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Babylon Tweet Definition of Babylon Like Definition of Babylon on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Capital of Babylonia in the 2nd and 1st century BC.
  2. Any city of great wealth,luxury and vice.
  3. (Rastafarianism) Term for the so-called white man's civilization.
     
Baden Tweet Definition of Baden Like Definition of Baden on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A former state of Germany.
  2. A town in Austria.
  3. A town in Switzerland.
     
Baghdad Tweet Definition of Baghdad Like Definition of Baghdad on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital of Iraq.
     
Bahamas Tweet Definition of Bahamas Like Definition of Bahamas on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a country in the Caribbean. Official names, short: The Bahamas; full: Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
     
Bahia Tweet Definition of Bahia Like Definition of Bahia on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. State in north-eastern Brazil which has Salvador as its capital.
     
Bahrain Tweet Definition of Bahrain Like Definition of Bahrain on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A country in the Middle East. Official name: Kingdom of Bahrain.
     
Baja California Tweet Definition of Baja California Like Definition of Baja California on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a mountainous peninsula of western Mexico between the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California
  2. a state of Mexico that occupies the northern part of the peninsula
     
Baker Tweet Definition of Baker Like Definition of Baker on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English occupational surname from a baker, or owner of a communal oven
     
Baku Tweet Definition of Baku Like Definition of Baku on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital of Azerbaijan.
     
balboa Tweet Definition of balboa Like Definition of balboa on Facebook
noun 
  1. The currency of Panama, divided into 100 centésimos
     
Baldwin Tweet Definition of Baldwin Like Definition of Baldwin on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a surname derived from Germanic words bald, brave + wine, friend
  2. w:Stanley Baldwin, Stanley Baldwin British Prime Minister
     
bale Tweet Definition of bale Like Definition of bale on Facebook
noun 
  1. evil, Evil, especially considered as an active force for destruction or death.
  2. suffering, Suffering, woe, torment.
verb (bal, es)
  1. (transitive) To wrap into a bale.
     
Bali Tweet Definition of Bali Like Definition of Bali on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An island, part of Indonesia, just east of Java.
     
Balkan Tweet Definition of Balkan Like Definition of Balkan on Facebook
adjective 
  1. Of or relating to the Balkan Peninsula
  2. Of or relating to the Balkan Mountains
  3. Of or relating to the Balkan countries and their inhabitants
     
bally Tweet Definition of bally Like Definition of bally on Facebook
adjective 
  1. Used as a mild intensifier: very.
That was a foolish thing to do, old chap!
     
Baltic Sea Tweet Definition of Baltic Sea Like Definition of Baltic Sea on Facebook
proper noun the
  1. A sea in northern Europe, connected to the Atlantic.
     
Baltimore Tweet Definition of Baltimore Like Definition of Baltimore on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A city in central Maryland, USA
     
Bamako Tweet Definition of Bamako Like Definition of Bamako on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital city of Mali
     
Bandar Seri Begawan Tweet Definition of Bandar Seri Begawan Like Definition of Bandar Seri Begawan on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital of Brunei.
     
Bangalore Tweet Definition of Bangalore Like Definition of Bangalore on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The state capital of Karnataka (India).
verb (Bangalor, ed)
  1. To outsource (an employee, position, or function) to India, especially to Bangalore.
     
Bangkok Tweet Definition of Bangkok Like Definition of Bangkok on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital of Thailand. Also known as "Krungthep" ((THchar, à¸à¸£à¸¸à¸à¹à¸à¸)).
     
Bangladesh Tweet Definition of Bangladesh Like Definition of Bangladesh on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A country in South Asia. Official name: People's Republic of Bangladesh.
     
Bangor Tweet Definition of Bangor Like Definition of Bangor on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A city in Gwynedd, Wales
     
Bangui Tweet Definition of Bangui Like Definition of Bangui on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital of the Central African Republic.
     
Banjul Tweet Definition of Banjul Like Definition of Banjul on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital of The Gambia.
     
bantam Tweet Definition of bantam Like Definition of bantam on Facebook
noun 
  1. any of several small chickens, especially one that is a miniature version of another
adjective 
  1. small or miniature
  2. spirited or aggressive
     
Barbados Tweet Definition of Barbados Like Definition of Barbados on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a country in the Caribbean.
     
Barcelona Tweet Definition of Barcelona Like Definition of Barcelona on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A Spanish port and the capital of Catalonia
     
Bari Tweet Definition of Bari Like Definition of Bari on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Province of Apulia, Italy.
  2. Town, port and capital of Bari and also the capital of Apulia.
  3. A Nilotic language of Sudan.
     
barking Tweet Definition of barking Like Definition of barking on Facebook
noun (uncountable)
  1. The action of the verb to bark.
    Loud barking could be heard from the dog pound.
proper noun Barking
  1. A town in London.
verb 
  1. (present participle of, bark)
adjective 
  1. Who or that barks or bark.
    barking dogs
  2. (British slang) Short for barking mad.
    He's going to run the marathon in this hot weather dressed as Donald Duck – he must be !
     
Barnet Tweet Definition of Barnet Like Definition of Barnet on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a borough in Greater London
     
Barnsley Tweet Definition of Barnsley Like Definition of Barnsley on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A town in the county South Yorkshire in the north of England.
     
barrow Tweet Definition of barrow Like Definition of barrow on Facebook
noun 
  1. A mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves.
     
Basel Tweet Definition of Basel Like Definition of Basel on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Town in Switzerland. Alternative spelling: Basle
     
Basel-Stadt Tweet Definition of Basel-Stadt Like Definition of Basel-Stadt on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A canton of Switzerland (the German name).
     
Basildon Tweet Definition of Basildon Like Definition of Basildon on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A new town in Essex, England
     
Basilicata Tweet Definition of Basilicata Like Definition of Basilicata on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a region of southern Italy.
     
Basseterre Tweet Definition of Basseterre Like Definition of Basseterre on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital city of Saint Kitts and Nevis
     
Bath Tweet Definition of Bath Like Definition of Bath on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A city in England, famous for its bath, baths fed by a hot spring.
  2. (rare): Abbreviated name for the Arab Socialist Baath Party, a secular Arab nationalist political party present in several countries in the Mid-East, most prominently Iraq and Syria.
     
Baton Rouge Tweet Definition of Baton Rouge Like Definition of Baton Rouge on Facebook
proper noun baton, Baton rouge, Rouge
  1. A city that is the capital of the state of Louisiana in the United States.
     
battery Tweet Definition of battery Like Definition of battery on Facebook
noun (batter, ies)
  1. A device that produces electricity by a chemical reaction between two substances.
  2. The crime or tort of intentionally striking another person.
  3. A coordinated group of artillery.
  4. An array of similar things.
Schoolchildren take a battery of standard tests to measure their progress.
  1. A set of small cages where hens are kept for the purpose of farm, farming their eggs.
  2. (baseball) The catcher and the pitcher together
  3. (chess) Two or more pieces on the same rank, file, or diagonal
     
Bavaria Tweet Definition of Bavaria Like Definition of Bavaria on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. One of the component states of Germany according to the current administrative division of the nation.
     
bayamo Tweet Definition of bayamo Like Definition of bayamo on Facebook
noun 
  1. A violent storm in the Caribbean
  2. (figuratively) a violent force
     
beacon Tweet Definition of beacon Like Definition of beacon on Facebook
noun 
  1. A signal fire to notify of the approach of an enemy, or to give any notice, commonly of warning or guiding.
  2. (nautical) A signal or conspicuous mark erected on an eminence near the shore, or moored in shoal water, as a guide to mariners.
  • A post or buoy placed over a shoal or bank to warn vessels of danger; also a signal mark on land. (FM 55-501).
    1. A high hill or other easily distinguishable object near the shore which can serve as guidance for seafarers.
    2. That which gives notice of danger.
     
Beatrice Tweet Definition of Beatrice Like Definition of Beatrice on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A female given name, the Italian and French form of Beatrix
     
Beaumont Tweet Definition of Beaumont Like Definition of Beaumont on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English habitational surname from either of several places in France
     
Bedford Tweet Definition of Bedford Like Definition of Bedford on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The county town of Bedfordshire, England
  2. A truck manufactured by the Bedford company, a subsidiary company of Vauxhall Motors.
     
Bedfordshire Tweet Definition of Bedfordshire Like Definition of Bedfordshire on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A midland county of England, county town Bedford, bounded by Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
     
beds Tweet Definition of beds Like Definition of beds on Facebook
noun 
  1. Plural of bed.
abbreviation Beds
  1. British postal abbreviation of Bedfordshire.
     
Beirut Tweet Definition of Beirut Like Definition of Beirut on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital city of Lebanon.
     
Belarus Tweet Definition of Belarus Like Definition of Belarus on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A country in Europe. Official name: Republic of Belarus (РÑÑпÑблiка ÐелаÑÑÑÑ).
     
Belfast Tweet Definition of Belfast Like Definition of Belfast on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A seaport in and the capital of Northern Ireland.
  2. A town in the State of Maine, USA.
     
Belgium Tweet Definition of Belgium Like Definition of Belgium on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A country in Western Europe that has borders with the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg and France. Official name: Kingdom of Belgium. Its capital city: Brussels. It has three subnational states:
    • Wallonia (la Wallonie in French)
    • Language: French ('Walloon')
    • Capital city: Namur
    • Anthem: 'Li Tchant des Wallons' (The Chant (song) of the Walloons) / Flag: Le Coq Wallon (The Walloon Rooster)
    • Flanders (Vlaanderen in Dutch)
    • Language: Dutch (Flemish)
    • Capital city: Brussels
    • Anthem: 'De Vlaamse Leeuw' (The Flemish Lion) / Flag: De Vlaamse Leeuw (The Flemish Lion)
    • Brussels-Capital Region (Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest in Dutch)
    • Language: Dutch, French
    • Capital city: Brussels
     
Belgrade Tweet Definition of Belgrade Like Definition of Belgrade on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital of Serbia; formerly the capital of Serbia and Montenegro and of former Yugoslavia.
     
Belize Tweet Definition of Belize Like Definition of Belize on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English-speaking country in Central America, formerly called British Honduras. Official name: Belize. The capital is Belmopan, and the chief seaport is Belize City.
     
Bell Tweet Definition of Bell Like Definition of Bell on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A Scottish and northern English surname for a bell ringer, bell maker, or from someone who lived "at the Bell (inn)"
  2. The Bell telephone company (after w:Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone.)
     
Bellingham Tweet Definition of Bellingham Like Definition of Bellingham on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Bellingham, Washington)
  1. a city in Washington state, USA
     
Belmopan Tweet Definition of Belmopan Like Definition of Belmopan on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital of Belize.
     
Belo Horizonte Tweet Definition of Belo Horizonte Like Definition of Belo Horizonte on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. State capital of Minas Gerais, Brasil.
     
bend Tweet Definition of bend Like Definition of bend on Facebook
noun 
  1. A curve.
    • There's a sharp in the road ahead.
      1. (nautical) Any of the various knots which join the ends of two lines.<!-- or the end of a line into some other object; (the latter are called hitch)
    • Note: In naval parlance, a knot involves splicing the strands of a rope.-->
      1. (context, in plural, medicine, diving) (the bends) A severe condition caused by excessively quick decompression, causing bubbles of nitrogen to form in the blood; decompression sickness.
    • A diver who stays deep for too long must ascend very slowly in order to prevent the bends.
      1. (heraldry) One of the honourable ordinary, ordinaries formed by two diagonal lines drawn from the dexter chief to the sinister base; it generally occupies a fifth part of the shield if uncharged, but if charged one third.
verb (bends, bending, bent)
  1. (transitive) To cause (something) to change its shape into a curve, by physical force, chemical action, or any other means.
    • If you the pipe too far, it will break.
    • Don"t your knees.
      1. (context, transitive, nautical) To tie, as in securing a line to a cleat; to shackle a chain to an anchor; make fast.
    • Bend the sail to the yard.
      1. (context, transitive, music) To smoothly change the pitch of a note.
    • You should the G sligthly sharp in the next measure.
      1. (context, intransitive, nautical) To swing the body when rowing.
      2. (intransitive) To become curved.
    • Look at the trees bending in the wind.
    • To bow properly, at the waist.
      1. (intransitive) To change direction.
    • The road bends to the right
     
Benevento Tweet Definition of Benevento Like Definition of Benevento on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Province of Campania, Italy.
  2. Town and capital of Benevento.
     
Bengal Tweet Definition of Bengal Like Definition of Bengal on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A region in the northeast of South Asia.
    1. A player on the team w:Cincinnati Bengals, The Cincinnati Bengals.
    Jones became a in a trade for Smith.
  2. A short-haired domestic cat breed, which originated in the United States. w:Bengal (cat), Wikipedia
     
Benghazi Tweet Definition of Benghazi Like Definition of Benghazi on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A Mediterranean sea port in North Africa, in what is today Libya.
     
Benin Tweet Definition of Benin Like Definition of Benin on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A country in Western Africa. Official name: Republic of Benin.
     
Ben Nevis Tweet Definition of Ben Nevis Like Definition of Ben Nevis on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The highest mountain in the United Kingdom, in the Highlands of Scotland.
     
Bergen Tweet Definition of Bergen Like Definition of Bergen on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A city in Norway.
     
Bering Sea Tweet Definition of Bering Sea Like Definition of Bering Sea on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. the sea between Siberia and Alaska that is connected to the Arctic Ocean by the Bering Strait.
     
Berkeley Tweet Definition of Berkeley Like Definition of Berkeley on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A given name.
  2. A city in California.
  3. The University of California: .
     
Berkshire Tweet Definition of Berkshire Like Definition of Berkshire on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A inland county of England, bounded by Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey and Wiltshire.
     
Berlin Tweet Definition of Berlin Like Definition of Berlin on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital city of Germany.
  2. One of the component states of Germany according to the current administrative division of the nation.
     
Bermuda Tweet Definition of Bermuda Like Definition of Bermuda on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An island group in the the North Atlantic Ocean, 580 nautical miles (1074 kilometers) east-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, held as an Overseas Territory by Britain.
     
Bern Tweet Definition of Bern Like Definition of Bern on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital of Switzerland and of the canton of Bern.
  2. A canton of Switzerland.
     
Berne Tweet Definition of Berne Like Definition of Berne on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An alternative spelling for Bern (the city or the canton).
     
berry Tweet Definition of berry Like Definition of berry on Facebook
noun (berr, ies)
  1. A small fruit, of any one of many varieties.
  2. A soft fruit which develops from a superior ovary and contains seeds not encased in pits.
     
Berwick Tweet Definition of Berwick Like Definition of Berwick on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Any number of towns, see .
     
Berwick-upon-Tweed Tweet Definition of Berwick-upon-Tweed Like Definition of Berwick-upon-Tweed on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A town in Northumberland, England
     
Bethany Tweet Definition of Bethany Like Definition of Bethany on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The village where Jesus stayed before going to Jerusalem and being crucified.
  2. The village where Lazarus, Mary and Martha lived (Bible, John 11 v. 1)
  3. Mary of Bethany, sometimes identified as Mary Magdalene
  4. (given name, female, ), transferred use of the biblical place name.
     
Beverly Hills Tweet Definition of Beverly Hills Like Definition of Beverly Hills on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A city within Los Angeles, California.
     
Bhopal Tweet Definition of Bhopal Like Definition of Bhopal on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. State capital of Madhya Pradesh (India).
     
Bhutan Tweet Definition of Bhutan Like Definition of Bhutan on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a country in South Asia. Official name: Kingdom of Bhutan.
     
Bihar Tweet Definition of Bihar Like Definition of Bihar on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. State in eastern India which has Patna as its capital.
     
bikini Tweet Definition of bikini Like Definition of bikini on Facebook
noun (plural bikinis)
  1. A brief two-piece bathing suit worn by women.
     
Bilbao Tweet Definition of Bilbao Like Definition of Bilbao on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The major city in the Basque Country of northern Spain.
     
Birkenhead Tweet Definition of Birkenhead Like Definition of Birkenhead on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A town in Merseyside, England
     
Birmingham Tweet Definition of Birmingham Like Definition of Birmingham on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands of England.
  2. A city in Alabama, United States.
  3. A city in Michigan, United States.
     
Bishkek Tweet Definition of Bishkek Like Definition of Bishkek on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital of Kyrgyzstan.
     
Bismarck Tweet Definition of Bismarck Like Definition of Bismarck on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A German family name.
  2. A major German battleship during World War 2.
  3. Otto von Bismarck, one of the prominent German statesmen of the nineteenth century.
  4. (Canada) A jam filled donut.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berliner_(pastry) Type of Jam filled donut      
Bissau Tweet Definition of Bissau Like Definition of Bissau on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital of Guinea-Bissau.
     
Bitola Tweet Definition of Bitola Like Definition of Bitola on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Macedonia's second largest city (after Skopje); formerly named Monastir.
     
Black Country Tweet Definition of Black Country Like Definition of Black Country on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Area in the West Midlands of England, birthplace of the wikipedia:Industrial Revolution, Industrial Revolution.
     
Blackfoot Tweet Definition of Blackfoot Like Definition of Blackfoot on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a Native American confederacy of several tribes
  2. a member of these tribes
  3. the Algonquian language of these people
     
Blackpool Tweet Definition of Blackpool Like Definition of Blackpool on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A town and resort in Lancashire, England
     
Black Sea Tweet Definition of Black Sea Like Definition of Black Sea on Facebook
proper noun The
  1. An inland sea between southeastern Europe, Caucasus and Asia Minor
     
Bloemfontein Tweet Definition of Bloemfontein Like Definition of Bloemfontein on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A major city in South Africa.
     
bluegrass Tweet Definition of bluegrass Like Definition of bluegrass on Facebook
noun 
  1. A type of grass of the genus Poa.
  2. A type of American country music with roots in country music, Scots-Irish Appalachian folk music, blues, and jazz.
     
Bogota Tweet Definition of Bogota Like Definition of Bogota on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital of Colombia.
     
Bohemia Tweet Definition of Bohemia Like Definition of Bohemia on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a region of the former Czechoslovakia and present Czechia.
     
Boise Tweet Definition of Boise Like Definition of Boise on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital of the US state of Idaho
     
Bolivia Tweet Definition of Bolivia Like Definition of Bolivia on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a country in South America. Official name: Republic of Bolivia.
     
Bologna Tweet Definition of Bologna Like Definition of Bologna on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A province of Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
  2. A city, the capital of Bologna also of Emilia-Romagna.
     
Bolton Tweet Definition of Bolton Like Definition of Bolton on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A town, formally part of (toponym, Greater Manchester), considered by its inhabitants to be still in Lancashire.
     
Bolzano Tweet Definition of Bolzano Like Definition of Bolzano on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Province of Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy.
  2. Town and capital of Bolzano.
     
boma Tweet Definition of boma Like Definition of boma on Facebook
noun 
  1. An enclosure usually made of thorn bushes, and latterly of steel fencing, for protection from marauders.
    • "Orders had been given for the enterance to the to be blocked up, and accordingly we listened in the expectation of hearing the lion force his way through the bushes with his prey. As a matter of fact the doorway had not been closed and while we were wondering what the lion could be doing inside the for so long, he was outside reconnoitering our position. J H Patterson The Man Eaters of Tsavo and Other East African Adventures Kessinger Publishing 2004. p.17
    • "1993.Carrying the hot water kettle, Mark follows the footpath through the dark camp to the . Surrounded by tall grass the boma is a three-sided structure of sticks and reeds standing at the edge of Marula Puku. Cordelia Dykes Owens The Eye of the Elephant Houghton Mifflin Books ISBN 0395680905. P91.
    • 2003"Recent replacement of rolled mesh with bomas made of portable, flexible reinforced mesh panels have nearly eliminated predation. People and Wildlife, Conflict Or Co-existence? Rosie Woodroffe, Simon Thirgood, Alan Rabinowitz. Cambridge University Press P298.
      1. A stockade made of bushes and thorns.
    • 2003 "the area has three main groups. The Wamasi and Waarushaare still settled on the system where the clan settle in one cluster called a comprised of several houses enclosed in a fence leaving the centre open for keeping livestock. Harold Brookfield, Helen Parsons, Muriel Brookfield Agrodiversity United Nations University Press p108.
      1. A hide.
    • 1922"You try to arrange the scene so the moonlight will be on the bait with a clear background against which the lion will show up. You pile as much fresh brush as you can on your thicket or , as the hiding place is called, for the lion can see as well by day as by night. Mary Hastings Bradley. On the Gorilla trail. Quoted in Heart Shots: Women write about hunting. Editor Mary Zeiss Stange Stackpole Books. p. 182
      1. A hut.
    • 2004 "The exotic beauty of our Masaailand is a marvel to our creator, she thought as she stepped back into her boma, a typical Masaai hut built with grass, dry sticks and twigs and covered with cow dung for insulation. Jacyee Aniagolu-Johnson Mikela. iUniverse. p.3
    • (East African) A military or police post or magistracy.
    • Muyumbwe boma needs police post By A Correspondent. Gwembe district police officer-in-charge Adams Gondwe has appealed to Government to put up a police post in Muyumbwe to replace one that was washed away by floods last year. News report.
      1. A type of fertilizer rich in animal dung.
    • The cattle are usually corralled overnight which enables farmers to collect farmyard or manure
      1. A method of composting.
    • The method is used on farms where there are animals which are kept in enclosures where droppings are concentrated.
     
Bombay Tweet Definition of Bombay Like Definition of Bombay on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Former name of Mumbai, the state capital of Maharashtra, India.
     
bone Tweet Definition of bone Like Definition of bone on Facebook
noun 
  1. (uncountable) A composite material consisting largely of calcium phosphate and collagen and making up the skeleton of most vertebrates.
  2. (countable) Any of the components of an endoskeleton, made of bone.
  3. A bone of a fish; a fishbone
  4. One of the rigid parts of a corset that forms its frame, the boning, originally made of whalebone.
  5. (colour) an off-white colour, like the colour of bone.
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    1. (context, US, colloquial) A dollar.
    2. (slang) An erect penis; a boner.
    3. (slang) domino, Dominoes or dice.
    4. (slang) (form of, shortened form, trombone)
verb (bon, ing)
  1. (transitive) To prepare (meat, etc) by removing the bone or bones from.
"They boned the roast before placing it in the oven."
  1. (context, transitive, vulgar, slang) To have sexual intercourse with.
So, did you her?
adjective 
  1. (colour) of an off-white colour, like the colour of bone.
  2. (colloquial) of something that is rubbish or broken
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Bonn Tweet Definition of Bonn Like Definition of Bonn on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A city in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, which was the former capital of West Germany
     
Bordeaux Tweet Definition of Bordeaux Like Definition of Bordeaux on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A city in southwest France
  2. A wine coming from that area.
We had a nice bottle of Bordeaux last night.
     
borders Tweet Definition of borders Like Definition of borders on Facebook
noun 
  1. (plural of, border)
adjective 
  1. Is adjacent to, is next to, shares borders with, abuts.
    Spain Portugal and France.
     
Bosnia and Herzegovina Tweet Definition of Bosnia and Herzegovina Like Definition of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Country on the Balkan Peninsula. Official name: Bosnia and Herzegovina. Capital: Sarajevo. Up until 1992, it was part of Yugoslavia.
     
Boston Tweet Definition of Boston Like Definition of Boston on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital and largest city in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, located in the northeastern United States.
And here"s to good old ,
The land of the bean and the cod,
Where Lowells talk only to Cabots
And Cabots talk only to God.
  1. A town in Lincolnshire, England.
     
Botswana Tweet Definition of Botswana Like Definition of Botswana on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A country in Southern Africa (formerly Bechuanaland). Official name: Republic of Botswana.
     
boulder Tweet Definition of boulder Like Definition of boulder on Facebook
noun 
  1. A large piece of stone that can theoretically be moved if enough force is applied.
     
bountiful Tweet Definition of bountiful Like Definition of bountiful on Facebook
adjective 
  1. Having a quantity or amount that is generous or plentiful; ample.
    They enjoyed a wet summer and a harvest.
     
Bourgogne Tweet Definition of Bourgogne Like Definition of Bourgogne on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A région of France.
     
bourne Tweet Definition of bourne Like Definition of bourne on Facebook
noun 
  1. (archaic) A boundary.
..and though I did not stop in my advance, yet I went on slowly, like a man who should have passed a unnoticed, and strayed into the country of the dead.
  1. (archaic) A goal or destination.
     
Bournemouth Tweet Definition of Bournemouth Like Definition of Bournemouth on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A town in Dorset, England
     
bowling green Tweet Definition of bowling green Like Definition of bowling green on Facebook
noun (plural: bowling greens)
  1. A finely-laid, close-mown and rolled stretch of flat lawn for playing the game of bowls.
     
Brabant Tweet Definition of Brabant Like Definition of Brabant on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Until 1995, a province of central Belgium; since dividied into Flemish Brabant and Walloon Brabant.
     
Bradford Tweet Definition of Bradford Like Definition of Bradford on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A town in West Yorkshire, England.
  2. A habitational surname.
  3. (given name, male) derived from the surname, mostly American usage.
     
Brandenburg Tweet Definition of Brandenburg Like Definition of Brandenburg on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. One of the component states of Germany according to the current administrative division of the nation.
  2. A town in Germany.
     
Brandon Tweet Definition of Brandon Like Definition of Brandon on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. an English habitational surname from any of several places of that name
  2. an Irish patronymic surname from the Gaelic Mac Breandí¡in
  3. an American male given name derived from the surname. It is sometimes also used as a variant of Brendan.
     
Brasil Tweet Definition of Brasil Like Definition of Brasil on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Portuguese-speaking country in South America. Official name, in English: the Federative Republic of Brasil, in portuguese: Repíºblica Federativa do Brasil, pronunciation: Hepíºblika Fedérí¡tchí­va du Brí¡siw.
     
Brasilia Tweet Definition of Brasilia Like Definition of Brasilia on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital of Brazil, located in its Distrito Federal.
     
Bratislava Tweet Definition of Bratislava Like Definition of Bratislava on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital of Slovakia.
  2. The region of Slovakia that includes the city of Bratislava.
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Brazzaville Tweet Definition of Brazzaville Like Definition of Brazzaville on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital of the Republic of the Congo.
     
Brecknockshire Tweet Definition of Brecknockshire Like Definition of Brecknockshire on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An inland traditional county of Wales, bordered by Monmouthshire, Herefordshire, Radnorshire, Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Glamorganshire.
     
Breda Tweet Definition of Breda Like Definition of Breda on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A town in North Brabant, in the south of The Netherlands
     
Bremen Tweet Definition of Bremen Like Definition of Bremen on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. One of the component states of Germany according to the current administrative division of the nation.
  2. A city in Germany.
     
Brent Tweet Definition of Brent Like Definition of Brent on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male),first used in the twentieth century.
     
Brescia Tweet Definition of Brescia Like Definition of Brescia on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Province of Lombardy, Italy.
  2. City and capital of Brescia.
     
Brest Tweet Definition of Brest Like Definition of Brest on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A port city in Brittany, France.
     
Bridgetown Tweet Definition of Bridgetown Like Definition of Bridgetown on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital of Barbados.
  2. A town in Devon, UK.
  3. A town in Western Australia.
  4. A town in Nova Scotia, Canada.
  5. A town in Ohio, US.
     
Brighton Tweet Definition of Brighton Like Definition of Brighton on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A town in East Sussex, England
     
Brindisi Tweet Definition of Brindisi Like Definition of Brindisi on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Province of Apulia, Italy.
  2. Town, port and capital of Brindisi.
  3. (common noun) A drinking song.
     
Brisbane Tweet Definition of Brisbane Like Definition of Brisbane on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Large city and State capital of Queensland (Australia).
     
Bristol Tweet Definition of Bristol Like Definition of Bristol on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A city and county in south-west England.
     
Bristol Channel Tweet Definition of Bristol Channel Like Definition of Bristol Channel on Facebook
proper noun Bristol channel, Channel
  1. an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean between South Wales and England; an extension of the estuary of the River Severn
     
Britain Tweet Definition of Britain Like Definition of Britain on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An island off the western coast of Europe, consisting of the mainlands of England, Scotland and Wales; also called Great Britain.
  2. (loosely) The United Kingdom.
  3. (loosely but erroneously) England.
     
Britannia Tweet Definition of Britannia Like Definition of Britannia on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a female personification of Britain
     
British Columbia Tweet Definition of British Columbia Like Definition of British Columbia on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. province, Province in western Canada which has Victoria as its capital. Abbreviation: BC
     
British Indian Ocean Territory Tweet Definition of British Indian Ocean Territory Like Definition of British Indian Ocean Territory on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a UK overseas territory in the middle of the Indian Ocean between Africa and Indonesia; created in 1965; currently used as a joint US/UK military base.
(wikipedia, British Indian Ocean Territory)
(commons, British Indian Ocean Territory)      
British Isles Tweet Definition of British Isles Like Definition of British Isles on Facebook
proper noun the British Isles
  1. A group of islands off the northwest coast of mainland Europe, comprising Great Britain, Ireland (the island), the Isle of Wight, the Isles of Scilly, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, the Outer Hebrides, the Inner Hebrides, the Orkney Islands, the Shetland Islands and many other smaller islands.
     
British Virgin Islands Tweet Definition of British Virgin Islands Like Definition of British Virgin Islands on Facebook
proper noun Btitish Virgin Islands
  1. A British overseas territory in the Caribbean.
     
Brittany Tweet Definition of Brittany Like Definition of Brittany on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Brittany, Brittany (historical kingdom, duchy and French province))
  1. A region in North West France.
  2. (given name, female) popular in the United States in the 1980s and 1990s, by folk etymology taken to mean "Britain".
     
Brno Tweet Definition of Brno Like Definition of Brno on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a city in the Czech Republic
     
broads Tweet Definition of broads Like Definition of broads on Facebook
noun 
  1. (plural of, broad)
     
broken arrow Tweet Definition of broken arrow Like Definition of broken arrow on Facebook
noun 
  1. (US, euphemism) (military) An accidental event that involves nuclear weapons or nuclear components but does not create the risk of nuclear war.
    • 2004, Roland Everett Langford, Introduction to Weapons of Mass Destruction: Radiological, Chemical, and Biological, page 97:
    • : In the US, the code name for a serious nuclear weapons incident is "Broken Arrow". It is US policy neither to confirm nor deny the existence of nuclear weapons at any specific location; this also applies to Broken Arrow incidents.
      1. (US military) a code phrase that a ground unit is facing imminent destruction from enemy attack and all available air forces within range are to provide air support immediately.
      2. (rfv-sense) (Olde English) A captured archer (who had subsequently been released or escaped) and had had his drawing fingers removed thus preventing his ability to shoot arrows, and hence was "broken". (Removal of the index finger and middle finger was a common punishment inflicted by the French on English archers throughout history, especially during medieval times.)
      3. (rfv-sense) (singular only) someone who has a low standard of behavior, a fallen angel, the opposite of a straight arrow.
     
Bromley Tweet Definition of Bromley Like Definition of Bromley on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, London Borough of Bromley)
  1. A borough of London.
     
Bronx Tweet Definition of Bronx Like Definition of Bronx on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A borough of New York City.
     
Brooklyn Tweet Definition of Brooklyn Like Definition of Brooklyn on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A borough of New York City. It is located on the western end of Long Island.
  2. (given name, female) of modern usage, also spelled Brooklynn.
     
Bruges Tweet Definition of Bruges Like Definition of Bruges on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Capital city of the province of West Flanders, Belgium.
     
Brunei Tweet Definition of Brunei Like Definition of Brunei on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a country in Southeast Asia. Official name: Negara Brunei Darussalam.
     
Brussels Tweet Definition of Brussels Like Definition of Brussels on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital of Belgium.
     
Bryan Tweet Definition of Bryan Like Definition of Bryan on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A male given name, variant of Brian
     
Bucharest Tweet Definition of Bucharest Like Definition of Bucharest on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital city of Romania.
     
Buckingham Tweet Definition of Buckingham Like Definition of Buckingham on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A town in Buckinghamshire, England
  2. A dukedom in the English peerage
  3. An English habitational surname derived from the placename
     
Buckingham Palace Tweet Definition of Buckingham Palace Like Definition of Buckingham Palace on Facebook
proper noun Buckingham palace, Palace
  1. (London) the official London residence of the British monarch.
  2. (context, by extension) The British monarch or royal family
     
Buckinghamshire Tweet Definition of Buckinghamshire Like Definition of Buckinghamshire on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An inland county of England bounded by Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Surrey, Berkshire and Oxfordshire.
     
Budapest Tweet Definition of Budapest Like Definition of Budapest on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital city of Hungary.
     
Buenos Aires Tweet Definition of Buenos Aires Like Definition of Buenos Aires on Facebook
proper noun bueno, Buenos aire, Aires
  1. The capital of Argentina.
     
Buffalo Tweet Definition of Buffalo Like Definition of Buffalo on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A city in New York State, very near Niagara Falls.
     
Bug Tweet Definition of Bug Like Definition of Bug on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. the Bug River, flowing northwest 450 mile, mi. between Belarus and Poland.
  2. the Bug River in the Ukraine, flowing 530 mile, mi. to the Dnieper estuary.
     
Bujumbura Tweet Definition of Bujumbura Like Definition of Bujumbura on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital of Burundi.
     
Bukhara Tweet Definition of Bukhara Like Definition of Bukhara on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. One of the major cities of Uzbekistan, capital of the Bukhara region.
     
Bulgaria Tweet Definition of Bulgaria Like Definition of Bulgaria on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A country in Southeastern Europe. Official name: Republic of Bulgaria.
     
Burgas Tweet Definition of Burgas Like Definition of Burgas on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A town in eastern Bulgaria.
     
Burgenland Tweet Definition of Burgenland Like Definition of Burgenland on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. the easternmost federal state of Austria.
     
Burgundy Tweet Definition of Burgundy Like Definition of Burgundy on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A region of France.
  2. (also Burgundy wine) A variety of red wine from this region.
     
Burkina Faso Tweet Definition of Burkina Faso Like Definition of Burkina Faso on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A country in Western Africa (formerly Upper Volta). Official name: Burkina Faso.
     
Burma Tweet Definition of Burma Like Definition of Burma on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Traditional name (formerly the official name, and still preferred by some) of Myanmar"a country in Southeast Asia.
     
bursa Tweet Definition of bursa Like Definition of bursa on Facebook
noun (pl=bursae or bursas)
  1. (context, anatomy) Any of the many small fluid-filled sacs located at the point where a muscle or tendon slides across bone. These sacs serve to reduce friction between the two moving surfaces.
     
Burton Tweet Definition of Burton Like Definition of Burton on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English habitational surname for someone who lived in any of several places with that name.
     
Burundi Tweet Definition of Burundi Like Definition of Burundi on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A country in Eastern Africa. Official name: Republic of Burundi.
     
Butler Tweet Definition of Butler Like Definition of Butler on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Butler (surname))
(PersonalName?)
  1. an English and Irish occupational surname for someone who was a butler or wine servant; Anglicized form of the French Boutilier
     
Butte Tweet Definition of Butte Like Definition of Butte on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Butte, Montana)
  1. a city in Montana
     

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