from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • abbreviation Baruch

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An abbreviation of Bachelor of Agricultural Science;
  • noun Bachelor of Applied Science: degrees conferred by some institutions.
  • To kiss.
  • To lull asleep by a continuous, inarticulate, musical hum.
  • noun A ball.
  • The chemical symbol of barium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To kiss.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Charopidae — sole known species is Ba humbugi, a small air-breathing land snail.
  • noun chemistry Symbol for barium.
  • noun physics The CGS symbol for the barye, unit of pressure.

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

  • noun a bachelor's degree in arts and sciences
  • noun a soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group; found in barite


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