- (zoology) Mostly African primates. One of the Old World Quadrumana, of the genera Cynocephalus and Papio; the dog-faced ape. Baboons have dog-like muzzles and large canine teeth, cheek pouches, a short tail, and naked callosities on the buttocks. A group of baboons is refered to as a (term, troop), a (term, tribe) or a (term, flange).
- The camel with two humps, Camelus bactrianus, native to the steppes of Asia
verb (badgers, badgering, badgered)
- A common name for any animal of three subfamilies, which belong to the family Mustelidae: Melinae (Eurasian badgers), Mellivorinae (Ratel or honey badger), and Taxideinae (American badger).
- A native or resident of the State of Wisconsin (US).
- (context, plural, vulgar, cant) A crew of desperate villains who robbed near rivers, into which they threw the bodies of those they murdered.
- A person who makes badges.
- (context, UK, colloquial) Passing gas.
- To pester, to annoy persistently.
- He kept badgering her about her bad habits.
- Small Australian marsupial, of the family Peramelidae with a distinctive long snout.
- Any of several ratlike marsupial of the genera Bandicota and Nesokia of southeast Asia
verb (bats, batting, batted)
- 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.
- (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.
- A large omnivorous mammal, related to the dog and raccoon, having shaggy hair, a very small tail, and flat feet; a member of family Ursidae, particularly of subfamily Ursinae.
- (colloquial) An animal that resembles a bear, such as a koala bear, koala or ant bear.
- (finance) An investor who sells commodities, securities or futures in anticipation of a fall in prices.
verb (bears, bearing, bore, or, archaic, bare, born, borne, or, archaic, yborn)
- Bears look for over-priced securities to sell short.
- (rfv-sense) (finance) A market in which prices are falling.
- (colloquial) A problem that is very difficult to solve.
- (slang) A large hairy man, especially one who is gay.
- (transitive) To carry something.
- 2005, w:Plato, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. w:Stephanus pagination, 234b.
- : imitations that the same name as the things
- (transitive) To be equipped with something.
- the right to arms
- (transitive) To declare as testimony.
- The jury could see he was bearing false witness.
- (transitive) To put up with something.
- (transitive) To give birth to someone or something.
- In Troy she becomes Paris' wife, bearing him several children, all of whom die in infancy.
- (transitive) To produce or yield something, such as fruit or crops.
- (intransitive) To be in a specific direction from the observer"s position.
- The harbour bears North by Northeast.
- (finance, investments) Characterized by or believing to benefit of declining prices in securities markets.
- The great market starting in 1929 scared a whole generation of investors.
- An aquatic mammal of the genus Castor, having a wide, flat tail and webbed feet.
- (context, coarse, slang) The pubic hair and/or vulva of a woman.
- A whale, Delphinapterus leucas, related to the Narwhal
noun , Plural bilbies.
- Australian desert marsupial, with distinctive large ears and approximately the size of a rabbit.
- a large species of civet, Arctictis binturong, of southern Asia
noun (bison, pl2=bisons)
- A wild ox, Bison bonasus.
- A similar American animal, Bison bison else Bos americanus or Bisonte americano; also called a buffalo.
noun (wikipedia, Blue Whale)
- A whale (Balaenoptera musculus), blue in colour/color and the largest known living animal.
- 1851 But there are a rabble of uncertain, fugitive half-fabulous whales, which as an American whaleman, I know by reputation, but not personally....the Iceberg whale; the Quog Whale; the Blue Whale. But I omit them as altogether obsolete and can hardly help suspecting them for mere sounds full of leviathanism, but signifying nothing. Herman Melville: Moby Dick. This ed. 1961 Arnot publishers. p.131.
- A wild boar (Sus scrofa), the wild ancestor of the domesticated pig.
- A male pig.
- A North American wild cat, Lynx rufus, having tufted ears and a short tail
- the pygmy chimpanzee, Pan paniscus, from Africa south of the Congo
- An English and Scottish surname, a variant of Brook, or originally a nickname for someone thought to resemble a badger ( Middle English broc(k)).
- (given name, male), modern transferred use of the surname.
- A common species of rat, Rattus norvegicus.
- a folk name for a bear, especially the brown bear, Ursus arctos
- A city in New York State, very near Niagara Falls.
- A South African pig, Potamochoerus porcus, having tufts of hair on its face.
- (context, AU, slang, derogatory) An unattractive looking woman.
- 2005 "Haggis McFuckchops?" http://www.thepantsman.com/nasty6.htm
- : I'll cut the boring intro as to how I ended up showing the glorious sites of Brisbane to these three fat, ugly bush pigs.''