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bacchanal Tweet Definition of bacchanal Like Definition of bacchanal on Facebook
noun
  1. A devotee of Bacchus; one who indulges in drunken revels; one who is noisy and riotous when intoxicated; a carouser.
    • Shakespeare:
    • : Tipsy bacchanals.
      1. (context, in plural) The festival of Bacchus; the bacchanalia.
      2. Drunken revelry; an orgy.
      3. A song or a dance in honor of Bacchus.
adjective
  1. Relating to Bacchus or his festival.
  2. Engaged in drunken revels; drunken and riotous or noisy.
bacchant Tweet Definition of bacchant Like Definition of bacchant on Facebook
noun
  1. A priest of Bacchus.
  2. A bacchanal; a reveler.
adjective
  1. bacchanalian, Bacchanalian; fond of drunken revelry; wine-loving; reveling; carousing.
bacchante Tweet Definition of bacchante Like Definition of bacchante on Facebook
noun
  1. A priestess of Bacchus.
  2. A female bacchanal.
bacchic Tweet Definition of bacchic Like Definition of bacchic on Facebook
adjective
  1. Of or relating to Bacchus; hence, jovial, or riotous,with intoxication.
Bacchus Tweet Definition of Bacchus Like Definition of Bacchus on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (mythology) The ancient Greek god of wine, also known as Dionysus.
basilisk Tweet Definition of basilisk Like Definition of basilisk on Facebook
nounBasilisk
  1. a mythical snake-like creature reputed to be so venomous its gaze was deadly
"The deadly look of the basilisk"
  1. a type of lizard (genus Basiliscus)
  2. a type of large brass cannon
BIA Tweet Definition of BIA Like Definition of BIA on Facebook
initialism
  1. Bureau of Indian Affairs
boreal Tweet Definition of boreal Like Definition of boreal on Facebook
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or coming from the north
bran Tweet Definition of bran Like Definition of bran on Facebook
noun
  1. outside layer of a grain
Bronze Age Tweet Definition of Bronze Age Like Definition of Bronze Age on Facebook
nounbronze, Bronze age, Age
  1. A period in a civilization's development when the most advanced metalworking has developed the techniques of smelting copper from natural outcroppings and alloys it to cast bronze.
Brownie Tweet Definition of Brownie Like Definition of Brownie on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, Britain, Canada) A junior Girl Guide
  2. (context, US) A junior Girl Scout.
  3. (dated) A formerly popular type of box camera made by Kodak.
bugbear Tweet Definition of bugbear Like Definition of bugbear on Facebook
noun
  1. An ongoing problem; a recurring obstacle or adversity.
  2. A source of dread; resentment; or irritation.
  3. An imaginary creature meant to inspire fear in children.

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