[ bah ]

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

Origin of ba

Vocalization of Egyptian

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Symbol, Chemistry.
  1. barium.

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[ bah ]

  1. the second letter of the Arabic alphabet.

Other definitions for ba. (5 of 7)


  1. bath.

  2. bathroom.

Other definitions for B.A. (6 of 7)


  1. Bachelor of Arts.

Origin of B.A.

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

Other definitions for B.A. (7 of 7)


  1. bastard amber.

  2. batting average.

  1. British Academy.

  2. British America.

  3. British Association (for Advancement of Science).

  4. Buenos Aires. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use ba in a sentence

  • Wire Nails, Staples, &c., are made at Nettlefold's by machinery much in advance of what can ba seen elsewhere.

    Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
  • In the same piece, we are presented with a grand chorus of Turks and Dervises, who sing, "Hu la baba la chou ba la baba la da."

  • We've been hoping, ba'tiste and myself, that we would be able to induce you to lease us your portion of the lake and a flume site.

    The White Desert | Courtney Ryley Cooper
  • He stepped to the veranda, waiting for ba'tiste, who was making a last effort in his behalf.

    The White Desert | Courtney Ryley Cooper
  • "ba'teese, he put eet down by a match in the shelter of a lumber pile," came at last.

    The White Desert | Courtney Ryley Cooper

British Dictionary definitions for ba (1 of 5)


the internet domain name for
  1. Bosnia-Herzegovina

British Dictionary definitions for ba' (2 of 5)



/ (bɔː, bɑː) /

  1. the ba' a game somewhat like rugby played in Orkney at Christmas and New Year between two very large teams of players

  2. the ba' or handba' a similar game played at Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders in mid-February

  1. the stuffed leather ball used in these games

Origin of ba'

Scots form of ball 1

British Dictionary definitions for Ba (3 of 5)


/ (bɑː) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for Ba (4 of 5)


the chemical symbol for
  1. barium

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abbreviation for
  1. Bachelor of Arts

  2. British Academy

  1. British Airways

  2. British Association (for the Advancement of Science)

  3. British Association screw thread

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Scientific definitions for Ba


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