(mythology) the supreme male deity of the Phoenician and Canaanitish pantheons; a Mediterranean fertility deity whose worship was characterised by the sexual acts of his followers during periodic rituals, along with occasional human sacrifice and frequent temple prostitution, worshipped as far back as 1400 BCE
(Biblical, plural) the whole class of divinities to whom the name Baal was applied.
(biblical) one of the fallen angels of Satan.
A flexible container made of cloth, paper, plastic, etc.
Acid House is not my , I prefer the more traditional styles of music.
(derogatory) An ugly woman.
(baseball) First, second, or third base.
He headed back to the .
(baseball) The cloth-covered pillow used for first, second, and third base.
''The grounder hit the and bounced over the fielder"s head.
(context, preceded by "the") A breathalyzer device, so named because it formerly had a plastic bag over the end to measure a set amount of breath.
verb (bag, g, ing)
To put into a bag.
To catch or kill, especially when fishing or hunting.
We bagged three deer yesterday.
To gain possession of something, or to make first claim on something.
(context, slang, w:AAVE, African American Vernacular English) To be caught by the police.
(context, slang, w:AAVE, African American Vernacular English) To bring a woman one met on the street with one.
(context, slang, w:AAVE, African American Vernacular English) To laugh uncontrollably.
(context, AU, slang) To criticise sarcastically.
(context, medical) To provide artificial ventilation with a bag valve mask (BVM) resuscitator.
Any substance, especially food, used in catching fish, or other animals, by alluring them to a hook, snare, trap, or net.
Anything which allure, allures; a lure; enticement; temptation.
A portion of food or drink, as a refreshment taken on a journey; also, a stop for rest and refreshment.
A light or hasty luncheon.
To attract fish or other animals in order to catch them.
The act to worry or torment a chained or confined animal by setting dogs upon it for sport.
To intentionally annoy, torment, or threaten by constant rebukes or threats.
Used as a mild intensifier: very.
That was a foolish thing to do, old chap!
(sports) A winter sport played on ice, from which ice hockey has developed.
verb (bandies, bandying, bandied, bandied)
To give and receive reciprocally; to exchange.
to words (with somebody)
To use or pass about casually.
to have one"s name bandied about (or around)
bowlegged, Bowlegged, or bending outward at the knees; as in bandy legged.
A sudden percussive noise.
When he struck it with a hammer, there was a loud .
A strike upon an object causing such a noise.
(especially plural) A fringe of hair cut across the forehead. (British: fringe)
Tiffany has long hair and bangs.
1902: She was not much to look at. Her red hair hung in an uncurled bang over her forehead — w:Barbara Baynton, Barbara Baynton, short story Squeaker's Mate (variously reprinted, including in The Penguin Century of Australian Stories, ed. Carmel Bird, 2000, ISBN 0-670-89233-5)
The symbol !, known as an exclamation point.
An e-mail address with an ! is called a path.
(math) A factorial, in mathematics, because the factorial of n is often written as n!
(figuratively) An act of sexual intercourse.
plural: Brucellosis, a bacterial disease (a corruption of the alternate name "Bang's disease")
An offbeat figure typical of reggae songs and played on guitar and piano.
(slang) An explosive product, in mining
Load the bang into the hole.
(slang) An abrupt left turn, in Boston slang; the opposite of this, an abrupt right turn, is a hang
verb (bangs, banging, banged)
To make sudden loud noises, and often repeatedly, especially by exploding or hitting something.
The fireworks banged away all through the night.
(slang, figuratively) To engage in sexual intercourse.
2004: The movie is sweet enough in its way... -- Roger Ebert
A marine crustacean of the subclass Cirripedia that attaches itself to submerged surfaces such as tidal rocks or the bottoms of ships.
The barnacle goose.
(obsolete) An instrument like a pair of pincers, to fix on the nose of a vicious horse while shoeing so as to make it more tractable.
(context, archaic, UK) A nickname for spectacles.
(context, slang, obsolete) A good job, or snack easily obtained.
(military) A building for soldiers, especially when in garrison. Commonly in the plural, originally meaning temporary huts, but now usually applied to a permanent structure or set of buildings.
He lodged in a miserable hut or , composed of dry branches and thatched with straw. - Gibbon.
(local, United States, U.S.) A movable roof sliding on four posts, to cover hay, straw, etc.
(Ireland,Colloquial, usually plural) the police station.
To house military personnel; to quarter
(context, Australian English, New Zealand English) to cheer on a team etc
(British) to jeer
A mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves.
Any of the small, nocturnal, flying mammals of the order Chiroptera, which navigate by means of echolocation. They look like a mouse with membranous wings extending from the forelimbs to the hind limbs or tail. Altogether, there are about 1.000 bat species in the world.
(context, offensive) An old woman.
(1811) A low whore: so called from moving out like a bat in the dusk of the evening.
verb (bats, batting, batted)
(transitive) to hit with a bat.
(intransitive) to take a turn at hitting a ball with a bat in sports like cricket, baseball and softball, as opposed to fielding.
(intransitive) to strike or swipe as though with a bat
The cat batted at the toy.
verb (bath, ing)
to take a bath or clean using water.
(context, mostly, UK) A dinner party given to the employees of a firm.
(context, mostly, UK) Any similar social occasion.
Pertaining to, or having the form, nature, or habits of a beast.
Characterizing the nature of a beast; contrary to the nature and dignity of man; brutal; filthy.
Abominable; as, beastly weather.
Any of numerous species of insect in the order Coleoptera characterized by a pair of hard, shell-like, front wings which cover and protect a pair of rear wings when at rest.
A type of mallet with a large wooden head.
Nickname of two models of car made by w:Volkswagen, Volkswagen.
A normally deep red coloured cultivar of the beet. A root vegetable usually cooked or pickled before eating.
An inclination or talent.
He had a natural bent for painting.
A predisposition to act or react in a particular way.
(transitive) To fill (something) so that it is not possible to pass.
The pipe is blocked.
(transitive) To prevent (something or someone) from passing.
You're blocking the road - I can't get through.
(transitive) To prevent (something from happening or someone from doing something).
His plan to take over the business was blocked by the boss.
(transitive) The act of impeding an opponent in sports.
He blocked the basketball player's shot.
The offensive lineman, offensive linemen tried to the blitz.
(transitive, theater) To specify the positions and movements of the actors.
It was very difficult to this scene convincingly.
(transitive, Cricket) To hit with a block.
(intransitive, Cricket) To play a block shot.
(context, Australian English, UK, South African English, slang) A man (usually in the sense: the typical "man on the street", an ordinary, down-to-earth man, often stressing manhood in a very physical sense)
(present participle of, blood
Person who blows.
Any device that blows.
(the blower) (context, slang, dated, mostly, British) telephone.
Get on the blower and call headquarters right away!
A ducted fan, usually part of some heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning system.
noun (used only in singular)
(slang) The act of bludging.
(slang) Easy work.
verbto bludge (third person:bludges, present:bludging, past:bludged, past participle:bludged)
(slang) To avoid one's responsibilities.
(slang) To do nothing, to be idle.
(slang) nickname, Nickname given to a redhead, red headed person.
A diminutive of the male given name Robert.
A diminutive of the female given name Roberta.
A winter sport in which teams make timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked purpose-built iced tracks in a gravity-powered sled.
The sled used in the sport of bobsleigh
(Australian English) (slang) a member of a 1950s rock subculture
(british) A scientist or engineer, especially one engaged in technological or military research
An expanse of marshland.
(Ireland, UK, coarse, slang) A toilet.
verb (bogs, bogging, bogged)
(colloquial, often with "down") To become mired or stuck (especially in mud.)
(slang, UK, with "off") To go away.
(colloquial, UK, with "up") To make a mess of something.
(golf) A score of one over par in golf.
One of two sets of wheels under a train car.
A piece of solid or semisolid mucus in or removed from the nostril.
(engineering) A representative specimen, taken from the centre a spread of production - a sample with bogey (typical) characteristics.
(military) An enemy aircraft.
(military) An unidentified aircraft, especially as observed as a spot on a radar screen.
(golf) To make a .
An apparatus that generates heat (usually by burning fuel) and uses it to heat circulate, circulating water (or sometimes another liquid) in a closed system that is then used for space heating, swimming pool heating, or domestic hot water or industrial processes.
Less commonly, a hot water heater.<!--
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(approximate definition) A fuel burning apparatus in which water is heated to be used for space heating, swimming pool heating, domestic hot water or industrial processes. <br> (more precisely) An apparatus in which a heat source other than a hot liquid or steam (most commonly burning fuel, exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine or gas turbine, waste heat from a process, solar energy or electricity) is used to heat water (or rarely another liquid), normally in a closed recirculate, recirculating system under pressure for use as a heat source in calorifiers, heat exchangers or heat emitters, or less commonly (usage synonymous with hot water heater), with partial or no recirculation, for use directly as domestic hot water or process hot water.
(approximate definition) A fuel burning apparatus in which water is boiled to produce steam for space heating, power generation, or industrial processes. <br> (more precisely) An apparatus in which a heat source other than a hot liquid or steam (most commonly burning fuel, exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine or gas turbine, waste heat from a process, solar energy or electricity) is used to boil water (or rarely another liquid), under pressure to provide steam (or other gas) for use as a heat source in calorifiers, heat exchangers or heat emitters, or for use directly for humidification, in an industrial process, or to power steam turbines.
a kitchen vessel for steaming or boiling food
(nautical) A strong vertical post of timber or iron, fixed to the ground and/or on the deck of a ship, to which the ship's mooring lines etc are secured
A similar post preventing vehicles access to a pedestrian areas
A shallow isolated piece of reef located a distance offshore.
1933: 'Bombora' is an aboriginal word applied to the high-crested wave which breaks ... over submerged rocks near the coastline. — w:The Bulletin, The Bulletin magazine, 27 May 1933, page 24. Quoted in G. A. Wilkes, A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms, second edition, 1985, w:Sydney University Press, Sydney University Press, ISBN 0-424-00113-6.
A type of hat, once worn by women or children, held in place by ribbons tied under the chin.
A traditional Scottish woollen brimless cap, also spelled bunnet.
(context, AU, UK, automotive) The hinged cover over the engine of a motor car.
(nautical) A length of canvas attached to a fore-and-aft sail to increase the pulling power.
(Geordie) (alternative spelling of, bonnie)
(Australian English) remarkable; wonderful.
Adult male kangaroo
A baby boomer
(slang) (very insulting) An Australian aborigine. Also applied to indigenous people of New Guinea, Malaysia, etc.
A long lace for fastening boots.
Plural of boot
(sports) The sports shoes worn by players of certain games such as cricket and football.
third person singular of boot
noun (bothers, -)
fuss, Fuss, ado.
There was a bit of at the hairdresser's when they couldn't find my appointment in the book.
trouble, Trouble, inconvenience.
Yes, I can do that for you - it's no .
(transitive) To annoy, to disturb.
Would it you if I smoked?
(intransitive) To do something at one's own inconvenience
Why do I even to try?
(intransitive) To do something which is of negligible inconvenience
You didn't even to close the door.
The lowest gearing available from a gearbox, typically in a motor vehicle or cycle.
a small bedroom in a house, often used for storage.
An Irish word for boy or lad which originated in the 19th century.
A Welsh form of address for a man.
(context, mostly, UK) a group of experts who discuss events in public, especially on television or radio
(growing usage) - any group of advisors, whether experts or just friends or acquaintances, who are willing to offer their knowledge or ideas on a topic or issue.
Any of several closely related thorny plants in the genus Rubus, including blackberry and raspberry.
Any thorny shrub.
noun (es, -)
An metallic alloy of copper and zinc used in many industrial and plumbing applications.
(music) A class of wind instruments, usually made of metal (such as brass), that use vibrations of the player's lips to produce sound.
Spent shell casings (usually made of brass); the part of the cartridge left over after bullets have been fired.