bis

1
[bis]

adverb

again (used as an enthusiastic call for the repetition of a musical performance).

Origin of bis

1
1810–20; < Italian < Latin; OL duis twice

bis

2
[bis]

noun

a sheer, often embroidered linen, used in the manufacture of altar cloths.
Also bisso.

Origin of bis

2
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin byssus byssus

bi

[bahy]

adjective, noun, plural bis, bi's.

Slang. bisexual.

Origin of bi

by shortening

B.I.S.

Bank for International Settlements.
British Information Services.
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Related Words for bis

over, repeatedly, anew, afresh, anon, encore, newly, recurrently

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British Dictionary definitions for bis

bis

adverb

twice; for a second time (used in musical scores to indicate a part to be repeated)

sentence substitute

encore! again!

Word Origin for bis

C19: via Italian from Latin, from Old Latin duis

BIS

abbreviation for

Bank for International Settlements: an institution, based in Basel, Switzerland, that accepts deposits, makes loans for national central banks, and assists in offsetting speculative movements of funds between the major currencies; set up in 1930
Bosnia-Herzegovina (international car registration)

bi

1

adjective, noun

bi

2

the internet domain name for

Burundi

Bi

the chemical symbol for

bismuth
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Word Origin and History for bis

bi

adj.

1956 as a colloquial abbreviation of bisexual.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

bis in Medicine

Bi

The symbol for the elementbismuth
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bis in Science

Bi

The symbol for bismuth.
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