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balboa Tweet Definition of balboa Like Definition of balboa on Facebook
noun
  1. The currency of Panama, divided into 100 centÚsimos
ban Tweet Definition of ban Like Definition of ban on Facebook
noun
  1. prohibition
verb (bans, banning, banned, banned)
  1. To forbid.
Bare feet are banned in this establishment.
bawbee Tweet Definition of bawbee Like Definition of bawbee on Facebook
noun
  1. (vulgar) A halfpenny. Scotch.
bezant Tweet Definition of bezant Like Definition of bezant on Facebook
noun
  1. (historic) A coin made of gold or silver, minted at w:Byzantium, Byzantium and used in currency throughout mediaeval Europe.
birr Tweet Definition of birr Like Definition of birr on Facebook
noun
  1. The currency of Ethiopia, divided into 100 santims
bit Tweet Definition of bit Like Definition of bit on Facebook
noun
  1. A piece of metal placed in a horse's mouth and connected to reins to direct the animal.
  2. A rotary cutting tool fitted to a drill, used to make holes.
  3. An eighth of a dollar. Note that there is no coin minted worth 12.5 cents.
A quarter is two bits.
  1. (context, dated, UK) A coin of a specified value.
A threepenny .
  1. A small piece of something.
There were bits of paper all over the floor.
  1. A portion of something.
I'd like a big of cake, please.
  1. (slang) A prison sentence.
  2. An excerpt of material from a stand-up comedian's repertoire.
verb
  1. (simple past of, bite)
Your dog me!
adverb
  1. To a small extent; in a small amount (usually with "a").
That's a too sweet. =
boliviano Tweet Definition of boliviano Like Definition of boliviano on Facebook
noun
  1. The unit of currency in Bolivia, divided into 100 centavo, centavos.
broad Tweet Definition of broad Like Definition of broad on Facebook
noun
  1. A colloquial term for a woman or girl.
Synonyms: see wikiSaurus:woman
adjective
  1. (of a person or object) wide in extent or scope
  2. having a specified width (e.g. 3 ft broad)
  3. (context, of an accent) strongly regional
bronze Tweet Definition of bronze Like Definition of bronze on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) A natural or man-made alloy of copper, usually of tin, but also with one or more other metals.
  2. (countable) (uncountable) A reddish-brown colour, the colour of bronze.
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    1. (countable) A work of art made of bronze, especially a sculpture.
    2. A bronze medal
verb (bronz, es)
  1. To plate with bronze.
  2. To color bronze.
adjective
  1. Made of bronze.
  2. Having a reddish-brown colour.

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