Words starting with b

Words and definitions

Meaning of Backhand

Backhand means: Sloping from left to right; -- said of handwriting.

Meaning of Backhand

Backhand means: Backhanded; indirect; oblique.

Meaning of Backhanded

Backhanded means: With the hand turned backward; as, a backhanded blow.

Meaning of Backhanded

Backhanded means: Indirect; awkward; insincere; sarcastic; as, a backhanded compliment.

Meaning of Backhanded

Backhanded means: Turned back, or inclining to the left; as, a backhanded letters.

Meaning of Backhandedness

Backhandedness means: State of being backhanded; the using of backhanded or indirect methods.

Meaning of Backhander

Backhander means: A backhanded blow.

Meaning of Backhouse

Backhouse means: A building behind the main building. Specifically: A privy; a necessary.

Meaning of Backing

Backing means: The act of moving backward, or of putting or moving anything backward.

Meaning of Backing

Backing means: That which is behind, and forms the back of, anything, usually giving strength or stability.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zoantharia

Zoantharia means: Same as Anthozoa.

Meaning of Zoanthacea

Zoanthacea means: A suborder of Actinaria, including Zoanthus and allied genera, which are permanently attached by their bases.

Meaning of Zizel

Zizel means: The suslik.

Meaning of Zizania

Zizania means: A genus of grasses including Indian rice. See Indian rice, under Rice.

Meaning of Zittern

Zittern means: See Cittern.

Meaning of Zither

Zither means: An instrument of music used in Austria and Germany. It has from thirty to forty wires strung across a shallow sounding-board, which lies horizontally on a table before the performer, who uses both hands in playing on it. [Not to be confounded with the old lute-shaped cittern, or cithern.]

Meaning of Zirconoid

Zirconoid means: A double eight-sided pyramid, a form common with tetragonal crystals; -- so called because this form often occurs in crystals of zircon.

Meaning of Zircono

Zircono means: See Zirco-.

Meaning of Zirconium

Zirconium means: A rare element of the carbon-silicon group, intermediate between the metals and nonmetals, obtained from the mineral zircon as a dark sooty powder, or as a gray metallic crystalline substance. Symbol Zr. Atomic weight, 90.4.

Meaning of Zirconic

Zirconic means: Pertaining to, containing, or resembling, zirconium; as, zirconic oxide; zirconic compounds.

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