BB

[ bee-bee ]
/ ˈbiˌbi /
|

noun

a size of shot, 0.18 inches (0.46 cm) in diameter, fired from an air rifle or BB gun.
Also called BB shot. shot of this size.

Origin of BB

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75

Definition for bb (2 of 8)

BB


a quality rating for a corporate or municipal bond, lower than BBB and higher than B.

Definition for bb (3 of 8)

Definition for bb (4 of 8)

bb.


ball bearing.
Baseball. base on balls; bases on balls.

Definition for bb (5 of 8)

B.B.


bail bond.
Blue Book.
B'nai B'rith.
Bureau of the Budget.

Definition for bb (6 of 8)

B/B


bottled in bond.

Definition for bb (7 of 8)

b.b.


bail bond.

Definition for bb (8 of 8)

King

[ king ]
/ kɪŋ /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for bb (1 of 4)

bb


the internet domain name for

Barbados

British Dictionary definitions for bb (2 of 4)

BB


abbreviation for

Boys' Brigade

symbol for

(on Brit pencils) double black: denoting a very soft lead

British Dictionary definitions for bb (3 of 4)

king

/ (kɪŋ) /

noun

verb (tr)

to make (someone) a king
king it to act in a superior fashion
Derived Formskinghood, nounkingless, adjectivekinglike, adjective

Word Origin for king

Old English cyning; related to Old High German kunig king, Danish konge

British Dictionary definitions for bb (4 of 4)

King

/ (kɪŋ) /

noun

B.B., real name Riley B. King. born 1925, US blues singer and guitarist
Billie Jean (née Moffitt). born 1943, US tennis player: winner of twelve Grand Slam singles titles, including Wimbledon (1966–68, 1972–73, and 1975) and the US Open (1967, 1971–72, and 1974)
Martin Luther. 1929–68, US Baptist minister and civil-rights leader. He advocated nonviolence in his campaigns against the segregation of Black people in the South: assassinated: Nobel Peace Prize 1964
Stephen (Edwin). born 1947, US writer esp of horror novels; his books, many of which have been filmed, include Carrie (1974), The Shining (1977), Misery (1988), and Everything's Eventual (2002)
William Lyon Mackenzie. 1874–1950, Canadian Liberal statesman; prime minister (1921–26; 1926–30; 1935–48)
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Word Origin and History for bb

king


n.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with bb

king


In addition to the idiom beginning with king

, also see

  • live like a king

.

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