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ba

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

vocalization of Egyptian

[bah]
noun
  1. the second letter of the Arabic alphabet.
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B.A.S.

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

[a bah]
French.
  1. down with.
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Origin of à bas

literally, downwards, toward (the) lower (part, location); cf. abase

de haut en bas

[duh oh tahn bah]
adverb French.
  1. from top to bottom; from head to foot.
  2. in a haughty, disdainful manner; condescendingly.
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Related Words for bas

BA, BS, baccalaureate

Examples from the Web for bas

Contemporary Examples of bas

Historical Examples of bas

  • A woman in the mob said 'Pauvre' and somebody else said ' bas!'

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

    The Roof Tree

    Charles Neville Buck

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

    The Roof Tree

    Charles Neville Buck

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

    The Roof Tree

    Charles Neville Buck

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

    The Roof Tree

    Charles Neville Buck


British Dictionary definitions for bas

à bas

interjection
  1. down with!
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ba

the internet domain name for
  1. Bosnia-Herzegovina
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Ba

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

2
the chemical symbol for
  1. barium
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BA

abbreviation for
  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

  1. The symbol for the elementbarium
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bas in Science

Ba

  1. The symbol for barium.
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