barium, Ba, atomic number

(noun) a soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group; found in barite

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Ba (plural Bas)

(music, Japan) Abbreviation of bass guitar (of a rock band)


• -ab, A&B, A.B., A/B, AB, Ab, a.b., ab, ab-, ab.

Etymology 1


ba (plural bas)

(Egyptian mythology) A being's soul or personality, represented as a bird-headed figure, which survives after death but must be sustained with offerings of food.

Etymology 2

The sound is very commonly made by infants, and is interpreted by parents as a reference to themselves.


ba (plural bas) (not generally used in the plural)

(colloquial and in direct address) Father, baba.

Etymology 3


ba (uncountable)

(historical) A medieval football game played in parts of Scotland around Christmas and New Year.


• -ab, A&B, A.B., A/B, AB, Ab, a.b., ab, ab-, ab.


BA (plural BAs)

Initialism of Bachelor of Arts.

Initialism of Business Analyst.

(Internet, security) Initialism of Basic Authentication.

Proper noun


Initialism of British Airways.

Initialism of Buenos Aires.

(overprint on British stamps) Initialism of British Administration (usually followed by a place name).

Abbreviation of Bali, a province of Indonesia.

Abbreviation of Bahia, a state of Brazil.


BA (comparative more BA, superlative most BA)

(euphemistic) Initialism of bad-ass.


• -ab, A&B, A.B., A/B, AB, Ab, a.b., ab, ab-, ab.

Source: Wiktionary


Word of the Day

2 December 2023


(noun) bird of tropical Africa and Asia having a very large bill surmounted by a bony protuberance; related to kingfishers

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Coffee Trivia

Coffee has initially been a food – chewed, not sipped. Early African tribes consume coffee by grinding the berries together, adding some animal fat, and rolling the treats into tiny edible energy balls.

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