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ba

[bah] /bɑ/
noun, Egyptian Religion.
1.
an aspect of the soul, represented as a human-headed bird.
Origin of ba
vocalization of Egyptian

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

B.A.S.

1.
Bachelor of Agricultural Science.
2.
Bachelor of Applied Science.

à bas

[a bah] /a ˈbɑ/
French.
1.
down with.
Origin
literally, downwards, toward (the) lower (part, location); cf. abase

de haut en bas

[duh oh tahn bah] /də oʊ tɑ̃ ˈbɑ/
adverb, French.
1.
from top to bottom; from head to foot.
2.
in a haughty, disdainful manner; condescendingly.
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  • A woman in the mob said 'Pauvre' and somebody else said ' bas!'

  • bas Rowlett bent above his pillow, but with a transformed face.

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  • "I reckon ye've done heered all I kin tell ye," said bas, gravely.

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  • In killing bas Rowlett he would be performing a virtuous act.

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  • bas Rowlett did not rise from his seat and the young woman did not expect it.

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  • bas Rowlett seemed surprised, but he made prompt explanation.

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  • Ask Dorothy an' her gran'pap an' bas Rowlett ter come in hyar.

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  • But bas shook his head, and hastened to expound his subtler meaning.

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  • Elsewhere it shelved off into the steep slope down which bas had carried him.

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British Dictionary definitions for bas

à bas

/a bɑ/
interjection
1.
down with!

ba

abbreviation
1.
Bosnia-Herzegovina

Ba1

/bɑː/
noun
1.
(Egyptian myth) the soul, represented as a bird with a human head

Ba2

Chemical symbol
1.
barium

BA

abbreviation
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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bas in Medicine

Ba
The symbol for the element barium.

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bas in Science
Ba  
The symbol for barium.
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