[bah-lee, bal-ee]


an island in Indonesia, E of Java. 2147 sq. mi. (5561 sq. km). Capital: Singaraja.
one of a breed of domesticated banteng cattle, Bos banteng domesticus, raised for milk and meat and as a work animal. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • And I suppose the same conditions obtain in the seraglios of Bali.

  • To these may be added the recent conquests in the island of Bali.

    Mark Seaworth

    William H.G. Kingston

  • And when Bali had offered a great sacrifice, the Dwarf as a Brhmaṇa came to beg.


    Annie Besant

  • A small prau returning from Bali to the island of Goram overtook us.

    The Malay Archipelago

    Alfred Russell Wallace

  • They are divided into balis (septs) and a man may not marry within his own bali.

British Dictionary definitions for bali



an island in Indonesia, east of Java: mountainous, rising over 3000 m (10 000 ft). Capital: Denpasar. Pop: 3 151 162 (2000). Area: 5558 sq km (2146 sq miles)
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Culture definitions for bali


[(bah-lee, bal-ee)]

Island of southern Indonesia east of Java.


Bali's striking volcanic (see volcano) scenery provides a romantic backdrop for its culture, known for its elaborate dances, rituals, and handicrafts.
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