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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 centsimos
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, รุงเทž)).
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 nounBarking
  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 nounbaton, 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.
abbreviationBeds
  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 ( пу~+mn~лiка Беларуь).
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<