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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

  • noun onomatopoeia The characteristic cry or bleating of a sheep.
  • interjection onomatopoeia, humorous The characteristic cry of a sheep.
  • verb To make the characteristic cry of a sheep.

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

  • verb cry plaintively
  • noun the cry made by sheep

Etymologies

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

[Imitative.]

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Compare German bäen; an imitative word.

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