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bis

1

[ bis ]

adverb

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


bis

2

[ bis ]

noun

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

B.I.S.

3

abbreviation for

  1. Bank for International Settlements.
  2. British Information Services.

bis

1

/ bɪs /

adverb

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


sentence substitute

  1. encore! again!

BIS

2

abbreviation for

  1. 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
  2. Bosnia-Herzegovina (international car registration)

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bis1

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

Origin of bis2

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin byssus byssus

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bis1

C19: via Italian from Latin, from Old Latin duis

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Example Sentences

I've been a-turnin' the bis'ness over in my mind, and he may make his-self easy, Sammy.

Hows'ever, none on 'em answered; so they gave out that he'd run away, and she kep' on the bis'ness.

Meusel: Lexicon der vom Jahr 1750 bis 1800 verstorbenen teutschen Schriftsteller.

Vun ihm hb' ich ds as viel Jessurim un' Schmerzen arbergetrgen, bis ich hb' ihm auf die Fss' gestellt!

De bac'n is ready ter burn up and I 'low that there pan er baby bis'it is done to a turn.

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