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

Vocalization of Egyptian

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Ba

Symbol, Chemistry.
barium.

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BA

abbreviation

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[ bah ]
/ bɑ /

noun
the second letter of the Arabic alphabet.

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ba.

abbreviation
bath.
bathroom.

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B.A.1

abbreviation
Bachelor of Arts.

Origin of B.A.

1
First recorded in 1755–65, B.A. is from New Latin Baccalaureus Artium

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B.A.2

abbreviation
bastard amber.
batting average.
British Academy.
British America.
British Association (for Advancement of Science).
Buenos Aires.
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British Dictionary definitions for ba (1 of 5)

ba

the internet domain name for
Bosnia-Herzegovina

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ba'

Ba'

/ (bɔː, bɑː) /

noun Scot
the ba' a game somewhat like rugby played in Orkney at Christmas and New Year between two very large teams of players
the ba' or handba' a similar game played at Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders in mid-February
the stuffed leather ball used in these games

Word Origin for ba'

Scots form of ball 1

British Dictionary definitions for ba (3 of 5)

Ba1
/ (bɑː) /

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

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Ba2

the chemical symbol for
barium

British Dictionary definitions for ba (5 of 5)

BA

abbreviation for
Bachelor of Arts
British Academy
British Airways
British Association (for the Advancement of Science)
British Association screw thread
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Medical definitions for ba

Ba

The symbol for the elementbarium
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Scientific definitions for ba

Ba

The symbol for barium.
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