Words starting with b

Words and definitions

Meaning of Backing

Backing means: Support or aid given to a person or cause.

Meaning of Backing

Backing means: The preparation of the back of a book with glue, etc., before putting on the cover.

Meaning of Backjoint

Backjoint means: A rebate or chase in masonry left to receive a permanent slab or other filling.

Meaning of Backlash

Backlash means: The distance through which one part of connected machinery, as a wheel, piston, or screw, can be moved without moving the connected parts, resulting from looseness in fitting or from wear; also, the jarring or reflex motion caused in badly fitting machinery by irregularities in velocity or a reverse of motion.

Meaning of Backless

Backless means: Without a back.

Meaning of Backlog

Backlog means: A large stick of wood, forming the back of a fire on the hearth.

Meaning of Backpiece

Backpiece means: Alt. of Backplate

Meaning of Backplate

Backplate means: A piece, or plate which forms the back of anything, or which covers the back; armor for the back.

Meaning of Backrack

Backrack means: Alt. of Backrag

Meaning of Backrag

Backrag means: See Bacharach.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zirconia

Zirconia means: The oxide of zirconium, obtained as a white powder, and possessing both acid and basic properties. On account of its infusibility, and brilliant luminosity when incandescent, it is used as an ingredient of sticks for the Drummomd light.

Meaning of Zirconate

Zirconate means: A salt of zirconic acid.

Meaning of Zircona

Zircona means: Zirconia.

Meaning of Zircon

Zircon means: A mineral occurring in tetragonal crystals, usually of a brown or gray color. It consists of silica and zirconia. A red variety, used as a gem, is called hyacinth. Colorless, pale-yellow or smoky-brown varieties from Ceylon are called jargon.

Meaning of Zircofluoride

Zircofluoride means: A double fluoride of zirconium and hydrogen, or some other positive element or radical; as, zircofluoride of sodium.

Meaning of Zirco-

Zirco- means: A combining form (also used adjectively) designating zirconium as an element of certain double compounds; zircono-; as in zircofluoric acid, sodium zircofluoride.

Meaning of Ziphioid

Ziphioid means: See Xiphioid.

Meaning of Zion

Zion means: The heavenly Jerusalem; heaven.

Meaning of Zion

Zion means: Hence, the theocracy, or church of God.

Meaning of Zion

Zion means: A hill in Jerusalem, which, after the capture of that city by the Israelites, became the royal residence of David and his successors.

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