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bidding direction; command. [2 definitions]
biddy1 a hen or young chicken.
biddy2 (informal) a fussy or talkative old woman.
bide to stay or remain. [2 definitions]
bidentate having two teeth or toothlike extensions.
bide one's time to wait for an opportunity.
bidet a low, basin-shaped fixture, found esp. in France, used for washing the genital and anal areas.
biennial occurring every second year. [5 definitions]
bier a frame or stand on which a corpse, sometimes in a coffin, is laid prior to burial.
bifid cleft in two equal parts; forked.
bifocal in optics, having two focal lengths. [3 definitions]
bifurcate to divide into two branches. [2 definitions]
bifurcation the act or result of dividing into two branches, or the state of being so divided.
big large in size, number, extent, or weight. [7 definitions]
bigamous being married to two husbands or two wives simultaneously, or involving such a condition.
bigamy in law, the crime of marrying one person while still married to another.
big band a large jazz or dance band, esp. one of the 1930s and 1940s in the U.S., that combines arranged ensemble playing with solo improvisations. [2 definitions]
big bang theory the theory that the universe originated at a fixed point billions of years ago in a cosmic explosion of a mass of hydrogen atoms, and that it has been expanding ever since. (Cf. steady state theory.)
Big Ben the bell in the clock tower of the Parliament building in London. [2 definitions]
big brother an elder brother. [3 definitions]
Big Dipper part of the constellation Ursa Major, made up of its seven brightest stars and forming the shape of a ladle, or dipper.