manner of behaving or acting.
Psychology, Animal Behavior.
observable activity in a human or animal.
the aggregate of responses to internal and external stimuli.
a stereotyped, species-specific activity, as a courtship dance or startle reflex.
Often, behaviors. a behavior pattern.
the action or reaction of any material under given circumstances:
the behavior of tin under heat.
Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood George MacDonald
The Merry Wives of Windsor William Shakespeare
Cinderella Jane Marjorie Benton Cooke
manner of behaving or conducting oneself
on one’s best behaviour, behaving with careful good manners
the aggregate of all the responses made by an organism in any situation
a specific response of a certain organism to a specific stimulus or group of stimuli
the action, reaction, or functioning of a system, under normal or specified circumstances
see: on one’s best behavior
to cut off the head of; kill or execute by decapitation. Geology. (of a pirate stream) to divert the headwaters of (a river, stream, etc.). Contemporary Examples ISIS Has a Bigger Coalition Than We Do Michael Daly October 14, 2014 Historical Examples Little Fuzzy Henry Beam Piper verb (transitive) to remove the head from; decapitate […]
an animal, perhaps the hippopotamus, mentioned in Job 40:15–24. any creature or thing of monstrous size or power: The army’s new tank is a behemoth. The cartel is a behemoth that small business owners fear. Contemporary Examples Which Bank Is the Worst? Gary Rivlin October 24, 2011 13 Celebrities Who Dissed Justin Bieber Kevin Fallon […]
of or derived from behenic acid; docosanoic.
- Behenic acid
a crystalline, saturated fatty acid, C 22 H 44 O 2 , obtained from plant sources, used chiefly in the manufacture of cosmetics, waxes, and plasticizers.