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babble Tweet Definition of babble Like Definition of babble on Facebook
  1. idle, Idle talk; senseless prattle; gabble; twaddle.
    • "This is mere moral ." Milton.
      1. inarticulate, Inarticulate speech, such as was used at the building the tower of Babel; constant or confused murmur.
    • The of our young children. - Darwin.
    • The of the stream. - Tennyson.
      1. A sound of or alike that which of flowing water.
verb (babbl, ing)
  1. (intransitive) To utter words indistinctly or unintelligibly; to utter inarticulate sounds; as, a child babbles.
  2. (intransitive) To talk incoherently; to utter unmeaning words.
  3. (intransitive) To talk much; to chatter; to prate.
  4. (intransitive) To make a continuous murmuring noise, as shallow water running over stones.
  • In every babbling brook he finds a friend. - Wordsworth.
Hounds are said to babble, or to be babbling, when they are too noisy after having found a good scent.
  1. (transitive) To utter in an indistinct or incoherent way; to repeat, as words, in a childish way without understanding.
  • These words he used to in all companies. - Arbuthnot.
    1. (transitive) To disclose by too free talk, as a secret.
    background Tweet Definition of background Like Definition of background on Facebook
    1. One's social heritage; what one did in the past/previously.
    The lawyer had a in computer science.
    1. A part of the picture that depicts scenery to the rear or behind the main subject. Context.
    2. Information relevant to the current situation about past events; history.
    3. A less important feature of scenery (as opposed to foreground.)
    There was tons of noise in the .
    The photographer let us pick a for the portrait.
    1. (computing): (Windows): The solid color that provides contrast with items (usually icons) appearing on it.
    2. (computing): Activity on a computer that is not normally visible to the user
    The antivirus program is running in the .
    bandwidth Tweet Definition of bandwidth Like Definition of bandwidth on Facebook
    1. the width, usually measured in hertz, of a frequency band.
    2. of a signal, the width of the smallest frequency band within which the signal can fit
    3. (networking) a measure of data flow rate in digital networks typically in bits per second
    4. (informal) the capacity, energy or time required
    I think it's a worthy project, but I just don't have the right now.
    beeper Tweet Definition of beeper Like Definition of beeper on Facebook
    1. Something that makes a beeping sound
    2. A pager
    bravo Tweet Definition of bravo Like Definition of bravo on Facebook
    1. The letter B in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
    2. A hired thug; an assassin.
    broadband Tweet Definition of broadband Like Definition of broadband on Facebook
    1. (telecommunications) A wide band of electromagnetic frequencies
    2. (Internet) An internet connection with a much larger capacity than dial-up or ISDN.
    1. (telecommunications) Of, pertaining to, or carrying a a wide band of electromagnetic frequency, frequencies
    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.
    busy Tweet Definition of busy Like Definition of busy on Facebook
    verb (busies, busying, busied)
    1. To make somebody , to keep busy with, to occupy, to make occupied.
      • On my vacation I'll myself with gardening.
        1. To rush somebody.
    adjective (busier, busiest)
    1. Doing a great deal; having a lot of things to do in the space of time given
    It has been a day.
    1. engaged, Engaged in another activity or by someone else.
    The director cannot see you now, he's .
    Her telephone has been all day.
    1. Having a lot going on; complicated or intricate.
    Flowers, stripes, and checks in the same fabric make for a pattern.

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