from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Bab, the Title of Ali Mohammad of Shiraz. 1819-1850. Persian founder of Babism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Lit., gate; -- a title given to the founder of Babism, and taken from that of Bab-ud-Din, assumed by him.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fish with a bob. See bob.
- n. A bunch; tassel; cockade.
- n. A bob, as used in fishing.
- n. A babe.
- n. The title assumed by the founder of Babism.
- n. A Babist; an adherent of or a believer in Babism.
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Bab is the Arabic word for “door” or “gate,” I think.
My Arabic professor on that first night of class at George Washington University also said this, with a smile on his face: "The word Bab means "gate," "door" or "the co-founder of a world-religion."
Today, Baha'is in 188 countries worldwide celebrate the Birth of Siyyid Ali-Muhammad, the Herald of our Faith, whom we know as the Bab, a title that means both "Door" and "Gate" in Arabic.
The Libyan leader met with the African delegation in a tent pitched on the grounds of his fortified residence-cum-military base known as Bab Azizya.
Gadhafi from power is his insider knowledge of the leader's security regime and the cryptic defense structure within the leader's Tripoli residence known as Bab Aziziyah, which he spent years building as a protective cocoon against bombing raids and assassination attempts, say people familiar with the matter.
Rebel spokesman Mohammed Abdel-Rahman said tanks emerged from Gadhafi's compound, known as Bab al-Aziziya, and began firing.
Night after night, state television broadcasts live from the compound, known as Bab al-Aziziya, showing people singing and dancing in a main square.
At the literal and spiritual center of the site stands the shrine of Mirza Ali Muhammad, known as the Bab ( "Gate"), the forerunner who in 1844 heralded this youngest monotheistic faith, and who is buried here in a golden-domed mausoleum.
Customs are levied after the same rate at the two gates of the town, called Bab
The next is double arched, and called the Bab al-Mujahid or
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