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ˈboʊ əBOA

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. feather boa, boanoun

    a long thin fluffy scarf of feathers or fur

  2. boanoun

    any of several chiefly tropical constrictors with vestigial hind limbs


  1. boanoun

    Any of a group of large American snakes, of the genus Boa, including the boa constrictor, the emperor boa of Mexico, and the chevalier boa of Peru.

  2. boanoun

    A type of scarf typically made from feathers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boanoun

    a genus of large American serpents, including the boa constrictor, the emperor boa of Mexico (B. imperator), and the chevalier boa of Peru (B. eques)

  2. Boanoun

    a long, round fur tippet; -- so called from its resemblance in shape to the boa constrictor

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Boa

    bō′a, n. a genus of serpents which includes the largest species of serpents (the Boa-Constric′tor), which kill their prey by constriction or pressure: a long serpent-like coil of fur, feathers, or the like, worn round the neck by ladies. [Perh. conn. with L. bos, an ox.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. boa

    Any one of the fat cables that lurk under the floor in a dinosaur pen. Possibly so called because they display a ferocious life of their own when you try to lay them straight and flat after they have been coiled for some time. It is rumored within IBM that channel cables for the 370 are limited to 200 feet because beyond that length the boas get dangerous — and it is worth noting that one of the major cable makers uses the trademark ‘Anaconda’.

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  1. abo , ABO

  2. AOB, a.o.b.

  3. bao

  4. oba, Oba.

  5. A.o.b.

  6. Abo

  7. AOB

  8. Oba

  9. Oba.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BOA in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BOA in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of BOA in a Sentence

  1. Jorge Perez:

    For any emergency, they are taking us to Brazil - it's embarrassing; the hospital of Boa Vista is full of Venezuelan patients.

  2. Steve Warren:

    Essentially, they encircle the city, almost like a boa constrictor, and they will then squeeze in closer and closer into that city until eventually they are able to finally clear it, as we saw in Ramadi.

  3. Allen Ginsberg:

    Democracy! Bah! When I hear that word I reach for my feather Boa!

  4. Steve Warren:

    They encircle the city almost like a boa constrictor.

  5. Morrow Mayo:

    Here is an artificial city which has been pumped up under forced draught, inflated like a balloon, stuffed with rural humanity like a goose with corn...endeavoring to eat up this too rapid avalanche of anthropoids, the sunshine metropolis heaves and strains, sweats and becomes pop-eyed, like a young boa constrictor trying to swallow a goat. It has never imparted an urban character to its incoming population for the simple reason that it has never had any character to impart. On the other hand, the place has the manners, culture and general outlook of a huge country village.

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