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B 1

1. The symbol for boron.
2. The symbol for magnetic flux density.

B 2

abbr.
1. baryon number
2. Baseball base
3. Music bass
4. billion
5. bishop (chess)

b 1

or B  (bē)
n. pl. b's or B's also bs or Bs
1. The second letter of the modern English alphabet.
2. Any of the speech sounds represented by the letter b.
3. The second in a series.
4. Something shaped like the letter B.
5. B The second best or second highest in quality or rank: a mark of B on an English theme.
6. Music
a. The seventh tone in the scale of C major or the second tone in the relative minor scale.
b. A key or scale in which B is the tonic.
c. A written or printed note representing this tone.
d. A string, key, or pipe tuned to the pitch of this tone.
7. B One of the four major blood groups in the ABO system. Individuals with this blood group have the B antigen on the surface of their red blood cells, and the anti-A antibody in their blood serum.

b 2

abbr.
1. Physics barn
2. or B bel
3. bottom quark
4. breadth

b

(biː) or

B

n, pl b's, B's or Bs
1. the second letter and first consonant of the modern English alphabet
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) a speech sound represented by this letter, usually a voiced bilabial stop, as in bell
3. Also: beta the second in a series, esp the second highest grade in an examination

b

symbol for
(Chess & Draughts) chess See algebraic notation

B

symbol for
1. (Music, other) music
a. a note having a frequency of 493.88 hertz (B above middle C) or this value multiplied or divided by any power of 2; the seventh note of the scale of C major
b. a key, string, or pipe producing this note
c. the major or minor key having this note as its tonic
2. the supporting or less important of two things: the B side of a record.
3. (Physiology) a human blood type of the ABO group, containing the B antigen
4. (in Britain) a secondary road
5. (Mathematics) the number 11 in hexadecimal notation
6. (Elements & Compounds) chem boron
7. (General Physics) magnetic flux density
8. (Chess & Draughts) chess bishop
9. (on Brit pencils, signifying degree of softness of lead) black: B; 2B; 3B. Compare H5
10. (General Physics) physics Also: b bel
11. (Nuclear Physics) physics baryon number
12. (Currencies) balboa
13. (Currencies) belga
14. (Currencies) bolívar
15. (Photography) photog B-setting
16. (Sociology)
a. a person whose job is in middle management, or who holds an intermediate administrative or professional position
b. (as modifier): a B worker. See also occupation groupings
abbreviation for
(Automotive Engineering) Belgium (international car registration)

B, b

(bi)

n., pl. Bs B's, bs b's.
1. the second letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
2. any spoken sound represented by this letter.
3. something shaped like a B.
4. a written or printed representation of the letter B or b.

B

Chess. bishop.

B


Symbol.
1. the second in order or in a series.
2. (sometimes l.c.) a grade or mark indicating that academic work, a product, etc., is good but not of the highest quality.
3. a major blood group. See ABO system.
4.
a. the seventh tone of the ascending C major scale.
b. a tonality having B as the tonic.
5. boron.
6. magnetic induction.
7. a designation for a motion picture made on a low budget.

B.

1. bachelor.
2. bacillus.
3. Baseball. base; baseman.
4. bay.
5. Bible.
6. bolivar.
7. book.
8. born.
9. breadth.
10. British.
11. brother.
12. brotherhood.

b.

1. bachelor.
2. bale.
3. bass.
4. basso.
5. bay.
6. billion.
7. blend of; blended.
8. book.
9. born.
10. breadth.
11. brother.

B-

(in designations of aircraft) bomber: B-29.

B

The symbol for boron.

B

A member of the second highest grouping into which society is divided by occupation, typically a person in middle management, or in the intermediate ranks of an administrative or professional occupation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.B - aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacteriumB - aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil
anthrax bacillus, Bacillus anthracis - a species of bacillus that causes anthrax in humans and in animals (cattle and swine and sheep and rabbits and mice and guinea pigs); can be used a bioweapon
Bacillus globigii, Bacillus subtilis, grass bacillus, hay bacillus - a species of bacillus found in soil and decomposing organic matter; some strains produce antibiotics
Yersinia pestis - a bacillus bacterium that causes the plague; aerosolized bacteria can be used as a bioweapon
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
genus Bacillus - type genus of the Bacillaceae; includes many saprophytes important in decay of organic matter and a number of parasites
2.B - originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitaminsB - originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins
choline - a B-complex vitamin that is a constituent of lecithin; essential in the metabolism of fat
inositol - an optically inactive alcohol that is a component of the vitamin B complex
pantothen, pantothenic acid - a vitamin of the vitamin B complex that performs an important role in the oxidation of fats and carbohydrates and certain amino acids; occurs in many foods
water-soluble vitamin - any vitamin that is soluble in water
aneurin, antiberiberi factor, thiamin, thiamine, vitamin B1 - a B vitamin that prevents beriberi; maintains appetite and growth
antipernicious anemia factor, cobalamin, cyanocobalamin, vitamin B12 - a B vitamin that is used to treat pernicious anemia
hepatoflavin, lactoflavin, ovoflavin, riboflavin, vitamin B2, vitamin G - a B vitamin that prevents skin lesions and weight loss
adermin, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine, pyridoxine, vitamin B6 - a B vitamin that is essential for metabolism of amino acids and starch
folacin, folate, folic acid, pteroylglutamic acid, pteroylmonoglutamic acid, vitamin Bc, vitamin M - a B vitamin that is essential for cell growth and reproduction
niacin, nicotinic acid - a B vitamin essential for the normal function of the nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract
biotin, vitamin H - a B vitamin that aids in body growth
3.B - a trivalent metalloid elementB - a trivalent metalloid element; occurs both in a hard black crystal and in the form of a yellow or brown powder
chemical element, element - any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
borax - an ore of boron consisting of hydrated sodium borate; used as a flux or cleansing agent
kernite - a light soft mineral consisting of hydrated sodium borate in crystalline form; an important source of boron
4.B - a logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibelsB - a logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels
sound unit - any acoustic unit of measurement
5.b - (physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle presents to another as a target for an encounter
atomic physics, nuclear physics, nucleonics - the branch of physics that studies the internal structure of atomic nuclei
area unit, square measure - a system of units used to measure areas
6.B - the 2nd letter of the Roman alphabetb - the 2nd letter of the Roman alphabet
Latin alphabet, Roman alphabet - the alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans which serves for writing most of the languages of western Europe
alphabetic character, letter of the alphabet, letter - the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters"
7.B - the blood group whose red cells carry the B antigenB - the blood group whose red cells carry the B antigen
blood group, blood type - human blood cells (usually just the red blood cells) that have the same antigens
Translations

B

b [biː]
A. N
1. (= letter) → B f, b f
B for BertieB de Burgos
number 7b (in house numbers) → número 7b
2. (Mus) Bsi m
B major/minorsi mayor/menor
B sharp/flatsi sostenido/bemol
3. (Scol) → notable m
B. CPD B road N (Brit) → carretera f comarcal or secundaria

B

b [ˈbiː] n
(= letter) → B, b m
B for Benjamin, B for Baker (US)B comme Berthe
(= mark) → bien, B
I got a B- → j'ai eu 14
I got a B+ → j'ai eu 16
(= musical note) B → si m B-road

B

, b
nB nt, → b nt; (Sch: as a mark) → zwei, gut; (Mus) → H nt, → h nt; B flatB nt, → b nt; B sharpHis nt, → his nt ? natural

b

abbr of borngeb.

B

b [biː] n
a. (letter) → B, b f or m inv
b. (Mus) → si m
c. (Scol) (mark) → 8 (buono)
B for Benjamin (Am) B for Baker → B come Bologna
References in classic literature ?
Very serious consideration was given to the question whether it would be better to put A in B's place and B in D's, or on the contrary to put D in A's place, and so on- as if anything more than A's or B's satisfaction depended on this.
Here are B's at five months, and also at seven months.
Now take these two pantographs of B's autograph, marked five months and seven months.
A was put into B's cradle in the nursery; B was transferred to the kitchen and became a Negro and a slave [Sensation-- confusion of angry ejaculations]--but within a quarter of an hour he will stand before you white and free
the-- Look here, if A broke B's head, then A's girl was a pretty girl; but if B broke A's head, then A's girl wasn't a pretty girl, but B's girl was.
That is, omitting Swinburne--Beowulf to Browning--I rather like the two B's myself.
In capital B's and H's most of the girls under Miss Peecher's tuition were half a year ahead of every other letter in the alphabet.
 HOUSE OWNER: The willingness of A to take care of B's money is
His capital B's and D's are exactly like mine; he dots all his small i's and crosses every t as he writes it.
Eight weeks passed away like this, and I had written about Abbots and Archery and Armour and Architecture and Attica, and hoped with diligence that I might get on to the B's before very long.
com)-- Suzie B's Plumbing today announced the launch of www.
Sew the A's, B's and C's together as shown to make a section 1.