * * *
Buckhannon
▪ West Virginia, United States       city, seat (1851) of Upshur county, north-central West Virginia, U.S., on the Buckhannon River. Settled in 1770, it was named for a ...
Buckhaven
▪ Scotland, United Kingdom       small burgh (town) and port on the northern shore of the Firth of Forth, Fife council area and historic county, Scotland. The burgh ...
buckhorn
buck·horn (bŭkʹhôrn') n. 1. The horn of a buck. 2. The material of such a horn, used especially to make handles for knives and tools. * * *
buckhound
/buk"hownd'/, n. a hound trained to hunt bucks and other game. [1520-30; BUCK1 + HOUND1] * * *
Buckingham
/buk"ing euhm, -ham'/, n. 1. George Villiers, 1st Duke of, 1592-1628, English courtier, politician, and military leader: lord high admiral 1617. 2. his son, George Villiers, 2nd ...
Buckingham and Normanby, John Sheffield, 1st duke of, 3rd Earl Of Mulgrave
▪ British statesman and author born April 7, 1648, London, England died February 24, 1721, London       English statesman, patron of the poet John Dryden (Dryden, ...
Buckingham Palace
1. a residence of the British sovereigns since 1837, in London, England: built 1703. 2. the reigning British monarch or the royal family: Buckingham Palace has denied the ...
Buckingham, 1st duke of
orig. George Villiers born Aug. 28, 1592, Brooksby, Leicestershire, Eng. died Aug. 23, 1628, Portsmouth, Hampshire English courtier and politician. Charming and handsome, he ...
Buckingham, 2nd duke of
orig. George Villiers born Jan. 30, 1628, London, Eng. died April 16, 1687, Kirkby Moorside, Yorkshire English politician. Born eight months before the assassination of his ...
Buckingham, Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of
▪ British noble born Feb. 3, 1478, Brecknock Castle, Brecon, Brecknockshire, Wales died May 17, 1521, London, Eng.       eldest son of Henry Stafford, the 2nd duke, ...
Buckingham, George Nugent Temple Grenville, 1st Marquess of
▪ British statesman also called  (1779–84) 2nd Earl Temple   born June 17, 1753 died Feb. 11, 1813, Stowe House, Buckinghamshire, Eng.       George Grenville's ...
Buckingham, George Villiers, 1st Duke of
▪ English statesman also called (1614–16)  Sir George Villiers , or  (1616–17)  Baron Whaddon, Viscount Villiers , or  (1617–18)  Earl of Buckingham , or ...
Buckingham, George Villiers, 2nd Duke of
▪ English politician born Jan. 30, 1628, London, Eng. died April 16, 1687, Kirkby Moorside, Yorkshire       English politician, a leading member of King Charles II's ...
Buckingham, Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of
▪ English noble born c. 1454 died Nov. 2, 1483, Salisbury, Wiltshire, Eng.       a leading supporter, and later opponent, of King Richard III. He was a Lancastrian ...
Buckingham, Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of, Earl Of Stafford, Earl Of Buckingham, Baron Stafford, Comte De Perche
▪ English noble born Aug. 15, 1402 died July 10, 1460, Northampton, Northamptonshire, Eng.       Lancastrian prominent in the Hundred Years' War in France and the Wars ...
Buckingham,First Duke of
Buck·ing·ham (bŭkʹĭng-əm, -hăm'), First Duke of Originally George Vil·liers (vĭlʹərz, -yərz) 1592-1628. English courtier and statesman whose military and political ...
Buckingham,Second Duke of
Buckingham, Second Duke of Originally George Vil·liers (vĭlʹərz, -yərz) 1628-1687. English courtier who was a prominent member of the influential group known as the Cabal ...
Buckinghamshire
/buk"ing euhm shear', -sheuhr/, n. a county in S England. 501,800; 294 sq. mi. (761 sq. km). Also called Buckingham, Bucks. * * * Administrative (pop., 2001: 479,028), ...
Buckinghamshire lace
      lace made in Buckinghamshire, Eng., from c. 1665 or earlier until the first quarter of the 20th century. This bobbin-lace industry, which was centred in Olney and ...
buckish
—buckishly, adv. —buckishness, n. /buk"ish/, adj. impetuous; dashing. [1505-15; BUCK1 + -ISH1] * * *
buckjump
/buk"jump'/, v.i. (of a horse) to buck. [1840-50; BUCK2 + JUMP] * * *
buckjumper
/buk"jum'peuhr/, n. a horse that bucks habitually, esp. such a horse kept for use in rodeos. [1840-50; BUCKJUMP + -ER1] * * *
Buckland, William
▪ British geologist born March 12, 1784, Axminster, Devonshire, Eng. died Aug. 15, 1856, London       pioneer geologist and minister, known for his effort to reconcile ...
buckle
—buckleless, adj. /buk"euhl/, n., v., buckled, buckling. n. 1. a clasp consisting of a rectangular or curved rim with one or more movable tongues, fixed to one end of a belt or ...
buckler
/buk"leuhr/, n. 1. a round shield held by a grip and sometimes having straps through which the arm is passed. 2. any means of defense; protection. v.t. 3. to be a shield to; ...
Buckley
/buk"lee/, n. William F., Jr., born 1925, U.S. writer and editor. * * *
Buckley's chance
Australian. no chance at all or only a slim hope. Also called Buckley's and none, Buckley's hope. [1870-75; orig. obscure] * * *
Buckley, Jeffrey Scott
▪ 1998       , American folk, rock, and pop singer and songwriter whose multioctave voice was compared to that of his father, the late Tim Buckley; through his one full ...
Buckley, William F(rank), Jr.
born Nov. 24, 1925, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. writer and editor. He attended Yale University, where he was chairman of the Yale Daily News. In 1955 founded the National Review; ...
Buckley, William F., Jr.
▪ American editor in full  William Frank Buckley, Jr.  born Nov. 24, 1925, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Feb. 27, 2008, Stamford, Conn.       versatile American editor, ...
Buckley, William Frank, Jr.
▪ 2009       American editor, commentator, and writer born Nov. 24, 1925, New York, N.Y. died Feb. 27, 2008, Stamford, Conn. became an important intellectual influence ...
Buckley, William Frank,Jr.
Buck·ley (bŭkʹlē), William Frank, Jr. Born 1925. American writer and editor known especially for his caustic, polysyllabic wit. * * *
buckling
Mode of failure under compression of a structural component that is thin (see shell structure) or much longer than wide (e.g., post, column, leg bone). Leonhard Euler first ...
buckminsterfullerene
/buk'min steuhr fool"euh reen'/, n. the form of fullerene having sixty carbon atoms. [1985; see FULLERENE] * * *
Bucknell University
▪ university, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, United States       private, coeducational institution of higher learning in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. Bachelor's and ...
Bucknell, Robert Barraby
▪ 2004 “Barry”        British television-show host (b. Jan. 26, 1912, London, Eng.—d. Feb. 21, 2003, St. Mawes, Cornwall, Eng.), inspired do-it-yourself fans with ...
Buckner
/buk"neuhr/, n. 1. Simon Bolivar /bol"euh veuhr/, 1823-1914, U.S. Confederate general and politician. 2. his son, Simon Bolivar, Jr., 1886-1945, U.S. general. * * *
Buckner, Simon Bolivar
born April 1, 1823, near Munfordville, Ky., U.S. died Jan. 8, 1914, near Munfordville U.S. and Confederate military leader. He graduated from West Point and served in the ...
Buckner, Simon Bolivar, Jr.
▪ United States general born July 18, 1886, Mundfordville, Ky., U.S. died June 18, 1945, Okinawa [now in Japan]  U.S. Army general in World War II who climaxed his career of ...
bucko
/buk"oh/, n., pl. buckoes. 1. Chiefly Irish Eng. young fellow; chap; young companion. 2. Brit. Slang. a swaggering fellow. [1880-85; BUCK1 + -O] * * *
buckra
/buk"reuh/, n. Southern U.S. (chiefly South Atlantic States). a white man (often used disparagingly). [1685-90; of uncert. orig.; often alleged to be < Efik mbakára white man; ...
buckraker
See buckraking. * * *
buckraking
buck·rak·ing (bŭkʹrā'kĭng) n. The practice of accepting large sums of money for speaking to business or special interest groups, especially when viewed as compromising the ...
buckram
/buk"reuhm/, n., v., buckramed, buckraming. n. 1. a stiff cotton fabric for interlinings, book bindings, etc. 2. stiffness of manner; extreme preciseness or formality. v.t. 3. to ...
Bucks
/buks/, n. Buckinghamshire. * * * ▪ county, Pennsylvania, United States       county, southeastern Pennsylvania, U.S., bordered to the east by New Jersey (the ...
bucksaw
/buk"saw'/, n. a saw having a blade set across an upright frame or bow, used with both hands in cutting wood on a sawhorse. [1855-60, Amer.; BUCK3 + SAW1] * * *
buckshee
/buk"shee, buk'shee"/, Chiefly Brit. Slang. n. 1. a gift, gratuity, or small bribe. 2. an extra ration or portion. adj. 3. free of charge; gratuitous. [1915-20; var. of ...
buckshot
/buk"shot'/, n. a large size of lead shot used in shotgun shells for hunting game, as pheasants or ducks. [1400-50; late ME; see BUCK1, SHOT1] * * *
buckskin
/buk"skin'/, n. 1. the skin of a buck or deer. 2. a strong, soft, yellowish or grayish leather, originally prepared from deerskins, now usually from sheepskins. 3. buckskins, ...
buckstay
/buk"stay'/, n. a beam held by stays to the exterior of a masonry wall, as that of a furnace or boiler, to keep the adjacent areas of the wall from being forced outward. [BUCK3 + ...
bucktail
/buk"tayl'/, n. Angling. an artificial fly made of hairs of or like those of the tail of a deer. [1910-15; BUCK1 + TAIL1] * * *
buckthorn
/buk"thawrn'/, n. 1. any of several, sometimes thorny trees or shrubs belonging to the genus Rhamnus, esp. R. frangula, the bark of which is used in medicine. Cf. buckthorn ...
buckthorn family
the plant family Rhamnaceae, characterized by shrubs and trees having alternate, simple leaves, clusters of small flowers, and fruit in the form of a drupe or capsule, and ...
bucktooth
—bucktoothed, adj. /buk"toohth"/, n., pl. buckteeth /-teeth"/. a projecting tooth, esp. an upper front tooth. [1745-55; BUCK1 + TOOTH] * * *
bucktoothed
See bucktooth. * * *
buckwheat
—buckwheatlike, adj. /buk"hweet', -weet'/, n. 1. a plant, esp. Fagopyrum esculentum, cultivated for its triangular seeds, which are used as a feed for animals or made into a ...
buckwheat cake
a pancake made of buckwheat flour. [1740-50, Amer.] * * *
buckwheat coal
anthracite in sizes ranging from 9/16 to 5/16 in. (14 to 8 mm). [1880-85, Amer.] * * *
buckwheat family
the plant family Polygonaceae, characterized by herbaceous plants, vines, shrubs, and trees having stems with swollen joints, simple leaves, small, petalless flowers, and fruit ...
buckwheat note.
See shape note. [1850-55; prob. so called because of the note's fancied resemblance to buckwheat kernels] * * *
buckwheat tree
▪ plant also called  Titi, or Black Titi        (Cliftonia monophylla), evergreen shrub or small tree of the family Cyrillaceae, native to southern North America. It ...
buckyball
buckyball [buk′ē bôl΄] n. Informal BUCKMINSTERFULLERENE: also bucky ball * * * buck·y·ball (bŭkʹē-bôl') n. A molecule of buckminsterfullerene.   [Shortening and ...
Buck’s Fizz
n [U, C] (BrE) a drink consisting of champagne mixed with orange juice. It is usually drunk at special events such as weddings or important parties. It is named after Buck’s, a ...
bucolic
—bucolically, adv. /byooh kol"ik/, adj. Also, bucolical. 1. of or pertaining to shepherds; pastoral. 2. of, pertaining to, or suggesting an idyllic rural life. n. 3. a pastoral ...
bucolically
See bucolic. * * *
Bucolics
/byooh kol"iks/, n. Eclogues. * * *
Bucovina
/booh'keuh vee"neuh/; Rum. /boo kaw vee"nah/, n. a region in E central Europe, formerly a district in N Rumania: now divided between Rumania and Ukraine. 4031 sq. mi. (10,440 sq. ...
bucranium
/byooh kray"nee euhm/, n., pl. bucrania /-nee euh/. (in classical architecture) an ornament, esp. on a frieze, having the form of the skull of an ox. Also, bucrane /byooh ...
Bucuresti
/boo koo rddesht"/, n. Romanian name of Bucharest. * * *
Bucyrus
/byooh suy"reuhs/, n. a city in N central Ohio. 13,433. * * *
bud
bud1 —budder, n. —budless, adj. —budlike, adj. /bud/, n., v., budded, budding. n. 1. Bot. a. a small axillary or terminal protuberance on a plant, containing rudimentary ...
Bud
/bud/, n. a male given name. Also, Budd. * * * I Small lateral or terminal protuberance on the stem of a vascular plant that may develop into a flower, leaf, or shoot. Buds ...
Bud Abbott
➡ Abbott and Costello * * *
Bud Flanagan
➡ Flanagan * * *
bud mutation
a variation produced by a genetic alteration in the bud such that the seeds produced by the resulting growth perpetuate the change in succeeding generations. * * *
bud scale
scale1 (def. 3a). [1875-80] * * *
bud sport
a sport resulting from a bud mutation or bud variation. [1895-1900] * * *
bud stick
Hort. a shoot of a plant from which buds are cut for the propagation of that plant. * * *
bud variation
any variation in a bud due to changes in either its genetic composition or environment or both such that the resulting flower, fruit, or shoot differs from others of the same ...
bud vase
bud vase n. a relatively tall, slender vase, usually footed, for holding a single, stemmed flower, usually a rosebud * * *
Buda
/booh"deuh/; Hung. /boo"do/, n. See under Budapest. * * *
Budapest
/booh"deuh pest', booh'deuh pest"/; Hung. /boo"do pesht'/, n. a city in and the capital of Hungary, in the central part, on the Danube River: formed 1873 from two cities on the W ...
Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra
▪ Hungarian symphony orchestra in Hungarian  Budapesti Filharmóniai Társaság Zenekara,         Hungarian symphony orchestra based in Budapest. Members of the ...
Budapest Zoo
▪ zoo, Budapest, Hungary Hungarian  in full Budapest Fóváros Allat-es Növénykertje,         foremost zoological garden in Hungary. Founded in 1866, it is ...
Budaun
▪ India       city, north-central Uttar Pradesh state, northern India. It lies near the Sot River, a tributary of the Ganges (Ganga) River (Ganges River). Budaun is ...
budder
See bud1. * * *
Buddh Gaya
/bood' geuh yah"/ a village in central Bihar, in NE India: site of tree under which Siddhartha became the Buddha. * * *
Buddha
/booh"deuh, bood"euh/, n. 1. Also called Butsu, Gautama, Gautama Buddha. (Prince Siddhattha or Siddhartha) 566?-c480 B.C., Indian religious leader: founder of Buddhism. 2. any of ...
Buddhacarita
▪ poem by Ashvaghosa in full  Buddhacarita-kāvya-sūtra        (Sanskrit: “Poetic Discourse on the Acts of the Buddha”), poetic narrative of the life of Buddha ...
Buddhaghosa
▪ Buddhist scholar flourished 5th century AD       Indian Buddhist scholar, famous for his Visuddhimagga (“The Path of Purification”), a summary of current Buddhist ...
Buddhahood
/booh"deuh hood', boo"deuh-/, n. the attainment of enlightenment as a Buddha. [1830-40; BUDDHA + -HOOD] * * *
Buddhapālita
▪ Buddhist scholar flourished 5th century       the founder of the Prāsaṅgika school of Buddhism, mainly distinguished by its method of argumentation, similar to ...
buddhi
/booh"dee, bood"ee/, n. Hinduism, Buddhism. intellect, seen as an intuitive faculty giving increased spiritual awareness. [ < Skt; cf. bodhati (he) awakes] * * *
Buddhism
—Buddhist, n., adj. —Buddhistic, Buddhistical, adj. —Buddhistically, adv. /booh"diz euhm, bood"iz-/, n. a religion, originated in India by Buddha (Gautama) and later ...
Buddhist
See Buddhism. * * *
Buddhist council
▪ Buddhism       any of several assemblies convened in the centuries following the death of the Buddha to recite approved texts of scriptures and to settle doctrinal ...
Buddhist councils
In most Buddhist traditions, two early councils on doctrine and practice. The first, which most modern scholars do not accept as historical, was reputedly held at Rajagrha ...
Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit language
      Middle Indo-Aryan literary language, a Prākrit dialect heavily infiltrated with Sanskrit, in which the texts of the northern Buddhist scriptures were written. It ...
Buddhist meditation
      the practice of mental concentration leading ultimately through a succession of stages to the final goal of spiritual freedom, nirvana. Meditation occupies a central ...
Buddhistic
See Buddhist. * * *
Buddhology
/booh dol"euh jee, boo-/, n. the study of Buddha and of Buddhahood. [BUDDH(A) + -O- + -LOGY] * * *
budding
budding [bud′iŋ] n. 〚see BUD1, n. 3〛 a type of asexual reproduction in which a new individual or branch develops from an outgrowth on the body of a plant or certain lower ...
budding bacteria
Group of bacteria that reproduce by budding. Each bacterium divides following unequal cell growth; the mother cell is retained, and a new daughter cell forms. In budding, the ...
budding bacterium
▪ biology plural  Budding Bacteria,        any of a group of bacteria that reproduce by budding. Each bacterium divides following unequal cell growth; the mother cell ...
buddle
—buddler, n. /bud"l, bood"l/, n., v., buddled, buddling. Mining. n. 1. a shallow trough in which metalliferous ore is separated from gangue by means of running water. v.t. 2. ...
buddleia
/bud lee"euh, bud"lee euh/, n. any shrub belonging to the genus Buddleia, of the logania family, having opposite, lance-shaped leaves and clusters of flowers, comprising the ...
buddy
/bud"ee/, n., pl. buddies, v., buddied, buddying. Informal. n. 1. comrade or chum (often used as a term of address). 2. bud2. v.i. 3. to be a companion; be friendly or on ...
Buddy
/bud"ee/, n. a male given name. * * *
Buddy Holly
➡ Holly * * *
Buddy Holly's record collection
▪ Primary Source When he went on performance tours, Buddy Holly brought a collection of 45-rpm records with him in two carrying cases (see photo). The 48 records that comprise ...
buddy seat
1. a seat on a motorcycle or moped for the driver and a passenger sitting one behind the other. 2. a motorcycle sidecar. * * *
buddy system
1. (in swimming and scuba diving) the practice of pairing swimmers, each being responsible for the other's safety. 2. any arrangement whereby two or more persons, teams, etc., ...
buddy-buddy
/bud"ee bud"ee/, adj. Informal. 1. very friendly; intimate. 2. associated for greedy or conniving purposes. [1960-65] * * *
buddystores
buddy stores pl.n. Aircraft fuel tanks designed to transfer fuel from the host plane to another plane, such as a fighter, during flight. * * *
buddysystem
buddy system n. An arrangement in which persons are paired, as for mutual safety or assistance. * * *
Budé, Guillaume
▪ French scholar Latin  Guglielmus Budaeus   born Jan. 26, 1467, Paris, Fr. died Aug. 20, 1540, Paris       French scholar who brought about a revival of classical ...
Budënny
/booh den"ee/; Russ. /booh dyaw"nee/, n. Semën Mikhailovich /syi myawn" myi khuy"leuh vyich/, 1883-1973, Russian general in 1917 revolution and World War II. * * *
Budenny, Semyon (Mikhaylovich)
born April 13, 1883, Kozyurin, near Rostov-na-Donu, Russia died Oct. 17, 1973, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R. Russian army officer. In 1919 he joined the Communist Party and, as ...
Budenny, Semyon Mikhaylovich
▪ Soviet general and politician born , April 13 [April 25, New Style], 1883, Kozyurin, near Rostov-na-Donu, Russia died Oct. 17, 1973, Moscow       Red Army officer who ...
Buderim
▪ Queensland, Australia       town, southeastern Queensland, Australia, about 62 miles (100 km) north of Brisbane by the Bruce Highway, on the Sunshine Coast. The town ...
budge
budge1 —budger, n. /buj/, v., budged, budging. (often used negatively) v.i. 1. to move slightly; begin to move: He stepped on the gas but the car didn't budge. 2. to change ...
Budge
/buj/, n. (John) Donald, born 1915, U.S. tennis player. * * *
Budge Budge
▪ India also spelled  Baj Baj        town, southeastern West Bengal state, northeastern India, on the left bank of the Hugli (Hooghly) River (Hugli River). ...
Budge, (John) Don(ald)
born June 13, 1915, Oakland, Calif., U.S. died Jan. 26, 2000, Scranton, Pa. U.S. tennis player. He won his very first tournament, the California Boys State Singles title ...
Budge, Don
▪ American tennis player byname of  John Donald Budge  born June 13, 1915, Oakland, Calif., U.S. died Jan. 26, 2000, Scranton, Pa.  American tennis player who was the first ...
Budge, John Donald
▪ 2001 “Don”        American tennis player (b. June 13, 1915, Oakland, Calif.—d. Jan. 26, 2000, Scranton, Pa.), won the four major tennis tournaments—Wimbledon ...
Budge, Sir Wallis
▪ British curator in full  Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge  born , July 27, 1857, Cornwall, Eng. died Nov. 23, 1934, London       curator (1894–1924) of ...
Budgell, Eustace
▪ English author born , Aug. 19, 1686, St. Thomas, near Exeter, Eng. died May 4, 1737, London  English writer who, apart from Joseph Addison and Richard Steele, was the ...
budgeree
/buj"euh ree/, adj. Australian. 1. good; fine. 2. pretty. [ < Austral Pidgin E < Dharuk bú-ja-ri] * * *
budgerigar
/buj"euh ree gahr', -euhr i-/ an Australian parakeet, Melopsittacus undulatus, having greenish plumage with black and yellow markings, bred as a pet in a variety of colors. Also, ...
budget
—budgetary /buj"i ter'ee/, adj. —budgeter, n. /buj"it/, n., adj., v., budgeted, budgeting. n. 1. an estimate, often itemized, of expected income and expense for a given ...
Budget Day
➡ budget * * *
budget deficit
➡ budget * * *

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