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The fact is that as soon as they reach Baghdad gates, we will besiege them and slaughter them. Until now they have refused to do battle with us. They are just going places. One can describe them as a boa: when it feels threatened, it runs to somewhere else.
Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

Meaning of "boa" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BOA

From New Latin, from Latin: a large Italian snake, water snake.
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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 BOA

boa  [ˈbəʊə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BOA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Boa 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 BOA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of boa in the English dictionary

The definition of boa in the dictionary is any large nonvenomous snake of the family Boidae, most of which occur in Central and South America and the Caribbean. They have vestigial hind limbs and kill their prey by constriction. Other definition of boa is a woman's long thin scarf, usually of feathers or fur.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BOA


aloha
əˈləʊə
balboa
bælˈbəʊə
Beboer
ˈbiːˌbəʊə
blower
ˈbləʊə
crossbower
ˈkrɒsˌbəʊə
follower
ˈfɒləʊə
genoa
ˈdʒɛnəʊə
goa
ˈɡəʊə
Iowa
ˈaɪəʊə
jerboa
dʒɜːˈbəʊə
Lebowa
ləˈbəʊə
lower
ˈləʊə
moa
ˈməʊə
mower
ˈməʊə
noah
ˈnəʊə
Pessoa
pɛˈsəʊə
poa
ˈpəʊə
Samoa
səˈməʊə
Sinaloa
ˌsiːnəˈləʊə
Titanoboa
ˌtaɪtənəˈbəʊə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BOA

bo´s´n
boa constrictor
Boa Vista
boab
Boabdil
BOAC
Boadicea
boak
Boanerges
boar
boar-hunting
board
board bridge
board chairman
board foot
board game
board measure
board meeting
board member
board of directors

WORDS THAT END LIKE BOA

Alloa
American Samoa
Aotearoa
Bien Hoa
cocoa
feather boa
feijoa
koa
Krakatoa
Lisboa
Mauna Loa
Nova Lisboa
proa
protozoa
spermatozoa
stoa
varroa
Western Samoa
whoa
zoa

Synonyms and antonyms of boa in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «boa» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BOA

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

Translator English - Chinese

蟒蛇
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

boa
570 millions of speakers

English

boa
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बोआ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أفعى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

боа
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

boa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অজগর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

boa
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Boa
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

boa
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ボア
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

보아
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Boa
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

con trăn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

போ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बोआ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

boa yılanı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

boa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

boa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

боа
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

boa
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

boa
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

boa
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

boa
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

boa
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of boa

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BOA»

The term «boa» is very widely used and occupies the 4.860 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BOA» OVER TIME

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

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6 QUOTES WITH «BOA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word boa.
1
Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
The fact is that as soon as they reach Baghdad gates, we will besiege them and slaughter them. Until now they have refused to do battle with us. They are just going places. One can describe them as a boa: when it feels threatened, it runs to somewhere else.
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Tim Cahill
Right whales, for all their size, are surprisingly athletic. They roll, they slap their flukes, they lift their heads out of the water in a move known as a spy hop. They find playthings and are particularly fond of swimming repeatedly through clumps of seaweed, which slides over them like a feathered boa.
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Noel Coward
Success took me to her bosom like a maternal boa constrictor.
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Allen Ginsberg
Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!
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Geri Halliwell
I have been wearing black, which was a reaction to the Ginger thing. But now I have hopes and I can be anything. Tomorrow I might be naked with a feather boa, who knows?
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Stevie Nicks
He and I were about as compatible as a rat and a boa constrictor.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BOA»

Discover the use of boa in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to boa and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Boa Constrictor Manual
Common diseases and disorders are thoroughly covered, with IBD, an epidemic viral disease in captive boas, discussed in great detail. All subspecies and many of the currently bred pattern and colour morphs can be found in this book.
Philippe De Vosjoli, Roger Klingenberg, Jeff Ronne, 2001
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Cults, World Religions and the Occult
The revised and expanded version of the best-selling Cults, World Religions, and You--the history of various religious movements, the distinctive teachings of each, and how you can respond to these religious falsehoods.
Kenneth Boa, 1990
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I'm Glad You Asked
These in-depth answers to Christianity's difficult questions will help the reader learn how to be an able defender of the faith.
Kenneth Boa, 1995
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Conformed to His Image
A textbook that offers a comprehensive, balanced, and applicable approach to what it really means to know Christ by presenting a variety of pathways in the spiritual life and showing how each of these pathways can contribute to the dynamic ...
Kenneth D. Boa, 2009
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Don't Feed the Babysitter to Your Boa Constrictor: 43 ...
"Discusses rules that are so ridiculous you will never follow them."--From source other than the Library of Congress
Deborah Zemke, 2006
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The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash
Jimmy's boa constrictor wreaks havoc on the class trip to a farm.
Trinka Hakes Noble, Steven Kellogg, 1980
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Boa Constrictors
Explore the fascinating lives of rain forest animaals in this colorful series.
Helen Frost, 2006
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Boa Constrictors
"A brief introduction to boa constrictors, including their habitat, food, and life cycle"--Provided by publisher.
Joanne Mattern, 2008
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Boa Constrictors
Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, and behavior of boa constrictors.
Mary Ann McDonald, James Martin, 1996
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The Perfect Leader
Ken Boa hits the mark.
Ken Boa, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BOA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term boa is used in the context of the following news items.
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BoA says impervious cover can stay
Though it attached lectures and conditions, the Board of Adjustment has ruled that a Brykerwoods home can keep its impervious cover. «Austin Monitor, Jul 15»
2
St. Thomas Police Investigate After Woman Spotted Walking With …
Officers say they went out to investigate and found a 19-year-old woman walking with her very large red-tail boa constrictor. The young woman ... «Am980 London News, Jul 15»
3
Calgary woman finds a boa constrictor in her kitchen
A Calgary woman woke from her first night in a new house to learn she had an unexpected roommate: a metre-long boa constrictor snake, ... «CTV News, Jul 15»
4
Woman moving into Calgary apartment is greeted by four-foot long …
A woman who'd just taken possession of her north Calgary apartment awoke to find a 4-ft. common boa constrictor in her kitchen Monday, said ... «Calgary Sun, Jul 15»
5
BoA teases for her upcoming special solo concert 'NOWNESS'!
Remember when BoA was announced to be the first female idol to perform at the prestigious 'Sejong Center for Performing Arts'? That is one ... «allkpop, Jul 15»
6
PASO president calls on BOA
In turn the BASA officials thanked BOA president Steve Stoute for the BOA's ongoing support of aquatic sport in Barbados. Dr Maglione, who ... «Nation News, Jul 15»
7
Nashua BOA committee delays vote on Vitale nomination to zoning …
NASHUA – Aldermen want a legal opinion on whether deliberations on former alderman Kathryn Vitale's nomination to a full seat on the zoning ... «Nashua Telegraph, Jul 15»
8
Cannes You Believe It? Vice Partners with Pintrest and BOA; Xaxis …
Vice Media's founder Shane Smith participated in a talk hosted by MediaLink, at the Pinterest Porch, a pop-up base for the company at the ... «ADOTAS, Jul 15»
9
North East's top 5 pet escapes from a boa constrictor in Stanley to a …
The 18 inch rainbow boa constrictor slipped away from its owner's house in Ladysmith Court, South Stanley, Durham in early January of that ... «ChronicleLive, Jun 15»
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Tero Marine Secures Boa Offshore Contract
TM Master will thus be the preferred fleet management solution for most of the offshore vessels in the Boa fleet, among them the newly named ... «MarineLink, Jun 15»

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