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b US English

Barn(s)

B1 US English

The second letter of the alphabet

B2 US English

(Used in recording moves in chess) bishop

B New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

2nd letter of the alphabet

b in B1 US English

The second letter of the alphabet

B in B1 US English

The seventh note of the diatonic scale of C major

barn US English

A unit of area, 10-28 square meters, used especially in particle physics

b in barn2 US English

A unit of area, 10-28 square meters, used especially in particle physics

boron US English

The chemical element of atomic number 5, a nonmetallic solid

B in boron US English

The chemical element of atomic number 5, a nonmetallic solid

Bel New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

unit of sound intensity or electrical power level

boron New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

chemical element of atomic number 5

b. in b US English

Born (used to indicate a date of birth)

born New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

existing as a result of birth;

B in bishop New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

capital in titles (the Bishop of Oxford, but the bishop said …); abbreviation Bp, in chess B

B & B US English

Bed and breakfast

B & E US English

Breaking and entering

b/w US English

Black and white (used especially to describe printing, movies, photographs, or television pictures)

R & B US English

short for rhythm and blues.

b-boy US English

A young man involved with hip-hop culture

b-day US English

Short for birthday.

plan B US English

An alternative strategy

b-ball US English

Basketball

B cell US English

A lymphocyte not processed by the thymus gland, and responsible for producing antibodies

B-side US English

The less important side of a pop single record

B-tree US English

An organizational structure for information storage and retrieval in the form of a tree in which all terminal nodes are the same distance from the base, and all nonterminal nodes have between n and 2n subtrees or pointers (where n is an integer)

Type B US English

A personality type characterized as easygoing and thought to have low susceptibility to stress

B-side New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

less important side of a pop single

B-movie US English

A low-budget movie, especially (formerly) one made for use as a companion to the main attraction in a double feature

B-picture US English

Another term for B-movie.

B-school US English

Business school

Linear B US English

A form of Bronze Age writing discovered on tablets in Crete, dating from circa 1400 to 1200 bc. In 1952, it was shown to be a syllabic script composed of linear signs, derived from Linear A and older Minoan scripts, representing a form of Mycenaean Greek

vitamin B US English

Any of a group of substances (the vitamin B complex) that are essential for the working of certain enzymes in the body and, although not chemically related, are generally found together in the same foods. They include thiamine (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), and cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12)

Zyklon B US English

Hydrogen cyanide adsorbed on or released from a carrier in the form of small tablets, used as an insecticidal fumigant and by the Nazis for killing concentration-camp prisoners

Zyklon B New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

hydrogen cyanide released from small tablets

King, B. B. US English

(1925-), US blues singer and guitarist; born Riley B. King. An established blues performer, he came to the notice of a wider audience in the late 1960s, when his style of guitar playing was imitated by rock musicians

hepatitis B US English

A severe form of viral hepatitis transmitted in infected blood, causing fever, debility, and jaundice

B'nai B'rith US English

A Jewish organization founded in New York in 1843. It pursues educational, humanitarian, and cultural activities and attempts to safeguard the rights and interests of Jews around the world

B lymphocyte US English

Another term for B cell.

Lag b'Omer US English

A Jewish festival held on the 33rd day of the Omer (the period between Passover and Pentecost), traditionally regarded as celebrating the end of a plague in the 2nd century


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