ba

[bah]

noun Egyptian Religion.

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

Origin of ba

vocalization of Egyptian

[bah]

noun

the second letter of the Arabic alphabet.

B.A.S.

Bachelor of Agricultural Science.
Bachelor of Applied Science.

à bas

[a bah]

French.

down with.

Origin of à bas

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

de haut en bas

[duh oh tahn bah]

adverb French.

from top to bottom; from head to foot.
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!'

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

    The Roof Tree

    Charles Neville Buck

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

    The Roof Tree

    Charles Neville Buck

  • Bas Rowlett seemed surprised, but he made prompt explanation.

    The Roof Tree

    Charles Neville Buck

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

    The Roof Tree

    Charles Neville Buck


British Dictionary definitions for bas

à bas

interjection

down with!

ba

the internet domain name for

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Ba

1

noun

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

Ba

2

the chemical symbol for

barium

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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bas in Medicine

Ba

The symbol for the elementbarium
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bas in Science

Ba

The symbol for barium.
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