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baa

 (bă, bä)
intr.v. baaed, baa·ing, baas
To make a bleating sound, as a sheep or goat.
n.
The bleat of a sheep or goat.

[Imitative.]

baa

(bɑː)
vb, baas, baaing or baaed
(Zoology) (intr) to make the cry of a sheep; bleat
n
(Zoology) the cry made by sheep

BAA

n
(Aeronautics) the main airports operator in the United Kingdom; until privatization in 1987, an abbreviation for British Airports Authority

baa

(bæ, bɑ)

n., v. baaed, baa•ing. n.
1. the bleat of a sheep.
v.i.
2. to utter such a bleat.
[1580–90; imitative]

B.A.A.

Bachelor of Applied Arts.

baa


Past participle: baaed
Gerund: baaing

Imperative
baa
baa
Present
I baa
you baa
he/she/it baas
we baa
you baa
they baa
Preterite
I baaed
you baaed
he/she/it baaed
we baaed
you baaed
they baaed
Present Continuous
I am baaing
you are baaing
he/she/it is baaing
we are baaing
you are baaing
they are baaing
Present Perfect
I have baaed
you have baaed
he/she/it has baaed
we have baaed
you have baaed
they have baaed
Past Continuous
I was baaing
you were baaing
he/she/it was baaing
we were baaing
you were baaing
they were baaing
Past Perfect
I had baaed
you had baaed
he/she/it had baaed
we had baaed
you had baaed
they had baaed
Future
I will baa
you will baa
he/she/it will baa
we will baa
you will baa
they will baa
Future Perfect
I will have baaed
you will have baaed
he/she/it will have baaed
we will have baaed
you will have baaed
they will have baaed
Future Continuous
I will be baaing
you will be baaing
he/she/it will be baaing
we will be baaing
you will be baaing
they will be baaing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been baaing
you have been baaing
he/she/it has been baaing
we have been baaing
you have been baaing
they have been baaing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been baaing
you will have been baaing
he/she/it will have been baaing
we will have been baaing
you will have been baaing
they will have been baaing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been baaing
you had been baaing
he/she/it had been baaing
we had been baaing
you had been baaing
they had been baaing
Conditional
I would baa
you would baa
he/she/it would baa
we would baa
you would baa
they would baa
Past Conditional
I would have baaed
you would have baaed
he/she/it would have baaed
we would have baaed
you would have baaed
they would have baaed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.baa - the cry made by sheepbaa - the cry made by sheep    
cry - the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"
Verb1.baa - cry plaintivelybaa - cry plaintively; "The lambs were bleating"
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
Translations
määmääkiä
mee
bee
bräka

baa

[bɑː]
A. Nbalido m
B. EXCL¡be!
C. VIbalar

baa

nMähen nt no pl; baa!mäh!; baa-lamb (baby-talk)Bählamm nt (baby-talk), → Mähschäfchen nt (baby-talk)
vimähen, mäh machen (baby-talk)
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