Words starting with b

Words and definitions

Meaning of Backs

Backs means: Among leather dealers, the thickest and stoutest tanned hides.

Meaning of Backsaw

Backsaw means: A saw (as a tenon saw) whose blade is stiffened by an added metallic back.

Meaning of Backset

Backset means: A check; a relapse; a discouragement; a setback.

Meaning of Backset

Backset means: Whatever is thrown back in its course, as water.

Meaning of Backset

Backset means: To plow again, in the fall; -- said of prairie land broken up in the spring.

Meaning of Backsettler

Backsettler means: One living in the back or outlying districts of a community.

Meaning of Backsheesh

Backsheesh means: Alt. of Backshish

Meaning of Backshish

Backshish means: In Egypt and the Turkish empire, a gratuity; a "tip".

Meaning of Backside

Backside means: The hinder part, posteriors, or rump of a person or animal.

Meaning of Backsight

Backsight means: The reading of the leveling staff in its unchanged position when the leveling instrument has been taken to a new position; a sight directed backwards to a station previously occupied. Cf. Foresight, n., 3.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zinziberaceous

Zinziberaceous means: Same as Zingiberaceous.

Meaning of Zinsang

Zinsang means: The delundung.

Meaning of Zinnwaldite

Zinnwaldite means: A kind of mica containing lithium, often associated with tin ore.

Meaning of Zinnia

Zinnia means: Any plant of the composite genus Zinnia, Mexican herbs with opposite leaves and large gay-colored blossoms. Zinnia elegans is the commonest species in cultivation.

Meaning of Zinky

Zinky means: See Zincky.

Meaning of Zinkenite

Zinkenite means: A steel-gray metallic mineral, a sulphide of antimony and lead.

Meaning of Zink

Zink means: See Zinc.

Meaning of Zingiberaceous

Zingiberaceous means: Of or pertaining to ginger, or to a tribe (Zingibereae) of endogenous plants of the order Scitamineae. See Scitamineous.

Meaning of Zingel

Zingel means: A small, edible, freshwater European perch (Aspro zingel), having a round, elongated body and prominent snout.

Meaning of Zingaro

Zingaro means: A gypsy.

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