from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An abbreviation of Bachelor of Arts. See A. B. and bachelor. Bachelor of Agriculture: same as B. Agr. British Association (for the Advancement of Science): used in such phrases as B. A. unit. See unit.
- n. A common abbreviation in mineralogical works for before the blowpipe: as, quartz is infusible B. B.
- n. An abbreviation of before Christ, used in noting dates preceding the Christian era: as, the battle of Thermopylæ was fought 480 b. c.; Julius Cæsar invaded Britain 55 B. C.
- n. An abbreviation of Bachelor of Divinity.
- n. An abbreviation (adjective) of Bachelor of Law
- n. in com., of bill of lading.
- An abbreviation of Bachelor of Medicine.
- A common abbreviation in stock-exchange reports and documents of buyer's option: as, b. o. 3 (that is, at the buyer's option within 3 days).
- n. An abbreviation
- n. of Bachelor of Chemistry;
- n. of Bachelor of Commerce;
- n. same as C. B. ;
- n. of bail court.
- An abbreviation of Bachelor of Engineering;
- of Bachelor of Elements;
- of Bachelor of Elocution.
- n. An abbreviation of Bachelor of Finance.
- n. An abbreviation of bay gelding.
- n. An abbreviation of bay horse (that is, stallion).
- n. An abbreviation of Bachelor of Letters or of Literature
- n. military, of breech-loading.
- n. An abbreviation of Bachelor of Metallurgy
- n. of Bachelor of Music.
- n. An abbreviation of bay mare
- n. of bench-mark
- n. of board-measure.
- n. An abbreviation of Bachelor of Oratory.
- n. An abbreviation of Bachelor of Painting;
- n. Bachelor of Philosophy;
- n. British Pharmacopoeia;
- n. British public.
- An abbreviation of Bachelor of Surgery
- Bachelor of Science.
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