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Webster 1913 Edition


Baa

Baa

(bä)
,
Verb.
I.
[Cf. G.
bäen
; an imitative word.]
To cry baa, or bleat as a sheep.
He treble
baas
for help, but none can get.
Sir P. Sidney.

Baa

(bä)
,
Noun.
;
pl.
Baas
(bäz)
.
[Cf. G.
bä
.]
The cry or bleating of a sheep; a bleat.

Webster 1828 Edition


Baa

B'AA

,
Noun.
The cry or appropriate bleating of sheep.

B'AA

,
Verb.
I.
To cry or bleat as sheep.

Definition 2022


baa

baa

See also: BAA, baaʼ, ba'a, bää, , and bąą

English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): [bɑː]
  • (US) IPA(key): [bæ], [bɑ]
  • IPA(key): [bæ̰ː], [bæ̰ˀæ̰ˀæ̰ˀæ̰ˀ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑː
  • Homophones: bah, bar (in some pronunciations)
Audio of a bleating sheep, the animal sound that "baa" is based on.

Noun

baa (plural baas)

  1. (onomatopoeia) The characteristic cry or bleating of a sheep.
Synonyms
Translations

Interjection

baa

  1. (onomatopoeia) The characteristic cry of a sheep.
Translations

Verb

baa (third-person singular simple present baas, present participle baaing, simple past and past participle baaed)

  1. To make the characteristic cry of a sheep.
    He treble baas for help, but none can get. - Sir Philip Sidney
Translations

Etymology 2

From Arabic بَاء (bāʾ).

Noun

baa (plural baas)

  1. The letter ب in the Arabic script.

Anagrams


Gamilaraay

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /baː/

Noun

baa

  1. hip

References

  • Gamilaraay Yuwaalaraay Yuwaalayaay Dictionary 2003

Manx

Noun

baa f

  1. genitive singular of booa

Mutation

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
baa vaa maa
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Navajo

Postposition

baa

  1. about him/her/it/them
  2. to him/her/it/them
  3. into him/her/it/them
    baa níʼą́ — I gave it to him

Usage notes

In pronunciation, the postposition baa is assimilated by an initial yi- of a following verb to make beei-: baa yishdloh = /beeishdloh/ (I am laughing at him). This does not affect the spelling, however.

Inflection


Shoshone

Alternative forms

Noun

baa

  1. (Eastern Shoshone) water

References