[ bahb ]

  1. abbreviated form of Bab ed-Din.

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Other definitions for Bab. (2 of 2)


  1. Babylon; Babylonia.

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How to use Bāb in a sentence

  • Instead, you have to wear an unbecoming frock like the gentleman in the Bab ballads, and work on the roads.

    The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
  • Mother Bab was thinking of her boy and Phœbe, of their gay comradeship.

    Patchwork | Anna Balmer Myers
  • Afterward, when Mother Bab had been taken away, he sought Phœbe.

    Patchwork | Anna Balmer Myers
  • She wanted to be with Mother Bab—should he tell her of his love?

    Patchwork | Anna Balmer Myers
  • Mother Bab delighted in flowers and planted all the old favorites.

    Patchwork | Anna Balmer Myers

British Dictionary definitions for Bab


/ (bɑːb) /

  1. the . title of Mirza Ali Mohammed 1819–50, Persian religious leader: founded Babism; executed as a heretic of Islam

Origin of Bab

from Persian bāb gate, from Arabic

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