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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