one of the three Magi.
a wine bottle holding 13 quarts (12.3 liters).
a male given name.
Casper, Melchior, and Balthazar “presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.”
Keep Christmas Commercialized! P. J. O’Rourke December 5, 2014
Will breakfast at Balthazar bring sudden revelations about Millennials and Gen Xers and their taste in wheels?
Nationalism on Four Wheels Clive Irving October 17, 2014
Balthazar had given us eight crowns; there was one remaining of the common fund.
Letters of John Calvin, Volume I (of 4) Jules Bonnet
They had gained one of the roofless halls, when he encountered Balthazar.
Rookwood William Harrison Ainsworth
Little by little Balthazar’s eyes lost their fire and took the glaucous opaque tint which overspreads the eyes of old men.
The Alkahest Honore de Balzac
As a matter of fact the children are those of Balthazar Gerbier.
Six Centuries of Painting Randall Davies
Thus Balthazar obtained from William’s charity what Parma’s thrift had denied—a fund for carrying out his purpose.
The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume III.(of III) 1574-84 John Lothrop Motley
I have been made ridiculous by your measly little Balthazar—who should have been a man, sir!
Life on the Stage Clara Morris
Then she knocked gently on the door of communication, to assure herself that Balthazar had not fallen into abstraction.
The Alkahest Honore de Balzac
Moreover, there was Balthazar’s prediction that he was to be happy with her for long years.
Balzac Frederick Lawton
a wine bottle holding the equivalent of sixteen normal bottles (approximately 12 litres)
(in Christian tradition) one of the Magi, the others being Caspar and Melchior
masc. proper name, from French, from Latin, from Greek Baltasar, from Hebrew Belteshatztzar (Dan. x:1), from Babylonian Balat-shar-usur, literally “save the life of the king.”
noun real name Balthasar Klossowski de Rola. 1908–2001, French painter of Polish descent, noted esp for his paintings of adolescent girls Historical Examples They were violently shaken and then the dog slunk back to balthus’ side, his jaws crimson. Beyond the Black River Robert E. Howard Most of the frontiersmen were like balthus—more of the […]
noun a spicy Indian dish, stewed until most of the liquid has evaporated, and served in a woklike pot (as modifier): a balti house Historical Examples Nothing can beat the Sircar mule when he is in good condition, unless it is the balti and Ladaki coolie. The Unveiling of Lhasa Edmund Candler These seem to […]
of, near, or on the Baltic Sea. of or relating to the Baltic States. of or relating to a group of languages, as Latvian, Lithuanian, and Old Prussian, that constitute a branch of the Indo-European family. the Baltic branch of the Indo-European family of languages. Contemporary Examples Paul Krugman has an odd thing against the […]
- Baltic sea
a sea in N Europe, bounded by Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Germany. About 160,000 sq. mi. (414,000 sq. km). Contemporary Examples The Russian Air Force also flew additional sorties over the Baltic Sea with tactical strike fighters on Oct. 29. Are Russian Bombers Flying Nuclear Drills Near Europe—Or Just Testing NATO’s […]