bis

bis

1 [bis]

Origin:
1810–20; < Italian < Latin; OL duis twice

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bis

2 [bis]
noun
a sheer, often embroidered linen, used in the manufacture of altar cloths.
Also, bisso.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin byssus byssus

B.I.S.

1.
Bank for International Settlements.
2.
British Information Services.

bi

[bahy]
adjective, noun, plural bis, bi's.
Slang. bisexual.

Origin:
by shortening

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bi1 (baɪ)
 
adj, —n
slang bisexual short for bisexual

bi2
 
the internet domain name for
Burundi

Bi
 
the chemical symbol for
bismuth

bis (bɪs)
 
adv
1.  twice; for a second time (used in musical scores to indicate a part to be repeated)
 
sentence substitute
2.  encore! again!
 
[C19: via Italian from Latin, from Old Latin duis]

BIS
 
abbreviation for
1.  Bank for International Settlements: an institution, based in Basel, Switzerland, that accepts deposits, makes loans for national central banks, and assists in offsetting speculative movements of funds between the major currencies; set up in 1930
2.  Bosnia-Herzegovina (international car registration)

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bi
1956, colloquial abbreviation of bisexual (see bisexuality).
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Bi
The symbol for the element bismuth.

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Bi  
The symbol for bismuth.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
bi
Bislama
Bi
  1. bisexual

  2. bismuth

BI
  1. background information

  2. bodily injury

  3. built-in

BIS
  1. Bank for International Settlements

  2. Brain Injury Society

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