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Meaning of "bison" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BISON

From Latin bisōn, of Germanic origin; related to Old English wesand, Old Norse vīsundr.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BISON

bison  [ˈbaɪsən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BISON

noun
adjective
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adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Bison is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BISON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Bison

Bison are large, even-toed ungulates in the genus Bison within the subfamily Bovinae. There are two extant and four extinct species recognized. Of the four extinct species, three were North American: Bison antiquus, B. latifrons, and B. occidentalis. The fourth, Bison priscus, ranged across steppe environments from Western Europe, through Central Asia, and onto North America. There are two surviving species: the American bison, Bison bison, found only in North America, is the most numerous. The North American species is composed of two subspecies, the plains bison, Bison bison bison, and the wood bison, Bison bison athabascae, which is the namesake of Wood Buffalo National Park in Canada. The European bison Bison bonasus, or wisent is found in Europe and the Caucasus, re-introduced after being extinct in the wild. While all bison species are usually grouped into their own genus, they are sometimes included in the closely related genus Bos, together with cattle, gaur, kouprey and yaks, with which bison have a limited ability to interbreed.

Definition of bison in the English dictionary

The definition of bison in the dictionary is Also called: American bison, buffalo. a member of the cattle tribe, Bison bison, formerly widely distributed over the prairies of W North America but now confined to reserves and parks, with a massive head, shaggy forequarters, and a humped back. Other definition of bison is Also called: wisent, European bison. a closely related and similar animal, Bison bonasus, formerly widespread in Europe.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BISON


Addison
ˈædɪsən
alison
ˈælɪsən
basin
ˈbeɪsən
christen
ˈkrɪsən
comparison
kəmˈpærɪsən
Dyson
ˈdaɪsən
Edison
ˈɛdɪsən
garrison
ˈɡærɪsən
grison
ˈɡraɪsən
Harrison
ˈhærɪsən
hyson
ˈhaɪsən
Jason
ˈdʒeɪsən
listen
ˈlɪsən
madison
ˈmædɪsən
mason
ˈmeɪsən
Morrison
ˈmɒrɪsən
Tennyson
ˈtɛnɪsən
Tyson
ˈtaɪsən
unison
ˈjuːnɪsən
vison
ˈvaɪsən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BISON

bismuth
bismuth glance
bismuthal
bismuthic
bismuthinite
bismuthous
bisnaga
bisociation
bisociative
bisontine
bisphosphonate
bisque
Bissau
bissextile
bisson
bist
bistable
bistate
bister

WORDS THAT END LIKE BISON

benison
caparison
cloison
county prison
degrees of comparison
imprison
intercomparison
liaison
livraison
minimum security prison
Murchison
Orbison
orison
parison
poison
prison
State prison
toison
trahison
venison

Synonyms and antonyms of bison in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «bison» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BISON

Find out the translation of bison to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of bison from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «bison» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

野牛
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bisontes
570 millions of speakers

English

bison
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बायसन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

البيسون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бизон
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bisonte
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বাইসন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bison
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bison
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

bison
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

バイソン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

들소
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bison
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

loại bò rừng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பைசன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बायसन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bizon
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

bisonte
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bizon
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бізон
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bizoni
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βίσονες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Bison
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bison
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bison
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of bison

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BISON»

The term «bison» is very widely used and occupies the 20.818 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BISON» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about bison

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4 QUOTES WITH «BISON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word bison.
1
Black Elk
To use the power of the bison, I had to perform that part of my vision for the people to see.
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Black Elk
I know now what this meant, that the bison were the gift of a good spirit and were our strength, but we should lose them, and from the same good spirit we must find another strength.
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Derrick Jensen
My great-grandmother grew up in a sod house in Nebraska. When she was a tiny girl - in other words, only four human generations ago - there were still enough wild bison on the Plains that she was afraid lightning storms would spook them and they would trample her home.
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Jenna McCarthy
What do women do when they get together? We sit around and talk! Men, not so much. My theory is that this difference is genetic and dates back to the hunter-gatherer societies, when the men had to be quiet as they hunted, lest they scare away the bison and then everyone starved to death and it was all their fault.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BISON»

Discover the use of bison in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to bison and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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flex & bison: Text Processing Tools
If you need to parse or process text data in Linux or Unix, this useful book explains how to use flex and bison to solve your problems quickly. flex & bison is the long-awaited sequel to the classic O'Reilly book, lex & yacc.
John Levine, 2009
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American Bison: A Natural History
A behavioral ecologist details the history of the American bison, covering such topics as bison physiology, conservation efforts, and the relationship of bison to neighbors including badgers, wolves, prairie dogs, and coyotes.
Dale F. Lott, 2002
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The Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, ...
This study examines the cultural and ecological causes of the near-extinction of the bison.
Andrew C. Isenberg, 2000
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When Worlds Collide
A runaway planet hurtles toward the earth.
Edwin Balmer, Philip Wylie, 2012
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Bones, Boats, and Bison
E. James Dixon dispels the stereotype of big-game hunters following mammoths across the Bering Land Bridge and paints a vivid picture of marine mammal hunters, fishers, and general foragers colonizing the New World.
E. James Dixon, 1999
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American Bison
Discusses the life cycle of the bison, its role in the settlement of the American West, and its near extinction.
Ruth Berman, 2008
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Bison Delights: Middle Eastern Cuisine, Western Style
Habeeb Salloum spent his childhood on the Saskatchewan prairies, the son of Syrian homesteaders who thrived during the depression and drought of the 1930s by growing the dryland crops of their homeland.
Habeeb Salloum, 2009
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Bison: Mating and Conservation in Small Populations
Bison: Mating and Conservation in Small Populations examines life and mating in small populations by using the North American Bison as a case study.
Joel Berger, Carol Cunningham, 1994
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The Summer Game
The author shares his funny, insightful vision into the game of baseball, discussing a wide variety of topics, from the birth of the Mets and the classic Pirates vs.
Roger Angell, 2004
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The Bison King: Convictions of the Courageous
The Bison King is a gripping real-life tale of injustice, malice, perseverance, and faith. The Bison King; the meaning of God's 'ninth' commandment, will never be so clear.
Kenneth Miller, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BISON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term bison is used in the context of the following news items.
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Brucellosis in bison greatly exaggerated
There has never been a case of brucellosis transmission from wild bison to cattle in natural conditions. Yet, since 1985, approximately 4,000 ... «Billings Gazette, Jul 15»
2
Two Bison, two Devils named TSWA All-State
Station Camp junior forward Elmer Cardoza and Bison junior defender Tanner Carter were selected in Class AAA. They helped the Bison to a ... «The Tennessean, Jul 15»
3
Bison-Nebraska Red goes 4-2, gains finals of Omaha tourney
Bison-Nebraska Red (17-and-under) went 4-2 and made the championship game before being ousted by Omaha Elite at the OSA River Cities ... «Lincoln Journal Star, Jul 15»
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Nightlife on the Prairie Saturday at the Sandsage Bison Range
Friends of Sandsage Bison Range is holding a Nightlife on the Prairie at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Sandsage Bison Range, 780 S. Old Hwy 83, ... «The Garden City Telegram, Jul 15»
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Five NDSU Women's Golfers Named WGCA All-American Scholars
The 2014-15 Bison compiled six top-five and 10 top-10 finishes, including a fourth place showing at The Summit League Women's Golf ... «NDSU Bison Athletics, Jul 15»
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Outdoor supper at Elk Island Park with chef Brad Smoliak. And bison.
The menu includes bison, and you'll also no doubt be able to glimpse the magnificent creatures on the hoof while you are at the park. «Edmonton Journal, Jul 15»
7
Bison thrive on the Illinois prairie; 14 calves born
The Chicago Tribune reports that after being reintroduced to the Nachusa Grasslands, there are obvious signs the bison are introducing ... «STLtoday.com, Jul 15»
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Bison bottleneck: Agenies try to spread out Yellowstone buffalo
Federal, state and tribal officials are negotiating to find a better way to spread out Yellowstone National Park bison that migrate north into the ... «Casper Star-Tribune Online, Jul 15»
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The Last Bison (minus one) makes some fireworks at The Parlor
Ben Hardesty used the word "bittersweet," so I guess I'll use it, too, to describe Saturday night's performance by The Last Bison at The Parlor on ... «Daily Press, Jul 15»
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Bison attacks at Yellowstone National Park lead to warnings
Bison have attacked four people at Yellowstone National Park so far this season, prompting the park to issue a reminder that visitors are ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Bison [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/bison>. Oct 2019 ».
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