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bantam Explained

bantam at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['bæntəm]

bantam at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1749, after Bantam, former Dutch residency in Java, from which the small domestic fowl were said to have been first imported. Extension to "small person" is 1837. As a weight class in boxing, it is attested from 1884. ///

bantam at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1700-1800; Origin: Bantam place in Java from where the birds were thought to have been brought to Europe]// a type of small chicken//

Bantam at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Former city and sultanate, Java. It was located at the W end of Java between the Java Sea and the Indian Ocean. In the early 16th cent. it became a powerful Muslim sultanate, which extended its control over parts of Sumatra and Borneo. Invaded by the Dutch, Portuguese, and British, it ultimately recognized Dutch sovereignty in 1684. The city was Java's most important port for the European spice trade until its harbor silted up in the late 18th cent. It suffered severely from the eruption of Krakatau in 1883.

bantam at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

46 Moby Thesaurus words for "bantam":
arch, baby, baby-sized, banty, button, chit, compact, diminutive,
duodecimo, featherweight, fingerling, handy, lightweight, little,
malapert, mini, miniature, miniaturized, minikin, minimal, minnow,
minny, minuscule, monkey, mouse, nubbin, peewee, pert, petite,
pocket, pocket-sized, pony, runt, shrimp, slip, small fry,
small-scale, snip, snippet, subminiature, tit, toy, twelvemo,
vest-pocket, wart, wisp

Bantam at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Bantam \Ban"tam\, n.
A variety of small barnyard fowl, with feathered legs,
probably brought from Bantam, a district of Java.

bantam at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

bantam
adj : very small; "diminutive in stature"; "a lilliputian chest of
drawers"; "her petite figure"; "tiny feet"; "the
flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy"
[syn: {diminutive}, {lilliputian}, {midget}, {petite},
{tiny}, {flyspeck}]
n : any of various small breeds

bantam at English (WD) Of Explained:

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English

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » nl Category: w - :Bantam (city)|Bantam (a city in Java)

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
  • any of several small chickens, especially one that is a miniature version of another

    Derived terms

    * bantamweight

    Adjective

    Inter: en-ad » j

  • small or miniature
    1. spirited or aggressive

      Anagrams

      * batman, Batman


    Translation: fr » bantam
    Translation: id » bantam
    Translation: my » bantam
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    Translation: ta » bantam
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    Translation: zh » bantam

  • Bantam at English (WD) Of Explained:

    ==English==

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: socce » r someone connected with Category: w - :Bradford City A.F.C|Bradford City A.F.C, as a fan, player, coach etc.

    Anagrams

    * batman, Batman

  • Translation: es » Bantam
    Translation: id » Bantam