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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To make a bleating sound, as a sheep or goat.
  • n. The bleat of a sheep or goat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The characteristic cry or bleating of a sheep.
  • interj. The characteristic cry of a sheep.
  • v. To make the characteristic cry of a sheep.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The cry or bleating of a sheep; a bleat.
  • intransitive v. To cry baa, or bleat as a sheep.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cry or bleat as a sheep.
  • n. The cry or bleating of a sheep or lamb.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. cry plaintively
  • n. the cry made by sheep

Etymologies

Imitative.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Compare German bäen; an imitative word. (Wiktionary)

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