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noun Egyptian Religion.
  1. an aspect of the soul, represented as a human-headed bird.

Origin of ba

vocalization of Egyptian

[bah]
noun
  1. the second letter of the Arabic alphabet.

Ba

Symbol, Chemistry.
  1. barium.

BA

  1. bank acceptance.

ba.

  1. bath.
  2. bathroom.

B.A.1

  1. Bachelor of Arts.

Origin of B.A.1

First recorded in 1755–65, B.A. is from the New Latin word Baccalaureus Artium

B.A.2

  1. bastard amber.
  2. batting average.
  3. British Academy.
  4. British America.
  5. British Association (for Advancement of Science).
  6. Buenos Aires.
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  • He have hatchet-face; Ba'teese no like a man with a hatchet-face.

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  • Then to Ba'tiste he went, to bang him on the shoulder, and with an effort to whirl him about.

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  • She would have ask Ba'teese and Ba'teese would have said, 'No.

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  • We've got to find some other way, Ba'tiste, of getting our product to the mill.

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  • They tried the bobsled, Ba'tiste and Houston, only to give it up.

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British Dictionary definitions for ba

ba

the internet domain name for
  1. Bosnia-Herzegovina

Ba1

noun
  1. Egyptian myth the soul, represented as a bird with a human head

Ba2

the chemical symbol for
  1. barium

BA

abbreviation for
  1. Bachelor of Arts
  2. British Academy
  3. British Airways
  4. British Association (for the Advancement of Science)
  5. British Association screw thread
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ba in Medicine

Ba

  1. The symbol for the elementbarium

ba in Science

Ba

  1. The symbol for barium.

barium

[bârē-əm]
Ba
  1. A soft, silvery-white metallic element of the alkaline-earth group. It occurs only in combination with other elements, especially in barite. Barium compounds are used in x-raying the digestive system and in making fireworks and white pigments. Atomic number 56; atomic weight 137.33; melting point 725°C; boiling point 1,140°C; specific gravity 3.50; valence 2. See Periodic Table.
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