Grammar. a compound noun or adjective consisting of two constituents, the first of which is adjectival and describes the person or object denoted by the second, which is nominal: the compound as a whole denotes or describes a person or object having what is denoted by the second element, as bonehead, heavy-handed, redcoat.
a class of compound words consisting of two elements the first of which is a specific feature of the second
a compound word of this type, such as hunchback, bluebell, highbrow
a yellow mist occurring in eastern China and Japan during the spring and fall, caused by dust from the interior of China. Contemporary Examples When bai refused her proposal, he contends, the so-called Taliban fiancé concocted the rape story to cast blame on bai. Afghanistan’s Rape Crisis: Villagers Fear U.S.-Backed Militias Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau […]
a city in NW Romania.
an ancient resort city in SW Italy, near Naples: villas of Caesar, Nero, and Pompey. Historical Examples At a fête given by Nero at Baiae the sum of four millions of sesterces or about 20,000l. was incurred for roses. Flowers and Flower-Gardens David Lester Richardson Since our return from Baiae, I have had more to […]
bidarka. a sealskin boat used by Aleuts and southern Alaskan Eskimos. Historical Examples The small boat is called by the natives kyak, and by the Russians baidarka. The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 1 Hubert Howe Bancroft The baidarka is about sixteen feet in length, and two feet in width at the middle, tapering […]