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You can make 8 words from 'bao' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

3 letters words from 'bao'

ABO 5BAO 5
BOA 5OBA 5

2 letters words from 'bao'

AB 4BA 4
BO 4OB 4

All 3 letters words made out of bao

bao abo boa oba aob oab

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Definitions and meaning of bao

bao

Alternative forms

  • bau

Etymology 1

From Mandarin (bāo) and Cantonese (baau1)

Noun

bao (countable and uncountable, plural baos)

  1. Any of various types of steamed bread or bun used in Chinese cuisine
Synonyms
  • See Thesaurus:dim sum
Translations
See also
  • Baozi on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Etymology 2

From Swahili bao.

Noun

bao (uncountable)

  1. A mancala board game played in East Africa.
See also
  • Bao (mancala game) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • A/B/O, ABO, AOB, Abo, OAB, OBA, Oba., a.o.b., abo, boa, oba

Asi

Noun

bao

  1. tortoise; turtle

Cebuano

Pronunciation

  • (General Cebuano) IPA(key): /ˈbaʔoʔ/
  • Rhymes: -oʔ
  • Hyphenation: ba‧o

Noun

bao

  1. a tortoise
  2. a turtle

Hiligaynon

Noun

baó

  1. tortoise, turtle

Ilocano

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: ba‧ó
  • IPA(key): /baˈʔu/, [bɐˈʔo]

Noun

baó

  1. mouse

Derived terms

  • baoen

Mandarin

Romanization

bao

  1. Nonstandard spelling of bāo.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of báo.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of bǎo.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of bào.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Mansaka

Etymology 1

Akin to Maranao bao'o.

Noun

bao

  1. turtle

Etymology 2

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bahu.

Noun

baò

  1. smell

Marshallese

Pronunciation

  • (phonetic) IPA(key): [pˠɑːɔ], (enunciated) [pˠɑ wɔ]
  • (phonemic) IPA(key): /pˠæɰwɛw/
  • Bender phonemes: {bahwew}

Noun

bao

  1. bird
  2. chicken
  3. fowl

References

  • Marshallese–English Online Dictionary

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbao/, [ˈba.o]

Noun

bao m (plural baos)

  1. bao (Chinese bread)

Further reading

  • “bao” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Swahili

Pronunciation

Noun

bao (ma class, plural mabao)

  1. board (piece of wood)
  2. goal
    Synonym: goli
  3. board game
  4. a traditional Swahili mancala board game played in most of East Africa

Tagalog

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: ba‧o
  • IPA(key): /ˈbaʔo/, [ˈbɐʔo]

Etymology 1

Noun

bao

  1. coconut shell stripped of its husk and meat
  2. (anatomy) cranium
    Synonym: bao ng ulo
Derived terms

Etymology 2

See main entry.

Noun

bao

  1. Alternative form of balo (widow; widower)
Derived terms
  • pagkabao

Ternate

Etymology

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈba.o]

Noun

bao

  1. a water current

References

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

Venetian

Noun

bao m (plural bai)

  1. worm
  2. bug

Derived terms

  • baéto

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [ʔɓaːw˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [ʔɓaːw˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [ʔɓaːw˧˧]

Etymology 1

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Noun

(classifier cái, chiếc) bao

  1. bag; sack; pack
  2. box; packet
Derived terms
See also
  • bị; túi

Verb

bao

  1. to enclose; to envelope; to cover
  2. to guarantee; to assure
  3. to take on everything; to undertake (the whole of) something as someone's proxy
  4. to treat; to pay (for someone else); to foot the bill; to cover (someone else); to stand

Derived terms

Etymology 2

Determiner

bao

  1. (literary) so many
See also
  • bao giờ
  • bao nhiêu

Waray-Waray

Noun

baó

  1. turtle; tortoise

Source: wiktionary.org