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Webster 1913 Edition


Bac

Bac

,
Noun.
[F. See
Back
a vat.]
1.
A broad, flat-bottomed ferryboat, usually worked by a rope.
2.
A vat or cistern. See 1st
Back
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Bac

BAC

or BACK, n.
1.
In navigation, a ferry-boat or praam.
2.
In brewing, a large flat tub, or vessel, in which wort is cooled before boiling; hence called a cooler.
3.
In distilleries, a vessel into which the liquor to be fermented is pumped, from the cooler, in order to be worked with the yeast.

Definition 2022


bac

bac

See also: BAC, bác, Bác, bắc, Bắc, bạc, -bac-, and Appendix:Variations of "bac"

English

Noun

bac (plural bacs)

  1. A broad, flat-bottomed ferryboat, usually worked by a rope.
  2. A vat or cistern.

Anagrams


Albanian

Etymology

From Proto-Albanian *batja.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [bat͡s]

Noun

bac ?

  1. elder brother
  2. uncle

Catalan

Noun

bac m (plural bacs)

  1. ferry

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bak/

Etymology 1

Ultimately from Late Latin baccarium

Noun

bac m (plural bacs)

  1. ferry
  2. vat
Derived terms
  • bac à chat (litter box)

Etymology 2

Apocopic form of baccalauréat.

Noun

bac m (plural bacs)

  1. high school exit exam
Related terms

Anagrams


Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish bacc (angle, bend, corner; mattock, grub-hoe, bill-hook; hindrance, act of hindering).

The verb is from Old Irish baccaid (hinders, prevents, impairs; lames), from the noun.

Pronunciation

Noun

bac m (genitive singular baic, nominative plural baic)

  1. barrier, block, balk, hindrance
  2. bottleneck, trap
  3. blocking, obstruction
  4. constraint, handicap, impediment, encumbrance
  5. stop
  6. mattock
  7. bend (in river, etc.)
  8. (door-)step
  9. (law) stay (of proceedings)

Declension

Derived terms

Verb

bac (present analytic bacann, future analytic bacfaidh, verbal noun bacadh, past participle bactha) (transitive, intransitive)

  1. obstruct, balk, hinder
  2. impede, block, clog
  3. pre-empt
  4. bind
  5. foul
  6. (with le) interfere, meddle with
  7. heed

Conjugation

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bac bhac mbac
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References


Lojban

Rafsi

bac

  1. rafsi of bancu.

Romanian

Noun

bac

  1. ferry

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish baccaid (hinders, prevents, impairs; lames), from bacc (angle, bend, corner; mattock, grub-hoe, bill-hook; hindrance, act of hindering).

Verb

bac (past bhac, future bacaidh, verbal noun bacadh, past participle bacte)

  1. prevent, hinder, obstruct, restrain

Derived terms

Noun

bac m (genitive singular baca or baic, plural bacan)

  1. delay, obstacle, hindrance
  2. peat bank
  3. sandbank