B, b

noun, plural B's or Bs, b's or bs.
  1. the second letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
  2. any spoken sound represented by the letter B or b, as in bid, bauble, or daubed.
  3. something having the shape of a B.
  4. a written or printed representation of the letter B or b.
  5. a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter B or b.


  1. balance sheet.
  2. bill of sale.
  3. Slang: Sometimes Vulgar. bullshit.



  1. Bachelor of Science.
  2. Bachelor of Surgery.
  3. bill of sale.
  4. Slang: Sometimes Vulgar. bullshit. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for bs


the internet domain name for
  1. Bahamas


abbreviation for
  1. Bachelor of Surgery
  2. British Standard(s) (indicating the catalogue or publication number of the British Standards Institution)
  3. Bahamas (international car registration)



abbreviation for
  1. bags
  2. bales
  3. bill of sale


abbreviation for (in the US and Canada)
  1. Bachelor of Science
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Word Origin and History for bs



c.1900, slang abbreviation of bullshit (q.v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

bs in Science


  1. The symbol for boron.
  2. The symbol for magnetic field.
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